Huawei Y6p vs Realme C3: Which PHP 6K smartphone should you get?
Huawei has just launched its latest entry-level smartphone, the Y6p. It sports an HD display, triple rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery – all of which, the Realme C3 also has. With a similar price tag, we find it fitting to compare the Huawei Y6p with the Realme C3 to see which device people with a budget of PHP 6K should get.
|Huawei Y6p||Realme C3|
|6.3-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) IPS||6.5-inch HD+ 720 x 1600 IPS|
|-||Gorilla Glass 3|
|MediaTek MT6762R octa-core CPU||MediaTek Helio G70 octa-core CPU|
|IMG PowerVR GE8320 650 GPU||Mali G52 GPU|
|4GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|64GB storage||32GB storage|
|Up to 512GB via MicroSD||Up to 256GB via microSD|
|Triple rear cameras:|
|Triple rear cameras:
|8MP front camera||5MP front camera|
|4G LTE||4G VoLTE|
|WiFi 802.11 n||WiFi 802.11 n|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou|
|Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner||Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|Micro USB||Micro USB|
|Reverse charging||Reverse charging|
|EMUI 10.1 (Android 10)||Realme UI (ColorOS 7 based on Android 10)|
|5,000mAh battery||5,000mAh battery w/ 10W charging support|
|159.07 x 74.06 x 9.04 mm||164.4 x 8.95 x 7.5 mm|
|185 g||195 g|
Advantages of each smartphone:
- More RAM and storage
- Higher expandability
- Inclusion of an ultra-wide camera
- Higher resolution front camera
- Faster chipset
- Inclusion of a macro camera
- Reverse charging support
- Google Mobile Services
Both the Huawei Y6p and Realme C3 sport an HD+ IPS panel, with the former measuring 6.3 inches and the latter sporting 6.5 inches. Both devices also employ a teardrop-style notch to house the selfie cameras.
When it comes to protection, the Realme C3 features Gorilla Glass 3, while Huawei is yet to disclose any protection on the Y6p.
The Realme C3 is equipped with MediaTek’s recently released Helio G70 chipset, which offers users respectable performance for the price. It managed to score 181,968 in the AnTuTu V8 benchmark in our review.
The Huawei Y6p, on the other hand, comes with a MediaTek MT6762R chipset, which is a modified Helio P22 chipset. Kimovil reports it scores an AnTuTu V8 score fo around 95,000 points – which is almost half the score of the Realme C3.
While AnTuTu is not the be-all-end-all of performance, it’s an excellent indicator nonetheless. Stay tuned for our Y6p review to see how well it does in our testing.
The Huawei Y6p is equipped with more RAM and storage compared to the Realme C3 (3GB+64GB vs. 4GB+32GB). Users can also add more storage to both devices via the dedicated MicroSD card slot, with the Huawei Y6p being compatible with up to 512GB, and the Realme C3 is compatible with only up to 256GB.
The Huawei Y6p is equipped with a 13 MP primary shooter accompanied by a 5MP ultra-wide and 2MP depth sensor. Meanwhile, the Realme C3 is equipped with a 12MP primary shooter accompanied by a 2MP portrait and a 2MP macro lens.
As for selfies, the Huawei Y6p is equipped with an 8MP shooter while the Realme C3 only comes with a 5MP camera.
As per usual, the megapixel count is not the sole indicator of a smartphone’s camera quality. Check out and compare sample photos from our Huawei Y6p Hands-On and Realme C3 review and decide which phone is capable of producing better photos. We do, however, think that the Huawei Y6p is more versatile thanks to its inclusion of an ultra-wide-angle camera.
Connectivity & Other Features
Both devices offer similar connectivity and other features to users. They both can connect to via 4G LTE, WiFi 3, Bluetooth 5, and similar GPS services.
Biometrics are also similar, with both devices capable of unlocking the device via rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and face unlock.
Both devices also have a 3.5mm audio jack, supports reverse charging, and charge via Micro USB.
OS & Battery
Out of the box, the Huawei Y6p runs on EMUI 10.1, and Realme C3 runs on Realme UI, both of which are based on Android 10. An important thing to take note is that the Huawei Y6p does not come with Google Mobile Services, and instead use Huawei’s own Mobile Services.
Powering both devices is a 5,000mAh battery.
Price & Conclusion
Both the Huawei Y6p and Realme C3 are available for PHP 5,990. Given the current rundown on specs, the choice between the devices falls on the type of smartphone users you are. If you enjoy playing games such as Mobile Legends, PUBG Mobile, and COD Mobile, you’d want to go with the more powerful Realme C3 as it will be able to provide you with smoother framerates.
However, if you work on your phone and do a little bit of photography on the side, then Huawei Y6p would be the better choice thanks to its higher camera resolutions, and more storage. The extra bit of RAM will also help users switching between apps when multitasking.
However, do take note that you won’t have Google Mobile Services, and you won’t have some functionality until they’re added to Huawei’s Mobile Services.