It’s been a few months since the OPPO A3s landed in the Philippines while the Realme C1 just arrived last month. Both entry-level devices have eerily similar specs but they have their own unique differences. Let’s check them out, shall we?
Here are their detailed specs:
|Realme C1||OPPO A3s|
|Display||6.2-inch 19:9 IPS HD+ display @ 1520 x 720px||6.2-inch 19:9 IPS HD+ display @ 1520 x 720px|
|Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||n/a|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core 1.8GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core 1.8GHz|
|GPU||Adreno 506||Adreno 506|
|RAM||2GB RAM||2GB/3GB RAM|
|Storage||16GB internal storage||16GB/32GB internal storage|
|SD Card slot||expandable via microSD up to 256GB (dedicated)||expandable via microSD up to 256GB (dedicated)|
|Rear camera||13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras with LED flash||13MP f/2.2 AF + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras with LED Flash|
|Front camera||5MP f/2.2 front camera with LED flash||8MP f/2.2 front camera with LED flash|
|LTE||4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS|
|Biometrics||Face Unlock||Face Unlock|
|USB||micro USB||micro USB|
|OS||Color OS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)||ColorOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|Battery||4,230mAh battery||4,230mAh battery|
Here are their benchmark scores:
|Specifications||Realme C1||OPPO A3s|
|Geekbench||775 (Single-core) 3,571 (Multi-core)||774 (Single-core)
|3D Mark||448 (SSE – OpenGL ES 3.1)|
390 (SSE – Vulkan)
|443 (SSE - OpenGL ES 3.1)
392 (Sling Shot Extreme - Vulkan)
|AndroBench||297.91 MB/s (Read)|
51.47 MB/s (Write)
|294.5 MB/s (Read)
47.87 MB/s (Write)
|PC Mark Battery Test||17 hours and 30 minutes||19 hours and 9 minutes|
|Videoloop Test||24 hours||21 hours and 27 minutes|
So what’s different between the two smartphones?
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Longer battery life (video loop test)
- More affordable
- Larger maximum RAM capacity
- Larger maximum storage capacity
- Higher front camera resolution
- Longer battery life (PC Mark Battery Test)
So both smartphones have the same display setup except for one thing — screen protection. They both have a decent viewing experience but the Realme C1 has the advantage since it comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which provides security for anyone who’s using it.
Their performance is very close to each other based on the AnTuTu scores that we had on both devices. The only difference is that the OPPO A3s comes with a larger 3GB RAM which is quite significant in terms of multi-tasking and handling of heavy applications.
Camera quality should be almost identical except for the difference in front camera resolution. The A3s comes with a higher MP value but it does not automatically mean that it performs better. Good thing that we have a video comparison that you should check out to see which one has better performance.
Battery performance is quite intriguing since they both have the same capacity but they differ significantly in our battery tests. The Realme C1 lasts longer on our video loop test, while the OPPO A3s lasted longer in the PC Mark Battery test.
Here are their prices:
- Realme C1 – PHP 5,990
- OPPO A3s 2GB – PHP 6,990
- OPPO A3s 3GB – PHP 9,990
What do you guys think? Would you go for the Realme C1 that has a stronger screen, longer playback time, and is more affordable? Or would you prefer the OPPO A3s that has a larger maximum RAM and storage capacity, and lasts longer with daily task executions? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.