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Realme C1 vs OPPO A3s: What’s Different?




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 C1OPPO A3s
Display6.2-inch 19:9 IPS HD+ display @ 1520 x 720px6.2-inch 19:9 IPS HD+ display @ 1520 x 720px
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3n/a
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core 1.8GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core 1.8GHz
GPUAdreno 506Adreno 506
RAM2GB RAM2GB/3GB RAM
Storage16GB internal storage16GB/32GB internal storage
SD Card slotexpandable via microSD up to 256GB (dedicated)expandable via microSD up to 256GB (dedicated)
Rear camera13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras with LED flash13MP f/2.2 AF + 2MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras with LED Flash
Front camera5MP f/2.2 front camera with LED flash8MP f/2.2 front camera with LED flash
SIMDual-SIMDual-SIM
LTE4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASSGPS, A-GPS
BiometricsFace UnlockFace Unlock
USBmicro USBmicro USB
OSColor OS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)ColorOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery4,230mAh battery4,230mAh battery

Here are their benchmark scores:

SpecificationsRealme C1OPPO A3s
AnTuTu72,60174,409
Geekbench775 (Single-core) 3,571 (Multi-core)774 (Single-core)
3,448 (Multi-core)
3D Mark448 (SSE – OpenGL ES 3.1)
390 (SSE – Vulkan)
443 (SSE - OpenGL ES 3.1)
392 (Sling Shot Extreme - Vulkan)
AndroBench297.91 MB/s (Read)
51.47 MB/s (Write)
294.5 MB/s (Read)
47.87 MB/s (Write)
PC Mark Battery Test17 hours and 30 minutes19 hours and 9 minutes
Videoloop Test24 hours21 hours and 27 minutes

So what’s different between the two smartphones?

Realme C1

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • GLONASS
  • Longer battery life (video loop test)
  • More affordable

OPPO A3s

  • 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.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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6 Responses

  1. Harry Lima says:

    So, basically rebranded Oppo A3s lang ang Realme C1?

    Not surprising since Realme is a sub-brand ng Oppo/Vivo/OnePlus.

    • jobert_sucaldito says:

      Yep, Realme is so so after Xiaomi’s Redmi, they didnt even try to hide it, so obvious even their name is similar to Redmi.

  2. Rich says:

    Realme has the advantage when it comes to price range with a decent spec’s it’s already one of the best you can get, for my views.

  3. ligma bowles says:

    a3s has the limitation of only allowing to install apps in internal mem. dont know about the c1. its a pity though as the aes can handle mobile legends with no lag for the most part. it sucks that you can only install around 3 to 4 games on it.

  4. Fed De guzman says:

    This helps a LOT .honestly i cant decide which one to buy a3s or c1 but after this comparison with video. I have decided to buy c1 instead of a3s…thumbs up

  5. i am not choose one of the others, because i am samsung team. hahaaa

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