A lot of smartphones nowadays focus on the budget segment. Many brands already have been offering devices that have a decent price-to-performance ratio. Today, we’ll put the Realme C2 and the OPPO A5s side-by-side to see which one is better in terms of crucial different smartphone aspects. Let’s begin.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Realme C2||OPPO A5s|
|6.1-inch HD+ (1560 x 720) 19.5:9 display, 282ppi||6.2-inch HD+ (1520 x 720) 19:9 display, 271ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|MediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz octa-core||MediaTek Helio P35 2.3GHz Octa-core|
|PowerVR GE8320 GPU||PowerVR GE8320|
|2GB, 3GB RAM||3GB RAM|
|16GB, 32GB storage||32GB storage|
|microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)||microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)|
|13MP F2.2 (main) + 2MP F2.4 (depth), dual rear cameras||13MP F2.2 (main) + 2MP F2.4 (depth), dual rear cameras|
|5MP F2.0 front camera||8MP F2.0 front camera|
|720p/1080p 30fps slow-mo video recording||n/a|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 4.2|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|micro USB 2.0||micro USB 2.0|
|Face Unlock||- Fingerprint Scanner
- Face Unlock
|ColorOS 6 (Android 9 Pie)||ColorOS 5.2 (Android 8.1 Oreo)|
|4,000mAh battery||4,230mAh battery|
Here are their benchmark scores:
|Realme C2||OPPO A5s|
|Geekbench 4||818 (Single-core)||924 (Single-Core)|
|3,319 (Multi-core)||4,053 (Multi-Core)|
|PC Mark||5,134 (Work 2.0)||5,408 (Work 2.0)|
|3D Mark||457 (SSE – OpenGL ES 3.1)||467 (SSE - OpenGL ES 3.1)|
|Androbench||287.01 MB/s (Sequential Read)||299.06 MB/s (Sequential Read)|
|119.03 MB/s (Sequential Write)||88.27 MB/s (Sequential Write)|
|Video Loop Test||14 hours and 45 minutes||16 hours and 15 minutes|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Slow-Mo video recording
- Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box
- Better performing CPU
- Higher front resolution
- Fingerprint Scanner
- Larger battery capacity
- Longer battery life
In terms of displays, both devices are good for watching videos as they have a large screen size. The difference in their sizes are quite trivial, so you don’t have to worry about which phone to choose if you’re into streaming or watching movies. Another good thing here is that they have Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection which will prevent scratches and cracks if you have butterfingers.
The Realme C2 comes with a MediaTek Helio P22 chipset which is plenty decent for a budget smartphone nowadays. However, the OPPO A5s one-upped the former by having the Helio P35 chip that’s relatively newer and more powerful. Based on the benchmark scores that we got, the latter is faster and better performing in terms of CPU performance.
For gaming, both have the PowerVR GE8320 GPU, which should be equal in performance. You may notice that the 3DMark test for the Realme C2 is lower than the OPPO A5s, that’s most likely because the results are dynamic and it depends on the testing environment or condition. Regardless, I can safely say that both of them are on par when it comes to gaming.
What I like in the Realme C2 despite having the same rear camera setup with the OPPO A5s is its capability of recording slow-mo videos at 30fps. In this price segment, you won’t see much smartphones that offer this kind of technology, so it’s nice to see it in a budget phone.
In terms of camera performance, we haven’t directly tested both phones’ quality; however, you can check out our sample photos from each smartphone here: Realme C2 and OPPO A5s. Do note that we’ll take them for a full camera comparison in the coming days so stay tuned!
It’s worth noting that each device has an advantage in terms of features. The Realme C2 already has Android 9 Pie operating system out-of-the-box while the OPPO A5s counters that by having a dedicated fingerprint scanner. If we look closely, though, we’ll see that the latter still wins as the OS version can always be upgraded in due time, but fingerprint sensors can never be commercially implanted in an already-built device.
Lastly, for battery performance, the OPPO A5s takes the cake as it has a longer battery life than the Realme C2. Don’t get me wrong, the latter already has a long-lasting battery life, but the former is just longer.
Here are the prices of each smartphone:
- Realme C2 2GB + 16GB – PHP 5,490
- Realme C2 3GB + 32GB – PHP 6,490
- OPPO A5s – PHP 6,990
Overall, it’s better to get the OPPO A5s due to it having more edge over the Realme C2. However, if you are conscious about having the latest operating system or if you are into videography and you want to get that sweet slow-mo video recording, then go for the latter.
What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.