Launched in the Philippines last October 14, realme C33 is an under 8K premium looking entry level phone that packs a solid performance in speed, power and productivity features. This phone is also a testament that good quality camera can come at an affordable price point.
Ooops they did it again! realme is never going to let go of the number 1 spot from whatever smartphone category and price point. And the C33 is just perfect for that super practical person who has never owned a realme unit before but is out to test new waters.
Here are some of the things that I like about realme C33.
Well, this phone doesn’t look a bit like something that you could buy for only a little over 7,000 pesos.
Similar to what premium and flagship smartphones looks like today, realme C33 has an 8.3mm slim box type build with rounded corners that offers ease of use with one hand. The back of the phone features the Boundless Sea design concept with a right-angle bezel. Inspired by the ocean, it resembles sunlight on a flowing water – shining, shimmering and splendid.
Left cheek houses the 3-card SIM/microSD tray while the right holds both the volume rocker and the power button that doubles as a superfast fingerprint scanner. Bottom end houses the Micro USB slot, 3.5mm audio jack, microphone and the speaker grill.
With both the volume and power buttons located on the right side, I guess it’s engineered to have your thumb do all the work for you if you’re right handed, which is totally very convenient especially because the C33 is also surprisingly very light, weighing only a total of 187g.
For the screen, realme C33 offers a satisfactory viewing experience from its 6.5” HD+ LCD display with a screen-to-body ratio of 88.7%, and a resolution of 720 x 1600. Brightness is up to 400nits while the refresh rate is at 60Hz. Fairly standard and decent for an entry level phone.
50MP AI CAMERA
Aside from its premium look, another thing that I love about the realme C33 is its newly upgraded 50MP AI Camera with an advanced CHDR algorithm that enhances the highlight suppression feature for clearer backlight photos. This phone also has a 0.3MP Depth Sensor and a 5MP Front Camera. Filters includes Beauty, Portrait, Timelapse, Super Night and a few more. There are no wide-angle and macro on this phone.
I have to say that the shooting capabilities of the C33 is above average, both auto focus and shutter speed are fast and reliable. Here are some of the photos that I took using the C33’s 50MP AI Camera that clearly shows why an effective dual camera set up is already enough.
1080p rear video quality is also amazing under normal lighting condition. Here’s a sample video taken with the realme C33:
POWER AND PRODUCTIVITY
The realme C33 runs on a Unisoc T612 processor and a 5000mAh massive battery.
Unisoc T612 12nm octa-core processor houses two ARM Cortex-A75 cores that clock at a speed of up to 1.82GHz which translates to a more stable and smooth performance. Complementing the more than capable CPU are 4GB worth of RAM and 64GB of storage expandable up to 1TB. For casual gamers and content creators, the C33 is also equipped with a Mali-G57 GPU unit which support all mid-range graphic requirements of ARM based SoCs.
Another feature worth mentioning about realme C33 is its premium sound quality courtesy of the Dirac 3.0 technology.
Overall, the realme C33 delivers when it comes to design and camera. If you’re more into style, comfort and photography – this entry level smartphone is the one for you.
Priced at only 7,499 Pesos, the C33 comes in three colorways: Night Sea, Aqua Blue, and Sandy Gold.
IN THE BOX
- realme C33
- Quick Start Guide
- Warranty Card
- SIM Ejector Pin
- 10W Charger
- Micro USB Cable
Aqua Blue / Night Sea / Sandy Gold
Screen Type: LCD
Screen Size: 6.5-inch
Screen Resolution: HD+ 720×1600
Screen-to-Body Ratio: 88.70%
Refresh Rate: 60Hz
Touch Sampling Rate: 120Hz
Brightness: 400 nits
Audio Ports: 3.5mm Headphone Jack
Operating System: realme UI S Edition, Android 12
Voice Assistant: Google Assistant
Processor: Unisoc T612 Processor
Rear: 50MP (Main) +0.3MP (Depth)
Frequency Bands: 2G/3G/4G
Dimensions (LxWxH): 164.2mm x 75.7mm x 8.3mm
Charging Wattage: 10W
RAM Memory GB
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