FIRST LOOK: realme C3 ‘triple-camera gaming monster’ to be released on March 5

Another game-changing entry-level phone is set to be launched soon! Before realme Philippines unveils the realme C3 to the public, we’re giving you a first look at the “triple-camera gaming monster”- the latest addition to the realme value C-series, and sample photos from its triple cam. We’ll also be sharing the complete specs soon so keep checking back for more updates.


The realme C3 still comes in the eye-catching realme box, similar to other models from the brand. Inside, you’ll find a layer containing a welcome message and the manual, followed by the sealed phone with a screen protector, a cable, and a charger.

To manage expectations, this model does not come with a free case. It also doesn’t come with earphones but we’re pretty sure that this won’t be an issue since the realme C3 still has an audio jack for your headphones or earphones.


For starters, the realme C3 may be an entry-level phone but its cameras and processor are good enough for the mid-range level. It’s powered by a Helio G70 processor – the latest chipset from MediaTek, giving it an edge vs. other entry-level models. This processor makes it possible for the phone to be a “gaming monster” equipped with what it needs to mitigate network latency and optimize connection for streamers and gamers.

Fun fact for the tech-savvy: The realme C3 has a 179,429 AnTuTu benchmark score, which is already impressive for the entry-level range.

The realme C3 also has a 6.5-inch mini-drop full screen, giving way to a high screen-to-body ratio of 89.8%. That’s more screen space for playing games and binge-watching your favorite shows! With 5,000mAh battery and a reverse charging feature, you’ll also have more time to enjoy minus the fuss of looking for a power outlet.


Since we’re very picky with cameras, this is the first one that we tried out.  The realme C3 has an AI triple-camera setup with a 12MP main camera, 2MP portrait camera, and 2MP macro camera. In front, you’ll find a 5MP AI camera. The setup supports professional-level bokeh, portrait mode and panoselfie.

Here are samples for your reference:

Normal view
With 4x zoom
Panoramic shot
Ultra Macro shot
Sample from a Burst Shot

The phone doesn’t have a Night Mode option, but it can still take decent photos under really low light.

As for selfies, you’ll have the option to use Portrait, Normal, or with a beauty filter:

Normal mode (left) vs with Beauty filter (right)

Selfie on Portrait Mode
Panoselfie mode ( + my shaky hands)

I have a hunch that the realme C3 will be more affordable than the 5i, but we’ll have to see for ourselves on Thursday (March 5, 2020)! You can also join the launch via realme Philippines’ livestream on Facebook and YouTube or check our updates via Manila Millennial‘s FacebookTwitter, or Instagram pages!

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