realme C35: A chic, classy budget camera phone for only Php 8,499

Another realme C series model has just arrived and it surprisingly looks way more chic and classy than what I initially expected! While its predecessor — the realme C25, boasts of its build and battery, the newly released realme C35 looks like an achiever in terms of design and camera specs for its price. I can already imagine this being one of the go-to smartphones of those who want aesthetic vibes without spending a fortune.

It has an eye-catching Dynamic Glowing Design in Glowing Green (in photos) and Glowing Black colors. Compared to other realme smartphones, the realme C35 has a more squared-off look which may take some time to get used to, especially if you’ve used rounded models before. It’s easy to hold, though! It only weighs 189 grams — the lightest out of the C Series smartphones to date, and it has an 8.1mm Ultra Slim Design. Don’t judge it just by its beauty, though! The realme C35 is also a toughie as it earned a TÜV Rheinland Smartphone High Reliability Certification which guarantees its overall durability.

While the other features such as 6.6″ FHD+ Large Display, Unisoc T616 Processor, 5000mAh Battery with 18W Quick Charge, and decent storage are worth noting, let us focus on the camera for now. For a smartphone which only costs around Php 8,000, the realme C35 packs a 50MP AI Triple Camera Setup consisting of a 50MP primary camera, a 2MP Macro Lens (f/2.4), and a 2MP B&W Lens (f/2.8). What’s even more surprising is the leveled up front camera — an 8MP Sony IMX355 Selfie Camera which provides clearer images and better shots than its predecessors. However, I still prefer taking photos under bright lights indoors or during a sunny day outdoors.

It’s capable of taking burst shots, time lapse, panoramic shots, macro shots, and even photos under lowlight with the help of its Night Pro feature. Users also have the option to switch to 50M or Pro for better image quality. Artsy shots are also possible with the help of built-in Filters: Kelvin, Nostalgia, Vivid, Blue, Nashville, Winter, Mono, Warm, and History. These filters remind me of the popular Instagram filters during its first few years!

The smartphone’s Portrait Mode is also pretty decent as it does not blur out the sides of a person’s head in an awkward way, however, it can only be used via the rear camera. Using a tripod and timer can help, though.


Photos taken indoors:

Selfies under bright vs low light, clear enough to be used as a DP:

Normal view vs x 4 Zoom at 8AM vs 6PM:

Photos taken on a gloomy afternoon. It’s been raining all week, but the photos still came out quite sharp:

Moving subjects, a hit-or-miss:


Display6.6” FHD+ Large Display
2408 x 1080px (90.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Peak Brightness: 600nits
Size164.4mm x 75.6mm x 8.1mm
WeightAround 189g
ProcessorUnisoc T616 Processor
CPU: Octa-core, 12nm, up to 2.0GHz
GPU: Mali G57
OSrealme UI R Edition (Based on Android 11)
Storage4GB + 64GB
4GB + 128GB
Expandable up to 256GB via microSD
Battery5000mAh with 18W Quick Charge
Rear Camera50MP AI Triple Camera
50MP Primary (f/1.8 aperture) + 2MP Macro Lens (f/2.4 aperture) +2MP B&W Lens (f/2.8 aperture)

Photography functions: 50MP Mode, Burst, Filter, Time lapse, Pro, Panorama, Macro, Night Pro, Portrait, HDR  
Video recording: 480p, 720p, 1080p
Front Camera8MP AI Selfie (f/2.0 aperture)  

Photography functions: Filter, Time Lapse, HDR  

Video recording: 480p, 720p
Ports3.5mm headset jack, USB Type-C, 3-card slot
Cellular and Wireless2 Nano Card Slots + 1 Micro SD 2.4/5GHz Bluetooth 5.0
SensorsLight sensor, Gyro-meter, Proximity sensor, Acceleration sensor, Magnetic induction sensor
ColorsGlowing Green, Glowing Black
Inside the Boxrealme C35 unit with screen protect film, USB Type-C cable, 18W Charge Adapter, SIM Eject Tool, Quick Guide, Important Product Information Guide with Warranty Card
OthersTÜV Rheinland Smartphone High Reliability Certified


The realme C35 will be available starting today (May 18, 2022) via the realme PH TikTok shop for only Php 6,888 for the 4GB+64GB variant and Php 7,888 for the 4GB+128GB variant. This discount will be offered from 3pm to 8pm only until supplies last!

Starting May 19, the realme C35 will also be available via the realme Official Store on Lazada and Shopee, and all realme stores and partner dealers nationwide at SRP — Php 8,499 for the 4GB+64GB variant and Php 9,499 for the 4G+128GB variant.

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6 Replies to “realme C35: A chic, classy budget camera phone for only Php 8,499”

  1. Ay napaka perfect po nito and best ito ,ang ganda din ng quality ma’am,mukhang maraming mabubudol nanaamn dito

  2. Thank you for sharing the full review of this phone Ms.ces,ang ganda niya at super linaw ng camera💚🤍good quality &specs 🤍

  3. Omg wow love this realme c35 . Ganda ng quality at specs very affordable price pa . 🥰 Lakas maka chic and classy 💞 sarap pa sa eyes ng color 💚💚💚

  4. Yay cute ng color po🤩 lakas maka sosyal ng RealMe C25 ganda pa po ng specs and quality po budget friendly pa yan😍

  5. Love this new realme c35 so #ClassyAndChic. Love the color super ganda and talagang good quality and nice specs. Very recommended and worth it to buy! ❤️💯🥰

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