SNEAK PEEK: Could the realme C65 be the new standard for entry-level smartphones?

It’s been a while since I’ve last been super impressed with an entry-level device and today, I’m genuinely excited to share some interesting features in a soon-to-launch smartphone that goes beyond the usual decent display, camera, and battery life. Meet the realme C65– the latest addition to the C-Series family which takes pride in its hassle-free user experience. Instead of going through the usual specs, let me give you a sneak peek at these convenient features that caught my attention:

Air Gesture Feature

First impressions matter and, in this case, it just so happened that the Air Gesture feature was the first thing that I tried, enough to blow my mind in the first few minutes of handling the smartphone as it’s giving a VR-like experience – minus the physical controls – while scrolling through feeds. This function allows users to scroll through social media without even touching the screen. It’s currently limited to Facebook, TikTok, and YouTube, but imagine how handy it could be in the future once new apps are added!

No need to worry about touching your phone with dirty hands while you’re doing household chores or eating with bare hands. I can now eat chips in peace while scrolling through my Facebook feed. Pretty neat, in my opinion.

Rainwater Smart Touch

Just in time for the rainy season, the realme C65 also sports a Rainwater Smart Touch feature that ensures that the screen remains fully functional even with your hands or the screen wet. If you’re the emotional type, yes, you can keep typing that long message even as your tears fall down on the screen. But drama aside, I’ve tried it myself and the screen and touch sensors are really optimized to work seamlessly even when wet, providing uninterrupted usability even through unpredictable weather conditions.

Smart Code Scan

For shoppers like me who almost always use their digital wallet for payments, the realme C65 introduces a convenient way to pay with its Smart Code Scan feature. With just a double tap on the back cover, the phone instantly launches the QR code scanner as long as the rear camera is a few meters away from the QR code. This quick access eliminates the hassle of navigating through menus, making it convenient for people who frequently scan QR codes, especially for GCash, Grab, and Maya use.

TUV Rheinland Certifications

Aside from the convenience gimmicks, quality and durability remain important for any smartphone, so it’s worth mentioning that the realme C65 doesn’t disappoint (so far). It boasts of a TUV Rheinland Certification for a 48-month fluency rating and low blue light emission. This certification assures users of the device’s long-term performance and reduced eye strain even with extended use.

Riding Mode

For those constantly on the move, the realme C65 offers the Riding Mode. This feature simplifies app navigation and minimizes distractions, making it safer and more convenient to use your phone while on the road. Whether you’re commuting on public transport or cycling, Riding Mode ensures that you can access your apps with ease and stay focused on your journey.

Mini Capsule 2.0

Building on the success of its predecessors, the realme C65 still features the Mini Capsule 2.0. Same as its previous versions, this gives quick access to essential information like battery status, data usage, and step count. Its integration into the device’s design ensures that important alerts are always visible without being intrusive.

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the device so far. Camera, battery, and system features are decent enough for daily use with 6.67-inch HD+ 1604 x 720 IPS display, 90Hz refresh rate, 50MP + 2MP rear cameras, and 8MP front camera, but the features I’ve mentioned above are enough to keep me hooked to this device. If you’ve been reading our blogs, you’d know that I prioritize the camera over anything else but this one is an exception because of its aliw factor.


The realme C65 is shaping up to be a formidable entry-level smartphone, packed with features that enhance usability, convenience, and durability. Price and availability are yet to be announced to stay tuned with us on realme’s social media pages on June 13 at 6:00 PM for the official livestream launch.

My bet is that this will definitely be below Php 10k again, same as its C-Series siblings. What do you think?

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4 Replies to “SNEAK PEEK: Could the realme C65 be the new standard for entry-level smartphones?”

  1. Hmmm. I think a little above 10k? Well, hula ko lang naman yon. Ang dami kasing features eh. Pero kung below 10k, then bibilhan ko yung son ko.

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