Unboxing: The new realme C33 with 50MP AI Camera

Christmas is just right around the corner, and what better way to surprise your loved ones than a brand-new phone? realme launched its realme C33 in color Aqua Blue last September 2022, and people have been raving about the new smartphone.

Unsure whether you should get this phone for Christmas? Don’t worry, we got you!

Phone Review

What excitement! For this review, I got to test the realme C33 in the color Aqua Blue. How was my experience? Let me break it down for you!

Back

Design-wise, realme C33 released three available colors: Night-Sea and Sandy Gold color. For this particular review, the phone sports a beautiful Aqua Blue color. The phone has a glossy back panel which also has glitters made more visible when exposed to light.

Now that we covered the phone’s design, let’s proceed to the specifications.

Body

  • Dimensions
    • 164.2 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm (6.46 x 2.98 . 0.33 in)
  • Weight
    • 187 g (6.60 oz)
  • Build
    • Glass front, plastic frame, plastic back
  • SIM
    • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type
    • IPS LCD, 400 nits (typ)
  • Size
    • 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm (~82.1% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    • 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ration (~270 ppi density)

Platform

  • OS
    • Android 12, realme UI S
  • Chipset
    • Unisoc Tiger T612 (nm)
  • CPU
    • Octa-core (2×1.8 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU
    • Mali-G57

Memory

  • Card Slot
    • microSDXC (dedicated)
  • Internal
    • 32GB 3GB RAM, 64Gb 4GB RAM

UFS 2.2

Main Camera

  • Dual
    • 50 MP, (wide), PDAF
    • 0.3 MP, f/2.8, (depth)
  • Features
    • LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video

Selfie Camera

  • Single
    • 5 MP, f.2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
  • Features
    • HDR
  • Video
  • Sound
    • Loudspeaker
    • 3.5mm jack

COMMS

  • WLAN
    • Wi-fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
    • 5.0, A2DP, LE
  • Positioning
    • GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC
    • No
  • Radio
    • Unspecified
  • USB
    • microUSB 2.0

Features

  • Sensors
    • Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity

Battery

  • Type
    • Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging
    • 10W wired

Colors

  • Sandy Gold, Aqua Blue, Night Sea

State of the Art Display and Camera Features

Display and Media

In terms of display, the realme C33 display gives off vibrant colors and the images are quite sharp. The display provides the user pleasant viewing experience. The speaker’s sound quality is fairly good as well.

Camera

The realme C33 is equipped with both front and rear cameras. The 5MP front camera is good for taking selfies and even has a beauty filter and other filters you can choose from. Its features include HDR.

The 50MP rear camera houses two (2) camera modules and has a dual-camera set-up that allows users to take wide-angle photos. It also has a single LED flash which makes it possible to take both photos and videos in the dark. The rear camera also features HDR and Panorama.

I brought the realme C33 with me out of town which gave me the opportunity to test out its camera features and photo quality.

Shot on realme C33
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The phone is also equipped with a [email protected] video recording for the rear camera while it offers [email protected] for the front camera.

For the front/selfie camera, the photo quality could be better but it is fairly good. Meanwhile, for the rear camera, photo qualities are also good, especially if taken in bright environments and spaces. Video-wise, it provides quality shot outcomes but could be sharper and clearer.

Performance and Charging

When it comes to its performance, the realme C33 runs smoothly while apps run in the background. This is because of the Unisoc Tiger T612 processor. It is good for light tasks and for general usage.

The phone’s battery generally lasts a day when used moderately because of its 5,000mAh and 10W battery. However, the battery is built inside the phone which requires a professional if it needs a fix. It is better to contact the realme Authorized Service Center.

Verdict

If you are on the hunt for the perfect Christmas gift that’s both functional and fun, then the realme C33 is the perfect one for you. Get a quality and reliable smartphone without making your wallets cry! What are you waiting for? Purchase now!

Suggested Retail Prices

  • 4GB + 64GB variant: PHP 7,499
  • 3GB + 32 GB variant: PHP 8,319

Colors:

The realme C33 is also available on Shopee.



Patricia Cruz
Patricia Cruz


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