realme Philippines is set to launch its latest entry-level smartphone under the C series model with the new realme C53.
The realme C53 features an ultra-slim design with a thickness of just 7.49mm and rounded edges at the corners for easy grip. It also comes in a 6.74-inch 90Hz HD+ LCD panel, a 12nm UNISOC T612 chip, a massive 5,000mAh battery capacity with 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging, and a large 50MP main camera.
We were fortunate to get our hands on an early unit of the new realme C53 in the Mighty Black color variant, and here’s our unboxing and initial impressions of yet another budget-friendly smartphone from realme.
The realme C53 comes with the company’s signature bright yellow packaging with the big “C53” model printed on the front of the box and a small realme logo at the lower portion of the box.
Inside the box, you will find the realme C53 handset, 33W SuperVOOC power adapter, USB Type-A to USB Type-C data/charging cable, TPU dark translucent case for protection, paper documentation, and the SIM ejection tool are all included in the box.
The realme C53, like most of the realme smartphones we reviewed is mostly made of durable polycarbonate plastic. While the front is made of glass.
The volume rocker and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner which ingeniously fuses the power button and fingerprint recognition modules are located on the right side of the device. The SIM tray, which holds two Nano SIM cards and a memory card slot is positioned on the left side. The bottom boasts a 3.5mm jack along with a USB Type-C port and the loudspeaker grille.
On top of the display is a Dewdrop Notch which houses the 8-megapixel Selfie Camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The Dynamic Island-like section displays a pill-shaped animation that displays your charging status, steps counter, low battery alerts, and other information. Powering this device is a massive 5,000mAh which is aided by a 33W SuperVOOC power adapter.
The realme C53, like its predecessor, has a Mini Capsule wrapped around its dewdrop notch. That displays low battery alerts, the phone’s charging status, and data consumption. It will also display your daily step count and walking distance. However, data usage and step count won’t be available out of the box and will arrive later through an update.
The realme C53 is equipped with a high-resolution 50-megapixel AI camera with a 0.8MP depth sensor that utilizes realme’s usual camera features inclusive of the standard Photo Mode, Night Mode, 50MP Mode, among others. It is also fined-tuned with realme’s own color reproduction algorithms for better overall image quality.
For selfies, it has a dewdrop notch with an 8-megapixel Selfie Camera with an aperture of f/2.0 and a FOV of 78° paired with the usual camera UI features for selfies from realme. Is also able to record 720p video at 30fps.
Here are some sample photos using realme C53:
realme C53 Specs
Display: 6.74-inch LCD (IPS) w/ 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 260 ppi
CPU: 1.82GHz 12nm UNISOC T612 octa-core processor
ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 2TB (dedicated)
Back Camera: 50MP f/1.8 + depth sensor + LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8MP f/2.0
Battery: 5,000mAh w/ 33W SUPERVOOC
OS: Android 13 w/ realme UI T Edition
Connectivity: WiFi (2.4GHz/5GHz), 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG, GPS, dual SIM (nano)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, UltraBoom Speaker, USB-C, Colors: Sun Shower, Rainy Night, Rainforest
Dimensions: 165.6 x 75.9 x 7.9 mm
Weight: 189.5 g
Overall, the new realme C53 will surely attract budget-conscious consumers looking for a stylish smartphone packed with impressive features like a large battery at 5000mAh with a capacity to sustain 33W SUPERVOOC charging capabilities, 50MP AI Camera, and a powerful octa-core chipset. We’ll have to reserve our full thoughts and tests in our full review! So watch out for it really soon!
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