Realme C17 : Entry-level Smartphone with Premium Features

Realme C series smartphones are known as entry-level smartphones with a focus on value. But that view is changing with the Realme C17, a smartphone with features comparable to the flagship.


Although it is a smartphone that focuses on value for money, Realme C17 is well designed. And beautiful, not less than a smartphone, the main price of ten thousand, inspired by the design of Cat’s eye There are 2 colors to choose from: Lake Green, inspired by the lake and the blowing wind. And Navy Blue is inspired by the surface of the deep ocean.

The back of the Realme C17 comes with a special AG coating effect, giving it a matte finish. And reflects the light beautifully, giving a feeling of premium In addition, the rear camera is also installed in the same rectangular frame as the Realme 7 series.

Realme C17 has a fingerprint scanning sensor on the back. And also has the Face Unlock feature, scans the face to unlock with the front camera.

The front features a 6.5-inch 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, Punch Hole Display design with holes in the upper corner for mounting the In-Display Selfie Camera.Which is the same design as today’s flagship smartphones With ultra-thin bezels Provides a 90% screen-to-body ratio and protects against scratches with Corning Gorilla Glass.

The side edges are thin 8.5 mm (or 8.9 mm if counting the rear camera). Equipped with a volume knob. And the power button on the same side.The other side has a 3-Card Slot SIM card tray that supports 2 SIM cards with a Nano SIM card and can also place a MicroSD card in one more slot.

The overall design of Realme C17 is considered modern, including the front camera design, In-Display Selfie Camera, and also switch to USB Type-C port like a flagship smartphone. It is also designed to be water spray resistant. By spraying a silicone waterproof agent around the machine including all joints, gaps. But protect against water spray only Cannot be used in water.


Realme C17 comes with a 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, supports a 90Hz screen refresh rate and also provides a touch sampling rate or a 120Hz touch response rate, meaning that the display of Realme C17 displays graphics smoothly. And it responds 50% faster to touch compared to conventional smartphones that have a 60Hz screen refresh rate.

The display of Realme C17 has a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels, a large 6.5 inches, provides 600 nits of brightness, an aspect ratio of 20: 9, screen-to-body ratio of 90%, supports eye care mode. The color temperature of the screen can be adjusted. To reduce the blue light Helps protect the eyes when staring at the screen for a long time and can set the automatic on-off time.

There are also two screen color modes to choose from: Vivid mode displays the P3 color gamut that feels vibrant and lively, and Gentle mode displays the sRGB color gamut for a calm, comfortable feel.

Front Camera

Realme C17 has a modern design. By drilling a hole in the corner on the screen. To install the front camera In-display Selfie Camera, using an 8-megapixel camera, F2.0 aperture, along with an algorithm that has been developed to identify gender, skin color and face, help the front camera of Realme C17. Can take beautiful selfies naturally with AI Beauty mode, and also supports Portrait mode with Bokeh Effect Control, including HDR mode and EIS anti-shake system.And can also use the front camera to unlock the screen easily, very quickly too.

Quad Camera

The newest smartphone of Realme C series also has a 4 rear camera system that is a highlight, allowing Realme C17 to support a variety of shooting situations. Whether it is a daylight condition or at night. Supports zooming in 4 distances, that is Ultra Wide, 1x, 2x, 5x and a digital 10x telephoto end.

  1. 13 megapixel main camera, F2.2 aperture, PDAF focus system
  2. 8 megapixel Ultra Wide camera with F2.2 aperture to capture images in a wide angle of 119 degrees
  3. 2 megapixel macro camera, F2.4 aperture, supports close-up shots in a distance of 4 centimeters
  4. B&W Portrait Camera 2 Megapixel Aperture F2.4 dedicated to portraits

The rear camera of Realme C17 is featured where Nightscape mode is based on an intelligent algorithm. Helping photos in low light are more beautiful and sharp, and there are also AI Beauty, Portrait, Bokeh Effect Control, HDR, AI Scene Recognition, Chroma Boost, Expert and up to full HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second.


Realme C17 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 processor, built with 11nm technology and features 1.8GHz Kryo 240 Octa-core CPU, Adreno 610 GPS, combined with 4GB LPDDR4x RAM and 64GB UFS 2.1 ROM.

Make Realme C17 respond smoothly, whether it is a popular game like, PUBG Mobile, Call of Duty or ROV, play smoothly at 60fps level, and also supports MicroSD card for additional storage.

Realme C17 comes with an Android 10 operating system covered with the latest version of the Realme UI.


Realme C17 gets a 5000mAh large battery.It can standby for up to 34 days, talk for up to 35 hours, watch YouTube video up to 19 hours, listen to music online for 83 hours, or use Instagram for 24 hours, all of which are numbers. Obtained from the test of Realme Lab.

With a large battery, Realme C17 can be used as a Power Bank, charging the battery to other devices via OTG (On-The-Go) cable and also supports 18W fast charging technology, able to charge up to 33% within 30 hours. Minutes with an 18W USB-C Power Adapter included in the box.

In addition to using a larger battery, the Realme C17 has also received a software upgrade to help manage battery power. And add more convenience to users With the operation of 3 main functions.

  1. App Quick Freeze helps freeze applications that are not in use.
  2. Screen Battery reduces the display of some effects. To optimize the battery
  3. Sleep Standby saves the power of the smartphone while sleeping.

Realme C17 also has a Super Power Saving Mode to extend the life of the battery as long as possible. The smartphone will reduce the brightness of the screen. Reduce the automatic lock screen time to 15 seconds and disable the application to completely disappear from the screen.

For the Super Power Saving mode, users can choose from six frequently used applications to keep them running even in power saving mode. Without affecting the general daily use of the user.

From the study of user behavior It found that people use at least 6 applications per day. And from testing Realme C17 with Super Power Saving mode, Realme C17 can use WhatsApp in 1.2 hours, using only 5% power.

Final Words

Realme C17 is a beautifully designed smartphone. Through quality production Stylish design feels like a flagship smartphone. Suitable for entry-level users. Including general users who want to save money in their pockets It is featured on a large screen 6.5 inches 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display provides smooth graphics. It responds quickly to touch, along with the Snapdragon 460 chip, supports common tasks And powerful enough for playing games The 4 rear camera system allows you to take pictures in any situation. And most importantly, a large 5000mAh battery provides a long service life with Super Power Saving mode and supports 18W fast charging.

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