Today, we’re doing a quick specs comparison between two entry-level smartphones. On one side is the realme C2, a phone that improves on its predecessor and aims to have the same if not a higher degree of success. On the other is the most affordable of Samsung’s Galaxy A-Series, the Galaxy A10.

realme C2
Samsung Galaxy A10

Both devices were announced early this year, are at the PhP6,000 to PhP7,000 price range, and offer seemingly decent specs for their cost. Do note that whatever we choose here would be our personal preference. In the end you have to evaluate which device fits your needs more. This is also a no deep-dive comparison, so we’ll just be plainly comparing the specs.

Specifications
Realme C2 Samsung Galaxy A10
Display Size 6.1, HD+, IPS LCD 6.2″, HD+, IPS LCD
Display Resolution 720 x 1560 720 x 1520
Screen-to-Body Ratio 80.30% 80.07%
Pixel Density 282ppi 271ppi
Screen Protection Gorilla Glass 3 Not Specified
Processor Helio P22 (Octa) Exynos 7884 (Octa)
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Mali G71 MP2
RAM 2GB/3GB 2GB
Storage 16GB/32GB 32GB
Card Slot Up to 256GB Up to 512GB
Rear Camera 13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4) 13MP (f/1.9)
Front Camera 5MP (f/2.0) 5MP (f/2.0)
OS Android 9 + ColorOS 6 Lite Android 9 + Samsung One UI
Battery 4,000mAh 3,400mAh
Bluetooth Version 4.2 5
Interface microUSB microUSB
Price PhP5,990 (3GB + 32GB) PhP6,990

 

Quick Points:
  • Realme C2 has a smaller display, but has a better screen to body ratio, and you get more pixels than the A10 (If that even matters to you). You also get Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
  • Realme C2’s Helio P22 is clocked higher at 2.0GHz compared to the A10’s Exynos 1.6GHz.
  • Galaxy A10 on the other hand, has 6 High-Efficiency cores clocked at 1.35GHz, which may help in preserving battery life.
  • In gaming, Galaxy A10 has an advantage in GPU as the Mali G71 MP2 outperforms the PowerVR GE8320 on the realme C2 in most games. The difference however may be offset by the Galaxy A10’s 2GB of RAM compared to the realme C2’s 3GB.
  • Realme C2 has more RAM, which means you can run more apps simultaneously, and it should be compatible with more apps in general.
  • Both devices come with 32GB of storage by default, but the Galaxy A10 can accommodate a higher capacity memory card.
  • Having more cameras don’t always mean it’s better as proven by the Google Pixel, but without diving deep into the software side, we’ll give this one to the realme C2.
  • Both run on Android Pie. The skin on top is a personal preference. (If it’s just looks, I’d personally go for Samsung’s UI)
  • Realme C2 has a larger battery, but that doesn’t mean it outright beats the Galaxy A10. Still, no deep dives here, so we’ll give it the point.
  • Price. Yes, of course. Let’s just say there’s a PhP500 peso difference between you getting more RAM and most likely a better camera. But at the same time, that difference might also mean a better gaming experience.
Quick Verdict

Without any deep dives into actual camera and game performance – both phones can actually trade punches with each other all day.

Get the realme C2 if:

  • You want a better display
  • You want better camera performance
  • You want better battery life
  • You run a lot of apps at the same time

Get the Galaxy A10 if:

  • You want a slightly better gaming experience
  • You want a better looking UI
  • You don’t run a lot of apps at the same time

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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