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realme C33 Hands-on

YugatechOctober 11, 2022

realme has added a new smartphone under the C series, sitting between the C30 and C35, the realme C33. It sports a 6.5-inch HD+ display, 50MP rear camera, 5,000mAh battery, and a Unisoc T612 chipset. Read our hands-on below.

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The realme C33 is one of those entry-level smartphones mixed with a modern design in some areas.

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On the front, things look typical or outdated. We have a large 6.5-inch screen with thick bezels. The screen is only HD+ but still looks decent even for the size. It has an IPS panel so colors look natural. Viewing angles are good too.

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On the left, we have the card slot for two nano-sized SIM cards and a microSD card.

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On the right, we have the volume buttons and the power/lock that doubles as a fingerprint scanner.

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Down below there’s the 3.5mm audio jack, main microphone, microUSB port, and loudspeaker.

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At the back, we have two large camera lenses. One for the 50MP main and the other for the depth-sensing camera.

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Our unit sports the Aqua Blue colorway. There’s also Sandy Gold and Night Sea. It has a glossy finish and produces these very tiny sparkles when the light hits it. It’s a smudge and fingerprint magnet, though.

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Although the front part looks “entry-level”, the rest of the device isn’t. The frame has flat sides and curved corners and features a metallic paint job to make it look premium. At 8.3mm, the device feels thin and easy to grip. And despite the large battery, it has a decent heft at 187g.

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Powering the realme C33 is a Unisoc T612, the same chip powering the narzo 50i Prime. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. For the battery, we have a large 5,000mAh capacity. This hardware configuration shows that this is angled toward users who are looking for an affordable daily driver, which we expect to be priced below the C35.

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realme will unveil the local price of the realme C33 soon, so stay tuned.

realme C33 specs:
6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) IPS LCD
Unisoc T612 SoC
Mali-G57 GPU
32GB, 64GB, 128GB UFS 2.2
microSD card slot (dedicated)
Dual-rear cameras:
• 50MP main
• 0.3MP F2.8 depth
5MP F2.2 front camera
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
3.5mm audio jack
realme UI S Edition (Android 12)
5,000mAh battery
164.2 x 75.7 x 8.3 mm
187 g
Sandy Gold, Aqua Blue, Night Sea

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