realme C65 First Impressions


realme is set to introduce the C65 to the Philippines, marking its latest entry-level offering. This new budget phone stands out with a fresh design, diverging from the usual realme aesthetic while ensuring all the essential features are covered.

The realme C65 features a rectangular camera module with three rings giving it a distinctive look. The Starlight Black color I received has an eye-catching glittery finish with a glossy texture. It is also available in Starlight Purple. I love that it doesn't leave any fingerprints and smudges even though it is glossy. I need not wipe it to keep it looking clean.

Additionally, the C65 boasts an IP54 rating, making it more resilient in rainy conditions compared to its predecessor. The phone is also thinner and lighter than the C55, enhancing its portability and comfort. realme has introduced the Rainwater Smart Touch Feature, which enhances usability even when the screen is wet.

The C65 has a USB-C port, headphone jack, and loudspeaker at the bottom. Notably, the power button doubles as a fingerprint scanner and can be customized for various functions.

The C65 is powered by a Helio G85 processor, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of eMMC 5.1 storage. While the Helio G85 is an older processor, it performs adequately for most tasks as long as heavy gaming is not involved.

The C65 retains the same 5000mAh battery as its predecessor but now supports 45w fast charging, reducing the time needed to recharge.

The price will be announced during the FB Live launch on June 13 and we are all curious how much it will cost in the Philippines.