Unboxing and Design
Like other realme phones, it still comes with a yellow box. Its content is of course the realme C53 itself, jelly case, SIM ejector pin, 33W SUPERVOOC adapter, USB cable, and user manual.
At first glance, we can see the sleek and modern design of the realme C53. Its available colorways are Champion Gold and Mighty Black. The back of this Champion Gold is smooth plastic-like glass. Its design is also unique, making it look like a premium phone.
I am not sure if the Mighty Black comes with a matte finish back. But both colorways look premium so just choose what you prefer. Another premium look here is its camera setup. If you notice, it looks like an iPhone because of the arrangement of its camera.
The top of the phone is empty, while the bottom has its 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB-C port, and stereo speaker. The Dedicated SIM tray is on the left side, then the volume rockers and power button/fingerprint scanner are on the right side. The fingerprint scanner of this phone is also very responsive and fast.
Display and Multimedia Experience
As for the display, this realme C53 has a bright and vibrant IPS LCD screen. The color it produces is very vivid and very clear. I can also clearly see its screen even outdoors.
This phone actually has 6.74 inches with HD+ resolution and a 90Hz screen refresh rate. It’s just that it only has a waterdrop notch, but it also has a Mini Capsule feature that we first saw in the realme C55. Well, it only shows the charge notification, data notification, and step notification. What can you guys say about Mini Capsule, is it just a gimmick or is it useful?
Unfortunately, its speaker quality is not very good. A little lacking in bass and its sound is weak even though it supports up to 150% max volume. Actually, when the volume is at 150%, the bass seems to be disappearing and the treble just increases and then the sound doesn’t get much louder. But you can use wired earphones instead if you want since it has a 3.5mm headphone jack.
When it comes to performance, the realme C53 has a 12nm Unisoc Tiger T612 processor with Mali-G57 GPU. realme has also paired it with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is also enough for daily use. It also supported the Dynamic RAM Expansion feature so it can add up to 6GB Virtual RAM, which will help to make the performance of the phone even smoother.
This phone runs realme UI T Edition based on Android 13. It seems like this T edition is new and lightweight. It also got a 256,845 AnTuTu score which is what we usually see in this category.
However, I encounter some bugs and it is quite unstable which I hope they fix in the next updates. Browsing the internet, social media, and playing games on this phone is fine.
In gaming, it is also smooth in Mobile Legends, although it only supports a High refresh rate and high graphics. The realme C53 also decently runs Call of Duty mobile but only supports medium graphics and a high frame rate, you can experience a little frame drop here since this is a heavy game.
One of the important things in today’s smartphones is the camera quality. This realme C53 has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 50MP main shooter and a depth sensor, and on the front, there is an 8MP selfie camera.
In the sample shots I got, the photos are clear and detailed, especially in good lighting conditions. Because in low-light scenarios, it will struggle, but you can use his Night Mode. Its bokeh effect is also good when in portrait mode.
As for the video, its max resolution is only up to 1080p@30fps which is a standard in the budget category. Just take note that it doesn’t have image stabilization.
This realme C53 also has a 5000mAh battery, which is enough for a whole day of use. Based on my usage, it also lasts one to two days. When it runs out of juice, it can be charged quickly because it already supports 33W SUPERVOOC fast charging. It takes about an hour and a half to charge from 0-100%.
In conclusion, I can say that the realme C53 is a great budget phone based on my personal experience with it. It’s just that he also has disadvantages like its display is only HD+ and the software it runs is not that good. But even so, it can provide almost everything you need in a smartphone. So, if you are looking for an affordable smartphone, include this new realme C53 in your option.
realme C53 Specifications
- Display: 6.74-inch LCD (IPS) w/ 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate, HD+ 1600 x 720 resolution at 260 ppi
- CPU: 1.8GHz 12nm UNISOC T612 octa-core processor
- GPU: Mali-G57
- RAM: 6GB
- ROM: 128GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 2TB (dedicated)
- Rear Camera: 50MP f/1.8 + depth sensor + LED flash
- Front 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
- Dimensions: 167.3 x 76.7 x 7.5 mm
- Weight: 189.5g
- Colors: Mighty Black, Champion Gold
- Others: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, UltraBoom Speaker, USB-C