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Realme C21Y Review, Specifications and Price in Kenya

Realme C21Y Review, Specifications and Price in Kenya

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Realme C21Y Review, Specifications and Price in Kenya

Realme C21Y is an upgrade to the previous Realme C21, a number of specs have changed on this particular device and it’s a mid-range budget phone deemed to be geared towards adding specs that were unavailable to the previous and upgrade some. It is expected to be out in the market on June 18th 2021.

Realme C21Y Key Specifications
Price Ksh 16,170 – Ksh 21,560
Global Average Price 174USD
Material Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Weight 194g
Dimension 164.5x76x9.1mm
Display 6.50 inches IPS LCD 60Hz water drop notch
Resolution 720×1600 pixels
Pixel Density 270PPI
Chipset UniSoc T610
CPU 0cta-core (2×1.8GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8GHz cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52
SIM Card Dual SIM (Nano SIM, dual stand-by)
Network Connectivity 4G
OS Android 11
Storage 32GB
Card Slot MicroSDXC (dedicated slot) up to 256GB
Main Camera 13MP, f/2.2 (main), 2MP f/2.4 (macro), 2MP, f/2.4 (mono camera)
Features LED flash, HDR, face detection
Video [email protected]
Front Camera 5MP
Features HDR
Video [email protected]
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm Jack Yes
Sensors Light, proximity, accelerometer, fingerprint (rear mounted)
Battery 5000mAh Li-Po, non-removable
Charging 10W fast charging
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Hotspot
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.1
FM Radio Yes
USB microUSB 2.0
Colors Cross black, cross blue
Realme C21Y More Specifications, Review and Price in Kenya
Realme C21Y Body & Display

Realme C21Y measures 164.5×76.0x9.1mm and weighs 194g, it is made of glass front, plastic back and a plastic frame. It is a dual SIM (Nano-SIM).

The device features 6.50 inches huge IPS LCD waterdrop notch display. It’s a big display and perhaps one of the outstanding feature of this device since it’s a budget phone. It has a resolution of 720×1600 pixels and a pixel density of 270 PPI. It has a basic 60Hz refresh rate for liquid smooth scrolling through apps.


Realme C21Y Connectivity
  • Realme C21Y, is fitted with UniSoc T610 (12nm) Soc, an Octa-core (2×1.8GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8GHz Cortex-A55) processor and Mali-G52 GPU for, 4G network connectivity, on device AI recognition, best photography, ability to play high loading games and greatly reduced power consumption.
  • Included in the device are; Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth v.5.1 for file and clear sound sharing, MicroUSB 2.0, A-GPS for positioning, FM Radio and recording.
Realme C21Y Storage

It is based in Android version 11 and comes with 3GB of RAM to keep as many background apps to your wish as possible without lagging and 32GB of internal storage to keep all your files. If that’s not enough, the device allows you to expand your memory to 256GB through a microSDXC dedicated card slot in the device.

Realme C21Y Camera
  • I am a very big fan of camera and it is true that anyone considering to buy a phone has to look into camera specs, be it a flagship, mid-range or budget phone, one has to choose a device with camera specs relatively fair to the price. Realme C21Y comes with a triple rear camera set up consisting of a 13MP, f/2.2 26m (wide) main camera, a 2MP, f/2.4 (macro) camera and a 2MP, f/2.4 (depth sensor) for your best photography even in low light with LED flash, HDR and Panorama features. Never miss a moment.
  • A 5MP, f/2.2 (wide) front facing camera is also in place to give you clear selfies anytime, anywhere together with HDR feature.
  • Both the rear and front camera of the device have [email protected] video recording.
Realme C21Y Battery

Maybe one of the most outstanding feature of the Realme C21Y, the all-powerful 5000mAh Li-Po, non-removable battery able to last for two days surviving on a single chance even when on heavy usage. Low battery will have to be the least of your worries in this device. It also comes with 10W fast-charger so that you are always ready to go out anytime.

Network Connectivity

C21Y is a Dual SIM (Nano SIM, dual stand-by) device with GSM, HSPA and LTE network connectivity and GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100 and 4G 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41 network bands.


It has a loudspeaker and a 3.5mm Jack for aux and external sound sharing.


Sensors on board include a Light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyro and rear mounted fingerprint sensor.


Realme C21Y Price in Kenya

Realme C21Y is expected to reach the Kenyan market for a price ranging from Ksh 16,170 – Ksh 21,560, it is quite unsure at the moment of what the actual price will be. It is expected to be available in cross black and crss blue colors.


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