Lenovo has yesterday launched Lenovo A5 smartphone in India in two variants – 2GB RAM 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage and 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage priced at Rs 5,999 and Rs 6,999 respectively. Here we have compared the Lenovo A5 with a recently launched popular smartphone Realme C1 which comes in a single variant of 2GB with 16GB storage at Rs 6,999.
The comparison of both the phones has been done on the basis of their features and specification only. After reading this article, we are pretty sure you can make an informed decision that which phone will suit your requirements in the best way. So let’s find out which one is worth buying at this price range.
Design and Display
The Lenovo A5 comes with a plastic back and a metal frame which is of decent build quality. On the other hand, Realme C1 smartphone comes loaded with a premium look with its glass design on its back. Obviously, Realme C1 has a more appealing look than the Lenovo C5 with its glossy finish.
Lenovo A5 features a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 720 x 1440 pixels in resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. Realme C1 features a 6.2-inch HD+ fullscreen display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and aspect ratio of 19:9. Both the phones come with HD+ display but Realme C1 comes with a larger display with a notch as well. So people who like a big display phone with notch can opt for Realme C1 while small display lovers with simple phone design can buy the Lenovo A5.
The Realme C1 is powered by a Snapdragon 450 chipset which at any particular day will perform faster than the MediaTek MT6739 processor inside the Lenovo A5. The Realme C1 comes only in a single variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage while the Lenovo phone comes in two variants – 2GB/16GB and 3GB/32GB. The Lenovo A5 is priced at Rs 5,999 and is Rs 1,000 cheaper than Realme C1 which retails at Rs 6,999. In terms of performance, the Realme C1 clearly has an upper hand here with a relatively powerful Snapdragon 450 chipset.
Realme C1 smartphone runs on ColorOS 5.2, which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo while the Lenovo A5 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with the company’s own custom interface ZUI 3.9 on top. Since both the phones run on Android 8.1 Oreo topped over by their respective skins, there is nothing compare about. The final choice purely depends on your preference.
Now coming to the optics department, the Realme C1 comes with a dual rear camera setup a combination of a 13-megapixel (f/2.2, AF) primary lens and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4 aperture) secondary depth sensor. Lenovo A5 features a single 13-megapixel rear sensor with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture. For the front, Realme C1 has a 5-megapixel shooter while the Lenovo phone features an 8-megapixel camera for selfies and video calling with f/2.2 aperture.
We have done the review of the Realme C1 and found that the camera shots came out to be pretty good and portrait shot from the rear camera was also average as well. The low light performance is also quite average for Realme C1.
Although we have not reviewed the Lenovo A5 yet, the setup is pretty standard and there’s nothing much to expect from a budget camera like this. The camera is one of the USPs of the Realme C1 and its dual camera setup scores over Lenovo A5 single camera. The secondary camera at the back of Realme C1 provides enhanced depth of field or bokeh effect.
Battery and Connectivity
Battery life is one of the most looked after aspect while buying a smartphone. The Realme C1 is packed with a 4,230mAh battery which gives a decent one and half day under normal usage. Whereas the Lenovo A5 has a lesser 4000 mAh battery capacity which manages to last for a day. There is only a minimal battery capacity difference in both the phones. Meanwhile, in terms of connectivity, both these devices comes with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, Micro USB 2.0 etc. So nothing much to compare in connectivity part.
The Realme C1 is surely one of the most premium-looking smartphones in the under Rs 8,000 price segment. As compared to Lenovo A5, the Realme C1 certainly looks good with its better processor, bigger battery, dual rear cameras and a bigger display with a notch. The Realme phone might be Rs 1,000 costlier than Lenovo A5 but it beats the Lenovo phone down on several counts and thus worth the extra bucks.