realme C65: Unstoppable digital partner with unbeatable value

The realme C65 is the ideal choice for navigating the digital world with its lag-free performance and secure fast-charging experience.

Efficiency, quality, and essentiality are a rare combination yet it happened in the realme C65. This well-rounded device is a complete package for those who want to start their journey on social media, online selling platforms, and other areas of the digital space, at a friendly price point.

Consistent Quality

The realme C65 intertwines premium quality and captivating design. It’s battery life, compact size, and durability make this smartphone a perfect fit for everyone without breaking the bank.

realme designed the C65 as a solid handset but only weighing 185 grams and having a thickness of just 7.64 millimeters. Both the front and rear are well-made to meet every user’s needs and visual desires.

The realme C65 features a 6.72-inch IPS LCD display with 720p resolution for crisp and clear viewing experience. It also supports up to 90 Hz refresh rate for buttery smooth navigation and browsing and 90 FPS gaming for supported titles. A punch hole cutout is shown at the top which holds the 8 MP selfie camera.

The impressive display and charming design are nothing if the smartphone is unprotected. So, realme included dust and water resistance, IP54 rating, on the C65 to prevent dust from accumulating on the device and protect it from water splashes.

The back of the phone shows the dual-rear camera system consisting of 50 MP and 2 MP sensors. The camera island is sleek and appropriately placed on the left side but is a charmer, thanks to its shimmering design. The rest of the back boasts the Shining Starlight, which incorporates an advanced 300-nm seven-layer coating for an enchanting look.

Check the gallery below for the sample photos.

See the sample video recording in action below.

TÜV Rheinland Certified

Having a good display means that online content is very satisfying to watch for hours. But not many smartphones are equipped with eye protection.

The realme C65 sports a suite of eye care features to reduce eye strain. It’s TÜV Rheinland Certified with 48-month fluency rating and low blue-light certification. Software solutions on the device cut down harmful blue light so users can watch their favorite content for hours.

Meanwhile, the fluency rating represents realme’s commitment to quality. The realme C65 can maintain peak performance over time in different scenarios, including frequent app switching, gaming, and harsh conditions, like extreme temperatures and humidity.

Reliable Peak Performance

Speaking of peak performance, the realme C65 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G85 processor, clocked up to 2.0 GHz. This chipset can deliver the needed performance for day-to-day tasks, such as browsing online content, updating social media, and even casual gaming.

Besides the fluency rating, realme promises something that other brands won’t in this price segment. It’s software support for up to three years! realme C65 can get two major software upgrades during its software support window, maintaining solid performance.

Assisting the device in peak performance is the 8 GB onboard RAM, expandable up to 8 GB using an exclusive feature. The Dynamic RAM expansion can give the realme C65 up to 16 GB of RAM in total. No more troubles in app switching and keeping apps in the background for easy and quick access.

Never run out of storage because the smartphone comes with a massive 256 GB of ROM. It can hold at least 860 TV series episodes or over 53,700 songs or more than 53,700 images. You can also install up to 70 games!

In case you’ve used up that massive onboard storage, expand the realme C65 by inserting a microSD to its dedicated slot. The device supports up to 2 TB of expandable storage. Store more memories, music, videos, and other files!

Fast and Safe Charging

The realme C65 is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery, tanky enough for a whole day. But what makes realme’s offering different from others is the safe, fast charging protocol.

The large battery can last up to 28.7 days in idle, up to 36.5 hours of phone calls, 16.6 hours of YouTube marathon, 81.6 hours of sound trip, and up to 8.3 hours of FPS gaming. If you’re into Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, the realme C65 can last up to 6.4 hours.

As mentioned, the realme C65 comes with safe charging despite the blazing fast charging rate. The handset supports 45 W SUPERVOOC turbo charging that immediately juices up from zero to 50% in just 30 minutes. It will only take 77 minutes to reach 100%.

During charging, charging algorithms like the VCT Intelligent Tuning Algorithm will kick in to monitor and automatically adjust the voltage and current for optimized charging performance. Thus, fast charging the realme C65 won’t damage the battery since it’s intelligent enough to prioritize the delicate balance between heat and current. 

Here are the other battery protocols included in the realme C65:

Battery ProtocolDescription
VFC Trickle Charging AlgorithmSlow down the charging at the last 10% to conserve battery health.
FFC ChargingPaired with the VFC Trickle Charging, FFC Charging optimizes charging efficiency between 90% and 100%. 
Safety ProtectionsGuarantee safe fast charging for all components, including the charger, data cable, and battery.
Intelligent ChargingLearn the user’s habits and charging patterns to optimize the charging rate for better battery health.
Extremely Cold ModeDetect ambient temperatures and enhance charging performance when the temperature is 0℃ and below.

Compared to other models in the same price segment, the realme C65 boasts a total charge cycle of 1,600 in terms of maximum battery efficiency. The phone still performs considerably well even after that total cycle.

realme didn’t ignore the numerous charging protocols worldwide. So, the brand developed C65 with 18 W QuickCharge, Dart, and 15 W VOOC charging support. SuperDart and 33 W SUPERVOOC are supported as well.

In an event another device is desperate for power, the realme C65 can rescue using its reverse wired charging via OTG. This one supports 5 V/1.2 A.

Stunning Audio

Many brands are eliminating the legacy 3.5 mm headphone jack across segments, be it entry-level, mid-range, or flagship. However, realme remembers that true audiophiles will want such a port on their phone.

The realme C65 still features this coveted legacy audio jack so users can connect their favorite headphones and get themselves immersed in their playlist. But they can also immerse the room into their music or games.

The realme C65 can take the audio experience to the next level with its UltraBoom speaker. This can boost the volume to 200% using audio algorithms. Now, everyone can enjoy the gift of music!

real Essentials

The realme C65 has a suite that some don’t know about. It has several handy features, ready to take on delicate situations. These are real Essentials and are most welcome for all users.

real Essentials FeaturesDescription
Air GesturesPerform gestures by detecting hand gestures using the selfie camera.
Dynamic ButtonActivate an app or function using the custom-mapped key command on the power button.
Mini Capsule 2.0Show important information like notifications and toggles around the selfie camera.
Rainwater Smart TouchIntelligently detect the user’s taps and swipes with 96% accuracy when the display or hands are wet.
Smart Code ScanScan QR codes quickly by double tapping the upper back of the phone. Compatible with GCash, PayMaya, Grab, and other payment platforms.
Customized Lowest BrightnessLower the brightness level down to 1 nit.
AI BoostEnhance performance for productivity or gaming.
Riding ModeNavigate through dedicated apps when driving or riding. Google Maps, music apps, Google Dialer, and Google Contacts are supported.


The realme C65 has everything you need at this price point. But we have a few suggestions that the brand may want to consider for its successor.

  1. Display: Although the 720p resolution has good visuals and is particularly excellent on the battery, a 1080p display is essential for those who like playing mobile games.
  2. Charging: The 45 W fast charging is already a blast. Though, gamers want a bit more.
  3. Refresh rate: By the time the successor of the realme C65 arrives, many AAA gaming titles are capable of 120 FPS. That means 120 Hz refresh rate support.

Final Thoughts

The realme C65 is a steal! It has everything you need on a smartphone at this price point. From build quality and design to performance and battery, the handset covers them.

The realme C65 sports unique features considered difficult to combine in this segment. IP54 rating, two major Android upgrades, and an intelligent battery and charging system packed in a single smartphone. Moreover, it has an impressive list of services often missing on other phones, including flagships.

If you’re seeking a well-rounded partner for your digital journey, the realme C65 is the perfect companion for a digital naive or seeker and those who love to be in the know, never to miss anything in the digital space.

The realme C65 is available in a single configuration of 8+256GB for an SRP of PHP 9,999 on Lazada, Shopee, TikTok Shop, and realme’s official website. It comes in Starlight Black and Starlight Purple colorways.


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