Samsung Galaxy J4+ vs Realme C1 Specs Comparison

The Realme C1 was recently launched in the Philippines. The company dubbed it as the entry-level smartphone to beat them all. Now, let’s see if it has the specs to defeat Samsung’s own budget contender, the Galaxy J4+.

Samsung Galaxy J4+ vs Realme C1 Specs Comparison
 Galaxy J4+ or Realme C1?

Samsung Galaxy J4+ vs Realme C1 Specs Comparison

DeviceSamsung Galaxy J4+Realme C1
Display6-inch 2.5D curved IPS screen w/ HD+ 1480 x 720 resolution at 274 ppi6.2-inch 2.5D curved In-Cell IPS screen w/ HD+ 1440 x 720 resolution at 260 ppi
CPU
1.4GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
1.8GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor
GPUAdreno 308Adreno 506
RAM2GB2GB
ROM16GB expandable via microSD card slot up to 512GB (dedicated)16GB expandable via microSD card slot (dedicated)
Back Camera13MP f/1.9 w/ AF and LED flash13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera5MP f/2.25MP f/2.2 w/ AI Beauty 2.0
Battery
3,300mAh
4,230mAh
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Android 8.1 Oreo w/ ColorsOS 5.1
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n (2.4GHz), 4G LTE Cat 4, Bluetooth 4.2 ANT+, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual SIM
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4G LTE, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, dual SIM
SensorsAccelerometer, light, proximity
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Others
Fingerprint sensor, Colors: black, gold
Face unlock, Colors: ocean blue, deep black
Dimensions161.4 x 76.9 x 7.9 mm156.2 x 75.6 x 8.2 mm
Weight
178 g
168 g
PricePHP 6,990
PHP 5,990 (PHP 5,490 flash sale price)

The entry-level to get is?

J4+
J4+


Build/Design – The Galaxy J4+ has a smooth glossy glass-like back. The Realme C1 also has that type of material at the back. Both are mostly made out of plastic and a 2.5D glass screen. However, only the Realme C1 has the tougher Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the screen.

Interestingly, the C1 is also the smaller smartphone despite having the bigger 6.2-inch screen compared with the 6-inch screen of the J4+. It is due to its smaller bezels and higher screen aspect ratio. It goes with a 19:9 screen and 88 percent of screen to body ratio.

A3s with the bigger screen
A3s with the bigger screen

Display – The J4+ comes with a large 6-inch HD+ screen. Again, the 6.2-inch screen of the Realme C1 is bigger. But, the pixel density of the J4+ is a bit higher. Both are using IPS panels. Quality is comparable in real life.
Specs – It is clear that the Realme C1 is equipped with the beefier specs. It has the more powerful Snapdragon 450 processor. It’s a chip commonly found on phones in the PHP 10K price range. It is even paired with the Adreno 506 GPU which can handle some heavy games at medium settings.

On the other hand, the J4+ only has the Snapdragon 425 processor. It is an entry-level chip designed to run light tasks.

Both have 2GB RAM/16GB ROM. Both are also expandable with a dedicated microSD slot. The J4+ has a higher expandable storage up to 512GB. But who will buy a microSD card that is even more expensive than the phone?

The battery capacity of the Realme C1 is also way higher. It goes with a 4,230mAh battery versus the 3,300 of Samsung.

Dual-cam!
Dual-cam!

Cameras – The Galaxy J4+ is equipped with a 13MP sensor with bright f/1.9 aperture size. It could be the slightly better low light shooter. But in our actual test, the Realme C1 should compete very well with any under PHP 10K smartphone. It has a 13MP f/2.2 + 2MP f/2.4 dual-camera setup.

For selfies, both arrived with a 5MP sensor. But, only Realme has AI to ensure better looking selfies.

Other features – Both have 4G LTE and Bluetooth 4.2. The GPS of J4+ is more complete. It goes with GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou.

Samsung Galaxy J4+ advantages – Brighter f/1.9 rear camera, near complete GPS
Realme C1 advantages – Speedier processor, better GPU, larger battery capacity, dual-camera, AI selfie camera, higher LTE category, more affordable price tag

Our thoughts

The Galaxy J4+ is a decent entry-level smartphone priced at PHP 6,990. It even has a stylish glossy back cover and a big 6-inch HD+ screen.

But, it is very clear in this comparison that the new Realme C1 is way ahead in terms of overall specs. 

The amazing thing? The Realme C1 is even more affordable than the Galaxy J4+.

Now, who are you picking?

Author: Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).