Semi-announcement. Realme V23i 5G is an inexpensive smartphone with almost no cameras

Photo Semi-announcement. Realme V23i 5G is an inexpensive smartphone with almost no cameras

The first information about the Realme V23i smartphone appeared on Chinese websites back in May. Now the smartphone appeared on the official website, but the characteristics are indicated there, to put it mildly, not completely. I had to collect them from other sites. It seems that the puzzle came together, but of course, there is no exact certainty that nothing is confused anywhere.

Apparently, we have an almost exact copy of the OPPO A57 5G smartphone. It seems that the charging speed is different. And the chipset is different. MediaTek Dimensity 810 was replaced by MediaTek Dimensity 700. However, these are very close chips. And by moschnosti, and characteristics. Just Dimensity 810 a bit more modern. 6 nm manufacturing process instead of 7 nm, 120 Hz screens are supported, etc. Well, Dimensity 700 is already a classic. We are waiting for 300-350 thousand points in AnTuTu.


You can also write Realme V20 5G and Realme Q5x 5G as close relatives. But they have a slightly different screen and front camera, and the appearance is slightly different.

Memory. Now on sale there is a variety of 4 + 128 GB. Apparently, there should/may also be an 8+256 GB version. There is support for memory cards.

The battery is great. capacious- 5000 mAh. The charging speed seems to be 33 W (versus 10 W for OPPO).

Screen. Everything is ambiguous here. On the one hand, the refresh rate increased to 90 Hz, which is good. On the other hand, the resolution is only 720x1612, which at a diagonal of 6.56" (103 cm²) gives a modest 269 dpi.

Well, the Achilles' heel is a set of cameras. Which suits a budget smartphone, but not one that tries to pretend to be a mid-range device. The front camera has a resolution of 8 MP. The rear camera is dual, 13 + 2 MP - the main module and, probably, a depth sensor. Or macro. Not withugh.

Other. There is no NFC module. There is Type-C, standard audio output and dual-band Wi-Fi. The fingerprint scanner is correct, combined with the side power button.

Price. In May, the Realme V23i was said to be priced at ¥1399 (₽12200, $204) for the 4+128GB version and ¥1599 (₽14000, $233) for the 8+256GB version. However, now they want ¥1999 (₽17,500, $291) for the device. What kind of characteristics is frankly too much.

It is unlikely that Realme V23i will appear outside of China. Although it may appear on Ali.

Realme V23i 5G Key Features:

ScreenS-IPS, 6.56", 103 cm², 720x1612, 269 ppi,90 Hz, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Dimensity 700
2.2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali G57 MC2 Memory RAM 4-8 GB, ROM 128-256 GB, Micro-SD up to 1 TB, LPDDR4X, UFS2.2 Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G
GSM Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, fast charging 33.00 W Dimensions163.8 x 75.1 x 8 mm Weight186 g Rear camera: dual, flash, autofocus
- 13 MP
- 2 MP
front camera: 8 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 12, ColorOS 12 SensorsFingerprint scanner (side) USBType-C v2.0

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