Poco C51 Review: New Entry-Level Contender

Suji Sugathan
May 24, 2023

Recently, Poco released the Poco C51, an entry-level smartphone with a price tag of about Rs. 8,000, on the Indian market.

Although there are numerous smartphones in this price range, only a select few actually provide a reasonable balance of features and performance.

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In the market, smartphones like the Lava Yuva 2 Pro and Moto E13 compete with the C51. Is the Poco C51 a wise investment at this pricing point? Learn more from this review.

Poco C51 price in India

A single 4GB RAM/64GB storage edition of the Poco C51 has been released, and it costs Rs. 7,999. There are two colour choices for it: Power Black and Royal Blue, and we will be reviewing the latter.

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Poco C51 design and software

Entry-level smartphones frequently have relatively straightforward designs, and there isn't usually much to say about the build quality. With the Poco C51, this is not the case.

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Poco C51 Review: Premium design on a budget

In my opinion, the smartphone outperforms its competitors in terms of design, grip, and build quality. It includes a back panel made of polycarbonate with a gritty feel that I found to be comfortable to hold even for extended periods of time.

Even though it weighs 192g, it has an excellent grip and the weight is dispersed evenly so that it does not feel heavy in the hand.

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Poco C51 performance and battery life

A MediaTek Helio G36 SoC powers the Poco C51, which runs Android 13 Go Edition, a stripped-down version of Android 13.

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Sadly, even with this light version of Android, the software experience is not as slick as I would have expected. The phone was extremely slow even with routine use, even before I loaded any apps or data. Apps often took a long time to launch, and multitasking had a noticeable lag.

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Poco C51 Review: Premium design on a budget

Even though it is unfair to anticipate much from benchmark results for an entry-level device, here are some data. AnTuTu gave the Poco C51 a score of 101,771, and in the Car Chase and T-Rex test suites of GFXbench, it produced 5.7 fps and 29 fps, respectively.

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The C51 can play Call of Duty: Mobile, however loading times were extremely long, and there was occasionally a slight lag even at the lowest graphical settings.

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The smartphone performed well with simpler games like Clash of Clans, Candy Crush Saga, Shadow Fight 4, etc.

Poco C51 cameras

With two back cameras, the Poco C51 has an 8-megapixel primary camera and a VGA (0.3-megapixel) depth sensor. Under ideal lighting conditions, the primary camera produces average-looking pictures.

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In many photographs, the hues appear flat, and some of them were overexposed. The performance of HDR was also inconsistent. However, the majority of the images may still be used for social media without requiring any editing.

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As shots in portrait mode either had very little bokeh or the backdrop was overexposed, the depth sensor doesn't seem to perform much. Additionally, the blurry background seemed quite unnatural.

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