Aldi cell phone for 79 euros: hot or junk?

The Realme C11 will soon be available from Aldi Süd. (Image source: Realme)

As of next week, Aldi will again have a cell phone on offer. The price sounds tempting at 79.99 euros, especially since there is also a starter set from Aldi Talk with 10 euros credit. We’ll reveal whether it’s really worth buying.

Aldi offers entry-level smartphone Realme C11 for 79.99 euros

For many people, the name “Aldi” is synonymous with low prices. So if the discounter includes a smartphone in its range, you can expect that you won’t have to pay the moon prices of current flagship models. With a Price of 79.99 euros (watch at Aldi Süd) the Realme C11 fulfills this expectation. It’s off 25 November available from Aldi Süd. But what about the features of the Aldi cell phone?

There, buyers have to make some compromises, as a look at the key technical data shows:

  • 6,5-Zoll-Display (1.600 x 720 Pixel)
  • Unisoc processor (eight cores, maximum 1.6 GHz)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 32 GB memory (expandable)
  • 8 MP main camera
  • 5 MP front camera
  • 5,000-mAh-Battery
  • Android 11

This is how the Aldi cell phone settles at the lower end of the performance scale at. More than the simplest tasks (WhatsApp, surfing or telephony) shouldn’t be possible with the Realme C11. At least the device should have a good battery life due to the combination of a large battery and low-end hardware.

Important to know: The Aldi offer is apparently the Realme C11 in the 2021 version. There is also a technically slightly better version of the Realme cell phone from the previous year.

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As a second cell phone or for smartphone newcomers

So who is the Realme C11 for? Around 80 euros is not a lot of money and much cheaper than mid-range or upper-class smartphones. There is also a starter set from Aldi Talk with a starting credit of 10 euros. However, the meager equipment cannot be ignored.

The Aldi cell phone is therefore only recommended as a second cell phone or for absolute smartphone newcomers, for example for retirees. If you want to spend more money and have higher demands, you will find alternatives in our topic special: Smartphone test 2021: Samsung, iPhone, Xiaomi in comparison.

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