Oppo Sub brand Realme has launched its first smartphone Realme 1 4G Smartphone at rs. 7,999 price category and made exclusively on Amazon.in site. Oppo introduced this new realme brand to compete with Xiaomi Redmi Smartphones. We all know Redmi is leader in budget segment. Is Realme 1 is right competitor to Redmi? How good Realme 1 delivers performance in real time? Is it value for money? Lets check out all these answers below.
Realme 1 is powered by Oppo Brand with similar design on both back & front expect oppo branding on backside.The design is pretty similar to Oppo F7 with signature Diamond Black back. The main interesting part is the smartphone is powered by Mediatek P60 AI processor which was first mid-range processor coupled with AI Chip. Realme brand claims it had AI powered photos and AI battery management.
In terms of pricing Realme 1 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage Variant Priced at Rs. 8,990, 4GB RAM and 64GB Storage Variant priced at Rs. 10,990 and 6GB RAM and 128GB Variant priced at Rs. 13,990.
The Amazon Exclusive Realme 1 flash sale on 15th May 2018, 12 Noon.
Realme 1 Launch Offers.
- 5% Extra Cashback on SBI Cards.
- No Cost EMIs.
- Jio Digital Benefits benefits upto Rs. 4,850.
- Get 80% Off on your first kindle eBooks.
Realme 1 Specifications
SIM Type: Dual Sim.
Hybrid Sim Slot: Yes
Removable Battery: No
OTG Compatible: Yes
Battery Capacity: 3410mAh
Display Size: 6.0 inch.
Resolution: 2160 x 1080 pixels
Resolution Type: FullHD+
Other Display Features: IPS LCD Display
Operating System: Android Marshmallow 8.1
UI Skin: ColorsOS 5.0
Processor Company: Mediatek
Processor Core: Octa Core MT6770 Processor
Clock Speed: 2.0 GHz
Processor Architecture: 64-bit
Internal Storage: 32GB/64GB/128GB
Expandable Storage: Yes
Memory Card Slot Type: Nano SIM and Nano SIM.
Sensors list: Light Sensor, G-sensor, E-compass.
Primary Camera: 13 megapixel
Secondary Camera: 8 megapixel
Video Recording: Yes
Network Type: 4G VOLTE, 3G, 2G
Supported Networks: 4G LTE, 4G LTE
Internet Connectivity: 4G, 3G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE
Pre-installed Browsers: Android, Chrome
Bluetooth Support: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 4.2
Wi-Fi Version: 802.11 b/g/n
USB Tethering: Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes
Map Support: Google Maps
GPS Support: Yes
FM Radio: Yes
Music Player: Yes
Audio Formats: MP3
Audio Jack: 3.5 mm
Video Player Formats: MP4
YouTube Player: Yes
Realme 1 Pros
- Oppo Realme 1 comes with 6.0 Inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display Screen with 18:9 aspect ratio with 2160 x 1080 pixels resolution. Display viewing angles and display under sunlight conditions are good.
- In terms of camera department, It employs 13MP Primary Camera and 8MP Selfie Camera. Both the front and back cameras are single lens, no dual camera implementation. But as company claims, front camera can shot portrait selfies using some software algorithm.
- It comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB Internal Storage. User can expand the storage upto 128GB via dedicated MicroSD Slot. Anyway till now in budget segment we have not seen 6GB RAM Phones.
- Realme 1 powered by Mediatek MT6771 P60 Octa Core Processor clocks 2.0 GHz speed. The Graphics is handled by Mali G72 mp3 Chipset. In terms of processing and gaming performance you get best experience.
- The dedicated 2 Core APU enables AI Battery Management, AI Beauty and other AI Functionalities.
- The device runs on latest Android Oreo 8.1 OS with ColorOS 5.0 skin on top. It completely same as wee seen on Oppo devices.
- Realme 1 Supports 4G VoLTE technology. You can make Voice Calls and Video Calls through LTE networks.
Realme 1 Cons
- No Fingerprint Scanner. This was major disadvantage for Realme 1, users have to rely on face unlock/pin/pattern. In night conditions and very low light conditions faceunlock doesn’t work at all. As of now face unlock is not perfect replacement for fingerprint scanner and it doesn’t allow you to authenticate purchases.
- No Dual Camera setup.
- No Display Protection.
- No EIS.
Realme 1 FAQ
Question: Does the Realme 1 have dual SIM Slots?
Answer: Yes, it has dual SIM slots, with dedicated expandable storage slot.
Question: Does the Realme 1 have microSD expansion option?
Answer: Yes, the device supports microSD expansion up to 256 GB .
Question: What are the color options?
Answer: The device will be available in Dark Gray and Gold color options.
Question: Does the Realme 1 have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?
Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Question: What all sensor does it have?
Answer: The Realme 1 comes with Distance Sensor, Light Sensor, G-sensor, E-compass.
Question: What is the SoC used in the Realme 1?
Answer: The Realme 1 Smartphone comes with an AI Powered Mediatek Helio P60 Octa Core Soc which is clocked at 2.0GHz.
Question: How is the display of the Realme 1?
Answer: The Realme 1 comes with a 6.0 inch IPS FullHD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) IPS display.
Question: Does the Realme 1 support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.
Question: Which OS version, OS type runs on the phone?
Answer: The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS, ColorsOS 5.0 Skin on top.
Question: Does it have capacitive buttons or on-screen buttons?
Answer: The device comes with On-Screen touch buttons.
Question: Does it Realme 1 come with a fingerprint sensor?
Answer: No, it don’t have any fingerprint sensor.
Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on Realme 1?
Answer: No, the device can only play videos up to FullHD (1920 x 1080 pixels ).
Question: Does it support USB OTG?
Answer: Yes, Oppo’s Realme 1 Supports USB OTG.
Question: Does Battery is good?
Answer: Yes, Realme 1 comes with 3410mAh Battery capacity, You can use handset throughout day with out interruptions.
Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?
Answer: No, it does not comes with a gyroscope sensor.
Question: Is it waterproof?
Answer: No, the device is not waterproof.
Question: Does it have NFC?
Answer: No, the device does not support NFC.
Question: How good is the camera quality of the Realme 1?
Answer: The device comes with 13MP Primary Camera along with 8MP Secondary camera with Flash.
Question: Does it have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS)?
Answer: No, the device does not come with OIS.
Question: Can the Realme 1 be connected to a Bluetooth headset?
Answer: Yes, the device can be connected to a Bluetooth headset.
Question: Is Mobile Hotspot Internet Sharing supported?
Answer: Yes, you can create hotspot to share internet from this device.
In my opinion, Realme 1 3GB RAM Variant is perfect budget smartphone considering AI Powered Mediatek Helio P60 Processor, True Dual VoLTE Support, Face Unlock and Good AI selfie camera. But there are two minor disadvantages like following:
#1. No Fingerprint Scanner, it definitely plays a major role while purchasing a budget smartphone.
#2. No Dual Camera setup.
As I mentioned earlier Realme 1 3GB RAM Variant is seems strong competitor for all Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5, Redmi Y1 and Redmi 5 smartphones.
Oppo’s Realme 1 can be best choice for users who wants to buy smartphone under Rs. 10,000 price segment. But Currently Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro are the best smartphones to consider under Rs. 15,000 price segment.
What are your thoughts on the Realme 1 device? Let me know in the comments below.