Realme 1 Price in India is Rs.10490 for 4GB/64GB variant and Rs.12990 for 6GB/128GB variant. You can buy Realme 1 Online from Amazon.in. The Realme 1 comes with stunning unique designs - Diamond Black and Solar Red - packing a beautiful 6-inches FHD+ 18:9 screen and a powerful AI enabled Helio P60 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB storage option. No coupon code needed, Shop now!
In May 2018, Oppo and Amazon India partnered to introduce a new smartphone brand named Realme. The first smartphone was named the Realme 1. The speciality of this smartphone is its unique design, that was earlier seen on old Oppo smartphones. Also, this phone offers a very good specifications at low pricing. So let us take a look at the Realme 1 review in order to find out if you should purchase this smartphone or give it a pass. However, do take a quick look at the specifications of the phone below.
The Realme 1 is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor, that runs ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo OS. The mobile comes in three configurations - 3GB RAM with 32GB ROM, 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM and 6GB RAM with 128GB ROM (expandable up to 256GB). It rocks a 6-inch Full HD+ display. In the camera department, we get a 13 megapixel rear shooter along with a 8 megapixel selfie camera. The phone has Dual SIM connectivity along with 4G VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (Dual Band), Bluetooth 4.2 LE and GPS. In the sensor section, we get an accelerometer, ambient light and proximity sensors. Under the hood, the Realme 1 packs in a 3410mAh non-removable battery.
The Realme 1 is a premium looking smartphone as it comes with a bezel-less design and is made up of metal and glass. However, unlike other Chinese smartphones, it comes with a glossy back and symmetrical design that makes the phone look like a diamond with each angle reflecting and shinning different black colors. The symmetrical-artwork and spatial effect are created by compressing 12 layers. The build quality is great and it feels very good in hands. It is not very compact in size because of the 6-inch display and you will need to use both the hands to use the phone properly. It has an ergonomic and modern design as it has minimal bezels on both top and bottom along with super slim bezels on the sides. The edges are circular and thus we get a strong grip. You can use the phone comfortably for longer period without causing any pain in your hands.
Starting with the front of the Realme 1, there is a 6-inch display panel along with the selfie camera, couple of sensors and earpiece. There are no capacitive buttons below the display as we get on-screen buttons for navigation. The volume up/down buttons are situated on the left side while the right side has the power/lock button and tray for SIM and microSD cards. The microUSB port, primary microphone, loudspeaker and the 3.5mm headphone jack are found at the bottom while the top houses the secondary microphone. Turning towards the back, we have the primary camera on the top left with LED flash on its right side. The Realme brand logo is seen in the middle while the Oppo branding is found at the bottom. Underneath the non-removable glass back cover, we get a 3410mAh battery (non-removable). Overall, the Realme 1 has a stunning design along with exciting specifications.
The Realme 1 rocks a 6-inch IPS display, which has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels (Full HD+). It is a bezel-less display that looks very modern and immersive and the resolution is also on point as the best phones in this section now come with Full HD+ resolution. The colors are accurate, brightness levels are very good. The display is quite tall and thus you need to use both of your hands in most situations to use the phone comfortably. The texts, photos and videos look very sharp on this display panel. The viewing angles are good and sunlight legibility is decent as well. The immersive display is great for consuming content. There is no branded protection on top of the display but we get an extra layer of glass that saves it from daily wear and tear.
Coming to the touch response of the Realme 1, it is very fluid and lag free and that is mainly due to the good quality display and smooth interface. Overall, the Realme 1 comes with one of the top displays in its segment that is ready to get used for content consumption and gaming.
The Realme 1 is being powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor clocked at 2GHz. It is quite a powerful processor from the house of MediaTek and it can handle the general day-to-day tasks very well. There were no visible lags or stuttering while performing the basic tasks. Most popular apps and games loaded up fairly quickly. There is an option of 3GB, 4GB and 6GB RAM and all of them perform very well. If you’re an average user, the 3GB RAM variant is sufficient for you. If you’re looking for great performance, you can go for the 4GB RAM model. However, if you want extreme gaming performance along with more storage, you should opt for the 6GB variant. In terms of gaming, you can play most of the high-end games for sure but some of them will run in medium graphics settings. The Realme 1 comes with 32/64/128GB of internal storage, out of which we got around 24/52/112GB of free space. The storage can be extended externally by up to 128GB if you need extra storage. There is no fingerprint sensor on this phone and hence it is going to be disappointing for some users. However, you can unlock the phone using facial recognition and it works quickly and accurately as well.
Coming to the world of connectivity, we get both Dual SIM (nano) option along with 4G VoLTE support. Also, 4G is supported on both the SIM card slots and you can use them simultaneously. There is a 3410mAh battery (non-removable) under the hood, which is quite standard but there is no support for fast charging. You will get above one day of battery life with moderate usage as we get AI battery management.
Overall, the Realme 1 is a very good performer in all the departments.
In the Realme 1 smartphone, there is a 13 megapixel primary rear camera. It is a generic camera and you can click good images in daylight conditions. We got a lot of details and the color saturation was also neutral. However, the photos shot were not so vivid and sharp. They looked a bit dull. Pictures clicked indoors in low light had some amount of grain and noise for sure. The focusing mechanism was not the fastest. HDR mode helps in taking great landscape pictures with a lot of dynamic range. Also, macro images looked quite good with shallow depth of field effect. Although, dual camera setup is missing on the Realme 1 and you can feel the void. Talking about the front-facing camera, we get a 8 megapixel lens and it can take pretty good selfies like most other selfie cameras. However, the speciality of this camera is its A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) and hence the selfies are much better and more vibrant. The A.I. is able to select the best shot, best settings from a lot of combinations and thus you get the best output and it improves overtime.
The camera app of the Realme 1 is very easy to use as it comes with a simple interface. The stock app offers various shooting modes including a pro mode and it is good enough for clicking and editing pictures and videos. The primary camera can shoot Full HD videos but the quality is average. Overall, the Realme 1 has a very good selfie camera but the rear camera is average and dual camera setup is also missing.
The loudspeaker of the Realme 1 is located at the bottom of the device. The speaker sounds quite good and it is loud as well. There is no audio distortion even at the highest volume levels. Although, while playing games or videos, sound will get blocked by your palms. There is a default music app that comes with the phone and it has most of the features that you will require for listening to music. However, you can also download your favorite music app to replace the native player. You’ll not get any earphones in the box and thus you have to purchase a good pair of earphones in case you do not have one.
The Realme 1 is able to play both Full HD and 4K videos very easily as the display and processor are quite powerful. Again, the default video player app is not the best and hence you should download a third-party video player like MX Player for the best possible video watching experience. Overall, the Realme 1 offers a standard audio and video experience.
The Realme 1 runs on Color OS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo OS out of the box. It is certainly an improvement over its previous iterations found in the other Oppo smartphones. However, we are not expecting the Realme 1 to get updated to Android 9.0 OS or later in the future as most budget smartphones are deprived of it and Oppo does not have a good track record. Anyway talking about the interface, the Color OS mainly looks like iOS but it certainly offers great customization options. The icons and settings menu resemble iOS a lot. There are a lot of widgets, wallpapers, effects and themes. Hence, you can make some cosmetic changes according to your choice to change the look of the interface. In terms of stability, the interface is quite smooth and does not lag in general day-to-day usage. There is a Security Centre app that also includes a power manager, notifications disabler, data monitor and memory cleanup tool. The bezel-less design gets complimented with a lot of gestures and hence you can navigate around easily with gestures. We get some pre-installed apps (bloatware) but you can easily delete them in case you do not want to use them. If you do not like Color OS from the house of Oppo, then you can just download any third-party theme such as Pixel Launcher or Nova Launcher to give it a more sophisticated look.
Overall, the Realme 1 comes with the latest Android OS and is very stable and fluid.
The Realme 1 is refreshing smartphone as it comes with a new design language when most smartphones look the same. The diamond reflecting glass back surface is a delight to look at and it offers a premium touch to the phone. This phone has a beautiful design, good Full HD+ display, stable interface, great overall performance, good battery life and great selfie camera. However, it does not have fast charging and fingerprint sensor. Also, the rear camera is average and we do not get dual rear cameras. Although, the biggest selling point of the Realme 1 is its value for money. Hence, if you’re looking great value buy in this range, go for the Realme 1. In case you want to check out the competition, then take a look at the Redmi Note 5, Honor 9 Lite and Moto G6 Play.
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