Realme 1 (4 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Review & Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 6.0 inches, FHD+ Full Screen display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 2.0 GHz Octa-Core 12nm MediaTek Helio P60 processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP Rear camera, 8 MP Front camera with AI beauty
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, 3410 mAh battery, Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE
  • Facial Unlock, AR Stickers, AI Scene recognition
Realme 1 (4 GB) Price in India:

 10,990
on
Availability Details: Amazon Exclusive.
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Strength

  • Beautiful design with unique back
  • Good 18:9 display with slim bezels
  • Excellent performance
  • Good rear camera
  • Decent front camera with AI beautification
  • Latest Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Facial unlock
  • Good battery backup
  • Good value for money

Weakness

  • No fingerprint scanner
  • No fast charging
  • No dual cameras
  • Camera edge detection is not good
  • ColorOS is still cluttered
  • Plastic body


Should You Buy?

The Realme 1 packs in a unique back & beautiful design, excellent performance, decent cameras, latest Android, big narrow bezel display and a good battery backup. However, it doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner and relies only on Facial Unlock which is a big downside, neither does it support fast charging. So, although the Realme 1 is a good phone, it is not the best and you need to make some vital sacrifices, so buying it or not depends on your choices & requirements.

Our Score
71
Out of 100
Performance:
56%
Much Better than Average
Rear Camera:
68%
Much Better than Average
Front Camera:
65%
Better than Average Selfies

0%

User Rating: 3.58 ( 2 votes)

Realme 1 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Realme 1
Manufacturer Realme
AnnouncedMay 2018
ReleasedMay 2018
Body
BuildBezel less, Fibreglass back, Plastic body
Colors
Diamond Black
Solar Red
Dimensions156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm
Weight155 grams
ButtonsOn-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size6.0 inches
Display TypeIPS LCD Full Screen display
ResolutionFull HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density403 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio18:9 aspect ratio
Display Area84.8% screen-to-body ratio
Protection-
TouchscreenYes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor2.0 GHz Octa-Core 12nm Mediatek Helio P60 with Dual-Core AI processor
RAM4 GB
GPUMali-G72 MP3
Storage
Internal64 GB
ExternalmicroSD up to 256 GB
USB OTGYes
Operating System
OS Android 8.1 Oreo
User InterfaceColorOS 5.0
Features-
Cameras
Rear Camera13 MP camera with LED flash
Detailsf/2.2 aperture, PDAF, HDR, AI Scene recognition, Pro mode, Panorama, Time-lapse
Video Recording1080p @30fps
Front Camera8 MP
Detailsf/2.2 aperture, Vivid Bokeh, AR Sticker, AI Beauty
Video Recording1080p @30fps
SIM
SIMDual SIM (dedicated slots)
SIM SizeNano SIM
Battery
Capacity3410 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast ChargingNo
Wireless ChargingNo
Removable BatteryNo
Security and Sensors
SecurityFacial Unlock
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass
Connectivity
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz Dual Band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP, LE
LocationGPS, A-GPS
USB TypemicroUSB 2.0
FM RadioYes
NFCNo
InfraredNo
Sound
SpeakersYes
3.5mm Headphone JackYes
MicrophoneOne primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G BandsGSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G BandsHSDPA 850/ 900/ 2100
4G BandsFDD LTE 1(2100)/ 3(1800)/ 5(850)/ 8(900) TDD LTE 38(2600)/ 40(2300)/ 41(2500)
Speed-
SAR Values
Head-
Body-
Other Features
Notification LEDYes
Water ResistanceNo
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Realme 1 Review:

Oppo, after setting up its footprints in the offline smartphone market in India, is now planning big for the online market, where the competition is fierce and the prices are very competitive and Oppo is definitely not known for reasonable pricing. So, Oppo has introduced its new online exclusive brand ‘Realme’ with an aim to penetrate Xiaomi’s dominating hold in the budget smartphone market. The first phone from the new brand is the Realme 1, which packs heavy specifications for its price.

It sports a big 6.0 inches FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is good in quality and comes with natural colors and good viewing angles. The Realme 1 comes with thin bezels on the top and bottom, because of which it accommodates the big screen in the size of a typical 5.5 inches phone. The phone comes with a fibreglass back and has a diamond cut design, which reflects light in different directions and looks beautiful. The build quality is good but, it is still plastic.

The Realme 1 is powered by a powerful 2.0 GHz Octa Core Mediatek Helio P60 processor, coupled with either 3 GB, 4 GB or 6 GB RAM and Mali-G72 MP3. The performance is very good for day to day usage and powerful enough f some gaming and multitasking. The same processor is used in the Oppo F7 also. The Realme 1 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Oppo’s ColorOS 5.0 running on top. The ColorOS is a very heavily customized Android skin and comes with lots of added features and customizations but looks wise, it still needs to become more minimalistic. It uses AI and Machine Learning to analyse usage pattern and allocate more resources when needed more. It also accelerates games and hides distracting notifications while gaming.

Coming to the cameras, it comes with a 13 MP rear camera with LED flash, the picture quality is good for its price, however, for portrait shots, the AI based edge detection needs to improve a lot. On the front, there is an 8 MP selfie shooter which is decent but not up to the mark of the excellent front cameras we have seen on phones like the Oppo F7. Pictures taken in the night and artificial light turn out grainy. The camera app comes with lots of modes and filters, especially the AR (Augmented Reality) stickers are good and fun to use.

The biggest downside of the Realme 1 is that it doesn’t come with a fingerprint scanner and relies totally upon Facial Unlock, which works well usually but in low light, you will surely miss the fingerprint scanner. Also, the software-based facial unlock is not as secure as a fingerprint scanner so, opting to not include the fingerprint scanner is a mistake, at least for us. The Realme 1 comes with dedicated slots for the two sim cards and the microSD card. Good thing is, it has Dual 4G and Dual VoLTE option so you can use two 4G sim at a time. It comes with 32 GB, 64 GB and 128 GB storage variants, all of which are expandable up to 256 GB. The Realme 1 comes with a non-removable 3410 mAh Li-Ion battery which delivers good battery backup but very disappointingly, it doesn’t come with fast charging support.

Realme 1 (Diamond Black):

Realme 1 (Solar Red):

More on Realme 1:

Realme 1 (4 GB) is suitable to use for:
  • Heavy Users
  • Normal Day to Day Users
  • Heavy Gamers
  • Moderate Gamers
  • Camera Lovers
  • Selfie Lovers
  • Multimedia Consumption

Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

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