Realme U1 (4/64 GB)

Full Specifications, Price, Pros & Cons, Should you Buy?

Key Specs:
  • 6.3 inches, FHD+ Bezel-less 19.5:9 display with notch
  • 2.1 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P70 processor
  • 4 GB RAM, 64 GB Internal Storage, microSD up to 256 GB
  • 13 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras, 25 MP Front camera
  • Android 9.0 Pie, ColorOS 6, 3500 mAh battery, 10W Charging
  • Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Dual SIM, 4G/VoLTE
Realme U1 (4/64 GB) Price in India:

 13,490
on

 10,999
on
Variants:
Availability Details:
Available online only. Also available on company's online store.
OS Updates?
May get future Android & ColorOS updates


Strength

  • Excellent, one of the best front cameras for the price
  • Good rear cameras & good camera app
  • Big, beautiful & good quality display
  • Good design with glass-like back
  • Smooth and powerful performance
  • Latest Android with decent UI & useful features in ColorOS
  • Face unlock + Fast Fingerprint scanner
  • Decent battery backup
  • Dedicated slots for two SIM & microSD card
  • Great value for money

Weakness

  • Plastic body
  • No notification LED
  • No USB Type-C
  • Just 10W Charging


Should You Buy?

Overall, the Realme U1 is a good smartphone with good design, good quality display, good performance, decent battery, good software features & UI after the Android 9 Pie update and good rear camera quality but the best thing about the phone is its big 25 MP selfie shooter which has amazing quality for the price. So, the math is simple, it is a good smartphone with the best front camera and is recommended for the users who give the highest importance to selfies, however, other users can get a more powerful smartphone with better user experience, bigger battery and better rear cameras around a similar price.

Our Score
78
Out of 100
Performance:
55%
Rear Camera:
70%
Front Camera:
85%
Battery:
67%
Value for Money:
94%
User Experience:
70%

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Realme U1 (4/64 GB) VS its Top 3 Competitors:
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What's better compared to Realme U1 (4/64 GB)?
Performance, Rear camera, Design, Bigger battery, More features
What's weaker compared to Realme U1 (4/64 GB)?
Selfies, Thicker
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What's weaker compared to Realme U1 (4/64 GB)?
Selfies, Design, Smaller screen, Display, Thicker
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What's better compared to Realme U1 (4/64 GB)?
Bigger battery, More features
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Performance, Selfies, Thicker

Realme U1 Full Specifications:
Phone Details
Phone Name(s) Realme U1
Manufacturer Realme
Announced November 2018
Released December 2018
Body
Build Plastic body with glossy glass-like finish
Colors
Brave Blue
Fiery Gold
Ambitious Black
Dimensions 157 x 74 x 8 mm
Weight 168 grams
Buttons On-screen navigation buttons, Power button, Volume rocker
Display
Screen Size 6.3 inches
Display Type Bezel-less IPS LCD display with Dewdrop Notch
Resolution FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels)
Pixel Density 409 pixels per inch (PPI)
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Display Area 90.8% screen-to-body ratio
Protection 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Touchscreen Yes, Capacitive, Multitouch
Performance
Processor Octa-core Mediatek Helio P70 (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 cores & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 cores), 12nm
RAM 4 GB
GPU Mali-G72 MP3
Storage
Internal 64 GB
External microSD up to 256 GB
USB OTG Yes
Operating System
OS Launched with Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface ColorOS 6
Cameras
Rear Camera 13 MP + 2 MP Dual cameras with Single LED flash
Details 13 MP sensor: f/2.2 aperture lens, PDAF
2 MP depth sensor: f/2.4 aperture lens
Video Recording 1080p @30fps, 720p @90fps
Front Camera 25 MP
Details Sony IMX576 sensor, f/2.0 aperture lens, 1.8µm Large Pixel, 4 in 1 Pixels, Multi-frame Noise Reduction
Video Recording 1080p @30fps
SIM
SIM Dual SIM (dedicated slots)
SIM Size Nano SIM
Battery
Capacity 3,500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Fast Charging 10W, 5V 2A charging
Wireless Charging No
Removable Battery No
Security and Sensors
Security Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Sensors M-sensor, Gravity Sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Light and Proximity Sensor
Connectivity
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, 2.4GHz, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
Bluetooth v4.2
Location GPS, A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou
USB Type microUSB 2.0
FM Radio Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
Sound
Speakers Yes (bottom mounted)
3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone One primary microphone and one dedicated microphone for Active noise cancellation
Network
Cellular Networks 2G, 3G, 4G / VoLTE
2G Bands GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G Bands WCDMA: 850/900/2100MHz
4G Bands FDD-LTE: Bands 1/3/5/8; TD-LTE: Bands 38/40/41 (2535-2655MHz)
Speed -
SAR Values
Head -
Body -
Other Features
Notification LED No
Water Resistance No
In Box Contents
What's in the box? Realme U1, Power Adapter, Micro USB Data Cable, Important Info. Booklet with Warranty Card, Quick Guide, SIM Card Tool, Screen Protect Film (Applied), Case
Disclaimer: We have tried our best to list correct specs & information on this page, but still cannot guarantee it is 100% correct.
Realme U1 Review:

The review has not been added yet.

Realme U1 (Brave Blue):

Realme U1 (Fiery Gold):

Realme U1 (Ambitious Black):


Realme U1 (4/64 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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