Realme U1 Features, Specifications, Price, Availability and Variants

Realme U1 Full Specifications and Comparison

Realme U1 was launched by Oppo’s sub-brand Realme and comes packed with wonderful features within a reasonable price. This phone sports a bezel-less display with a capacitive touch screen which supports multi-touch functionality. It has got a new and powerful configuration of software and hardware. It is powered by an Octa-Core 2.1 GHz with processor MediaTek Helio P70 as its chipset. Under the hood, it packs a Li-ion battery of 3500mAh capacity.

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REALME U1 HIGHLIGHTS

DISPLAY: Realme U1 features a 6.3-inches (16 cm) screen with LTPS IPS (In-cell) LCD FHD + display. The multi-touch capacitive touch screen comes with Full HD+ and has 1080 X 2340 Pixels resolution with the pixel density of 409 Pixels Per Inch. The display screen comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and with screen to body ratio of 90.8% as claimed by the brand. On the top, there is 2.5D gorilla glass protection. The waterdrop notch display houses a front camera of 25 megapixels that clicks awesome selfies.


DESIGN: Realme U1 has got rounded edges that offer good grip, the rear panel comes in matte finishing and is not slippery. The seamless display is a bit raised from the rest of the body. This phone measures 157mm X 74mm X 8mm and weighs 168 grams. It comes in three colors variants – Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, and Fiery Gold.

SOFTWARE AND PROCESSOR: Realme U1 is powered by an octa-core processor with the clock speed of 2.1 GHz, under the hood there is a MediaTek Helio P70 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo). Powerful MediaTek Helio P70 processor helps in the smooth flow of games which makes this phone special. The Android 8.1 (Oreo) operating system can be upgraded to Android 9.0 (Pie).

Battery: This phone sports a 25 MP front camera with LED flash capable of capturing pictures in good lighting conditions. The rear side carries a dual camera 13 MP + 2MP with Physical Aperture of f/2.2 and f/2.4 and comes with an LED flash.

VARIANTS: the handset is available in three different variants that come in the combination of 3GB RAM + 32GB onboard storage, 3GB + 64GB onboard storage and 4GB + 64GB onboard storage.

Price in India: The price of the Realme U1 starts from Rs 8,999 to the maximum price of around Rs 14,990.

What is in the box?  Handset, Power Adapter, Micro USB data cable, Important information booklet with warranty card, Quick guide, SIM card tool, Screen protection (applied), case.

 

Realme U1 Full specifications:

SUMMARY

Price in India Minimum Rs 8,999
Display 6.3 inches
Storage 32GB
RAM 3GB
Performance 2.1 GHz octa-core processor
Camera 25 MP
Battery 3500 mAh
Launch date in India November 2018

 

GENERAL

Brand Realme
Model U1
Launch date November 2018
Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Quick charging Yes
SIM Slots 2 (GSM + GSM), Dual VOLTE
SIM Size SIM 1: nano, SIM 2: nano
Network 4G (Available and supports Indian bands), 3G Available, 2G Available
FM radio Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Audio Jack 3.5mm

 

PERFORMANCE


Processor Octa-core 2.1 GHz
Core details 2.1 GHz octa-core (Quad core, Cortex A 73 + 2 GHz Quad core A 53)
Chipset MediaTek Helio P70
GPU Mali-G 72 MP3
RAM 3GB

 

DESIGN

Height 157mm
Weight 168 grams
Width 74 mm
Thickness 8 mm
Colors Brave Blue, Fiery Gold, Ambitious Black

 

DISPLAY

Display type IPS LCD
Aspect ratio 19.5:9
Bezel-less display Yes, with water drop notch
Resolution Type FHD+
Screen to body ratio claimed by the brand 90.8%
Pixel density 409 PPI
Feature 2.5D glass protection
Screen size 6.3 inches (16 cm)
Screen resolution 2340 X 1080 Pixels
Touch screen Yes, Capacitive touch screen with multi-touch

 

STORAGE

Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes, up to 256GB
USB OTG Support Yes

 

CAMERA

Rear camera 13 MP + 2MP
Front camera 25 MP
Physical Aperture F/2.0, F/2.2
Flash Yes, LED flash
Camera features 2X Digital zoom, Autoflash, Face detection, Touch to focus

 

BATTERY


Type Li-ion
User-replaceable No
Capacity 3500 mAh
Quick charging No

 

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

Wi-Fi Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wi-Fi features Mobile Hotspot, WiFi direct
Bluetooth Yes v4.2
Volte Yes
USB Micro USB 2.0
USB Connectivity The mass storage device, USB charging micro USB 2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, Glonass
Network support 4g (supports Indian bands), 3G, 2G
EDGE Yes

 

Realme U1 Review:

Realme U1 can be said as a smartphone packed with special features which comes at a reasonable price. The device is elegant in looks with beautiful round edges that give a comfortable grip. The external body comes with a transparent glass quality, yet is not slipper. The rear panel has matte finishing with astonishing color options like Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, and Fiery Gold. It measures 157mm long, 7mm wide, 8mm thick and weighs 168 grams. The button placement is also as good as other features on the phone, having volume and power buttons on the right that can be reached easily and works without trouble. There is a dedicated card tray on the left which accommodates two nano sim cards and a micro SD card. At the bottom, there is a micro USB port, speaker grille, and 3.5mm audio jack.

This phone flaunts of having 6.3 inches (16 cm) LCD display screen with a resolution of 2340 X 1080 Pixels. The display screen comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and 90.8% screen to body ratio as claimed by the brand. The Full HD+ display has a pixel density of 409 Pixels Per Inch. The touch panel comes with 2.5D gorilla glass protection.

Realme U1 runs on Android v8.1 (Oreo) which can be upgraded to Android 9.0 (Pie) as promised by the company. This phone is powered by 2.1 GHz octa-core processor that comes in two combinations having a Quad-core at Cortex-A-73 and another Quad-core at A-53 with MediaTek Helio P70 as its chipset mated with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. Gaming is a strong feature of Realme U1 owing to the presence of powerful Helio P70 processor which is a faster version of Helio P60.

Furthermore, the phone has a maximum storage of 64GB with 3GB and 4GB RAM in different variants. The storage can be expanded up to 256GB that enables to store multiple apps images, videos, songs and data of your wish without the fear of running out of space.

Above all battery is the important feature that everyone looks upon. This stylish is packed with a non-removable battery having 3500mAh capacity. The phone can easily work for a day. But on the downside, the battery doesn’t support quick charging option which users ask for in recent days.

Realme U1 is the first selfie-pro phone of the company. It houses a dual rear camera and a single front camera. The front houses a 25MP camera with LED flash, capable enough to click images with a resolution of 4616 X 3464 pixels. The rear side of the phone carries dual 13 MP + 2 MP cameras with Physical Aperture of f/2.2 and f/2.4 respectively. It is powered with LED Flash. In addition, the camera comes with the combination of advanced settings like Exposure compensation, ISO control, Autoflash, Digital zoom, Face detection, Touch to focus and shooting modes like Continuous shooting and High dynamic range mode (HDR). The front camera lens is notched which powers to click spectacular images. Videos can be recorded at the frame rate of 1920 X 1080 @fps.

Realme U1 supports dual SIM slot for nano-SIM cards. It also has a slot for microSD card through which the memory can be expanded up to 256GB.

Alongside, the phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Mobile Hotspot. An added feature of Realme U1 is some apps like Facebook, UC Browser, Paytm are pre-installed.

There is a wide range of demand for data security on the phone. Hence Realme has provided a number of security options like a fingerprint, face unlocks and passcode. The fingerprint sensor sits on the rear side of the phone, which unlocks it in a few milliseconds, while the face unlocks feature also helps in instant unlocking of the phone, thereby keeping the intruders away.

Realme U1 smartphone also comes with feature like Auto brightness, three-screen color temperature setting – Cooler, Default and warmer. It comes with night shield feature which protects eyes from harmful blue light.

COMPARISON Realme U1 vs Redmi Note 7:

A competitor to Realme U1 in terms of features and price is Redmi Note 7. So, let’s make a comparison from the below table.

Realme U1
Redmi Note 7

 

Display:

Realme U1 has got 6.3” screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution
Redmi Note 7 also has 6.3’’ screen with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution

 

Processor:

Is powered by octa-core processor having the clock speed of 2.1GHz
Powered by octa-core processor having the clock speed of 2.2GHz

 

Camera:

A dual camera with 13MP and 2MP lens with auto-focus feature sits on the rear panel, while the waterdrop notch on the front houses a single camera lens of 25MP
A dual camera with 12MP and 2MP lens with auto-focus feature sits on the rear panel, while the waterdrop notch on the front houses a single camera lens of 13MP

 

Battery:

Battery capacity is designed to have 3500mAh. Li-ion battery, non-removable battery
It is packed with Li-Po battery and has the capacity of 4000mAh

 

Operating system:

Runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Runs on Android 9 (Pie)

 

Realme U1 – Pros and Cons:

Pros:

  • Smooth app ad gaming performance, looks good
  • Bright display
  • Camera do well in good light
  • Fast face unlock

Cons:

  • Body attracts smudges easily
  • No 4k recording and video stabilization
  • No quick charging options

 

Ratings

  • Design: 4/5
  • Software: 4/5
  • Display: 4/5
  • Battery: 3.5/5
  • Camera: 3/5
  • Overall: 4/4

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