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.
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.
|Price in India||Minimum Rs 8,999|
|Performance||2.1 GHz octa-core processor|
|Launch date in India||November 2018|
|Launch date||November 2018|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|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|
|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|
|Colors||Brave Blue, Fiery Gold, Ambitious Black|
|Display type||IPS LCD|
|Bezel-less display||Yes, with water drop notch|
|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|
|Expandable storage||Yes, up to 256GB|
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|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|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n|
|Wi-Fi features||Mobile Hotspot, WiFi direct|
|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|
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.
|Redmi Note 7|
|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|
|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|
|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 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|
|Runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Runs on Android 9 (Pie)|
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