Oppo Realme 1 Review: A Closer Look !

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  • Good Battery Life
  • Attractive Design


  • No fingerprint sensor

Taking a closer look at Realme 1 from Oppo.

JustInReviews would like to share with you this good news that Oppo has come up with its just-online sub-brand “Realme” in India, and the debutant smartphone from the manufacturer has been given the name Realme 1. Here is our technology communication review of the Realme 1, just for you.

  • The Build Up:

The Realme 1 comes with a fiberglass body plus a shiny diamond cut effect at the back. Oppo states that there happen to be 15 tangent planes cut onto the back board to reflect light in various ways and make the smartphone resemble a diamond. While one can call the design to be certainly one of a kind and snazzy, it may appear to be somewhat gaudy and bombastic to a few. One issue with the fiberglass material is that it gets smirched with fingerprints to a great degree easily.

Owing to the 84.75% screen-to-body ratio, this one appears quite compact and pocket-size. The screen isn’t precisely border-less, however, the front of this phone looks sleek and updated. Regardless of the frame being made from plastic, the build quality is said to be first rate. The phone was dropped by the testers a number of times amid the review duration and it didn’t endure any major harm.


A fingerprint sensor is obvious by its nonattendance. Rather, the Realme 1 depends on facial recognition for security purposes, in addition to obviously the standard pass-code options. Face recognition is said to work fine generally, however said to battle in direct daylight and when lighting isn’t suitable. The setup framework is likewise said to be somewhat slow, and probably not the most instinctive with scope for technology updates.

The rear camera framework on the Realme 1 protrudes a bit from the body. The left side of the smartphone has got the volume control which is ergonomically set and simple to utilize. The power button and the SIM plate are located on the right. While numerous models in this category have hybrid dual-SIM trays, the Realme 1 has allotted slots for two Nano-SIMs plus a microSD card.

  • Display:

The front end hosts a 6-inch Full HD+ screen having a 18:9 aspect ratio. The bezels towards the top and base portion are moderately thin. What’s more, regardless of the large screen, the Realme 1 appears quite compact and simple to operate using one hand.

The screen looks quite reflective and viewing angles are reported to be not up to the mark. All things considered, colours are said to be lively and the screen is sufficiently bright for utilizing outdoors. There’s no notch, which has rapidly turned into a highly polarizing pattern.

  • Hardware Configuration:

There happen to be three variants of the gadget on offer – one having 3GB of RAM and 32GB memory; another with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Yet another having 6GB of RAM and 128GB memory. Users can increase the storage capacity to 256 GB utilizing a microSD card.

The device is fueled by the octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor timed at 2.0GHz. It not just turns it into a rival to the Redmi 5, but in addition to the considerably more costly Redmi Note 5 Pro as well. The flagship processor from MediaTek is created utilizing a 12nm process and comes with a NeuroPilot AI innovation which can deal with profound learning for facial recognition along with photograph and video upgrade.

  • Cameras and software:

These days, there’s AI all over, what’s more the chipset, the cameras on the Realme 1 additionally have AI technology in them. It comes with AI scene recognition to set contrast, colour and brightness in view of the scene, AI beauty mode that is said to make you look good in your selfies and a Bokeh mode that makes use of machine learning for background blurring. This mode doesn’t require dual cameras, and it functions in case of both rear and front cameras.

The front one was a 8-MP sensor, while the back houses a 13-MP sensor. What’s more, both of them additionally incorporate AR sticker support to give you a chance to include Instagram and Snapchat like impacts to your clicks. Latest technology one must say.

With regards to the software, the Realme 1 accompanies Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-case with EMUI 8.1 layer on top. It happens to be a solitary layer UI sans an app drawer. What’s more, dissimilar to the past, the device accompanies limited pre-stacked applications, with the Phone Manager, Oppo AppStore, Music, Gallery and Videos being the noticeable ones. Oppo has additionally pre-stacked Google Apps for user convenience.

  • Connectivity:

Connectivity alternatives consists of 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, a 3.5mm earphone jack and Bluetooth 4.2. You likewise get FM radio and GPS/A-GPS. When the market is moving towards USB Type-C, this one utilizes the traditional Micro-USB port for charging and data exchanges. Just a single SIM at once can keep running at 4G speeds – the others are restricted to 3G.

  • Battery:

The handset comes with a non-removable 3410mAh battery.

  • Performance:

The 6GB RAM variant of the smartphone is reported to have taken care of all that was tossed at it easily – from fundamental everyday undertakings, e.g. web browsing, clicking pics, social media applications usage, and viewing videos, to escalated workloads such as video recording in full-HD format. It even took care of both easygoing games e.g. Subway Surfers and overwhelming titles like Asphalt 8 sans any dropped frames or stammers. The Realme 1 is known to have not gotten warmer either.

Oppo states that the Helio P60 beats the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 in the AnTuTu benchmark. To put that claim under a magnifying glass, the benchmark was run. The Realme 1 came up with a 138,326 score in AnTuTu. The Redmi Note 5 Pro which is costlier, and controlled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, scored 105,369 points.

Just to give you an idea regarding its performance.

  • Pricing:

The 3GB RAM variant comes with a price-tag of Rs 8990, while the 4GB RAM variant costs Rs 10,990 and the 6GB RAM variant costs Rs 13, 990 respectively.

  • In favour:

– Innovative design

– Reasonable cost

– Good performance reported

  • Going against:

– Fingerprint sensor not present

– Cameras known to be averages

– Cluttered O.S. reported

(Inputs from: gadgets.ndtv.com)

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