The smartphone market is surely overloaded with the budget-friendly smartphones especially in the Asian countries. Xiaomi has been ruling the Indian smartphone industry since one year and the company continues to offer more alluring deals to the users. The Redmi series of Xiaomi is so much popular that after hearing the similar phone with ‘me’ in its name we assume the product to be launched under the same brand. Recently a new device named ‘Realme 1’ has appeared at the market and I almost confused it with the Redmi series after hearing the name for the first time. Don't make the same mistake that I did, this smartphone does not belong to the Xiaomi family instead it has been launched by the rival Oppo. The company launched the first smartphone of this series in India with the aim to attract the large users with a limited price range.
The diamond cut design at back makes it look premium smartphone
Realme 1 is packed with some of the standard hardware support and features that are available at a very affordable price. Oppo has already been offering any mid-range and flagship smartphone in the Indian market but for the very first time, the company has introduced low price smartphone. Realme 1 shares some of the cool specification on the paper under this price range, check out our Oppo Realme 1 review to know more about the phone.
Oppo has been promoting the phone’s design since its revelation and claiming to be best in under this budget. Moreover, Realme 1 carries ones of the best design that we have seen in cheaper Android phones. The phone has the Oppo’s classic diamond cut back that we have seen only in the flagship phones. Along with the diamond cut the back panel is mounted on an acrylic plastic body which has given a high gloss finish with highly prone to the fingerprints. The 13MP rear camera is placed at the left top corner with the LED flash similar to the Oppo F7. The Realme branding is given at the center whereas the company has been mentioned at the bottom. The phone, you will find speaker grill, micro USB and a 3.5mm jack at the bottom of the phone and the volume rocker, power button and hybrid slot on the right side of the phone.
Similar to the phone’s design the screen of Realme 1 also looks premium with the full HD display support. The phone comprises 6 inch IPS LCD display that has the 1080 X 2160 resolution. In addition, the company has given the 18:9 aspect ratio which is kind of a trend right now along with the 78 percent screen to body ratio. Realme 1, unfortunately, misses the notch design that most of us were expecting but still has the rounded edges for properly utilizing the big screen. There is an additional display setting given to the phone similar to Moto 5s Plus that turns the phone light blue at night to protect the eyes from strain. The overall quality of the display is quite good, however, I feel it a little bit dimmer as they brightness is not that much high.
After exploring the Realme 1 design it's time to know what is the phone hiding under the hood. According to the specification table, the phone comprises a MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60 chipset that is not the latest but enough for the phone under this price range. In order to support the chipset, the company has given the phone Octa-core (4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) processor. Now comes the interesting part, the company has released three variant of the phone that includes 3/4/6GB RAM along with the 32/64/128GB internal storage respectively. Oppo has made sure that the budget phone not only looks good but also works amazingly for the users. The processor than the high RAM is quite capable of offering quick and fast operations to the users. The price of the phone doesn't restrain the company to embed such great hardware support to the phone. The surprising list doesn't end here, there is one more thing that makes us say wow for Oppo. The company has equipped Realme 1 with Android 8.1 Oreo as the OS, which is the latest Android operating system. This means you will be getting the latest Android right out of the box with Realme 1.
Realme 1 doesn't lack the camera capability, it offers a 13MP rear camera that comes with high-end features. The camera is capable of capturing the high-quality images with capabilities including the phase detection autofocus and other features. Besides the camera, there is a LED flash also that helps in taking good shots in the dark. The front camera comprises an 8MP lens that owns f/2.2 aperture for giving quite good selfies.
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In order to make the device best in its category that no one can compete with, the company also optimized battery. Realme 1 comes with 3140 mAh Li-Ion battery that is non-removable has the AI support. Yes, the company claims the battery to be powered by Artificial Intelligence that helps it in learning the usage pattern. The battery understands and learns the user's way and preference to optimize the battery for longer time. In addition, there is an option in the settings that allow killing the background activities for saving the power of the phone.
The company has been teasing about the phone for a long time, but finally announced the phone this month. The phone has been launched by the phone a few days back but isn't available for the consumers yet, however it is expected to be shipped from 25th May. The phone price of starts with Rs.8990 for 3GB and 32GB internal storage variant.
Realme 1 comes in the category of the smartphone that already has a number of competitors offering latest specification at a cheaper price. However, the premium looking design and the smooth performance of the phone could take over all the competitors. The camera of the phone is a plus point and the price is considerably lower than all the close rival, so there is pretty much good chance for Oppo to mark its success in Indian market with Realme 1.
Where to buy: MSRP $206.00
Akash Singh Chauhan is a senior writer at MobileAppDaily and he mainly covers all the latest happenings and tweaks in mobile app technology. Being an Engineering graduate he is always compelled to the technology and tries to discover new trends in the tech world. Along with any tech news he also never misses a single episode of ‘Dragon Ball’.
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