Realme 1 review: Oppo's bold gamble

Such has been the mastery of Xiaomi cell phones in India that the minute you hear/read anything like 'me', you promptly think about the cell phone mark. Entirely soon you may see a great deal of promotions or hoardings of another cell phone mark called Realme and it could help you to remember Xiaomi's Redmi arrangement cell phones. Nonetheless, don't get befuddled as it isn't a piece of Xiaomi's family yet is an arrangement propelled by its opponent Oppo to go up against that arrangement exactly.

Propelled without precedent for India, Oppo has offered just a single cell phone in this arrangement called the Realme 1. With a beginning cost of Rs 8,990, this cell phone will have its hands full going up against the armed force of gadgets that as of now exist in a swarmed fragment. Oppo absolutely has its assignment slice out in the event that it needs to set up itself as a commendable contender in this portion. On paper, it has really standard specs as some other spending gadget however does it have what it takes to be the new ruler of the sub-Rs 10,000 classification, we discover:


Being touted as one of the primary features of the gadget, the outline of the Realme 1 cell phone is certainly somewhat unique when thought about rivalry. Oppo has brought its supposed trademark precious stone cut back plan, which was so far just found in its lead cell phones, to the spending handset. Perceiving how all the sub-Rs 15,000 cell phones resemble the other alike, the Realme 1 back board is unquestionably a reviving change.

Having said that, this jewel cut back is put on an acrylic plastic body with a polished complete the process of, making it horribly inclined to fingerprints and smears. Other than the Realme marking in the middle and Oppo marking at the base, the back likewise houses the 13MP camera alongside a LED streak on the upper right corner, at the correct spots as the Oppo F7. By chance, the Realme 1 and the Oppo F7 have precisely the same (156x75.3x7.8mm) and weight (158g), so it resembles another wine in an old jug.

The situation of the catches is likewise acquainted with control catch on the privilege alongside half breed SIM space, volume rocker keys on the left and 3.5mm sound jack, speaker grille and microUSB port put at the base.


Much like its rivals, the Realme 1 handset too includes a 18:9 viewpoint proportion full HD+ show of 2160x1080p determination. This implies it doesn't have indent - the scandalous outline slant that has turned into a trademark for premium cell phones - however includes show with adjusted corners. Like most other full screen handsets, the Realme 1 too has on-screen route key that stows away while working a full screen application however show up when you tap on the screen.

The show settings accompany the alternative to modify the shading temperature of the screen and text dimension. You can likewise discover the rundown of applications on your cell phone that are not improved for full-screen show. In this way you can pick 'full screen show' for them. There is an extra setting to turn on Night shield that diverts off the Blue light from the screen to anticipate eye strain.

With regards to the show quality, we felt that the splendor was insufficient notwithstanding when set to full levels. It appeared to dimmer at specific edges as well. The video seeing knowledge was very okay however and won't frustrate you while watching anything on your video spilling applications.


With regards to the chipset that powers the Realme 1 cell phone, Oppo has again gone for what it utilized for its leader Oppo F7 cell phone - the MediaTek Helio P60, an octa-center chipset manufactured on a 12nm procedure.

Intended for supporting Artificial Intelligence includes, this processor is said to be MediaTek's best mid-run chipset ever. The AI-based highlights are likewise limited to camera itself and we will discuss them in a tad.

The opposition cell phones, for example, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro are controlled by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the Kyro innovation based chipset, which is guaranteed to be found in the 800-arrangement chipset. While both chipsets are capable and mainstream, a normal client wouldn't have the capacity to separate the execution excessively.

The handset has two stockpiling alternatives - 3GB of RAM and 32GB of capacity and 6GB of RAM and 128GB of capacity. We got the last as our survey gadget.

Proceeding onward to the working framework, the Realme 1 keeps running on Oppo's ColorOS 5.0 UI in view of Android Oreo 8.1 out-of-the-crate and in this manner accompanies substantial customizations including home screen and bolt screen magazines, where you can give it a chance to choose your photographs additionally to pick from as backdrops and revision of route keys also.

You can put the telephone in quiet mode for a set day and age of the day utilizing 'Calm Time' highlight. Clients additionally get 'Brilliant Convenience' includes that incorporate motion and movement bolster, for example, 3-finger screen capture and an assistive ball, that can be utilized for all your essential orders, for example, going in the bolt screen mode, getting to the notice focus. Amid our opportunity with the gadget, we felt that despite the fact that you get increasingly used to these highlights with normal use and it is unquestionably helpful, however isn't a flat out need for the gadget.

There is another component called the Clone Apps that produces another duplicate of an application on your cell phone. The new duplicate and the first application can run all the while on the cell phone without influencing each other, which is essentially the double application include that we have seen in different cell phones now.

Under the Phone Manager choice, you will discover the application clear update and infection check motor that do come in as additional security layer for the gadget. Discussing the security, the Realme 1 has a facial open component, in the same way as other different cell phones of this class yet avoids the unique mark sensor. For us, the facial acknowledgment worked the majority of the circumstances, however we missed the nearness of the unique finger impression sensor when we were utilizing the gadget in a dim room as the camera couldn't distinguish our face in low-lit conditions.

Amid our testing, we didn't confront any issue with the execution of the Realme 1. The telephone dealt with multi-entrusting of irregular applications in a smooth slack free way. We didn't experience any edge solidifying of any sort. Both the call quality and the sound quality are additionally very great. The issue holds on with the speaker put at the base as the sound gets muted when the gadget is put in scene mode. Anyway taking all things together, we can state that the gadget can deal with the vast majority of the assignments you put it through easily. The nearness of the most recent Android Oreo form too guarantees that you get all the most recent highlights. Truth be told, a portion of these are absent in the most despised opponent Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 cell phone, which keeps running on Android Nougat-based MIUI 9.


A component that has gotten on like out of control fire in this portion is the double back camera set up. Shockingly, Realme 1 gives it an entire miss. Rather, there's a solitary 13MP camera at the rear and the front boast 8-megapixel selfie camera. Just like Oppo's leader, the device too comes outfitted with AI Beauty Technology 2.0 for beautification.

The camera application accompanies regular camera modes including a standard mode, profundity of field (Bokeh impact) and a Super Vivid mode to catch pictures with upgraded hues. Furthermore, there is an AR sticker mode, that is only face channels that we have seen in Instagram and Snapchat. There is a choice to alter the pictures inside the camera application for channels, magnificence doodle, complexity and splendor alterations inside the application itself. Taking all things together, the application is very easy to utilize and you will discover practically all camera choices inside this application.

Proceeding onward to the picture nature of the photos caught by the Realme 1, we need to state that the pictures were not very amazing. The hues appeared somewhat unnatural in indoor shots. Despite the fact that the Bokeh impact could have out the effect between the frontal area and the foundation, the hues were not exact. The outcomes were greatly improved in the event of direct daylight shots, yet much more terrible in night-light with as there was excessively clamor. The 8MP front camera worked entirely well for the greatly sufficiently bright conditions however ended up being a killjoy in different circumstances. While we weren't expecting first class execution, the Realme 1's camera is just about normal which was somewhat of a shock as most different brands have cameras that perform better.


The 3410mAh battery on the Realme 1 is said to accompany Artificial Intelligence bolster. According to the organization, the AI support of the cell phone enables the gadget to take in the use example of the client and appropriately deal with the requirements. While burrowing through the battery settings of the handset we found that there is an alternative to cripple the foundation use, incorporating those with strange exercises. As far as we can tell, the battery of the Realme 1 kept going effortlessly about a day with direct to overwhelming utilization. This includes routine undertakings, and also GPS following, watching Netflix substance and that's only the tip of the iceberg. For a more direct client, it can support over full time work stack.


The Realme 1 handset has entered the financial plan cell phone advertise when the opposition is wild. Most other cell phone players are putting forth elite determinations at amazingly aggressive costs.

The qualities of the gadget lie with its novel plan, smooth execution and Android Oreo working framework, however there are some genuine warnings - including a normal camera experience and absence of unique finger impression sensor - that make us not prescribe this gadget to you. On the off chance that you are hoping to purchase a handset in this value run, we would prescribe you to go for  Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.

Oppo F1 Plus review

In January 2016 Oppo had reported that it would dispatch its arrangement of F arrangement cell phones that focussed on the camera. Before long we caught wind of the F1, and afterward we looked into it. It collected a touch of intrigue, yet it conveyed just the same old thing new to the cell phone space (counting its own particular lineup), aside from the 8MP forward looking sensor. Obviously, it simply was insufficient.

In any case, Oppo still had an another cell phone up its sleeve and this one without a doubt appeared to be the redo that numerous were anticipating. Why? All things considered, this is on the grounds that it was to be the cell phone, that would pack in any event a portion of the great developments that the organization displayed at the MWC 2016 held at Barcelona. Amazing segments (unique finger impression peruser, Super Fast VOOC charging and so on.) that are likewise anticipated that would show up in cell phones made by different makers in the business. Strangely, none of those parts made it to the Oppo F1 Plus, yet as we checked on the cell phone, we discovered a lot of enhancements and new increments that ought to be sufficient to enable Oppo to emerge in a market swarmed with cell phone brands.

Construct and Design

After the leader Oppo Find 7 landed in India (it was a postponed dispatch), there was undoubtedly nothing unique that originated from Oppo as far as plan. The R7 was nothing extraordinary either and Oppo continued delivering comparable looking cell phone outlines until obviously came the F1 Plus.

For those of you who take after portable innovation, the Oppo F1 Plus is surely a duplicate of the Oppo R9 Plus which was as of late propelled in China. And keeping in mind that the cell phones instantly got marked as iPhone 6 Plus look-a-likes, there is for sure bounty to respect here.

Since we mentioned the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, (well to a degree it looks somewhat comparable) this applies more for the back, than the front of the gadget. Be that as it may, Oppo has taken a shot at its plan and this shows. The front face demonstrates a level piece of glass with white bezels all around, the sensors, beneficiary and the forward looking camera at the best and the capacitive route keys at the base (which incorporates the unique finger impression peruser than can be pushed down).

Flipping it over, there's the metal unibody plan with negligible recieving wire holes for embeds dissimilar to the thick twofold groups that you get on late iPhone models.

The best side is simply includes the optional mic, while the left side has the volume keys. The correct side comprises of the SIM plate and power catch, while base territory has the greatest number of uncovered parts including the speaker, microUSB port, essential mic and the 3.5mm earphone jack, which truly appeared to take up the width of the gadget that is only 6.6mm thin.

Just to look at, the iPhone 6 Plus (that is my every day driver) felt pudgy and substantial, best case scenario and furthermore more hard to handle and hold. The Oppo was lighter, slimmer, and smaller because of its non-existent bezels (only 1.66mm thin) on the left and right half of the show. In spite of the huge unique mark peruser at the base and the capacitive route keys, the phone felt a ton littler and certain to hold even with its 5.5-inch show in the inside.

For sure, this is one Oppo cell phone that looks premium, on account of its thin waistline and quality development.


The Oppo F1 Plus isn't a lead cell phone. It is a mid-run gadget that accompanies an exceptional outline and some fit imaging cleaves. All things considered, Oppo has figured out how to press in a considerable amount into the thin body of this magnificence.

There is the 5.5-inch, 16 million shading AMOLED, Full high definition show with a pixel thickness of 401ppi and it accompanies Gorilla Glass 4 screen with adjusted edges.

Inside, we get a MediaTek that is a moderately new bit of silicon. It is timed at 2.0GHz and packs in 8x Cortex-A53 centers. There's 4GB of random access memory and 64GB of inside capacity that is expandable up to 128GB utilizing a microSD card (by means of the SIM card space). The designs are taken care of by a Mali- graphic processing unit.

Going to the cameras we get a 13-megapixel unit with PDAF, light emitting diode streak on the back and a huge 16-megapixel settled concentration f/2.0 unit in advance. Concerning availability, the cell phone packs in Wi-Fi, A-GPS unit, Bluetooth V4.0, microUSB v2.0 port.

The greater part of it is that the device is energized by an inbuilt Li-Po 2850 mAh battery together with the company Color OS 3.0 Google's Android running 5.1 Lollipop for the product.


With details like a 5.5 Full high definition AMOLED show together with support for 401ppi in fact there is nothing to stress over here. This is no extraordinary show not at all like the 'Daylight' ones that Xiaomi incorporates into its fresher cell phones, yet it unquestionably takes care of business.

The hues are brilliant and all around soaked, while content and pictures seem sharp and fresh. Daylight and brilliantly lit circumstances were no issue for it as the soaked hues helped pictures pop, while the shine levels guaranteed that content and pictures where plainly unmistakable. The show additionally bolsters gloved and wet touch input.

What disappointed us, were the absence of alternatives to tweak the hues and immersion levels or a 'Screen Mode' that gives you a chance to modify the properties of the cell phone's show. We did however have an 'Eye insurance show' mode that works extraordinary by cutting off blue light for night perusing. Another minor issue that we encountered was the shading moving. This was obvious while seeing white pictures and foundations as it were. It is a typical issue with AMOLED boards (even on premium leads like the Samsung Galaxy Note 5) yet it was not extreme and did not influence our photograph and video seeing background.


The Oppo F1 Plus is to be sure the primary cell phone to run Oppo's ColorOS 3.0. The new custom skin that keeps running on Android 5.1 Lollipop is positively a major revive and rides on moderation conveying a rich smooth UI with negligible slack and stammer. However, we basically can't wrap our heads around why it is motivated by iOS totally.

From the translucent bolt screen, to the warnings plate, down to the symbols and even the multi-entrusting menu there is a lot of proof wherever in the UI about where the motivation for its plan originates from. Being a proprietor of an iPhone 6 Plus, it was difficult to process ColorOS 3.0, however I bit by bit got accustomed to it and soon enough started to value the level of consistency and clean that it conveys to the Android-based interface. Also, for this situation, it bodes well.
In addition, it is the way easily the product keeps running with fundamental equipment, that inspires the most with livelinesss and changes that hint at no dropped outlines.

In the end, I overlooked this was a duplicate of Apple's UI and went to an agreement that it functions admirably for the cell phone. Adding to that was loaded up topic store alongside a lot of customisation choices and some helpful alternatives like swiping down on the homescreen to get to Google Search.

Yet, while this moderate approach takes a shot at Apple iOS, such kind of customisations on Android devices takes a ton of exertion and space. Color operating system for example hoarded about 10GB of inner stockpiling, which is a considerable measure for a versatile OS.

The heads-up notices that fly up from the best are not significant and will essentially take you to the application without giving the choice to answer or file notwithstanding for local applications like Gmail and SMS. The same can be said in regards to the lockscreen warnings that will essentially give you a chance to review the message with no choice to extend them. You can however complete a two finger swipe down in the warnings plate to develop notices.

In conclusion, there are a few deficiencies of this moderate UI like the nonattendance of a battery details outline. At no given point did we know what amount up time we had accessible with current charge, which was really frustrating.


While the ColorOS even with tremendous 10GB impression kept things running easily without detectable slack or stammer. The benchmarks gave us comes about that were more to do with spending plan to mid-extend cell phones. Recreations kept running without a trace of lull and outsider applications looked with negligible falter. I expected to advise myself this isn't a leader cell phone on account of its not all that top notch innards.

Discussing the innards, Helio P10 is an expert even though it features low Cortex A53 centers. The chip is assembled utilizing HPC plus process which takes into consideration lessened utilization. To give you more points as to where it actually discovered you can get the as of late propelled Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 that begins at Rs 10,000. The cell phone packs in a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chipset with an octa-center set up that is fabricated utilizing the same 28nm process. Be that as it may, on account of the 650, there are the all the more intense 4x A72 centers dealing with the requesting assignments, while the A53 centers are just taking care of the low power prerequisites.

Strangely, the chipset inside the Oppo F1 Plus utilizations simply these low controlled centers. The drawback is that it won't give you extraordinary scores while running benchmarks, however you will have a cell phone that runs cool all the time because of the nonappearance of the powerful centers. Additionally, battery life likewise gets a major lift (more on this in our 'Battery' area).

So while numerous may feel that Helio P10 isn't a decent decision, reconsider.

With respect to call quality, guests at both end could hear each other obviously and the beneficiary was adequately uproarious. Sound quality was really great and the consideration of the Dirac sound livens up the music listening background. Sound yield from the speaker was boisterous and clear, yet it sounded somewhat tinny and exhaust. The situation of the speaker was somewhat irritating as when held evenly, I regularly wound up obstructing the speaker with a solitary finger bringing about no solid by any stretch of the imagination. Flipping the handset over, improved outcomes.

Concerning the much-discussed unique mark scanner, it is extremely quick. Oppo claims that it can open a cell phone in 0.2 seconds and it did as such without a hiccup. Indeed, I had an intense time persuading iPhone 6s and leader Android clients that the unique finger impression security was not turned off in light of the fact that it appeared to them that I was basically opening the cell phone without utilizing the unique mark peruser.


Oppo has incorporated a decent camera setup that will inspire selfie sweethearts to be sure. Donning a 13-megapixel f/2.2 unit with PDAF, light emitting diode streak on the back and an enormous 16-megapixel settled concentration f/2.0 unit in advance there is extremely very little to whine about separated from the missing OIS that would have truly helped in the camera's low light execution.

The camera's interface is straightforward and keeping in mind that the quantity of channels seemed a bit too less, the Expert Mode offered an assortment of flexible settings.

The 13MP essential camera conveyed extraordinary pictures in sunshine. While the hues looked a bit excessively soaked on the cell phone, they look adjusted on a work area show. The PDAF truly helps in procuring a brisk AF bolt, however there is a strange level of commotion particularly in pictures shot inside despite the fact that the situations were genuinely sufficiently bright (sustenance photos in the collection).

Low light pictures were entirely alright and exhibited appropriate shading balance. Be that as it may, the clamor again crawls over, bringing about a spread surfaces. Utilizing the Ultra HD mode figured out how to get an adequate measure of detail despite the fact that the picture takes about a moment to catch. What's more, this is precisely where OIS would have appeared well and good. We figured out how to get some great low light pictures on account of the 16 second shade speed. Be that as it may, the outcomes were hazy, best case scenario even with a 1 second introduction.

Going to the 16MP forward looking selfie camera, it delivered quality selfies and Oppo's Hi-light sensor influences them to look great regardless of what the lighting situation. The camera functions admirably regardless of whether the foundation is splendid and guarantees that the subject dependably gets the correct introduction. Undoubtedly, this is one of the better selfie shooting cell phones we have found in months.

What was somewhat baffling is the camera's video capacities. It can just shoot in 720p or 1080 (the two cameras) yet at 29 fps. Shooting at 60fps would have been welcome, however this is to a greater extent an equipment constraint of the MediaTek chipset.


The Oppo F1 Plus shockingly figures out how to pack in a 2850mAh battery in its thin development. Likewise with each other thin cell phone that we have explored previously, we anticipated that the battery life would be underneath normal, yet turns out this was not the situation.

Unplugging the device at 7 in the morning took me till 7 in the evening with calls, WhatsApp, photographs, two email synchronize with Wi-Fi network and video gushing. While if you decided to turn of the device Wi-Fi you can get about 6 to7 hours of 3G use which is genuinely great. According to PC Mark review pon the battery life test additionally observed the F1 Plus pulling off a decent ten hours until the point when the test finished with 19 percent left to save. While I might want praise Oppo on such an accomplishment for such a thin cell phone, there's additional.

VOOC charging has been an Oppo standard since the Find 7 leader and having enhanced throughout the years, it will enable you to charge this cell phone in around 40 minutes level. VOOC Flash Charge is positively amazing as it charges the cell phone rapidly as well as guarantees that the unit stays cool while doing likewise.


All things considered the Oppo F1 Plus impressed us. From the fabricate quality and configuration, to the things that issue like battery life and even a better than expected camera for the selfie darling. Add to this, one of the quickest unique mark scanners around and you have a truly cleaned, all-rounder, that accompanies some minor programming constraints.

What is a troubling is its sticker price. Valued at Rs 27,000, you do get everything under the sun separated from NFC (counting a microSD card opening). However, put it beside an also evaluated cell phone like the Xiaomi Mi 5 and it gets extremely difficult to prescribe it over the last on account of the first rate equipment that it packs in.

Yet, look closer and you do get an extremely thin and premium looking cell phone with great battery life and a brisk charger that can beat most leaders out there. Likewise include the quickest unique finger impression peruser around and a uniform (but replicated) UI and you do have a truly decent all rounder that will get you the best selfies and not simply performs, but rather remains cool regardless of what you do with it. Hardly any cell phones approach this one in mid-go and here we are contrasting it with an ease Chinese lead! This current one's exceptionally prescribed even with its present sticker price.