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.

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