Realme U1 review: A phone that offers more

The Realme U1 takes the best of past Realme telephones and offers something remarkable by offering a 25MP selfie camera and a Helio P70 SoC for customers on a spending limit


The Realme U1 is estimated beginning at Rs 11,999

It offers a brilliant and fresh Dewdrop show

The 25MP selfie camera works extraordinary in sunlight

Realme has done incredibly well to become famous in only couple of time of entering an exceptionally aggressive market in India. The organization began as a sub-brand of Oppo, a name that helped it begin at first. Be that as it may, presently it is particularly its very own image and it has a bunch of good cell phones to substantiate itself. After the achievement of four cell phones, Realme felt certain to dispatch an updated logo and the Realme U1, which additionally denoted the presentation of a fresh out of the box new U-arrangement in India.

The U-arrangement means to offer camera-driven telephones while keeping up the organization’s way of thinking of offering style and power at moderate costs for the young. This is the thing that the Realme U1 attempts to bring. From one viewpoint, it is reminiscent of past Realme telephones, while then again it attempts to stand apart by offering a 25MP selfie camera. Be that as it may, the Realme U1 likewise goes past this by additionally being the principal telephone to run the new Helio P70 chipset. And the majority of this is being offered at a beginning cost of Rs 11,999. Subsequent to putting in a couple of days with the Realme U1, this is what I found.


In the event that the Realme C1’s structure depended on the Realme 2, at that point the Realme U1 falls nearer home to the Realme 2 Pro. There are a ton of likenesses between the two telephones, for example, the dewdrop show with a little bead style score, and an intelligent back board. The back board gets a comparable translucent plan as on the Realme 2 Pro. It’s a 2.5D board that offers what Realme calls a light column structure. This basically implies you will see refractive lines on the board contingent upon the edge you hold it. This is offered in three hues – Ambitious Black, Brave Blue and Fiery Gold. Realme says the Gold shading variation may be accessible around the beginning of 2019. Our survey unit was in Fiery Gold and holding the telephone in specific edges for sure indicates straight lines of light ricocheting off the surface, which looked extremely decent.

Realme says it has utilized 13 layers of sectional overlay to make the back board, which is decent to hear, however it is as yet a plastic board that will pull in scratches and dings following a couple of days. You’ll likely see this more on the beat up shading choices instead of the gold choice. Indeed, Realme has the showcase raised from the casing, which makes the general structure look less consistent.

The general structure factor of the telephone is really tall, so it may not be simple for many individuals to work with it with only one hand. Be that as it may, the telephone is very lightweight at 168 grams and simple to hold because of an adjusted casing. The U1 accompanies a solitary speaker grille on the base and microUSB port. The SIM plate on the left half of the edge can hold two Nano SIM cards and a committed microSD card space (up to 256GB). The U1 likewise accompanies a 3.5mm earphone jack.


When we evaluated the Realme 2 Pro, we were enjoyably charmed with the dewdrop-style show that offered a vivid survey understanding, improved gratitude to a fresh and brilliant LCD board. Along these lines, I was glad to realize that the Realme U1 likewise offers a comparable dewdrop show, which presently additionally makes it the least expensive telephone with this kind of showcase. Much like the Realme 2 Pro, the U1 additionally gets a modest bended indent on the top that houses a selfie camera, surrounding and nearness sensors, and earpiece. There’s a little jaw on the base too, however what you generally get is a splendid and clear 6.3-inch FHD+ show. The insignificant bezels all around enables the U1 to offer a 90.8 percent screen-to-body proportion.

Given how Oppo is yet to streamline ColorOS for indented telephones, the waterdrop-style score that is utilized on the Realme 2 Pro and on the U1 is far less nosy than conventional scores. In this way, regardless of whether it is watching recordings or messing around, the little score scarcely eats into the substance, considering a diversion free review understanding. The board that the U1 uses offers a sharp 1080p goals with not too bad shading multiplication and profound blacks. The U1 likewise has perhaps the most splendid shows in this section.

Execution and programming

As referenced before, one of the greatest USPs of the new Realme U1 is the new Helio P70 chipset that is running the show. This is the main telephone to send with the new MediaTek processor so it will enthusiasm to see the sort of execution it vows to convey. We have tried a couple Helio P60 telephones like the Realme 1, Oppo F9 Pro and Nokia 5.1 Plus and we have been quite content with how they have performed for mid-go telephones. The Helio P70 SoC depends on a 12nm procedure and vows to convey a knock in execution and power effectiveness over its ancestor.

While utilizing the Realme U1, everything felt only a touch smoother and a touch quicker contrasted with Helio P60 telephones

This was the first run through testing a Helio P70 chipset, so it was fascinating to see the sort of execution it conveyed. The chipset doesn’t offer a noteworthy knock over the Helio P60, and in certifiable use that includes stacking applications and perusing online life stages, you’re probably not going to see the distinction. The clock speed has been insignificantly improved from 2.2GHz to 2.3GHz. It additionally gets similar Mali G72 chipset as its antecedent. So the presentation is practically comparable, which is certifiably not a terrible thing.

While utilizing the Realme U1, everything felt only a touch smoother and a touch quicker contrasted with Helio P60 telephones like the Realme 1 or Nokia 5.1 Plus. I didn’t experience a ton of slacks or butterflies while perusing through applications like Twitter or Facebook. Games like PUBG and Asphalt 9 additionally ran easily with no hiccups even with realistic setting on high, and the telephone scarcely got warm.

Applications opened quickly and perusing through the general UI was a quick encounter. It is likewise mostly because of Oppo’s custom ColorOS skin which does not offer a great deal of livelinesss or anything that would hinder perusing background. Obviously as accommodating as ColorOS seems to be, it accompanies a couple of issues also, for example, the failure to expel notices by swiping.

The Realme U1 runs Android Oreo with ColorOS 5.2 on top. It’s a touch of frustrating that Realme has not offered Android 9 Pie here, yet that has been the situation for considerably progressively settled players in the game. Realme has been pushing out opportune updates for its telephones up until this point, so we can expect great help and conceivable Android 9 Pie soon.


What characterizes the U-arrangement is the attention on cameras thus the U1 gets a major 25MP sensor on the front. The U1 is to a great extent about offering amazing selfies, and generally it works superbly at it. Selfies caught in light are profoundly nitty gritty and sharp with a decent measure of presentation, which now and again can get excessively much. Inside, the selfie camera will in general utilize some AI help to over-hone selfies, which regularly looks unflattering.

The Realme U1 additionally offers double cameras on the back that incorporates a 13MP + 2MP arrangement, which is practically indistinguishable from the Realme 2. The essential sensor gets a f.2.2 opening, while the optional camera gets a f/2.2 gap. The cameras support PDAF and LED streak however no type of adjustment. Quite, the U1 additionally gets a moderate movement video mode that will likewise be going to the Realme 2 Pro soon.

Photographs caught from the back camera in great lighting conditions outside offer a ton of detail and great shading generation. Photographs don’t watch smothered or excessively immersed, which is great. Photographs additionally offer great differentiation, however clamor levels are on the higher side of things and there is some over sharperpening occurring here also. The cameras are underneath normal in low-light conditions as introduction levels are low, bringing about darker pictures and loss of detail is obvious.


In conclusion, the Realme U1 ships with a 3,500mAh battery, which is like the Realme 2 Pro. Up until this point, Realme telephones have dazzled with their batteries, regardless of whether they are in the 3,500mAh territory or above 4,000mAh. Subsequent to utilizing the U1 for seven days, I can say with surety that it offers an extraordinary battery life that goes past an entire day all things considered to serious utilization. Truth be told, I feel it execution superior to anything the Realme 2 Pro too, and this is to a great extent a result of the Helio P70 chipset. I saw that the battery level will in general drop somewhat quick on the Realme 2 Pro while playing a game like PUBG.

The Relame U1 additionally offers a strong backup time, so you won’t see the battery rate drop much medium-term. Regardless of whether it is gushing recordings, calling or messing around, the U1 will live for quite a while before you go after the charger. You get a 10W charger with the case, which will energize the gadget to 30 percent in 30 minutes. Truly, the charging is moderate, yet in any event you won’t need to go after it frequently.

Would it be a good idea for you to purchase the Realme U1?

The Realme U1 marks the introduction of a spic and span arrangement from Realme. The organization has had an incredible beginning and needs to close the year on a high note with the selfie-driven U1. The telephone guarantees a couple of exceptional highlights, much like past Realme telephones. The 25MP selfie camera and Helio P70 chipset are the greatest features here, and they don’t baffle. The special reward is that you additionally get a telephone that looks extraordinary, with a presentation that is most likely truly outstanding in this portion.

At last, the Realme U1 is another victor from a brand that is by all accounts moving from solidarity to quality. The main issue as I see it is that Realme is offering a couple of telephones that are near one another. This implies the U1 is battling its very own siblings instead of the challenge, and buyers will undoubtedly get befuddled on whether to go for the U1 or the Realme 2 Pro. In my opinion,the U1 ought to be considered on the off chance that you take a great deal of selfies and a smooth all-round

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