Last updated on May 31st, 2018
Oppo-powered Realme just unveiled its first product – Realme 1.
Well, it is a promising product for a specific group of users but not something “disruptive” because of some trade-offs that they won’t talk about.
In total, there would be three variants of the smartphone:
- realme 1 (6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM) – 13,990 INR
- realme 1 (4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM) – 10,990 INR
- realme 1 (3 GB RAM + 32 GB ROM) – 8,990 INR
For now, only the variants with 6 Gigs and 3 Gigs of RAM will be available on Amazon India. The 4 GB RAM variant will be available in the next month.
- Chipset: Helios P60 (AI-powered)
- RAM: 6/4/3 GB
- Primary Camera: 13 MP
- Front Camera: 8 MP (Portrait Mode)
- Battery: 3410 mAh
- Bluetooth v4.2
- FM Radio Supported
- Triple SIM Slot (with Dual 4G SIM slots and an SD card slot)
- 6-inch 18:9 Full HD Screen (2160 x 1080 resolution) – IPS LCD
- Pixel Density: 403 ppi
- Face Unlock
- Software: Android 8.1 Oreo
What Do We Think About The Smartphone?
Considering the price, it’s a steal deal if you want a budget smartphone with excellent multitasking capabilities and storage options.
However, when you take a look at the specifications carefully, you will observe that there’s no “Fingerprint Sensor.” So, it might be the most significant deal breaker for many who prefer a fingerprint scanner instead of using the face unlock feature.
Also, you should note that the smartphones with MediaTek processors haven’t seen a great deal of software updates. The Helio P60 is a relatively new chipset with some advanced AI capabilities, so it’s uncertain whether it’ll receive a good deal of software support compared to what Qualcomm chipsets get.
Maybe, or maybe not?
The realme 1 runs on top of Android 8.1 with a custom UI referred to as “ColorOS 5.0“.
If you prefer stock Android, switching to ColorOS 5.0 wouldn’t be a smooth sail. So, keep that in mind before making your purchase decision.
If you want a smartphone with enhanced multi-tasking capabilities and larger storage options at a jaw-dropping price tag, realme 1 would be a good deal.
However, if you are a power user requiring a better software experience (with potential future updates) along with the need for a fingerprint sensor, realme 1 isn’t for you.
What do you think of the smartphone?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.