Realme U1 Review

The standard cell phone market may appear to be soaked with Xiaomi and Honor typically ruling this space, yet exceptional brands, for example, Realme have demonstrated that there is still space to develop. An ongoing report has pegged the organization as one of the best rising groups in India, on account of forceful valuing and a quickly extending portfolio.

Realme is adding another arrangement to its portfolio, and the main model to make a big appearance is the Realme U1 ₹ 11,999 — the organization's first 'Selfie Pro' cell phone. Given how prominent Oppo's F arrangement has been, it's nothing unexpected that the once sub-brand of Oppo is embracing a comparative technique. Other than having a high-goals front camera, the Realme U1 is additionally the primary telephone to make a big appearance MediaTek's Helio P70 SoC, which is said to be more ground-breaking and proficient than its ancestor, the Helio P60.

The Realme U1 will rival Xiaomi's Redmi Y arrangement, which is a different line of selfie-centered cell phones, and obviously different notables, for example, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 ₹ 8,199  and Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro ₹ 13,999  in the sub-Rs. 15,000 value band. How about we check whether it merits suggesting over such solid contenders.

Realme U1 structure


The Realme U1 looks fundamentally the same as the as of late propelled Realme 2 Pro ₹ 13,990 (Review), and that is not a terrible thing. The adjusted edges offer great grasp, and the matte complete of the back means it's not elusive. The showcase is raised a bit from whatever is left of the body, so its edges don't consistently mix with the sides of the body. The equivalent goes for the covered back board. Fortunately, the back of this telephone didn't get any scrape marks over the span of our survey, which is a decent sign. At 8mm thick, the Realme U1 is agreeable to hold and isn't too substantial at 168g either.

Catch situation is great, and with regular utilize, we could achieve the power and volume catches without inconvenience. The SIM plate on the left can suit two Nano-SIMs and a microSD card, so you require not forfeit one for the other. At the base of the Realme U1 we have a speaker grille, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm earphone attachment. Indeed, the absence of USB Type-C is somewhat disillusioning. Our principle issue is with the situation of the speaker grille, since it can without much of a stretch be obstructed the minute you hold the telephone on a level plane. This implies sound sounds suppressed when playing amusements and watching recordings, in case you're not cautious.

The 6.3-inch show on the Realme U1 has a 450nit most extreme brilliance, which makes it truly neat under direct daylight. It's an IPS board with a 1080x2340-pixel goals, which implies you get sharp pictures and clear hues. You additionally get an essential shading temperature modification slider in the Settings application. Realme has utilized Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for the front of this telephone, which is a fairly old age, however it's superior to nothing. The telephone is additionally accompanies a screen protect pre-connected, and our own got dings and scratches effortlessly. The screen protect is a huge unique mark magnet as is the covered back, so keeping the Realme U1 looking unblemished can be a genuine errand.

The waterdrop or dewdrop score looks lovely, and is a negligible obstacle in full-screen applications. All things considered, in the event that you think that its acting as a burden, you can flip a switch in the Settings to veil it for individual applications. There's a solitary camera in the score, as the earpiece and a gathering of sensors are above it. Because of the restricted space, there's no warning LED.

The overlaid back has a pleasant visual impact when light skips off it. We have an 'Eager Black' unit for audit, yet you can likewise get the Realme U1 in 'Bold Blue' and 'Searing Gold'. The double camera module on the back doesn't swell out excessively, and the chrome trim held up well amid our audit period. The unique mark sensor functions admirably and is speedy at confirmation. It additionally has a somewhat unexpected surface in comparison to whatever remains of the back, making it simple to discover. Face open is still brisk and inflow-light, the showcase illuminates to make up for the absence of good light.

The Realme U1 ships with a 10W power connector, USB charging link, silicone case, SIM discharge apparatus, and the standard guarantee and snappy begin guides. The nature of the adornments is great, and Realme's bundling appears to have enhanced as well, contrasted with its prior contributions.

Realme U1 particulars and programming

One of the primary features of the Realme U1 is the new MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, which is a speedier variant of the Helio P60. As indicated by Realme, this new chip ought to give up to 13 percent better execution contrasted with its forerunner. It likewise has an enhanced adaptation of MediaTek's on-chip AI preparing motor, which is said to be more productive.

In benchmarks, the Realme U1 posted entirely great scores. It oversaw 1,44,161 points in AnTuTu, and in Geekbench, we got 1,573 and 5,828 in the single-and multi-strung tests separately. These numbers are superior to anything what we've seen from most Helio P60-based telephones we've tried, for example, the Oppo F7 ₹ 17,199 (Review) and Oppo F9 ₹ 16,141 (Review), and even beat some Snapdragon 660-based telephones as well, for example, the Realme 2 Pro. The incorporated GPU gave us a normal framerate of 35fps in the T-Rex illustrations trial of GFXbench. This is a bit lower than the Realme 2 Pro's score of 39fps in a similar test.

Our audit unit had 4GB of RAM and 64GB of capacity, yet you can likewise decide on a variation with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of capacity. Different highlights incorporate double band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.2, USB-OTG, FM radio, GPS, and GLONASS. Double 4G with double VoLTE is bolstered. This present telephone's sensors incorporate a closeness sensor, spinner, compass, surrounding light sensor, and accelerometer.

The Realme U1 still uses ColorOS 5.2 which depends on Android 8.1 Oreo, much the same as the Realme 2 Pro. It additionally has the genuinely late October 2018 security fix, and as indicated by the organization, we ought to anticipate that a refresh will Android Pie "ahead of schedule one year from now." ColorOS on this telephone has some new changes and highlights. Realme has at long last settled the irritating two-advance process required for rejecting notices, and you would now be able to do it with a solitary right-swipe.

You get the Realme U1 with a bundle of preloaded applications, the vast majority of which can be uninstalled if not required. There are motions for route, taking screen captures, and empowering split-screen mode. Brilliant Scan and ORoaming are two intriguing highlights that we've seen before on Chinese renditions of Oppo telephones, and are presently bolstered in India.

Savvy Scan presently underpins Hindi notwithstanding German, Italian, Spanish, French, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. Utilizing this application, you can examine an archive with content written in Hindi and have it changed over into editable Hindi content. We would say, it worked great, and you needn't bother with a functioning Internet association. In any case, you do require Internet access to utilize the 'Sweep and interpret' include which deciphers little bits of content among Hindi and English continuously as you drift the camera over it. The 'Shoot and decipher' highlight gives you a chance to take photographs of whole pages and convert them into editable content.

ORoaming creates a virtual SIM card on your telephone so you can utilize neighborhood information administrations (not voice or SMS) in nations you're heading out to without exchanging SIM cards or utilize universal meandering. Costs go somewhere in the range of $11 and $21 for seven days, contingent upon the nation. ORoaming covers most significant nations and areas, however the decision of accessible information bundles appears somewhat restricted. The biggest bundle for most nations beat out at 1GB for seven days, with a few special cases, for example, Australia and Hong Kong, that go up to 4GB. This administration is accessible due to an organization among Realme and Redtea Mobile, an eSIM arrangements supplier. We couldn't really test ORoaming to perceive how well it functions or not since it would require physically making a trip to one of the upheld nations.

Realme U1 execution, cameras, and battery life


The Realme U1 didn't give us any unpalatable astonishments amid everyday use and it performed similarly as we anticipated that it would. Tidying up unique mark smircesh is a daunting task on this telephone, so on the off chance that you're the finicky kind, we propose utilizing the packaged case. The presentation is energetic, and seeing points are entirely great as well. We didn't have any issues with call quality either, and the telephone runs cool generally.

The Helio P70 effectively ate however most recreations and figured out how to convey strong framerates. Black-top 9: Legends didn't appear to bother it one piece, even on the 'High' designs preset. PUBG Mobile likewise ran easily, however at the 'Medium' setting. The thin fringes of the presentation and the modest indent give you better inundation in your substance, which is decent. The telephone gets somewhat warm when gaming or with overwhelming camera utilize, which is typical.

Most well known sound and video record positions play fine and dandy. The stock music player bolsters sound improvements by Dirac Research, which can be empowered in the event that you utilize wired earphones. The speaker gets genuinely noisy as well, yet we would have swapped its place with the earphone attachment, as it's effectively blocked when the telephone is held in scene mode.

Since this is a selfie-centered telephone, we should begin with the front camera. It's a 25-megapixel Sony IMX 576 sensor with a f/2 gap, which we've recently found in the Oppo F7. In light, the Realme U1 catches nitty gritty selfies, with great skin tones and hues when all is said in done. The AI magnificence mode isn't excessively forceful, and works superbly in smoothening your skin more often than not.

You may like the Super Vivid mode in case you're into very immersed hues. You can empower the profundity impact, which completes a better than average occupation of obscuring the foundation. In the last mode, the camera utilizes a four-in-one pixel binning strategy to give you better detail by exchanging off the goals, so you get a 8-megapixel shot. When shooting against splendid light, you get an ongoing review of what the HDR variant of your picture would resemble.

In low light, we found the camera attempting to catch spotless and nitty gritty shots. Shockingly, regardless it shoots at the full 25-megapixel goals as opposed to defaulting to the pixel binning procedure. Thus, selfies look grainy and HDR isn't of much help, as splendid lights out of sight watched wore out. Edge discovery isn't excessively precise under diminish lighting inside and out mode. Realme has expressed that a refresh to enhance the front camera bokeh' mode will be discharged when this telephone goes marked down.

The primary13-megapixel sensor on the back has a f/2.2 opening. It completes a genuinely great job with detail under common light, yet battles in low light. Self-adjust isn't the snappiest, as this camera needs to chase for about a second prior to locking center. The Super Vivid mode is helpful in a few circumstances, particularly when you need somewhat more 'fly' in the hues. HDR works agreeably as well, and you get the standard shooting modes, for example, anorama, Timelapse, Professional, and Portrait. The last works tolerably well on items as well, on account of the committed 2-megapixel profundity sensor.

Video recording tops out at 1080p and there's no electronic adjustment to smoothen out hand shakes. The quality is nice, however since the self-adjust isn't snappy, we saw a touch of chasing as we moved about. The framerate is genuinely strong however, and low-light film isn't excessively uproarious. Regardless of the amazing SoC, the back camera doesn't shoot 4K video, which is a disgrace since numerous telephones in this fragment can do that. As indicated by Realme, this goals has been forgotten since the sensor doesn't bolster it.

The 3500mAh battery effectively endures an entire day on a solitary charge. We likewise got a decent runtime in our HD video circle test, where the U1 ran a HD video constant for 14 hours and 56 minutes. There's no quick charging, however the included 10W connector enables accelerate the charging to process a bit.


The Realme U1 begins at a cost of Rs. 11,999 for the variation with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of capacity. That is not terrible, thinking of it as has a truly incredible SoC and conveys great battery life — a triumphant combo that very few in this fragment have pulled off. It's generally indistinguishable cost from the 4GB form of the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 ₹ 9,295, yet thinking about that the front cameras of the two telephones have an extreme time in low light, we believe you're in an ideal situation with the Realme U1, which has a more present day structure and all the more incredible internals.

The 4GB RAM form that we tried is evaluated at Rs. 14,499, which sets it smack against the base variation of Realme's own Realme 2 Pro . The last has a superior back camera and backings 4K video, so on the off chance that that is your need, we'd prescribe it over the U1. At the season of distributing this audit, none of the Realme 2 variations were in stock. The organization has disclosed to us that the telephone will proceed be sold however streak deals each Friday, yet it hasn't indicated whether that implies all variations will in any case be accessible. We simply wish the Realme U1 had comparative or preferable cameras over the Realme 2 Pro. At around this value, you additionally have telephones like the Redmi Note 6 Pro and Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (6GB) , which offer great all-round execution.

The Realme U1 passes up a major opportunity a couple of things like video adjustment, and the low-light execution of its front and additionally raise cameras is normal, best case scenario. Then again, it has numerous upsides, for example, an incredible processor, great battery life, a sharp presentation, and decent style. It additionally takes great pictures in sunshine, which makes it worth prescribing.
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