Oppo Realme 1 Review 2018 India: Why You Should Buy It?

oppo realme 1 review

According to Oppo, its sub-brand Realme has understood the pulse of Indian youth. Realme’s smartphones will be available exclusively on Amazon India at the moment. At the cost of its price, in the Budget Market Segment, Realme is trying to compete with Chaomi. Realme 1 smartphone starts at Rs 8,990. It has a 18: 9 display, RAM 6 GB. It has a unique design with fiberglass body. Get the Android 8.1 oro out of the box in Realme 1 The phone directly bumps Redmi Note 5 Pro. Oppo has propagated it in some way. Is there realization in Realme 1 that the budget could prove to be ‘different’ and ‘better’ in the smartphone smartphone, let’s have a look on the Realme 1 review 2018 in India.

Realme 1 Design

realme 1 design

Diamond-cut look in the back with fiberglass body in Realme 1. Oppo says that it has made a back panel so that when light comes down, it will reflection it in different directions. Design is really unique. One problem with this is that the phone easily grabs fingerprints. Thank you for 84.75% of the screen-to-body ratio, which makes Realme 1 compact and handy. The screen is not really borderless, but the front look of the phone looks slick and modern. Despite the plastic frame, build quality is better. We dropped Realme 1 several times but it did not cause any harm.


The rear camera module has a slightly bulge. Volume rockers on the left side of the phone, where there is no difficulty in reaching. Power button and SIM tray found on the right side. Where many phones of this price range come with the hybrid SIM tray, Realme 1 has different slots for two Nano SIMs and SD cards.

oppo realme 1 backside

Fingerprint sensor does not appear, but the company has given it facial recognition in its place. There is a passcode option for security. Face recognition works better but there is a problem in direct sunlight and low light.

Realme 1 Specification

realme 1 specs

Realme 1 specifications are attractive according to the price. The phone works in the Octa-Core MediaTech Helio P60 processor, whose clock speed is 2.0 GHz. This specialty makes it a Raidi 5 competitor, but it is also a challenge to compete with the much more expensive Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Realme 1 Price in India

realme 1 price in India

Realme 1 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage variant is priced at 8,990 rupees. 4 GB RAM and 64 GB variants will be available at Rs 10,990. Also, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB variants will be available at Rs 13,990. It is possible to increase storage by up to 256 GB via microSD card. The entry level variant has brought a lot to its price in particular.


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Realme 1 has a 6 inch Full HD + display. The display is a little reflexive and viewing angles are not good. The colors are vibrant but the screen is more brighter for use outside. We are glad that the company has not copied the Nokia display. Realme 1 has a 3410 mAh non-removable battery. The FO Color runs on OS 5.0, which is on top of the Android 8.1 Orao. The phone will get FM radio, GPS, A-GPS. The phone will get a micro-USB port. It has not been given a USB-Type C port according to the trend. One SIM in Realme 1 will give 4G speed at a time. The second SIM will automatically shift to 3G.

Oppo Realme 1 Specs

  • Body: Plastic body, Glass back; 165.5 x 75.2 x 7.8mm; 155 grams
  • Screen: 6.0-inch, 18:9, FullHD+, IPS LCD
  • Rear Camera: 13MP, f/2.2 lens; LED flash; 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Front Camera: 8MP, f/2.2; 1080p@30fps video recording
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60, octa-core 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Memory: 3/4/6GB RAM, 32/64/128GB, dedicated microSD slot for up to 256GB expansion
  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo; ColorOS 5.0 on top
  • Battery: 3,410mAh
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM (4G), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, microUSB 2.0

Realme 1 Performance

realme 1 performance

During our review, everything went smoothly in the smartphone. Work like daily tasks such as photos, web browsing, videos of 4 were easily done. Heavy games like Subway Surfer and Asphalt 8 in Realme 1 also ran without interruption. The phone does not get too hot during this time. Realme 1 also beat the Redmi Note 5 Pro in the NTU benchmark rating.

Realme 1 Software

Realme 1 software

Realme 1 Oppo’s Modified Color runs on OS 5.0, which is on top of the Android 8.1 Oreo. The interface is smooth. The Settings app and Quick launch panel are a little hard. The app drawer has not been given and the Google Now panel has been replaced by a custom screen, with options like weather, stepping, favorite contact, recent events. It is a positive thing that the app of unnecessary will not be found in this. However, the user will get dual app, three-finger screenshot shortcut, theming app and locking gesture. However, nothing has been said about the Android P update in the phone.

Realme 1 Battery

realme 1 battery

The battery given in Realme 1 is better. In our HD Video Loop Test the handset is backed by 11 hours 30 minutes. If the phone is also used solidly, the charger is required only at 12.1 pm. Realme 1 smartphone does not support quick charging. It takes two and a half to three hours for full charge.

Realme 1 camera

realme 1 camera

Realme 1 has 13 megapixel rear camera, which comes with single LED flash. The front camera is of 8 megapixels. The company says it can access 296 facial points. There is also Artificial Intelligence feature.

Camera app like iOS can be easily used. There are panoramas, time-laps and an AR sticker. It already has a Featured Pro mode, which helps the user to shutter speed, ISO, exposure, aperture and white balance aggregation. The AI ​​based selfie camera automatically detects skin tone, skin type, age, gender. In our experience, better pictures came from front cameras but there was less light problem. AI beautification is better but some non-essential watercolor comes with the effect.


The camera app took better pictures in good light. In low light it appears to be struggling. AI beautification is better but comes with unwanted watercolor effects. Front and rear, both cameras use Bokeh effect. Photos are not good Edge detection was bad and detail was not good either. The 13-megapixel rear camera captures the pictures with the details but it keeps on dialing. Dynamic range of sensor is poor and it appears to be struggling for auto-focus in detail and low light. The AR stickers have been better applied. A total of 14 stickers can be used through front and rear cameras.

Verdict: Check Realme 1 best or Not


Realme 1 has a unique design, which does not make much sense to everyone. The 6GB RAM, which we reviewed, showed better performance. Battery life is good. Dedicated MicroSD is a card slot and the display is also good. Fingerprint sensor deficiencies, sticky software and average cameras prevent Realme 1 from making the best in its segments. Its 3 GB and 4GB RAM variants are valued for money products. It is certain that Realme 1 has created a little trouble for Xiaomi.


Oppo Realme 1 is offering the brand as a competition to Xiaomi. Oppo says that he will not sell it through Flash cell But it is not clear how many units the company will launch at the first time. Demand is obviously going to be high, in such a situation if the phone gets out of stock then it will not be surprising.


Being an engineer in Information Technology, Krishna, is a word that is inspired by the Lord Shri Krishna, believes in the inspection of the latest technology in the real world. Krishna Shekhawat has done his engineering from LIET, Alwar. He started his career with SAGInfotech Pvt Ltd ( Jaipur). He is an enthusiastic about the bikes and cars that are roaming around him. Krishna likes to write reviews about all things. His mostly time spend in gaining the knowledge about new things. He wants to demonstrate his powerful word’s empire in front of the world. Apart from this, he is a simple person and has a helping nature.

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