6.3
Score

Realme U1

Release Date
5-Nov-18
Market Status
Available
Compare
Share:facebookinstagramwhatsapp
6899to 7599
Release Date
5-Nov-18
+
Compare
    View All
  • View All
  • View All

Realme U1 enters the fierce competition of becoming the tremendous mid-range marvel with the Selfie King Oppo’s tagline. Realme U1 may not come with a significant change, but it has a lot going for it to make it a genuine mid-range delight. Arriving with the expected brilliant selfie camera, the Realme U1 pairs it off with an excellent processor, fast-charging battery, and decent rear cameras. All of these factors combine to make Realme U1 a well-rounded low mid-range pleasure.

Realme U1 Price in India

Realme has always amazed the users with quality features and stunning performance with affordable price tags. Realme U1 is yet another smartphone brand which has turned many heads around the Indian smartphone market. This pocket-friendly smartphone has been launched with three variants. The base variant has been stuffed with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage under the price tag of Rs.8,499, the mid-variant featuring 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage has been priced at Rs.9,499, and the final one which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB RAM is available at Rs.10,499. Subject to the availability, this smartphone can be purchased from the official site of Realme and other online stores like Amazon and Flipkart etc.   

Starting Price
₹6,899
View all prices
Approx. Buyback Value
₹2,760
Get Exact Value >
Get maximum cash for your old smartphone
6.3 inches
409 ppi, IPS LCD
Octa core
MediaTek Helio P70
3500 mAh
Li-ion
13 MP
Dual, 13MP + 2MP
4G
Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
Fingerprint
Rear
About the Mobile Phone

If you are a follower of the Realme phones, then you will not be surprised by the Realme U1 design. However, it does come with a few differences from the previous phones. A few pros and cons of this phone are:

Pros

  • Though it does not have a new design, the Realme U1 arrives with an impressive look and comfortable structure.
  • The phone has a fantastic display which presents punchy colours with proper viewing angles.
  • Realme U1 comes with a great screen size that will give you enough screen space to work with.
  • The main USP of Realme U1 is its incredible MediaTek processor which progresses for the regular P60 and can beat the mid-tier Snapdragon 660 chipset.
  • The Realme U1 does not hold back with its efficient battery, arriving with a large battery that can keep the phone alive for an entire day.
  • Realme keeps the Oppo Selfie King tag with an amazing 25MP front camera that captures beautiful selfies with proper colour accuracy and reproduction.

Cons

  • The phone does not have a notification LED.
  • The phone screen is a fingerprint magnet.
  • The rear camera of the Realme U1 is good, but autofocus does not function well enough.

Realme U1 may not fare well with its rear camera, but it remains capable through and through. As a low mid-range phone, Realme U1 has everything going for it, making it a true low mid-range marvel.

Realme U1 enters the fierce competition of becoming the tremendous mid-range marvel with the Selfie King Oppo’s tagline. Realme U1 may not come with a significant change, but it has a lot going for it to make it a genuine mid-range delight. Arriving with the expected brilliant selfie camera, the Realme U1 pairs it off with an excellent processor, fast-charging battery, and decent rear cameras. All of these factors combine to make Realme U1 a well-rounded low mid-range pleasure.

Realme U1 Price in India

Realme has always amazed the users with quality features and stunning performance with affordable price tags. Realme U1 is yet another smartphone brand which has turned many heads around the Indian smartphone market. This pocket-friendly smartphone has been launched with three variants. The base variant has been stuffed with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage under the price tag of Rs.8,499, the mid-variant featuring 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage has been priced at Rs.9,499, and the final one which comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB RAM is available at Rs.10,499. Subject to the availability, this smartphone can be purchased from the official site of Realme and other online stores like Amazon and Flipkart etc.   

The Realme U1 appears quite similar to the Realme 2 Pro, which was in itself a well-designed phone. The matte finish makes it grippy to hold without slipping out, and the rounded edges sit well in the palm without digging in. The display is a slightly raised from the body, and hence, it does not blend seamlessly. The same thing happens with the laminated back panel. The back does not pick up fingerprint smudges, which is quite an impressive factor for the phone. The Realme U1 is not too heavy, rounding off at 168g, and it is not to thick either at 8mm, therefore making it easy to hold and control. The buttons are placed ergonomically and were within easy reach. At the bottom, the phones boast an old Micro-USB port, the speaker grille, and the 3.5mm headphone. Though not as effective as a gradient look, the back does shine against light, and this makes the phone look quite premium.

The camera setup does not form a bulge at the rear panel, and the fingerprint sensor works fine too. The Face unlock is quick to detect faces, and during low-light situations, the display lights up to provide a good bit of light. There is no notification LED though.

Realme U1 comes with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD with FHD+ display, which is around 1080×2340 resolution and has a brightness of 450 nits at its peak. It comes with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 which makes the display quite recent. It means that the phone is legible outside even in direct sun. The colours are quite sharp and vivid. The screen is covered with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which prevents it from scratches.

However, the screen does pick up fingerprint smudges a lot. Since the phone comes with a dewdrop notch and minimal bezels, you get a lot of screen space to work with. The screen to body ratio goes up to a beautiful 90.8%. The viewing angles are decent too, without creating any colour distortion in hard angles.

Realme U1 has a processor that is its main highlight – the new MediaTek Helio P70 chipset. It is a more capable version that the Helio P60 and, according to Realme, provides a 13% better performance than its predecessor. In benchmarks, the phone got a score of 5828 for the multi-core test, which is quite impressive and better than Helio P-60 based models like Oppo F7’s 5553 points and beating Snapdragon 660-based phones like Realme 2 Pro which gets 5511 points.

The performance regarding apps was pretty good, with app switching being fast and efficient. The processor was also able to go through graphics-intensive games too without entering into a lag mode. Games like PUBG could run on this phone in high-settings without a problem.

Oppo Realme U1 tries to keep the mark of the Selfie King and comes with a 25MP front camera with an f/2 aperture. In ideal light conditions, the selfie camera performs marvellously, producing detailed photos which preserve the right colours and skin tone. AI beauty mode does not make artificial alterations either. If you enter Super Vivid mode, you can find highly saturated colours on the phone. Depth mode works well and does an excellent job with the blurring of the background. Low-light shots struggle, as the selfies appear grainy and the edge detection turns faulty.

The primary 13MP camera on the rear panel comes with an f/2.2 aperture. It does a great job when used under natural light though the autofocus is not the best.

There is also another 2MP depth-sensing camera which does an excellent job in edge detection. However, in low-light, the performance plummets. The autofocus starts hunting a lot more, and there is a bit of visual noise creeps in.

Regarding videos, the rear camera is not able to shoot 4K videos despite having such a powerful processor. The footage is not too noisy at 1080p. But there is no electronic image stabilisation, so handshakes become prominent.

Realme U1 arrives with a 3500 mAh battery which can easily make the phone last for an entire day. An HD video running on loop found out that the phone was able to run for a whopping 14 hours and 56 minutes, which is an excellent score. It does not come with fast charging, but can charge fully in one and a half hours, which is impressive for a phone without fast-charging.

The Realme U1 is a mid-range phone but comes with significant assets. It has a potent chipset, which comes along with a long-lasting battery life. The selfie camera is as fantastic as Oppo boasts about it – but its low-light performance does plummet a lot. The phone does not come with a striking design or display. If you are a selfie-enthusiast, then this phone can be an excellent mid-range acquisition. But if you are someone looking for better internals, then going for Redmi Y2 will be an ideal choice.

Detailed Specs
Compare
6.9
General
Announced On5-Nov-18
Market StatusAvailable
BrandRealme
Price StatusConfirmed
PriceRs. 12,999
Screen Size6.3 inches
Screen TypeIPS LCD
Screen Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel Density409 ppi
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Screen ProtectionGorilla Glass 3
Screen to Body Ratio90.80%
Screen DesignWaterdrop notch
Screen QualityFHD
OISNo
Rear FlashYes, LED Flash
Rear Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Rear Camera Features2 x Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
Rear Camera SetupDual, 13MP + 2MP
Rear Camera 1 Resolution13 MP
Rear Camera 1 Typef/2.2 (upto 2x Digital Zoom) Primary Camera
Rear Camera 2 Resolution2 MP
Rear Camera 2 Typef/2.4, Depth Camera
Rear SensorCMOS image sensor
Rear Aperturef/2.2
Front Video Recording1920x1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera FeaturesHDR
Front Camera SetupSingle, 25MP
Front Camera 1 Resolution25 MP
Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
Front Camera 1 Lens2.8" sensor size, 0.9 micrometre pixel size
Front SensorExmor RS
Front Aperturef/2.0
Phone Variants4GB 64GB, 3GB 64GB, 3GB 32GB
Expandable StorageYes
RAM TypeLPDDR3
Storage TypeeMMC 5.1
Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
OTG SupportYes
GPUMali-G72 MP3
Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetMediaTek Helio P70
CPUOcta core (2.1 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 2 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
Custom User InterfaceColorOS
Clock Speed2.1 GHz
Architecture64 bit
Process Technology12 nm
Weight168 grams
ColorsBrave Blue, Fiery Gold, Ambitious Black
BuildBack: Plastic
Dimensions157 x 74 x 8 mm
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Battery RemovableNo
Battery TypeLi-ion
USB Type-CNo
GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
Audio FeaturesActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Network Support4G
BluetoothYes
FM RadioYes
3.5mm Audio JackYes
SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Bluetooth Typev4.2
Audio Jack3.5 mm
SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM, Dual VoLTE
eSIMNo
Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
VoLTEYes
SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2600(band 38) / 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41), FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
Fingerprint ScannerYes
Fingerprint Scanner PositionRear
Face UnlockYes
SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer
New Launches
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Starting from:
₹1,24,999
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
Samsung Galaxy S23 Plus
Starting from:
₹94,999
Samsung Galaxy S23
Samsung Galaxy S23
Starting from:
₹74,999
BlackZone Bazooka
BlackZone Bazooka
Starting from:
₹1,289
BlackZone Ultra 4G
BlackZone Ultra 4G
Starting from:
₹1,899
I Kall K99 Pro
I Kall K99 Pro
Starting from:
₹1,499
I Kall K78 Pro
I Kall K78 Pro
Starting from:
₹1,499
iphonexr saleiphonexr sale

News

  • Realme GT Neo 5 Launch Date Confirmed: Details Here
    Realme confirmed the Realme GT Neo 5 5G‘s launch via a teaser poster. The handset will make its official debut in China on February 9, 2023, at 2 PM local time. However, the brand is yet to reveal the global launch date of the handset. Furthermore, the poster also reveals that the phone will offer…
  • Realme Coco Cola Phone To Launch Soon: Details Here
    Realme is reportedly teaming up with Coca-Cola to launch the special Coco-Cola phone. Moreover, the renders of the upcoming handset recently leaked online revealing its design and few specifications. Also, the microsite on the brand’s website has the words ‘Really refreshing’, and ‘Cheers for Real’ along with the outline of a phone that appears to…
  • Realme GT Neo 5 Specifications Revealed: Spotted on Geekbench
    Realme GT Neo 5 5G is reportedly in the work and is likely to go official in February during the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2023). However, ahead of its launch, the handset has been spotted on benchmarking website Geekbench, hinting at its key specifications. The listing shows the handset with model number RMX3708. As per the…
  • These Realme Smartphone Gets New OTA Update. Check Out:
    In India, the Realme GT Neo 3 and Realme C25 have received new OTA update that include various new features, better network compatibility, and superior system stability. According to the company, this will underline the brand’s commitment to providing regular and timely upgrades to its products. Furthermore, the OTA update will be out in stages,…
  • Realme 10 4G Officially Launched In India: Details Here
    Realme officially launched its Realme 10 4G in India on Monday, January 9, 2023. The handset is a successor to the Realme 9 from last year. It offers a punch-hole cutout on the left edge of the screen and a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. However, one of the biggest drawbacks of the recently launched…

Articles

  • Easy Way To Sell Old Realme GT Neo 2 And Get Excellent Buyback
    The Realme GT Neo 2 was released in October 2021 and featured a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor. The smartphone has an average camera performance and does not have a headphone jack. Moreover, the device is bulky to carry and users discovered it had significant issues. Therefore, due to these problems, you might think of selling your…
  • What Is The Best Upgrade Option For Your Old Realme Narzo 20?
    Under the Rs. 10,000 price point, the Realme Narzo 20 from Realme has much to offer. It’s time to go with the outdated and sell your old smartphone in favour of something better. In 2022, there are a lot more excellent choices available for the same price. The best place to sell your old smartphone…
  • Where Can I Sell My Old Realme C11 2021 And Get The Best Buyback?
    On May 5, 2021, Realme C11 2021 was launched with unique features and excellent battery life. This smartphone performed very well in the earlier stages of its release. However, this gadget became outdated due to average camera performance and does not have display protection. Now is the time to upgrade your old smartphone to a…
  • Best Place To Sell Realme 6 And Get The Maximum Buyback
    The Realme 6 outperforms the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro in nearly every way. With its previously category-leading features, the Realme 6 was a market leader when it was released in 2020. However, it is now out of date and unable to compete with the newcomers. Many companies, including Realme, have produced competitively priced phones. This…
  • How to Sell Realme XT At Best Price? Best Upgrade Options
    The Realme XT, a popular choice released in September 2019, has recently become outdated. In only two years, a rush of newer, more appealing phones has started to dominate the market, leaving your formerly best phone ordinary and obsolete. Moreover, its camera quality, chipset performance, and other characteristics were appreciated three years ago, but they are now…
  • Check The Best Smartphone Upgrades For Your Old Realme C12
    In August 2020, the Realme C12 was launched with unique features. However, You’ll observe many issues in the handset’s display and operating system in 2022. Don’t worry if you’re thinking about where to sell your smartphone and get the best buyback. In the post, we’ve mentioned the complete information about selling the old Realme C12.…

Best Recharge Plans

  • All Tata Sky Recharge Plans 2023
    Tata Sky is one of the brands that offer an excellent number of channels and yet comes with affordable packs. However, the name is now changed to Tata play. The Tata sky recharge plans are specifically made to cater for every need of the customers. Tata Sky believes in connecting its viewers to the best…
  • All Videocon D2H Recharge Plans 2023
    Videocon D2H is an Indian direct broadcast satellite service provider collectively owned by Dish TV and Videocon. The popular satellite provider has managed to retain in the market with its lucrative offers and affordable videocon d2h recharge plans. It is one of the best service providers in India. With the widest channel package options, d2h…