Oppo RealMe 1 Review- Pros & Cons-Budget Champion?

RealMe 1 is the first phone from RealMe series of Oppo mobiles. Touted as “premium mid-range smartphone”, RealMe 1 impresses with premium looking design and better spec on paper considering the competition in the price range.  In this Oppo RealMe 1 Review, we will be covering some of the key pros and cons of the device.

Oppo RealMe 1 Review

Oppo RealMe 1 Review- Pros & Cons

Before starting the pros and cons, let’s quickly summarise the specifications of RealMe 1.

  • 2.0 GHz  Octacore MediaTek Helio P60 SoC.
  • 6 inch Full HD IPS LCD display panel with 18:9 aspect ratio.
  •   3/4/6GB  RAM.
  • 32/64/128GB of internal storage.
  • 13MP rear camera with f2.2.
  • 8MP front-facing camera with f2.2.
  • 3410 mAh battery.
  • Color OS 5.0 based on Android 8.1.
  • Dual nano sim card support.
  • Dedicated microSD card slot.

RealMe 1 Pros

Here is the list of features which we were impressed with the phone.

  • Premium Looking Design: It is one of the unique designed smartphones in the mid-range smartphone segment. The glossy diamond cut effect on the back is the standout feature.
  • Good display panel:  RealMe 1 comes with 6 inch Full HD IPS LCD display panel with 18:9 aspect ratio. The screen has good brightness and colors are vibrant.
  • Great performance:  MediaTek Helio P60 SoC is a powerful chipset which is a close competitor to Snapdragon 660. The device is fast and there is no lag observed during our testing period.
  • Dual VoLTE support: MediaTek Helio P60 SoC supports native Dual VoLTE. This means that you can use both sim for VoLTE simultaneously.
  • Decent Camera performance:  Considering the price, both front and rear camera performance is good.

RealMe 1 Cons:

  • No Fingerprint scanner: No variant of RealMe 1 comes with a fingerprint scanner.
  • Confusing Color OS 5:  This UI is feature rich but settings and menu are bit confusing.
  • No 4K video recording support: Video recording is limited to 1080p@30fps even though the chipset is capable of 4K.

Oppo RealMe 1 Review summary: Overall good value for money smartphone. It is powerful, beautiful and features rich.  Lack of fingerprint scanner is the biggest cons of RealMe1 according to us.

Oppo RealMe 1 Review
  • Design and Build Quality
  • Display
  • Performance
  • Camera
  • Battery
  • Value for money
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