Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5: Which one to buy

Ruben Fields
May 15, 2018

Talking about the specifications, the Realme 1 comes with a 6-inch 18:9 display with Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution. At this price range, the company is looking to take on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, which is available at Rs. 14,999 for its 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Rs. 16,999 for the 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant.

Talking about the pricing, you will have to pay Rs 8990 for the 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model.

Inside, the Realme 1 houses a powerful MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771) processor and is backed by 3GB/4GB/6GB RAM, 128GB storage, Android 8.1 Oreo OS and a 3,410mAh battery, which is more than enough to keep the phone running for a whole day under mixed usage.

Other features of the Realme 1 include hybrid SIM tray (SIM 1 + SIM 2 or microSD card), FM Radio, Bluetooth v4.2 and support micro USB port.

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Coming to the camera department, the Oppo Realme 1 sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash. On the front side, there's an 8-megapixel snapper for taking selfies and video calling.

After-sales customer service has been a major pain point for consumers in India, and OPPO says that it is acutely aware of the issue.

While the smartphone doesn't come with a fingerprint sensor, it comes equipped with Face Unlock feature, which according to the company, can unlock the smartphone in just 0.1 seconds. In addition, the Realme 1 features AR stickers for both the front and rear cameras. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.2, Global Positioning System and a 3.5mm audio jack. The company revealed that an AI battery management has been implemented to optimise the longevity of this smartphone. The three variants come with storage variations of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB respectively. $162). The high-end model having 6GB RAM costs Rs. 13,990, which roughly converts to $206. It will be offered in Moonlight silver and Diamond black colors on Amazon India from May 25 onward.

As part of the launch offer, Amazon is offering 5 percent cashback for all purchases made using SBI cards including Reliance Jio benefits for Rs 4850. The company is also throwing in a free case and a free screen protector.

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