Oppo Realme 1

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Oppo -the Chinese OEM- is gradually gaining more attention in the Android market by keeping to their words of bringing premium features at very affordable prices. In just Q2 2019, they launched the likes of Oppo R15 and R15 Pro flagship phones with top notch design.

Still keeping to their promise, they released the Oppo Realme 1 device with monster spec-sheet and incredibly low price. With a 6.0-inch screen sitting in front, the phablet takes on the new 18:9 aspect ratio but without the trendy top-notch design.

Coming with a solid inbuilt storage space and very big RAM to capacity, let’s see what the Oppo Realme 1 has in store for it’s buyers.

Oppo Realme 1 Key features

  • OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS 5.0
  • SIM Type: Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size: 6.0 Inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels (~402 ppi density)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.0 GHz, Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60
  • RAM: 6GB / 4GB / 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 128GB / 64GB / 32GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3410 mAh (non-removable)

Oppo Realme 1 Features Overview

oppo realme 1 hands-on

Oppo Realme 1 sports a quite massive screen size but the best part is; this large display comes with a full HD display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and PPI density of approximately 402 pixels. To crown it all, it is design based on the 18:9 aspect ratio that promises more screen and less bezels.

The Realme 1 is finished with a smooth plastic material that appears glossy from different angles, you may need to checkout some Oppo Realme 1 cases and covers to help protect the back from scratches and maintaining that attractive design.

Still on the back side, the device crams a 13 MP rear camera with single LED flash. Looking below the camera region, you might be expecting to see the fingerprint scanner but no, the device didn’t come with that and it’s a bit daunting.

8 megapixels camera is what sits in the front panel of the Oppo Realme 1, it comes without a front flash and doesn’t support face ID unlock function.

oppo realme 1 cameras

The Realme 1 from Oppo is blessed with the all new Android 8.1 Oreo which customized with ColorOS 5.0 (Oppo’s custom OS). At the helm you’ll find a Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60 chipset and Oct-core 2.0 GHz processor coupled with Mali-G72 MP3 GPU.

Oppo Realme 1 has three internal storage and RAM versions, the smallest is terms of RAM and ROM capacity is the one with 3GB ROM and 3GB RAM, followed by the 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM model before the 128GB ROM and 6GB RAM variant. They all have dedicated slot SD card that can carry up 256GB.

oppo realme 1 red and black

The Realme 1 device is powered by a 3410 mAh of non-removable battery, it is available for purchase in the three different colors which includes; Diamond Black, Solar Red and Moonlight Silver.

Oppo Realme 1 price and availability

Oppo Realme 1 was released into the Indian market at the price of about 9000 Indian Rupees (INR). With the current exchange rate, that will amount to about 135 USD and about 48,000 naira in the Nigerian currency. The device is currently available for purchase in India, it is yet to be confirmed if the device will also be available in other regions in due time.

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Oppo Realme 1 Best Alternatives

If the trendy top-notch is your thing, you might be looking at the Oppo R15 Pro, Huawei P20 Lite is also a good option in that category.

If you’re not so tight on budget, other options you could look at is the equally bezel-less and very much technologically-advanced Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the OnePlus 6 that is set to challenge the biggest flagships in the market this year.

Oppo Realme 1 Detailed Specs

2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Status Launched: 2018, May
Available. Released 2018, May
Dimensions – 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm
– Weight: 155 g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Diamond Black, Solar Red and Moonlight Silver
Cover Smooth Plastic material
Type – IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.0 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels (~402 ppi density)
Memory And OS
Card slot microSD, up to 256 GB (with dedicated slot)
Internal 128 GB or 64 GB or 32 GB
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) with colorOS 5.0
Processors – Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53) CPU
– Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60
– Mali-G72 MP3 GPU
RAM 6GB or 4GB or 3GB RAM versions
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack with active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR
USB microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
Primary -13 MP (f/2.2), phase detection autofocus, LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP Camera (f/2.2)
Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 3410 mAh battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
Price level About 9,000 INR – 48,000 naira – 135 USD

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