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Realme U1

Realme U1
$149
Brand: Realme
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.3 inch 1080 x 2340 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera 13 MP + 2 MP Main/ 25 MP front
  • Memory 3/4GB RAM with 32/64 GB ROM
  • Platform Helio P70 CPU / Android 8.1

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

9
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 9 / 10
  • Camera Quality 9 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Realme U1 Highlights and Overview

Realme U1 is yet another affordable smartphone from OPPO owned Realme, targeted at youth. The device offers impressive specifications at unbeatable price tag. It comes with a large 6.3 Full-HD+ display with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution, taunting above 83% screen-to-body ratio. The display has a Waterdrop notch overhead, where the front-facing camera is hidden.

The processing power is provided by the MediaTek Helio P70 CPU clocked at 2.1 GHz. Graphic is handled by ARM Mali-G72 MP3, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. Coming to the camera department, you are getting dual sensors at the back, comprising of 13-megapixel shooter, and a secondary 2-megapixel sensor. On the front, the Realme U1 boast a large 25-megapixel selfie camera, making it the first smartphone to have such large front-facing camera.

What’s more? The U1 features a rear placed fingerprint scanner, with FaceID using the front camera sensor. You are also getting dual SIM with 4G LTE network on both cards, a 3500mAh battery with support for 10W fast charging and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Other specifications and hidden features of the Realme U1 are highlighted in the table below.

Realme U1 Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
5G Network Bands Does not have support for 5G Network
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA) Cat9 450/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 157 x 74 x 8 mm (6.18 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)
Weight 168 g (5.93 oz)
Build Front glass, plastic body
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); ColorOS 6
Chipset Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 3/4 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 128 GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 13 MP + 2MP main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Sensor size - 1/2"
Pixel size - 1.6 μm (4-in-1 pixel
binning)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps, 720p@240fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 25-megapixel
Camera Features f/2.0 aperture
1/4" Pixel Size,
1.0µm,
Autofocus
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Chin, below display
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 24 hours
Stand-by Up to 380 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Realme U1 User Reviews and Opinions

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We CANNOT guarantee 100% accuracy for the specification table above.