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Realme U1 quick review: A selfie smartphone for the masses

Realme U1 smartphone was launched in November 2018. The phone comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2340 pixels at a PPI of 409 pixels per inch.


The Realme U1 is powered by 2.1GHz octa-core processor and it comes with 4GB of RAM. The phone packs 64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Realme U1 packs a 13-megapixel (f/2.2) primary camera and a 2-megapixel (f/2.4) secondary camera on the rear and a 25-megapixel front shooter for selfies.

The Realme U1 is powered by a 3500mAh non removable battery. It measures 157.00 x 74.00 x 8.00 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 168.00 grams.

The Realme U1 is a Dual-SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, USB OTG, Micro-USB, FM, Active 4G on both SIM cards, 3G and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India). Sensors on the phone include Face unlock, Fingerprint sensor, Compass/ Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

About Realme

Realme is an offshoot of the Chinese brand Oppo, and aims to provide smartphones under Rs. 20,000 for the “young people around the world.” It is led by former Oppo Global VP Sky Li and was launched in May 2018.

Realme U1 full specifications

Realme U1

GENERAL

Release dateNovember 2018
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions (mm)157.00 x 74.00 x 8.00
Weight (g)168.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3500
Removable batteryNo
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursAmbitious Black, Brave Blue, and Fiery Gold
SAR value1.31

DISPLAY

Screen size (inches)6.30
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)409

HARDWARE

Processor2.1GHz octa-core
Processor makeMediaTek Helio P70
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256
Dedicated microSD slotYes

CAMERA

Rear camera13-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear flashLED
Front camera25-megapixel (f/2.0)

SOFTWARE

Operating systemAndroid 8.1 Oreo
SkinColorOS 5.2

CONNECTIVITY

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPSYes
BluetoothYes, v 4.20
USB OTGYes
Micro-USBYes
Headphones3.5mm
FMYes
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
GSM/CDMAGSM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

SENSORS

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

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