Realme 1 FAQ, Doubts, Pros and Cons – Fingerprint sensor, VoLTE, Price

Oppo has announced a new sub-brand called the Realme earlier this month and has launched their first ever smartphone under the branding called the Realme 1 which is targetted at the budget segment with great design and some interesting features list. The device comes with the Helio P60 processor which is known to be a good processor but one basic feature has been skipped by the company – Fingerprint sensor which is seen in even entry-level devices these days. The company did not skip on the security aspect and has included the Face Unlock feature in Realme 1 which was quite fast when we used it.

So if you are looking for a smartphone in the price segment of Rs. 9,000 to 15,000 then this fits right in with the 3GB RAM variant priced at Rs. 8,999 while the top end 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 13,999. With this price bracket being highly competitive with the likes of Redmi Note 5, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Honor 7x and even the Redmi Note 5 Pro etc let us discuss each and every aspect of the OPPO Realme 1 smartphone to help you decide if it is the right buy for you.

Realme 1 Specifications:

Display: 6-inch (2160 x 1080 pixels) Full HD+ IPS display

Processor: Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 (MT6771) 12nm processor with 800MHz ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU

RAM and Storage: 3GB RAM with 32GB  storage, 4GB RAM with 64GB storage, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD

Camera: 13MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.2 aperture and an 8MP front-facing camera, f/2.2 aperture

OS: ColorOS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 (Oreo)

Connectivity: 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD)

Battery: 3410mAh

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Does the Realme 1 have a Fingerprint Sensor?

I have jumped right to the most common question being asked about the Realme 1 and the answer is NO, it does not have a fingerprint sensor but it comes with Face Unlock feature along with the regular Pin, Pattern and Passcode security features.

How good / fast is the Face Unlock option in Realme 1?

The Face Unlock feature is quite fast and snappy in the Realme 1, but the fact that you need to lift the phone to your face or bend over the phone to unlock is quite irritating sometimes. Not including the Fingerprint sensor is a bad decision from the company.

How is the Display in Realme 1 and does it come with Gorilla Glass protection?

It comes with a 6-inch FullHD+ IPS LCD display and No it does not have Corning Gorilla Glass protection. It comes with 2.5D Glass on top. So getting a Tempered glass in a must as soon as you start using it (Tempered glass is provided in the box).

Does the Realme 1 have a metal body or back panel?

The answer is a Yes and No, it comes with a multi-layered metallic and glass back cover which gives the appearance and glow of a diamond due to the light refractions, it has triangular cut patterns which show bright and dark shades when seen from different angles.

How is the performance or processor in the Realme 1?

It comes with a 2GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor which is also seen in some of the OPPO siblings which are priced much higher.

What are the RAM and storage options in Realme 1?

It comes with three RAM and Storage options – 3GB+32GB, 4GB+64GB and 6GB+128GB.

How is the Rear camera in the Realme 1 and does it have Dual camera?

No, it does not come with dual rear camera set up and it has a single 13MP rear camera with LED flash and f/2.2 aperture which comes with depth mode as well. The camera needs to be tested more to give a verdict on it, on first impressions it is decent enough but nothing spectacular as compared to the competition.

How is the Front camera in Realme 1?

Realme 1 comes with a 8MP front camera with AI support and Face Unlock along wtih Portrait mode.

What are the sensors present in Realme 1?

Realme 1 comes with Accelerometer (G-sensor), ambient light sensor, e-compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor. The only missing one is the Fingerprint sensor.

What are the SIM card types supported in Realme 1?

It comes with Dual SIM slot (nano + nano) sim cards

Does the Realme 1 come with separate microSD card slot?

Yes, it comes with a separate microSD card slot as the SIM tray has three slots in it

Does the Realme 1 support VoLTE call and Reliance Jio 4G VoLTE?

Yes, it supports 4G VoLTE but only on one SIM slot at a time.

What is the Operating system in Realme 1?

It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with ColorOS 5.0 on top of it

What is the battery capacity and does it support Fast charging in Realme 1?

The Battery capacity if 3410mAh and NO it does not support fast charging

Does Realme 1 support USB OTG and NFC?

Yes, it supports USB OTG but it does not have NFC

What are the color variants of Realme 1?

It comes in moonlight silver and Diamond black colors

What is the pricing of Oppo Realme 1 variants?

  • 3GB + 32GB variant – Rs. 8,990
  • 4GB + 64GB variant – Rs. 10,990
  • 6GB + 128GB – Rs. 13,990

From when will the Realme 1 be available for Sale? Is it a Flash sale or open sale?

It will be available from May 25th at 12PM exclusively on Amazon.in and Yes, it will be a Flash sale.

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