Writing this review after 3 days of intense use. Ordered this on 25th and got it on 26th May. It has been my primary device for all these 3 days. I will share my personal experience with the REALME 1.In Box Content Handset Usb to micro usb cable 2A charging adapter Sim ejecting tool Some Literature (User Manual)Before I share my experience with the product , certain things I would like to mention which makes the phone unique at this price point Artificially Intellegent (AI) helio p60 processor 6" FHD+ display is a sooth for eyes AI camera with Bokeh Mode Support for almost every Indian Language Diamond edge back display gives a premium look to the device 0.1 s face Unlock Multi screen Interaction Wi Fi Direct In Built Screen Recorder App Split screen App Hiding Smart Answer Call while Gaming Triple slot for 2 sim and a SD card (no more hybrid slot, no more compromise) My Experience Using this device for almost 3 days now and I have only one word for this "AWESOME". No heating issue even while continued gaming and continued video recording. The screen is a pleasant surprise for the eyes. Photos looks awesome. Design quality is premium and looks like 20k phone. Touch is flawless and the split screen is a boon. The AI processor is simply superb. It closes the apps in the background which you dont use and thus saves the battery. First charge lasted for almost 22 hours and the second one is still active while I am writing this review. Camera is a combo of 13mp rear and 8 mp front. The camera is the HIGHLIGHT of the phone. Certain features of camera is provided which makes it a premium device. Here are some amazing camera features: Expert Mode : Dslr like images (manual control) AR Stickers : choose any sticker and use it LIVE while clicking photos Su5per Vivid Mode for colour lovers AI beauty mode for selfie lovers Bokeh Mode even for selfie In depth mode for close captures PERFORMANCE AI powered Helio p60 is a real performer. The phone is powered by Android 8.1.0 with color OS 5. Operation on this device is so flawless. The ram management is simply superb. The AI powered CPU automatically closes the apps in the background which you dont use and this saves huge battery. The phone flawlessly runs high end games like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 2 with full settings on. The phone provides an amazing feature of hiding your app which you dont want it to show. Amazing feature. 3 finger scroll makes the screen split in two parts and its perfect for multitasking. Wifi direct at this price point is awesome. BATTERY I was a bit sceptic about buying a phone with 3410 MaH and you know the reason why.Lol. But after reading about the AI processor, I opted for this and thank God I opted. One full day with heavy usage. Full time internet, 3 hours gaming, 1 and a half hours of video recording, youtube videos and a half century photos. No noticable heating issue detected even after 2 hours of gaming. 2A charger is a boon and charges the phone faster than my 3000 mAh redmi phone. 0 to 100 in less than 4 hours. Few Cons which I noticed: No fingerprint scanner ( though the face unlocks do the job flawlessly) Its a fingerprint magnet (but the phone comes with screen guard preapplied and a transparent back cover in the box) Expected a Headset in the box (but expectations are never met ) CONCLUSION A perfect combo of beauty and performance. The phone has trashed the orthodox design language. The diamond cut edges fits awesome. Though its a 6" device but easily fits in my hand. The cutting edge back display looks a class apart. The full HD plus display is awesome. I am in love with the camera. If you are looking for a phone with ultimate beauty and a great camera, this is the perfect choice. Artificial Intelligence cannot be explained in words here. You need to experience it. Face Unlock works in milli seconds. No more compromise on space because the phone supports upto 256 gb sd card and while using sd card you can use 2 sim cards..so 2 sim and a memory card. Thanks for reading and hope this review helps you in deciding your PURCHASE.
Good Mobile PhonePros:1) Good Battery2) Good Display3) Good Front Camera4) Design Gorgeous5) Super Fast Processing Speed6) Dedicated Micro SD Card Slot.7) Dual 4G Volte.8) Amazon Service is far Batter than Flipkart.9) Delivered in less Than 20 Hours.Cons:1) Some Times Phone Overheated During Charging. Because of Overheating Phone Doesn't take Charging.2) My Previous Phone Was LG Q6 But it's (Realme 1) Rear Camera is not good if i compare with LG Q6.3) It's UI (Colour OS) is Bad.4) Ram Management is not good. Kills application in background.5) Face Unlock is not secure (fast but not secure).6) Absence of Fingerprint Sensor.
Pros:-1)Large screen to body ratio2)well implementation of volume broker buttons and power on off button3) screen quality is also great4) brightness level for using handset outside is very good5) silicon cover is provided in the package itself6) preapplied screen protector is very good7) retaining 3.5 mm audio jack8) option for split screen for apps supporting the same9) cloning application for making the clone from your old android or ios device to this new realme 1 phone10) dual app support11) new hands on colour OS by Realme12) AI works well for unlocking within micro seconds13) assistive ball for quick actions on any screen14) various stickers and modes in camera application15) sound output from speaker downside is also good16)call reception quality is very good17) dedicated 3 slots for 2 sim and 1 memory card18) secure payment environment provided for payment apps like paytm .etc19) the looks of the smartphone is emersive and premium.20) dual true 4g volte support21) gaming acceleration mode works wellCons:-1) no dedicated fingerprint sensor2) camera quality for both front and back sensors is average regards being had to the price range and its competition from same range smartphones.(big concern)3) battery life is not that well:-if you are a video lover or a gaming enthusiast then you woukd be required to charge the device twice or may be more depending on your usage of the on screen time and brightness levels4) no support for fast charging even for price range of Rs.140005)No dedicated notification light on the front of mobile6) if you swipe down on home screen you will get search option and not the notification panel itself. Which is bit annoying some times .....only solution is to make assistive ball feature activated for the same.(annoying)7) the sim tray fells to be made up of plastic and looks fragile .8) No system updates even after 1 week of purchase or no security updates till now( awaiting)9) PIN Lock system requires 6 digits which becomes annoying at very dim lighting when the face unlock doesn't work well.10) No option for Reboot(direct),only Power off option is available11) the space taken up by the on screen navigation buttons at the bottom of the smartphone looks to be bit more the usually for on screen usage12) The face unlock feature may be a serious concern as one who looks like you may unlock it pretty easily ( my real brother had facial features like me so the smartphone cant differentiate beteen us and unlocks the mobile easily)13) after using it for one week , i am getting a notification for downloading English (UK) by downloading manager and still even after 2 days it is not going away and no solution to it is given ....... Nothing opens up when i clicks on the notification in notification bar.( Really annoying)14) the back of the smartphone is fingerprint magnet and it gets really smuggy if you dont clean it regularly or use a cover15) same is for the front screen protector ....it too gets fingerprints and had to wipe it clean most of the times16) when you chage sims whule the phone is still ON then the system itself reboots to work with the sims( annoying)17) if you install any application that uses device administrator settings the if you allow it .....then a persistent notification shows up in notification panel which is unwantted itself (annoying).18) for collapsing/closing the notification from panel you are to swipe leftand then choose delete.......no feature provided for users convenience to collapse the notifications just with left/right swipe .....or you have to select cross at the bottom of panel to close all notifications at once.19) there is very less Widgets for sceen under the setting ........no support for widget for onscreen big digital clock20) the effects for screen change is also limited21) themes under the theme store are also limited22) limited storage for cloud space23) photos in the photos application are managed as new photos to the bottom and old photos at the top( quite annoying)24) placement of audio jack is of concern when you are to hold the phone with earphones plugged into it.
This phone on paper does seem to meet all my needs and more specifically at a price which is simply extraordinary. I got the 6GB + 128GB ram, as an Indian value seeker shopper the value to me seems to be simply unprecedented. But first things first, lets go through the review below to find out how this is such a great phone in comparison to a whole lot of other mid-end phones.Whats in the Box? :1) OPPO Realme 1 Phone2) 2.0A Charger3) USB to microUSB cable4) TPU Cover for the Phone5) Pin for Sim Tray6) Guide and Warranty Paper====================================================================================================================================Lets talk about the SPECIFICATION and what it means in detail a bit :Processor : 2GHz Helio P60 which is almost equivalent to Snapdragon 660. I dont play games, but I also do not close applications which accumulate to 40-50 at times and tend to slow down other mid end phones like Honor 6x that I have used before. Fortunately that is not the case here, be it for the processor or Ram but its a welcome change, and the speed meets my requirement.Camera : 13MP Back Camera + 8 MP Front Camera. Ofcourse megapixels are not everything, but it seems to me it might be lagging behind the competition in this department. Do read below to find my views on this further.Battery : 3410mAH li-on battery which should suffice for a days use.Weight : At 154gms its pretty well balanced but its pretty thick at .8cm (.31 inches)====================================================================================================================================After the specifications, lets talk about the various FEATURES of the phone and how they stand up to my requirement :Physical Looks (10/10): This phone is pretty symmetrical which I like very much. Top panel and bottom chin have the exact same dimension atleast at a quick glance. Its unique pattern in premium looking glass back design though attracts a lot of fingerprint, however it definitely has the diamond effect that the product page shows. And as I stated earlier definitely gives this phone a unmistakenly premium look. I am really in double mind if I want to use the transparent TPU cover which hides this unique back.Charging (6/10): Now this is where I am completely disappointed by OPPO, specially because the charger looks exactly like what came with OnePlus 3T, and since both OPPO and Oneplus have the same parent company I was hoping it would have some kind of fast charging, but alas its a standard 2A charger and the phone has a standard micro USB slot.Face Facial Unlock (9/10) : Before talking about Face Login which is amazingly fast, lets talk about the missing finger print scanner. So this phone does not have finger print login, now that is a glaring ommission in todays age, specially since even though speed of Face Facial Unlock keeps up with even my OnePlus 6, however in low light its completely useless (just like with other much costlier phones). Although it seems pretty frivolous to complain about a missing convenience feature but anyone who has grown accustomed to fast unlocks would definitely understand. But again, for the price of this phone, I can easily ignore this missing feature.3 Slot Tray (10/10) : Now thats something I believe a few of the costlier phones should have. It has 2 4G Sim slots and a micro SD card slot which supports upto 256GB. Now that is simply wow.Camera (7/10) : Since I am coming from OnePlus 6 hence I am a bit underwhelmed by the camera however for the price its undoubtedly brilliant. Specially the AR sticker feature comparable to snapchat filters recognizes faces very quick and works great. It adds pretty decent depth of field to potrait, but its quite clearly through software rather than the lenses doing their work. Camera has different mode like TIME-LAPSE, VIDEO, PHOTO, STICKER, PANO and EXPERT (where you get individual controls for White Balance, EV< ISO, Shutter Speed and AF). I will try and update specifically about the Camera Focus Speed and Low light Capability of this phone in detail in a few days.Comes with its own Backup Cloning Software so getting the phone up and running is pretty easy, however its not available on Playstore and the apk must be downloaded from their own link.So overall I will end up saying its a great phone for the price at which you are getting at. It completely skips a few feature like Finger Printer scanner but then does a lot of things pretty good too like the looks and the extra Ram and Storage which you would not get at this price.
Nice phone at this price range,3+32 gb version for 8990.This phone has good qualities.1- camera- front camera is very nice and AI beauty mode is superfine, front camera captures details very well.2- 3410 mah battery is good,3- design- realme1 design is so impressive and slim sleek design makes this phone premium.4- back glass diamond cut design makes this phone premium in this class5- value for money- what can u expect at introductory price range 8990 (3+32 version)6- performance- helio p60 processor is equivalent to snapdragon 660 and meet the all power management requirements.7- audio- nice earpiece volume,nice headphone sound, nice speaker quality.8- display- display is quite well and very saturated colors.