Realme launched the U1 handset few days back, this is the first handset that is powered by MediaTek Helio P70 octa core processor. Price in India starts from Rs. 11,999. Check this Realme U1 review to know how the handset is, can it play PUBG game and is it a better option compared with the Redmi Note 6 Pro?

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Realme U1 looks great, premium, however the glass type back after a long period of time will attract scratches and the handset after few months will not look that premium. Hence makes sense to use a silicon case or any other case to protect the handset right from the day you are using it.

Realme U1 is using MediaTek Helio P70 octa core chipset that does a really good job, especially when you play PUBG game you are going to enjoy the overall gaming experience. This handset features a 6.3 inch screen with duedrop notch that looks pretty good.

Do check the Realme U1 review video, in that video I have also done a brief comparison of the Realme U1 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro, do check the camera samples too.

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In general the Realme U1 is more powerful but when it comes to camera and battery life then the Redmi Note 6 Pro does a better job.

The 3500 mAh battery on a full charge will give you one to one and a half days of battery life. There is no LED notification, sound is loud and clear. I got antutu score of around 1,43,000. U1 does heatup but heat buildup is under control.

Realme U1 Camera Sample along with some Redmi Note 6 Pro camera sample for comparison

Realme U1 Specifications

Screen is 6.3 inches, dewdrop notch, LTPS IPS (In-Cell) LCD, 2.5D, Gorilla® Glass 3, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and resolution is 2340*1080, FHD+, 409 PPI
MediaTek Helio P70, ARM Cortex-A73x4, ARM Cortex-A53x4, Up to 2.1GHz
3GB + 32GB / 4GB + 64GB
Triple slots – nano + nano + micro SD, dual VoLTE supported
Wi-Fi (2.4GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
Accelerometer, proximity, light, magnetic and Gyro sensor
Finger print senor on back, face unlock
ColorOS 5.2, based on Android 8.1
13 MP + 2 MP rear camera, f/2.2 + f/2.4
Front camera 25MP, Sony IMX576, f/2.0 aperture
3500 mAh battery, took me around 2 hours for full charge, on a full charge you will get one to one and a half day of mixed usage


A very good buy this Realme U1, camera quality is excellent but when you compare that with Redmi Note 6 Pro you will like the Redmi camera better. So all depends on your usage and which parameter you want to give more weightage, accordingly you can either go with U1 or the Note 6 Pro.

By Rajeev Rana

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