Last month, Oppo unveiled the RealMe 1, its first smartphone under its new online-only RealMe brand. If the name did not give it away, the company is looking to take on Xiaomi’s Redmi series with the RealMe 1.
The RealMe 1 is already among the highest selling smartphones on Amazon India which shows that it is doing well for consumers. If you are interested in the RealMe 1 but have some questions surrounding it, check out our FAQ below.
Q) What are the full specifications of the RealMe 1?
A) The full specs of the RealMe 1 are as follows:
- Dimensions: 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 155g
- Display: 6-inch 18:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2280 x 1080), Gorilla Glass 5
- Chipset: Octa-core MediaTek P60 clocked at 2.0GHz
- GPU: ARM Mali-G72 MP3 at 800MHz
- RAM: 3/6GB
- Storage: 32/128GB, microSD card slot
- Rear camera: 13MP PDAF, F/1.8 aperture, LED flash
- Front camera: 8MP, F/2.0 aperture, Screen Flash
- Sensors: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
- Connectivity: LTE, VoLTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB
- Battery: 3410mAh non-removable
- Others: Android 8.1 Oreo, ColorOS 5.0, Face Unlock
Q) What are the key features of the RealMe 1?
A) The highlight of the RealMe 1 is the value for money it offers. It is easily the most powerful handset available in India in the sub-10k price range with its MediaTek P60 chipset which can rival the Snapdragon 636 chip found inside the Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Q) Is the handset water-resistant?
A) No, the RealMe 1 is not water or dust-resistant.
Q) Does the Helio P60 chipset overheat?
A) No, the RealMe 1 does not have any overheating issues. It does get warm when under heavy load but its nothing too serious.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) Due to its unibody build, the battery and rear cover of the RealMe 1 is not removable.
Q) Does the handset feature glass panel at the rear?
A) No. It makes use of a fiber panel.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The handset features a dedicated microSD card slot along with two SIM card slots. This means that you can use a microSD card along with two SIM cards on the phone at the same time.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the handset?
A) No, the RealMe 1 lacks an IR blaster. This means you cannot use the phone to control other electronic devices around you.
Q) Is there face unlock on the RealMe 1?
A) Yes, there’s face unlock on the handset. And you can use it for locking apps and other system settings as well apart from just unlocking the device.
Q) Can one record calls in RealMe 1?
A) Yes, it has native call recording facility.
Q) Does the RealMe 1 feature FM radio?
A) Yes, there’s FM radio on the handset.
Q) Is the display on the RealMe 1 protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) Yes, the 6-inch display on the handset is protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the handset located? Is it touch-based?
A) The handset lacks a fingerprint scanner. Oppo has replaced it with face unlock.
Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the RealMe 1?
A) Yes, you can. The handset is also limited to recording Full HD videos at 30fps.
Q) Can one make native video calls on the RealMe 1 without using a third-party app?
A) No, you cannot make direct video calls on the handset. You will have to use apps like Google Duo or Skype for this.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 8.1 Oreo.
Q) Does the RealMe 1 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE networks. It has full support for Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network on both its SIM card slots. However, you can only use one VoLTE network on the phone at any given time.
Q) Is there Dual-VoLTE support on the phone?
A) Yes, the RealMe 1 has dual-VoLTE support.
Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?
A) Not yet. But Oppo can add support for AirTel and Vodafone’s VoLTE network via an OTA update in the future.
Q) How is the camera quality of the RealMe 1’s rear camera?
A) Below average.
Q) Is there any kind of Quick Charging support on the RealMe 1?
A) Sadly, no. The RealMe 1 lacks support for any kind of fast or quick charging support.
Q) How much free storage space does one get on the handset out of the box?
A) Almost 21GB. This can be increased slightly by uninstalling some of the pre-loaded apps and bloatware.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the handset, but not all.
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the handset supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) What’s the price of the RealMe 1?
A) The base variant of the RealMe 1 is priced at Rs 8,999, while the 6GB/128GB variant is priced at Rs 13,990.
Q) What colors are the RealMe 1 going to be available in?
A) Depending on the storage option you select, the RealMe 1 will be available in the following colors:
- 32GB variant: Solar Red, Diamond Black
- 128GB variant: Solar Red, Diamond Black
The Red variant, in particular, looks very hot especially with the black bezels at front.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the RealMe 1?
A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, case, and some regulatory papers. Oppo is not bundling any earphones with the device. Oppo has also applied a screen protector on the device out of the box.
Q) When does the RealMe 1 go on sale and where?
A) The RealMe 1 can be purchased from Amazon India. Both 3GB and 6GB RAM variants of the device are exclusively available for purchase through Amazon India. You can buy the handset from here.
What do you think about the RealMe 1? Do you plan to purchase one? Have any other questions about it? Drop a comment and we will answer them for you.