Realme 1 is the first smartphone by Oppo’s online-only sub-brand Realme and the device will be exclusively available on Amazon. Priced starting at Rs 8,990, Realme 1 is an attempt by the Chinese vendor to capture the budget smartphone segment, which is dominated by Xiaomi in India. Oppo Realme 1’s price in India goes up to Rs 13,990 for 6GB RAM+128GB storage variant, which we got for review. It directly competes with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, which is priced starting at Rs 9,999 for the base model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
Realme has a fiberglass body design with a glossy diamond cutting reflection effect, which is also the highlight of the device. It features a FullView display, a feature that has become standard across smartphones, even the budget ones. It also stands out from the crowd as it does not have a fingerprint sensor and relies on facial recognition for unlocking the phone. We used the Realme 1 for over a week and here is our full review: