Our Opinion

The realme 1 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a significantly better phone than the Huawei Honor 7A, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme 1 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Huawei Honor 7A  realme 1 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Huawei Honor 7A realme 1
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Excellence Score
23.6
35.5
Value for Money Score
68.9
86.4
Price ₹ 8,999 onwards ₹ 10,620 onwards
Launch Date (India) May, 2018 May, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.7 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 282 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 Mediatek Helio P60
GPU Adreno 505 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 13.0 MP 13.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (13MP + 2MP), F/2.2 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 7.8 mm 7.8 mm
Weight 150 gm 155 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 3410 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Other Features Face Unlock; Karaoke Mode; Party Mode; Noise Filtration Face Unlock; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Good hand-feel, ergonomic design
  • Decent fingerprint sensor at the back
  • Also supports face unlock system which works consistently after a remarkably quick enrolment process
  • Modern 18:9 'FullView' display results in a pleasantly manageable phone, despite its 5.7-inch display
  • Pretty decent rear camera - can take especially good shots in daylight
  • Decent front camera too (you might want to turn off the beauty mode too, as it's too aggressive)
  • Dedicated microSD slot and dual SIM slots
  • Good battery life - should comfortably last the day with moderate to heavy use
  • Bold, stunning design thanks to the diamond-like reflective body - this is a device that certainly stands out - it is housed inside a fibre-glass casing that has been cut at different angles such that each section of the glass back turns to a different shade of black when light is reflecting off it!
  • Lightweight and well built
  • Decent, modern 18:9 display with minimal bezels - which means that despite the large screen size, the phone will fit nicely into your hand
  • Good all-round performance, similar to Snapdragon 636 phones, like the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Decent rear and front cameras - both the cameras support depth of field or Portrait effect, and Augmented Reality (AR) stickers
  • The rear camera pictures are reasonably crisp, and have decent color reproduction
  • The front camera relies heavily on Oppo’s AI algorithms to fine-tune the photos which results in good (if slightly artificial looking) photos
  • Overall, cameras are decent, but not quite up to the high benchmark of the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Dedicated dual SIM card slots and microSD slot
  • Supports VoLTE on both the dual sim slots
  • Good battery life - easily gives over a day’s usage for an average user
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • It's an all-plastic build, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean that the phone lacks the premium touch of some of the metal phones in this price bracket
  • The display is decent, but certainly could have done with a higher resolution and better outdoor visibility
  • EMUI is not the most refined skin for Android, and comes bundled with plenty of bloatware too (although it does offer plenty of customization)
  • The performance of the phone is decent in day-to-day use, but with the budget Snapdragon 430 at the core, you shouldn't expect very good gaming performance
  • Supports the old microUSB port instead of the modern USB-C
  • No support for fast charging
  • On the whole, the Honor 7A is a pretty solid phone when judged on its own, but it will face some very tough competition from Redmi 5 in this price bracket, which has, among other things, a significantly more powerful processor
  • No fingerprint sensor, so you have to rely on the face unlock for quick unlocking (which does work quite well)
  • The display is decent on the whole, but outdoor visibility is pretty ordinary
  • Oppo's Color OS UI is not the most refined Android UI, and looks cluttered at places
  • No support for fast charging - the phones take a little over two hours to charge from zero to full
  • On the whole, the Realme 1 offers an interesting design, fast performance and good battery life - and if these are the most important things, it may make for a good choice - but most people will find the likes of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 to be much more complete and well-rounded phones
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