Our Opinion

The realme 1 (6GB RAM, 128GB) is a significantly better phone than the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (3GB RAM, 32GB), and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the realme 1 (6GB RAM, 128GB)!

Xiaomi Redmi Y2 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  realme 1 (6GB RAM, 128GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi Y2 realme 1
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Excellence Score
35.1
50.4
Value for Money Score
87.9
88.2
Price ₹ 9,999 onwards ₹ 13,990 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2018 May, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 8.0 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo, Expected upgrade to P
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.99 inches 6 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 245 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Night display, Sunlight display, Reading mode, Colour temperature adjustment IPS LCD
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Mediatek Helio P60
GPU Adreno 506 Mali-G72 MP3
RAM 3 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 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 (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: F/2.2 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Portrait mode, HDR, Panorama, Low light enhancement, Face recognition F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 16.0 MP 8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, LED Flash, Automatic HDR, Bokeh Effect, Beautify 4.0, 79.8° wide-angle Lens F/2.2 Aperture
Internal Memory 32 GB 128 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 8.1 mm 7.8 mm
Weight 170 gm 155 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3080 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; Full-screen Gestures; WiFi Display; WiFi Direct; Noise Filtration Face Unlock; WiFi Direct; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Premium build, and aesthetically done design - the Redmi Y2 looks like the love child of the Redmi Note 5 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Nice, modern 5.99-inch screen with a tall 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Also has 'Face Unlock' which works reasonably well, and there is very little delay between the phone recognising your face and unlocking (understandably, the only time it struggled was in dark-ish environments, but at these times, you can always go back to using the fingerprint sensor or the good old passcode)
  • MIUI has been vastly improved over time, and is not as heavy as the previous versions - it is also one of the most refined, aesthetic Android UIs
  • Powering the Redmi Y2 is the solid, capable Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset (same as the Redmi Note 5) - and it ensures good performance in all but the most demanding use cases
  • The USP of the Redmi Y2 is of course the very good, AI-infused selfie camera, that also does Portrait mode - the results come out quite good, especially in good lighting conditions
  • The rear dual-camera setup (12-megapixel+5-megapixel), which too is AI-driven, is pretty decent too in good lighting conditions - in portrait mode, the camera is able to click photos with just the right amount of blurring
  • Good battery life - during regular use, the battery is good enough to sail through the day on a single charge
  • Decent charging speed (though there is no fast charging) - the battery can be charged from zero to 100 percent at a shade under two hours
  • On the whole, if you like clicking a lot of selfies, and sharing them on social media, the Redmi Y2 is the perfect smartphone in the budget range - you can think of it as a device with the camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the performance and efficiency of the Redmi Note 5, and the build and affordability of the lower end of the Redmi range - it is a worthy alternative especially to the Redmi Note 5 (the Redmi Note 5 has better battery life, and better screen resolution, but the Redmi Y2 has the better camera)
  • 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]
  • The display is good, but its resolution could have been higher
  • 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
Expert Reviews
  1. Selfies are the highlight of this smartphone...delivers good shots in various lighting conditions
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Caters well to the selfie-loving crowd
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you like clicking a lot of selfies, and sharing them on social media, the Redmi Y2 is the perfect smartphone for you
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
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  8. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
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  11. If you are seeking good camera performance fused in a package that is overall a great daily driver, then look no further
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
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  16. beebom.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. Offer stunning value for money
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Bang for the buck
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
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