Our Opinion

The realme 1 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone, but the realme C1 is significantly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? Depends on how much your want to spend!

realme 1 (4GB RAM, 64GB)  realme C1 
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Excellence Score
18.7
16.8
Value for Money Score
52.0
58.4
Price ₹ 10,990 onwards ₹ 6,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jun, 2018 Oct, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6 inches 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features IPS LCD IPS LCD, Notch Full Screen, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Mediatek Helio P60Ranked #56 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #103 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Adreno 506
RAM 4 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, PDAF, 5P Lens, Portrait Mode, Live AR sticker, AI beautification 2.0, HDR
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.2 Aperture F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI beautification 2.0, AR sticker, HDR, 5P Lens, Bokeh Mode, AF Focusing Method, Consecutive Capture Mode - 20 in a Row
Internal Memory 64 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, 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 mmMedium 8.2 mmMedium
Weight 155 gmMedium 168 gmMedium
Width 75.2 mmOk for one-handed use 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3410 mAh 4230 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 Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A Gaming Time: 10 hrs, Video Playback Time: 15hrs, Audio Playback Time: 18hrs, Internet Browsing Time: 18hrs
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Noise Filtration Dual VoLTE; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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
  • Good battery life - easily gives over a day’s usage for an average user
  • Dedicated dual SIM card slots and microSD slot
  • Supports VoLTE on both the dual sim slots
  • On the whole, the Realme 1 offers a very solid option in spite of being in a super competitive price segment having some great phones by the likes of Xiaomi and Asus - if an interesting design, fast performance and good battery life are your primary concerns, then it should definitely be towards the top of your shortlist
  • Premium design with a glass back - one of the rare premium-looking smartphones in the ultra-budget range - both the Blue and Black colour options look attractive
  • Comfortable to hold in your hands - does not feel big or slippery
  • Decent, big, immersive, 6.2-inch HD+ fullscreen 'notch' display - the colours look nice and the viewing angles are decent
  • Good performance for this price bracket - backed by a solid Snapdragon 450 - you will face no issues when it comes to handling daily tasks like WhatsApp, Facebook, streaming music or watching a video
  • Decent dual rear camera setup for the price - color reproduction and detailing are decent in good light, portrait shots are ok too - though low light performance is pretty ordinary
  • Decent selfie camera too - with a decent portrait mode - again, as long as lighting conditions are good
  • Decent speaker - produces a loud sound, which is enough for a small room (the bass and mids are not so great though, expectedly)
  • Very good battery life - with a 4230mAh battery, the battery will last one and a half days with moderate use - this is easily one of the best battery life phones in the budget segment
  • Dual 4G VoLTE support
  • Overall, Realme C1 is one of the most premium-looking smartphones in this price bracket, and will give stiff competition to the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Infinix Smart 2 and others
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • 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
  • Does tend to pick up smudges easily, so you might want to use a case
  • Outdoor visibility is not that great - the screen is reflective in nature, which makes it difficult to read the text in direct sunlight
  • ColorOS is not the most refined, clean, or intuitive Android UI
  • The transition animation on the phone too is not very smooth and you can see a bit of jitter when switching from one app to another app
  • Due to limited 2GB of RAM, multi-tasking can be slightly laggy though
  • 16GB of internal storage will get limiting soon as apps accumulate cache/data over a period of time - unfortunately there is no easy way to transfer apps to SD card either (or format SD card as internal memory) - so you might be forced to keep the number of apps on the phone limited - which again means that this phone is best meant for more basic or first-time smartphone users
Expert Reviews
  1. The Realme 1 is a really great deal and definitely worth recommending
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Offer stunning value for money
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Bang for the buck
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A steal deal in a well-rounded package
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Pretty impressive...a contender for the best low-budget phone
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. hindustantimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  15. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. At this price, the Realme C1 offers plenty of value...It would be hard to find another smartphone that matches the performance and features it delivers
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good value-for-money smartphone that you cannot go wrong with, whether you are looking for a secondary device or you’re a first-time smartphone buyer
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. One of the most premium-looking smartphones in this price range...will give stiff competition to Redmi 6A, Infinix Smart 2 and others
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A great budget option and a solid Redmi 6A alternative
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
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