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Oppo RealMe 1 Camera and Performance Review: Should you buy it?

OPPO released a new sub-brand recently called RealMe and launched the RealMe 1 as its smartphone. It is a selfie-centric smartphone with the hardware of the Oppo F7 smartphone without the notch on display. The smartphone comes with decent hardware and single camera at rear. Let’s see how this smartphone’s camera and hardware performs under an optimal usage in this camera and performance test.

Oppo RealMe 1 comes with a 6 inches IPS display with FHD+ (1080 x 2160) resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is running the Color OS 5.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core processor. The processor is paired with 6GB/ 4GB/ 3GB RAM and 32GB 64GB/ 128GB ROM which is expandable up to 256GB.

The smartphone is featuring a 13MP camera on the rear and an 8MP shooter at the front for selfies, the aperture size for both the sensors is f/2.2, and it is capable of recording 1080p FHD videos at 30fps. The smartphone is powered by a 3410 mAh battery which is enough to power this device for a whole day even under extensive usage.

Rear camera


The RealMe 1 comes with a 13MP single shooter with f/2.2 aperture size. While all the budget smartphones are providing dual cameras, the Real Me 1 is courageous enough to release a smartphone with a single camera and no “fingerprint sensor” in “2018”. The smartphone comes with almost all camera features which you need on today’s camera smartphones like portrait mode, Beauty mode and more.

First, let’s check out the rear camera samples and see if the camera is enough to compete with the dual camera in competitors. The daylight photography turns out quite significant with a lot of detail and a little bit of blur in the background. The Portrait mode is also pretty impressive, the bokeh effect is not that great, but overall the camera quality is fantastic even in low light conditions.

Selfie camera

The selfie camera in Oppo RealMe 1 is an 8MP sensor with the same f/2.2 aperture size which is not that great for low light photography. The selfies in daylight condition are excellent; the artificial light selfies are also not problematic at all. The camera doesn’t provide any blurring in the background in selfies, but overall the pictures came out great.


The Oppo RealMe 1 comes with an Helio P60 processor which is clocked at 2.0 GHz; it includes four Cortex A73 cores and four Cortex A53 cores, all the cores are clocked at 2.0 GHz. For multitasking, the smartphone comes with 4GB RAM (3GB and 6GB version also available) and 64GB internal memory (128GB and 32G variants also available) which is expandable via MicroSD card up to 256GB.

The smartphone doesn’t stutter at any point in the user interface or while launching any apps; the multitasking is also smooth and seamless.

The gaming is also very smooth, the PUBG Mobile game is running in medium graphics, but the game didn’t show any lag or frame drop whatsoever. Overall the performance is fantastic, you can look at the benchmark scores of the smartphone.


The Oppo RealMe 1 smartphone is a good deal in the budget segment if you are planning on buying one. Well, there are some limitations and compromises in this smartphone like the single camera and no fingerprint sensor, but the smartphone performed really well in our testing. With a starting price of Rs. 8,990 Realme 1 can be considered as a good buy.


Abhishek Bhatnagar

Abhishek Bhatnagar, a known technology blogger & YouTuber from India. A Software Engineer by qualification, now he works as the editor-In-Chief, Webmaster, & Managing Director at Gadgets To Use. He runs a number of other technology websites as well.