Oppo Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Redmi Y1: Price In India, Features, Specifications Compared

Oppo Realme 1 specifications leaked yesterday. Let's take a look at how this fares compared to existing budget smartphones currently available in the market.

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After the exclusive and unique partnership between ASUS and Flipkart was announced last month, Amazon didn’t want to miss out on a strategy that involves designing smartphones for the Indian consumers. It announced a partnership with OPPO within a week from Flipkart’s announcement.

Last month, the company started teasing a new smartphone brand named ‘Realme’, which is sounds very close to the ‘Redmi’ word. Funny thing is that the ‘Real’ part in the word is coloured in red (Red Real Mi, get it?) Is that just a coincidence or an intentional decision? Well, nothing will matter if the phone isn’t competitive with products from brands like ASUS, Honor, and Xiaomi. Let’s have a look at the the expected pricing and features of the first smartphone from Realme, the Realme 1.

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Oppo Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Redmi Y1: Price In India

The Redmi 5 price in India starts from Rs. 7,999. This price is for the variant with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. The variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage costs Rs. 8,999, while the variant of the Redmi 5 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at Rs. 10,999 in India. The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is priced at Rs. 8,999 for the variant with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The variant of the Redmi Y1 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage costs Rs. 11,499.

In comparison, the OPPO Realme 1 is expected to cost somewhere around the Rs. 15,000 mark in India. If this turns out to be true, the phone will be much pricier than the Redmi 5 and the Redmi Y1 smartphones from Xiaomi. And it better have features and quality greater that what we find in the Redmi 5 and the Redmi Y1 smartphones. Let’s have a look at the features and specifications of the Realme 1, thanks to a leak that happened earlier this week.

Oppo Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Redmi Y1: Features, Specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi 5 has a 5.7-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution, while the Redmi Y1 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD screen with HD resolution. The Realme 1 appears to have a 6.2-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD+ resolution, screen notch and 19:9 aspect ratio. The Realme 1 will have a much higher pixel density, and hence screen sharpness. The Redmi 5 has a metal back, plastic frame, and a glass front. The Redmi Y1 has a metal frame, plastic back, and glass front. The Realme 1 has a glass front and back (with diamond-like pattern), and a metal frame. The Realme 1 looks the most appealing to us among the three phones.

While the Redmi 5 and the Redmi Y1 run Android 7.1.2 Nougat based MIUI 9.2, the Realme 1 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with ColorOS 5.0 user interface. The Redmi 5 uses the Snapdragon 450 processor, 2GB/3GB/4GB RAM, and 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage. The Redmi Y1 comes equipped with the Snapdragon 435 processor, 3GB/4GB RAM, and 32GB/64GB internal storage. The Realme 1 will most probably be released with a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, and up to 64GB/128GB internal storage. All phones have microSD card slots for storage expansion.

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In terms of imaging, the Redmi 5 has a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, LED flash, and Full HD video recording. The Redmi Y1 has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase-detection autofocus, LED flash, and Full HD video recording. The Realme 1 has a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with phase-detection autofocus, f/1.8 aperture, LED flash and Full HD video recording. The Redmi 5 has a 5-megapixel selfie camera and 1080p video recording. The Redmi Y1 has a 16-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1080p video recording. The Realme 1 has an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and 1080p video recording.

All phones have dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth 4.2, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0 ports, and 3.5mm headphone ports. The Redmi 5 and the Redmi Y1 also have IR emitters so that they can act as remote controls for home appliances and electronics, thanks to the company’s Mi Remote app. The Realme 1 lacks this feature. The Redmi 5 has a 3300mAh battery, while the Redmi Y1 has a 3080mAh battery. The Realme 1, on the other hand, will come with a 3400mAh battery. However, since it also has a larger screen with higher resolution, it is expected to long as much as the other two phones.

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Oppo Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi 5 vs Redmi Y1: Which Is A Better Smartphone?

After comparing the specifications of the Redmi 5 and the Redmi Y1 with those of the Realme 1, it looks like the Realme 1 has a more attractive design, better screen, better rear-facing camera, faster processor, newer version of Android, and a larger battery. However, its front-facing camera is not as high-resolution as that of the Redmi Y1. However, we should also note that there’s a chance of Realme 1 getting launched with a higher price (around Rs. 15,000), so if your budget isn’t that high, you should go with the Redmi 5. The only reason to buy the Redmi Y1 would be if you are a selfie freak, otherwise the Redmi 5 is a much better phone.