The Oppo Realme 1 is a budget smartphone that takes on the best in the segment — Zenfone Max Pro M1 (Review) and Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). The reviewer Shobhit Varma joins host Pranay Parab to talk about this smartphone. We begin the episode by talking about Oppo Realme and its similarities with the Xiaomi Redmi brand. It’s clear that Realme is taking on Redmi and we discuss whether going with such a similar sounding name was a sound strategy. We then talk about the Oppo Realme 1’s striking design which makes it stand out and talk about its specifications. This is the part where we compare the Oppo Realme 1 with the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.
Next, we speak about the fact that Realme 1 is available online only as of now. We talk about its different variants and their price in India. Then we mention how the phone performs and which variant Indians should be buying to get the most value for money. We also talk about the camera, and compare its picture-taking abilities with that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro and the Zenfone Max Pro M1. We discuss the software too. Here we talk about Color OS and how it stacks up against MIUI and stock Android. Spoiler alert: it’s not as bad as it may seem to fans of stock Android. Finally we talk about all the cons of the Oppo Realme 1, which will help you make an informed buying decision.
That’s all for this week’s episode of Orbital, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.