RealMe came to life as a sub-brand of Oppo, and it launched the RealMe 1 just a few months ago.

Then it became an independent company and has launched the RealMe 2, in a span of three months. Now the question is, is RealMe 2 really an upgrade over the RealMe 1?

RealMe 1 launched in three different variants, the basic variant with 3 GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage started at Rs 8990. The other two variants were above Rs 10000 mark.

So, we are basically going to compare the base variants of both the smartphones. Now that the RealMe 2 has launched it has replaced the base variant starting at Rs 8990.

There have been some improvements, but also some reductions as well. So is it really an upgrade over the last one is in question?

We reviewed the RealMe 1 which was powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 processor, which is equivalent to the Snapdragon 625, and made the RealMe 1 a killer deal at Rs 8990.

Sadly, the RealMe 2 comes with Snapdragon 450, so the deal isn’t as sweet as it was in the RealMe 2.

Though, RealMe 2 comes with a Fingerprint sensor which was missing in the previous one, along with a Dual camera setup on the back.

With 2 additions and 1 downgrade on the processor part, the smartphone also gets a Notch, which increases the Aspect Ratio of the screen from 18:9 to 19:9.

The battery capacity has increased to 4230mAh from 3410mAh, and the screen resolution has decreased from Full HD to HD.

If you already own a RealMe 1, there is no point in discussing whether you should get this phone because, it’s just two months old, my RealMe 1 is as good as it was on the day one, in fact, it has gotten better with updates where some key issues in RealMe 1 were fixed.

So, you are good to go for another few months if you do not break your phone.

But, if you’re looking for a smartphone under Rs 10000, then you can really look at the RealMe 2.

Surely, the RealMe 2 is powered by Snapdragon 450, which is seen as a downgrade, but there isn’t really any other smartphone offering Snapdragon 625 under Rs 10000.

Even the recently launched Redmi 6 is powered by a MediaTek processor, and only the Redmi 6 Pro has got Snapdragon 625, but it will be available at Rs 11000.

So, the RealMe 2 is currently the best smartphone you can get under Rs 10,000 if you really care about good design and performance.

Specifications: RealMe 1 vs RealMe 2

Smartphone RealMe 1 RealMe 2
Screen 6-inch Full HD, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~402 ppi density) 6.2-inch HD, 720 x 1520 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~271 ppi density)
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Color OS 5.0 Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Color OS 5.1
RAM / Internal Memory 3GB RAM / 32GB Internal – Supports OTG 3GB RAM / 32GB Internal – Supports OTG
Camera 13 MP, f/2.2, PDAF / 8 MP, f/2.2 (Front) 13 MP, f/2.2, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor / 8 MP, f/2.2 )Front)
CPU MediaTek MT6771 Helio P60  Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
Built Quality Polycarbonate Polycarbonate
Battery 4230mAh 3410mAh
Availability 3GB RAM /32GB Storage Discouninued Buy from Flipkart