It is just a few months left for the 2018 to be over and the competition in mobile phones under Rs 10000 segment is getting stiffer.
Just until the few months ago, we had a clear choice of which phone to buy under Rs 10000. It would be Xiaomi’s Redmi series or the base variant of the Redmi Note series which is priced at Rs 9999 from last few years.
But it seems that 2018 is there when the equation would change. In this article we are comparing two of the recently launched Smartphones from different Smartphone manufacturers that are coming out of China.
Oppo launched their first online exclusiive smartphone, the Realme 1 and Xiaomi launched the second generation of their selfie centric smartphone series, the Redmi Y2, that was debuted last year.
Both the smartphones apprised under Rs 10000, input the smartphones bring Top Notch specifications under this price segment.
The base variant of the Redmi Y2, which is a 3GB Ram and 32GB storage, is priced at Rs 9999, wild the base variant of RealMe 1, with a similar Ram and storage is priced at Rs 8990.
Both are smart phones are available exclusively on Amazon India.
RealMe 1 vs Redmi Y2: Specifications
If we compare the specifications of both the smartphones, the RealMe 1 scores more point. It has a MediaTek Helio P60 processor that is technically better than the Snapdragon 625. The base variant of both phones has 3GB RAm and 32GB Storage.
While phone the phones have the display with aspect ratio of 18:9, and a 6-inch screenm the RealMe 1 smartphone is full HD, while the Redmi Y2 has only HD. And it does make a difference in the shortness of the display. The RealMe 1 has a pixel density of 402 PPI, while the Redmi Y2 has a pixel density of 269 PPI.
So, the display of RealMe 1 is obviously far better than the Redmi Y2.
Talking about the camera, the Redmi Y2 has got a Dual camera setup, which is the key feature of this Smartphone, and since it is a selfie centric smartphone the front camera is a 16 megapixel, while the RealMe 1 has got only a single camera setup of 13 megapixel and the front camera is 8 megapixel only.
Both the smart phones are equipped with some sort of beauty mode to beautify your selfies, and also the Portrait mode which gives bokeh effect by blurring the background of photos. The RealMe 1 also manages to take portrait photos even with the single camera.
We have done a detailed review of the RealMe 1 smartphone you can read it out here or watch it on our YouTube channel.
If you talk about the battery, the Oppo RealMe 1 has gotten larger battery, a 3410mAh battery while the Redmi Y2 has a 3080mAh. And despite that the RealMe 1 is 3 mm thinner then Redmi Y2 with a thickness of just 7.8mm.
Design and Looks
Moving towards the design of the smartphones, Redlmi 1 drinks at different looking smartphone with an interesting looking back panel which is the Diamond cut design, while the Redmi Y2 looks, well, like other Xioami smartphones.
Buddha smart phones have got Face unlock feature, but the fingerprint sensor is missing on Realme 1. After having used the face unlock feature on RealMe 1, I don’t really miss the fingerprint sensor, but Redmi Y2 gets the score if you can’t live without the Fingerprint lock on a smartphone.
Both, the Realme 1 and Redmi Y2 have got Custom Android Skins on the top of Android Oreo (Android 8.1), both the Custom Android Skins try to mimic iOS.
But the MIUI on Xiaami phones has matured with time, and the newer MIUI 10 brings more interesting features.
The ColorOS of Oppos, is actually quite limiting, hides a few things from accessing, and is a bit of overkill while trying to the the iOS.
Life is a little easier with MIUI, but it’s really not that bad with ColorOS either.
The 3GB RAM and 32GB Storage variant has a bit of issues in RAM management, so the recent apps would reload when you switch to them.
As mentioned above, the base variant of the RealMe 1 retails at Rs 8990. Which is Rs 1000 cheaper than the Redmi Y2.
So, in some scenarios, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 would be a better choice since it has a dual camera setup and a 16 megapixel front camera but the Oppo RealMe offers quite a different looking smartphone and is also Rs 1000 cheaper.