[Face Off] Oppo Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro



Oppo seems to have trained its objective in recovering its decreasing share in the budget smartphone segment and that essentially implies a primary goal: to evict the Redmi series from Xiaomi in the same way that it has done with all the others . Do not believe me? Just read aloud the new name of the Oppo sub-brand, only slower. Yes, RealMe sounds apologetic like Redmi. Apart from Moniker, is your first product, RealMe 1 competent enough to acquire one of the most coveted smartphones in the country, the Redmi Note 5 Pro? We will discover in this in-depth comparison of Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Before that, however, here is a brief description of how Xiaomi managed to sneak out of Oppo on the lists. While the latter was busy spending a lot of money on marketing and retail margins, the former gradually built its community and image by offering a range of well-balanced phones at prices that are remarkably accessible exclusively on online platforms.

When Xiaomi finished establishing a strong foothold there, the company decided to enter the market offline, where its phone line was already making waves through unofficial channels. In the midst of all this, Oppo fell to the fifth place and, therefore, is now invading the territory in line with the hope of taking advantage of the difficulties of others with its exhaustive local manufacturing chain.

Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: design and construction

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The most obvious differences between Redmi Note 5 Pro and RealMe 1 are seen as soon as you put them side by side . While the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with a familiar and conservative aluminum exterior (except for the plastic bands near the antenna on the back), the RealMe 1 boasts of the company's characteristic construction that may look like glbad, but it is actually made of plastic and a polymer composite material.

Although it is loaded with fingerprint smudges, the design of the RealMe 1 is the one that stands out for its bright brightness, especially if you buy the Diamond Black edition. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, on the other hand, scores points in the construction department. It is much more robust and the extra weight conveys a sense of satisfactory density. In addition to that, the Redmi Note 5 Pro has an arched back that rests comfortably in the palm of your hand and makes it a better phone ergonomically here compared to the flat back of the RealMe 1. The Redmi Note 5 Pro has one drawback : There is a protrusion of the camera that protrudes and, as a result, the phone wobbles on flat surfaces.

Winner : for design, it's RealMe 1 but for compilation quality, Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Realme 1 vs. Redmi Note 5 Pro: Screen

  realmevsredmi5 [19659004] Both phones come with 5.99-inch 1080p LCD screens. They are 18: 9 panels in both cases, which means you will not find a lot of bevels in the front in any case. However, the space around the screen is much narrower in RealMe 1. The RealMe 1 screen is also the most accurate of the two, but the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a brighter one. Although initially we thought that only the Redmi Note 5 comes with Gorilla Glbad protection, Realme has now stated that his phone also comes with Gorilla Glbad 5.

Winner : Realme 1 borders Redmi Note 5 Pro here.

Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: FPS and ports

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There are a handful of differences when we discuss the rest of the construction as well. The most important of these is the lack of a fingerprint sensor in RealMe 1, which I also feel is its biggest deficiency. Instead, Oppo expects you to rely entirely on a facial unlocking feature that is a bit too inconsistent to be the primary means of authentication. In Redmi Note 5 Pro too, facial unlocking is just a trick, but at least, you have another biometrics option.

RealMe 1 has its own advantages, however. For starters, it has a dedicated MicroSD card and is even compatible with Dual 4G VoLTE, something that is completely absent in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. But there is a possibility that Xiaomi will bring it in a later update. The output of the speaker is almost identical in both.

The Redmi Note 5 Pro has three other advantages: an LED notification light, support for 5G WiFi networks and an infrared blaster that can be used to control various devices such as a TV or air conditioning through your phone.

Winner : This can be moved in any way, but if I had to choose, it would be the Redmi Note 5 Pro since I can not imagine a life without a fingerprint sensor.

Realm 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Software

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The software is a similar story between this duo as well. Both Shipping with a custom Android housing that features heavy and light functions in regular updates. The RealMe 1 comes with ColorOS 5.0 on Android 8.1 and Redmi Note 5 Pro, MIUI 9.2 on Android 7.1.

Clearly, RealMe 1 has already managed to acquire a point for having the most recent version of Android, but that's where it ends all its acquisition of points in this aspect. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro also has highly customized Android software, it offers a dramatically better experience than RealMe 1.

That is mainly because Oppo's desire to make its software work and work like iOS has taken a series of painful lack of intuition elements in ColorOS as discarding a single notification is a two-step process, applications like Truecaller do not usually work correctly, you can not alter the default applications without the software going crazy, the configuration menu It is a disaster, you can not hide the contents of the notification on the lock screen, and much more.

However, there is a bit to appreciate about ColorOS: navigation gestures that are responsive and well implemented. The Redmi Note 5 Pro will receive them in the next update of MIUI 9.5 which should be available later this month.

Winner : Redmi Note 5 Pro

Realm 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Performance

  realmevsredmi10 [19659003] The performance is almost identical on both phones. But first, specifications. RealMe 1 works with a MediaTek Helio P60, 3 or 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of internal storage. The Redmi Note 5 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, 4 or 6 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB of integrated storage.

The similarities in the paper extend to a great extent to the use of real life as well, since both can handle everyday tasks without any inconvenience. Pure benchmarks suggest that Realme 1 is better, but Redmi Note 5 Pro has an advantage here and that is a game, but there is no significant difference.

Winner : It's a draw.

Redmi Note 5 Pro vs Realme 1: Battery life

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Th e Redmi Note 5 Pro also has a larger 4000mAh battery compared to RealMe's 3410mAh pack 1. Redmi Note 5 Pro is compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, but you will have to buy an adapter from another party, as it is not included in the box. The RealMe 1, on the other hand, is not compatible with any type of fast charging technology. Both can last more than a day with a single charge, but in the Redmi Note 5 Pro you'll get only a couple of hours more.

Winner : Redmi Note 5 Pro

Redmi Note 5 Pro vs. Realme 1: Camera

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The camera is an Other area where the Redmi Note 5 Pro carries a superior hardware. It has two 12-megapixel sensors on the back, compared to the 12-megapixel RealMe patch. On the front, there is a 20 megapixel selfie camera, while the RealMe 1 has only an 8 megapixel lens.

Leaving the numbers aside, the RealMe 1 and the Redmi Note 5 Pro have no critical differences when it comes to quality. Both are capable of producing detailed, well-balanced shots in daylight. However, Redmi Note 5 Pro software is much more consistent than RealMe 1. Because of that, RealMe 1 will occasionally click on something that is excessively processed and undersaturated. Every time the RealMe 1 camera works, it shoots the same or better images.

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In dimly lit scenes too, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the best of the two cameras here. The images taken in low light are much less granulated and more usable than the RealMe 1. The portrait mode works with greater precision in the Redmi Note 5 Pro for the front and rear snappers. In addition to that, it also has electronic image stabilization that results in much smoother clips. Both phones can record 1080p videos that are only average but in Redmi, you also have the option of slow motion.

Winner : Redmi Note 5 Pro

Realm 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: Verdict

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The conclusion is that Redmi Note 5 Pro is clearly a phone More competent with a better set of cameras, more resistant construction, longer battery life, much less annoying software and most importantly, a fingerprint sensor. Unless you absolutely want a more exclusive design, a significantly lower cost and other advantages of RealMe 1 such as Dual 4G, a dedicated SD card slot and 128GB of storage, I suggest you go to Xiaomi.


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