If you’re looking for a selfie smartphone within the midrange segment, two things come to mind — the Honor 10 Lite and the recently announced Realme U1. With this comparison, it’s the battle of selfie cameras. Which do you think will provide a better user experience?
Realme U1 and Honor 10 Lite Differences
Realme U1 Advantages
- polycarbonate build(resistant to drops)
- dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
- 25MP selfie camera
- 720p @ 960fps
- 3500mAh battery
Honor 10 Lite Advantages
- glass build
- Android 9.0 Pie
- microSD up to 512GB
- up to 6GB/128GB
- Wi-Fi a/c
Realme U1 and Honor 10 Lite Similarities
- 1080p resolution
- IPS LCD panel
- teardrop notch display
- 12nm-based SoC
- microSD expansion
- 13MP + 2MP main camera
- above 20MP selfie camera
- audio jack
- micro USB 2.0
- Bluetooth 4.2
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Which is a better buy between the Realme U1 and Honor 10 Lite?
For most people out there, the Honor 10 Lite easily stands out with its real glass finish combined with gradient hue design. Up front, both are thin in bezels to provide a premium look.
When it comes to performance, both SoCs are based on the 12nm process allowing for better efficiency. We still have to test it out as to how each compares in real-world usage.
Moving to the camera, it’s a toss-up for the dual main camera setup of each as well as the selfie cameras — the main highlight of both phones — with 25MP for the Realme U1 and 24MP for the Honor 10 Lite.
Battery-wise, you might have slightly better runtime on the Realme U1 with its slightly larger 3500mAh battery as opposed to the 3400mAh of the Honor 10 Lite.
For the 4GB/64GB, both phones are priced at Php11,990. Whichever of the two you get, it’s a good daily driver overall. But if the budget is too tight, the 3GB/32GB of the Realme U1 is a compelling buy especially when the majority of your time is spent taking selfies.
|Specs||Realme U1||Honor 10 Lite|
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3||6.2-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 396ppi, 19.5:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||157 x 74 x 8 mm , 168 g||154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 162g|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)||Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Mali-G51 MP4|
|Memory||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + microSD up to 256GB||128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM + microSD slot|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|13MP + 2MP dual lens, 4K video|
|Front Camera||25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm||24MP|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3000mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2||Android 9.0 (Pie) with EMUI 9.0|
|Official Price||estimated at Php9,990 – 3GB/32GBPhp11,990 – 4GB/64GB||Php11,990 – 4GB/64GB|