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Redmi Note 7 vs Realme U1 Specs Comparison – Can’t have the best of both worlds


At this point, we’re pretty acquainted with what the Redmi Note 7 can offer. But facing one of the unexpected contenders of 2019, is it still a good overall buy compared to the Realme U1?

Redmi Note 7 and Realme U1 Differences

Official Realme U1 photos

Advantages of Redmi Note 7

  1. Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  2. Android 9.0 Pie
  3. 48MP + 5MP dual main camera
  4. BT 5.0
  5. Wi-Fi ac
  6. 4000mAh battery
  7. 18W charging
  8. USB Type-C

Advantages of Realme U1

  1. Helio P70
  2. dedicated microSD slot
  3. 25MP selfie camera

Redmi Note 7 and Realme U1 Similarities

  1. IPS LCD
  2. 1080p+ resolution
  3. dewdrop notch
  4. audio jack
  5. microSD expansion up to 256GB
  6. dual main camera
  7. single selfie camera

Which is a better buy between the Redmi Note 7 and Realme U1?


There will be only a very slight difference in the dewdrop notch implementation for both but the Redmi Note 7 is strikingly better-looking with its gradient hue design and has better Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

When it comes to performance, the Realme U1 will edge its competitor just a little bit with its Helio P70 based on 12nm process node. But keep in mind that its UI is still stuck at Android 8.1.

Camera-wise, we’re talking about a landslide for the main shooter as the Redmi Note 7 sports a 48MP + 5MP combo while Realme U1 will reign in selfies with its 25MP lens.

In a world wherein headphone jacks are starting to go extinct, these two budget devices still make use of them. However, the Redmi Note 7 will take the lead in the port selection with its USB Type-C.

For this comparison, it’s worth mentioning that Xiaomi’s phone will provide a better wireless connection as its modem supports up to “ac” standard along with the BT 5.0 version.

Lastly, the battery will go to the Redmi device with its 4000mAh capacity while being backed up by a fast 18W charging capability.

With both devices having a 3GB/32GB base model, the Redmi Note 7 starts at Php7,700 while the Realme U1 is at Php9,990 already. Going up to 4GB/64GB model will set you back at Php11,990 for the Realme U1, that’s already the 6GB/64GB for the Redmi device.

Unless your phone is mainly for taking selfies, we’d rather you have the Redmi Note 7 regardless of the model.


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Specs Redmi Note 7 Realme U1
Display 6.3-inch IPS LCD FHD+, ~409ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 19.5:9 ratio 6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Dimensions 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm, 186g 157 x 74 x 8 mm , 168 g
Chipset Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm) Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
GPU Adreno 512 Mali-G72 MP3
Memory 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM 64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Main Camera 48 MP, f/1.8, 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF +
5 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
13 MP, f/2.2, AF +
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Front Camera 13 MP 25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 4.2, A2DP, aptX, LE, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery (18W charging) Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery (10W charging)
OS Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10.0 Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2
Official Price (3GB/32GB) 999yuan (~Php7,700 or $150) | (4GB/64GB) 1199yuan(~Php9,200 or $180) | (6GB/64GB) 1,399yuan (~Php10,800 or $200) estimated at Php9,990 – 3GB/32GBPhp11,990 – 4GB/64GB

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