Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Oppo challenges Xiaomi in the budget segment. Xiaomi is really winning in the budget and mid-range market of the smartphone industry. Most OEM companies are now manufacturing smartphones to rival Xiaomi products such as Redmi Note 5 Pro. We already know the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is now the best-selling budget smartphone in the market. Asus manufactured the Asus Zenfone Max Pro to rival the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. And now the Redmi Note 5 Pro has a new rival from Oppo called Oppo Realme 1.

The Oppo Realme 1’s price is also competitive just like the Redmi Note 5 Pro. And their names kinda sound alike “Realme” and “Redmi”. In this article, we will be doing a comparison battle between the Oppo Realme 1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. Let’s see if Oppo’s new budget smartphone has what it takes to beat the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Design

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Oppo Realme 1
Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

The Oppo Realme 1 comes in a premium design, at the back is a diamond-ish finish pattern and looks bold. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features a rather plain metallic unibody. It isn’t bad though but just looks outdated while the Realme 1 offers a body that’s somewhat unique. Despite how bold the Oppo Realme 1 looks, it’s still lightweight compared to the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Oppo Realme 1 weighs just 155 grams and measures 7.8mm thick. While the weight of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is 181 grams with an 8.1mm thickness.

One weird thing Oppo did with the Realme 1 is the removal of the fingerprint sensor. Like in 2018 and you manufacture a smartphone without fingerprint sensor or Face ID? Goodwin for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro then, as it features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The Oppo Realme 1 features a single rear camera while the Redmi Note 5 Pro features a dual rear camera. The Diamond Black, Solar Red, and Moonlight Silver body colors are available for the Oppo Realme 1. While the Lake Blue, Black, Rose Gold, and Champagne Gold body colors are available for the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Display

The Oppo Realme 1 features an IPS LCD 6.0 inch touchscreen with 78.9% screen-to-body ratio. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features an IPS LCD 5.99 inch touchscreen with 77.4% screen-to-body ratio. They both have an 18:9 aspect ratio and 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution. The Oppo Realme 1 features a 402 PPI density while the Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 403 PPI density. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro has a contrast ratio of 1500:1, which will see it offer sharp display to the Oppo Realme 1.

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Camera

The Oppo Realme 1 camera quality doesn’t match that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro. At the rear camera of the Realme 1 is a 13MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. And at the front camera is an 8MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. It’s not often you get to see a budget smartphone with amazing camera quality like the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro.

The rear camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro consist of a primary 12MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 5MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. While at the front is a 20MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The front camera of the Redmi Note 5 Pro features LED flash while that of the Oppo Realme 1 doesn’t.

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – Hardware and Software

Under the curtain of the Redmi Note 5 Pro is Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset, which carries 8-core processor clocked at a speed of 1.8GHz. While the Oppo Realme 1 is powered by Mediatek Helio P60 chipset with Octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. The Snapdragon 636 chipset outperformed the Mediatek Helio P60 chipset in most benchmark test especially AnTuTu Benchmark.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on MiUI 9.0 skin, which is overlaid on top of Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box. While the Oppo Realme 1 runs ColorOS 5.0 skin overlaid on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Oppo Realme 1 has three memory variants; 6GB memory with 64GB or 128GB internal storage, 4GB memory with 32GB storage and 3GB memory with 32GB storage. While the Redmi Note 5 Pro comes in just two memory variants; the 4GB memory with 64GB storage and 6GB memory with 64GB storage.

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Battery

The Oppo Realme 1 does not support fast battery charging. First, it was no fingerprint sensor and now no fast battery charging. The Oppo Realme 1 packs a non-removable Li-lon 3410 mAh battery. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro features a bigger non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. The Redmi Note 5 Pro supports fast battery charging.

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – The Price

The Oppo Realme 1 cost about $154 (N53,900). The Realme 1 comes at a very affordable price and it’s cheaper than the Redmi Note 5 Pro that cost around $238 (N83,300). Kudos to Oppo for making the Realme 1 very cheap but it would have been great if it featured a fingerprint sensor or fast battery charging rather than none.

Oppo Realme 1 VS Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Full Specs Comparison

Oppo Realme 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
Dimensions and Weight 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 155 g 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm. Weight: 181 g
Display 6.0 inch (78.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 402 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen 5.99 inch (77.4% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 3/4GB. ROM: 32GB OR RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128GB microSD, up to 256GB (dedicated slot) RAM: 4/6GB. ROM: 64GB microSD, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with ColorOS 5.0) Android 7.1.2 Nougat (with MiUI 9.0)
Hardware Mediatek Helio P60 chipset with Octa-core 1.8GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 chipset with Octa-core 2.0GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/2.2 aperture front camera + 13MP f/2.2 aperture rear camera with LED flash 20MP f/2.2 aperture front camera with LED flash + Dual: 12MP f/2.2 aperture and 5MP f/2.0 aperture with dual-LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-lon 3410 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)

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