Realme U1 is a budget-friendly phone that packs great selfie camera and good performance. But playing with the bigs such as the Samsung Galaxy A6s, does it stand a chance? Which do you think is the better buy?
Realme U1 and Samsung Galaxy A6s Differences
Advantages of Realme U1
- polycarbonate build (resistant to drops)
- Helio P70 (12nm)
- dedicated microSD slot of up to 256GB
- 25MP selfie camera
- 3500mAh battery
- Android 8.1 Oreo
Advantages of Galaxy A6s
- glass build, no notch
- Super AMOLED display
- Adreno 512 GPU
- 2160p video recording
- no notch
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Type-C
- up to 6GB/128GB and 512GB microSD expansion
Realme U1 and Galaxy A6s Similarities
- 1080p resolution
- dual main camera setup
- rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Which is a better buy between the Realme U1 and Galaxy A6s?
When it comes to the build, the Galaxy A6s will entice users with its glass and no notch style, but compared to the polycarbonate-based Realme U1, it pales a little bit in comparison due to the noticeable thinner bezels and not too obtrusive notch.
For the display, it clocks in at 1080p but it’s a matter of preference whether you like the deep blacks and saturated colors of the Samsung contender or the accurate colors and wide viewing angles of the Realme device.
The performance will be “give and take” as the slightly updated Helio P70 holds the raw CPU performance while the GPU prowess goes to the Adreno 512 of Qualcomm.
Where the Realme U1 pulls ahead is the camera comparison thanks to its capable 13MP + 2MP main camera and larger 25MP selfie camera for the social media conservatives.
Battery life will go to the Realme U1 with its slightly larger 3500mAh so long you’re not bothered missing the USB Type-C technology of the Galaxy A6s.
Under 4GB/64GB configuration, the Realme U1 is cheaper at Php11,990 to the Php13,990 of the Galaxy A6s. While Samsung focuses on the design, Realme offers more value to its customers for this comparison.
|Specs||Realme U1||Samsung Galaxy A6s|
|Display||6.3-inch IPS LCD, 1080 x 2340, 409ppi, 19.5:9 ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3||6.0-inch Super AMOLED, 1080 x 2160, 402ppi, 18:9 ratio|
|Dimensions||157 x 74 x 8 mm , 168 g||156.1 x 76.4 x 8.4 mm|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Adreno 512|
|Memory||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM + microSD up to 256GB||64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM + microSD, up to 512 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Main Camera||13 MP, f/2.2, AF|
2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
|12 MP f/1.8, PDAF|
12 MP f/1.8, depth sensor
|Front Camera||25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm||12 MP|
|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 5.0, A2DP, LE, USB Type-C, headphone jack|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo) with ColorOS OS 5.2||Android 8.0 (Oreo) with Samsung UI|
|Official Price||estimated at Php9,990 – 3GB/32GB||estimated to arrive at Php13,990|