Redmi Note 7 and Realme U1 Differences
Advantages of Redmi Note 7
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Android 9.0 Pie
- 48MP + 5MP dual main camera
- BT 5.0
- Wi-Fi ac
- 4000mAh battery
- 18W charging
- USB Type-C
Advantages of Realme U1
- Helio P70
- dedicated microSD slot
- 25MP selfie camera
Redmi Note 7 and Realme U1 Similarities
- IPS LCD
- 1080p+ resolution
- dewdrop notch
- audio jack
- microSD expansion up to 256GB
- dual main camera
- 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.
|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|