Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1 – Should you really buy it?

Oppo‘s new subbrand Realme launched their first ever smartphone Oppo Realme 1 at a very competitive price. The lower variant comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB Inbuilt storage and priced at 8990Rs. The second variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage and priced at 10,990 Rs. The last and the higher variant comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt storage and priced at 12,990 Rs. The price of the lower variant is really competitive. But still, there are some cons that will force you to think about it. Let’s talk about some reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1. This device is Amazon exclusive.

1. No Fingerprint Scanner – Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1:

Oppo Realme 1 comes with MediaTek Helio P60 processor which has dedicated AI Cores that will improve Face Unlock feature. But like the iPhone X, there is no Fingerprint scanner on this device. We can accept this on the iPhone X because it has dedicated 3D Facial recognition hardware. But in Oppo Realme 1, the Face Unlock is nothing but a software feature. So, how can we accept this fact at least in the budget segment? Comment your thoughts about this. Maybe this reasons will be a dealbreaker for you.

Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1

2. Poor Build Quality – Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1:

Oppo Realme 1 comes with a great design because of its diamond cut design. But the back of the device is made of Fibre Glass which is not that much durable. In this price segment, most of the devices like Asus Zenfone Max Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro come with the metal back. Honor 9 Lite comes with glass back and the price is similar to the Oppo Realme 1. 

3. Single Rear Camera – Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1:

Oppo Realme 1 features 13MP single rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera. In 8,990 Rs, the 13MP single camera is acceptable. But when it comes to its higher variant which costs 13,990 Rs. is not that much acceptable. In this price segment, other devices offer great dual rear camera setup with better picture quality. So, this point will also be a dealbreaker if you want good camera device under 14k.

4. No 4K Recording Capability – Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1:

This point is also camera related. If you are that type of person who wants to buy a phone for video recording then Oppo Realme 1 is not for you. Because it supports only 1080p video recording at 30fps. Again the point is that the lower variant is acceptable without 4K recording because it comes at a really low price. But when you are going to buy the higher one then you might be disappointed with its camera quality. Nowadays, the camera is one of the important parts of a smartphone.

Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1

5. No Display Protection – Reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1:

Oppo Realme 1 comes with 6-inch IPS LCD display with FullHD+ resolution and 18:9 aspect ratio. That’s all great but there is no protection on display. This is also a deal-breaking point for you.

That’s it, we completed our list of reasons not to buy Oppo Realme 1. If we left any point there then don’t forget to comment that. And at the end, we have to say that this time Oppo did a great job with its Realme 1. Really the price is aggressive here and there are a lot of reasons to buy this device at 8,990 Rs. There’s a great processor in this price segment, they provided a dedicated slot for storage expansion, there is Dual 4G VoLTE standby, there is the latest version of Android etc. Oppo is always focusing on camera but its subbrand is doing something different here. So, we should really appreciate that work.

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