Realme 2 Pro vs Realme U1: Price, Specifications, What’s New and Different
In many aspects, the Realme U1 and the Realme 2 Pro are very similar, featuring the same battery capacity, sensors, and designs, though the latter is focused on performance, featuring the Snapdragon 660 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM.
Let’s see how the Realme U1 and Realme 2 Pro stack up against each other:
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme U1 price in India
The Realme U1 price in India starts at Rs. 11,999 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB inbuilt storage model and goes up to Rs. 14,499 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model. It will go sale via Amazon India from December 5. The Realme 2 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,990 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model, with the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage model priced at Rs. 15,990, and the 8GB RAM/ 128GB inbuilt storage model priced at Rs. 17,990. It is available via Flipkart.
Realme 2 Pro vs Realme U1 Specifications
The Realme U1 sports a 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio, 90.8 percent screen-to-body ratio, and a pixel density of 409ppi. The Realme 2 Pro has an identical display, complete with the same Dewdrop-style display notch that contains the front camera and other sensors (ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and earpiece).
The Realme U1 is the first smartphone in the world with a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC processor, one of its highlights. The octa-core processor is based on the 12nm FinFET process and is clocked up to 2.1GHz. It is paired with an ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, and features a dedicated AI engine for offloading AI-based tasks – such as the numerous AI-based camera functions. The MediaTek Helio P70 SoC is coupled with 4GB of RAM on the Realme U1.
The Realme 2 Pro on the other hand sports an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC. It’s based on the 14nm fabrication process, clocked up to 2.2GHz. It features an Adreno 512GPU, and bears a Qualcomm AI Engine as well for offloading AI-based tasks – similar to the MediaTek Helio P70. The Snapdragon 660 SoC is coupled with up to 8GB of RAM on the Realme 2 Pro.
Also See: Realme 2 Pro review
The Realme U1 have 25-megapixel Sony IMX576 sensor, with an aperture of f/2.0, 1.8-micron pixels, and 4-in-1 pixels tech. An AI Beauty+ mode is also being touted, optimized for Indian complexions, featuring 296 identification point.
The Realme 2 Pro bears a higher resolution dual rear camera setup – a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, 1/2.8-inch Sony IMX398 sensor, 1.12-micron pixel size, and 6P lens. The secondary camera is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The company is touting AI features for portrait mode, multi-frame noise reduction, and scene recognition. The Realme 2 Pro features a 16-megapixel front camera with an f/2.0 aperture, and the company is touting AI Beauty 2.0 for better selfies.
The Realme U1 features a 3,500mAh battery, and comes coupled with a 10W charger. The Realme 2 Pro has the same battery capacity, and the same charger. In our reviews, we found both phones lasted us a full day on a single charge. On the Realme U1, we also got a good runtime in our HD video loop test, where the U1 ran an HD video non-stop for 14 hours and 56 minutes. On the Realme 2 Pro on the other hand, we got a runtime of 10 hours and 22 minutes in our HD video loop test.
Also See: Realme U1 Review
As for other specifications, the Realme U1 sports comes in 32GB or 62GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). The Realme 2 Pro available in 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage options, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). In terms of connectivity options, the Realme U1 offers 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a Micro-USB port with OTG functionality, 3.5mm headphone jack, and FM radio. Realme 2 Pro has identical connectivity options, except for FM radio.
The Realme U1 and Realme 2 Pro bear plastic bodies. Visually, both smartphones are very similar looking, with the Realme U1 featuring a slightly glossier back panel. Both forego the notification LED on their Dewdrop-style display notch. The power button is on the right, and the volume buttons on the left, on both devices. The dual-SIM trays are on the left panel, which also features the microSD card slots.
Realme 2 Pro
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Announced||2018, November||2018, September|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, December 5||Available. Released 2018, October|
|Dimensions||157 x 74 x 8 mm (6.18 x 2.91 x 0.31 in)||156.7 x 74 x 8.5 mm (6.17 x 2.91 x 0.33 in)|
|Weight||168 g (5.93 oz)||174 g (6.14 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~83.9% screen-to-body ratio)||6.3 inches, 97.4 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)||1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~409 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|– ColorOS 5.2||– Color OS 5.2|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)||Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)|
|GPU||Mali-G72 MP3||Adreno 512|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)||microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 4 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM||128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM|
|Dual||13 MP, f/2.2, AF||16 MP, f/1.7, 1/2.8″, 1.12µm, PDAF|
|2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor||2 MP, depth sensor|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video||1080p@30fps, 720p@90fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps|
|Single||25 MP, f/2.0, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm||16 MP, f/2.0|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic||– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 а/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP4/H.264/FLAC player||– MP4/H.264/FLAC player|
|– MP3/eAAC+/WAV player||– MP3/eAAC+/WAV player|
|– Document viewer||– Document viewer|
|– Photo viewer/editor||– Photo viewer/editor|
|– Charging 2A/5V 10W||– Charging 2A/5V 10W|
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery|
|Colors||Ambitious Black, Brave Blue, Fiery Gold||Black, Deep Blue, Light Blue|