RealMe has today added yet another smartphone to its growing budget lineup in India — the RealMe U1. While the new brings a host of “firsts” for the series, a lot of them like the battery, screen, design also overlap with the RealMe 2 Pro that was launched less than two months ago. Therefore, here’s everything different between the RealMe 2 Pro and RealMe U1.
The RealMe 2 Pro and RealMe U1 are powered by two similar processors, albeit from separate brands. While the former runs on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 chipset, the latter is the first smartphone to offer MediaTek’s latest Helio P70. The RealMe 2 Pro also has more storage options with a maximum of 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The highest you can get on the RealMe U1, however, is 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.
Both of them also have dual-camera arrangements on the rear. But the RealMe 2 Pro has a marginally better primary snapper. It comes with a regular 16-megapixel f/2.0 lens and another 2-megapixel sensor for depth-sensing. The RealMe U1, on the contrary, has a primary 13-megapixel f/2.2 lens and the same secondary camera.
The aspect where RealMe U1 holds an edge is the selfie camera. It houses a 25-megapixel snapper under that tiny notch on the front, while the RealMe 2 Pro has a 16-megapixel sensor. Both of them have an aperture of f/2.0.
Another minor, yet significant difference between the two is the presence of a secondary microphone on the RealMe 2 Pro. That essentially means audio-recording in video or otherwise will be richer and clearer on the RealMe 2 Pro than the RealMe U1.
The RealMe 2 Pro is also technically cheaper than the RealMe U1. The former’s variant with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage costs Rs 13,999, while the latter is priced at Rs 14,499. However, the RealMe U1 has a more affordable starting price at Rs 11,999 for 3GB RAM, 32GB storage.
The RealMe 2 Pro has two more options — 6GB RAM, 64GB storage for Rs 15,990 and 8GB RAM, 128GB storage for Rs 17,990.
The rest of the specifications on the RealMe 2 Pro and RealMe U1 are identical. Both of them have Android 8.1 based software, a 6.3-inch 1080p screen, 3500mAh battery, fingerprint reader, and a dedicated MicroSD card slot.