Realme 1 vs Redmi Note 5 Pro : Complete Comparison

Oppo has announced its new sub-brand Realme in India. At an event in New Delhi, Realme launched its first Realme 1 smartphone on May 15. The phone comes with world’s first 12 12nm AI CPU which carries MediaTek Helio P60 processor along with AI shot technology. The Realme 1 is exclusively available on Amazon India and the first sale of this smartphone will be on May 25 at 12 noon.


The company announced three variants of Realme 1 smartphone which includes 3GB RAM/32GB storage, 4GB RAM/64GB storage, and 6GB RAM/128GB storage. However, two variants will go on sale via Amazon on May 25 and 4GB RAM/64GB storage will go on sale in June this year.

Back in February, Xioami launched Redmi Note 5 pro smartphone in India. Earlier the Redmi Note series has never had a serious competitor. But now that’s entirely changed with a launch of Realme 1 smartphone. Also, at a launch event, the company is directly comparing Realme 1 smartphone to Redmi Note 5 and Note 5 Pro. So let’s check comparison between Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 pro and Realme 1.

Realme 1 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro

Design: (Winner – Realme 1)

Realme 1 smartphone has a fiber-glass back with Diamond black finish. The back panel of the phone comes with various shades of grey and also has curved edges which make the phone look trendy. Apart from Diamond black finish, the phone also comes in Solar Red color which looks very impressive.

Redmi Note 5 Pro offers a standard unibody design which gives average look to the smartphone. Xiaomi has provided an easy option to reach fingerprint scanner and volume button. At a back, the phone carries vertical dual rear camera setup and fingerprint scanner.

Display: (Winner – Redmi Note 5 Pro)

Realme 1 smartphone sports a 6-inch FHD+ display along with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels. The phone has thin bezels that give pleasant look to the eyes. However, the brightness of the phone is quite decent, so you may face a problem when using it in direct sunlight.

Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 5.99-inch FHD+ display which offers 18:9 aspect ratio. The display comes with Gorilla Glass protection. Also, the Note 5 Pro offers an elongated and high-density display. That means the brightness of the Note 5 Pro is pretty good and can be used in direct sunlight.

Hardware: (Winner – Realme 1)

Realme 1 smartphone is powered by Octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor which is coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. With this processor, you can smoothly play high graphics games without facing any lag issue in it. Also, the phone doesn’t heat up while multi-tasking or playing high-quality games. Moreover, with 128GB of internal storage, one can store huge amount of personal photos, files and more without getting alert for storage full.

Redmi Note 5 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 638 SoC which is coupled with Adreno 509 graphics unit. As the phone carries two RAM variant: 4GB RAM can handle your daily task and with 6GB RAM you can play high-quality games just like Realme 1 smartphone.

Software: (Winner – Realme 1)

The Realme 1 will comes with latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. As Oppo has its own Color 5.0 OS on top of an Android version which runs with 6GB of RAM. So Realme 1 offer you smooth performance as compare to Note 5 Pro.

Note 5 Pro running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. However, Xiaomi also has its own MIUI 9 which is placed on the top of an Android version. We all know, MIUI interface is very light and offers you a more customizable option on your smartphone.

Camera: (Winner – Redmi Note 5 Pro)

It has a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera for a better selfie. Both the camera offers you professional bokeh effect while capturing the image. With super vivid mode, you can improve the color saturation. As both the camera work pretty well even in low light condition.

On Redmi Note 5 Pro, it has dual rear camera setup. One has a 12MP sensor with an aperture  f/2.2 and other has a 5MP sensor with an aperture f/2.0. While shooting in portrait mode, the rear camera uses depth-of-field effect. On the front, it has 20MP selfie camera which helps you to click brilliant selfie using right depth effect and beautify mode.

Battery: (Winner – Redmi Note 5 Pro)

The Realme 1 comes with non-removable 3,410mAh battery. The phone can last for more than a day from normal to moderate usage which is quite impressive. Realme 1 smartly allocate the users tasks to each core and shut down some apps to improve the power efficiency.

The Note 5 Pro packs non-removable 4,000mAh battery. However, the phone’s battery can last only for a half of a day from normal to moderate usage. Also, the device doesn’t support fast charging, that means it needs good of amount of time which is required to a charged battery to 100 percent.

Realme 1 Vs Redmi Note 5 Pro Specification:

Model Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro Realme 1
Display 5.99-Inch, Full HD+ IPS, 18:9 6-Inch, 18:9 FHD+ display LPTS
Processor Snapdragon 636 octa-core MediaTek Helio P60
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB expandable (hybrid slot) 32GB/64GB 128GB; expandable up to 256GB (dedicated slot)
Software MIUI 9.5- Android 7.1 Nougat color OS 5.0 – Android 8.1 Oreo
Primary Camera 12 MP + 5MP rear cameras 13MP
Secondary Camera 20MP selfie camera 8MP selfie camera
Dimensions & weight 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm; 181 g 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm; 155g
Battery 4000mAh battery 3400 mAh
Others 4G VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm, micro USB, fingerprint sensor, face unlock, 3.5mm jack 4G Volte, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC, face unlock, micro USB, 3.5mm audio jack
Price Rs 14,999 / 16,999 Rs. 8,990 / 10,990 / 13,990


Reason to Buy Realme 1 Smartphone:

  • It has trendy design at back with a diamond black finish.
  • The phone running on a latest Android operating system based on custom color OS.
  • Also has a good performance along with Dedicated MicroSD card support.

Reason to Buy Redmi Note 5 Pro Smartphone:

  • Note 5 pro has better camera compare to Realme 1 smartphone.
  • It has a bigger non-removable battery.
  • Also, the phone has a good display which works pretty well even in direct sunlight.