OPPO Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: Value For Money Mid-Rangers Compared!

by Michele Ingelido 0

With its Realme 1, OPPO has launched its official sub-brand in the market. Sub-brands are usually focused on the quality-price ratio, and it seems to be the same with the new OPPO brand. The Realme 1 is the perfect midrange smartphone and it is going to rival devices like Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro which is already among the best-sellers in several nations. With this comparison, we will compare OPPO Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro in order to establish if the new Realme 1 may be a real menace to RN5P’s sales or if Redmi Note 5 Pro still has a higher value for money.

oppo realme 1 vs xiaomi redmi note 5 pro

Oppo Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

Oppo Realme 1 Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 156.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm, 155 grams 158.6 x 75.4 x 8.1 mm, 181 grams
DISPLAY 6.0 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 402 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD 5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD), 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD
PROCESSOR MediaTek Helio P60, octa-core 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz
MEMORY 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD dedicated slot 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD slot
SOFTWARE Android 8.1 Oreo, Color OS 5.0 Android 7.1.2 Nougat, MIUI 9
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
8 MP f/2.2 front camera
Dual 12 + 5 MP f/2.2 + f/2.0
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 3410 mAh 4000 mAh
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot, front-facing LED flash

The Realme 1 definitely looks better than the Redmi Note 5 Pro. It comes with a glass back which is refined in the reflective Diamond Black color. Even the front design is aligned to 2018 devices featuring a notch on top and a full screen panel.

The two devices are similar in performance: both have nice midrange SoCs. Snapdragon 636’s strong points are its powerful modem and efficiency, while Helio P60 performs very well in daily use and even with heavy apps. OPPO Realme 1, unlike Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, is available in a configuration with 128 GB of internal storage. So, it’s safe to say Oppo Realme 1 is more interesting in terms of hardware. But note that the OPPO model doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor and you have to rely on the less secure face unlock.

When it comes to cameras, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the winner. It has a rear dual camera which shoots decent quality photos in every scenario and an excellent 20 MP selfie camera paired with a front-facing LED flash. Even portrait mode on both the cameras are excellent. Realme 1’s AI front and back cameras do have bokeh mode, but it’s based on software and are not really that good. Note that Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro also has a bigger battery and it lasts more on a single charge.


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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro wins the comparison, but the OPPO Realme 1 starts at a cheaper price ( $133/€112) as compared to $218/€184 for the Redmi model.


Which one would you pick?


Oppo Realme 1 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro: PRO and CONS

Oppo Realme 1


  • Good performance
  • Available with 128 GB ROM
  • Unique design
  • Affordable price


  • Limited availability
  • No Fingerprint Sensor
  • Average Cameras


Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro


  • Good cameras
  • Good hardware
  • Affordable price
  • Front-facing LED flash


  • Nothing particular