Realme U1 vs Nokia X7 vs Honor 8X: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

Thanks to the very affordable prices of its handsets, Oppo’s sub-brand Realme is having a huge success in Asia. Now, the company has released the new Realme U1 and with its listing price, it is another best-buy of 2018. But it has several rivals from other brands in the same price range. Nokia X7 and Huawei Honor 8X are two of the handsets which could eclipse its value for money and in this comparison, we will let you understand which one should fit your needs the most.

Oppo Realme U1 vs Nokia X7 vs Honor 8X

Oppo Realme U1 Nokia X7 Huawei Honor 8X
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 154.8 x 73.6 x 8 mm, 162 grams 154.8 x 75.8 x 8 mm, 178 grams 160.4 x 76.6 x 7.8 mm, 175 grams
DISPLAY 6.21 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 415 ppi, IPS LCD 6.18 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), 408 ppi, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD 6.5 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 397 ppi, LTPS IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 710, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY  4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB, micro SD slot 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot
SOFTWARE Android 9 Pie, EMUI Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
CAMERA Dual 13 + 2 MP f/1.8
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 12 + 13 MP f/1.8
20 MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual 20 + 2 MP f/1.8
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
BATTERY 3400 mAh 3500 mAh, Fast Charging 18W 3750 mAh
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Hybrid Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot  Dual SIM slot


The reflective glass back makes the difference and makes the Huawei Honor 8X the most stunning handset. Another important feature which makes its aesthetics surprising is its screen-to-body ratio which is very close to 100 percent. I also like the minimal cutouts for its rear cameras and its very narrow chin.



The displays found on these handsets offer an average view quality, they are nothing surprising, but they are more than sufficient if we consider their prices. The display of the Huawei Honor 8X is an added value because it has a larger diagonal of 6.5 inches that is currently very hard to find on a phone. If we exclude Honor 8X, I like Realme U1 more than Nokia X7 because of its less invasive waterdrop notch and the Gorilla Glass 3 protection.


Specs & Software

While it is nothing surprising in terms of aesthetics and display, Nokia X7 is definitely the handset which gives most of the satisfaction when it comes to hardware and software. Indeed, it comes with the most powerful midrange SoC: the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 paired with up to 6 GB of RAM. Further, it is part of the Android One program, so it will receive faster updates thanks to Google’s official support. But note that it provides a stock user experience, while Realme U1 and Honor 8X have custom user interfaces.



I also like more the photos clicked from Nokia X7’s dual camera. It comes with Carl Zeiss optics, a bright f/1.8 aperture and even OIS for the dual rear setup. Realme U1 is the best when it comes to the front camera, thanks to its 25 MP unit and very efficient AI-backed features.



Huawei Honor 8X has the biggest battery, but there is only 250 mAh of difference and we are not sure that it will last more. Its opponents are both packed with a 3500 mAh battery but Nokia X7 is the only device of the trio to support a fast charging technology.



Realme U1 was launched in India with a starting price tag of €150, Nokia X7 debuted in China with a price of €250 and Honor 8X costs about €250 in the global market. With the actual prices, I would actually choose the Nokia X7 due to its high performance and amazing camera.


Oppo Realme U1 vs Nokia X7 vs Honor 8X: PROs and CONS

Oppo Realme U1


  • Great performance
  • Bigger battery
  • Amazing front camera
  • Affordable price


  • Limited availability


Huawei Honor 8X


  • Better design
  • Bigger and borderless display
  • Affordable price
  • Micro SD dedicated slot


  • Bigger dimensions


Nokia X7


  • Better performance
  • Affordable
  • Good cameras
  • More compact


  • Nothing particular