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Realme U1 Smartphone Hands-on Review

Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 👁 J. Simon Leitner, Daniel R Deakin, 05/14/2019

Helio P70 says Hello! MediaTek's new SoC, the Helio P70, finds its first customer in the Realme U1. The Realme U1 comes across as a capable mid-range smartphone under ₹10,000 (~$145) that aims to please most users. Does the Realme U1 have the guts to take on some of the other prominent players in this space? More importantly, how well does it harness the power of MediaTek's new mid-range offering? Let's find out in this detailed hands-on review.

OPPO's sub-brand Realme has had a good outing in the Indian smartphone market. The Realme U1 launched late last year and has managed to make a name for itself in the sub-₹10,000 (~$145) segment. The Realme U1 sports a modern design language and is the first phone in the world to be powered by the very power-efficient MediaTek Helio P70 SoC, making it an enticing buy at this price. However, it is not without equals. 

We have the Samsung Galaxy M10 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 as some of the bestsellers in this price bracket alongside the Realme 3. The Asus ZenFone Max (M2) is also not far behind and OPPO's recently announced A1k is also jostling for space in this segment despite sporting a much more entry-level MediaTek Helio P22 SoC and mediocre specs. The competition is high so we've decided to evaluate the Realme U1 to see how well the phone actually performs. We also compare the AI performance of the Helio P70 with rivals SoCs from Qualcomm to see the benefits, if any, of MediaTek's dedicated AI Processing Unit (APU). So without further ado, let's check out all that the Realme U1 has to offer in this detailed hands-on review. 

Note — This is more of an extensive hands-on than the typical smartphone review usually found on Notebookcheck. We've incorporated most of the performance benchmarks that we think will give a fair performance estimate of the phone. All tests were done on the latest software version RMX1831EX_11_A.08 (ColosOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1.0 Oreo with April Security Patch).

Oppo Realme U1 (Realme Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio P70
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.3 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass, fingerprint, microUSB
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 157 x 74 ( = 0.31 x 6.18 x 2.91 in)
Battery
3500 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix Dual: 13MP (f/2.2) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 25 MPix f/2.0, 1/2.8", 0.9µm
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual, ColorOS 5.2
Weight
168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Design

In the box we find the Realme U1 itself, a regular 10 W charger, USB to microUSB cable, a TPU case, a SIM ejector tool, and the usual paperwork. The phone comes with a screen protector pre-applied. 

The Realme U1's design reminds us of its budget demographic. That is not to say that the design is a compromise, but it is the same plastic build that we've come to expect from phones at this price. Realme has disguised all the plastic in a clever reflective finish that is available in Brave Blue, Fiery Gold, and Ambitious Black variants. We have the Brave Blue variant with us for review, and it looks and feels premium-ish for a mid-ranger. The phone's rear is a dust and fingerprint magnet for sure so you might have to clean it often or use the bundled TPU case. The rear also houses the 13 MP + 2 MP camera arrangement accompanied by an LED flash and a highly responsive capacitive fingerprint sensor. At just 168 g, the phone does not feel heavy at all. 

While the back is made of plexiglass (aka plastic), the sides are given a matte finish. On the left we find the volume rockers and a SIM tray that can take two nano SIMs and a microSD at once (thankfully). Towards the right, we just have a power button that can also double up as a Google Assistant invoke button. At the bottom, we have a speaker grill, a microUSB port, microphones, and a headphone jack. The top surface is clean without any additional noise-cancellation mics or antenna lines.

The Realme U1 sports a 6.3-inch IPS FHD+ display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The glass is a 2.5D glass that curves around the edges. However, the transition from the frame to the glass feels jarring and Realme could surely improve in this regard. The bezels are slim and so is the bottom chin. Towards the top of the display we find the teardrop-shaped notch that houses the 25 MP selfie camera and neatly eclipsed ambient light and proximity sensors. The earpiece is present just above the notch between the frame and the glass.

Overall, the Realme U1 won't be winning any accolades for design but the attempt to give a faux premium look deserves some appreciation. 

Realme U1 - Front panel
Realme U1 - Front panel
Realme U1 - Rear panel with position of fingerprint sensor
Realme U1 - Top
Realme U1 - Bottom with speaker grill, microUSB port, microphones, and headphone jack
Realme U1 - Left with triple-slot SIM tray
Realme U1 - Right with power button

Size Comparison

159.2 mm / 6.27 inch 75.2 mm / 2.96 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs157.9 mm / 6.22 inch 75.5 mm / 2.97 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 175 g0.3858 lbs158.4 mm / 6.24 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 7.7 mm / 0.3031 inch 160 g0.3527 lbs157.9 mm / 6.22 inch 76.4 mm / 3.01 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs156.7 mm / 6.17 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 174 g0.3836 lbs157 mm / 6.18 inch 74 mm / 2.91 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs156.2 mm / 6.15 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs156.2 mm / 6.15 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.2 mm / 0.3228 inch 168 g0.3704 lbs

Features

The Realme U1 is powered by the MediaTek Helio P70 SoC. The Helio P70 is a mid-range SoC that is designed with AI and better sustained performance in mind. It features four 2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 cores and four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 cores along with a Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. On paper, the Helio P70 is more or less a rehashed Helio P60 with a 100 MHz clock boost for the A73 cores and the GPU. The Realme U1 comes in 3 GB/32 GB and 4 GB/64 GB variants; we have the 3 GB/32 GB variant for review. The lower RAM does have a perceivable negative impact on some of the scores, as we will see shortly. The internal storage can be expanded up to 256 GB via a microSD card.  

Connectivity-wise, the basics are well taken care of. Both SIMs support VoLTE and dual-SIM dual-standby (DSDS). The phone supports 802.11n 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 but there's no NFC. Given that the Helio P70 fully supports wireless-AC, we are not sure why Realme chose to go with just single-band Wi-Fi. The phone also has most common sensors available. Fingerprint and face unlock work really well and you also get the option to brighten the screen in the dark to compensate for the lack of a front LED flash. 

The rear camera is a 13 MP + 2 MP setup with f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures, respectively, while the front camera is a 25 MP f/2.0 Sony IMX576 sensor. Clearly, Realme has prioritized selfies more than conventional photos. There are no stereo speakers on-board but the single speaker offers loud enough output for indoor use. Powering all this is a 3,500 mAh battery that offers excellent standby and runtimes thanks to the power-efficient chipset.

Software

Realme uses ColorOS for all its handsets and the U1 is no different. The U1 is still running ColorOS 5.2 based on Android 8.1.0 as of date and is yet to receive the Pie update. In the U1, Realme has kept the bloatware to a minimum and offers a handful of India-centric apps and some tools such as a voice recorder, FM Radio, and Clone Phone to help you get started. These apps can be uninstalled if needed. Both gesture-based navigation and the standard Android button-based navigation are available. A Sidebar can be invoked by swiping left from the right edge of the screen to provide handy app shortcuts. Swiping right from the Homescreen reveals the Smart Assistant that offers an at-a-glance display of the Weather, Steps Tracker, Quick Functions, and Favorite Contacts.

There is no built-in Themes store but you do get OPPO apps such as Phone Manager, Smart Scan, Game Space, and ORoaming along with a Realme community app. Unlike the OPPO phones, Realme uses the TouchPal software keyboard as default, which can take some time to get used to if you are already used to Gboard or SwiftKey. Realme also includes a Realme Secure Keyboard that automatically pops up whenever you tap on a password field or enter sensitive information. When the Secure Keyboard is invoked, screenshots and screen recording functions are disabled. Of course, you can also use any of the plethora of keyboards available in the Play Store if you don't like TouchPal. 

Bear in mind that using ColorOS is a far cry from using stock Android, and it can take some time to get used to all the available options. ColorOS, while being feature-rich, isn't too benevolent on low RAM devices and it shows in our 3 GB RAM unit. UI navigation can start to get sluggish if multiple UI operations are performed at the same time or while clearing multiple notifications at once. That being said, most features that you expect to find in an OEM ROM are available so you need not go app hunting.

About Phone
About Phone
Homescreen
Homescreen
Smart Assistant
Smart Assistant
Notification shade
TouchPal keyboard
Security settings
Battery settings

Telephony, Networking, and GPS

The Realme U1 does not struggle with basic telephony. Network reception was good even in areas with shoddy signal strength and we never experienced any call drops or clarity issues with the other party. Call quality is fine for the most part and noise-cancellation works well. Wireless functionality is fine for regular use, although the phone could only hit an average of 26 Mb/s when connected to a 100 Mb/s router. 

The phone supports GPS, A-GPS, and Glonass. There was absolutely no signal lock indoors, but it did have a very good accuracy of up to 2 m outdoors. Battery drain during continuous GPS use was as expected and not too drastic. 

Dialer and Contacts app
Dialer and Contacts app
GPS indoors
GPS indoors
GPS outdoors
GPS outdoors

Display

No Widevine CDM L1 support
No Widevine CDM L1 support

The Realme U1 sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ IPS 19.5:9 display with a pixel density of 409 PPI. Images and text look sharp with deep blacks (for an IPS panel). Colors look fine and carry enough punch. The overall brightness is high at 520 nits, which should help with better legibility in direct sunlight. However, colors appear washed-out when the screen brightness is set to max. The auto brightness does a good job of minimizing the display backlight to comfortable levels for night usage. There is no ambient display functionality so you will have to unlock the screen every time for viewing notifications. There are no additional color tuning utilities apart from color temperature adjustment and a Night Shield mode. 

Like most OPPO phones, the Realme U1 lacks Widevine CDM L1 support, which means you are restricted to streaming Netflix and Amazon Prime content at less than 720p resolution. 

Display outdoors at auto brightness
Display outdoors at auto brightness
Display outdoors at max brightness
Display outdoors at max brightness
Display indoors at auto brightness
Display indoors at auto brightness

Cameras

The Realme U1 does a decent job in the imaging department. The camera app is reminiscent of that of OPPO's so if you are coming here from any OPPO mid-ranger, things should be instantly familiar. It even has a Super Vivid mode akin to OPPO's Dazzle Color for saturated colors. The app navigation feels a bit cumbersome, though. There is no obvious way to select camera settings from the UI and there is no dedicated night-shooting mode. Hopefully, Realme will address this in an app update.

The camera does make good use of the Helio P70's AI features for scene detection and adjusts the settings accordingly. You can also use real-time effects as well as fun stickers. For those who know how to extract the best possible performance, there is an Expert mode for adjusting white balance, shutter speed, ISO, exposure, and focus. 

Camera UI
Camera UI
Expert Mode
Expert Mode
Video-recording mode
Video-recording mode

Rear Camera

The U1 uses a 13 MP + 2 MP camera arrangement as its primary shooter. The 13 MP camera is an f/2.2 autofocus lens while the 2 MP camera is a depth sensor with an aperture of f/2.4. Keeping in mind the budget range this device is in, photos in sufficient lighting come out fine with good color reproduction. The AI does an acceptable job of identifying the scene and even turning on HDR as needed. However, we do find that the overall sharpness in the image is somewhat on the lower side especially in Portrait mode. The bokeh effects aren't out of this world so you will have to resort to Expert mode to get a better control over the focusing. 

The camera app offers a Super Vivid mode that does what it says — increase color saturation. The results, however, depend largely on the scene. It might work alright for indoor lighting but doesn't come across as much use outdoors. Also, this is done post-capture and is not a live effect so expect to see some quality loss at 100% crop in the final photo. HDR does help in highlighting some of the darker areas of the scene but tends to overexpose the already brighter areas. Outdoors, the HDR does a fairly good job and can actually come across as useful. 

While pictures in daylight are serviceable, the low-light performance is very disappointing. There seems to be no dedicated Night mode in the camera UI so you are left at the mercy of the camera automatically trying to identify a night scene, or you have to use manual controls. The shots appear grainy and washed-out, and they lack detail. Shots in city street lighting at night are strictly okay if you can forgive the lack of sharpness.

For video recording, the maximum resolution supported is 1080p @ 30 fps despite the Helio P70 itself being capable of 4K recording. Videos come out well with good detail and colors albeit a bit shaky due to the absence of any form of stabilization. 

Portrait Mode - 1
Portrait Mode - 1
Portrait Mode - 2
Portrait Mode - 2
Indoors without Super Vivid
Indoors with Super Vivid
Without HDR
Outdoors without HDR
Outdoors with HDR
Night Shot - 1
Night Shot - 2

Front Camera

Front camera sample
Front camera sample

In contrast, the front camera performs much better thanks to the 25 MP Sony f/2.0 IMX576 sensor. There is no soft LED flash but you can turn on Screen Brightness Compensation to make up for it. Selfies come out fine with good enough detail and the portrait mode works well. Night shots can get a bit noisy, though not as noisy as those taken with the rear camera.

You also get the option of using AI for 'Smart Beauty' or can select the Custom Beauty mode to adjust specific facial features. Other features such as HDR, Depth effect, Flash and Super Vivid modes are available. There's a Stickers mode for those who like to add some pizzazz to their selfies before sharing on social media.

Performance

The MediaTek Helio P70 is a slight upgrade from the Helio P60 in terms of clock speeds. However, the company claims significant improvements in terms of performance in AI and gaming. The newer SoC is also touted to bring ISP improvements including better HDR and depth-mapping. In regular use, we found that the overall experience of using the phone would suffice for most budget use cases despite occasional UI lags. This could be in-part due to the lesser amount of RAM in our device and in-part due to lack of required optimizations in ColorOS. All said and done, we would recommend opting for the 4 GB RAM variant to minimize some of these stutters. 

CPU and GPU Benchmarks

We evaluated the performance of the Helio P70 using a variety of CPU and GPU benchmarks. For this comparison, we evaluated the performance figures of the Helio P70 in comparison with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 and the Helio P60. Quite a few Helio P70 devices have launched in the past few months and we look forward to evaluating them in the days to come.

In most CPU-intensive benchmarks, we find that the Helio P70 scores very well and is within range of the Snapdragon 660 and even the Kirin 710 in the Honor 8X. Due to the lesser RAM in our review unit, we find that certain AnTuTu scores such as the UX tests have considerably lower scores than the competition. The Snapdragon 660, Exynos 9610, and Kirin 710 post better single-thread scores but the Helio P70 manages to lessen the gap with good multithread performance. The speed difference in the Cortex-A73 cores between the Helio P60 and P70 is just 100 MHz, as a result of which we find that there's a 10% performance advantage to the P70 over the P60.

The Helio P70's Mali-G72 MP3 is also clocked 100 MHz higher compared to the P60 but we find the Realme U1's P70 lagging behind in most GFXBench on-screen and off-screen tests. 3DMark seemed to be a bit forgiving, though. While synthetic GPU benchmark performance is not exactly chart-topping, regular gaming should not pose much of an issue as we will see shortly.

AnTuTu v7
MEM
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12278 Points ∼100% +41%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
10223 Points ∼83% +17%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9603 Points ∼78% +10%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8723 Points ∼71%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (7933 - 8723, n=2)
8328 Points ∼68% -5%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8256 Points ∼67% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7831 Points ∼64% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7676 Points ∼63% -12%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7432 Points ∼61% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (915 - 17441, n=243)
7284 Points ∼59% -16%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6951 Points ∼57% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6679 Points ∼54% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6207 Points ∼51% -29%
UX
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
39182 Points ∼100% +10%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
37447 Points ∼96% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
36958 Points ∼94% +4%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (35576 - 36789, n=2)
36183 Points ∼92% +2%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
35811 Points ∼91% +1%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
35784 Points ∼91% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35576 Points ∼91%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
33982 Points ∼87% -4%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
33509 Points ∼86% -6%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
33464 Points ∼85% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
32142 Points ∼82% -10%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
31971 Points ∼82% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6403 - 77798, n=242)
31138 Points ∼79% -12%
GPU
Average of class Smartphone
  (1572 - 157538, n=243)
38543 Points ∼100% +42%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
37658 Points ∼98% +39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
30829 Points ∼80% +14%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
29863 Points ∼77% +10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
29819 Points ∼77% +10%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29277 Points ∼76% +8%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (27124 - 27162, n=2)
27143 Points ∼70% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
27124 Points ∼70%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
22757 Points ∼59% -16%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22697 Points ∼59% -16%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21722 Points ∼56% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21381 Points ∼55% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20870 Points ∼54% -23%
CPU
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
67766 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
65665 Points ∼97% +4%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
63277 Points ∼93%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
61812 Points ∼91% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61747 Points ∼91% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (58174 - 63277, n=2)
60726 Points ∼90% -4%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
60282 Points ∼89% -5%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
57583 Points ∼85% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
57207 Points ∼84% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
56435 Points ∼83% -11%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
56050 Points ∼83% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2443 - 127208, n=243)
49795 Points ∼73% -21%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
48764 Points ∼72% -23%
Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
144194 Points ∼100% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
143352 Points ∼99% +6%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
140188 Points ∼97% +4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
137018 Points ∼95% +2%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
134700 Points ∼93%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
132894 Points ∼92% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (130058 - 134700, n=2)
132379 Points ∼92% -2%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
131861 Points ∼91% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (36768 - 374820, n=244)
126794 Points ∼88% -6%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
119367 Points ∼83% -11%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
117574 Points ∼82% -13%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
116346 Points ∼81% -14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
115654 Points ∼80% -14%
PCMark for Android
Computer Vision score
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5556 Points ∼100% +4%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5325 Points ∼96%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
5325 Points ∼96% 0%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5286 Points ∼95% -1%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5257 Points ∼95% -1%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4977 Points ∼90% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1602 - 8207, n=111)
3378 Points ∼61% -37%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3198 Points ∼58% -40%
Storage score
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
11501 Points ∼100% +82%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6332 Points ∼55%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
6332 Points ∼55% 0%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6256 Points ∼54% -1%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5891 Points ∼51% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0 - 33199, n=109)
5260 Points ∼46% -17%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4854 Points ∼42% -23%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4835 Points ∼42% -24%
Work 2.0 performance score
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7472 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
7472 Points ∼100% 0%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7434 Points ∼99% -1%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7384 Points ∼99% -1%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7141 Points ∼96% -4%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7021 Points ∼94% -6%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6950 Points ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6187 Points ∼83% -17%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6018 Points ∼81% -19%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5844 Points ∼78% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5827 Points ∼78% -22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5642 Points ∼76% -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3227 - 9974, n=333)
4858 Points ∼65% -35%
Work performance score
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
10191 Points ∼100% +6%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9893 Points ∼97% +3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9589 Points ∼94%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
9589 Points ∼94% 0%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9513 Points ∼93% -1%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9065 Points ∼89% -5%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
8939 Points ∼88% -7%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7181 Points ∼70% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
7029 Points ∼69% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6870 Points ∼67% -28%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6573 Points ∼64% -31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4290 - 13531, n=501)
5292 Points ∼52% -45%
BaseMark OS II
Web
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1207 Points ∼100% +12%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1161 Points ∼96% +8%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1128 Points ∼93% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1076 - 1170, n=2)
1123 Points ∼93% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1086 Points ∼90% +1%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1083 Points ∼90% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1076 Points ∼89%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1046 Points ∼87% -3%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1027 Points ∼85% -5%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
927 Points ∼77% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1731, n=576)
726 Points ∼60% -33%
Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2308 Points ∼100% +32%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1970 Points ∼85% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1957 Points ∼85% +12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 15969, n=576)
1864 Points ∼81% +6%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1754 - 1759, n=2)
1757 Points ∼76% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1754 Points ∼76%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1611 Points ∼70% -8%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1532 Points ∼66% -13%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1486 Points ∼64% -15%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1456 Points ∼63% -17%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1262 Points ∼55% -28%
Memory
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4360 Points ∼100% +77%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2721 Points ∼62% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2492 Points ∼57% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2458 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2332 Points ∼53% -5%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2276 Points ∼52% -7%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1856 - 2458, n=2)
2157 Points ∼49% -12%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2150 Points ∼49% -13%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1737 Points ∼40% -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 6283, n=576)
1386 Points ∼32% -44%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1236 Points ∼28% -50%
System
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5529 Points ∼100% +33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5141 Points ∼93% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5112 Points ∼92% +23%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4736 Points ∼86% +14%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (4154 - 4682, n=2)
4418 Points ∼80% +6%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4342 Points ∼79% +5%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4154 Points ∼75%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3987 Points ∼72% -4%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3817 Points ∼69% -8%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3745 Points ∼68% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 12202, n=576)
2758 Points ∼50% -34%
Overall
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2410 Points ∼100% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2342 Points ∼97% +12%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2193 Points ∼91% +5%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2096 Points ∼87% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2095 Points ∼87%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (2056 - 2095, n=2)
2076 Points ∼86% -1%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2062 Points ∼86% -2%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1905 Points ∼79% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1830 Points ∼76% -13%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1734 Points ∼72% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (150 - 6097, n=580)
1367 Points ∼57% -35%
Geekbench 4.3
Compute RenderScript Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5576 Points ∼100% +16%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4983 Points ∼89% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4913 Points ∼88% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (4812 - 4907, n=2)
4860 Points ∼87% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4812 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4578 Points ∼82% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=285)
4518 Points ∼81% -6%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4278 Points ∼77% -11%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4083 Points ∼73% -15%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Compute OpenCL Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (1452 - 13316, n=16)
3535 Points ∼100%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5913 Points ∼100% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5605 Points ∼95% +10%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5557 Points ∼94% +9%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5097 Points ∼86%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
4943 Points ∼84% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (4746 - 5097, n=2)
4922 Points ∼83% -3%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4895 Points ∼83% -4%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4804 Points ∼81% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1174 - 11598, n=339)
4432 Points ∼75% -13%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1721 Points ∼100% +19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1639 Points ∼95% +13%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1614 Points ∼94% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1446 - 1485, n=2)
1466 Points ∼85% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1446 Points ∼84%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1431 Points ∼83% -1%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1346 Points ∼78% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1339 Points ∼78% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (437 - 4824, n=340)
1314 Points ∼76% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Average of class Smartphone
  (2314 - 15735, n=25)
2509 Points ∼100% +7%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2350 Points ∼94%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
2350 Points ∼94% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2282 Points ∼91% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (1416 - 14536, n=25)
2473 Points ∼100% +160%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
951 Points ∼38%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
951 Points ∼38% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
809 Points ∼33% -15%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Average of class Smartphone
  (1550 - 14786, n=27)
2154 Points ∼100% +97%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1096 Points ∼51%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
1096 Points ∼51% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
944 Points ∼44% -14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2768 Points ∼100% +5%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2702 Points ∼98% +3%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2675 Points ∼97% +2%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2628 Points ∼95%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2616 Points ∼95% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (2309 - 2628, n=2)
2469 Points ∼89% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2407 Points ∼87% -8%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2377 Points ∼86% -10%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2345 Points ∼85% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2266 Points ∼82% -14%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2121 Points ∼77% -19%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2013 Points ∼73% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 4535, n=348)
1791 Points ∼65% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (76 - 8206, n=348)
1531 Points ∼100% +63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1262 Points ∼82% +34%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1188 Points ∼78% +26%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1139 Points ∼74% +21%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (941 - 1015, n=2)
978 Points ∼64% +4%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
941 Points ∼61%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
900 Points ∼59% -4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
881 Points ∼58% -6%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
881 Points ∼58% -6%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
862 Points ∼56% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
855 Points ∼56% -9%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
801 Points ∼52% -15%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
721 Points ∼47% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1436 Points ∼100% +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (94 - 6312, n=351)
1428 Points ∼99% +30%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1328 Points ∼92% +21%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1270 Points ∼88% +16%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1098 - 1159, n=2)
1129 Points ∼79% +3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1098 Points ∼76%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1054 Points ∼73% -4%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1037 Points ∼72% -6%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1007 Points ∼70% -8%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1003 Points ∼70% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
998 Points ∼69% -9%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
950 Points ∼66% -13%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
853 Points ∼59% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2772 Points ∼100% +4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2765 Points ∼100% +4%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2765 Points ∼100% +4%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2697 Points ∼97% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2666 Points ∼96%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (2295 - 2666, n=2)
2481 Points ∼90% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2390 Points ∼86% -10%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2388 Points ∼86% -10%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2352 Points ∼85% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2241 Points ∼81% -16%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2238 Points ∼81% -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 4493, n=363)
1768 Points ∼64% -34%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (131 - 14951, n=363)
2109 Points ∼100% +48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2006 Points ∼95% +41%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1806 Points ∼86% +27%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1553 Points ∼74% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1427 - 1563, n=2)
1495 Points ∼71% +5%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1441 Points ∼68% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1427 Points ∼68%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1423 Points ∼67% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1397 Points ∼66% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1385 Points ∼66% -3%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1316 Points ∼62% -8%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1159 Points ∼55% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2073 Points ∼100% +30%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1887 Points ∼91% +19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (159 - 7980, n=364)
1795 Points ∼87% +13%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1667 Points ∼80% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1591 - 1682, n=2)
1637 Points ∼79% +3%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1595 Points ∼77% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1591 Points ∼77%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1581 Points ∼76% -1%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1536 Points ∼74% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1528 Points ∼74% -4%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1485 Points ∼72% -7%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1309 Points ∼63% -18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2708 Points ∼100% +13%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2663 Points ∼98% +11%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2512 Points ∼93% +4%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2505 Points ∼93% +4%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2478 Points ∼92% +3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2407 Points ∼89%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2351 Points ∼87% -2%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2351 Points ∼87% -2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2346 Points ∼87% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (2272 - 2407, n=2)
2340 Points ∼86% -3%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2149 Points ∼79% -11%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1883 Points ∼70% -22%
Average of class Smartphone
  (486 - 4262, n=422)
1727 Points ∼64% -28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (65 - 6362, n=424)
1269 Points ∼100% +44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1189 Points ∼94% +35%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1149 Points ∼91% +30%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1061 Points ∼84% +20%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (884 - 1058, n=2)
971 Points ∼77% +10%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
884 Points ∼70%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
864 Points ∼68% -2%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
815 Points ∼64% -8%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
808 Points ∼64% -9%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
798 Points ∼63% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
797 Points ∼63% -10%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
657 Points ∼52% -26%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
628 Points ∼49% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1358 Points ∼100% +32%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1296 Points ∼95% +26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (80 - 5734, n=432)
1215 Points ∼89% +18%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1175 Points ∼87% +14%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1029 - 1201, n=2)
1115 Points ∼82% +8%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1029 Points ∼76%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1011 Points ∼74% -2%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
959 Points ∼71% -7%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
946 Points ∼70% -8%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
945 Points ∼70% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
934 Points ∼69% -9%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
777 Points ∼57% -24%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
733 Points ∼54% -29%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2834 Points ∼100% +17%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2645 Points ∼93% +10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2587 Points ∼91% +7%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2511 Points ∼89% +4%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2432 Points ∼86% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2413 Points ∼85%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2383 Points ∼84% -1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2379 Points ∼84% -1%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (2306 - 2413, n=2)
2360 Points ∼83% -2%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2349 Points ∼83% -3%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2159 Points ∼76% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (512 - 4240, n=455)
1633 Points ∼58% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1925 Points ∼100% +34%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 9983, n=455)
1727 Points ∼90% +20%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1711 Points ∼89% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1440 - 1531, n=2)
1486 Points ∼77% +3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1440 Points ∼75%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1327 Points ∼69% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1313 Points ∼68% -9%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1280 Points ∼66% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1279 Points ∼66% -11%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1112 Points ∼58% -23%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
983 Points ∼51% -32%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
861 Points ∼45% -40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2073 Points ∼100% +31%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1825 Points ∼88% +15%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
  (1582 - 1655, n=2)
1619 Points ∼78% +2%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1582 Points ∼76%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 7673, n=463)
1482 Points ∼71% -6%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1469 Points ∼71% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1458 Points ∼70% -8%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1445 Points ∼70% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1430 Points ∼69% -10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1273 Points ∼61% -20%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
1118 Points ∼54% -29%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1008 Points ∼49% -36%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
24828 Points ∼100% +20%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
23697 Points ∼95% +15%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
22137 Points ∼89% +7%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20626 Points ∼83%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
20626 Points ∼83% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19087 Points ∼77% -7%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
18065 Points ∼73% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
17471 Points ∼70% -15%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
17450 Points ∼70% -15%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15088 Points ∼61% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
14353 Points ∼58% -30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8253 - 45072, n=617)
13393 Points ∼54% -35%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
29496 Points ∼100% +69%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25561 Points ∼87% +47%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21533 Points ∼73% +24%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20991 Points ∼71% +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20909 Points ∼71% +20%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20827 Points ∼71% +20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3585 - 162695, n=617)
19337 Points ∼66% +11%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
18998 Points ∼64% +9%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
17412 Points ∼59%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
17412 Points ∼59% 0%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16820 Points ∼57% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16593 Points ∼56% -5%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
26308 Points ∼100% +46%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22145 Points ∼84% +23%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
21601 Points ∼82% +20%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21538 Points ∼82% +19%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20468 Points ∼78% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20033 Points ∼76% +11%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
19616 Points ∼75% +9%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
18037 Points ∼69%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
18037 Points ∼69% 0%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
17082 Points ∼65% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4164 - 83518, n=618)
16158 Points ∼61% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16037 Points ∼61% -11%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.86 - 59, n=128)
8.81 fps ∼100% +239%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.4 fps ∼73% +146%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4.9 fps ∼56% +88%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
4.8 fps ∼54% +85%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4.1 fps ∼47% +58%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Vulcan 1.0)
4.1 fps ∼47% +58%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (OpenGL)
3.2 fps ∼36% +23%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼30%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼30% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
2.6 fps ∼30% 0%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.26 - 31, n=128)
6.11 fps ∼100% +65%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4.3 fps ∼70% +16%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
3.7 fps ∼61%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
3.7 fps ∼61% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.2 fps ∼52% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3.1 fps ∼51% -16%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼43% -30%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2.6 fps ∼43% -30%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (OpenGL)
2.2 fps ∼36% -41%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
2.1 fps ∼34% -43%
Normal Tier Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 59, n=129)
13.1 fps ∼100% +77%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
8.6 fps ∼66% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.2 fps ∼63% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼58% +3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Vulkan 1.0)
7.4 fps ∼56%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
7.4 fps ∼56% 0%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6.9 fps ∼53% -7%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6.6 fps ∼50% -11%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps ∼40% -30%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (OpenGL)
4.9 fps ∼37% -34%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.94 - 63, n=128)
14.7 fps ∼100% +141%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
9 fps ∼61% +48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.7 fps ∼59% +43%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼52% +25%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.2 fps ∼49% +18%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.2 fps ∼42% +2%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Vulkan 1.0)
6.1 fps ∼41%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (OpenGL)
6.1 fps ∼41% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
6.1 fps ∼41% 0%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4.6 fps ∼31% -25%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.89 - 54, n=353)
10.4 fps ∼100% +37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.1 fps ∼88% +20%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.9 fps ∼86% +17%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.1 fps ∼78% +7%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼73% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.6 fps ∼73%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
7.6 fps ∼73% 0%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.3 fps ∼70% -4%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7.1 fps ∼68% -7%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼67% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.3 fps ∼61% -17%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6.3 fps ∼61% -17%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
5.8 fps ∼56% -24%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 58, n=357)
9.3 fps ∼100% +50%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.1 fps ∼87% +31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.8 fps ∼84% +26%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7.5 fps ∼81% +21%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
7.4 fps ∼80% +19%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼75% +13%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
7 fps ∼75% +13%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6.7 fps ∼72% +8%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
6.4 fps ∼69% +3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.2 fps ∼67%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
6.2 fps ∼67% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps ∼65% -3%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.1 fps ∼55% -18%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
51 fps ∼100% +46%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
45 fps ∼88% +29%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
39 fps ∼76% +11%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
39 fps ∼76% +11%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
38 fps ∼75% +9%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
37 fps ∼73% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼69% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼69%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼69% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
35 fps ∼69% 0%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
34 fps ∼67% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (6 - 251, n=643)
33.7 fps ∼66% -4%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼59% -14%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
44 fps ∼100% +52%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
42 fps ∼95% +45%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps ∼91% +38%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
36 fps ∼82% +24%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
36 fps ∼82% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼80% +21%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
35 fps ∼80% +21%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
32 fps ∼73% +10%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
31 fps ∼70% +7%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼68% +3%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps ∼66%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
29 fps ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.8 - 120, n=646)
26.3 fps ∼60% -9%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
23 fps ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼100% +15%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
21 fps ∼91% +5%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼87% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼87%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼87% 0%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼87% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
20 fps ∼87% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.7 - 132, n=562)
18.4 fps ∼80% -8%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼78% -10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼70% -20%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼70% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼70% -20%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
29 fps ∼100% +71%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
21 fps ∼72% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼69% +18%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼66% +12%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼66% +12%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
19 fps ∼66% +12%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
18 fps ∼62% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.4 - 115, n=567)
17.1 fps ∼59% +1%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
17 fps ∼59%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
17 fps ∼59% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
17 fps ∼59% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼52% -12%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼45% -24%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.6 - 88, n=424)
15.3 fps ∼100% +122%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼98% +117%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼92% +103%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
14 fps ∼92% +103%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼85% +88%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼78% +74%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼78% +74%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼78% +74%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps ∼65% +45%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.8 fps ∼64% +42%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
9.6 fps ∼63% +39%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
6.9 fps ∼45%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
6.9 fps ∼45% 0%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
20 fps ∼100% +82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.4 - 110, n=427)
14.6 fps ∼73% +33%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼65% +18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
13 fps ∼65% +18%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
13 fps ∼65% +18%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
12 fps ∼60% +9%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼55% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼55%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼55% 0%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
11 fps ∼55% 0%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
11 fps ∼55% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
10 fps ∼50% -9%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.4 fps ∼42% -24%

We also evaluated throttling aspects of the SoC by running GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0 and Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1 for about 30 iterations. Temperatures hovered around a reasonable 40 °C during both runs. In Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0, we find a drop in performance on the fourth iteration but the SoC quickly recovered and sustained well throughout the test with occasional dips. The clocks could reach the highest 2.1 GHz mark for about 400 seconds after which they dropped drastically to 1 GHz with momentary spikes to 1.3 GHz.

In the Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1, we see a major performance drop after the fifth iteration but the SoC recovers quickly. We also see much better sustained max clocks with the P70 frequently hitting the 2.1 GHz mark. 

Overall, we find that the Helio P70 performs well under sustained loads without much throttling. The thermals are also under check, which is a good thing.

CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
Drop in performance after four iterations in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
Drop in performance after four iterations in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term T-Rex ES 2.0
CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
CPU temperature readings in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
Drop in performance after seven iterations in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
Drop in performance after seven iterations in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1
CPU clock speeds in GFXBench Long Term Manhattan ES 3.1

Web Benchmarks

Web-browsing in Chrome
Web-browsing in Chrome

The Realme U1 offers Opera Mobile based on Chromium 72 as the default browser, and it comes with features such as a personalized news feed on the home page, a built-in VPN, an ad-blocker, and a Crypto Wallet. We used the Google Chrome browser for running the web benchmarks. Web-browsing on the Realme U1 poses no issues as long as you don't have too many tabs open. 

The Helio P70 seems to score less than the competition in most web benchmarks except for Mozilla Kraken where it tops the list. Loading graphics-heavy websites and streaming FHD videos in the Chrome browser posed no issues. We also played a game of Interland in the Chrome browser and didn't have issues with fluidity or touch responsiveness in the game. 

JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (17.6 - 23832, n=482)
87.2 Points ∼100% +154%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
54.708 Points ∼63% +59%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
48.853 Points ∼56% +42%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 70)
47.012 Points ∼54% +37%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
45.789 Points ∼53% +33%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
45.31 Points ∼52% +32%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
45.017 (min: 8) Points ∼52% +31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 67)
44.322 Points ∼51% +29%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
41.675 Points ∼48% +21%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
34.32 Points ∼39%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
34.3 Points ∼39% 0%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (10.4 - 96.7, n=24)
30.1 Points ∼100% +20%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
25.96 Points ∼86% +3%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
25.2 Points ∼84% 0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
25.16 Points ∼84%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
10679 Points ∼100% +70%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 73)
10322 Points ∼97% +65%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 70)
9095 Points ∼85% +45%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
9059 Points ∼85% +45%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
8744 Points ∼82% +39%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
8626 Points ∼81% +38%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
8463 Points ∼79% +35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 67)
8422 Points ∼79% +34%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
8287 Points ∼78% +32%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
8163 Points ∼76% +30%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
6269 Points ∼59%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
6269 Points ∼59% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3126 - 43280, n=635)
6016 Points ∼56% -4%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (603 - 59466, n=655)
10996 ms * ∼100% -96%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
5608 ms * ∼51% -0%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
5607.8 ms * ∼51%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 67)
4740 ms * ∼43% +15%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
4739 ms * ∼43% +15%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4611.2 ms * ∼42% +18%
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4421.4 ms * ∼40% +21%
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4416.2 ms * ∼40% +21%
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
4357.1 ms * ∼40% +22%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
4309 ms * ∼39% +23%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
4247.7 ms * ∼39% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
3948 ms * ∼36% +30%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 73)
3897 ms * ∼35% +31%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 71)
182 Points ∼100% +72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
174 Points ∼96% +64%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 69)
167 Points ∼92% +58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 67)
158 Points ∼87% +49%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 70)
147 Points ∼81% +39%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrme 71)
139 Points ∼76% +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (106 - 362, n=321)
118 Points ∼65% +11%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
106 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
106 Points ∼58% 0%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone
  (23 - 161, n=108)
63.3 Points ∼100% +81%
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash (Chrome 73)
62 Points ∼98% +77%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 72)
61 Points ∼96% +74%
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 70)
58 Points ∼92% +66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 66)
56 Points ∼88% +60%
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
54 Points ∼85% +54%
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 73)
54 Points ∼85% +54%
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
49 Points ∼77% +40%
Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash (Chrome 74)
35 Points ∼55%
Average Mediatek Helio P70, ARM Mali-G72 MP3
 
35 Points ∼55% 0%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Benchmarks

The Realme U1 uses eMMC flash storage and our unit came with 32 GB of onboard storage of which 21.45 GB is available to the user. The U1 posted some of the lowest random write and read speeds compared to similar phones in its class. However, sequential write and read were better than most phones in this segment. The performance of the U1's storage sub-system won't win any awards and we feel Realme could have used a better flash memory. That being said, the impact of this in daily use is not easily perceivable and since the sequential reads are on par with the competition, loading games or large files doesn't take too long. 

Oppo Realme U1
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Nokia 5.1 Plus
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Elephone A5
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Umidigi Z2 Pro
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Ulefone Armor 6
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P60, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 ZB630KL
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7
Adreno 512, 660, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Samsung Galaxy A50
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9610, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Adreno 509, 636, 32 GB eMMC Flash
Honor 8X
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 128 GB eMMC Flash
Sony Xperia 10 Plus
Adreno 509, 636, 64 GB eMMC Flash
Average of class Smartphone
 
AndroBench 3-5
8%
22%
27%
24%
86%
24%
50%
-11%
41%
22%
-21%
Random Write 4KB
26.72
25.65
-4%
24.35
-9%
20.34
-24%
19.87
-26%
88.19
230%
16.06
-40%
18.2
-32%
16.3
-39%
59.87
124%
16.77
-37%
19 (0.14 - 250, n=685)
-29%
Random Read 4KB
48.7
77.72
60%
60.38
24%
86.22
77%
81.33
67%
74.92
54%
82.94
70%
98.9
103%
48.9
0%
49.54
2%
77.67
59%
43 (1.59 - 174, n=685)
-12%
Sequential Write 256KB
121.68
88.92
-27%
213.94
76%
188.12
55%
188.45
55%
198.95
64%
204.72
68%
192.1
58%
121.6
0%
169.98
40%
205.19
69%
89 (2.99 - 388, n=685)
-27%
Sequential Read 256KB
296.55
301.56
2%
291.89
-2%
292.94
-1%
290.76
-2%
285.54
-4%
283.36
-4%
507.3
71%
287.6
-3%
283.87
-4%
280.34
-5%
250 (12.1 - 1468, n=685)
-16%

AI Benchmarks

Comparing AI performance among phones is not exactly an apples-to-apples comparison considering that some OEM ROMs do not expose AI SDKs for developers, prompting benchmarking tools to fall back on Google TensorFlow Lite, which is not entirely reliable. Also, while SoCs from Huawei's HiSilicon have dedicated NPUs, others like Qualcomm just make use of the DSP. Complicating matters is the fact that each Android version adds more AI capabilities, so comparing AI scores amongst devices between different OS versions can merit some skepticism as we see below. Still, it helps to have an overview as to how different SoCs can fare in AI tests.

MediaTek touts improved AI performance thanks to a dedicated AI Processing Unit (APU). We decided to compare how the Helio P70 in the Realme U1 fares in comparison with SoCs powering some of the phones we have with us currently, including the Snapdragon 660, Snapdragon 632, and the Snapdragon 710. We tested AI performance using AI Benchmark and AnTuTu's AI benchmark, AITuTu.

From the results, we gather that AI scores are heavily influenced by the chipset and OS combination. The same Helio P70 in the Realme U1 and the Realme 3 shows vast differences in scores in both benchmarks, which could possibly be due to better support for AI in Android 9. The Snapdragon 710 in the OPPO R17 Pro scored the highest in AITuTu but trailed behind significantly in AI Benchmark. Interestingly, the Snapdragon 660 lagged behind the Snapdragon 632, which could probably be due to the fact that our test unit has an underclocked SD660 SoC. Overall, MediaTek seems to have done a good job with the Helio P70's AI capabilities, but they seem to work best when paired with Android 9.

Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AI Benchmark
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AI Benchmark
Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu
Realme U1 - Helio P70 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu
Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Realme 3 - Helio P70 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max (M2) - Snapdragon 632 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AITuTu
Asus ZenFone Max Pro (M2) - Snapdragon 660 - Android 9 - AITuTu
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu
OPPO R17 Pro - Snapdragon 710 - Android 8.1 - AITuTu

Gaming

Gaming on the Realme U1 posed no big constraints even with just 3 GB of RAM onboard. That is not really surprising considering that the Mali-G72 MP3 is capable of running most modern mobile games with ease. Of course, higher RAM would help in minimizing the occasional stutter. Nevertheless, we found no issues at all even during extended gameplay. Games like Shadow Fight 3 can easily hit 60 fps on High settings while PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9: Legends could be played comfortably close to 30 fps at their highest settings. We did experience frame drops in Asphalt 9: Legends in scenes with many cars and visual effects, but overall the gameplay did not suffer. Touch response during gaming was excellent as well.

Realme includes OPPO's Game Space software that claims to dedicate hardware resources and not let notifications bother during a gaming session. Game Space even adds installed games to its launch screen for easy access. In our testing, we did not find much of a benefit in using Game Space. In fact, it interfered with the GameBench benchmark software requiring us to disable it in order to record frame rate counts. All said and done, the Realme U1's budget status does not impede its gaming capabilities and we'd recommend going for the 4 GB RAM variant if you find yourself wanting to play modern games on this device.

Realme Game Space
Realme Game Space
PUBG Mobile 30 fps (HD High)
PUBG Mobile 30 fps (HD High)
Asphalt 9: Legends 25 fps (High)
Asphalt 9: Legends 25 fps (High)
Shadow Fight 3 60 fps (High)
Shadow Fight 3 60 fps (High)
Shadow Fight 3
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 high60 fps
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PUBG Mobile
 SettingsValue
 HD30 fps
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Asphalt 9: Legends
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 High Quality25 fps
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Emissions

Temperatures

The Realme U1 barely got hot during our tests. However, there was no way of measuring the exact CPU temperature in monitoring apps. AnTuTu reported a CPU temperature of 60 °C at idle, which is obviously incorrect. MediaTek claims lower operating temperatures in the P70 courtesy of the CorePilot 4 task scheduler but we could not monitor it in real-time using software. We asked MediaTek if this has got anything to do with any unexposed thermal sensor APIs and will report back once we hear from them. Nevertheless, handling the phone during sustained workloads such as gaming is not something you need to worry about while using the Realme U1.

Speakers

System-wide EQ.
System-wide EQ.

The U1 sports a single speaker near the microUSB port. The speaker is loud enough for indoor use and has good clarity (in this price segment). It lacks bass and distorts at the higher range but the audio is serviceable. Audio from the headphone jack is good and you get a native system-wide EQ, which Realme refers to as Real Original Sound Technology developed jointly by Dirac Research AB. We used the SoundMagic E10C earphones for testing and were pleased with the overall sound stage. The bass is adequate and the mids are rightly represented along with the highs. 

Battery Life

PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test
PCMark Work 2.0 battery life test

The Realme U1 is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery that can easily outlast a typical workday. Realme bundles a regular 5 V/2 A USB charger that takes quite a bit of time to top up the battery (~1.5 hours from 0 to 80%). In the age of fast charging, this feels like an eternity. ColorOS offers information as to which apps are draining the battery and offers good power management features. It uses AI to predict when you are less likely to use the phone and adjusts the power consumption accordingly.

In the PCMark Work 2.0 battery test, the U1 recorded a battery life of 9 hours 19 minutes with screen brightness set at approximately 200 cd/m2 and all connections on. This is a very good runtime and in most cases you will be left with plenty of charge before you hit the bed.

Pros

+ Good build quality (for the price)
+ Great IPS panel with adequate brightness and vivid colors
+ Minimal bloatware
+ Excellent sustained performance under load
+ 25 MP selfie camera
+ Doesn't overheat under load
+ Good onboard audio and headphone output
+ Long battery life
+ Affordable

Cons

- Transition from frame to glass feels incongruous
- UI can feel laggy at times
- Android Pie update still not available
- No support for wireless-AC
- No Widevine CDM L1 support
- Rear camera needs further optimizations
- Disappointing main camera performance in low light
- No 4K video-recording
- Long charging times

Verdict

Realme U1. Review unit courtesy of MediaTek.
Realme U1. Review unit courtesy of MediaTek.

We have been evaluating the Realme U1 for over a month and found no major issues in regular usage. The screen is great for an IPS panel, offers excellent touch response, and the overall build quality is very good for a device of its class even though it is fully made of plastic with a jarring transition between the frame and the glass. The teardrop-shaped notch is a welcome development in this price range and helps offer a nearly uninterrupted viewing experience. 

The U1 is the first MediaTek Helio P70-powered smartphone and its availability is restricted to the Indian market. The choice of opting for the Helio P70 seems to have paid good dividends as can be gleaned from our tests. Sure, it does not always top the charts but we'll also have to consider Realme's implementation of the chip and the underlying software, which we feel can surely benefit from some fine-tuning. The camera is a sore point, though — it works okay for daytime shots but suffers badly in low light, not to mention the limited options in the camera UI. The phone does a great job in the battery department and offers most power management features found in the more-expensive OPPO offerings. 

If you are in the hunt for a mid-ranger with good overall performance, the Realme U1 can be recommended as long as you aren't too worried about camera quality, aesthetics, and a somewhat polarizing Android experience. The U1 is a great debut for the Helio P70, but MediaTek's new SoC certainly deserves a lot better. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-05-14 (Update: 2019-05-14)
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I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.