The Realme U1 is a great entertainment phone with a trendy dewdrop notch design which resulted in an immersive display.
The company touted this as a 'selfie pro' but apart from the great selfie camera which is using the Sony IMX 576 sensor, it is much more like a gaming phone. Heavy graphic demanding games like PUBG mobile and Asphalt 9, FIFA 19, PES 19, NFS no limits etc runs very well without any lags and frame drops.
The front camera captures great pictures with high amount of details. The rear camera is also decent enough in this price point. The powerful MediaTek Helio P70 is under the hood that helps enabling AI and different shooting modes in the camera. But for those who want to use Google camera or Google Lens, you'd be disappointed. The company doesn't enable cam2api and hal 3, unless they change it through software updates via OTA.
Overall, it's a great phone with great value for money. I recommend it for those who want a great selfie camera that doesn't compromise on performance and gaming experience with a decent rear camera with a great design.