True Me Pro and Pro+ is the first batch of Realme phones with Android system. Since Realme uses its custom Realme UI, now in version 4.0, you can see very little from the original Android interface.
It’s a good thing Realme UI 4.0 combines Android and Realme UI optimization, so you won’t miss the features of any of them.
Android and Realme UI 4
always-on-screen Available on , it can display the usual stuff – clock, date, notification icons and battery, but you can opt out of certain information. AOD has been extended with Realme UI 4.0, featuring various themes, clocks, and even the ability to draw custom patterns. AOD now also supports Spotify media controls.
The AOD can be battery-saving (hidden after a brief inactivity), scheduled, or always on.
This is with Comparison of Realme UI 3 Always – Display – A simple option, but one that still gets the job done.
Realme UI 3 always-on display
Insight always-on display is one of the new always-on display options. It visualizes a timeline with data every time you unlock and use your phone throughout the day. It’s a sort of addition to Android’s digital wellbeing system, so you can keep track of how much you use your phone.
Insight always on
When we talk about personalization, Realme UI 4.0 is here Aspects are very flexible. There is a full style (and wallpaper) page in the settings. You can change the wallpaper (both live and static), switch to a different icon pack, a different quick toggle icon shape, change the font, and choose a completely different color, which will change the look of the entire Realme UI. Different AOD themes and fingerprint scanner animations are also available. You can even turn on/off the edge lighting independently of the always on display.
realme UI 3 has a similar Personalize the page, but some options are arranged differently.
old Personalized page
Launcher has a clean home screen, a simple and clean notification/toggle area, and an easy-to-use task switcher.
An app drawer is also available, and it’s as uncluttered as one could hope. You can opt out of the app drawer if you wish.
realme UI 4.0
There is also an extended search page with dynamic widgets.
New Search• New Search• Old Search
This is Realme UI 3 on Realme and the old Google search page.
TrueMe UI 3.0
New launcher adds support for large folders and dynamic widgets. Any folder can be easily zoomed in or out – just tap and hold on it to enable/disable this feature. Naturally, a large folder can have multiple pages containing applications. If you tap on a shortcut visible in a folder – the application opens immediately. Or click a folder name to expand it.
Meanwhile, there are not many new widgets for realme, but they refresh in real time and always display relevant information.
Dark mode is available, but unlike before, it Not available in three different dark styles. Instead, realme UI 4.0 uses a combination of the previous three gray tones.
Old Dark Mode • New Dark Mode
If you want complete control over your Android OS, there are many powerful tools in the settings menu. Or you can keep it as it is and enjoy a hassle-free Android experience optimized by Realme’s AI algorithms and machine learning.
You can also minimize the app A floating window, now called a flexible window, because it’s so easy to resize it on the go. You can exchange files between the full-screen app and the flexible app by dragging and dropping.
Flexible windows are available in the task switcher or in the sidebar. If an app is compatible, you can do either or use the familiar split screen.
Task Manager • Split Screen • Flexible Window• Flexible Window
Speaking of the sidebar, it’s pretty familiar – a small visible marker on the edge of the screen that expands at any time to become a menu tap sweep it. You can customize the actions of this menu and the application shortcuts that appear there.
Smart Sidebar also provides background streaming, which means you can put your Tube, or any streaming app, in the background and it will keep playing the sound. This also works when the screen is locked. Neat!
Realme UI 4( Especially seen on Realme Pro+) also supports RAM expansion function. As the name suggests, this feature lets you expand your smartphone’s RAM (albeit virtually) by using the phone’s internal storage. You can add up to 4GB to GB of virtual memory. This function is enabled by default, and the realme default setting is 4GB.
Over the years, Oppo as well as Realme have been known for the gestures they have implemented in Realme UI. For example, the screen off gesture allows you to launch certain apps or the flashlight by drawing letters on the lock screen.
Screen off gestures and motion gestures
Realme also retains the Icon pull-down gesture. Swiping along the left or right edge of the screen will clutter the bottom half of the screen with icons so you can easily reach them with your thumb. The gesture is also very reliable. By default, a swipe down gesture on the home screen opens what’s called global search, but you can always set the notification shade.
There is also a quick launch option – you just tap on the fingerprint scanner (if your device is equipped with an optical reader) and hold until the icons of predefined apps appear. Dragging your finger over one of them launches the associated app.
icon drop down Gestures • Icon drop • Quick launch • Quick launch
In the Realme Labs section you will find Dual Mode Audio, Sleep Capsules and Heart Rate Measurement (for Equipped with an in-display fingerprint reader). Dual-mode audio allows you to connect wired and wireless headphones at the same time and listen to music through both. Sleep Capsule is a night mode that restricts certain apps. Heart rate measurement uses an optical fingerprint scanner to measure your heart rate. It might not be that accurate, though.
Previously, this lab page also covered DC dimming, but now this type of display behavior (DC or PWM) is handled automatically by the software.
Realme Labs • Sleep Capsule • Heart Rate • DC Dimming for Realme UI 3 no more
photo Multimedia apps like , Music, and Video are powered by Realme. There’s also an improved file manager, and there’s even a phone manager app. This completes the list of non-Google applications.
Photo•Music•Video•Phone Manager•Mobile Manager•File Manager
as part of Android Improved copy and paste functionality, allowing you to edit text before pasting it elsewhere. See, when you copy something, a little clipboard window will appear at the bottom – click here, edit the text, no need to copy again, and just paste it. Neat!
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Android copy and paste
Speaking of Android , you can find its integrated QR scanner as a quick switching area. It leads to Google Lens, in case you were wondering.
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QR Code Scanner
realme 4.0 UI also supports this cool auto-pixelate feature, when you take a screenshot in WhatsApp or Messenger and intend to share it with others, It may blur/pixelate sensitive information. Unfortunately, it only automatically blurs names and pictures, but doesn’t detect mobile numbers.
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We love Realme UI 4.0. The interface is simple and easy to use, and it feels great when drawing fps or fp. However, it retains many powerful tools should you choose to dig deeper and use them.
We are fans of the new Realme UI 4 based on Android . It feels faster and more refined, and some reorganized settings make more sense now.
Many thanks for the expanded personalization options, new widget Widgets and folders are also nice, and if you dig into the settings, there are many more features to be discovered.
There are some things there that could have been done better — like widget stacks, a smarter phone manager, and a DeX-like or ReadyFor-like connection to a bigger screen. Realme also doesn’t have a hard-and-fast update policy, so you never know how many updates you’ll get for your new Realme phone.
Realme UI, ColorOS and OxygenOS have been updated and unified under the ColoroOS launcher, so if this Realme UI looks familiar to you, it is because it is a version of ColorOS , a fairly identical, we’d say. It is also similar to the latest OxygenOS , for better or worse. We hope that this unification will finally work out as promised, and we’ll start reaping the benefits sooner rather than later.