Realme launched Budget smartphone Named Realme 6i . Realme 6i was released in Myanmar in March 2020. Realme released “Realme 6i” in Three models with 3GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB Variant. when I’m using Realme 6i I felt it is Very Light in the hand and had a Quad Camera Setup and features an HD+ IPS LCD screen.
It features the Helio chip from MediaTek named Helio G80. this chip is made of 12nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 2 parts; the first part features 6 x A55 low power cores which are clocked at 1.8GHz, second part features 2 x A76 high powered cores which are clocked at 2.0Hz. it has Mali G52 MC2 GPU which increases its work by 35% compared to Helio P40 the last Midrange processor from Midrange. It has an X15 Modem which has Download and Uploads speeds of 800 & 300MBPS. It has also integrated Ai Unit built-in the processor which helps in AI Capabilities.
this phone has a 48MP F/1.8, PDAF (main) + 8MP F/2.3 ( Ultra Wide) + 2MP F/2.4 (Dedicated Macro Camera) + 2MP F/2.4 (Depth Sensor) Which Allows User to take Normal, Wideangle, Macro & Portrait Images.
I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of Realme 6i and Jump into the Review
Realme 6i Specs
- 6.5” HD+ 18:9 IPS LCD Full-Screen Display
- Protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3( Front )
- MediaTek Helio G80 CPU
- Mali G52 MC2 GPU
- 3 / 4GB LPDDR4X Ram
- 64 / 128GB Internal Storage.
- Quad Camera: 48MP F/1.8 PDAF (main) + 8MP F/2.3 ( Ultrawide)+ 2MP F/2.4 (Macro)+ 2MP F/2.4 (Depth Sensor)
- 16MP f/2.0 MP front camera
- 5000mAH battery with 18W Vooc fast charging support
- Android 10 with Realme UI on top
- Splash Proof Water
- Rear Fingerprint scanner / Volte / Dual GPS
- WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB –C
6.5″ HD+ IPS LCD screen :
Here in the Display Department Realme 6i Features an Excellent HD+ IPS LCD panel, Waterdrop Notch screen with 270 pixels per inch, the colours are vibrant and enjoyable, viewing angles are also good. There are No issues & problems with screen quality Realme 6i. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight.
Speakers and Headphone Jack:
In Realme 6i, Realme Used their traditional Single Speaker System which were is very loud and Equal to their Realme 5i Smartphone. these Speaker does not have support to Dolby Atmos Or Smart Amp but the sound output is also good from the mobile speaker. Earpiece performance is also Awesome
Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the headphone jack provided with an Optimized and clear sound without any Software Support like Dolby Audio and OZO Audio. the headphones are not present in the Box Due to Competitive pricing. but with some good pair headphones for listening to music and for taking voice calls clearly.
Build Quality :
Realme 6i is Build with a Polycarbonate frame on side and front and back of the device is protected with Gradient Plastic Back. it provides a good look and feels not Premium Because it is made with Plastic body and Polycarbonate Frame. Through this Realme 6i was Build with Polycarbonate Frame and Plastic Body there are no issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place a 6.5″ IPS LCD screen.
Rear fingerprint scanner:
Realme 6i Features a Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor which is present on the top back of the phone. By performance, it is Very fast and accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.
Realme 6i has a face unlock feature. It works Nice in Normal Conditions Very Quickly and And Securely but in Night Conditions it will work 50% Screen brightness to recognize the user.
Realme 6i feels very light with 6.5″ Screen and 5000 mAh battery equipped. This Realme 6i can be used by one hand. The weight balance of Realme 6i is done very well.
My Realme 6i lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 21% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 5000mAH Battery. We got 7 – 6.4 Hours of Sot( Screen on time) on using Mobile data which is good. you will get above 6.7 hr Battery life if you use on WiFi. The ideal drain of Realme 6i is very low as Realme 5i. the 18W charging charges the phone in 120Min.
Realme UI Based On Android 10 :
Here the Realme 6i comes with the Realme UI Based on Android 10. we can see Dual apps and other features in this UI Android 10. we can Also see the unnecessary apps that are wasting Ram on the phone Better To UnInstall Them. By having Realme UI we can not Expect 2 years of Android Version Upgrades and 3 years of security updates on Realme 6i Which is Bad Thing.
My Realme 6i managed to do day to day tasks very well like the Realme 5i. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Realme 6i.
Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at Medium graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. this Helio G80 Processor is suitable for Medium Gaming.
Ram Management :
Ram Management is done very well on this Realme 6i. We tested 4GB ram Model and We did not notice any lags with the 4GB Ram device and there are no reloading of apps on this Realme 6i. Multitasking experience is nice.
Call Quality :
the Call quality on Realme 6i is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. We have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & it’s loud and Loud enough in Noisy Conditions.
Coming to the Camera Department, Realme 6i features a Quad camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Realme 6. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them
1. Main Camera: the 48MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.8. the daylight pictures are Excellent and contain Excellent good details. Exposure is in control with Good Dynamic range to take Awesome photos in good lighting Conditions. in low light conditions, the pictures had a very low noise which is negligible to see.
2. Ultrawide Camera: the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Realme 6i does a good job in good lighting conditions and features a Fixed Aperture of F/2.3. it captures a much wider picture in 108˚ field of view with good details. exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP camera also captures good photos with decent sharpness and in Controlled Exposure.
3. Macro Camera: Realme 6i has A 2MP macro Camera of F/2.4 Which Allows You to Capture Macro Shots From a Distance of 4 Cm. The Quality Of the Image is Pretty Good.
4. Depth Camera: the 2MP Depth Camera on Realme 6i with F/2.4 works does a good job in Day & low lighting conditions. it captures pictures with good portrait Effect.
Video recording can be done up to 4K @30fps .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range. there is no good in Stabilization 4K @ 30fps recording. the video quality in the low night conditions is very good.
Selfie camera :
Realme 6i features a 16MP selfie camera with large 0.8 μm pixel size and 80˚ field of view. it has a fixed aperture of F/2.0. the Picture quality is fantastic and captures pictures in a Wide view in good lighting conditions it also captures equal low-light images compared to the rear camera.
Video recording can be done up to 1080p@30fps with Front Camera .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range.
This single-camera can be used to take portraits images from the front with the Help of Artificial Intelligence. It also has Auto Beautification Mode and Phase Detection AutoFocus System Present.
Widevine L1 support:
Realme 6i has Widevine L1 support to stream HD videos from Amazon Prime or NetFlix which we Cannot see in these Budget Mobiles.
All Sensors :
In 2020 Realme provided Some sensors in their Midrange mobiles Like Realme 6i. Realme is Providing sensors like proximity, magnetometer, Fingerprint sensors which are good to see.
- Huge 6.5” HD+ Screen with good Brightness
- Attractive Plastic Body, Splash Resistance design
- Awesome Gaming Performance
- Good Cameras in Any lighting condition
- Remarkable Battery life
- Needs Improvement In Videography
- No Full HD+ Display
Who can Get Realme 6i: if you want a Realme device with 19:9 Aspect Ratio with Realme UI and Helio G80 Soc Then Realme 6i can be your First choice. if you want More Powerful hardware with other Operating Systems Price to Value Mobiles Then
Redmi Note 8 Pro
Samsung Galaxy M21
Realme 5 Pro can be your Alternatives to Realme 6i.
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