Of late, Realme has been refreshing its smartphones at a fast tempo largely so it might have a leg up over Xiaomi. While this does give shoppers numerous selection, it may be annoying for somebody who’s simply purchased a Realme system, understanding that there is already one thing newer and higher on the market. Realme has now refreshed its main numerical collection one once more, with the Realme 6 (Review) and the Realme 6 Pro succeeding the Realme 5 (Review) and 5 Pro (Review) smartphones.
The Realme 6 has confirmed to supply glorious worth for cash, with premium options comparable to a 90Hz show, a strong processor, and a 64-megapixel important digicam. The 6 Pro, which we’ll be reviewing at the moment, begins at a barely increased value however you get the model new Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC, a secondary wide-angle entrance digicam, a telephoto rear digicam, and a few further software program options.
The Realme 6 Pro’s pricing implies that this mannequin overlaps with the Realme X2 (Review) — an present premium providing which additionally has many comparable options. It additionally has to deal with the model new Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9 Pro Max. So, is the Realme 6 Pro additionally a convincing improve, or would you be higher off with certainly one of these options?
Realme 6 Pro design
With each new mannequin, Realme modifications the design of the again, and for the 6 Pro, we now have a lightning-inspired design in both blue or orange. It seems to be fairly funky and is not too flashy, which we like. The shiny end of the again makes this telephone very slippery however fortunately it is Gorilla Glass 5, so scuff marks weren’t actually a problem. The Realme 6 Pro is sort of chunky at 8.9mm and a bit heavy at 202g.
The entrance is the place we’ve got the most important change, in comparison with different Realme telephones on this value vary. The Realme 6 Pro includes a 6.6-inch LCD show with a twin hole-punch cutout, which provides this telephone a contemporary look. The cutout is within the higher left nook of the show and is not too distracting. There’s Gorilla Glass 5 right here too, however Realme additionally ships this telephone with a display screen guard pre-applied.
The structure of the buttons and ports is acquainted, nevertheless, the ability button has been flattened with the intention to accommodate a fingerprint sensor. We do not thoughts this design selection, because the button traces up properly together with your thumb when holding this telephone together with your proper hand. Left-handed customers would most likely desire a fingerprint sensor on the again, although. There’s no in-display fingerprint sensor since Realme hasn’t’ used an AMOLED panel. The SIM tray on the left has slots for 2 Nano-SIMs and a microSD card.
The Realme 6 Pro does not have a big protrusion for the digicam module on the again, and the 4 cameras are lined up similarly as on the Realme 6. Overall, we really feel that Realme has finished a superb job with construct high quality, however the 6 Pro has nothing that we’ve not seen earlier than. The firm additionally claims that there are three layers of waterproofing on this telephone, which ought to assist it survive splashes of water regardless that there is no official IP ranking.
The retail field comprises acquainted objects comparable to a SIM eject instrument, knowledge cable, 30W VOOC Flash Charge adapter, silicone case, and the standard leaflets.
Realme 6 Pro specs and options
Realme is trumpeting the truth that the Realme 6 Pro is the world’s first telephone to function the Snapdragon 720G cell platform. In Qualcomm’s lineup, it logically sits one step under the Snapdragon 730G, which we have lately seen do nicely in video games and battery effectivity. The Snapdragon 720G shares some frequent traits such because the 8nm fabrication course of, Adreno 618 GPU, a cluster of six Kryo 470 CPU cores, and the Snapdragon X15 LTE modem.
Where it differs is in the primary CPU cluster, which consists of two Kryo 465 CPU cores, in comparison with two Kryo 470 cores within the Snapdragon 730G. Since it is a newer chip, it does even have a couple of benefits over the Snapdragon 730G, comparable to assist for Bluetooth 5.1, NavIC satellite tv for pc navigation, and a extra power-efficient Sensing Hub.
The Realme 6 Pro is obtainable in three variations — one with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for Rs. 16,999; one other with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 17,999; and the top-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage for Rs. 18,999. Our unit is the latter.
Other options embody Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi ac, FM radio, Dolby Atmos for the speaker and headphones, a 4,300mAh battery, and assist for VOOC Flash Charge Four in addition to 15W USB Type-C Power Delivery quick charging.
Just just like the Realme 6, the 6 Pro runs on Realme UI, which is actually a model of ColorOS 7 for Realme telephones. It’s based mostly on Android 10 and our unit had the February safety patch. Realme says it is going to be including two new apps in a software program update within the close to future, referred to as Doc Vault, and Soloop. Doc Vault is meant to supply a fast and safe method to entry your private data and authorities paperwork, comparable to PAN and Aadhar card particulars, automobile registration numbers, and many others. Soloop is meant to be a video creation instrument, which is able to provide templates to shortly create mini film clips.
The remainder of the options are similar to what we have simply seen within the Realme 6, and you’ll examine them in our overview proper right here. You get many pre-installed apps with the 6 Pro however most of them might be uninstalled. We did not face any points with spammy notifications from the inventory apps, and what little did come by, we managed to disable most of them from the respective app’s settings.
Realme 6 Pro efficiency and battery life
The Snapdragon 720G is a strong chip, in order anticipated, normal utilization and multitasking was dealt with beautifully. The 90Hz refresh fee makes utilization really feel clean, and the great factor is that there is an Auto choice, which implies it mechanically scales all the way down to 60Hz to preserve energy if an app cannot profit from the next refresh fee. Even although this is not an AMOLED panel, we discovered the colors and brightness to be greater than ample.
The capacitive fingerprint sensor is insanely fast, and even the slightest faucet is sufficient to unlock the telephone without having to truly press the button. Face recognition continues to be fast too, and works equally nicely even at nighttime.
Benchmark efficiency was good. In AnTuTu, we obtained 2,82,159 factors, whereas 3DMark Slingshot returned 3,532 factors. These are stable numbers; similar to what we obtained from Snapdragon 730G-based smartphones such because the Poco X2 (Review), in addition to the MediaTek Helio G90T within the Realme 6. Actual gaming efficiency is fairly stable too. PUBG Mobile ran easily at comparatively excessive graphics settings. Battery drain was underneath 10 % after a 30-minute match, which is sweet, and there wasn’t a lot heating both. Other than getting barely heat, the 6 Pro was snug to carry for prolonged gaming classes.
Just just like the Realme 6, the 6 Pro delivers a stable day and half of battery life, even with heavy utilization. We recorded a runtime of 21 hours and 42 minutes in our HD video battery loop take a look at, which is excellent. The bundled 30W quick charger managed to cost the battery from zero to about 90 % in an hour, which once more, could be very fast.
Realme 6 Pro cameras
The Realme 6 Pro has the same rear digicam setup to the Realme 6, however with the depth digicam swapped for a telephoto digicam. There’s a 64-megapixel main sensor, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide digicam, a 12-megapixel telephoto digicam with 2X optical zoom, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. In the entrance, we’ve got a 16-megapixel main digicam and a second 8-megapixel wide-angle digicam.
We had been fairly pleased with the landscapes and close-up photographs we obtained with the Realme 6 Pro through the day. Distant objects had pretty good particulars, colors had been nicely represented, and HDR labored very nicely. Shooting on the full 64-megapixel decision did not all the time yield higher outcomes, and we seen that the publicity wasn’t all the time up to speed in vibrant areas at this decision. However, it does provide the flexibility of zooming in much more to crop one thing out. The wide-angle digicam is enjoyable to make use of however particulars aren’t nearly as good, which is clear upon zooming in. We additionally seen very seen chromatic aberration across the edges of some objects.
Photos captured by the telephoto digicam had been first rate too. Autofocus was fast but it surely took a full second to change between any of the cameras, which wasn’t ideally suited. The Realme 6 Pro boasts of as much as 20X hybrid zoom , however we seen that after about 5X, objects started to lose their sharpness moderately shortly.
The ‘Ultra Macro’ taking pictures mode is hidden away within the ‘More’ menu and this cannot be rearranged to fit your taking pictures model. Portrait mode works nicely, even for objects, and the extent of depth might be adjusted earlier than you’re taking a shot.
In low mild, the first digicam is fairly succesful and manages a good bit of element with good colors. The wide-angle digicam shoots duller photographs as a result of narrower aperture of f/2.3. It’s the identical story with the telephoto digicam with its even narrower f/2.5 aperture. Thankfully, you should use Night mode with all three sensors, which affords brighter photos with barely higher particulars. The Night mode additionally permits you to toggle a tripod mode that retains the shutter open for as much as 30 seconds. We discovered close-ups taken in low mild a little bit of a hit and miss, because the 6 Pro can mess up colors fairly badly.
We had been fairly impressed with the standard and element in photographs taken with the entrance cameras. The wide-angle digicam is nice for taking a bunch selfie and you’ll even shoot movies with it, however Night mode solely works on the primary selfie digicam. The 6 Pro additionally helps slow-motion selfies with the first selfie digicam.
The Realme 6 Pro can shoot movies at as much as 4K, however solely at 30fps. At this decision, you possibly can’t swap to the wide-angle digicam, there is no stabilisation and any zooming you do will solely be digital. At 1080p, you possibly can select 30 or 60fps and shoot with any of the rear cameras. However, you have to make the selection earlier than you hit document, as you possibly can’t swap whereas recording, which is a bit limiting. The 6 Pro boasts of a brand new Ultra Steady Max mode, along with the Ultra Steady mode. It’s restricted to 1080p and makes use of the wide-angle digicam to document. Image high quality is slightly inferior to easily utilizing the Ultra Steady mode, however the footage is healthier stabilised.
Video high quality is usually good at 4K however in the event you’re transferring about, then it is best to stay to 1080p, since footage is stabilised. In low mild, there’s some noticeable distortion whenever you stroll about, as a result of digital stabilisation, which might be annoying.
Realme is making it fairly arduous for followers to decide on the precise telephone, with so many launches inside a brief span of time. While the Realme 6 is a no brainer, the Realme 6 Pro is not so clear-cut, particularly its top-end variant, because the Realme X2 is priced just a bit bit increased. The 6 Pro and the X2 have very comparable options, digicam capabilities and efficiency, and the one actually differentiating components are their design and shows.
If you would favor an AMOLED panel and an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Realme X2 can be the one to select. On the opposite hand, the Realme 6 Pro seems to be extra trendy and has a wide-angle selfie digicam.
As for a way the Realme 6 Pro stacks up in opposition to the newly launched Redmi Note 9 Pro, take a look at our early impressions and keep tuned to Gadgets 360 for our full overview and detailed comparability with Xiaomi’s newest finances providing, arising quickly.