Realme 6 Pro has today gone official as the latest offering from the Oppo spin-off in its bread and butter numerical series of phones. The Realme 6 Pro marks a shift towards the more premium side of the smartphone market, both in terms of internal hardware and pricing, over its predecessor. The Realme 6 Pro packs a 64-megapixel quad camera setup, a 90Hz display, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC. But is the Realme 6 Pro a meaningful upgrade over the Realme 5 Pro? Here's how the two phones stack up against each other in terms of pricing and specifications:
Realme 6 Pro starts at Rs. 16,999 for the base 6GB+64GB variant, while the 6GB+ 128GB model is priced at Rs. 17,999. As for the top-end 8GB+128GB model, it will set buyers back by Rs. 18,999. The phone comes in two colour options - Lightning Blue and Lightning Orange.
As for the Realme 5 Pro, it recently received a price cut and now starts at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB+64GB variant, while the 6GB+64GB model carries a price tag of Rs. 13,999. The top-of-the-line 8GB+128GB configuration is now up for grabs at Rs. 15,999 in India. It comes in Sparkling Blue and Crystal Green colour options.
The dual-SIM (Nano) Realme 6 Pro runs Android 10 with the Realme UI custom skin on top. It packs a 6.6-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) hole-punch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 90.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, 480 nits of peak brightness, and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It draws power from the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage, which can also be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB). Realme 6 Pro also comes with support for NaVIC, the navigation system developed by India's ISRO.
Coming to the Realme 5 Pro, it is also a dual-SIM (Nano) phone and started receiving the Android 10 update with Realme UI in India last month. It features 6.3-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) display with a lower 60Hz refresh rate, 450 nits of peak brightness, 90.6 percent screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3+ for protection. It is powered by the Snapdragon 712 SoC, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage that can be expanded via a microSD card (up to 256GB).
Camera department is where the Realme 6 Pro has made some notable improvements. It features a quad rear camera setup that is headlined by a 64-megapixel main camera with an f/1.8 aperture and the Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor. It is accompanied by a 12-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.5 aperture and 20x hybrid zoom support, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 119-degree field of view, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. On the front is a pill-shaped hole-punch that houses a 16-megapixel main camera with an f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 105-degree field of view.
Realme 5 Pro also has a quad rear camera setup, but it includes a lower-resolution 48-megapixel main camera with the Sony IMX586 sensor and an f/1.79 lens. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with a 119-degree field of view, a 2-megapixel macro lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. Unlike the Realme 6 Pro that has two selfie cameras, the Realme 5 Pro has a single 16-megapixel selfie camera with an f/2.0 lens.
The Realme 6 Pro packs a 4,300mAh battery that comes with support for 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 technology. Notably, the 5V/6A charger will come bundled in the retail package. Dimensions of the Realme 6 Pro are 163.8x75.8x202mm and it tips the scales at 202 grams. Connectivity is handled by 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NaVIC, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, and QZSS.
As for the Realme 5 Pro, it comes equipped with a 4,035mAh battery that is compatible with VOOC 3.0 fast charging technology. Dimensions of the phone are 157x74.2x8.9mm and its weight is 184 grams. Connectivity on the Realme 5 Pro is handled by 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, Beidu, and GLONASS.
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|Model||6 Pro||5 Pro|
|Release date||5th March 2020||20th August 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||163.80 x 75.80 x 8.90||157.00 x 74.20 x 8.90|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4300||4035|
|Colours||Lightning Blue, Lightning Orange||Crystal Green, Crystal Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.60||6.30|
|Resolution||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2340 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 712|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256||256|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||Yes|
|Rear camera||64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.3) + 12-megapixel (f/2.5) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)||48-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.25) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.24)|
|Rear autofocus||Yes||Phase detection autofocus|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.0) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)||16-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 9 Pie|
|Skin||Realme UI||ColorOS 6.0|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.10||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|