Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Price in India, Specifications Compared

The newly launched Realme 6 and Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 Pro, both come in three storage variants.

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Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Price in India, Specifications Compared

Redmi Note 8 Pro was launched in August 2019, where Realme 6 debuted last week

Highlights
  • Both phones have quad rear camera setups
  • Both the phones also have the same MediaTek Helio G90T SoC
  • Redmi Note 8 Pro has a bigger battery at 4500mAh battery

Realme 6 along with its Pro variant was unveiled last week. The Realme 6 will first go on sale in India on March 11 while the Realme 6 Pro will be available for the first time on March 13. Realme 6 key specifications include MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, full-HD+ display, and quad rear cameras. With these specifications and its aggressive pricing, the phone will be going head to head with Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 Pro in the Indian market.

To give you an idea of how the new Realme phone stacks up against the Redmi Note 8 Pro, we have the compared the two phones, based on their specifications and price in India.

Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Price in India

Realme 6 price in India starts at Rs. 12,999 for the 4GB + 64GB model. The smartphone also comes in 6GB + 64GB variant at Rs. 14,999 and 8GB + 128GB option at Rs. 15,999. The phone will go on sale for the first time in India this week.

In contrast, Redmi Note 8 Pro, which is also available in three variants, starts at Rs. 13,999 for the 6GB + 64GB model. The other two variants - 6GB + 128GB storage and 8GB + 128GB storage - are currently priced at Rs. 15,999 and Rs. 17,999, respectively.

Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Specifications

Both Realme 6 and Redmi Note 8 Pro are powered by octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T SoC, however, the size of the screens differ by a few inches. Redmi Note 8 Pro comes with a 6.53-inch display with a resolution of 1,080x2,340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. In contrast, Realme 6 comes with a 6.50-inch display with a resolution of 1,080x2,400 pixels and an aspect ratio of 20:9. Additionally, Realme 6 runs on the latest Realme UI, based on Android 10 out-of-box whereas, the Redmi Note 8 Pro came with Android 9 Pie but recently received Android 10 update with MIUI on top.

Moreover, Realme 6 measures 162.1x74.8x8.9mm and weighs 191 grams while the Xiaomi's Redmi Note 8 Pro measures 161.7x76.4x8.81mm and weighs 200 grams.

Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro: Camera, battery

The newly launched Realme 6 comes with a quad camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel main shooter. The other three cameras include 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter and two 2-megapixel cameras for depth sensing and macro shots. Additionally, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter on the front. Redmi Note 8 Pro also comes with a quad camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary camera, 8-megapixel wide-angle shooter and two 2-megapixel cameras.

In terms of the battery, the Realme 6 houses a 4300mAh battery while the Redmi Note 8 Pro contains a 4500mAh battery. Both smartphones support fast charging.


Is Realme 6 the Redmi Note 8 Pro killer India has been waiting for? We discussed this on Orbital, our weekly technology podcast, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, download the episode, or just hit the play button below.

Realme 6 vs Redmi Note 8 Pro comparison
  Realme 6 Redmi Note 8 Pro
Ratings
Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
BrandRealmeXiaomi
Model6Redmi Note 8 Pro
Release date5th March 202029th August 2019
Launched in IndiaYesYes
Dimensions (mm)162.10 x 74.80 x 9.60161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81
Weight (g)191.00200.00
Battery capacity (mAh)43004500
Removable batteryNoNo
Fast chargingProprietaryProprietary
Wireless chargingNoNo
ColoursComet White, Comet BlueHalo White, Gamma Green, Shadow Black, Electric Blue
Body type-Glass
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)6.506.53
Resolution1080x2400 pixels1080x2340 pixels
Protection typeGorilla GlassGorilla Glass
Aspect ratio20:919.5:9
HARDWARE
Processor2.05GHz octa-coreocta-core (2x2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)
Processor makeMediaTek Helio G90TMediaTek Helio G90T
RAM4GB6GB
Internal storage64GB64GB
Expandable storageYesYes
Expandable storage typemicroSDmicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)256512
Dedicated microSD slotYesYes
CAMERA
Rear camera64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (f/2.3) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)64-megapixel (f/1.79) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocusYesYes
Rear flashYesYes
Front camera16-megapixel (f/2.0)20-megapixel (f/2.0)
Front flashNoNo
Pop-Up Camera-No
Front autofocus-No
SOFTWARE
Operating systemAndroid 10Android 9 Pie
SkinRealme UIMIUI 10
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00Yes, v 5.00
USB Type-CYesYes
Number of SIMs22
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYesYes
USB OTG-Yes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIMNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYesYes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensorYesYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYesYes
Proximity sensorYesYes
AccelerometerYesYes
Ambient light sensorYesYes
GyroscopeYesYes
Face unlock-Yes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Impressive performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Clean UI
  • Bad
  • Preinstalled bloatware
Display 6.50-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio G90T
Front Camera 16-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 4GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4300mAh
OS Android 10
Resolution 1080x2400 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great performance
  • Versatile cameras
  • Premium build quality
  • HDR display
  • Bad
  • Gets warm under load
  • Sub-par low-light video performance
Display 6.53-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio G90T
Front Camera 20-megapixel
Rear Camera 64-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
RAM 6GB
Storage 64GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android 9 Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels
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Abhik Sengupta Abhik Sengupta writes about smartphones and tablets for Gadgets 360, out of Delhi. Abhik is working as a sub-editor for Gadgets 360 and has also frequently written about mobile apps and data privacy. Abhik is available on Twitter at @abhiksengupta and can be reached out on abhiks@ndtv.com. More
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