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.
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.
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.
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.
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|Overall NDTV Rating|
|Battery Life Rating|
|Value for Money Rating|
|Model||6||Redmi Note 8 Pro|
|Release date||March 5, 2020||August 29, 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||162.10 x 74.80 x 9.60||161.70 x 76.40 x 8.81|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4300||4500|
|Colours||Comet White, Comet Blue||Halo White, Gamma Green, Shadow Black, Electric Blue|
|Screen size (inches)||6.50||6.53|
|Resolution||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2340 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||2.05GHz octa-core||octa-core (2x2.05GHz + 6x2GHz)|
|Processor make||MediaTek Helio G90T||MediaTek Helio G90T|
|Expandable storage type||microSD||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||256||512|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Yes||Yes|
|Rear camera||64-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|
|Front camera||16-megapixel (f/2.0)||20-megapixel (f/2.0)|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 9 Pie|
|Skin||Realme UI||MIUI 10|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|