Realme 6 Official Smartphone Review: Expectations Vs Offered Features
Realme 6 Review
Publish- July 29, 2020, 06:03 PM
Rifat Tabassam - UNB staff writer
Update- November 14, 2020, 04:11 PM
Realme 6 Review
Who does not want to buy a trendy Smartphone without breaking the bank? Realme smartphones have got huge popularity among the young generation for offering advanced features under a reasonable price range. On 22 July 2020, Realme has officially released Realme 6 in Bangladesh. Let’s see whether it can surpass users’ expectations.
Like some predecessor models, Realme 6 features a plastic built frame and backside. Its plastic matt finish looks trendy, but in this budget, users would expect a glass-built design. Weighing 191g, this phone will not feel too heavy. Though not very slim (6.38 x 2.94 x 0.35 inch), you can easily grip this gadget with one hand. Its weight balance distribution is praise-worthy.
The shiny backside of Realme 6 is magnificent, but it can easily hold fingerprints unless you apply the provided TPU case. On the rear side, the camera section feels a bit bumpy. This Smartphone has a punch-holed front camera, on the left corner of its front screen. You will find symmetrical bezels on each side featuring a ~84.1% screen-to-body ratio. However, Realme 6 lacks a notification LED.
In this phone, the fingerprint sensor has been cleverly synchronized with the power button. With proper positioning and fast response, this physical sensor has made Realme 6 more user-friendly. This Smartphone carries a 3.5mm earphone jack port. Its bottom-firing loudspeaker performs well. However, the sound quality of the earpiece is a bit loud. Moreover, Realme 6 carries a triple-slot tray for dual SIM and a MicroSD card.
Providing 6.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch-screen full HD display in the latest 6 version, Realme has maintained its standard. Realme 6 has mounted over the ancestor 6i model with its awesome resolution (1080 x 2400 pixels at 20:9 ratios) power and superb picture density (~405 PPI).
The corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection might seem a little backdated as competitors like Samsung Galaxy M31 is offering Gorilla Glass 5. Realme 6 model features 480 nits type brightness. In outdoor, its display seems less bright. However, the overall color contrast, sharpness, and saturation are quite satisfactory.
Now, what makes Realme 6 a trend-setter Budget Smartphone? Certainly, its 90Hz refresh rate makes the winning deal. Thanks to Realme for introducing a standard refresh rate to the users who cannot afford the flagship smartphones.
Though Realme 6 is a budget Smartphone, the manufacturer did not compromise in its camera features. Its primary rear camera is blessed with a 64 MP ISOCELL Bright GW1 sensor built by Samsung. In ample daylight situations, this huge lens (f/1.8, 26mm wide, 1/1.72-inch, 0.8µm) can take decent captures with good color contrast and nice detailing. By default, this lens can take 16MP photos, but by changing the settings you can utilize a full 64MP resolution.
Furthermore, the Chroma Boost feature is a windfall for those people who prefer directly uploading photos on social media without much editing. However, the dynamic range could have been better. Unlike the imposed eye-pleasing color tone delivered by the predecessor models, Realme 6 displays natural color. Realme truly deserves praise for this advancement in the camera section.
Its rear camera series is enriched with a 119-degree ultra-wide 8MP (f/2.3, 13mm, 1/4.0-inch, 1.12µm) sensor. The long-distance shots offer great color contrast with rich detailing. It has a 2MP macro sensor with a 2MP portrait or depth sensor. Applying some photographic skills, you can take nice portraits with good edges.
Overall, the picture quality of Realme 6 is great. It can compete with the pricier competitor Redmi Note 9 pro. But the low-light-captures may display some noise. If you want to shoot in low light situations, do not forget to utilize the ‘Night Mode’ feature to pick up the image quality. The primary rear camera can shoot 4K videos at 30fps. But if you want the stabilization mode, choose the 1080p@30fps. You can also take a slo-mo video at 1080p@120fps.
Like Realme 6i, the 6 version presents a 16MP (f/2.0, 26mm wide, 1/3.06", 1.0µm) selfie camera. Its default beautification feature can smoothen the photos up to some extent. You can take portraits by the front camera at 8MP resolution.
Realme 6’s brain is built with an Octa-core processor fabricated at 12nm technology. Among the eight cores, two are high performing A76 featuring 2.05 GHz clock speed, and the rest 6 are A55 with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz. Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T chipset makes this Smartphone compatible with diverse gaming software. What is more? Realme 6 is equipped with gaming-centric SoC (System-on-a-Chip) technology, which will provide an added advantage in smooth gaming.
Though some other smartphones (like Redmi Note 8 Pro) built with G90T chipset experienced a heating issue, Realme has overcome this problem through a successful update. Furthermore, Realme 6 is blessed with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU which offers superb graphics. You can play PUBG, Asphalt 9 Legends, and other high demanding games at 50 to 60fps without experiencing significant frame drop.
The official Realme 6 Smartphone is available in only one variant (8GB/128GB) in Bangladesh. You may know that the higher RAM capacity a Smartphone has the greater performance it does offer. And, the 128GB internal memory space can serve you like a mini-computer. What is more? Realme 6 is equipped with UFS 2.1 technology, which features swift data transfer speed than the traditional eMMc technology.
Realme 6 runs on Android 10 Realme UI. Experts say that Realme UI requires further optimization to reach the level of MIUI. But do not worry! Supported by the 90HZ refresh rate, Realme UI can deliver a butter-smooth experience while navigating, swiping, or viewing animations. Though Realme UI tends to put heavy pressure on the RAM, the 6 model’s 8GB RAM can smartly cope up with this issue.
Realme 6 is provided with a 4300mAh battery which is a slight downgrade from 6i’s 5000 mAh power support. However, the latest 6 version out wins the ancestor 6i’s 18W charger by virtue of 30W fast charging. It takes less than one hour to fully recharge this Smartphone. This exclusive feature makes Realme 6, the mid-range Smartphone king!
If used moderately, Realme 6 can easily stay alive for about one day on a single charging session. The gamers can get 5h screen time at ‘standard’ mode. However, you can get longer battery support by setting the refresh rate at 60Hz. Enabling the ‘performance’ mode; you can play games at 60Hz with less stuttering.