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Realme 6 Pro Review – Should You Still Buy This Smartphone Under Rs. 20,000?

realme 6 pro review from techsavvy

There are a plethora of smartphones offering top specifications under Rs. 20,000 segment and one of them is Realme 6 Pro. Well, Realme 6 Pro was launched earlier this year (March 2020) and if you don’t know, the company has also launched its successor Realme 7 Pro recently. Besides, there are more smartphones in the similar price range with comparable specifications. As a result, the customers get confused and a question develops in their mind “which smartphone should I buy?” and the answer is very simple. Firstly identify what is your actual need and your purpose.  To make this even easier, Techsavvy has reviewed Realme 6 Pro (6GB+128 GB) and will clear your doubts as to whether or not you should purchase this smartphone under Rs. 20,000! Keep Reading

Realme 6 Pro: Review

Design and Display

Starting this review with the design, the smartphone comes in a waterproof glass body that too with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. So there are very fewer possibilities of getting scratches. The design on the back panel is very interesting, if you look at it closely, you’ll see a lightning design. And by calling lightning flash design we mean Realme 6 Pro comes in 3 distinct colours – Lightning Blue, Lightning Red and Lightning Orange. You’ll see Realme’s rear camera arrangement on the back which has a slightly big bump and Realme branding at the bottom.

rear vs front view of realme 6 pro

On the front, there is a 6.6-inch FHD+ LCD display with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution, dual-punch hole camera cutout and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Realme is offering protection on the back and front as well. There are very fewer bezels on the sides but a thick one in the bottom. No doubt the phone sports a modern look. In addition, there is the trending 90Hz refresh rate support and the viewing angles are also good. But one thing disappointed us is that the brightness level. The brightness is insufficient and does not perform well in sunlight. However, the display feels smooth and doesn’t show any lag while switching applications.

Comfortability

As far as comfort is concerned, the phone is a little heavy, but after a few days of use, you’ll get used to it. And if you are planning to use a back cover on it then be ready to hold a heftier phone. The power button doubled with the fingerprint scanner and volume buttons are placed ergonomically so you’ll not face any difficulty while reaching them. Talking about the fingerprint scanner, the sensor is very responsive and unlocks the phone even if your finger is wet.

Performance

The Realme 6 Pro is powered by octa-core 2.3GHz Snapdragon 720G processor along with LPDDR4 RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. We are reviewing the 6GB RAM and 128GB model but the smartphone is offered with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. And the best thing is, there is a triple card slot for dual sim and a dedicated MicroSD card so you can expand the storage. Now looking into the performance, the software optimization is very good and runs on Android 10 based Realme UI 1.0. The RAM management performs very well and while gaming the device manages to deliver a seamless experience. We found no heating issue while gaming or heavy usage. You can play heavy games in high settings with negligible frame loss. The Realme UI, on the other hand, enhances the security level which prevents personal data leakage just by enabling Smart Protection.

Camera

The most interesting department and USP of the smartphone is its camera. There are a total of 6 cameras on the smartphone which offers a very refined output. A quick camera specifications recap: there is a 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, a secondary 12MP secondary (54mm) telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom & f/2.5 aperture. Moreover, there is an 8MP 13mm ultra-wide camera with f/2.3 aperture and lastly a 2MP macro camera for close up shots.  Let’s look into this 64MP+12MP+8MP+2MP combination’s output in detail.

realme 6 pro camera

In daylight condition, the smartphone took sharp good quality images and the chroma boost enhances the colours. The closeup shots are also pretty much the same and look sharper when HDR is enabled. Now if we talk about telephoto lens’ performance, it manages to click good quality images till the 10x zoom, however, the 5x and 10x zoom images show some noise because of the digital processing. On the other hand, the ultra-wide images come out to be good and vibrant. The output of Night Mode is also decent and won’t dissatisfy you. In low-light/artificial condition, the camera offers good enough images but with noticeable noise.

Now coming to the selfie camera, we get a 16MP primary and an 8MP ultra-wide lens. There are Night Mode, Ultra-Steady Mode and Portrait Mode in the front camera as well. The front dual cameras manage to offer sharp quality images with major highlights in daylight condition. While in ultra-wide mode, there is slightly more contrast in the image. Even we get real-time bokeh effect while clicking an image and recording video with the front cameras which should be beneficial for the vloggers. In artificial light, the selfie camera still performs decent and delivers an above-average output. Overall performance of the camera department is decent and will satisfy your need.

Camera Samples

In Artificial Lighting:

artificial light selfie from Realme 6 Pro

In Day Light:

day light selfie from Realme 6 Pro

In Artificial Lighting:

Showpiece shot in artificial light from Realme 6 Pro

1X Zoom, 5X Zoom, 10X Zoom, & 20X Zoom:

Zoom shots from realme 6 pro

Normal Vs Ultra Macro:

normal vs ultra macro shot on realme 6 pro

Normal Vs Ultra Wide:

normal vs ultra wide shot on realme 6 pro

In Night:

night mode from realme 6 pro

Battery

We get a 4300mAh battery packed in the smartphone which supports 30W SuperVOOC 4.0 fast-charging technology. The battery life is decent and lasts a whole day with 10-15% charge remaining at the end. Realme claims the smartphone gets fully charged from 0-100% in just 60 minutes but it takes slightly more time get fully juiced up. And it takes 30 minutes to charge 0-60% which is good if you are always in hurry.

VERDICT

Well, the Realme 6 Pro is one of the best smartphones under Rs. 20,000 and we can say that it is a value for money product. It offers a bunch of modern features like display with higher refresh rate and dual-punch hole design, a much faster charging technology, a good processor, good camera features and decent battery life. The Realme 6 Pro is enough to fulfil your need if you are planning to purchase this smartphone now. And note that the company has launched its successor Realme 7 Pro which comes with an AMOLED display supporting 60Hz refresh rate. If you are one of those who look for higher refresh rate display then you may go for Realme 6 Pro rather than its successor. However, both the devices come with Snapdragon 720G so the performance would possibly be similar. Besides, it is a complete package and you should consider Realme 6 Pro while purchasing a smartphone under this price bracket.

Pro Cons
  • Higher Refresh rate
  • Fast Charging
  • Design
  • Optimised software and Bloatware-free UI
  • 64MP Camera
  • Display Quality – Brightness

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