Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (3GB RAM, 32GB) is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
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Excellence Score
33.5
35.4
Value for Money Score
82.0
77.9
Price ₹ 10,999 onwards ₹ 12,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2018 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.84 inches 5.84 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Day mode, Night mode, Reading mode, Screen enlarging, Standard mode, Color temperature auto adjustment IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Day mode, Night mode, Reading mode, Screen enlarging, Standard mode, Color temperature auto adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 506 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 12.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: Sony IMX486 Sensor; 1.25um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture, 5MP: Samsung S5K5E8 Sensor; 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture, PDAF, Portrait mode, Nightscape Optimisation, Auto HDR, Electric Image Stabilisation, Burst mode Dual Camera (12MP + 5MP), 12MP: Sony IMX486 Sensor; 1.25um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture, 5MP: Samsung S5K5E8 Sensor; 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture, PDAF, Portrait mode, Nightscape Optimisation, Auto HDR, Electric Image Stabilisation, Burst mode
Secondary Camera 5.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, HDR, Portrait Mode, Beautify, Selfie timer F/2.0 Aperture, HDR, Portrait Mode, Beautify, Selfie timer
Internal Memory 32 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.75 mm 8.75 mm
Weight 178 gm 178 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Face unlock; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; WiFi Display; Noise Filtration Face unlock; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice simple, metal unibody design - it looks identical to almost every other Redmi phone that has launched in the past year, and the metal unibody design has been done to death, but it makes sense for this segment where durability is more important than a stunning glass design - overall the phone is built robustly and will take a few scratches and bumps
  • Pretty compact too, which aids one-handed use
  • The new modern tall 'notch' display introduces the notch to the entry-level segment, and has a good resolution
  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs, and comes packed with features, and customizability options
  • Pretty decent day-to-day performance backed by the reliable (though now aging) Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 - the SoC is known for its power efficiency which is ideal for a budget device - of course if you want to do heavy gaming, you should probably look at something better
  • Decent rear dual cameras - in daytime, the photos come out fairly sharp and crisp, and bokehs are pretty good too
  • Selfies come out fairly rich and vibrant too, as long as the lighting is good
  • Overall, the cameras are somewhere in the middle of Xiaomi's last generation series - they are significantly better than Redmi 5, slightly better than Redmi Note 5, but a level behind the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Very good audio quality, excellent speaker loudness and output
  • Good battery life with a solid 4000mAh battery that will comfortably last over a day
  • Decent charging speed (though it does not support fast charging) - you will be able to top up the battery from 0 to 100% in about 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Overall, the the Redmi 6 Pro comes off as a reliable and functional compact phone in this price bracket - having said that, it will face some stiff competition from the likes of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (which runs on the Snapdragon 636 and has stock Android interface) apart from it's own siblings like the Redmi Note 5 Pro (which again runs on the Snapdragon 636, and has a significantly better camera)
  • Nice simple, metal unibody design - it looks identical to almost every other Redmi phone that has launched in the past year, and the metal unibody design has been done to death, but it makes sense for this segment where durability is more important than a stunning glass design - overall the phone is built robustly and will take a few scratches and bumps
  • Pretty compact too, which aids one-handed use
  • The new modern tall 'notch' display introduces the notch to the entry-level segment, and has a good resolution
  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs, and comes packed with features, and customizability options
  • Pretty decent day-to-day performance backed by the reliable (though now aging) Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 - the SoC is known for its power efficiency which is ideal for a budget device - of course if you want to do heavy gaming, you should probably look at something better
  • Decent rear dual cameras - in daytime, the photos come out fairly sharp and crisp, and bokehs are pretty good too
  • Selfies come out fairly rich and vibrant too, as long as the lighting is good
  • Overall, the cameras are somewhere in the middle of Xiaomi's last generation series - they are significantly better than Redmi 5, slightly better than Redmi Note 5, but a level behind the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • Very good audio quality, excellent speaker loudness and output
  • Good battery life with a solid 4000mAh battery that will comfortably last over a day
  • Decent charging speed (though it does not support fast charging) - you will be able to top up the battery from 0 to 100% in about 2 hours, 10 minutes
  • Overall, the the Redmi 6 Pro comes off as a reliable and functional compact phone in this price bracket - having said that, it will face some stiff competition from the likes of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (which runs on the Snapdragon 636 and has stock Android interface) apart from it's own siblings like the Redmi Note 5 Pro (which again runs on the Snapdragon 636, and has a significantly better camera)
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Although this is a tall, 'notch' display, the bezels (specially the chin) are more significant than some other tall displays out there
  • While the Snapdragon 625 is perfectly good for daily use, you do have the option of Snapdragon 636 devices in this price bracket, like the Asus Max M1 Pro
  • Although this is a tall, 'notch' display, the bezels (specially the chin) are more significant than some other tall displays out there
  • While the Snapdragon 625 is perfectly good for daily use, you do have the option of Snapdragon 636 devices in this price bracket, like the Asus Max M1 Pro
Expert Reviews
  1. The Redmi 6 Pro isn’t really a game changing phone...Think of it as a nice iterative upgrade
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Comes off a reliable and functional compact phone under a tight budget
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. livemint.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The Redmi 6 Pro isn’t really a game changing phone...Think of it as a nice iterative upgrade
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Comes off a reliable and functional compact phone under a tight budget
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. livemint.com hands-on Read Review »
  8. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
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