Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (6GB RAM) is a significantly better phone than the Motorola One Power, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (6GB RAM)!

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Excellence Score
46.8
58.9
Value for Money Score
83.7
91.1
Price ₹ 14,999 onwards ₹ 15,714 onwards
Launch Date (India) Oct, 2018 Nov, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to next Android versionAndroid One series Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.2 inches 6.26 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2246 pixels (~ 402 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features FullView Display IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.8 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 636Ranked #33 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 509 Adreno 509
RAM 4 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB
Primary Camera 16MP + 5MP 12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 16MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.0um Pixel Size 12MP: 1.4um Pixel Size; F/1.9 Aperture; Dual Pixel Autofocus, 5MP: 1.12um Pixel Size; F/2.2 Aperture, Enhanced Low-light Photography, HDR, Panorama, Burst mode, Face Recognition, EIS for Video Recording, Dynamic Bokeh
Secondary Camera 12.0MP 20MP + 2MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, Selfie Portraits 20MP: 1.8um Pixel Size; F/2.0 Aperture, 2MP: 1.75um Pixel Size, F/2.2 Aperture, AI Portrait Selfie, Selfie timer, Face recognition
Internal Memory 64 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
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Thickness 8.98 mm 8.2 mm
Weight 205 gm 182 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant Yes, P2i Rated Yes, P2i Water Repellent
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby N/A 390 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Yes, TurboPower (6 hrs of power in 15 mins) Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters N/A Video Playback Time: 15hr, Gameplay Time: 9hr, Audio Playback Time: 190hr
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Water-repellent Nano Coating; Noise Filtration; Dolby Audio Dual VoLTE; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Nice, metal design with a plastic frame surrounding the corners
  • Feels sturdy in the hand
  • Motorola One Power is the first handset from the company’s smartphone shelf to offer a notch display in the Indian market - from the front side, the phone has a striking resemblance to the iPhone X - even at the back, Moto One Power sports similarly vertically stacked dual camera sensors
  • The matte finish saves the device from smudges and fingerprint, which is a common problem with glass cased devices
  • Nice, large, sharp display, with a 19:9 aspect ratio - the colours are quite pleasant and the viewing angles are nice as well
  • The other key USP of the device apart from a large screen and large battery, is that it's part of the Android One series - which means a stock, clean version of Android, plus a promise of regular updates for 2 years
  • Although the UI is stock, Motorola does add some of it's useful proprietary functionality on top - Moto Display (Ambient display) and Moto Actions (gestures)
  • Good, solid mid-range performance backed by the fast, efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, the chipset that debuted on Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 5 Pro - the Moto One Power performs well with almost anything you throw at it - with barely any stutter or lag - it will handle multitasking smoothly and apps are quick to launch - even with the graphically demanding games, you are unlikely to face any hiccups
  • Decent set of dual rear cameras - manage to render decent output in well-lit conditions, with reasonable colour reproduction
  • Portrait shots are just about decent too
  • Decent selfie camera too, with a front LED flash, and software based portrait mode
  • Houses bottom-firing speakers with mono speaker grille placed on both side and USB Type-C port at the centre - delivers good audio quality courtesy of the Dolby Audio that enhances the audio experience - even with volume pitched at the highest level, the phone does not produce shrill sound
  • Extra long battery life, with a gigantic 5000mAh battery - you will get nearly two days-worth of backup with casual usage
  • If you want a stock Android phone with guaranteed updates, a large screen and a large battery - the Motorola One Power is a pretty strong choice - it is easily one of the best value devices that Motorola has launched in Indian in a while - there is competition though, depending on what you value - if you want a better camera, look at the Redmi Note Pro or Mi A2 - if you want a better design, look at the Realme 2 Pro - if you want to still have Android One, but in a more compact device, look at Nokia 6.1 Plus - and if you want to have better RAM, at a lower price, look at the Zenfone Max Pro M1
  • Sturdy, tried-and-tested design
  • Curved back makes it comfortable to hold
  • Water-resistant P2i coating, similar to the Poco F1
  • Excellent, large, 'notch' display - it has superb contrast, good brightness levels, and tiny bezels - one of the best displays you will get in this price bracket
  • MIUI is one of the better, more refined, and more optimised Android UIs around, and is packed with many features and customisation options
  • There is also an option to switch to fullscreen navigation gestures instead of the on-screen Android navigation buttons
  • Solid mid-range performance - backed by the Snapdragon 636 which is still very good for the class
  • Excellent set of dual rear cameras at the back, which improve upon the already very good cameras of the Redmi Note 5 Pro
  • The rear cameras perform well regardless of the conditions you’re shooting in - Low light, artificial light, portrait shots, landscapes, it’s got you all covered
  • Very good set of dual cameras on the front as well - selfies taken with the Redmi Note 6 Pro have good details, and the edge detection in portrait mode is good too
  • Overall, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is now arguably the best camera experience under Rs. 20, 000
  • Excellent battery life with a 4000mAH battery pack
  • Has an interesting Wi-Fi pass through feature that lets your phone act as a Wi-Fi repeater
  • Thoughtful anti-rust coating inside 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port
  • The Redmi Note 6 Pro again ticks all the right boxes for a best-seller in its class and price segment, continuing a tradition of the Redmi Note line in terms of excellent value for money
  • If you want a very good all-rounder with best camera in the mid-range, you need to look no further
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The device does not however have a compact form - with a thickness of 8.9mm in thickness and weight of 205g, it's definitely on the bulky side
  • No Face unlock (you can of course use Android's built in "smart unlock/trusted face" security feature, but that's somewhat slower and less secure than the custom Face unlock implementations on most smartphones these days)
  • The focus accuracy of the dual rear camera sensors could have been better
  • During low light situations, you will observe a fair amount of noise creeping into the images and loss of detail on the subject
  • Overall, the cameras are ok, but in a similar price bracket, the Moto G6 (and other top camera phones) offer better cameras
  • The power and the volume buttons are both on the right - the power button is easy to hit, but the volume buttons need a bit of a stretch to reach
  • While the design is sturdy, it's also now a bit boring, with a lot of great looking phones now available in the budget segment
  • One of the issues with MIUI in recent times has been the annoying ads in MI's own apps, and that still continues with the Redmi Note 6 Pro (these can be disabled but it's a complicated procedure)
  • If you are a heavy gamer though, then the Redmi Note 6 Pro is no longer the best performer for it's price segment (like the Redmi Note 5 Pro was) - you will want to look at the Mi A2 or Realme 2 Pro instead
  • Video recording on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is decent but maxes out at 1080p which is a bit disappointing, considering that other smartphones in this price range are capable of 4K video recording
  • The phone also has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger in the box - you will need to buy a quick charger separately to enable fast charging
  • Uses the outdated microUSB port, instead of a modern USB-C port
  • Having said that though, it's not quite a clear, outright winner as the Redmi Note 5 Pro was, simply because of the much tougher competition in this segment now - there is the Realme 2 Pro (has a much better take on how a notch should look like, and is more powerful with a SD660), the Xiaomi Mi A2 (No notch, Android One, all-metal design, SD660), Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (better battery, arguably better value for money), and the Motorola One Power (Android One, better battery) - so all in all, there are lots of good choices around
Expert Reviews
  1. A decent smartphone to get....However, there are other great too options in this price bracket too
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A well-rounded phone....a good choice for people who prefer stock Android and want the best battery life in this segment
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Get it if regular security updates and long battery life is what you desire
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. One of the best attempts at making a value-for-money phone by Moto in a long time
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. As a complete package, Motorola One Power ticks almost all the right boxes
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Targeted for those users who prefer a phone with a large display and huge battery
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. A well-rounded Android One series phone
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. If the camera is not really your concern and you really want a long lasting device, then the Motorola One Power comes recommended
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  13. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The Redmi Note 6 Pro ticks all the right boxes for a best-seller in its class..But it's not the only one
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Xiaomi has improved slightly on a product (Redmi Note 5 Pro) that was already good
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Offers exceptional value for money
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. It’s still offers good value for your money...though it is no longer a leader in the mid-range segment like the Redmi Note 5 Pro was
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you are in a market looking for a smartphone in this price bracket, the Redmi Note 6 Pro should definitely be in your list
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. With the feature-rich Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi once again reaffirms as the true leader of the mid-range phone market of India
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Redmi Note 6 Pro certainly does not boast of the best hardware at the price...But it’s the camera alone that makes the phone worth buying.
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  11. in.pcmag.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
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