Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Xiaomi Redmi 6 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 (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 32GB  Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
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Excellence Score
29.4
32.2
Value for Money Score
83.7
78.8
Price ₹ 8,499 onwards ₹ 10,999 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 5.45 inches 5.84 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch) 1080x2280 pixels (~ 432 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Automatic contrast, Color temperature 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 MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #38 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 625Ranked #36 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 Adreno 506
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 12MP + 5MP 12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 12MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.25 um Pixel Size; PDAF, 5MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 1.12 um Pixel Size, Portrait mode, Beautify, Low light photo enhancement, HDR, Burst mode, Camera timer, Scene selection, Panorama 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 5.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.2 Aperture, Beautify, Portrait mode, HDR, Age detection, Selfie timer F/2.0 Aperture, HDR, Portrait Mode, Beautify, Selfie timer
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 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 8.3 mm 8.75 mm
Weight 146 gm 178 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 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 Noise Filtration WiFi Display; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Has a visibly smaller profile than its predecessor (Redmi 5), and is a joy to handle, thanks to its smaller footprint, especially if you struggle while using the large screen smartphones out there
  • The fingerprint sensor is blazing fast, and there is also 'Face Unlock' that works fine in well-lit conditions
  • Good, modern, tall display at this price point - delivers punchy colors, though sunlight legibility could have been a little better
  • MIUI is one of the nicer Android UIs, and is quite feature-rich
  • The Helio P22 is a bit better than the Redmi 5's Snapdragon 450, and you can certainly see a performance jump in terms of gaming - for a device at this price point, the Redmi 6 comes across as surprisingly good with gaming performance
  • Packs a good dual rear camera set-up - as far as the Redmi 6’s camera performance is considered, it rises above its budget status and delivers some pretty good quality images for a smartphone at this price - in well-lit conditions, it can take click some really nice photos with good color accuracy and minimal noise - in fact, in daylight, the Redmi 6 is simply the best at its price point - the portrait shots clicked by the Redmi 6 are also quite vibrant and the depth reproduction is adequate too - the colors are accurate too, especially if the photos are clicked in outdoor environments under abundant sunlight
  • Overall, the quality of the rear camera is one area where the Redmi 6 is a significant upgrade over the Redmi 5
  • Decent selfie camera too - manages to capture some decent shots, and bokeh shots are fine to
  • Decent battery life - the 3000mAh battery will comfortably provide a full work-day, with moderate use
  • Overall, the Redmi 6 looks like yet another winner from Xiaomi - the overall performance, battery life and an above-par photography experience significantly outweigh the drawbacks
  • In the competition, the Realme 2 is a compelling option, but sluggish performance and relatively underwhelming cameras will likely make most people prefer the Redmi 6 - the Redmi 5 might actually be a more serious competitor and will give you better build quality but the Redmi 6 is newer (hence, will receive more updates), has the better camera, and better gaming performance
  • 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]
  • While the phone looks pretty decent, the glossy plastic build is arguably a step backwards from the metal build of the Redmi 5 - if aesthetics and better build quality are what you are after, the older Redmi 5 is the better option - or you can also check out the Realme 2, which offers a unique dual-glass design with some eye-catching patterns on the rear panel
  • Low light performance is more of a mixed bag, with not that great color reproduction
  • The repositioned loudspeaker at the rear is not the best decision - sound will tend to be muffled when the phone is placed on its back - considering that the Redmi 5 had it on the bottom frame
  • 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. Decent hardware for the price, and it offers better performance than the smartphone it replaces
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Worth your hard earned money
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. One of the best value for money phones in the market....a good option for consumers looking for the first touch-screen smartphone
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. if you're looking for a budget smartphone with reasonable performance in camera and everyday usage, the Redmi 6 could be a worthy option
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A worthy successor to the Redmi 5
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. Yet another winner from Xiaomi, and it surely offers way more than you expect from an entry-level device from another brand
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  1. There's nothing wrong with it...but it doesn’t really offer anything new or different compared to the existing Redmi Note 5
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. 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 »
  3. Comes off a reliable and functional compact phone under a tight budget
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Checks all the right boxes... will suit a majority of users who want a good all-rounder without spending too much
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. Meant for people who don't want a very powerful phone, but a phone that gets the job done and also looks quite good while at it
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  8. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. livemint.com hands-on Read Review »
  12. firstpost.com hands-on Read Review »
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