Our Opinion

The realme 2 (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 realme 2 (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 32GB  realme 2 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Xiaomi Redmi 6 realme 2
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Excellence Score
29.4
30.5
Value for Money Score
83.7
81.7
Price ₹ 8,499 onwards ₹ 9,499 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 9.0 Pie
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.45 inches 6.2 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Display Features IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Automatic contrast, Color temperature adjustment IPS LCD, FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 1.8 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #38 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 450Ranked #57 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 13MP + 2MP
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 13MP: F/2.2 Aperture, 2MP: F/2.4 Aperture, PDAF, 5P Lens, Bokeh mode, Live AR sticker, AI beautification 2.0, HDR
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 8.0MP
Secondary Camera Features 1.12um Pixel Size, F/2.2 Aperture, Beautify, Portrait mode, HDR, Age detection, Selfie timer F/2.2 Aperture, 1.12um Pixel Size, AI beautification 2.0, AR sticker, HDR
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 8.2 mm
Weight 146 gm 168 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh 4230 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 Gaming time: 10 hrs, Video Playback Time: 15hrs, Audio Playback Time: 18hrs, Internet Browsing Time: 18hrs
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Dual VoLTE; 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
  • Stunning, unique design, carrying on the design language of the Realme 1 - the first thing you notice about this device is the back panel - it is made of fibreglass body with a Diamond-like finish at the back, which reflects light in attractive ways - continues to be one of the best-looking devices you will find in the budget segment
  • The rounded edges provide good grip
  • Now includes a fingerprint sensor, which was missing in the Realme 1
  • The display is now a slightly larger 'notch' panel - it provides an immersive experience, decent colours, and wide viewing angles
  • ColorOS UI adds some useful features like an AI board (which can be accessed by swiping left on the Home and shows stuff like steps count, photos, favourite contacts, travel tickets), smart driving mode, app cloning, privacy password, and tons of customisation options - though, having said that, it can get somewhat cluttered too in areas such as the Settings panel, and is not quite as simple as stock Android
  • Decent dual-camera setup - does reasonably well in good lighting conditions (similar to the Realme 1) and can also additionally give some decent bokeh shots thanks to the secondary camera
  • Decent selfie camera too in daylight, again very similar in quality to the Realme 1 selfie camera
  • Excellent battery life - the combination of a 4230mAh battery, and AI battery management means that the phone can comfortably last the day even with heavy use - and go up to 2 days with light to moderate use
  • On the whole, the Realme 2 is another good phone in the Realme series, with a beautiful design, and is essentially an alternative to the Realme 1 (as opposed to a 'better' successor) - it gains over the Realme 1 in terms of a slightly larger 'notch' display with Gorilla Glass protection, and better battery life - and lags behind it in terms of display resolution, and speed/performance - which one you prefer might be down to what you value more
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
  • The back panel is prone to scratches and fingerprints (you will probably want to use the included case)
  • While the display is slightly larger, the resolution is actually a degrade over the Realme 1
  • At the same time, the display is also reflective and not the most bright, which means sunlight legibility is not the best
  • While the phone works perfectly fine as a daily driver, it's performance is definitely not the best in class owing to its Snapdragon 450 internals
  • No fast charging support
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. If you are shopping for the best bang for your money, look no further
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. If you are looking for a phone in this price range, there are better options
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A handy phone for someone who isn’t a power user, and looks for a device that looks good and offers a lot of features
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. If you are looking for a smartphone in this price that offers a stellar battery life, and a design that you can flaunt, the Realme 2 is a good option
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Still good value for money
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. Impresses with its design, battery performance and it is one of the cheapest phones to come with a notched display
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The premium-looking phone comes with too many compromises
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A great-looking smartphone
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The cheapest phone with a notch
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  10. There are better options out in the market
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. If you are not a camera enthusiast and want a budget phone model with strong build and long battery life, Realme 2 would be a good choice
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. Realme 2 has a couple of compromises, but it is still one the best phones you can buy right now at this price
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  13. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. livemint.com hands-on Read Review »
  16. stuff.tv hands-on Read Review »
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