Xiaomi Redmi 6 64GB  +1 variation

price₹ 7,399 onwards

launchSep, 2018

23.2

excellence score

72.8

value for money score

2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 7 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • 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
  • 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

Display

  • Good, modern, tall display at this price point - delivers punchy colors, though sunlight legibility could have been a little better

Software

  • MIUI is one of the nicer Android UIs, and is quite feature-rich

Performance

  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • Low light performance is more of a mixed bag, with not that great color reproduction

Audio

  • 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

Battery

  • Decent battery life - the 3000mAh battery will comfortably provide a full work-day, with moderate use

More

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  1. 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 »
  2. Decent hardware for the price, and it offers better performance than the smartphone it replaces
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Worth your hard earned money
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. 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 »
  5. A worthy successor to the Redmi 5
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. 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 »
  7. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 64GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo, Upgradeable to 9.0 PieExpected update to Android 10
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.45 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Display Features
  • IPS LCD
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Sunlight display
  • Night display
  • Reading mode
  • Automatic contrast
  • Color temperature adjustment
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #61 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight146 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Width71.5 mm
Camera
Primary Camera12MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • Beautify
  • Portrait mode
  • HDR
  • Age detection
  • Selfie timer
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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