Xiaomi Redmi 6A 16GB  +1 variation

price₹ 5,999 onwards

launchSep, 2018

22.0

excellence score

77.4

value for money score

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Rs. 5,999

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Nice, simple, understated design - feels quite solid
  • Comfortably compact with a tall 5.45-inch display
  • The curved edges render a good grip, and combined with the compact dimensions, make it easy to use one handed
  • No fingerprint sensor (instead the Redmi 6A relies on face unlock and traditional PIN-based unlock)

Display

  • Decent, tall 18:9 display with good brightness levels which make the panel sufficiently legible while indoors

Software

  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs - the new MIUI 9.6 comes with new features like picture-in-picture and improved notifications

Performance

  • The Helio A22 is good enough for basic use, and arguably a bit better than the Snapdragon 425 used in the Redmi 5A, but still this is a phone only meant for basic messaging, browsing, and social media - push it more, or run too many apps, and you will find the phone struggling with the limited 2GB of RAM

Camera

  • Decent rear camera for the price - the quality of photos is good enough when there’s ample light - it’s low on dynamic range and colours get lost in the shadows, but it shoots well exposed photos otherwise - indoors too, the camera algorithms work to enhance the saturation and contrast and that results in decent shots
  • Decent front camera too - capable of taking good selfies in favourable lighting conditions
  • The camera app is a bit sluggish though - it takes some time to focus and there’s a noticeable lag after you’ve shot the photo

Audio

  • The speakers are placed at the back and sound gets muffled if you’re watching something holding the phone in the landscape format

Battery

  • Good battery life, with a 3000mAh capacity, and helped by an efficient chipset - with moderate use, the phone should give you around one and a half days of usage
  • No support for fast charging (though charging speed is still decent - about 2 hours from 0 to 100%)

More

  • Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE support
  • On the whole, the Redmi 6A is another good ultra-budget option from the Xiaomi camp, that does the basics quite well - it’s reasonably good for keeping in touch with your friends and family, surfing the web and even the occasional casual games - but of course, if you are looking for a more powerful phone, you will need to look at higher budgets
  • 16GB of storage will quickly get limiting too, once you start storing any big apps/games/videos on your phone (and with time as app data accumulates) - so you will need to use the microSD storage, which will further hamper performance

Expert Reviews

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  1. A fairly good update to the Redmi 5A
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Meant for those who are upgrading from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Definitely among our top recommendations for a phone priced at under Rs 7,000
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. It seems like Xiaomi's endeavor to make the phone even more affordable has now pushed them to include a non-optimized chipset with ad-ridden UI to the users, and that's not the best strategy
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A 16GB Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.45 inches
Screen Resolution720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
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
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Quad Core, Mediatek Helio A22Ranked #65 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE-class
RAM2 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight145 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13.0MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.2 Aperture
  • 1.25um Pixel Size
  • PDAF
  • HDR
  • Burst mode
  • Camera timer
  • Scene selection
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • 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
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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