realme 6i (4GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 12,999 onwards

launchJul, 2020

41.9

excellence score

85.2

value for money score

2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Pristine design - the Realme 6i has a gradient finish with multiple streaks running down the back, converging at the bottom centre - it shines when light hits it, giving the phone a premium look
  • Trendy, modern hole-punch design at the front, which isn't very common at this price point
  • The Realme 6i has a rounded, curvy back that makes it ergonomic to hold
  • The side-mounted fingerprint scanner is quick and accurate
  • Face unlock is super quick and combined with raise-to-wake feature, makes for a seamless unlocking experience
  • A bit thick at 9.6mm
  • The rear panel isn't glass, and could pick up minor scuffs and scratches (though, it's more durable and light-weight)

Display

  • Good, large 6.5 inches full-HD+ IPS display with thin bezels and new punch-hole camera - the colours and peak brightness of the screen are good
  • The display has a 90Hz refresh rate which helps the smartphone deliver a smooth experience - games that support 90Hz displays, like Alto's Odyssey, are particularly enjoyable to play

Software

  • Software is one area where Realme has taken a big leap, the Realme UI is easy to use - it is also packed with features such as Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, Dark Mode, and Riding Mode among others - there are some exciting and useful features like Realme Dual-Mode Audio, which allows you to connect a Bluetooth and a wired headset at the same time to listen to music on the smartphone
  • There are still several pre-loaded apps however - though most of these can thankfully be uninstalled

Performance

  • Super snappy performance with the powerful MediaTek Helio G90T - the day to day tasks are a breeze on this phone, applications open quickly, RAM management is quite good, and multitasking is also handled well - the phone breezes through medium and high-level graphic-intensive games like PUBG, which runs smoothly

Camera

  • Good quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 48MP primary camera, an 8MP Ultra-wide angle camera, a 2MP monochrome camera, and a 2MP macro camera
  • The primary camera is the same as on the Narzo 10 and produces identical shots - in daylight it turns out detailed images with good colour reproduction
  • The wide-angle camera is decent and offer a wide field of view which comes handy in tight places and capturing more area - warping on the edges is taken care of decently through software (though, the quality isn't as good as the primary sensor)
  • In low light, the camera takes good-looking shots - the Night Mode does a much better job in low light by stitching together multiple frames delivering a brighter overall result, shots taken with Night Mode have significantly better details (however, the quality dips slightly in low-light)
  • Selfies shot with the Realme 6i have good detail, and beautification is enabled by default, photos are good enough to be shared on social media - you can take portrait shots, panoramas and even time-lapse videos with the front camera
  • The new black and white monochrome lens helps take great monochrome portraits - this lens helps the main sensor grab a wider spectrum of greys, hence adding more richness and texture to portrait shots
  • The macro lens doesn't excel at what it is supposed to do, the detailing of the images is low because of the meagre 2MP resolution (though, it help take closer shots of smaller subjects)

Battery

  • Battery life on the Realme 6i is quite good with the 4300 mAh cell, manages to go on for over a day and a half before needing to be plugged in
  • The 30W fast charging is unheard of at this price and that too with bundled charger in the box - the phone gets to 65 per cent in 30 minutes and took a little over an hour to charge completely

Verdict

  • The Realme 6i is a power-packed phone that's one of the most exciting offerings in its price segment - with exciting features like a 90Hz display and 30W fast charging, it is one of the best smartphones money can buy in this price segment - the Helio G90T is a great performer, the quad-camera setup offers versatility, and Realme's UI is quite good too

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realme 6i (4GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Expected update to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2400 pixels (~ 405 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate90 HzHigh
Display Features
  • 90Hz Refresh Rate
  • 120Hz touch-sensing
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.05 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio G90TRanked #22 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-G76 MC4
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4300 mAh
Fast Charging SupportYes, 30W Flash Charge, Fast charger included
Dimensions
Weight191 gmHeavy
Thickness9.6 mmThick
Width74.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: f/1.8 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF
  • 8MP: f/2.3 aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide; 1/4.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; 22mm Focal Length; Macro Lens; 1/5.0" Sensor Size; 1.75um Pixel Size
  • 2MP: B/W Sensor; f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor
  • Video: [email protected]/60/120fps
  • EIS
  • Super NightScape
  • Panoramic view
  • Expert mode
  • Time-lapse
  • Portrait mode
  • HDR
  • Ultra wide mode
  • Ultra macro mode
  • AI scene recognition
  • AI Beauty
  • Filter
  • Chroma Boost
  • Slow Motion
  • Bokeh Effect Control
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.1 aperture
  • 26mm Focal Length
  • 1/3.1" Sensor Size
  • 1.0um Pixel Size
  • Portrait Mode
  • Time-lapse
  • Panoramic view
  • AI Beauty
  • HDR
  • Face-Recognition
  • Filter
  • Bokeh Effect Control
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Water ResistantYes, Splash Resistant
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • UFS 2.1 Storage

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