Even though it has only been officially in Spain for a few months, realme has already become one of the most firms we talk about. The Chinese company has presented several terminals during the year’s first half, consolidating a complete catalog, especially in the mid-range.
A few days ago, I analyzed the realme C3, the cheapest terminal presented by the Chinese firm this 2020. It is postulated as one of the best options in the entry range, with good construction, a large and pleasant screen, a performance more than decent, and, above all, an immense autonomy.
It also passed through our hands not too long realme six ago, a device that arrived with a 90 Hz refresh rate on its screen, an attractive design, the Helio G90T, and a set of cameras that surprised us. The best you can buy is below 250 euros.
During the last few weeks, I have used the realme 6 Pro, the company’s latest release. It intends to be a step above the realme 6, fighting with the best mid-range of the Android scene. What role does this realme 6 Pro play? What role does this realme 6 Pro play? I have had the opportunity to get to know him thorou.
Realme 6 Pro: datasheet
|Realme Six pro|
|Dimensions||163,8 x 75,8 x 8,9 mm | 202 gramos|
|Screen||6.6 inches, Full HD + resolution, and 90 Hz. 120 Hz sampling. 20: 9.|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G|
|Operating system||realme UI on Android 10|
|Cameras||Rear 64 MP (main) ƒ/1.8, OIS. 8 MP (wide angle) 119º ƒ/2.3. 12 MP (telephoto) ƒ/2.5, 2X optical hybrid zoom, 20X digital, OIS. 2MP (macro).
Front 16 MP (central). 8 MP (wide angle) 105º
|Battery||4,300 mAh with 30W fast charge|
|Others||Side fingerprint reader, USB-C, Dolby Atmos, Gorilla Glass 5|
|Departure date||From May 5|
The best of realme 6 Pro
Design and Display
It is the second realme device that I have analyzed in just a few weeks, and something has become quite clear to me. The Chinese firm takes special care in every one of its terminals, whether it is a low-end model like the realme C3 or a premium mid-range? Like this realme six pros.
Model Lightning Blue has a glass back that draws a ray when the light hits it, becoming progressively darker as we approach the edges. At the top, aligned to the left, its four cameras; at the bottom, the company’s logo. It is a very rounded body that is pleasant to the touch, in which everything seems to be made up of a single piece of glass. Despite not being a compact mobile, it is relatively comfortable and is not too heavy.
The fingerprint reader is located on the right side, where my thumb is holding the device. The volume up and down buttons and the SIM card slot are on the other side. It works pretty fast and has failed very few times.
The realme 6 Pro has a 6.6-inch IPS panel and Full HD+ resolution. Like other firm devices, it incorporates a refresh rate of 90 Hz, something that is becoming essential for me. It also houses a double hole for its front cameras in the upper left corner.
We are facing a good panel, sufficiently sharp and with pleasant colors. The screen comes standard with a color mode with which I have been quite comfortable, although you can configure it to your liking in the Display and brightness of the settings. The 90 Hz provides that fluidity that I can no longer do without; it is appreciated that the Chinese firm has been one of the first to bring this refresh rate closer to the mid-range.
This realme 6 Pro lives thanks to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, a processor that gives away that letter “G.” Qualcomm claims that mid-range terminals can play demanding games with ease, without depending on the most powerful processors. At least that’s the idea. The North American firm’s processor comprises 8 Kyro 465 cores, which run at 2.3 GHz. In addition, it comes along with the Adreno 618 GPU. The Snapdragon 720G promises to be 10% more potent than its predecessor and improve GPU performance by 75%.
Are the differences noticeable with a processor like the Snapdragon 865? Yes, but only if we get exquisite. The Qualcomm chip performs at a high level; it can run demanding games with maximum graphics without too many problems. Its 8 GB of RAM is more than enough; at least today, you can work with 2 or 3 heavy applications simultaneously. On a day-to-day basis, you won’t have any problem enjoying a fluid smartphone without obstacles.
Autonomy and fast charging
Under the body of the realme 6 Pro, there is a 4,300 mAh battery, compatible with a fast charge of 30W. The Chinese device has a good autonomy that has allowed me to get to the end of the day without worries. With more or less common use, taking advantage of applications such as Netflix and YouTube during these days of confinement, it has reached 7 hours of screen time. At all times, with the 90 Hz refresh activated.
Its fast charging technology, which enjoys 30W of power, also deserves mention. From the firm, they assure that the realme 6 Pro can fully recover in 1 hour, and so it has been. I am the type of person who always forgets to charge my phone at night and cannot live without fast charging anymore. Realme technology meets in this case.
The Chinese firm has incorporated four cameras on the back of this Realme 6 Pro: as the main one, a 64-megapixel Samsung GW1 sensor with f/1.8 aperture. It also has a wide-angle of 8 megapixels, with an aperture f / 2.3 and capable of covering 119º. It is accompanied by a 2-megapixel telephoto lens f/2.5 aperture, a 20x hybrid zoom, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor with a 2.4 focal length. Its double hole on the screen comprises a 12-megapixel Sony IMZ471 primary sensor and an 8-megapixel 105-degree wide-angle. How do all these sensors perform?
Photography by day and portrait mode
The cameras of the realme 6 Pro have pretty surprised me. I had reasonable; you can take perfect pictures with an outstanding level of detail. They also have quite a sharp contrast, which I find quite attractive.
The wide-angle I had reasonable expectations considering what we saw in realm 6, but the Chinese device has fulfilled. E also does an excellent job during the day. Although we lose detail as we get closer to the edge of the photos, there is no exaggerated distortion. We find striking and pleasant results losing quality compared to the primary sensor.
I commented on it in the realme C3 review; why do we want these 2-megapixel macro sensors? They have become a standard, and the truth is that it is tough to get something decent out of them. You will find some colorful photography of a flower in the gallery, but the result was not what I was looking for in most cases—neither in terms of color nor quality.
With the night mode of this realme 6, I have been able to take very bright photos with enough detail. The differences with higher-priced models are apparent, but this night photography mode helps us recover enough sharpness, dealing without any problems with the surrounding lights. It has also shown a reasonable interpretation of color, respecting the orange tones that illuminate my town.
We found promising results in optimal conditions, leaving aside the –expected– problems when night falls and in tricky highlight situations. In addition, you can take advantage of its dual front camera by taking selfies in portrait mode. The shots are good, with a correct cut even in the most complex areas.
The not so good thing about the realme 6 Pro
Your screen (again)
The panel of the realme 6 Pro is not perfect; there are some things that we should point out. You will notice most that its brightness level does not seem sufficient. It can fall short outdoors; if sunlight affects it, it is difficult to know what is happening on the panel.
The Chinese device has a shadow around the double hole for the cameras, something that we have already seen in other terminals, but that is still annoying. On the other hand, viewing angles have also proven somewhat inconsistent.
Realme UI, successor to that ColorOS that we met with the realme X2 Pro, is the layer that gives life to the realme mobile. Despite the small advances that we have seen during its latest updates, it is still one of the stones in the path of the Chinese firm. Beyond its aesthetics, which is not to my liking but enters the subjective realm, I have encountered some problems.
It did not happen in realme C3 but realme 6. The Chinese device comes with installed applications, specifical browsers such as Opera and Yandex, of Russian origin. It is not something pleasant in a smartphone that exceeds 300 euros. Realme UI works well, it’s not a disaster, but details like these, together with inconsistencies and points to be polished, continue to call it into question.
realme 6 Pro: opinion and conclusions
The realme 6 Pro is an intelligent device with a screen that stands out for its 90 Hz and some nice colors that you can configure to suit your tastes. It has a weak point in its brightness level, but, in general, I have been satisfied with this panel.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is life insurance that moves any application without problems, and the 8 GB of RAM, although they are more than enough, are appreciated. Realme UI has things to improve, and the pre-installed applications are not a tasteful dish, but it is a layer that performs without hindrance. You will get to the end of the day without problems, thanks to its 4,300 mAh battery. When you need it, fast charging technology can get you out of trouble.
Its cameras do an excellent job in most situations, and I like them a lot, with a lot of detail and contrast. Despite everything, the realme 6 Pro has a formidable rival, and it is its brother, the realm 6.
realme 6 Pro: price and where to buy it
The realme 6 Pro is already on sale with a starting price of 329 euros for a single version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. You can find it in the official realme store, also on sites like Amazon, MediaMarkt, or El Corte Inglés.
|realme 6 Pro, opinion and note of Andro4all|
|Should you buy the realme 6 Pro?|
|Conclusions||The realme 6 Pro is a careful smartphone with a large 90 Hz screen that attracts its fluidity. It is not perfect, but it meets its performance, autonomy, and cameras that take note in most situations.|
|Punctuation||Almost everything I ask of a mid-range.|
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.