amazon REALME 6 PRO reviews
Realme’s most eye-catching design ever
As I said, Realme stands out by always finding ways to improve and innovate between product cycles, and most clearly in design, when all generations from Realme 1 up to now are not identical, design iteration together. Realme 6 Pro is no exception, when this time, the company brings a design called “lightning”.
The back of Realme 6 Pro is a gradient color scheme with lightning-like lines, with color-changing effects and light intensity according to the viewing angle, looking very impressive and glossy. They are protected by Gorilla Glass 5 instead of plastic like Realme 6, a plus for a more premium grip. The blue color of the Realme 6 Pro restricts fingerprints quite well, at least better than the Redmi Note 9s I’ve experienced.
Also owns 4 rear cameras as the regular version, but the hardware on Realme 6 Pro has been changed, with the removal of the camera that measures the depth of field and instead of the 12MP telephoto camera with 2X optical zoom, 20X digital zoom. The remaining cameras of the Realme 6 Pro include a 64MP main camera with ISOCELL GW01 sensor, 8MP wide-angle camera, and 2MP macro camera.
Realme continues the tradition of “deceiving the user” when you would normally think that the main camera is the camera at the top highlighted with a yellow ring. It’s a wide-angle camera, while the next is the main camera, the telephoto camera, and the macro camera. They are arranged vertically. Realme does not seem interested in the square camera cluster.
On the front, we also see a change when the Realme 6 Pro bids farewell to the traditional “waterdrop” design and instead has a “pill-shaped” punch-hole display. Here, in addition to the 16MP selfie camera, Realme 6 Pro is also equipped with an 8MP wide-angle camera with a 105-degree viewing angle so that users can take group selfies more conveniently, without using selfie sticks.
When first held in hand, this dual camera cluster may not make a good impression when it “stuck” insight, but after only about 2 days of use, I got used to its existence and no longer found it uncomfortable more.
The bezel edges of the Realme 6 Pro are thinned, airy, with a slightly thicker chin, often found in mid-range machines. The bezel is still protruding higher than the screen, but not much, but you still feel it when you swipe the edge.
Compared to the regular version, the Realme 6 Pro has a slightly larger screen, 6.6 inches versus 6.5 inches. It’s protected by Gorilla Glass 5, and Realme also has a screen protector pre-installed out of the box. The other screen parameters of the machine are kept the same, the most prominent is the smooth 90Hz refresh rate, along with Full HD + resolution, IPS LCD panel.
Due to the LCD screen, the Realme 6 Pro does not have an under-screen fingerprint sensor, instead it features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor integrated into the power key. This design is more suitable for right-handed users, but users can also set the fingers of the left hand to unlock, in about a week of experience, about 3 times I have to touch a second time to open the phone.
Unlike the Redmi Note 9s a bit, the two Realme 6 Pro’s volume up and down keys are moved to the left edge, not only making the user’s hand easier to reach, but it also fixes the problem of pressing the wrong fingerprint sensor that I have encountered on the Redmi smartphone.
Compared to the regular version, the Realme 6 Pro retains the same 8.9mm thickness but is a bit heavier, 202g compared to 191g. The device supports 2 nano-sized sims with separate memory cards.
Regarding the connection ports, the Realme 6 Pro still has a 3.5mm headphone jack, next to it a USB-C connection port and a single speaker strip. Although Realme has not announced the IP water/dust resistance standard, Realme says the device is designed with three layers of water resistance, the components are glued, the speaker and the USB-C port are separated by silicone gel and the SIM tray also has plastic gaskets.
Beautiful, vivid color IPS display, with HDR
Although Realme does not announce the High Dynamic Range (HDR) standard, testing with the DRM Info tool shows that Realme 6 Pro supports HDR, even more than the Redmi Note 9s in the ability to display wide color gamut for the fullest viewing experience of HDR content.
However, Realme 6 Pro is also making the mistake of not displaying vivid colors and high contrast when watching HDR content on apps like Netflix or Youtube. The difference is that, if you download the video and watch it with the video player, the Realme 6 will display correctly, while the Redmi Note 9s will not. Anyway, this is just a software bug and can be completely fixed through OTA updates.
The IPS panel of Realme 6 Pro shows vivid, authentic colors, wide viewing angles, and high brightness for good outdoor use. By default, the machine will display in vivid color mode to push the color saturation to be more flattering, you can switch to gentle mode to get closer to the sRGB color space.
The most noticeable highlight on the Realme 6 Pro’s screen is the high 90Hz refresh rate. Like on a computer monitor, the high refresh rate allows the frame to be refreshed faster, for smoother motion. With smartphones, the high-frequency screen is most visible in scrolling and switching between applications. Besides, Realme 6 Pro can also automatically change the scan frequency to 60 if it detects that the current application does not support or does not benefit from the high refresh rate to help users save more battery power.
Performance suffers because … so new, 8GB of RAM for comfortable multitasking
Realme 6 Pro is the first smartphone to be equipped with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G chip, with 2 high-performance Kryo 465 Gold cores clocked at 2.3GHz and 6-core Kryo 465 Silver power-saving clocked at 1.8GHz, along with 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory.
Through the familiar benchmark tools AnTuTu Benchmark and GeekBench 5, it can be seen that this Snapdragon 720G is “sideways”, not an upgrade compared to the Helio G90T on Realme 6. However, Snapdragon 720G is produced on the new 8nm process, promises to be more energy efficient. Besides, Qualcomm chips have long been rated higher than competitors despite having the same configuration. So, it is easy to understand when Realme uses this chip on the Pro version of Realme 6.
Switching to gaming performance, Realme 6 Pro also has problems like Redmi Note 9s … too new, when the titles have not been updated to exploit the maximum power of the Snapdragon 720G chip. There are some limitations such as PUBG Mobile cannot play HDR graphics, the number of frames per second (fps) is locked at 30 for “HD” and 40 at “smooth”; Arena of valor Mobile cannot turn on HD picture quality.
With a bit of trickery, I unlocked the HDR and 60 fps graphics settings for the Realme 6 Pro. Average Fps during gameplay is 45.9 fps, and if you accept to reduce the quality of graphics, the Realme 6 Pro can completely maintain at 60 fps – in shooters like PUBG Mobile, fps is still the top priority.
With Arena of valor Mobile, Realme 6 Pro achieved an average fps of 59.3, almost during the game, there was no lag, lag, or frame fluctuation.
Dead Trigger 2 unlocked the Ultra High picture quality for the Realme 6 Pro, during the Redmi Note 9s experience I was only able to play at High. This game also supports a 90Hz refresh rate, but for some reason, the Realme 6 Pro is still locked at 60. Throughout the game, the machine achieved an average fps of 57.6, no frame drops even at crowded scenes or explosions.
Possessing an ample amount of RAM of 8GB, Realme 6 Pro has the advantage of multitasking over the Redmi Note 9s or Galaxy M31. Some users report that Realme phone tends to “remove” background applications to save battery, but during the experience, I did not experience that situation.
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New Realme UI software, comfortable battery 1 day
No longer sharing ColorOS with Oppo, Realme 6 Pro comes pre-installed with Android 10 with a new user interface called Realme UI. This interface has a youthful, dynamic style with a bright theme, simple yet elegant design, reminds me of Google’s Android One interface.
In addition to features that have become “standard” like Always-on displays (for OLED screens) and full-screen navigation, Realme UI has some other cool features like sharing music with Dual headphones – connect Bluetooth and wired headsets simultaneously, Realme Share one-touch data sharing, Focus Mode blocks notifications to avoid distractions, and safe driving mode turns off all messages call, receive calls only from the set numbers, call fonts and buttons are enlarged.
Realme UI comes pre-installed with a few applications such as Newspapers, mp3, but they are all installed as normal applications, not the system, so you can completely remove them if you do not have a need. bridge used.
In terms of battery, Realme 6 Pro is equipped with a 4,300 mAh battery, quite a large capacity combined with exclusive 30W VOOC 4.0 charging technology, which according to the company claims it can be fully charged in 57 minutes.
Actual use with average frequency, Realme 6 Pro is completely “abundant” for my one-day usage, including surfing the web, playing games, and watching Youtube. The 90Hz refresh rate has a little more battery drain than 60Hz, but not significantly. Checking through the AccuBattery tool, Realme 6 Pro charges from 12% to 100% in 1 hour, although not as fast as Realme advertised, but still very impressive speed and superior to the Galaxy M31 or Redmi Note 9s.
Camera quality is still above price range
To take good pictures, the camera hardware is just one of many factors. Image processing algorithms are playing an increasingly important role in determining the quality of output images. Realme (and Oppo) has always been a name that maintains stability and gradually improves its weaknesses over the generations. The Realme 5 Pro is a smartphone with camera quality beyond the price range, and that continues to flourish on the Realme 6 Pro.
In total, Realme 6 Pro has up to 6 cameras, including 4 rear cameras and 2 front cameras. Equipping many cameras will help users have more flexible choices. The difference between Realme 6 Pro and Realme 6 is not much, in particular, the Pro version adds a wide-angle selfie camera and replaces the depth-of-field camera that supports removing fonts with 2X optical zoom, 20X digital zoom.
The main camera of Realme 6 Pro uses a Samsung ISOCELL GW01 sensor with 64MP resolution. In most cases, especially when the light is good, the Realme 6 Pro captures sharp, detailed images, a wide range of light, and vivid colors, even though the color saturation is pushed up slightly. It also features a Chroma Boost to enhance contrast and color. However, like the AI feature on many other machines, I often disable this feature to keep images realistic.
Without using a camera to measure the depth of field, the Realme 6 Pro’s ability to remove fonts is still on par with the competition in this price range with this camera. The background is smooth, the subject is well recognized, and less blurred. The only regret is that we cannot adjust the degree of background defocusing after shooting, but only before shooting.
I do not usually appreciate the mid-range camera’s night-shooting capabilities, but the Realme 6 Pro might have made me rethink. Noise is pretty good, the details are fine, and Night Mode works, controlling the light better to get more detail in dark areas.
Realme 6 Pro’s telephoto camera supports 2X optical zoom, and in the camera interface we have a 5X “hybrid” zoom, if we want to go to 20X zoom, we have to pull manually. Of course, the farther the zoom, the more detail decreases, through direct use, I find the 5X zoom is the maximum that you should use, if not too high, you can “ignore” up to 10X. When at the maximum zoom level of 20X, the camera shake vigorously even with the slightest vibrations, without the tripod it would be difficult to get a good photo.
Wide-angle cameras have become ubiquitous in this segment, and the Realme 6 Pro satisfied me enough. The camera’s color and white balance are pushed up a bit higher than the main camera, so it will be suitable for capturing architectures or landscapes with white, bright tones as the main theme.
The Realme 6 Pro also has a dedicated macro camera with a 2MP resolution. Having a touch-enabled focus is already a plus for the camera, but like other products in the segment, we should only shoot macro in well-lit conditions.
The dual selfie camera is not new but usually comes with the main camera that measures the depth of field, not a wide-angle camera like the Realme 6 Pro. Regrettably, I wasn’t able to dive into group selfie capabilities because of the social outpouring rules, but I guess it will be helpful to those in need.
Selfies have always been one of the strengths of Realme and Oppo, Realme 6 Pro is no exception. Image colors are bright, rich in detail, skin color is natural, but still slightly softened even though beauty is turned off. Font deletion works well, subject highlighting, background blur smooth, and like the main camera, you can’t adjust the amount of background blur after you shoot.
The Redmi Note 9s and Galaxy M31 can be said to be direct competitors of the Realme 6 Pro in the segment, but the deeper we go into the review, the more we see Realme’s smartphone rise as a top choice. Although the price is higher and the battery capacity is as “strong” as the other two names, but other aspects of Realme 6 Pro from the design, the camera to the performance has compensated in a very reasonable and adequate way.
The advantages of Realme 6 Pro also make us think more about the Realme 6 brother. Although some features and design characteristics must be sacrificed, the core values of Realme 6 Pro such as the main camera, Performance, fast charging are still present on Realme 6, and moreover, you’ll save a considerable amount of money.