Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pros And Cons, Redmi 6 Pro Quick Reviews

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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pros And Cons, Redmi 6 Pro Quick Reviews :- Xiaomi Redmi has been long known as the best selling cheap and best smartphone in India. It has been consistently outperforming its competitors since its first launch in India in the year 2015. By the fourth quarter of the year 2017, Xiaomi had surpassed Samsung and held 25% market share in India. But now its position in the low budget smartphone business is challenged by many new-comers apart from others like Realme, Moto, Huawei, Asus, Nokia etc. These devices are providing best in class features at a cut throat price competition.

redmi 6 quick review
redmi 6 quick review

Xiaomi Redmi has launched its latest devices in the market by the names – Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 6. Redmi 6 Pro is the expensive version of the model costing INR 10,999 while the latter will cost a much lesser INR 7,999. The price difference is based on certain differences in their specifications and thus cannot be easily compared among themselves.

Redmi 6

This has a horizontally placed dual camera at the rear and uniquely fitted flash light slightly left at the top centre and a fingerprint sensor just below it. It has a metal built weighing 146 grams in five colour schemes – Rose Gold, Sand Gold, Lake Blue, Black and Flame Red.

The main highlight of Redmi 6 is its camera which is dual 12MP and 5MP, AI enabled at the rear. It also supports latest PDAF phase focus and features f/2.2 aperture lens, LED flash, HDR and various other modes. It can capture videos of 1080p at 30fps and also Slow motion videos at 480p at 120fps. The front camera is of 5MP also with f/2.2 aperture, AI features apart from various modes.

Redmi 6 is run by Helio P22 octa-core processor, with all new 12 nm technology and 2GHz and 3GB or 4GB RAM with 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. The storage can be expanded with dedicated MicroSD Card slot upto 256GB. The battery capacity is of 3000mAh. Almost all the sensors generally provided in smartphones are included here like the fingerprint, proximity, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, accelerometer etc.

At a price range of INR 8,000, it is a nice device to but it has some shortcomings also:-

  • The front camera is a big disappointment. A 5MP front camera was present in smartphones since 2009.
  • No fast charging. This phone does not support fast charging which is quiet a trend in most devices these days.
  • Design not impressive from the front side. Redmi has not done much to improve the font display as too much bezel on the sides does not give it any good look.
  • USB charging cable provided are still microUSB and not Type-C

Redmi 6 Pro

This has a slightly more premium look than Redmi 6. In he display section it has the notch display on the front and the bezels on the sides have been reduced tremendously on all sides but the bottom. It has an all metal look from the backside and has beautifully placed vertical dual camera setup with flashlight in the middle and fingerprint sensor to the right centre. The battery capacity of this model is 4,000mAh. Apart from battery and the notch display Redmi 6 Pro is different from Redmi 6 in terms of processor. This has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 upto 2 GHz processor and 3GB or 4GB RAM with 32GB and 64GB internal storage respectively. External memory can be expanded upto 256GB.

Redmi 6 Pro has a dual camera setup in the rear with AI features.

While the disadvantages that Redmi 6 Pro carries with itself are :-

  • Out-dated processor – Snapdragon 625 is very old to have been included in a smartphone in 2018. Therefore, Redmi 6 Pro is not very reliable while playing heavy games.
  • Front camera is not upto the mark for a flagship mobile.
  • Redmi 6 Pro has not upgraded to Type-C USB cable
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