Realme 6 Pro Review: A premium mid-ranger with the best of everything

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Realme launched the 6 series this year which bought many new features and was a significant upgrade over the Realme 5 series.

Realme 6 is a good mid-range device and comes with a 90Hz display, Mediatek G90T chipset, and much more.

Similarly, the Realme 6 Pro also has a lot to go for it. Compared to its predecessor, the Realme 5 Pro, this is a completely new upgrade with a 90Hz display, a newer set of cameras, and a higher price tag.

Does the internals make it worth buying over others?

Realme 6 Pro Design:

The Realme 6 Pro brings in a glass sandwich design with Gorilla Glass 5 both at the front as well as back.

The front of the Realme 6 Pro has a dual punch-hole display with a cutout for the front main camera and an ultrawide camera.

There are minimum bezels to the sides and on top of the device, there is an earpiece. On the side, you get buttons that control volume and a power button.

Surprisingly, Realme has gone for a side-mounted fingerprint scanner which we have seen on the POCO X2, Realme 6, etc. The fingerprint scanner is fast accurate.

To the bottom, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack and loudspeaker vent. The back of the device is splash resistant. The camera module remains unchanged like all Realme smartphones.

The Lightning pattern on the Realme 6 Pro looks striking and lifts the appeal of it.

Realme 6 Pro Display:

The Realme 6 Pro sports a 6.6 inches IPS LCD full HD+ display with a screen to body ratio of 20:9. This display has a refresh rate at 90Hz which makes it very smooth to use.

The display looks good and the color reproduction is well done. Compared to an AMOLED panel, the LCD panel does feel a bit let down. Still, the visibility under sunlight is good and the auto-brightness sensor is well calibrated.

The smartphone has support for Widevine L1.

Realme 6 Pro Performance:

The Realme 6 Pro runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G chipset which is a slightly toned down or you would say an upgrade over the most popular Snapdragon 730G.

Compared to the Snapdragon 730G, the newer 720G brings along support for India’s NaVIC support, some improvements to image processing. With the Snapdragon 720G, you have the Kryo 465 cores.

It comes with 6/8GB RAM with support for UFS 2.1 storage as the base variant ships with 64GB storage.

All games play smoothly on the 90Hz display but with heavy games like PUBG Mobile, the back of the device does tend to heat up.

The 90Hz display combined with a good powerful chipset, the Realme 6 Pro is a good device to consider.

Realme 6 Pro Cameras:

The cameras are one of the best on the Realme 6 Pro as it gets a quad-camera setup which includes a telephoto camera that is implemented on expensive smartphones.

The 64MP main camera is the Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor seen on most mid-range smartphones. It has an f/1.8 aperture which captures in a good light.

The images come out good and the level of detail is good. The dynamic range is good but zooming into the images, the colors look a bit washed bit.

Using the 64MP mode, the images have good detail and similarly, at night, the images have good detail but noise is quite seen. The dynamic range is good and turning on the Night Mode, improves low-light images.

There is an 8MP ultrawide camera that takes some good images to have plenty of detail. But at night, there is very much amount of noise and the images lack detail.

The Night Mode helps in capturing more light thus bringing in more details in shadows.

The 12MP telephoto camera does a good job of taking images and the zooming capabilities can be extended to 5x digital zoom and 20x optical zoom.

Similarly, at night, the telephoto camera does a good job.

At 3x zoom, the color in the images looks good but at 20x zoom, the color in the images looks washed out.

Coming to the fourth camera, which is a macro camera, the images come out good but the autofocus does struggle sometimes.

On the front, the Realme 6 Pro gets dual cameras which include a 32MP main camera with an 8MP ultrawide camera. The images come out really well from both the cameras.

The ultrawide camera comes in handy for shooting group or wider selfies as the images have a wider dynamic range and similarly, portraits come out good with proper background blur.

On the videos, the Realme 6 Pro can shoot 4k videos at 60fps. The videos come out good at 4k but do tend to crop in some details.

At 1080p, the EIS comes into the picture and the images have good stability and the dynamic range works well.

Overall, the cameras feel really good on this device.

Realme 6 Pro Battery Life & Charging:

The Realme 6 Pro sports a 4300mAh battery with support for 30W VOOC charging. The battery life is good as the device can easily stretch for more than a day.

When the display is set to 90Hz, the device can last one full day with 10 percent left and the standard screen on time is 4-5 hours.

At 60Hz, the standard screen on time on the device is 5-6 hours which is good.

The 30W fast charger takes the device from 0 to 100 percent around 67 minutes which is good.

Realme 6 Pro Software:

The Realme 6 Pro runs on RealmeUI. Out of the box, it ships with Android 10 and basically resembles ColorOS 7, but has a cleaner UI and provides Stock Android-like experience.

It has a dark mode, features like Dual Music Share where you can plug an earphone and a wireless earphone can be used both simultaneously.

The audio through the 3.5mm headphone jack is good and there is support for Dolby Atmos also.

Verdict:

The Realme 6 Pro brings a new beginning for Realme. It is slightly expensive but what you are getting is a good set of cameras, a higher refresh rate, and powerful chipset for performance and gaming.

The LCD display does feel a let down compared to an AMOLED panel and compared to the POCO X2 which has a 64MP Sony camera, the 64MP main camera needs to improve.

But considering all specifications and prices starting from Rs.16999, the Realme 6 Pro makes a good overall buy and is one of the best mid-ranger from Realme in the market.

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