Realme 6 review

GSMArena team, 1 April 2020.

Introduction

You might say that Realme is like the Universe - endlessly expanding and full of surprises. Okay, that analogy may be too far off, but the company has once again defied the laws of budget phones with the new Realme 6 series and the headliner - the Realme 6. It's the cheapest 90Hz phone you can buy today. And it has a lot more to offer than just a high refresh rate screen.

The Realme 6's eye grabber is indeed the large 6.5" 1080p screen with 90Hz refresh rate and it's coupled by the gaming-friendly Helio G90T chip. And the 4,300 mAh battery is more than adequate. Oh, and the 30W fast charging is much appreciated.

Well, Realme 6 might be a budget phone, but that doesn't come at the expense of the camera department. On the back, you'd find a quad-camera setup with a 64MP primary, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, a 2MP macro snapper, and a 2MP depth sensor.

All sorts of connectivity options are available, memory expansion as well, and the whole thing is splash-proof.

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Other interesting bits about the Realme 6 include the latest Android 10 enhanced with the brand new Realme UI.

Realme 6 specs

  • Body: 162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm, 191g; Front glass, plastic body, splash-proof
  • Screen: 6.5" IPS LCD, FHD+ (1080 x 2400px) resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 405 ppi
  • Camera: Primary: 64MP Quad-Bayer, f/1.8 aperture, 0.8Ám pixel size, 1/1.72" sensor size; Ultra-wide: 8MP, f/2.3 aperture, 1.12Ám pixel size, 1/4" sensor size; Macro: 2MP f/2.4, 1.75Ám pixel size, 1/5" sensor size; Depth sensor: 2MP mono camera
  • Front camera: 16MP f/2.0 aperture
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G90T (12nm): octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55), Mali-G76 MC4 GPU
  • Memory: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, expandable via microSD card
  • OS: Android 10, Realme UI
  • Battery: 4,300 mAh, 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE; Dual SIM; Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0
  • Misc: Side-mounted fingerprint reader, 3.5mm audio jack

We can't find any major omissions on the Realme 6 spec sheet, considering its target price and class, of course. So, without further ado, let's pop this thing out of the box.

Unboxing the Realme 6

The retail bundle of the Realme 6 is quite what you'd expect - inside the box, you will find the phone itself, the 30W VOOC charger, and the cable that goes with the said charger.

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Realme is also shipping the 6 with a silicone case and a factory-applied screen protector.

Reader comments

  • stormboy1987

I bought this phone from Amazon and it's a bargain the screen is so smooth when scrolling. The camera is amazing in daylight and I would recommend using the 64mp mode in the daylight for maximum detail. It does produce more detail I compared it to th...

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