How much can you snag the Redmi 6 for? It’ll run you a bill of around Rs.22,000 island-wide. I think its features make it well worth the price.
It was released in the latter part of 2018. It does not look like a modern device. To begin with, its screen is small. How do you feel about a 5.45-inch front? There’s some serious bezel action going on too. More on this later.
It’s thankfully not thick. The following are its dimensions: 147.5 mm x 71.5 mm x 8.3 mm. The thinner a handset is, the more premium it would feel.
The Redmi phone doesn’t have the most weight. It comes in at 146 grams. We would’ve loved it if it was heavier, as it would feel more expensive. Mainly because it was made from more affordable materials– it rocks a plastic build.
You’re getting a microSD slot. You’ll have to purchase the microSD card separately. The ROM it comes with is already good, though. There is a 3.5 mm headphone jack as well.
Yes, there is a fingerprint sensor. The Redmi 6 unlocks in the blink of an eye. If you’re expecting face unlock, get ready to be disappointed.
It’s available in a number of colours. The following are the choices available; Black, Grey, Blue, Rose Gold and Gold. I like the Blue option the best – it’s a baby blue that you don’t see often on mobiles.
As its screen isn’t big, how well you’ll be able to immerse in whatever you’re watching would be limited. This is especially true as there is no powerful panel. Xiaomi placed regular IPS LCD.
There’s some serious bezel action going on. Its 72.7%screen-to-body ratio is the reason why.
I think it’s relatively sharp. Considering its display is only 5.45 inches, its 720 x 1440-pixel resolution works well.
How clumsy are you? The device doesn’t come with super strengthened glass on its front, so be careful.
The chipset housed isn’t the best. Xiaomi placed the Helio P22. It can’t handle extensive tasks.
You can pick the Redmi with 3 or 4 GB of RAM. The 4 GB RAM would make its systems very snappy. However, the variant with 4 gigs of memory would be more expensive than the 3 GB one.
ROM-wise, 32 or 64 GB would be available. Expanding its storage is something you can do.
Out of the box, it runs Android 8.1. You can upgrade its systems to Android 10. There is no news of an Android 11 update. I wouldn’t get my hopes up.
The OS is available through MIUI 12. It comes with many features and is pretty customizable.
Its battery is 3,000 mAh unit. It’s not the largest which is why the Xiaomi phone would fully drain in around a day. Know that its battery is non removable. You’ll be plugging a 10 W regular charger into its micro-USB port to charge it.
It goes from 0-100% in well over 2 hours. One of the reasons why is because its charging port is the dated micro-USB type.
Of course, it doesn’t come with reverse or wireless charging. The Redmi 6 is super affordable, and the two features are present in more expensive phones.
Here’s the deal:
Xiaomi isn’t a manufacturer that’s known for its cameras. Considering the Redmi’s price, it doesn’t have the best set-up. The camera on its rear is a 12 MP primary lens along with a 5 MP secondary depth sensor. The shots taken would especially be bad in dim settings.
Speaking of dim settings, there is a bright LED flash. Xiaomi didn’t place an LED sensor on its front camera. Its selfie camera is a single 5 MP lens.