XIAOMI REDMI 6 PRO
New Redmi phone that’s low on price, high on features
Xiaomi is out with yet another affordable phone. We test it to see if it’s worth
There’s no doubt that Xiaomi has cemented itself as a brand for the masses but the one range that actually certified their position was Redmi 5. The company has now announced its successor and added three new devices in the Redmi 6 series. This month we take a look at the most expensive Redmi 6 device - the Redmi 6 Pro.
Xiaomi follows a certain design language for their devices and Redmi 6 Pro is no different. The phone has a metal body with tapered edges that give the phone a good hand feel with the dual camera and fingerprint sensor placed at the back. The front is graced by a 5.84-inch display with a narrow notch above. The full-screen display supports Full HD+ resolution with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The display quality is similar to other Redmi devices in the price range and offers different screen modes like night and reading and even allows to adjust the colour temperature.
There’s no other proponent as strong as Xiaomi is for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 chip, thanks to its power efficiency and performance. The Redmi 6 Pro also comes with the same tried and tested SoC and coupled with either 3GB or 4GB of RAM, delivers great performance at this price. If we talk about the battery, the 4000mAh is good enough to last for more than a day with moderate use that includes a few calls, videos, music and camera.
Redmi 6 Pro also joins the dual camera lineup with its 12MP + 5MP sensors at the back. The main camera takes decent pictures in daylight with good colours and details but tends to suffer in less than adequate lighting situations. The portrait mode works but it takes some effort to get it right. There are HDR, EIS and Full HD video recording. The front has a 5MP camera that supports AI portrait mode, beautify and HDR.
The phone runs MIUI 9.6 out of the box but just like rest of the Xiaomi devices, the Redmi 6 Pro will also be updated to MIUI 10. In addition to the fingerprint unlock, the device also supports Face Unlock that works well. On the storage front, there’s 32GB or 64GB of internal memory depending on the variant you choose but the good part is that it also comes with a dedicated microSD card slot that can be used with dual SIMs.
The Redmi 6 Pro is a thousand rupees more than Redmi Note 5 and while both devices are similar in hardware, the thing that works for the new phone is the inclusion of a dual camera matched with decent performance and good battery life.