A solid phone for a low price

IF YOUR CHILD IS NAG­GING YOU FOR A PHONE, THE NEW XIAOMI REDMI 6 COULD BE THE AN­SWER

The Nation - - GADGETS - PAISAL CHUENPRASAENG

ANen­try-level dual-cam­era smart­phone that al­lows you to cap­ture good qual­ity pho­tos with bokeh ef­fect, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 is sell­ing for less than Bt6,000.

The price is low be­cause Redmi 6 does not use a flag­ship pro­ces­sor from Qual­comm but is in­stead pow­ered by a Me­di­aTek He­lio P22 octa-core pro­ces­sor run­ning at 2.0 GHz. It comes with 4 gi­ga­bytes of work­ing mem­ory or RAM and 64 GB of in­ter­nal stor­age. The in­ter­nal stor­age is ex­pand­able with a mi­croSD by up to 256 GB with an ex­pan­sion slot pro­vided sep­a­rately from two mi­cro SIM slots.

The Redmi 6 looks sleek with a curvy de­sign and a thicker cen­tre that mea­sures 8.3mm. Its back cover is made of poly­car­bon­ate that looks and feels like metal.

The smart­phone comes with 5.45-inch 18:9 Full Screen dis­play with 1440x720 pix­els res­o­lu­tion.

The Redmi 6 may not be very fast but dur­ing the test I didn’t find it par­tic­u­larly slow. The touch­screen and menus were quite re­spon­sive and the speed was ad­e­quate.

The In­ter­net con­nec­tion speed was also fast. I tested it on TrueMove H’s LTE net­work and used the Ookla Speedtest app to test con­nec­tion speed. I got the down­load speed of 43.8 Mbps and up­load speed of 29.1 Mbps.

The rear cam­era of the Redmi 6 uses dual cam­era sys­tem with f/2.2 aper­ture lens. The main cam­era has 12-megapixel res­o­lu­tion and the sec­ondary cam­era has 5-megapixel res­o­lu­tion. The data from the sec­ondary cam­era is used for cre­at­ing bokeh ef­fect.

The bokeh ef­fect is pro­vided au­to­mat­i­cally in Por­trait mode. Dur­ing the test, I was able to take beau­ti­ful por­trait shots with a blurred back­ground eas­ily.

The auto mode with AI is called Photo and it al­lowed me to cap­ture beau­ti­ful shots in most light­ing en­vi­ron­ments.

Its front cam­era has Beau­tify and Por­trait modes for those musthave self­ies.

De­spite its low price, the Redmi 6 comes with good se­cu­rity, boast­ing an AI- pow­ered face un­lock tech­nol­ogy and fin­ger­print reader on its back. Dur­ing the test, the AI face un­lock al­lowed me to un­lock the phone fast. The fin­ger­print un­lock was also re­spon­sive.

The Redmi 6 has a large bat­tery of 3,000 mAh that can sur­vive a day of use on one charge.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 is avail­able in dark grey, gold, blue and black for Bt5,790. There is also a cheaper ver­sion with 3GB RAM and 32GB stor­age for Bt4,790. They are avail­able at Shopee.com and lead­ing IT stores.

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