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Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger
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Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger

Realme 6i the new mid-range smartphone by the young smartphone brand and the smartphone is actually the rebranded version of Realme 6s which was launched in the European market. The new smartphone is actually a toned-down version of Realme 6 which was launched in India in March this year. Realme 6i is coming with the trendy 90hz refresh rate and the smartphone offers a 48 megapixel sensor at the back, this makes the smartphone cheapest performance-oriented mid-ranger. In this article, you will read the Realme 6i review and reveal all the goods and bads of the smartphone and if you are unaware about the specification details then you can check it out by heading over the link. So, without wasting any time let’s dive into the article for the detailed review of the newly announced Smartphone.

Realme 6i Review; Pricing Details

Before we get into the Realme 6i review, let me say the pricing information of the newly launched smartphone. The 4+64GB variant of the smartphone is priced at ₹12,999 while the 6+64GB variant costs ₹14,999.

Realme 6i Review; In The Box

Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger

Along with the phone, you will get the Charger and USB Type-C cable which you can connect for charging as well as to connect the smartphone with the PC. It also comes with a SIM eject pin, and you will also get a flexible Silicon cover to protect the rear side of the smartphone from unwanted scratches. And of course, the box also has a user manual.

Realme 6i Review; Design & Build

The smartphone comes with a dual-tone finish and it will give you an amazing experience while you keep the same in your hand, there is also an amazing design which reflects when you keep the device under the lights and it is eclipse black as we are reviewing that particular colour variant. The smartphone accommodates a quad rear camera setup and that is placed in a vertical orientation at the top left corner along with the Realme branding at the bottom and that is also in a vertical orientation.

Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger

You will get a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and that is embedded in the power button which placed at the right side of the Smartphone and the placement is perfect, as you can able to touch your finger as soon as you grab the device in your hand and the volume rockers along with the SIM card as well as SD card slot is accommodated at the right side of the smartphone.

Moving to the bottom part of the device, you will get a USB Type-C port and that’s a great deal in this price segment along with a 3.5 mm headphone jack along with the speaker grille. There is nothing on the top of the smartphone but the company has implemented a punch-hole design at the front and that will provide you an extra amount of viewing space. Having said that, the build of the device is plastic but it gives you a nice feel as well as a premium look.

Realme 6i Review; Display

Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger

It features a 6.5 inch display along with punch-hole set up at the top left corner of the screen, I feel that it is a bit bigger than the other punch-hole design the device also comes with a 90hz refresh rate and that makes it the cheapest phone with the trendy display rate and the same will also provide a smooth experience. Regarding the quality, the smartphone gives a crisp display along with a nice colour setup and the device also comes with Gorilla Glass protection. Moreover, the display is also fairly good under the outdoor lighting.

Realme 6i Review; Performance

Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger

The latest Realme 6i is powered by MediaTek Helio G90T processor, the same is available on its vanilla variant and that is Realme 6 but the company has made the processor in a way to make the smartphone more popular. The smartphone allows smooth experience in your daily life and the same capture 4K video, it also enables HDR gameplay in PUBG Mobile. It also comes with two variants and that is 4GB RAM along with 6GB of RAM, the company offers the device only in 64GB of internal storage and it would be great if there is a 128 GB internal storage as well.

Realme 6i Review; Camera

Realme 6i rocks quad cameras setup at back and that’s in the combination of a 48 MP primary sensor followed by an 8 MP ultra wide-angle lens, 2 MP black and white portrait lens, and 2 MP macro lens. The smartphone also has a 16 MP front facing camera with f/2.0 aperture. The camera department also supports Portrait Mode, Timelapse, Panoramic View, AI Beauty, HDR, Bokeh Effect, and also supports video stabilization.

Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger

Regarding the camera output, it features a vivid feel and there’s also a decent dynamic range of pictures. That said, if the saturation levels still feel low, then you can enable the signature Realme Chroma Boost mode. The Camera department also identifies the edge on portrait mode that gives accurate as well as good results which will give pleasure to the eye.

The ultrawide sensor as well as macro sensor, the device also provides decent performance and you will not complain for the camera output for the given price. Having said that, the front camera is also pretty good but I feel that the same doesn’t provide good result in the low light conditions. You can check out the camera samples of the device below.

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Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger
Front camera

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Realme 6i Review; Software

Realme 6i Review; An Affordable Mid-ranger

It runs on Android 10 with Realme UI on top, and the smartphone does not come with the banned Chinese applications which really impressive. While booting the smartphone, you will get lots of suggestions for the applications but you can able to skip it all or you can also select if you want any of them to be installed. Realme 6i is also coming with some bloatware but the majority of them can be uninstalled, the smartphone also features handy applications which include the Realme link app and more. Furthermore, you will also get a clean as well as minimalistic user interface and the software is also optimized to provide a smooth experience.

Realme 6i Review; Security

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The smartphone is also coming with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock along with the traditional security options, both the fingerprint scanner as well as face unlock performs really quick and the same will allow you to unlock the device in a flash.

Realme 6i Review; Battery

Realme 6i packs on a 4,300 mAh battery with 30W Flash Charge support but the company and only provides a 20W charging brick in the box, if you can able to spend some extra amount of money then you can purchase the high power adaptor for the charging purpose of the device. Speaking about the performance of the battery in the real life, the smartphone offers good battery life and we charged fully, and the device offered two days of battery with the minimal usage and the same offered one complete day of battery life with a mixed experience like playing a game, listening music, and capturing some photos.

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Realme 6i Review; Verdict

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This Smartphone is coming with all the elements which a user would demand at the current scenario and the device also offers affordable price tag and makes the same as a performance-oriented mid-range smartphone. The device gives you amazing designing language along with the power of MediaTek chipset which will make the task smooth.

So, if you are planning to purchase a pocket-friendly smartphone and expecting some extra amount of features then this Smartphone is meant for you. Drop your thoughts and queries in the comments section below and I will be happy to help you.

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Realme 6i

₹12,999
9.2

Design & Build

9.2/10

Display

9.7/10

Performance

9.0/10

Camera

8.9/10

Software

9.3/10

Pros

  • 90Hz smooth display
  • 30W charging capability
  • Fast fingerprint sensor
  • Quad camera setup
  • Good performance

Cons

  • Front camera to be improved

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