A smartphone from Realme that is budget-friendly and has ample power to be handling one's gaming. The Realme 6 also has a quad-camera setup for the main module and is splash-proof.
Pros & Cons
Clean user interface
No stabilisation for 4K video
Originally Oppo had a sub-line under the Realme label, later this was separated into an independent brand. Realme, now, is one of the most used smartphone brands; it is in the list of top 10 smartphone brands by sale volume.
The brand is known for producing a lot of smartphones that have good features but are for affordable prices, this includes the Realme 6 as such a model.
The Realme 6 internals and OS
Released alongside the Realme 6 Pro, the Realme 6 is a mid-range smartphone. Powered by a powerful processor, the brand chose the MediaTek Helio G90T. Built with two Cortex-A76 cores clocked at 2.05GHz and six that are clocking 2.0GHz. Combined with 4GB of RAM and 128GB storage, which can be extended via a microSD card. The storage uses the UFS 2.1 storage standard making it a lot faster in performance. Graphics are handled by an integrated Mali-G76 MC4.
For the OS, Realme has changed their regular ColorOS which is a system from Oppo. Now their smartphones have RealmeUI, this is layered on top of Android 10 making the customisation options more diverse. This includes things such as Digital Wellbeing, Focus Mode, Dark Mode, and Riding Mode among others. Realme Dual-Mode Audio is also included which allows on to use the Bluetooth and headphones at the same time. This RealmeOS does have bloatware so one can get rid of things they do not need.
This is the first time there is a smartphone in this range that has a 90Hz refresh rate for its display. This makes the viewing a lot better on its 6.5-inch screen. The resolution is at 1080 x 2400pixels, bringing the pixels per point to 405. The display on the Realme 6 is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. With 403 nits of brightness, the display is clear even outside in the sunlight.
Packing a quad-camera setup for the main module. The primary is a 64MP sensor, with an 8MP wide-angle camera that has 119 degrees of view, a 2MP monochrome camera and a 2MP macro shooter. For selfies, they have a 16MP sensor. The camera app is similar to what they had before, with multiple shooting modes and AI abilities.
Video shooting tops out at 4K for the rear camera and 1080p for the front camera. For the main camera, you can choose to shoot 1080p at 60fps. Stabilisation only works for the latter though, not for 4K recording.
Connectivity, sensors and battery
The connectivity range is near complete, it has WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio and a port for USB. This is a Type-C reversible connector. This port also works as a USB On-the-GO, which allows users to access USB devices on their smartphone. For sensors, the Realme 6 has a proximity sensor, a compass, a gyro and a fingerprint reader that is mounted on the side. This side mounting is interesting as it is a faster reach possibly. This smartphone also retains the audio jack that is fast becoming a legacy.
The battery powering all these systems is a Li-Polymer cell at a capacity of 4300mAh. Another interesting feature is splash resistance, saving the smartphone from moisture and small spills.
The Realme 6 is a budget-friendly smartphone, the brand is working on making smartphones like this which have ample power for gaming as well. They may not be able to handle the more powerful games but are good for most games.
The colours are funky, with a comet-like design on the back.