The Realme 6i is a budget-friendly offering, it has all the important features to stay connected. With a good camera system, this is a plus for content creators who cannot afford the more fancy smartphones.
Pros & Cons
Good camera module
Realme the brand
Known for producing smartphones which have better features for the class they belong to, Realme has carved out a serious portion of the market. The brand is among the top 10 smartphone brands as far as sales go.
Realme started as a sub-brand under Oppo, later it was split into its own brand. There are a lot of options with Realme for budget-friendly smartphones, including the 6i.
The Realme 6i
A budget-friendly buy from Realme, the 6i is running the Andoird 10 OS and has a layer of Realme's own skin. This skin is also known as the user interface, it is called Color Os 6.0. This extra layer allows for some customisations that plain Android does not, such as the Dark Mode which is a lot easier on the eyes.
The chipset that powers this smartphone is the Mediatek Helio G80 which is an octa-core processor and has been fabricated using the 12nm process. This processor is of the budget variety and thus is not as powerful, it can handle daily tasks well and some games but not the heavier games one can play today. It is combined with 4GB of RAM, which is another reason for it being a tad bit slower. The storage space is at 128GB and can be expanded making use of a microSD card. The dedicated card slot allows for another 256GB, taking care of any extra needs.
Camera and display
The camera setup is a quad-camera system, this allows users to take many different kinds of shots. As these technologies become cheaper brands can include these more complex systems into cheaper smartphones. The primary lens on the Realme 6i is at 48MP and shoots a little wide-angle, the secondary is an ultrawide shooter at 8MP and the equivalent of a 13mm lens. The third camera is a 2MP for macro shots and the fourth is a 2MP depth sensor that adds more planes to one's photography.
Combined with the app these cameras can take great images. Low light photography is a little lacking but that is to be expected in cheaper smartphones at this point in time. The selfie shooter is a 16MP camera, it has HDR abilities. Both systems on the front and back can record video at 1080p with the frame rate at 30fps; the main camera can also shoot at 2160p with the same frame rate.
To see all one's photography and to interact with their smartphone the device has a 6.5-inch display. It has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, this brings the pixels per inch to 249. This is a crisp display, based on the IPS LCD technology and has the capacitive touch ability. All this is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Sensors, connectivity and battery
The sensor range is basic and includes the accelerometer, a compass, a proximity sensor and a fingerprint reader that is rear-mounted. For connectivity, Realme has given the 6i WiFI, Bluetooth, GPS, Radio and a Type-C USB port. It is a reversible connector and also has the USB On-The-Go feature, this let is work as a reader for other USB devices. This smartphone also retains the 3.5mm audio jack.
The battery that this smartphone has is a powerful one, at 5000mAh. This is more than ample for one's daily usage.
The Realme 6i is a good smartphone for the budget it is priced at, comprising all the necessary features that are needed to be connected in today's day.