The latest lineup of affordable mid-range smartphones released by Realme is composed of three devices: Realme 6, Realme 6i and Realme 6 Pro
They cover three price segments, but all of them can be considered mid-rangers. Which phone should you go for? Depending on the kind of user you are, the answer to this question is different. There is no doubt about the fact that Realme 6 Pro is overall the most advanced one, followed by Realme 6. But not under every aspect. In this comparison, we will highlight for you the differences between the specifications of Realme 6, 6i and 6 Pro.
Realme 6 vs Realme 6i vs Realme 6 Pro
|Realme 6||Realme 6i||Realme 6 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm, 191 grams||164.4 x 75.4 x 9 mm, 199 grams||163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9 mm, 202 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.5 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 405 ppi, IPS LCD||6.5 inches, 720 x 1600p (HD+), 270 ppi, IPS LCD||6.6 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 399 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Helio G90T, octa-core 2.05 GHz||Mediatek Helio G80, octa-core 2.0 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|MEMORY||4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||3 GB RAM, 64 GB – 4 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, Realme UI||Android 10, Realme UI||Android 10, Realme UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.3, f/2.4 and f/2.4|
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.3, f/2.4 and f/2.4|
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Quad 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.5, f/2.3 and f/2.4|
Dual 16 + 8 MP f/2.1 and f/2.2 front camera
|BATTERY||4300 mAh, fast charging 30W||5000 mAh, fast charging 18W||4300 mAh, fast charging 30W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, splash resistant||Dual SIM slot, splash resistant||Dual SIM slot, splash resistant|
At first glance, the vanilla Realme 6 has the most elegant design because it is more minimalistic. While the 6i comes with a notch and 6 Pro has a dual punch-hole, the vanilla version has just a single punch hole in the display. But the 6 Pro wins the design comparison because it is the only with a glass back and its rear side is way more attractive than Realme 6. The silver medal obviously goes to the vanilla version. But each of these phones has a good build quality and protection against water (they are splash resistant).
The displays of Realme 6 and 6 Pro offer exactly the same specifications with the exception of the diagonal: the Pro variant has a slightly wider 6.6-inch screen (but it comes with a dual punch hole instead of a single one). In both cases, you get a Full HD+ resolution, a 90 Hz refresh rate, and a 120 Hz touch-sampling rate, as well as a high 480 nits brightness. The 6i is inferior with its 6.5-inch display sporting a lower HD+ resolution and a standard 60 Hz refresh rate. So if you need a very nice display, either go for the IPS panel of the Realme 6 or the 6 Pro without thinking twice.
Specs & Software
Despite it is mounted on a more affordable version, the Helio G90T found on the vanilla Realme 6 has actually better CPU and GPU performance than the Snapdragon 720G found on the 6 Pro. A lot of people prefer Qualcomm’s chipsets due to MediaTek’s past, but that is the truth. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 720G has a way lower energy consumption than Helio G90T as it is built with a 7 nm production process. The memory configurations in which the two handsets are offered are the same. Realme 6i is powered by an Helio G80 chipset which is inferior to both Helio G90T and Snapdragon 720G, but it is still a very nice SoC with high GPU capabilities. With the whole trio, you get Android 10 out of the box, customized by Realme UI.
Realme 6 Pro has the most advanced cameras and despite it is not a high-end camera phone, it includes a telephoto sensor with 2x optical zoom. It even comes with an ultrawide dual front camera. Its camera potentialities are superior to Realme’s mid-rangers released during the last year, including the Realme X2. Currently, the only better camera phones from Realme are the X2 Pro and the X50 Pro 5G. The silver medal goes to the vanilla Realme 6 coming with a quad rear camera, but it lacks a telephoto sensor and an ultrawide front camera.
Realme 6i is able to offer the longest battery life thanks to a huge 5000 mAh battery and a display packing a lower resolution and a standard refresh rate. Right after, there is 6 Pro which achieves a better result thanks to its efficient Snapdragon 720G chipset.
Realme 6 and 6i are available globally with price tags starting from €199 and €229, while 6 Pro is still an Indian exclusive with a price starting from Rs. 16,999 in the peninsula. At the end of the day, the 6 Pro wins the comparison. But if you do not care a lot about cameras, maybe Realme 6 is enough for you. The 6i boasts the longest battery life, but the other specs are inferior to both 6 and 6 Pro.
Realme 6 vs Realme 6i vs Realme 6 Pro: PROs and CONS
- Biggest battery
- More affordable
- Inferior cameras, hardware, and display
- Great design
- Very good display
- Most powerful chipset
- Still good price
- Nothing particular
Realme 6 Pro
- Good display
- Ultrawide front camera
- Better rear cameras
- Qualcomm SoC
- Highest price