Realme 6i - A Great Budget Smartphone From Realme 9

Realme 6i – A Great Budget Smartphone From Realme

Realme 5 series was a big hit previous year it was one of the best smartphones to buy under ₹15,000, then came the Realme 6 series, and a strange thing happened, the Non-Pro model had a better SoC than the Pro Model.
and now we have the Realme 6i, which uses the SoC used on the Realme 6, and is kind of a little brother to the Realme 6i.
Here is a Detailed Specification Overview of the Realme 6i.

Realme 6i Specification Table

SpecificationsRealme 6i
Display6.5-inches IPS-LCD FHD+ Display
1080X2400 Pixels, 20:9 Aspect Ratio
~90% Screen to Body ratio, Pixel Density of 405 PPI
90Hz Refresh Rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
CPUMediatek Helio G90T
Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G76 MC4
Memory4/6GB LPDDR4x RAM
Storage64 UFS2.1 Storage
Camera/Optics48 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.3(Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Lens)
2 MP B/W (Depth Lens)
Video Recording Options[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps
Front Camera16 MP, f/2.0(Wide Lens)
Battery4300mAh Battery
30W Fast Charger
ConnectivityWifi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
SecurityFingerPrint-Sensor(Side Mounted)
Face-Unlock
Headphone JackYes.

Specification Details
https://www.realme.com/in/realme-6i/specs.

Design and Build Quality

The Design and Build Quality of the Realme 6i is same as the Realme 6, it has a plastic frame and a plastic back, on the back we have the quad-camera setup on the top left, and on the front, we have a punch-hole display, which selfie camera being on the top left side.

Display

Realme 6i

Realme 6i has a 6.5-inches IPS-LCD FHD+ Display, with a native resolution of 1080X2400(FHD+) Pixels, an aspect ratio of 20:9, a screen to body ratio of ~90%, Pixel Density of 405 PPI, it has 90Hz Refresh Rate panel and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Yes, the Display is the same one as the one used in Realme 6.

Performance

Realme 6i

Realme 6i is powered by the Mediatek Helio G90T, which is an Octa-core SoC with 2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 and is coupled with Mali-G76 MC4 GPU, in terms of performance it is much superior to that of the 6 Pro as the Helio G90T is much ahead of the Snapdragon 730G. In comparison, the 6 Pro uses a Snapdragon 720G.
So there are no issues in performance, day to day usage feels excellent, and it can also play almost all the heavy titles at medium settings.
And yeah it is the same SoC as the one used in Realme 6

Memory and Storage

It has two memory options 4/6GB LPDDR4x RAM and one storage option 64GB UFS2.1 storage.

Camera/Optics

Optics is the biggest and only difference between the Realme 6 and Realme 6i.
The Realme 6i has a Quad Camera setup.
48 MP, f/1.8(Wide Lens)
8 MP, f/2.3(Ultrawide Lens)
2 MP, f/2.4, (Macro Lens)
2 MP B/W (Depth Lens)

Video Recording Options Include
[email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps

For Selfies, it has a 16 MP, f/2.0(Wide Lens) punch-hole camera.

Battery

Realme 6i

Realme 6i has a 4300mAh battery with 30-W Fast Charging support, which can charge the smartphone from 0 to 100% in 55mins.
And again it is the same one as the one used in Realme 6.

Audio

It has a Single Bottom Firing speaker, the speakers are loud of good quality considering the price range.

Security

Realme 6i

It has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, which is pretty fast and accurate, The Face-unlock works very well.

User-Interface

Realme 6i

It has the new Realme UI instead of the normally used ColorOS and is based on top of Android 10.0, it is pretty good.

Extra

Realme 6i

Realme 6i along with Realme 6 are probably the only phones under ₹15,000 which has splash resistant certification.

Pricing

Realme 6i is Priced at
4GB+64GB : 12,999
6GB+64GB : 14,999

4/64GB

6/64GB

Conclusion

IF you look at the Price Point, that is at under ₹15,000 then I don’t think that the Realme 6i has any type of cons, it has a very good build quality, great processor, good camera setup for this price range, great display, great battery life, good audio, splash resistant.
Simply saying its a Realme 6 with the toned-down camera setup.

Early Verdict

  • Good CPU/GPU
  • Good Build Quality
  • Great Display
  • Great Camera Setup
  • Very Good Selfie Camera
  • Great Battery life
  • Ample Amount of Storage
  • Good Audio
  • Splash Resistant

Visual Image Credits
https://www.realme.com/in/realme-6i

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