Reviewed: Xiaomi Redmi 6 pro

A Brief Hands-On On A Well Crafted Mid-Ranger

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There has been an increase of budget smartphone recently in the Asian markets and Xiaomi is one of the leading budget smartphone maker has continued to please their consumers by relentlessly launching series of smartphones at a very aggressive price. Last week Xiaomi introduced another series of smartphone, the Redmi 6 series. This is the review of the Redmi 6 Pro.

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DISPLAY

The Redmi 6 Pro features a 5.84-inch FHD+ display, it has a 1080×2280 screen resolution with a 19:9 aspect ratio display. The screen gets pretty bright with brightness up to 500 nits. The pixel density is 432 PPI. The Redmi 6 Pro has a small notch at the top and a big chin at the bottom, overall it’s a great display considering the price.

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DESIGN

The Redmi 6 Pro has the same design language as all the other Xiaomi smartphone and it’s quite boring. It has an aluminium body with soft rounded edges. The Redmi 6 Pro sports a huge 4000 mAh battery that Xiaomi claims to last 2 days. The fingerprint sensor is located at the back. Unfortunately, it has a Micro-USB instead of USB type C. The 3.5 mm headphone jack is located at the top along with the Infrared sensor which is a neat and useful feature. The single speaker is located at the bottom beside the Micro-USB port.

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CAMERA

The Redmi 6 Pro sports a vertically-mounted dual camera set up at the back. The primary camera is a 12MP f/2.2 sensor combined with a 5MP secondary sensor. The Redmi 6 Pro comes with Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) as well. The camera can record 1080p videos @ 30fps. The camera has AI features like smart scene detection and object detection. It has 5 MP front camera that also sports AI features like AI portrait and AI beauty mode. The front camera also supports face unlock.

SPECIFICATION

The Redmi 6 Pro comes in two setups 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB. It features Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 mobile platform with clock speeds up to 2.0 GHz. It runs MIUI 9.6 out of the box, the company’s Proprietary UI layer over Android 8.1 Oreo. It comes in four colour options – Red, Blue, Black and Gold. It has dual sim support and an additional expandable storage slot up to 256GB which is sweet. It supports Bluetooth 4.2.

PRICING

The Redmi 6 Pro is priced at 10,999 rupees ($153) for the 3GB+32GB variant and 12,999 rupees for the 4GB+64GB variant ($180), the Redmi 6 Pro will be available exclusively on Amazon.in as well as on mi.com starting September 11 at 12 noon and subsequently at Mi Homes, Xiaomi’s own retail stores.

 

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