India is the second largest smartphone market, and we see tough competition in the sub-Rs 15,000 price segment. This year, brands flooded this price segment with their phones, and we got to see some great value for money devices like Redmi Note 5 Pro, Realme 2 Pro, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, Honor 8X and more. The Redmi Note 5 Pro was launched in India in February this year, but due to the competition from other brands, the company launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro today in India.
This is the first time we have a successor of the older Redmi Note launching in the same year. Still, it looks like Xiaomi missed the mark. The Redmi Note 6 Pro may be a good phone due to the design or the cameras, but not much has changed if we compare it with the Note 5 Pro. In addition to this, the pricing starts from Rs 13,999 for the 4GB variant. At this price, you get the Realme 2 Pro with Snapdragon 660 and a much better design.
First, let’s talk about the design. The design of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro remains the same as Redmi Note 5 Pro from the back. There is a metal panel with plastic on the top and bottom. The dual cameras are arranged vertically again, similar to the Note 5 Pro. The fingerprint scanner is also on the rear.
On the front, we notice the most significant difference, the notch. Again, Xiaomi simply added a notch on top and kept the bottom chin of the same size as the Note 5 Pro. The notch is also huge, and no, there are no fancy sensors for Face recognition or anything like that. It’s a shame that
The display is a 6.26-inch Full-HD+ panel with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and a 403PPI pixel density. The display brightness goes up to 500 nits, and the contrast ratio is 1500:1. FYI, the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s display has a 450 nits brightness and 1000:1 contrast ratio. The display has Gorilla Glass protection as well (Probably the Gorilla Glass 3).
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has the same processor that powers the Redmi Note 5 Pro i.e., the Snapdragon 636. It is not a bad processor, but when you get the same chipset in Zenfone Max Pro M1 that has a starting price of Rs 9,999, a lot of questions arise. Xiaomi should’ve gone for the Snapdragon 660 to stay in the competition. There is 4/6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. There is a hybrid SIM slot in case you want to expand the storage.
The cameras are something where the Redmi Note 6 Pro is much better than the Note 5 Pro. There is a dual camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 12MP f/1.9 sensor with 1.4μm pixel size and Dual Pixel Autofocus. The secondary camera is a 5MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.12μm pixel size. The Dual Pixel AF on Redmi Note 6 Pro is 30X faster than PDAF that is present on Redmi Note 5 Pro.
There are dual cameras on the front as well. The primary is a 20MP f/2.0 sensor with 4-in-1 Super Pixel technology that results in an effective pixel size of 1.8μm. There is a secondary 2MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 1.75μm pixel size.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro’s camera is full of AI features like AI Scene Detection, Enhanced low-light photography, Face Recognition, AI Portrait Selfie, Adjustable Bokeh, Studio Lighting, Light Trails and more.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 4,000mAH battery that supports Quick Charge 3.0. The phone still has the micro USB port, so that’s a con for sure.
The 4GB + 64GB variant of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is priced at Rs 13,999 whereas the 6GB + 64GB variant at Rs 15,999. Again, you get phones with much better design and processor at this price like the Realme 2 Pro and the Honor 8X. The phone will be available through Mi.com and Flipkart from tomorrow.
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