A 64MP smartphone you can afford
Build Quality8.5
Design8.9
Ease of use9
Performance8.5
Value for money8.5
8.7Overall Score

The new realme 6 does not disappoint at its price range. 

realme Philippines has finally unveiled and launched its latest mid-range smartphone, realme 6. It comes with a 64MP AI Quad Camera, a processor perfect for gaming, and an Ultra Smooth Display to immerse yourself in anything that you do with your smartphone. Can the realme 6 reach the standard and be the newest addition in the pro camera gaming? Find out in our review.

Design and Build

The realme 6 has two color variants, namely Comet White and Comet Blue, which may appear to be a bit more purple (but I’m not complaining). realme really won’t back down with their rear design as they continuously innovate and apply unique patterns. The realme 6’s color names reflect what the device can do as comets are extremely bright and fast.

Living up to the speed of its namesake, the realme 6’s fingerprint sensor, which functions as the power button (on the right side of the phone), takes only 0.29 seconds to unlock. On the left side of the phone, you will find the volume rocker and dual-nano SIM card tray with a dedicated microSD slot. On the bottom are the 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, USB Type-C, and speaker. The realme 6’s size is 162.1mm x 74.8mm x 8.9mm and weighs 191g. It also uses Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for its screen. 

In addition to the very beautiful comet-inspired design is the rear 64MP AI Quad Camera–a setup composed of 64MP main + 8MP wide-angle, 2MP portrait, and 2MP macro with 4cm Focus Distance. For the in-display camera, you will find a hole-punch 16MP with a 79.3° FOV.

AI Quad Camera

For the front-facing 16MP camera, the images produced were satisfactory. The AI tech which works as a smart beauty mode can smoothen your skin, make your face thinner, enlarge you eyes, adjust the size of your nose, chin, face and give yourself a touch up. Although, in my opinion, I don’t really favor the AI adjusting facial features to a point that it would even remove natural beauty marks such as moles or birth marks.

For the 64MP rear camera, it features a Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor which is designed to take bright and sharp photos in any lighting. The photos taken show crisp details; although it may easily be overexposed or over-sharpened. However, with the right lighting conditions needed, the colors are both vibrant and adequately saturated. Looking at the portrait shots, blurring can sometimes be inconsistent but at least the edges don’t appear harsh. For the Super Nightscape 2.0, it’s pretty impressive that it can capture the colors of of the subject even with very limited lighting.

The videos can shoot up to 4K/30fps, 1080P/120fps, and 720P/240fps slo-mo video recording. It also has a UIS Max Video Stabilization, however, it’s better to have a stand or tripod when shooting. It also has Ultra Wide-Angle Video and Real-time Bokeh Effect Video. (insert comments about the quality)

Under the hood

It operates with the realme UI which is based on Android 10. It has an octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T processor and ARM G76 to power up realme 6 and taking gaming on a different level. I didn’t experience any gaming lags and I loved the graphics, although it heated up a little bit and the battery drained quicker after playing with it the whole day. 

Gaming has also improved with the 90Hz Ultra Smooth Display, 6.5” with a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio and a resolution 2400×1080 FHD+. The screen brightness is excellent with 480 nits peak brightness, which is sufficient to use under the sun (except when it’s exceptionally too sunny)

I have no complains multi-tasking but I do get impatient with the amount of time my photos take to load when I plan to send them online. The realme 6’s connectivity supports 5G Wi-Fi, LTE, and Bluetooth. It has also been very accurate using applications that require using my location such as Grab and Waze. 

Lastly, you can enjoy all these features with the power of a 4,300mAh battery which supports 30W Flash Charge, giving you only about an hour to fully charge!

Opinion:

Overall, realme still maintains offering a great value for money for a mid-range smartphone. Comparing it to its predecessor realme 5 Pro, it has definitely upgraded most of its features however it is hard to maintain its affordable price point that is why it had MediaTek as its processor instead of Snapdragon. It’s surprising hat this smartphone with a 64MP camera cost only P11,990 or P13,990

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