The Chinese brand realme has emerged as a competitive player in the smartphone industry. Realme recently launched the Realme 6 in the Kenyan market. The screen is Gorilla Glass 3. On the right is the power button. The sim card tray is on the left and also are the volume buttons are on the left which seems to be an OPPO and realme feature. At the bottom, you will find the speaker, the headphone jack, microphone and the realme 6 USB-C charging port. This phone comes with a charger as per standard but it does not come with earphones.
After using the phone these are some of the best features of the Realme 6.
Realme 6 has a screen size of 6.5 inches and a resolution of 1080 X 2400 pixels with an IPS LCD capacitive touch screen and 16M colours. These, however, are not the most impressive features of its display. Realme 6 has a refresh rate of 90Hz which sets it apart from other Android phones in its price range. The 90Hz refresh rate makes it ideal for mobile gamers. The vibrant screen makes for a great movie watching experience as well as browsing the internet.
The phone has a Mediatek MT6785 Helio G90T chipset and it runs on an octa-core processor. These features combined with the 90Hz refresh rate give a user a wonderful experience when accessing different apps simultaneously. More significantly, gamers have a smooth experience with the phone.
The Helio G90T is known as a gaming processor and so if you are a gamer looking to play PUBG Mobile, the mobile version of Call of Duty or Asphalt 9 and such games, this is the gaming smartphone.
Realme 6 UI which is based on Android 10 has several features including gesture navigation as well as customization options which give a user a good experience. Moreover, the phone’s audio performance matches competitors and a speaker at the bottom and an audio jack at the bottom next to a USB-C charge port.
The realme 6 is good at handling different tasks so you should have a great experience multitasking between different apps. \The phone does come with some bloatware which you can easily uninstall. The phone also comes with different modes for your personal performance. These are standard mode, focus mode (which allows you to set times during which your phone will block distractions) and driving mode (which allows you to connect to your Bluetooth so that you can be able to drive and talk at the same time).
With how busy life has gotten, we all want a phone that reflects this speed. The realme 6 caters to this need effectively as it has a fast charge capacity. Its 4300mAh battery supports a 30W fast charge system which is great. While the 4300mAh battery isn’t the biggest battery pack for smartphones in this price range, the fast charge feature is quite convenient juices up the phone from 0% to 100% in approximately less than an hour. The battery life for a moderate user is decent too. It has different modes so depending on your needs you can choose which of the 3 modes you want to use between performance, standard or non-performance modes.
The Realme 6 comes in two colours; Comet blue and Comet white. The names of the colour hint at the unique design feature of the phone. While the front of the phone is pretty similar to other phones with no button at the front and just a camera pinhole at the top, the back of the phone has a comet-like design.
The phone could feel slightly heavy as it is 191g with a 6.5 inches display screen. However, the power button which is also the fingerprint scanner is placed on the right while the volume buttons and the dual SIM card slots are on the left-hand side make it pretty easy to use.
This is the comet white version.
5. Camera Performance
The realme 6 has 5 camera, one at the front and four at the back. The main camera is a quad-camera (64MP +8MP +2MP +2MP). The 64MP has a large 1/1.72” sensor and an f/1.8 26mm lens which should shoot in binned 16MP mode. The 8MP offers an ultrawide-angle camera while the 2MP depth sensor not only aids with bokeh rendering but also ensures your final image has enhanced contrast. Finally, the other 2MP macro camera has a lens that focuses at a distance of 4cm away for closer shots. For photo lovers, the Realme 6 will ensure that you get quality images.
The front selfie camera is 16MP f/2.0 and has a fixed focus. You might need to get your lighting correct to get a detailed and sharp selfie. Additionally, it has plenty of filter tweaks that you can lay around with. The night mode may give you mixed results but the other shots – daylight, regular, portraits, bokeh and selfies are good. Experiment with the filters but be careful also when using them because you can’t undo what you have done with the filters. If you are planning a shoot or something like that take into consideration these important notes – Phone Photography: How To Do An Awesome Photo Shoot With A Smartphone
The realme 6 has different modes – portrait, beauty, HDR, night, expert, ultra macro, 64M, SLO-MO, pano and timelapse.
Here are different shots in different lighting and modes that were taken using the realme 6.
We loved this phone for the great gaming and selfie experience. The only thing that might or might not be a deal-breaker for you might be the fact that it does not have earphones. But you can buy the realme Buds Air Neo which are now available and use them with the realme 6.
The realme Buds Air Neo comes with an instant Auto Connection, a 13mm Dynamic Bass Boost Driver, a Bluetooth 5.0 connection, which means that you can play hundreds of songs in your Playlist for up to 17 hours.
The earphones were on sale from Thursday 10th September. The realme Buds Air will retail at Ksh 4,999. They come with the R1 True Wireless Chip that uses a new generation of dual-channel transmission technology, creating a fast and stable connection between the user’s phone and the realme Buds Air Neo to give you an outstanding true wireless experience.
For those who love bass, realme Buds Air Neo has 13mm large sound unit that uses high-quality polyurethane and titanium for an incredible sound experience especially for those who love bass. The flexibility of polyurethane combined with the rigidity of titanium allows realme Buds Air Neo to provide both deep, powerful bass and clear treble ranges. A special opening allows for clear vocals in mid-range frequencies.
Realme has different phones in different price ranges. The Realme 6 is part of the middle price range phones. It’s currently retailing at approximately Ksh 28,990. If you are a gamer or you like to take selfies, this is definitely a phone to check out.
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