Overview of smartphone realme 6 Pro: the young punks
Began his career as a sub-brand of OPPO, the company realme for several years has been Autonomous flight and claim a larger market share (at least in the volume of sold devices) outside of China than the former overlord. In the first place due to the most interesting combination of price and performance, which smart phones of this brand can compete with Xiaomi that that Honor – even more devoid of Google services.
Series realme 6 (follower of the realme 3/3 Pro, about which we did a
View out if realme is a real contender for the title of the main hit of the turn of spring and summer 2020.
|realme 6 Pro||realme 3 Pro||Moto G8 Plus||Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro||Huawei P40 lite|
|Display||6.6 inch, IPS, 1080 × 2400, 399 ppi; capacitive multi-touch||6.3 inch, IPS, 1080 × 2340, 409 ppi; capacitive multi-touch||6.3 inch IPS, 2280 × 1080 pixels, 400 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||6.53 inch, IPS, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 395 ppi capacitive, multi-touch||6.4 inch, IPS,
2310 × 1080 pixels (19:9), 398 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|Safety glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass (version not specified)||Corning Gorilla Glass 5||no data|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G: eight cores (2 × Kryo 465 Gold, 2.3 GHz and 6 × Kryo 465 Silver, 1.8 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710: eight cores (2 × Kryo 360 Gold 2.2 GHz and 6 × Kryo 360 Silver, 1.7 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665: four cores Kryo 260 Gold 2.0 GHz + four cores Kryo 260 Silver, 1.8 GHz||Mediatek Helio G90T: eight cores (2 × Cortex A76, 2,05 GHz + 6 × Cortex A55, 2.0 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 810: eight cores (2 × Cortex-A76, the frequency of 2.27 GHz + 6 × Cortex-A55, frequency of 1.88 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 618||Adreno 616||Adreno 610||ARM Mali-G56 MC4||Mali-MP6 G52|
|RAM||8 GB||4/6 GB||4 GB||6/8 GB||6/8 GB|
|Flash memory||128 GB||64/128 GB||64 GB||64/128 GB||128 GB|
|Connectors||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||MicroUSB, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C|
|Slot for memory card||Has a (separate slot for microSD)||Has a (separate slot for microSD)||There are (hybrid slot for microSD/second nano-SIM)||There are (hybrid slot for microSD/second nano-SIM)||Is (hybrid slot nV/second nano-SIM)|
|SIM card||2 × nanoSIM||2 × nanoSIM||2 x nano-SIM||2 x nano-SIM||2 x nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||800/850/900/1700/1900/2100 HSDPA MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 6 (300/150 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300/75 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 5, 8, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 13 (600/100 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40||LTE Cat. 13 (up to 400/75 Mbit/s), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 20, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4 GHz/5GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4 GHz/5GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5 GHz||802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4/5 GHz|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo||GPS (dual band), A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, barometer, magnetometer (digital compass), the sensor of the color spectrum|
|Fingerprint scanner||There||There||There||There||There, on the right side|
|The main camera||The fourth module, 64 + 12 + 8 + 2 MP, ƒ/1,8 + ƒ/2,5 + ƒ/2,3 + ƒ/2,4, phase detection autofocus mostly and teleformula, led flash||Double module: 16 MP, ƒ/1,7 + 5 MP, ƒ/2.4 GHz, phase detection autofocus, led flash||Triple module: 48 MP, ƒ/1,7 + 16 MP, ƒ/2,2 + 5MP, ƒ/2,2 (TOF camera), phase detection autofocus, led flash||The fourth module: 64 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, ƒ/1,9 + ƒ/2,2 + ƒ/2.4 GHz + ƒ/2,4, phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||The fourth module, 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP, ƒ/1,8 + ƒ/2.4 GHz + ƒ/2.4 GHz + ƒ/2,4, phase detection autofocus in the main module, led flash|
|Front camera||16 + 8 MP, ƒ/2,1 + ƒ/2,2, no autofocus, no flash||25 MP, ƒ/2.0, no autofocus, no flash||25 MP, ƒ/2.0, no autofocus, no flash||20 MP, ƒ/2.0, no auto focus, with flash||16 MP, ƒ/2.0, fixed focus, no flash|
|Food||Removable battery: 16,34 W⋅h (4300 mA⋅h, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: of 15.39 W⋅h (4045 mA⋅h, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 15,2 WH (4000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 17,1 W·h (4500 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: of 15.96 WH (4200 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||163,8 × 75,8 × 8.9 mm||156,8 × 74,2 × 8.3 mm||158,4 × 75,8 × 9.1 mm||161.4 m × 76,4 × 8.8 mm||159 × 76 × 8.7 mm|
|Weight||202 g||172 g||188 g||200 g||183 g|
|Protection from water and dust||Splash protection||No||P2i (splash protection)||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 Pie shell realme UI||Android 9.0 Pie shell ColorOS 6||Android 9.0 Pie||Android 9.0 Pie shell MIUI 10||Android 10.0 + EMUI 10|
|Current price||21 990 rubles||15 990 rubles for the version 6/128 GB||15 999 rubles||16 480 rubles for the version 6/64 GB, 18 390 rubles for the version 6/128 GB||16 490 rubles for the version 6/128 GB|
Design, ergonomics and software
In the recent review of the Honor View 30 Pro I pointed to the prophetic status of this device. And realme 6 Pro, which was announced five months later, it expressly confirms neckline with dual camera in the corner is huge and almost frameless screen, side button with fingerprint sensor, rounded edges. They, of course, will not mix (at realme 6 Pro glossy back surface, to the same block with many back-facing cameras, elongated, and not assembled in a black rectangle, as in Honor), but the General direction is quite clear. And such will be many more.
In the case of the realme 6 Pro, however, this circumstance should rather be happy: after all, talking about Honor View 30 Pro and the like, we are talking about smartphones for 35-40 thousand rubles, and here the device with a price almost twice lower with all signs of time on the face. Maybe realme 6 Pro and does not possess a strong personality, but definitely very relevant in execution.
The front panel is almost completely occupied by the screen (or rather, occupied 84.7% of its surface), the frame is visible, in fact, only the bottom (the chin). It covers tempered glass Gorilla Glass 5, the smartphone is equipped with splash guard — without full protection from dive to any depth, but operation in the rain or spilled tea realme 6 Pro must withstand without any problems.
The rear panel is also covered with tempered glass — glossy and rounded edges. As usual in this case, the smartphone looks impressive, but it should be regularly cleaned, to retain its charm. The gadget is very slippery, which almost inevitably leads to the need to wear the device beautiful iridescent color in silicone case (included).
Three color variations: the “blue lightning”, “lightning red” and “orange lightning”. In Russia officially sold only blue realme 6 Pro and red. The latter just came to us to test — in a slightly confusing yellow box, which does not reflect the color contained inside the gadget. Looks gradient, changing from black to crimson-purple colour smartphone with a stylized zipper in the center very cool is disappearing in favor of Matt performances nature, but we will at least get bored.
Dimensions realme 6 Pro 163,8 × 75,8 × 8.9 mm. the Figures themselves do not say anything, you just have to understand that it is really a hefty device, and what to expect from the gadget with a screen diagonal of 6.6 inches. It weighs 202 grams — phones “double hundred” are already starting to get used to.
Faces realme 6 Pro is not made of metal with plastic veins, and entirely of plastic — I would not say that it somehow affects the perception of the gadget as a “less expensive”, especially in the General Assembly and the materials felt very high quality. Functional elements are more or less standard with two surprises: posted by opposing faces of the keys power/lock and volume controls, as well as unexpected for a modern smartphone mini Jack on the bottom edge. Here’s the latest — a special thank you.
The fingerprint scanner is located on the side — recently, it would seem, forgotten the solution suddenly regained strength and is becoming more and more popular. Using a capacitive sensor, which, despite its small area, the scanner provides excellent speed and accuracy. Spitting from the analytical and enter the pin code have very often. If desired, and to insure a facial recognition system — this is the front camera, no additional sensors.
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Works realme 6 Pro running Android 10 (complete with Google Mobile Services) with sheath Realme UI of the first version. Under the unusual name hides familiar to us by OPPO smartphones ColorOS with minimal changes. I note serious progress in the Russification and adaptation of the shell — ridiculous and bizarre inscriptions almost will not meet. The logic behind Realme UI is the same as almost all other shells for Android – the notification curtain from the top, the familiar gestures, the functionality of conventional. In terms of design is a nice bonus — the ability to self-regulate framework for application icons, or remove them altogether. A clear contrast to ColorOS I noticed only one section “Laboratory realme” with experimental features. It this feature was only one — “Access to music in dual mode”, allowing you to stream music at the same time as the cable on the wired headphones and Bluetooth wireless. Total experience with UI Realme positive sheath does not present unpleasant surprises, it operates fast and stable.
Display and sound
A number of characteristics of the realme 6 Pro challenges, if not the flagship, the smartphone with the price in half to two times higher. But still not all — there is not OLED and traditional LCD screen. Albeit not easy — in addition to the huge diagonal (6.6 inches) and respectable resolution (2400 × 1080 pixels, which provides a density of about 400 ppi) it offers the option of a higher frequency of updates. Screen realme 6 Pro can work with traditional 60 Hz and 90 Hz — the picture when scrolling scroll more smoothly, without jerking. Especially the effect will be in the game, albeit only those that support the 90-Hertz mode. In the display settings you can either select the frequency manually or allow the smartphone to decide when it’s regular mode, but when useful to a similar “smoothing”. With constant illumination of 90 Hz battery will sit down much faster.
By itself, the quality panel, with good viewing angles and decent oleophobic coating.
Measured maximum level of brightness without increasing when auto image is 450 CD/m2 — average result. For the level of contrast suitable the same characteristics we had 1352:1.
In display settings you can change the refresh rate, and size of fonts, and activate the blue filter to change color temperature to activate the system display a clock and notification icons on the lock smartphone. There is also a proprietary system “Visual effect OSIE”, which expands the color gamut of the original image, “reprises” color system using machine learning it if you wish, you can disable, although I have not noticed a serious negative impact on the image (as well as a pronounced positive, however). There are preset color — you can choose between “vivid colors” (extended color space) and “tenderness” (sRGB). By default, the smartphone has a bright mode, I measured the color of the screen in both.
In bright mode the color space is already noticeable DCI-P3. The average gamma of the grayscale is 2.32, the curves are rather stable, but the gamma increases dramatically in bright colors. Color temperature is also increased and ranges from 7 000 to 9 000 To — cold colors. The average DeltaE deviation for the extended Color Checker palette (shades of gray + a wide variety of colour shades) is 6,40 (at a rate of 3).
In the “tenderness” has already declared the sRGB color space – but again, the real coverage is only in size, but slightly shifted. Yes, and the General behavior of the screen does not change, on the contrary, the colors become colder and further from the ideal: the average gamma is increased to 2.39, the color temperature increases, reaching on the peak of 9 To 500, and the average DeltaE deviation for the extended palette Color Checker is already 6,74 — not much worse than in the bright mode, but usually still when approaching sRGB the situation is not deteriorating, but improving. Screen realme 6 Pro is configured directly.
But realme 6 Pro well developed as a player — at least due to the presence of the analog output it allows owners of wired headphones not to suffer with adapters. The sound quality when wired connection is normal. When a wireless connection has everything needed to transmit high-resolution data profiles: aptX, LDAC. Mono speaker located on the bottom side — loud enough, and more, perhaps, to say nothing about it.
Hardware and performance
So it was that realme 6 Pro is officially the world’s first smartphone with a new hardware platform middle-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G. And to put it mildly, not the last — is already out, for example, Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S (the closest competitor “six”) and which is to come, I think, a number of gadgets with this processor on Board. It is built on eight cores: two Kryo 465 Gold (modified ARM Cortex-A76) with a clock frequency of 2.33 GHz and six Kryo 465 Silver (ARM Cortex-A55) with a frequency of 1.8 GHz. Responsible for the graphics subsystem Adreno 618 with increased compared to a regular Snapdragon 720 frequency, there is provided a signal processor Hexagon 692, responsible among other things for the neural network operation. Is platform for 8-nm process.
Comparative performance curves, you notice that some exorbitant gain in comparison with competitors, most of which came out last year, the new platform does not achieve the title of game smartphone fully realme 6 Pro still does not deserve. It goes virtually any modern games, but not always with maximum frame rate and on maximum graphics settings. High frequency screen update still useful, and let the king of gamers with realme 6 Pro, you were unlikely to suffer from a noticeable lack of performance is also not necessary.
Will help among other things and very serious for this (and not only) price category RAM — 8 GB DDR4X. At least with this lack of you in the next two to three years experience.
But there can be problems in long gaming sessions — in test, CPU Throttling Test fixed frequency decrease to 68% of the maximum. However, the problems are hardly serious — pay attention to how a graph behaves in the time interval — the fall before the minimum occurred at the beginning of the test, then the decrease in frequency is minimal. So it is hardly possible to speak about serious issues with cooling, and the obtained results can be attributed to the characteristics of software settings: the “brains” of mobile, responsible for energy conservation, did not immediately realize that it is necessary to withdraw the processor at maximum power. The average level of performance was quite respectable 140 GIPS.
In the realme 6 Pro a flash memory standard UFS 2.1 capacity of 128 GB with the option to expand with microSD card – and it uses a dedicated slot. To sacrifice one of the SIM cards do not have.
Communications and wireless communications
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G is not provided 5G modem, but hardly anyone will be on this occasion to mourn — prior to the introduction of new generation networks we have a lot of time, which you will want to change the smartphone. But the LTE modem faster and could supply — supports maximum speed of downloading data 300 Mbps, transmit 150Mbps (LTE Cat. 6). All necessary for the correct operation of 4G in Russia in ranges are present.
And the wireless modules on the spot: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC (supports Google Pay) and navigation module, dual GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, NavIC.
Formally realme 6. Pro got a very solid back of the camera with four modules, and none of them are added just for the amount of the so — called depth sensor is absent here, each chamber performs a particular function: the smartphone gets advanced angle optical two-fold (and five-time hybrid) zoom, and a special module for macro photography.
The main module is built on the basis of the 64-megapixel sensor Samsung GW1 size 1/1,7” (size of a single pixel — 0.8 µm) with phase detection autofocus and lens equivalent focal length of 26 mm and aperture f/1,8. The zoom module is based on sensor resolution 12 Megapixel, 1/3 size,4″ (pixel size of 1.0 µm) with a lens with EGF 54 mm and a maximum aperture of f/2,5; is phase detection autofocus. For advanced angle meets module with a sensor resolution of 8 MP, size 1/4,0″ (a pixel size of 1.12 µm), with a lens with EGF 13 mm and a maximum aperture of f/2,3; without autofocus. Macromodel got a small (1/5,0″) megapixel sensor with a lens focal length of 22 mm and again a fixed focus.
Above you can see examples of shooting for all of the proposed standard focal length. If you want you can choose and twenty times digital zoom, but to talk about the quality of shooting in this mode will not have to. In standard formats have seen very good detail and normal (but not too good) dynamic range at wide and normal angle and at double zoom. If lighting is sufficient, the picture will be decent quality in all of these cases, and, paradoxically, the dynamic range from wide angle module is even wider — however, that’s not so much the dignity of the sensor, and that the “brains” of the smartphone overdone with increasing contrast when shooting into the main module. Five times zoom is already a noticeable drop in detail even in ideal light, but for social networks images can be used. In low light, unfortunately, to get a good picture only on the main module with standard angle — he, like all others, lacks an optical stabilizer, but the high aperture optics and system Quad Bayer can count on a good result. With other focal lengths night make some shots, including when activated the night mode.
However, as I already wrote above about five times the zoom (which is useless at night), for social networks with a successful scenario, you can use a picture with a wide angle of the module: noise reduction works here is very active, the parts are “killed” and there is color distortion, but the overall picture is consistent and relatively tolerant of failures in the shadows. By the way, night mode in the realme 6 Pro is implemented in the classical manner — combine images from multi-frame exposure with subsequent “doumanian” at the expense of neural networks, but the survey is carried out in just a second, and the result is computed even for three. Magic in smartphones, Huawei/Honor, no, but still the level for your twenty with small thousand rubles is not bad.
By default, the main module takes in the resolution of 16 MP, but at any time you can activate the enhanced resolution owning each subpixel and to the image resolution of 64 megapixels. In the case of landscapes and some bright texture in the frame it can be justified.
As smartphones OPPO, in the realme does not disable neural computing in basic mode — to do this, go to the “professional” tab in the manual settings. In any other case, the smartphone will have to recognize the scene and a little to adjust the image according to their perception about beauty. But work neural networks relatively accurately, disable them, usually do not want. However, there is also a “reinforced” mode of operation of neural networks, which is called “colour saturation”. Actually, the name captures the essence of a hundred percent — saturation is lifted up to the limit, the picture looks very contrasty and a bit poisonous.
In portrait mode, there is a soft background defocus, which works well even with the “open” at maximum aperture — there can happen a blur of individual strands of hair, but in General, the smartphone recognizes the object and the background when shooting portraits correctly. Also have switchable beutification with the usual scattering of settings. The lack of portrait mode is the ability to use only one focal length basic camera (26 mm) — when shooting large/medium plan will be noticeable spatial distortion.
Microcamera allows you to capture spectacular close-UPS, but the image suffers from low detail and too active intervention of artificial intelligence, sloppy handling colors and saturation.
The camera app on ColorOS is familiar: easy to navigate, but not too a large number of settings and modes.
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Of course, realme 6 Pro able to record video in 4K at up to 30 frames per second or Full HD at up to 60 frames per second. Available powered, which works in Full HD resolution. It is very effective, example can be found above. Available ability to shoot video with artificial bokeh. The overall level of the videography is quite high, even without the discount on the device class.
Front camera in the realme 6 Pro received two modules: a 16-megapixel lens with an aperture of ƒ/2,1 responsible for the standard angle, and an 8-megapixel lens with an aperture of ƒ/2.2, and — for wide angle. In a selfie-camera of the smartphone is not provided neither autofocus nor flash, but worrying about it is not necessary — it works in almost all situations correctly. There is a portrait mode with background blur, it works only with the standard angle, but beutification available with any angle.
In regard to battery, things are so-so: realme 6 Pro is equipped with a battery capacity of 16,34 W⋅h (4300 mA⋅h, 3.8 V). For a smartphone with such a big LCD screen is, in fact, end-to-end: if you use the gadget in regular mode, not through the screen in a continuous mode and not lifting the brightness to the maximum, the charge will last a full day without any problems. But at maximum load (if you do not come off from the smartphone for a second and then puzzled him demanding applications) he will sit for 7-8 hours. Nothing, of course, but not record levels.
In our test with playing Full HD-video on maximum brightness with the included Wi-Fi and auto-update, the result was just over 8 hours. Average — not outstanding, but not a failure.
For charging current USB Type-C (USB 2.0), works branded quick charging 30 watts of power. With its help, the smartphone is charged fully in just over an hour. Wireless charging is not supported.
The company realme continues massive attack on the international smartphone market: the entire series 6, and model 6 Pro in particular, look like adequate competitors for current offerings Redmi and Huawei/Honor, new devices which lack Google’s services and, accordingly, the number of applications tied to these services.
If to speak specifically about realme 6 Pro, it does not fully justify issued by the manufacturer the title of camera as the shooting is good, but not outstanding smartphone for its price range. Well, a fresh hardware platform “on paper” looks better than in real tasks. But due to the total characteristics of contemporary design with a distinctive “lightning”, a large and high quality screen with a 90-Gerasim mode, very fast, good (and dual) front-facing camera, as well as a number of pleasant things that come “from below”, like a mini-Jack and triple slot cards realme 6 Pro is very attractive, especially in the period reduced to 22 thousand rubles prices.
- large screen with high-frequency mode;
- excellent dual front-facing camera;
- good (but no more) rear camera;
- very fast charging;
- there is a mini Jack and there is a dedicated slot for a memory card;
- current and have their own character design.
- no stabilization when recording 4K video;
- huge dimensions;
- the mediocre display is configured.