realme 6 pro is one of the latest phones realme has released. But can it live up to its name? Does it really have a Pro performance? Let’s find out.
The unit I have is in Lightning Blue. The lightning design at the back is stunning. It looks holographic. Here in the Philippines, we have 2 color options, my personal favorite, Lightning blue and the other one, Lightning Red. The top part has a microphone. On the left are the sim tray and volume rockers. On the right side are the integrated side-mounted fingerprint scanner and power/lock button so you can be sure of fast unlocking. At the front are the punch holes for the dual selfie camera. The pre-installed screen protector and the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection have increased the screen’s scratch resistance.
It has 6.6″ FHD+ IPS LCD display, with 1080P resolution and 399 PPI. The screen is really good plus it is also compatible with HDR10. The 90Hz refresh rate makes it fluid. Although I personally prefer a 120hz refresh rate, the 90Hz is not too bad for its price. I also like the placement of the punch hole camera. It doesn’t bother me during my media consumption.
Android 10, Realme UI
Snapdragon 720G (8 nm)
64GB 6GB RAM
128GB 6GB RAM
128GB 8GB RAM
The AnTuTu Benchmark score is 285,287. This score is above the normal scores of midrange phones. This is actually not my first time running AnTuTu Benchmark on this phone. The previous ones even reached 288k and 289.
My Asphalt 9 gameplay is also smooth and without any issue. No framedrops nor lags. However, it was not able to generate all the graphics, so still it’s not yet a flagship-level phone.
64 MP, f/1.8, (wide)
12 MP, f/2.5, (telephoto) 2x optical zoom
8 MP, f/2.3, (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
16 MP, f/2.1
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
The 64 MP lens uses the Samsung GW1 sensor. The images are sharp and detailed. Even if you zoom in, the photos are still clear. I can’t say though that it has natural colors because it looks saturated to me.
Next is the telephoto lens that has up to 2X optical zoom at 5-20x hybrid zoom. Usually, if we use the zoom to the fullest, the images are no longer usable. But here, even though we used the full zoom, the photos are still clear.
The Super Nigthscape feature of realme 6 Pro is also really good. In the sample photos, even in a very dark environment, the photos are sharp.
The video in 4k 30fps is stable with the help of Gyro-Electronic Image Stabilization. It also has Ultra Steady mode, however, if you enable it while in 4k, it will automatically downscale to 1080p 30fps. But comparing the 4k 30fps video without the Ultra Steady mode with the 1080p 30fps video with Ultra Steady mode, the 4k video seems to be more stable. Some more work is needed with this Ultra Steady mode feature.
The Selfie camera for me is the best among these lenses. It is sharp and detailed and even has a bokeh. It has Electrical Image Stabilization that makes your video very stable. This is recommended for vloggers.
I just like to mention a difference between Realme 6 and Realme 6 Pro cameras.
Realme 6 has a depth sensor but lacks a telephoto lens. That’s why in my sample images, the realme 6 has better edge detection.
Realme 6 Pro on the other hand has a telephoto lens but lacks depth sensor.
Please watch the full video to see the sample photos and videos.
Charging and Battery
Li-Po 4300 mAh battery
Fast charging 30W
I tested the battery life using PC Mark while the 90hz refresh rate was enabled. And the result was impressive! It reached 12 hours and 16 minutes screen on time. So if you are going to use the 60Hz refresh rate, you can even get 13 to 15 hours SOT.
Here’s the log of the charging time test I did:
30% – 13mins
60% – 31mins
80% – 42hour mins
100% – 1hours 09mins
It is not too far from the realme’s advertised charging time which is 57 minutes.
The only variant available in the Philippines is 8GB RAM + 128GB.
I would recommend this phone for the following reasons:
- Very Good display
- Good Camera
- Good Battery life and short charging time.
So, does realme 6 Pro really have a Pro performance? My answer is, Yes. The overall performance is good. However, if you are more into gaming, I recommend you go for realme 6. But if you are more into mobile Photography, realme 6 Pro is the better option.