The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro is available now in the market with the notch along with time tested Snapdragon 625. Let’s find out if it’s worth your money!
Redmi 6 Pro, In depth review
Xiaomi is certainly on a roll this year. We are having a new MI phone almost every moth and this time not only one but three devices have landed in India. This shows how serious the company is about the Indian market.
The launch of multiple mid range smart phones seems like an attempt to lure the Indian market customers for sure. The Redmi 6 Pro we are reviewing today could be very well perceived as MI A2 Lite since the hardware is exactly the same, except that it runs on MIUI not stock Android.
Design Of Redmi 6 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro looks identical to almost all the Redmi phones launched this year. There is metal unibody design which makes sense for this segment where durability is a much more sought feature than stunning looks of a glass design.
The phone is built for rough and tough use and will surely take a few scratches and bumps with smile.
Up front, we have the Xiaomi hugging the notch display. The notch contains the front camera, proximity sensor and the earpiece. As the problems with the past Xiaomi phones, button on this fail to impress, they are made of plastic and are wobbly.
When you hold it in hand you realise this is by no means the slimmest phone in the market. However, a 4000 mAh battery is housed into a relatively compact frame. Hand grip is really good with Redmi 6 Pro.
Overall, the Redmi 6 Pro is compact, functional and durable.
Display Of Redmi 6 Pro
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro boasts of a 5.84 inch display on front. It comes with an IPS LCD panel that Xiaomi used with almost every mid-range phones. The aspect ratio is 19:9, thanks to the top design and the full HD+ resolution. The screen is quite vibrant and rich, however this phone can’t stream HD content through Netflix and Amazon Prime since it doesn’t meet the standards of Widevine L1 DRM.
The notch design helps in making space for status display and icons don’t take up the real estate for the content display.
With Redmi 6 Pro, you get the options to tweak colour temperature, however that’s not advisable. It also comes with a blue light filter and the option of tapping the screen to wake it up. The display is colour accurate. Overall, the Redmi 6 Pro is a good phone you have long commutes to work via public transport.
Performance of Redmi 6 Pro
The Redmi 6 Pro is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 down the hood. It comes with 3/4 GB RAM and 32/64 GB storage variants. There is nothing fancy or outlandish about the chipset, but’s nevertheless it’s very very reliable. Overall, it’s at par with other Snapdragon 625 powered smartphones in the market.
While using, we found the phone to quite responsive and fast. However, you might have to wait for few seconds when you launch memory heavy apps and having too many apps open in the background make the phone a bit sluggish and slow. Thermal heat map is kept in check and there isn’t much of noticeable heat generated even when this smartphone is stressed.
If you happen to be a hardcore gamer, this is not the best choice for you. If you try playing games on Redmi 6 pro, it shall run on low graphics and gameplay will become laggy after a while.
UI Of Redmi 6 Pro
Redmi 6 Pro uses Xiaomi’s MIUI 9.6. The same phone is branded as Mi A2 Lite in European markets which comes with stock Android. MIUI is power packed with sweet features and take noticeable inspiration from Google’s material design. Certainly, you have the option to change the theme and icons. The phone supports gesture based navigation as well.
The Redmi 6 Pro comes with dual camera unit at the back which pops out slightly. Primary sensor is 12MP with 1.25umm pixel pitch and f/2.2 aperture lens. There is EIS for videos. Another sensor is 5MP to capture depth of photos clicked. Selfie camera is 5MP sensor with a f/2.0 lens.
The camera performs decently well for the price range. The photos are fairly sharp and crisp. There is not noticeable shutter lag whatsoever.
When it comes to low light shooting, there is a noticeable shutter lag. The portrait mode works just fine for most of the cases, however it’s not that good as Mi A2.
Selfies are colour rich and vibrant, the results are great overall.
Battery is one of the highlights of Redmi 6 Pro. It’s massive at 4000 mAh, it easily lasts for over a day. There is dash/quick charging available hence it needs to be plugged in for around 1.5-2 hours.
Should I buy Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro?
The Redmi 6 Pro is a reliable and functional compact phone at a very tight budget. There are certainly other good phones like Realme 1 and Assus Zenfone Max Pro M1. But, depending on your pocket, this is certainly a perfect buy in this segment. You may like it or hate it, but overall, we here at ReviewBaba certain recommend Redmi 6 Pro as good phone in this budget.
NOTE : As of writing this article Redmi 6 Pro is on flash sale on Amazon