Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
So the very popular Redmi Note line by Xiaomi has added yet another model in the Redmi Note 6 Pro. It is becoming a household name this, Xiaomi- in the Kenyan market to be exact since globally Xiaomi is already a welcomed and accepted brand. I urge other smartphone manufactures to be on the lookout since soon- tables will be turning on them. The smartphone space has become a, what does your smartphone have to offer instead of the traditional what brand is your smartphone place. And like I always say, competition is good for the end user- in the end, we pay for these smartphones but we really do get the value for our money. Enough talk now let us take a closer look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro- now that’s a long name. Below is a list of its features.
- Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- GSM, HSPA and LTE network technology
- 6.26 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, 403 ppi density
- Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
- Android 8.1 (Oreo); MIUI 9
- Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm) chipset
- Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 CPU
- Adreno 509 GPU
- 64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 3 GB RAM
- Micro SD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- Infrared port
- FM radio, recording
- Micro USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
- – Charging 2A/5V 10W
- Black, Blue, Rose Gold or Red
Design and build
This section is basically what meets the eye.
Front: There is a notch here and a thick bottom bezel (Xiaomi insists on this size of bezel for reasons best kept to them). The notch houses sensors, selfie lenses, call speaker and a bunch of sensors. That bottom chin has been left undisturbed.
Back: Typical design as you would expect from Xiaomi with vertical dual primary camera on the top right corner, an LED flash and MI logo branding. Those antennae lines on the top and bottom add to the looks here. Yes it is a metal back panel which gives this nice cold feel in the hand.
It is 8.2mm thick and weighs about 182 grams. At 8.2mm thickness we can only hope it has proper battery capacity real time.
Okay so I think I speak for most when I say the brightness of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is okay- maybe descent but it should have been made a bit brighter. This you will notice especially when you are outdoors.
It is a 6.26 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, 403 ppi density and comes with a Corning Gorilla Glass of unspecified version. Specified or unspecified it really is good to know that your display is scratch protected and will endure minor accidents.
I kind of feel the color punch here though and the viewing angles as well, they can get really sharp and that makes it attractive when looking at it up front. That notch can be hidden under settings by the way just in case you are not a fan.
We get four cameras here.
It is a dual 12 MP, f/1.9 + 5 MP, f/2.2 depth sensor. That depth sensor is responsible for focusing more on your object by blurring the background. There is a Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama and 1080p@30fps video recording.
Here is the highlight of this phone, and when they say numbers don’t lie, believe them when Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with a 20 MP, f/2.0 +2 MP depth sensor selfie camera. Again the depth sensor duties are the same here. This one is a superb camera friends. With HDR and 1080p@30fps video recording you will not go wrong.
Performance and memory
Android 8.1 (Oreo) is the version it comes with straight off its box with MIUI 9 which has mixed reactions of love and dislike. Then a Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 (14 nm) chipset and Octa-core 1.8 GHz Kryo 260 CPU power this baby and an Adreno 509 GPU efficiently takes care of the graphics processing.
64 GB + 4/6 GB RAM or 32 GB + 3 GB RAM- the decision is yours to make here. And yes you will pay more for the 64GB version and a little more if you fancy 6GB RAM. All versions however support micro SD memory expansion up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot).
So the 8.2mm thickness seals a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery that is a great capacity on paper and real time.
– Charging is 2A/5V 10W here with the box provided charger.
Impressive selfie camera
For its battery and impressive selfie camera- among other features I would recommend the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro. Buy yours at Phone Place Kenya today.