Remember my blog post on the Xiaomi Redmi 6? Well, I got a review unit (meaning I return it after reviewing it for a week or two).
It is always such a thrill to unbox a gadget. It is like unwrapping a gift. What is inside the pretty red box?
You get a preview of what the Redmi 6 is by the label on the front.
- 12 MP + 5 MP AI Dual Camera, Large 1.25 um pixels
- Octa-core processor , 12 nm technology
- 5.45″ HD + display, 18:9 Full screen display
The box has the basics: plug, USB cable, SIM pin, a manual and the unit, of course. Sorry , there is no earphones.
The Redmi 6 has a 5.45-inch 18:9 display with a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5%. It sports the latest MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. ?Its octa-core CPU is built on 12nm process and consumes about 48% less power than comparable 28nm chipsets. Its 3000 mAh high capacity battery allows the phone to stay in standby mode for up to 19 days.
It took some time to go to the main screen upon turning on the power . The phone was very efficient as I used the browser, facebook and the camera. I still have to use it the next few days so this review is limited. I am sharing the camera shots. They are lovely.
This phone is 8.3 mm slim and is very light at 146 grams. Other features include a hybrid dual-SIM card slot, a headset jack that provides good sound quality, a micro USB port for charging . And the loudspeaker is quite good. The smartphone includes face unlock and fingerprint sensor but I prefer the latter.
Sample shots (No filter or editing except for size)
Xiaomi equipped artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities to its dual camera setup for better photography.
All my wrinkles are gone. I don’t really like the beautify mode because I don’t mind if my wrinkles or crows’ feet are visible.
Vivid flower colors
I will take landscape photos soon.
Redmi 6 comes in two versions: 3GB + 32GB for Php 7,490 and 4GB + 64GB for Php 8,990. That is a lot of value for the price. You can purchase Redmi 6 at Lazada.
Redmi 6 Specifications and Features
|Display||5.45 inch HD+, 720x1440px, 18:9 Aspect Ratio|
|SoC & GPU||Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P22 | PowerVR GE 8320|
|OS & RAM||Android 8.0 (MIUI 9) | 3GB or 4GB RAM|
|Storage||32GB or 64GB | Expandable up to 256GB|
|Rear Camera||Dual 12MP + 5MP, f/2.2, PDAF, LED Flash|
|Battery||Li-Po 3,000 mAh|