Taking no risk, Xiaomi has retained the Snapdragon 636 processor in this phone as well. But Note 6 Pro is different due to the notch display and quad camera setup. Will the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone be as successful as the Redmi Note 5 Pro? Let’s know…
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Design
in terms of design Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Much like Note 5 Pro. If you look back on Xiaomi Mi A2, Redmi Note 5 Pro and Redmi Note 6 Pro, you will not be able to easily differentiate between the three devices. The vertical dual rear camera setup given at the back is bulging. The LED flash has also got a place in the camera module. There is a metal backplate on top of the plastic frame of the smartphone.
However, from the front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro looks the best, especially because of the notch on the top of the display. The notch of this phone is bigger than the notch of Redmi 6 Pro, which is Xiaomi’s first smartphone to come with a notch display in India.
Xiaomi has given power and volume buttons on the right side. The power button is easy to reach. But reaching the volume buttons is not as easy. The feedback on all the buttons is great. At the top is the 3.5mm headphone jack, secondary microphone and IR ammeter. There is a micro USB port at the bottom, which was disappointing to see. Because many smartphones in this price range come with a USB Type-C port, for example, take the Nokia 6.1 Plus and Motorola One Power. There are grills on either side of the Micro-USB port. Out of this, there is a speaker in the grill on the right.
The phone has a hybrid dual SIM tray on the left side. Xiaomi has made the phone curved at the back, so that the grip is good in the hands. The weight of 182 grams does not cause discomfort to the hands. If you are thinking about the weight, then this is due to the big 4000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Specifications, Software and Features
Xiaomi has decided to use Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor in this phone. Remember that this processor has also been a part of Redmi Note 5 Pro. The Nokia 6.1 Plus, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Motorola One Power also come with the same chipset.
Note 6 Pro has two variants – 64 GB storage with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage with 6 GB RAM. We have reviewed the variant with 6 GB RAM. Hybrid SIM slot is given, that is, you have to choose between microSD card and another SIM. This phone comes with dual 4G VoLTE support.
Connectivity features of Redmi Note 6 Pro include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 AC, GPS and FM radio. This phone has Wi-Fi passthrough feature which allows the phone to act as a Wi-Fi repeater.
The phone has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, but Xiaomi has provided a 10W charger in the retail box. Like the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Note 6 Pro has a water-resistant P2i coating.
You will get MIUI 10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo in Redmi Note 6 Pro. Considering the availability of Android Pie in the market, we feel that Xiaomi could also have introduced the Redmi Note 6 Pro with the latest Android version. Our review unit had the security patch for the month of October.
Some changes have been made in Xiaomi’s custom UI. The new multitasking layout feels fresh. Like other phones that come with the notch, you have the option to hide the notch. Xiaomi has many apps pre-installed on your phone. Dailyhunt and Me Video spammed our notifications time and again.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro performance, battery life and cameras
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has worked without any lag. Probably 6 GB RAM was a major contributor to this. Multitasking was easy. No need to close any app in background. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 is not a very old processor. It is capable of running most apps and new games. We played PUBG Mobile game. It ran on the lowest settings. After playing the game for a while, the phone does get a bit hot.
The battery of Redmi Note 6 Pro is 4000 mAh. In our HD video loop test, the phone died after 15 hours and 36 minutes. This is 1 hour less than the performance of Redmi Note 5 Pro. In normal use, the battery can easily last for more than a day. If you do not use the phone a lot, then you can expect a longer battery life.
Xiaomi has also made the Redmi Note 5 Pro’s 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear camera setup a part of the new phone. However, the 12-megapixel sensor is new and comes with 1.4 micron pixel size and dual pixel autofocus. Its aperture is F / 1.9, which means that its camera will capture more light than the sensor of Redmi Note 5 Pro. The secondary 5 megapixel depth sensor works to measure the depth in the portrait shot. A 20-megapixel selfie camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor have been given on the front panel.
These days the term artificial intelligence is used everywhere. Xiaomi claims that the camera app of the Redmi Note 6 Pro has AI scene detection. According to Xiaomi, the rear cameras can identify 31 scenes using AI and the selfie camera can detect 12 scenes. Its camera app is similar to the camera app of other Xiaomi smartphones.
Landscape shots came with fine detail. The phone managed to achieve perfect exposure. If you zoom in to 100 percent, you’ll miss out on detail. Auto HDR is also available. It starts working automatically when needed. The Note 6 Pro surprised us in macro shots. There was a good separation between the background and the subject. We also tested the AI camera. The phone was able to identify the subject easily.
You can adjust the blur level even after taking a portrait photo. In low light, the phone tries to capture more light by reducing the shutter speed. In such a situation, when the object is moved, the pictures get blurred. If there is no source of light around, then the photos will not come as sharp. The lack of detail is clearly visible.
You can adjust the blur level even after taking a portrait photo. In low light, the phone tries to capture more light by reducing the shutter speed. In such a situation, when the object is moved, the pictures get blurred. If there is no light source around, then the photos will not come as sharp. The lack of detail is clearly visible. With Redmi Note 6 Pro, you will be able to record videos up to 1080 pixels. This is disappointing, as many phones in this price range come with 4K video recording capability. EIS has been given to stabilize the footage, but it comes with a shimmering effect.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro handset is an upgrade of Redmi Note 5 Pro. In fact it is an upgrade only in some cases. The notch display of Note 6 Pro is bigger and brighter. There is also a slight upgrade in the camera due to which the outputs are better. Xiaomi has done a good job of making a good product better. Xiaomi is now facing a strong challenge in terms of hardware. In the market in the same price range Nokia 6.1 Plus, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 And Motorola One Power Like handsets.
Xiaomi recently cut the price of both the variants of Redmi Note 5 Pro. These are now sold for Rs 13,999 and Rs 15,999 which are equal to the launch price of Redmi Note 6 Pro. The old phone is available right now, but according to us, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is the better option.
Ads have been a big problem in MIUI. But now the situation has become so bad that now there is a problem even in common use. With this, the MIUI 10 given in Redmi Note 6 Pro is based on Android 8.1 Oreo. That is, your software experience is also not up to date.
The price of the powerful version is such that the Redmi Note 6 Pro can be bought from Xiaomi Mi A2, Vivo V9 Pro and RealMe 2 Pro Like the handset will challenge. All these three handsets come with the more powerful Snapdragon 660 processor. Looking at the current price, we would suggest you to buy the initial variant of Redmi Note 6 Pro. If you are looking for a more expensive variant, then there are better options available in the market.
Due to the aggressive pricing of Xiaomi, the new phone is likely to once again be the most popular one in the Rs 15,000 price range. However, the variant with more RAM costs Rs 15,999, which is close to the Xiaomi Mi A2 running stock Android. The challenge is also from Realme 2 Pro. Both these smartphones come with the more powerful Snapdragon 660 processor. Apart from this, there is also Motorola One Power (Power) which is equipped with 5000 mAh battery. Looking at the current price, we would suggest you to buy the initial variant of Redmi Note 6 Pro. If you are looking for a more expensive variant, then there are better options available in the market.