The Realme 6 shapes up to be one of the most affordable phones with 90Hz display refresh rate and powered by MediaTek Helio G90T.
The Realme 6 will hit the Philippine market alongside the Realme 6 Pro and Realme 6i. Among the smartphones off the series, there's no denying the fact that the Realme 6 captures more fanfare. It shapes up to be one of the most affordable phones with 90Hz display refresh rate. On top of that, it is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T, which gives it a "gaming phone" reputation. Undoubtedly, Realme is set to capture the mid-range market once again with these new smartphones. Join us in this Realme 6 Unboxing and First impressions, and check out what we think about this handset so far.
Realme 6 UnboxingAs expected, we still got the same yellow box for the Realme 6. On print, it has the marquee features of the smartphone like the "In-display Selfie", "90Hz Smooth Display", "30W Flash Charge", "Helio G90T chipset", and 64MP Quad Camera with ultra-wide lens.
Once we got the lid open, we are greeted with a small packet with a familiar inscriptions that welcomes every user to the Realme family. We see the usual documentations and the case inside it. And speaking of the case, it's a soft jelly case with a black transparent tint. So if you like dark tones, you'll like it. Plus, the pin ejector tool is also included in this packet.
Also included inside the box is the power brick, which is quite big. But to think that it's rated 30 watts, i'll take it without a doubt. And of course we have the USB Type C cable. I'm curious how fast the charging time is going to be but we'll save that for the review soon.
Realme 6 First ImpressionsPeeling off the plastic and the transparent sticker reveals the Realme 6 in Comet Blue. The design of the back panel simply looks stunning! Actually, if I am going to choose between the Realme 6 and 6 Pro's design, I'll choose the Realme 6. I think that this optical plating is a little more subdue which works for me. As you can see, when the backing is struck by a light source, it resembles a tail of a comet coming from the mid-bottom portion of the back panel.
The bottom side comes with 3.5-mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and speaker grill - thank goodness there's still an audio jack. The left side has the SIM tray and the volume rocker, while the right side is a home to the power button which also doubles as the side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The power button is slightly bigger to the ones we have accustomed to, it's dimpled inwards to accommodate fingerprints.
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Of course turning on the phone, we are treated with the Realme UI which is based on Android 10. In my initial run with the interface, I could say that it feels smoother, especially when you turn the 90Hz refresh rate on. Actually you have the option to force it to either 90Hz or 60Hz, or let the phone decide when to use 90Hz with the automatic feature.
Specs and Hardware
Right from the get-go, here are four things which make this handset exceptional in its class. For one, the 90 Hz display refresh rate is hard to find in this price point. This simply means that your display refreshes 90 times per second, which in turn makes your perception to the interface smoother and faster compared to the standard 60Hz.
It is powered by the MediaTek Helio G90T which is pegged to be a "flagship-grade" gaming chipset. So the combination of the processor and the 90Hz refresh rate is ideal for shooting games like Call of Duty or PUBG Mobile wherein you need more precision in targeting. Of course, you'll get up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage, which is pretty impressive.
The 4300 mAh battery is supported by the 30-watt VOOC flash charging technology that, according to Realme, charges your phone up to 100 percent in just one hour. And of course, it packs a quad-camera set-up in the rear panel which is comprised of the 64MP Samsung GW1 main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, 2MP mono, and another 2MP sensor for the macro.
The display is a Full HD affair. So that's a clear improvement from the Realme 5. There's also a punch hole for the 16MP selfie camera. If you look closely, you can see a black bleed-thru on the perimeter of the punch hole but I'm just being nit-picky, it's nothing that would hamper your experience.
I honestly think that among all three phones off the Realme 6 series, this will be the phone that most people will buy. The price is not revealed yet but we are guessing that it will fall at PHP 11,990 for the base unit. The Realme 6 will be announced on May 27 together with the Pro version of the Realme 6 series.
Realme 6 Specs162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9 mm at 191 grams
6.5-inch IPS LCD FHD+ Display, 405 ppi density
90Hz Smooth Display (90Hz Refresh Rate), 1080 x 2400p
Gorilla Glass 3
MediaTek Helio G90T
Octa-Core (2x 2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Mali-G76 MC4 GPU
Up to 8GB RAM
128GB storage, expandable via microSD card
Rear: 64MP Quad Camera, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP Macro, 2MP Depth
Up to 4K@30fps video recording, Gyro-EIS
Front: 16MP f/2.0 aperture
Up to 1080p@30fps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0 LE
GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type C
3.5-mm audio jack
Android 10 with Realme UI
4G LTE; Dual SIM; Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0
Side-mounted fingerprint reader
Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
4300 mAh battery, 30-watt fast charging
Comet Blue, Comet White