Xiaomi has always been one busy tech company, churning out new and affordable Android smartphones left and right. It may no longer be the top Chinese OEM but it still continues to make a mark in the mobile industry. It’s working on and marketing several devices at the same time including the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite, Xiaomi Mi 8, and the Xiaomi Redmi S2. There’s also the MIUI 10 that is everything you want for your old or new Xiaomi phone.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 is now official. It’s another budget-friendly smartphone that delivers decent performance with mid-range specs and features. It comes equipped with a 5.45-inch screen, 720p HD+ resolution, 80.7% screen-to-body ratio, and runs on MIUI 9. The Redmi phone shows no physical buttons on the front screen. The volume rocker, power, and lock button are found on the sides.
When it comes to taking photos, you can take advantage of the 5MP selfie camera. It’s the same cam that allows face unlock and AI portrait. Results may not be as good as those from premium flagship devices but the AI camera feature works. There’s a dual rear camera system that consists of 12MP and 5MP shooters with LED flash and the same AI portrait mode.
Other features of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 include 3GB or 4GB of RAM, MediaTek Helio P22 12nm processor, 32GB or 64GB built-in storage, 3.5mm headphone jack, two mics, SIM card slots, Bluetooth 4.2, Wifi, 4G VoLTE, and GPS. The fingerprint sensor is still found at the rear. When it comes to pricing, the higher variant, the Redmi 6 with 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, costs $156 (1000 yuan) while the 3GB RAM and 32GB model costs $124 (800 yuan).
If you’re still on the lookout for an even cheaper Android phone, you can check the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. It only comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage with a 600 Yuan price tag ($ 93). The low price is made possible by the slight change in the chipset used. It’s now powered by a MediaTek Helio A22 processor. There is only one rear camera.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Key Specs:
• OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI 9
• Processor: Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22
• Display: 5.45-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixel resolution
• Dimensions: 147.5 x 71.5 x 8.3mm
• Weight: 146g
• Battery: 3000mAh
• RAM: 3GB or 4GB
• Storage: 32GB or 64GB
• Cam: Dual 12 MP (f/2.2, 1.25 μm) + 5 MP (f/2.2, 1.12 μm), PDAF, LED flash (rear)
• Cam: 5 MP, 1080p (selfie)
• Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot