The Redmi Note 6 Pro is here and features some big shoes to fill. Xiaomi’s achievements has been built upon a basic formula: offer powerful hardware at aggressive prices to undercut the competition. One recent example of this tactic was the forerunner to the Redmi Note 6 Pro. With the Redmi Note 5 Pro, the Chinese manufacturer has been very hard to beat around the Rs. 15,000 price mark because of the utilization of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The device continues to be extremely popular, so naturally, that boosts the expectations we have from the successor, the Redmi Note 6 Pro.
Xiaomi appears to be playing safe and it has retained the identical Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. What exactly is different now is that the Redmi Note 6 Pro turns into a notched display and dual cameras on the front as well as the Redmi Note 6 Pro Back Cover . Can the newest Redmi Note 6 Pro be as successful since the phone it replaces? We put it for the test to find out.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro design – When it comes to size, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is roughly comparable to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). In reality, in the event you put the Xiaomi Mi A2 , Redmi Note 5 Pro, and Redmi Note 6 Pro next to one another and face down, you won’t be able to distinguish between them easily. The vertical dual camera setup protrudes slightly and does not enable the phone rest flat when lying on any surface. The camera module also houses an LED flash. Metallic backplate sits within the plastic frame from the smartphone.
However, through the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sticks out, primarily because it possesses a bigger display having a notch at the top. This notch is bigger compared to one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone with a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the energy and the volume buttons on the right. The power button is not hard going to, but the volume buttons need a bit of a stretch to achieve. All buttons offer solid feedback. On the top, this phone features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a secondary microphone, as well as an IR emitter which can be used to control appliances . Towards the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port that is a little disappointing, given that other phones in this price range including the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. You can find grilles on both sides of the Micro-USB port only the main one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side of the phone is bare and only has the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the rear of the telephone that make it comfortable to keep. The 182g weight is additionally masked well, and this phone will not feel uncomfortable to hold. If you are wondering about the weight, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is heavy because it packs in a 4000mAh battery.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and also the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Our review unit was the second. One does have the solution to expand storage making use of the hybrid dual-SIM tray but rjxpio the price of a second SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for many people, a passionate microSD card slot would’ve helped. There is support for dual 4G along with dual VoLTE.
Other connectivity options on the Redmi Note 6 Pro include Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, and FM Radio. Additionally, it features a Wi-Fi passthrough feature that lets the cell phone serve as a Wi-Fi repeater. We connected the Redmi Note 6 Pro to the Wi-Fi access point as always, then connected several other devices towards the smartphone using its hotspot feature. It worked as advertised, and we could access the web through the Redmi Note 6 Pro.
This phone also offers support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger inside the box. You can buy a fast charger separately to enable fast charging. Similar to the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Redmi Note 6 Pro also turns into a water-resistant P2i coating.