The Redmi Note 6 Pro is here and it has some big shoes to fill. Xiaomi’s achievements has been built upon a simple formula: offer powerful hardware at aggressive prices to undercut the competition. One recent demonstration of this tactic was the predecessor 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 utilisation of the Snapdragon 636 SoC. The device has become extremely popular, so naturally, that increases the expectations we have from the successor, the Redmi Note 6 Pro.
Xiaomi seems to be playing safe and it has retained exactly the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor. What exactly is different now is the fact that Redmi Note 6 Pro gets a notched display and dual cameras on the front as well as the Redmi Note 6 Pro Back Cover . Can the new Redmi Note 6 Pro be as successful because the phone it replaces? We place it to the test to find out.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro design – When it comes to size, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is roughly similar to its predecessor, the Redmi Note 5 Pro (Review). Actually, in the event you position 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 let the phone rest flat when lying on any surface. Your camera module also houses an LED flash. Metallic backplate sits on the plastic frame of the smartphone.
However, through the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro stands out, primarily because it features a bigger display with a notch at the top. This notch is larger compared to the one on the Redmi 6 Pro, Xiaomi’s first smartphone using a notch in India.
Xiaomi has positioned the power as well as the volume buttons on the right. The power button is simple hitting, however the volume buttons need somewhat of a stretch to arrive at. 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 could be used to control appliances . At the bottom, there’s a Micro-USB port which is a little disappointing, due to the fact other phones in this particular range of prices including the Nokia 6.1 Plus and also the Motorola One Power sport USB Type-C ports. You can find grilles on both sides from the Micro-USB port but only the one on the right houses a loudspeaker.
The left side from the phone is bare and just has got the hybrid dual-SIM tray. Xiaomi has curved the rear of the telephone that make it comfortable to hold. The 182g weight is also masked well, which phone will not feel uncomfortable to keep. If you are wondering about the weight, the Redmi Note 6 Pro is heavy as 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 the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Our review unit was the latter. You are doing have the choice to expand storage making use of the hybrid dual-SIM tray but rjxpio the expense of a second SIM. While 64GB of internal storage should suffice for many people, a devoted microSD card slot would’ve helped. There is support for dual 4G as well as 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 includes a Wi-Fi passthrough feature that lets the phone serve as a Wi-Fi repeater. We connected the Redmi Note 6 Pro to our Wi-Fi access point as always, and then connected several other devices to the smartphone using its hotspot feature. It worked as advertised, so we could access the Internet with the Redmi Note 6 Pro.
This phone also has support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3. but Xiaomi only ships a 10W charger inside the box. You can get a quick charger separately to permit fast charging. Similar to the Xiaomi Poco F1, the Redmi Note 6 Pro also gets a water-resistant P2i coating.