Design has marked improvements
The first point that I really like right from the hand in this machine is that the beveled edges are hugged tightly onto the back so there is no feeling of ripple or need in this part. Even the bezel on the screen bends slightly, creating a seamless experience from front to back extremely comfortable.
The device still feels a bit thick, but thanks to the seamless experience as I mentioned above, the discomfort will soon disappear. Looking at the positive, after comparing with the previous version, the Realme 6 has been thin by 0.4mm, which means that there has been a clear improvement!
For mid-range products from Chinese manufacturers, they tend to invest in parts and reduce costs as much as possible, while the design will be very lackluster, even ” copy “each other makes the market increasingly saturated and do not have a separate point. But at Realme, I see they have something different, especially since Realme 5 was born.
As the people who used to hold Realme 5 and Realme 5 Pro, I assess that these two phones have a fairly youthful back design with fancy polygonal cut lines, creating a unique highlight that is not empty on the market when he possesses. And with Realme 6 this year, the design team continues to do this part well, although no polygon cut, but instead the back gradient gradient in a V shape from the bottom up. Of course, there is no such thing as strange light reflection.
The version I experience is white, so when using “bare” do not see fingerprints. But with the blue version, I’m not sure if that will happen or not.
Another small but significant change in everyday user experience is that the fingerprint sensor has been moved from the back to integrate into the power key. There are two things that I like about this change, one is that it helps the back is more seamless and the other is to put your finger on the power key is unlocked always, much faster.
Mid-range product users have access to the 90Hz screen
Previously, monitors with high refresh rates such as 90Hz or 120Hz were equipped for high-end products to provide the best user experience. However, with the increasingly saturated smartphone market, the demand for “high-end” products is also less and less, instead they are focusing on the mid-range segment and that is also the reason Realme brings screens. 90Hz on its products to create competitive advantage in this market.
With this 90Hz, what can we do? Surfing the web or playing action games will reduce eyestrain, look smoother, and especially when using basic everyday tasks like switching between application windows or closing / closing applications. Create visual effect “has” a lot more. These days at home only know how to open the movie for entertainment, so that I can see the screen has a 90Hz refresh rate, which helps the experience to be more complete.
Inside the Realme 6 Display menu also has the “OSIE Vision Effect” feature and according to our knowledge it enhances the video content’s hue and contrast. However, when using with the Netflix app, I did not see much change, perhaps not yet supported. Another brother, OPPO Find X2 series, has the same feature called O1 Ultra Vision Engine, it is different, supports very well when watching on Netflix and hopes Realme will update soon for users in the near future.
Saying that does not mean the display quality of the Realme 6 screen is not good. Through the experience, I found that the screen conveyed beautiful colors, depth and brightness just enough to watch content while outdoors. The viewing angle of the device is also quite wide, so it is reasonable to sit and watch videos with brothers in the house at this time.
A small note is that the speaker part of the device is only on the bottom edge, so when you hold it, you will accidentally cover the sound. If you do not want to be affected when watching movies, it is best to put down the table, with an extra foot and the rest is to order a cup of milk tea to sip to watch a movie.
Gaming: Overall is good
The Realme 6 features a MediaTek Helio G90T processor instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 used on Realme 5. Basically, this G90T chip gives better processing performance and also brings a more impressive graphics experience when gaming.
Try games like PUBG Mobile, Shadow Fight 3, Lien Quan or Asphalt 9, all running smoothly on Medium-High configuration. Specifically at PUBG I tried pushing the HDR configuration level and frame rate extremely high, Realme 6 still gives good handling, the GameBench application measured most frames at 27fps-30fps and very few drop clips. , except when skydiving.
The results with Shadow Fight 3 are similar with the average frame rate of 47 fps and Lien Quan of 58. Particularly with Asphalt 9, although the frame is always guaranteed at 30fps, the device heats up very quickly, even in just 10 minutes. When playing, the device displays a notification that the device is overheating and requires automatic screen brightness reduction. This problem does not affect the gaming experience as you can continue right after that, but it should be more cautious if the device overheats.
In order from left to right, the average frame of Asphalt 9, Lien Quan Mobile, PUBG Mobile and Shadow Fight 3. Measured by GameBench.
Only played for 10 minutes with High configuration and 90 Hz screen, Asphalt 9 made the device hot.
Previously, I mentioned the problem of Asphalt 9 graphics on Realme 5 Pro was not eye-catching, largely due to the anti-aliasing, but now on Realme 6 Mali-G76 MC4 graphics processor has been “burdened”. good this part.
In addition to the problem of overheating (only when playing Asphalt 9), Realme 6 also encountered another problem is the external speaker. Like I mentioned in the movie, when you hold the camera will mean synonymous with the speaker of the device, so it is best to use headphones to enjoy the fullest.
In terms of scores, Realme 6 recorded impressive benchmarks compared to the previous version, in which AnTuTu reached 288931 (Realme 5 only 139516), GeekBench 7815 compared to 5707 of Realme 5.
Camera still focuses on wide angle and macro
Realme 6 uses 4 rear cameras, of which the main camera is up to 64 MP f / 1.8, sensor size 1 / 1.72 inch, significantly larger than the previous version, super wide camera 8 MP f / 2.3, macro 2 MP f / 2.4 and monochrome camera cum depth of field 2 MP f / 2.4.
Through quick experience, the main camera provides very fast focus thanks to the PDAF phase-focus system, the colors are reproduced very well. Under good lighting conditions, the camera of the machine has nothing to complain about, but when shooting in low light, the machine clearly shows noise and details also lost quite a lot.
The macro camera of Realme 6 is also not really useful, its focusing distance is very close, but because there is only 2 MP, the quality after I finished shooting makes me no longer interested in continuing to shoot this type of image anymore. From an objective perspective, this is a mid-range device so of course we can not ask for anything more and I also consider this is a “restaurant” dish to make enough meals.
In return, one thing I really like on the phones of OPPO and Realme is the beautiful color filter attached, you can take advantage of it to produce extremely artistic photos without the need for post-application. from a 3rd party too.
It can be seen that Realme continues to focus on wide-angle and macro cameras, along with upgrading the resolution of the main camera to “arms race” with other rivals. However, in the current home context, the lack of an optical zoom camera is a shortage for me personally.
Although 2x zoom is digital, it is still quite good with sufficient light conditions, and trying to zoom beyond that boundary, the quality will be difficult to like:
A pretty potential product, but is it the right time?
Overall, the Realme 6 has some things that I really like at first sight, from appearance to display quality and processing performance when playing games. Launched right at the time of COVID-19 epidemic and gloomy mobile market, Realme will face a lot of difficulties to bring this “child” to users.
It’s still hard to know how successful the product will be in the market right now, but I still rate the Realme 6 as a mid-range phone that offers great potential for experience and hopefully it will. promote this segment game in the future.