Realme 6s review
Although the Realme 6s is a bright representative of the mid-price category, the smartphone has several flagship chips. The assets of this new smartphone are four cameras, a powerful battery, fast charging, and a display with an increased refresh rate. Are these terms enough for success? Let’s find out now.
By design, Realme 6s is close to other relevant gadgets of the brand – the differences are only in small details like the location of the buttons. The smartphone is presented in white and black. Both colors are strict, without unnecessary gradients and overflows.
The edging and back of the smartphone are made of plastic, although visually the materials are similar to metal and glass. There is nothing critical in this: the plastic case turned out to be relatively light, and the back panel is so difficult to break. The set includes a silicone case that protects against scratches and drops.
An audio jack was placed on the lower edge – in 2020, this should be written as a plus. There is also a USB-C port and a speaker. A triple slot for two SIM-cards and microSD is used, so there is no need to choose between dual-SIM and memory expansion.
The fingerprint scanner was combined with the power button. Using the fingerprint sensor is convenient: your finger can easily find the key by touch, and the sensor will unlock the phone almost instantly. There is also a face recognition system using a front camera. There are no complaints about her work either.
This smartphone has a 6.5-inch screen, which is glued to the factory protective film. If you remove it, it turns out that there is no oleophobic coating on the glass. The quality of the IPS-matrix with Full HD + resolution is not particularly to complain about: the color reproduction is juicy, the black color is saturated, the brightness reserve of 480 nits is enough for correspondence in instant messengers during the day on the street.
One of the main features of Realme 6s is the increased refresh rate of the display. You can set 60 or 90 Hz in the settings. Or rely on auto-selection to improve battery economy. The difference between the modes is rather aesthetic. 90Hz makes the interface and animations smoother. The unpleasant little slowdowns that sometimes occur on Android and annoy the eyes of fastidious users disappear. The rest can safely work with the usual 60 Hz.
Games run smoothly
The phone is equipped with a 12-nanometer processor MediaTek Helio G90T. This is an eight-core mid-range gaming chipset. It uses two powerful ARM Cortex-A76 cores and six energy-saving Cortex-A55 cores, the Mali-G76 MC4 video accelerator is responsible for the graphics. RAM – 6 GB, built-in – 128 GB.
In practice, the device demonstrates above-average performance. Games like Asphalt 9, PUBG, and World of Tanks run at high graphics settings and consistently deliver 30 fps. There are no lags in the interface, animations are smooth, switching between applications is quick. Several programs are kept in the RAM without problems. The power reserve is confirmed in synthetic tests: Realme 6S is gaining 284,000 points in AnTuTu, which can be considered a decent figure in this class.
The vendor hasn’t forgotten about the NFC chip. It is convenient to use the gadget to pay in stores and replenish transport cards. There is a full set of key wireless interfaces – dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and even FM radio.
The device operates under Android 10 OS, on top of which the Realme UI shell is installed. The interface resembles a clean version of the Google operating system. It is not overloaded with unnecessary functions and is quite convenient for everyday use. There are various options for navigating the system and useful little things. For example, gestures for quickly launching utilities and “Smart Panel” with access to the most necessary applications.
The smartphone uses a standard set of four cameras for 2020: a 48-megapixel main module with an f / 1.8 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a pair of 2-megapixel auxiliary lenses responsible for macro and portraits.
The main sensor produces good photos during the day with correct colors and sufficient sharpness. The quality depends on the lighting – the better it is, the more colorful the picture. Night images are not without noise, but for its class, the Realme 6s shoots well in the dark.
The ultra-wide-angle module does its job well on a clear day, but in the evening the pictures are often blurry. Auxiliary lenses also cannot boast of quality – you can experiment with them, but nothing more.
The maximum available video recording resolution for the Realme 6s is 4K at 30 fps. But stabilization only works in 1080p. See the example below:
Realme 6s test video on youtube
Mighty fast-charging battery
Realme 6S has a 4300 mAh battery. Even with active use, the phone dispenses with an outlet until late at night. And if at least sometimes you let go of the gadget, the autonomy will last for a day and a half.
A looped video in Full HD, a mobile phone at an average brightness loses 20 hours – a decent figure for an IPS matrix. For an hour of playing PUBG, the battery loses 14% of its charge.
The included 30W VOOC Flash Charge 4.0 power supply fully replenishes the battery in almost an hour – an obscenely fast figure for the middle class.
Realme 6S Specifications
|DISPLAY||6.5 ”, IPS, 2400×1080, 405 PPI|
|CHIPSET||CPU MediaTek Helio G90T, 2 GHz
GPU Mali G76
|RAM & DRIVE||6GB
128GB plus microSD
|CAMERAS||main – 48 + 8 + 2 + 2MP, front – 16MP|
|FEATURES||face unlock, NFC, fast charging 30W|
Realme 6S Specifications Test results
|GEEKBENCH 5||540 single-core
|Battery Life||up to 20 hours of video playback
up to 7 hours of playing PUBG
The new Realme 6s is suitable for those looking for an inexpensive smartphone with a powerful processor, a large battery, and a high-quality display with a high refresh rate. A plus will be such nice features as a separate slot for cards and 30W fast charging. The gadget has no serious drawbacks, which makes it a very interesting offer in its segment, despite the huge competition.