realme 6 Unboxing & First Impressions

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It’s been a while since I really focused on reviewing a smartphone. Good timing too because I got a hold of one of the most anticipated smartphones in the Philippines! With that in mind, here is my realme 6 unboxing and first impressions!

The realme 6 is one of the phones launching in the Philippines on May 27, 2020 at 12NN through a live stream. realme Philippines will host the stream on its Facebook page.

Here’s What’s Inside The Box!

realme 6 - Inside the Box
Inside the box: (from left to right, top to bottom) realme 6 device (in Comet Blue), manuals, USB-C to USB-A cable, 30W adapter, jelly case. Not shown: SIM ejector tool (in the yellow packet on the left)

It’s a typical realme setup that’s inside the box. I love how jelly cases are standard when it comes to mid-range devices like this. Besides that and the beefier 30W power adapter, it’s basically the usual stuff.

What’s With The “It’s the Successor to the realme 5 Pro” Talk?

Yeah, about that. The company really emphasized this change to its lineup when they were launching this in India. Just to make it clear to you, the realme 6 is NOT a successor to the realme 5. (That belongs to the realme 6i.) The realme 6 is the successor to the realme 5 Pro, so you can foresee certain things like how much it costs. (Sorry guys, no price yet.)

Show Me The Comet!

realme 6 - Design in Comet Blue

This phone still has a plastic back but now has this Comet Design that gives off this lighting effect. When I first saw it, I almost got lost with how trippy it looked like!

This design was possible through a new optical plating technology. This allows the phone’s back to being eye-catching at first glance. It tends to be a fingerprint magnet though. If that concerns you a lot, then you might put on the included jelly case.

The realme 6 comes in two colors: Comet Blue and Comet White. I got the Comet Blue one, so you’ll be seeing it throughout my content about this phone.

My Most Awaited realme 6 Feature: 90Hz Refresh Rate!

Another thing that got me REALLY excited about this phone is its display! This phone gets a big 6.5-inch IPS LCD display. Unlike previous realme phones, we now have a hole punch display for a more immersive experience.

A bigger deal for me is the fact that it has a 90Hz refresh rate! Seeing this feature in more and more smartphones makes me wish I could get one without breaking the bank. We finally have that in the realme 6 and so far, I’ve been spoiled by it!

Powering all that goodness is the MediaTek Helio G90T processor! It not only lets this phone power this display well but can also tear through any game you throw at it. I’m saving the benchmarks and more thoughts on that in the full review. (The results have been very surprising, to say the least.)

We Now Have A 64MP Camera!

realme 6 Cameras
Fun fact: the camera sensor with the realme ring is NOT the main sensor!

Yet another feature realme added to the realme 6 is the 64MP Samsung ISOCELL GW1 sensor! This means you can take better photos even with the default 16MP output through 4-to-1 pixel binning. You also get the signature realme quad-camera setup. It consists of that 64MP main sensor and an 8MP wide-angle sensor, a 2MP macro sensor, and a 2MP portrait sensor.

Sample Shots from the realme 6

Here are some of the shots I took with the phone! You can click on each photo to see it in full resolution! (It’s a good thing Google Photos can handle up to 16 MP photos)

realme 6 - Wide-angle outdoor shot
This is just outside my window.

I first played around with the main and wide-angle sensors just outside my window. I found the change in color weird at first. It’s probably because I didn’t make too many adjustments before taking the photos. Both look great!

Having a wide-angle sensor gives me all the flexibility in the world. The sky looks nice too!

Then I tried out the macro lens on this egg tart. Sorry to those who are hungry out there!

realme 6 - macro shot
Sorry for the hungry people out there!

Lastly, I took some shots in the evening to check out the Super Nightscape Mode 2.0. (The 6 Pro, by comparison, has the new Super Nightscape Mode 3.0.) I’m still amazed that you can do good low-light shots in a phone less than P20,000!

I’m impressed with the shots I’ve taken so far (including some that I didn’t put here). To be fair, I’ve been regularly using a realme 5i or realme C3 before taking a look at this.

Other Things to Note

Here are some things I wanna share without saying too much since these are my first impressions. Here we go!

  • I already find realme UI fast and snappy even on the realme C3. For some reason, I LOVE my experience with it on the realme 6! Man, that 90Hz refresh rate is really spoiling me even now.
  • The available configurations of this phone are 4GB RAM/128GB storage and 8GB RAM/128GB storage. I actually have the 8GB RAM model, so my experience may vary from yours if you get the 4GB RAM option.
  • The fingerprint scanner is now integrated into the power button. I initially found it annoying, but I’m already used to it now.

That’s it for my unboxing and first impressions of the realme 6! Watch out for my full review coming real soon on the blog! If you’ve been looking for the price of this thing, you’re out of luck. Just check out the realme 6 and 6 Pro live stream on May 27, 2020 at 12NN! It’ll be on realme Philippines’ Facebook page.

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