The last time we had a Xiaomi device on our review desk, it was the Xiaomi Redmi 6A. Priced at Kes.10,000, the phone sold like hotcakes and it was easy to see why thanks to this review put together by Kenn Abuya. This time around, we have the older sibling, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 that retails for slightly under Kes.15,000.
For five thousand shillings more, you get:
- A 720p 5.45-inch display in an 18:9 aspect ratio
- Dual 12MP + 5MP cameras and a 5MP selfie camera
- 3000mAh battery
- Fingerprint scanner
- 3GB/4G RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage
- Android 8.1 Oreo
- and a Helio P22 Processor
Honestly, there’s nothing exciting here but that price will play a big role in pushing this device to the consumer. From the look of things, there’s a lot of similarities between the smaller 6A and this Redmi 6 but for 5k more, you get more RAM and a better processor to gallop around with and more storage space for all your memes and for Kes.1,500 more, you can get 4GB/64GB combination.
However, unlike the straight win the smaller 6A got at 10k price point, the Redmi 6 will have to put up a fight with other Chinese brands such as Tecno and Infinix that are prominent in this space. From the first impressions, the dual camera lenses on the device will be one of its best features. Images produced look decent enough for the usual online sharing, however, you will have to deal with a lot of overexposing that takes away the delight.
The secondary lens is solely used for depth sensing and it rarely missed the mark throughout my first few minutes with the device. The from selfie shooter also has a software-based portrait mode and the results are satisfactory.
The Xiaomi Redmi 6 could easily be cannibalized by the Redmi 6A but it’s easy to see why any Xiaomi fan would want to top up for the spec-sheet better device.
You can watch our unboxing video of the Xiaomi Redmi 6 on IGTV!
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