I would like to share my review based on my personal experience with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Global version. Full disclosure.  I offer this phone on our www.Bushkin.ca web site at our global site.

I was using the Redmi Note 4 Global Version before this model and I was happy with it.  However, a friend asked to purchase my Redmi Note 4 from me, so I was happy to obliged and upgrade to the  Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.  I have been using the Redmi Note 6 Pro since December 2018. Having use this phone for over a month, let me tell you how it performed.  Please note that there are so many features that I can cover as with any smart phones these days, however I will be going reviewing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro at a very high level just to give you a quick impression of how it performed from day to day..

I am sure like many of you, I get anxious when I change phones.  Although it’s great to have a new shiny gadget, what wasn’t great in the past was having to re-download all my applications as well as transferring all my contracts from the old phone to the new phone.  When I received my new Redmi Note 6, Global edition, the first thing I did was to charge the phone. After charging, I powered up my new phone and follow the prompts.  One of the prompt was how I wanted to transfer my information from the old phone to the new phone.  I opted to transfer the information wirelessly.  That meant that all I had to do was hold my old phone to the new phone and all the information was transferred.  I couldn’t believe it.  The set up was so easy.   Just follow the prompts and you should be ready to go.

Look and Build

In regards to the build, the The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro has15.9 cm (6.26-inch).  There are lots of similarities to the previous model, Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro with minor tweaks. The phone comes with a metal body measuring 8 cm x 16 cm x 8 mm.(3.15 inch x 6.30 inch x 0.315 inch). There are 2 buttons to the right of the phone.  The top one is the volume control, and the smaller button under neath that is the power button.  The charging port is located at the bottom of the phone with the speaker grill on each side of the port. On the left of  the phone.is the dual sim card access.  At the top of the phone are three round holes; the first one is the phone jack, next to that is the factory reset button, and finally, the IR window which is used with a remote control app.On the back of the phone, you can see there are two lenses; a 12 mp and a 5 mp dual lens cameras with the flash in between.  On the back of the phone are two more lenses a 20 MP and a 2 MP. To the left of the the ear piece  .  One of the comment’s I have read is that the protruding lenses at the back of the phone will make it susceptible to scratches.  However, there is an easy workaround this problem.   Buy a protective cover.  If you buy a case, the thickness of the case should more than provide enough gap to prevent  direct contact between the lense and any surface.

Specifications

Unlock Phones: Yes
Camera Type: 2 Back & 2 Front Cameras
Band Mode: 2SIM/Multi-Bands
Language:French,German,Russian,Polish,English,Turkish,Norwegian,Italian,Spanish,Portuguese
Feature: Message,HD Video Player,Fingerprint Recognition,Video Player,MP3 Playback,Memory Card Slots,Email,Bluetooth,GPRS,Gravity Response,Touchscreen,Front Camera,GPS Navigation,Wi-Fi
Size: 157.9mm*76.38mm*8.2mm
Display Size: 6.26
Item Condition: New
Battery Type: Not Detachable
Touch Screen Type: Capacitive Screen
Front Camera: 20.0MP
Battery Capacity(mAh): 4000mAh(Typ)/3900mAh(Mini)
CPU Manufacturer: Qualcomm
Talk Time: N/A
Rear Camera: 12.0MP
Release Date: 2018
Operation System: Android
Display Resolution: 2160×1080
Display Color: Color
Cellular: GSM/WCDMA/LTE
SIM Card Quantity: Dual SIM Cards
Design: Bar
Xiaomi Model: Redmi Note 6 Pro 4GB 64GB
CPU: Octa Core
Recording Definition: 1080P
Brand Name: Xiaomi
Thickness: Ultra Slim(<9mm)
Google Play: Yes
ROM: 64G
RAM: 4G
Display Proportions: 19:9
Charging: 5V 2A
CPU: Snapdragon 636 Octa Core
Connectivity: Micro USB (USB 2.0)
Display: 6.26″ notch 19:9 FHD+ full screen

Display

The display of the Redmi Note 6 Pro boasts a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. It is protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass which is what more popular brands use.   It will protect the phone from breakage from multiple falls.  The vibrant display is quite impressive even under direct sunlight.  The large display screen is quite good for those who watch a lot of videos or read books on their phone.  Redmi Note 6 Pro features deep contrasts for all types of displays; from text, still images, graphics, and videos. This phone does not disappoint especially for the  price.

Performance

Speed

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is using the same processor as the previous model.  The 1.8 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage with a micro SD slot that can be used to expand the storage up to 128GB. In the month that I have used this phone, I found it to be quick no matter what apps I use.  It is very responsive and smooth.   I rarely play games on my phone, so I can’t comment on the speed and performance in that regard.

Sound

In regards to playing music.  The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sound is very good when I listened to it on my wireless ear buds.  I didn’t even have to use an equalizer app to improve the sound .  In regards to the speaker it is loud enough, and the sound is reasonably good.  When connecting to a bluetooth speaker, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is quick to connect and the sound is as good as any smart phones at 4 times the price.

Camera

The camera is probably my favourite feature of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.   I can’t say enough about the quality of the pictures that this phone takes. I took it with me to  Mexico on a family trip. I took my digital camera with me as I always do when I go on  trips.  However, after a few days, I basically used my phone to take snap shots.  The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with 2 lenses at the front for the 20 mp camera, and 2 more lenses at the rear of the camera.  The wider aperture of the rear camera captures crisp, clear images even in dark places. The dual camera at the front of the phone has a 20MP paired with a 2MP secondary lens for measuring depth of field   The colours were vibrant and the pictures, sharp.  The AI software that comes with the camera enables users to take great portraits which automatically blurs the background of the subject.  I have included some of the photos that I have taken with this phone.

Night Shot Using the REDMI NOTE 6 PRO

I love the vibrance of the colours

The exposure is perfect in the sun. There are no harsh shadows.

 

Graffiti in Playa Del Carmen

Great to carry around town without the weight of a big DSLR.

Even with tricky lighting, the XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 6 PRO 4GB compensates for backlighting to properly illuminate the subject.

 The pictures are very sharp even without having to enhance the picture through photo editing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

The 4000 mAH battery that comes with Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro was marketed to have  a battery life of 2 days in one charge.

Summary

The Redmi Note 6 pro is a great phone in my opinion.  The set up was a lot easier than my previous Redmi Note 4X.    The look and feel of the phone is pretty solid.  In regards to the performance, this phone has been a workhorse for me. I think I have used this phone for running apps, texting, emails etc. The only thing that I haven’t used it for is for gaming.    As I have mentioned, my favourite function of this phone is the camera. It is great to have when travelling without having to carry a big DSLR. For the price of less than $400 dollars Cdn, this phone is a great for travel or as backup.  But honestly, having this as my primary phone, I really don’t miss the other phones at 4 times the price because It does everything that I want it to.