Five Reasons Why Realme 6i is a Super Sulit Smartphone

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As you may have already know, the new and super value-for-buck Realme 6i smartphone has been officially released and made available in the Philippine market since just last week. Pricing of the phone starts at Php7,990 for the 3GB+64GB model while the other 4GB+128GB is for Php9,990. And both variants can now be purchased from the brand's Lazada store.

If you are planning on buying a Realme smartphone and you are leaning towards getting the Realme 5i, just don't. The 5i with 3GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is still priced at Php6,990, just add Php1,000 and although you are getting the same RAM and storage size, you are getting a lot more in everything else. That being said, it makes much more sense purchasing the 6i over the other and here are the five reasons I can think of as to why the Realme 6i is a super sulit smartphone today. 

1. 48MP AI quad camera

The number one on my list would be its cameras. The Realme 6i has four on the back with AI scene recognition tech and one on the front with 16MP selfie shooter. On the rear are the 48MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, followed by an 8MP lens with ultrawide 119-degree field of view (FOV) angle, then a third and fourth 2MP shooters with portrait and macro lenses. 

The 48MP is implemented with Quad Bayer's pixel binning mechanism combining four adjacent pixels into one large pixel. This results to a more enhanced resolution and quality of the images taken even in low-light environment. As a default, the camera produces a 12MP binned photo. You can also shoot images in unbinned 48MP through a dedicated "48M" mode. 

As a result of the uprgaded cameras on the Realme 6i, it produces great quality detail-rich photos worthy of social medial sharing. If you are into mobile photography or photography and videography in general but on a limited budget, this is highly recommended. 

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2. Powerful MediaTek G80 processor

The Realme 6i is the first device in the world to harness the power of the latest MediaTek Helio G80 processor. More than just a photography-centric smartphone, this also makes the 6i a gaming-focused mobile phone on a budget. Be it Call of Duty Mobile, PUBG Mobile, Mobile Legends, Asphalt 9 or Black Dessert Mobile, which are pretty intense mobile games in terms of power and graphics usage, the phone can easily handle them with ease. 

If the Realme 6i can manage those games pretty well, how much more our daily smartphone usage? 

3. Realme UI

As I mentioned in my official unboxing and initial hands-on review of the Realme 6i, the phone is one of those few smartphones from the brand to come pre-installed with Realme UI based on Android 10 right out of the box. Comparing this user interface with the previous ColorOS from Realme 5 series and beyond, a lot of improvements can be noticed and experienced with the Realme UI. It's much faster and more beautiful. 

Thanks to the larger RAM and powerful Helio G80 processor, my experience so far with the Realme 6i has been nothing but great. Apps work as they should all the time and do not get laggy even while running multiple ones in the background. Switching between applications has been buttery smooth and without hiccups. 

I like the system-wide Dark Mode feature on this one. 

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Here I discussed some of the things we can do with this new Realme UI, except the reverse charging feature with the Realme 6i.

4. Massive 5000mAh battery with 18W fast charge

And just like the Realme 5, 5i, and the C3, the 6i also has that massive and long lasting 5000mAh battery. What's more is that Realme threw in an 18W Fast Charge this time around setting it apart from its predecessors. I do not need to tell you more about this part, if you are a smartphone user, specifically Android devices, you most likely already know how much of a difference that 5000mAh makes in terms of battery longevity. The 18W fast charge is not that fast as you might comment, but it's definitely faster compared to the ones from the mentioned older devices. 

5. Of course, the price

The pricing is what makes this Realme 6i a super sulit smartphone. When Realme Philippines said this would be a sub-Php10k smartphone, I was thinking okay that would be Php9,990 since the review unit I got has 4GB RAM and 128GB storage which was given to me prior to the price reveal. Little did I know that there was also going to be a 3GB RAM and 64GB storage variant and would be offer for just Php7,990. Okay that's it! I said, Realme is doing it again like it did with the previous releases, offering a lot of value in a smartphone with asking price that's easy on the pocket.

Apart from the RAM and storage sizes, both variants share the same set of specs, features and design. So I like said at the start of this post, if you are eyeing to get the Realme 5i or even the Realme 5, I guess it would be much smarter getting the 6i instead as it has a lot and new things to offer for an asking price that's right, or cheaper. 

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Bonus: It's now got USB Type-C

If you have been watching tech bloggers unboxing and reviewing midrange smartphones of any brand, you have probably noticed that most of us always point out that it's much better on these smartphones to have a USB Type-C port over the traditional microUSB one of old. Well, Realme heard us and here we are with the midrange 6i now enjoying a USB Type-C port at relatively no additional cost. 

Discount alert

On May 15, Realme and Lazada had a one-day flash sale of the 6i where both models had Php500 off. That same flash sale will happen again for the second and last time this coming May 20 on Lazada as well. This means you can get the 3GB+64GB for only Php7,490 and the 4GB+128GB for Php9,490. 
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