Realme has just made the Realme 6i official in the Philippines. The handset is first to brandish a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset to go with the 48MP quad cameras.
While its local price has not yet been revealed, Realme PH did say that its going to be a sub-10k phone. So I’m guessing we’re going to get a PHP 9,990 price tag. All will be revealed on launch day.
Anyway, Realme’s local office sent us a unit for review. While we’re working on completing that, lets do a quick unboxing and first impressions post.
Also Read: Realme 6i to launch in the PH on May 13
Unboxing and first impressions
The Realme 6i comes with the now familiar yellow box with the usual branding. As per usual, their retail set comes complete with all you need — a 18W charger, a USB Type-C cable, a silicon case, the usual documentation, the SIM eject tool, and the pre-installed screen protector.
The handset comes with that familiar Realme design, revolving around the large 6.5-inch HD IPS display. The phone is huge, measuring in at 164.4 by 75.4 mm with a thickness of 9 mm. It is also quite hefty at 199 g.
The screen itself has a resolution of 1600 x 720. And thanks to the thin bezels and the dewdrop notch, Realme was able to maximize the screen real estate with an impressive 89.8% screen-to-body ratio.
At the back is a matte textured panel with a unique linear design. Here, we have the four rear cameras highlighted by a 48MP main shooter, supported by an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro, and a 2MP mono sensor. Beside it is the fingerprint scanner. For selfies, the 16MP front camera does the job.
The handset comes with a USB Type-C port, a welcome addition, placed at the bottom together with the headphone jack, the microphone, and the mono speaker. The port speeds up charging the huge 5,000mAh battery, which now supports up to 18W fast charging.
Here are some sample photos. At first look, these images are impressive. Take note that we have resized these for the web with quality set at 60.
For those who like benchmarks, here are some early scores from AnTuTu, Geekbench, and 3D Mark Sling Shot Extreme. This shows how well the MediaTek G80 performs. Take note that I updated the Realme UI software before I ran these.
That’s it for our first impressions and initial review. The Realme 6i has been impressive so far and I am liking what I’m seeing.
The Realme 6i is launching in the Philippines on May 13, 2020 on Realme’s official Facebook page. The live stream will start at 7PM. Check out our post here for more details
Stay tuned for our full review.
Realme 6i specs
- Display: 6.5-inch HD IPS Display (1600 x 720, 269 ppi), Gorilla Glass 3
- Processor: 2GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 Processor
- GPU: Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
- RAM: 4GB RAM
- Storage: 128GB Storage, MicroSD up to 256GB
- Rear Camera: 48MP f/1.8 Main + 8MP f/2.2 Ulta-wide + 2MP f/2.4 Macro + 2MP f/2.4 Mono Rear Cameras
- Front Camera: 16MP f/2.0 Selfie Camera
- Network: 4G LTE, Dual SIM
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
- Others: USB Type-C, Fingerprint Scanner (Rear), Face Unlock
- OS: Realme UI, Android 10
- Battery: 5,000mAh Battery, 18W Fast Charging