Unboxing and First Impressions: Realme 6 Pro

Stealthily included in the launch of the Realme 6i, the Realme 6 Pro will now be officially arriving in the Philippines soon. With a release date just on the horizon, we were lucky enough get a first look at the Realme 6 Pro.

Realme 6 Pro

Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
Screen 6.6-inch IPS, 2400 x 1080, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 90Hz, 120Hz Touch Sensing, 480nits
OS Android 10 with Realme UI
Rear Camera 64MP f/1.8 Main, 12MP f/2.5 Telephoto, 8MP f/2.3 Ultrawide, 2MP f/2.4 Macro
Front Camera 16MP f/2.1 Main, 8MP f/2.2 Ultrawide, HDR
Storage 64GB/128GB UFS 2.1
Network Dual-SIM, 4G LTE
Connectivity Dual-band WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C, A-GPS, GLONASS, NavIC
Battery 4,300mAh, 30W Fast Charging
Others Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
Colors Lightning Blue, Lightning Orange, Lightning Red


The Realme 6 Pro is shipped in a simple yellow box with the 6 Pro badge at the front. Accessories that come with the smartphone remain similar of past devices only the essentials. In this case, the contents include a 30W VOOC charger, a USB Type-C cable, documentation, and a silicone case.

A Chipset and Screen Focused on Gaming

The Realme 6 Pro comes with a rather large 6.6-inch display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080. With a FullHD+ resolution, we are able to use the smartphone a bit close to our face without seeing the individual pixels. In addition, Corning Gorilla Glass 5 is on top to protect the display against any unintended scratches.

The biggest improvement over previous Realme smartphone’s in the 6 Pro is its 90Hz refresh rate. Though it may not have any useful applications in general use aside from smoother animations, higher refresh rates can give you an edge in games. This is especially apparent when you’re playing fast-paced games where animations are more fluid. While not as high other more expensive smartphones in the market, the faster refresh rate is still a welcome addition for a mid-range smartphone.

While a faster screen is all well and good, it’s practically useless if the smartphone’s chip can’t pump out the frames to take advantage of the display. Which is why Realme is using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G platform on the 6 Pro.

Built on an 8nm process, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G focuses on gaming and better battery life. The platform comes with an 8-core Kryo 465 CPU that can achieve up to 2.3GHz and an Adreno 618 GPU. In addition, the chip also comes with support for dual-band WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.1

A Bold, Eye-Catching Aesthetic

Realme has chosen quite a striking design for the 6 Pro. Instead of the comparatively muted design of its contemporaries, the Realme 6 Pro has an unmistakable lightning bolt that runs through the length of the smartphone. Depending on the angle you look at the rear of the smartphone, the lightning bolt can be seen as singular or multiple entities.

The Realme 6 Pro is available in three colors: Lightning Blue, Lightning Orange, and Lightning Red. That unit that we have on hand is the Lightning Red variant, and like its lightning bolt, is quite astounding under the right lighting conditions. It’s red hue, however, seems to be a fusion of a deep maroon and violet in our eyes. Still, whatever color it may be, it’s still a remarkable sight to be seen.

Realme has also made a few changes in the other design aspects of the 6 Pro. Instead of a rear-mounted fingerprint or an in-display fingerprint scanner, the brand has fused the scanner into the power button.

What about its Cameras?

As for cameras, the Realme 6 Pro surpasses last year’s Realme XT in terms of specifications. Its quad camera department is headed by a 64MP f/1.8 f/1.8 main camera and is backed by three more lenses: a 12MP f/2.5 telephoto, an 8MP f/2.3 ultrawide, and a 2MP f/2.4 macro lens.

The brand has finally ditched the notch in the 6 Pro. In its stead, they are now using the more modern pill-style hole for its 16MP f/2.1 and 8MP f/2.2 front-facing cameras.

We’ve taken a few sample photos using the 64MP f/1.8 headliner. Photo quality is pretty much what we expect from Realme. Photos are detailed and colors are well reproduced. We are, however, holding off judgment until our review of the smartphone comes out in a couple of days.

What else does the Realme 6 Pro have?

The Realme 6 Pro has quite a few other improvements over its predecessors. A larger 4,300mAh battery has been fitted and has been paired with 30W VOOC Charging via its USB Type-C cable. To put that into perspective, the Realme XT from last year came with only a 4,000mAh battery with 20W VOOC Charging.

In addition to the larger battery, the device also comes with Realme UI. Having its roots from OPPO’s ColorOS, this means that the 6 Pro has additional features such as Chroma Boost and more UI customization.

First Impressions

Packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, an outstanding design, and a large FullHD+ 90Hz screen, the Realme 6 Pro has the chops to become a powerhouse smartphone. We’ve been thoroughly impressed so far by the Realme 6 Pro, the only thing that’s remaining to unveil is its price in the Philippines.

The Realme 6 Pro is slated to make its official arrival in the Philippine market on May 27, 2020. Before the launch, however, we’ll be testing the smartphone to see what kind of value it can bring to its customers like its predecessors did well in the past.