Xiaomi Redmi 6
As a normal user it makes no sense to invest huge sums in a mobile device. Xiaomi makes this fact clear once again with the Redmi 6. Equipped with fast components, a dual camera and features that are actually only reserved for top models, this inexpensive gem of technology convinces in full line. As always, the Chinese manufacturer also leaves nothing to be desired in terms of processing. Exceptional in the price class, however, are the AI and NPU support.
Big smartphones are not for everyone. Lovers of one-hand control in particular do not like the current trend of ever-growing smart everyday companions. It is really cool to see that Xiaomi has a different tactic with the Redmi 6 against this trend. With a 5.45-inch screen, the phone is also suitable for smaller hands and fits into tight-fitting skinny jeans due to its slim design. The end device is not controlled by mechanical buttons, but by sensors that are permanently installed in the housing. All in all, a very high-quality design is conveyed in interaction with the high-quality materials.
Perfect readability even in sunlight
Xiaomi's format, on the other hand, is based on current flagships from other manufacturers such as Apple, Samsung or HTC. This is particularly versatile due to its 18:9 aspect ratio. Games, films and photos can be admired in high quality with a resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels. With a screen diagonal of 5.45 inches, this reaches 295 ppi. Another positive aspect: The high contrast of the screen allows the smartphone to be used even in direct sunlight.
Use apps without restrictions
In the lower price range, performance is often the biggest Achilles heel of smartphones. This is not the case with the Redmi 6: Xiaomi has equipped the budget phone with the Helio P20, a top-class core that is clocked at up to 2.0 GHz. The CPU based on 12 Nm is characterized by a good performance with low power consumption and offers a smart NPU computing unit. In combination with the more than generously sized 3 GB RAM, the Redmi 6 also allows you to play modern games and use compute-intensive applications.
Traditionally, the second lagging point of cheap smartphones is the camera. In this respect, too, the Xiaomi Redmi 6 is also convincing: Equipped with a Sony IMX486 Exmor RS sensor, even filigree details can be captured with a mobile phone. The f/2.2 aperture also ensures high light absorption, which is particularly advantageous when shooting in low light conditions. Bokeh effects can be realized due to the second camera on the back. This offers a resolution of 5 megapixels. The same applies to the front camera. It has a resolution of 5 megapixels and offers an f/2.2 aperture just like the main camera on the back.
In terms of software
A good camera is one thing. The software, however, plays an equally important role. Here in particular, Xiaomi is able to compete with the big names in the industry and is absolutely convincing. The AI provides the best possible results in every setting and supports the photographer with smart functions. From instant bokeh shots to automatic scene recognition, the software delivers outstanding results in photo form.
In terms of other features, smartphone users do not have to do without the usual features of modern mobile phones. Smart gadgets such as smart watches and wireless headphones can be connected in a particularly energy-efficient manner due to Bluetooth 4.2. Location services such as GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou allow unlimited use. The connection to the Internet can be established via the local network. The standards 802.11 b, g and n are supported. Outside known WLANS, a data connection is established via LTE. In this regard, smart spenders can use the second Sim card slot for a data plan. Alternatively, the second slot can be used for memory expansion. With an internal memory of 32 GB, this will only be necessary for very few users.