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Realme 6 Smartphone Review: 90 Hz Isn't Everything

Mid-range excellence. Realme, the new star in the smartphone universe, introduces a 90-Hz display to the mid-range for 230-300 Euros (~$261-$340) depending on the configuration. The lowest-end configuration contains 64 GB of ROM and 4 GB of RAM.
Inge Schwabe, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Marius S.),

While smartphones with 90-Hz displays are becoming more and more popular, they are still a rare sight in the mid-range category. It is interesting to see how one manufacturer after another is conquering the market with good but also cheap hardware. Subsequently, the prices rise ever so slowly until a new manufacturer steps into its predecessor's footsteps. After OnePlus, Xiaomi followed suit and now Realme, which along with OnePlus belongs to the Chinese electronics giant BBK Electronics, appears to be next in line.

According to Realme's own reports, the manufacturer has shipped 25 million phones globally in 2019. Aside from our test device, the German launch portfolio also included the Realme 6i and Realme C3, with the Realme X50 Pro and Realme 6 Pro having been released subsequently. In this review, we will compare the Realme 6 with current offerings from Xiaomi, Huawei, and Samsung.

realme 6 (6 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G90T 8 x 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
6.5 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 405 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, 5 multi-touch points, IPS, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 115 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: microSD (FAT, FAT32, exFAT, up to 256 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Magnetic induction sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/900/1800/1900 MHz) 3G (bands 1, 5, 8) 4G (bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.9 x 162.1 x 74.8 ( = 0.35 x 6.38 x 2.94 in)
Battery
4300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 64 MPix Quad-camera: 64MP wide-angle (78.6 degrees, 26mm, f/1.8, 6P lens, Samsung GW1, 1/1.72”), 8MP ultra wide-angle (119 degrees, f/2.3, 5P lens), 2MP macro (4cm focus, f/2.4, 3P lens), 2MP monochrome sensor (f/2.4, 3P lens); Camera2 API: Level 3
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix 79.3 degrees, f/2.0, 5P lens
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, Realme 6, 30W quick charger, USB Type-C-cable, case, screen protector, SIM tool, documentation, warranty card, realme UI, 24 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L1; FM tuner; GNSS: GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou; SAR (Head): <2 (according to the manufacturer), fanless
Weight
191 g ( = 6.74 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 124 g ( = 4.37 oz / 0.27 pounds)
Price
299 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Competing Devices

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
81 %
06/2020
realme 6
Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4
191 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.5"2400x1080
79 %
11/2019
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
SD 665, Adreno 610
190 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2340x1080
80 %
01/2020
Samsung Galaxy A51
Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3
172 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.5"2400x1080
84 %
12/2019
Huawei Nova 5T
Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10
174 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.26"2340x1080

Our sleek, shiny test device in "Comet Blue" (a "Comet White" version is available as well) is fingerprint-resistant, as is the display. The latter does not feature curved edges and is instead surrounded by a plastic frame, although this is to be expected in this device class.

The quad-camera module noticeably protrudes from the case. If it were not for the included case, which balances out the protruding camera module, using the phone on a table without it wiggling around would be nearly impossible. While according to Realme, the design is splash-water resistant, which applies to the openings on the bottom edge in particular, there is no IP certification.

Realme 6 in

Size Comparison

162.1 mm / 6.38 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 191 g0.4211 lbs158.3 mm / 6.23 inch 75.3 mm / 2.96 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs158.5 mm / 6.24 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 7.9 mm / 0.311 inch 172 g0.3792 lbs154.25 mm / 6.07 inch 73.97 mm / 2.91 inch 7.87 mm / 0.3098 inch 174 g0.3836 lbs

Features - 128-64-90

128 GB, 64-MP camera and a 90-Hz display - these are the main selling points of the Realme 6 in numbers. On the bottom of the case, there is a mono speaker, a headset jack and a USB-C port. A fingerprint sensor occupies the right edge of the frame. Unlike the cheaper C3, the Realme 6 comes with NFC for contactless payments.

Left: standby button
Top: No connectivity
Right: volume and card slot
Bottom: 3.5-mm audio jack, microphone, USB-C, mono speaker

Software - Realme UI Replaces ColorOS

Whereas the Realme XT was still shipping with Oppo's ColorOS, current models come with the new Realme UI, which is also based on Android 10, preinstalled. Apart from adjustments to the gesture controls and the launcher, the customized Realme user interface also includes a few of the manufacturer's own apps. For example, there is a photo gallery and a music player as well as the game launcher "Game Space". The latter offers options for making on-the-fly adjustments to the processor's performance, the DND mode and the screen recorder. Additionally, it can clear up the screen by hiding all games that occupy the launcher both on the home screen and in the app overview.

Home screen
App overview
Player
Game suite "Game Space"

Communication and GPS - Supports Wi-Fi 5

Although the Realme 6 does not yet support Wi-Fi 6, the integrated standard ac (Wi-Fi 5) still fits the device class. In terms of the up- and download speeds, the Realme smartphone achieves solid results in tests performed with our reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12. As for the UMTS network, it lacks frequencies in the 1900-MHz range (band 2) that are less commonly used in Europe and the US.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
339 (320min - 349max) MBit/s ∼100% +4%
realme 6
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
326 (162min - 354max) MBit/s ∼96%
Huawei Nova 5T
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
317 (30min - 340max) MBit/s ∼94% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
298 (185min - 350max) MBit/s ∼88% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=598)
280 MBit/s ∼83% -14%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
realme 6
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G90T, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
338 (323min - 344max) MBit/s ∼100%
Huawei Nova 5T
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
315 (226min - 345max) MBit/s ∼93% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Adreno 610, SD 665, 128 GB eMMC Flash
303 (242min - 355max) MBit/s ∼90% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Mali-G72 MP3, Exynos 9611, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
297 (189min - 335max) MBit/s ∼88% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=598)
267 MBit/s ∼79% -21%
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realme 6 Mediatek Helio G90T, ARM Mali-G76 MP4; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø322 (162-354)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø339 (320-349)
realme 6 Mediatek Helio G90T, ARM Mali-G76 MP4; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø338 (323-344)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Qualcomm Adreno 610; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø303 (242-355)
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test outdoors

According to the GPS Test app, the Realme 6's locating capabilities are extraordinarily precise. It achieves this with the help of signals from the satellite navigation systems GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou and SBAS.

In our real-world test, which consists of a bike ride with both the Realme 6 and the professional navi Garmin Edge 500 in tow, the Realme phone does not perform as well: When approaching the lake, the recorded route deviated from the actual track by multiple meters. While navigation is still possible in rural areas, the inaccuracies may lead to problems for pedestrian navigation in larger cities.

Realme 6 - overview
Realme 6 - residential area
Realme 6 - lake
Garmin Edge 500 - overview
Garmin Edge 500 - residential area
Garmin Edge 500 - lake

Telephony and Call Quality

The Realme UI comes with its own telephony app, which has similar features as the Google app. The speech quality over the course of the call was good in both directions.

Cameras - Light-sensitive Front Camera

Portrait mode
Portrait mode
Night mode
Night mode
Realme 6i
Realme 6i
Realme C3
Realme C3

Comparing pictures taken with the Realme 6 with those taken with an iPhone 11 Pro or an LG G8 may not seem like a fair comparison. However, the fact that they achieve better results despite being equipped with fewer optics with lower resolutions puts the impressive datasheet of the Realme 6 in perspective.

When enhanced, both competitors show details more clearly, which particularly applies to the 5x zoom integrated into all three devices. In a class comparison, the Realme 6 would certainly place higher not least due to its natural color representation. In low-light situations, the camera software does a good job of removing image noise from both dark and bright areas, whereas the correction does not work as well in areas with a medium amount of brightness.

Unlike other Realme smartphones such as the C3 and the 6i, the 5-MP front camera of the Realme 6 includes a night mode. The bulk of the work is done by the light-sensitive optics and its f/2.0 aperture. Although in night mode, the camera captures slightly more light by increasing the exposure, the level of sharpness then decreases slightly compared to the portrait mode. However, the two pictures taken with the Realme 6 only really look impressive once you compare them directly to the selfies taken with the Realme 6i and the Realme C3.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Scene 1Scene 2Scene 3Scene 4
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In our lab, we further analyze the sharpness and color accuracy under controlled lighting conditions. Despite a slight cyan tint, the detailed analysis also confirms the natural representation of colors. The contrast and sharpness only noticeably decrease around the edges in good lighting with medium to high brightness areas remaining discernible even at 1 lux.

ColorChecker
27.8 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
36.8 ∆E
32.8 ∆E
39.7 ∆E
53.4 ∆E
41.9 ∆E
31.1 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
27 ∆E
54.5 ∆E
54.1 ∆E
27.8 ∆E
42.4 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
55.4 ∆E
32.6 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
52.2 ∆E
57.4 ∆E
46.4 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker realme 6: 38.39 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 57.37 ∆E
ColorChecker
7.3 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
6.5 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
2.7 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
3.6 ∆E
ColorChecker realme 6: 5.32 ∆E min: 2 - max: 13.51 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty

The Realme 6 comes with a warranty card, various manuals and a SIM tool. Additionally, there is a Type-C charging cable and a 30-W quick charger. For protection, Realme has included a case and a pre-applied screen protector.

Realme offers a 24-month warranty beginning at the date of purchase.

Input Devices & Handling

The fingerprint sensor integrated into the frame is intuitive and easy to reach. A light touch is sufficient enough to activate the sensor and unlock the screen. The sensor doubles as a button: When pressed with a non-stored finger, the display shows the time and any new messages without unlocking the device.

Virtual keyboard landscape mode
Portrait mode

Display - Not too Bright

Subpixel array

The 6.5-inch display has a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and a Widevine level 1 certification. Since a permanent 90-Hz refresh rate would be too taxing on the battery, the default refresh rate is lower. Increasing it from 60 Hz to 90 Hz can be either done manually or left to an automatic mode, which lets the system handle it.

The maximum luminosity of the IPS display is disappointing: In this device class, many smartphones achieve values of 550 cd/m or more, while our test device achieves 456 cd/m² at best. Of course, this negatively affects the contrast ratio, which drops below 1:1000.

427
cd/m²
453
cd/m²
427
cd/m²
418
cd/m²
456
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
412
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
403
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 456 cd/m² Average: 427.2 cd/m² Minimum: 2.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 456 cd/m²
Contrast: 991:1 (Black: 0.46 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.4 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 4.4 | 0.64-98 Ø6
98.7% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
realme 6
IPS, 2400x1080, 6.5
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.3
Samsung Galaxy A51
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.5
Huawei Nova 5T
LTPS, 2340x1080, 6.26
Screen
38%
26%
-17%
Brightness middle
456
656
44%
589
29%
524
15%
Brightness
427
643
51%
589
38%
510
19%
Brightness Distribution
88
95
8%
94
7%
86
-2%
Black Level *
0.46
0.54
-17%
0.39
15%
Contrast
991
1215
23%
1344
36%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.4
1.1
75%
2.22
50%
6.6
-50%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.7
2.4
69%
8.24
-7%
12.2
-58%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.4
2.2
50%
2.6
41%
9.1
-107%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.2 100%
2.111 104%
2.34 94%
CCT
7154 91%
6263 104%
6508 100%
8987 72%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17553 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

The display has high color accuracy. Color deviations are barely noticeable and at only 4.4, the DeltaE is low.

CalMAN color accuracy (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN color space (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN grayscale (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN saturation sweeps (target color space sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
15.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 6 ms rise
↘ 9.2 ms fall
The screen shows good response rates in our tests, but may be too slow for competitive gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
35.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 17.6 ms rise
↘ 18 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 31 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Outdoors, the display suffers from glare. The brightness is barely sufficient for it to remain readable in the sun. Thanks to the underlying IPS technology, the viewing angles are good and there are no noticeable color deviations when looking at the screen from an angle.

Reflections


Viewing angles
Bird's-eye view

Performance - Huawei SoC with Improved Graphics

The Helio G90T is one of the latest MediaTek SoCs with eight cores; six of them achieve clock rates of up to 2 GHz and two of them reach a slightly higher clock speed of 2.05 GHz. Overall, the chip offers mid-range performance comparable to the Huawei Kirin 810.

In our tests, the Helio G90T looks particularly good in a direct comparison with Samsung and Qualcomm SoCs, although it primarily struggles to keep up with Huawei's Kirin 980 in graphics benchmarks.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
1931 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
1931 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=66)
1633 Points ∼85% -15%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2056 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
2056 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=61)
1759 Points ∼86% -14%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
1715 Points ∼89%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
1715 Points ∼89% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=119)
1924 Points ∼100% +12%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
545 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
545 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=119)
547 Points ∼100% 0%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
5862 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
5122 Points ∼87% -13%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (5702 - 5862, n=2)
5782 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=357)
4918 Points ∼84% -16%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
7795 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
5366 Points ∼69% -31%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (7624 - 7795, n=2)
7710 Points ∼99% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=420)
5027 Points ∼64% -36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2594 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1495 Points ∼58% -42%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2484 - 2594, n=2)
2539 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4965, n=420)
1539 Points ∼59% -41%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
10512 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6498 Points ∼62% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5649 Points ∼54% -46%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
8279 Points ∼79% -21%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (9967 - 10512, n=2)
10240 Points ∼97% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=522)
5951 Points ∼57% -43%
Work performance score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
14669 Points ∼99%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
7446 Points ∼50% -49%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
6416 Points ∼43% -56%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
10209 Points ∼69% -30%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (14669 - 14946, n=2)
14808 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=680)
6529 Points ∼44% -55%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2333 Points ∼68%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2250 Points ∼66% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2161 Points ∼63% -7%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
3406 Points ∼100% +46%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2333 - 2543, n=2)
2438 Points ∼72% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=173)
2662 Points ∼78% +14%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2524 Points ∼52%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
898 Points ∼19% -64%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1438 Points ∼30% -43%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4853 Points ∼100% +92%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (1978 - 2524, n=2)
2251 Points ∼46% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=173)
2989 Points ∼62% +18%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2479 Points ∼56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1036 Points ∼23% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1554 Points ∼35% -37%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4434 Points ∼100% +79%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2087 - 2479, n=2)
2283 Points ∼51% -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6754, n=173)
2686 Points ∼61% +8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3188 Points ∼65%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2298 Points ∼47% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2311 Points ∼47% -28%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4917 Points ∼100% +54%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3188 - 3326, n=2)
3257 Points ∼66% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=525)
2217 Points ∼45% -30%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2433 Points ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
980 Points ∼19% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1530 Points ∼30% -37%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5157 Points ∼100% +112%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2322 - 2433, n=2)
2378 Points ∼46% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=525)
2131 Points ∼41% -12%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2568 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1134 Points ∼22% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1654 Points ∼32% -36%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5102 Points ∼100% +99%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2412 - 2568, n=2)
2490 Points ∼49% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8269, n=526)
1990 Points ∼39% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3143 Points ∼63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2348 Points ∼47% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2336 Points ∼47% -26%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4997 Points ∼100% +59%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3143 - 3362, n=2)
3253 Points ∼65% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=556)
2135 Points ∼43% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2965 Points ∼47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1668 Points ∼26% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1993 Points ∼31% -33%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
6350 Points ∼100% +114%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2323 - 2965, n=2)
2644 Points ∼42% -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=556)
2875 Points ∼45% -3%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3003 Points ∼50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1778 Points ∼30% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2060 Points ∼34% -31%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5990 Points ∼100% +99%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2412 - 3003, n=2)
2708 Points ∼45% -10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=556)
2417 Points ∼40% -20%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3114 Points ∼69%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2408 Points ∼53% -23%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2217 Points ∼49% -29%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4509 Points ∼100% +45%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3114 - 3280, n=2)
3197 Points ∼71% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=606)
2098 Points ∼47% -33%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2384 Points ∼48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
967 Points ∼20% -59%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1473 Points ∼30% -38%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4937 Points ∼100% +107%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2218 - 2384, n=2)
2301 Points ∼47% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9008, n=606)
1798 Points ∼36% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
2515 Points ∼52%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1114 Points ∼23% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1592 Points ∼33% -37%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4835 Points ∼100% +92%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2390 - 2515, n=2)
2453 Points ∼51% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7400, n=607)
1713 Points ∼35% -32%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3194 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2378 Points ∼54% -26%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2225 Points ∼50% -30%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4436 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3194 - 3267, n=2)
3231 Points ∼73% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=649)
1968 Points ∼44% -38%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3108 Points ∼51%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1607 Points ∼26% -48%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2027 Points ∼33% -35%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
6111 Points ∼100% +97%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2219 - 3108, n=2)
2664 Points ∼44% -14%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12611, n=648)
2382 Points ∼39% -23%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3127 Points ∼55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1728 Points ∼31% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2068 Points ∼37% -34%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5638 Points ∼100% +80%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (2390 - 3127, n=2)
2759 Points ∼49% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9549, n=651)
2047 Points ∼36% -35%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
19084 Points ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
20354 Points ∼85% +7%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
20393 Points ∼85% +7%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
23870 Points ∼100% +25%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (19084 - 22928, n=2)
21006 Points ∼88% +10%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=793)
15522 Points ∼65% -19%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
36463 Points ∼71%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
24654 Points ∼48% -32%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
25086 Points ∼49% -31%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
51362 Points ∼100% +41%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (36463 - 39137, n=2)
37800 Points ∼74% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=791)
26867 Points ∼52% -26%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
30326 Points ∼74%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
23534 Points ∼58% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23866 Points ∼58% -21%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
40895 Points ∼100% +35%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (30326 - 33832, n=2)
32079 Points ∼78% +6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=791)
20988 Points ∼51% -31%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
78 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
36 fps ∼26% -54%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
46 fps ∼34% -41%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
137 fps ∼100% +76%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (78 - 82, n=2)
80 fps ∼58% +3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=794)
45.4 fps ∼33% -42%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
59 fps ∼98%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
33 fps ∼55% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
40 fps ∼67% -32%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
60 fps ∼100% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (58 - 59, n=2)
58.5 fps ∼98% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=803)
31.4 fps ∼52% -47%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
50 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
19 fps ∼22% -62%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
24 fps ∼27% -52%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
88 fps ∼100% +76%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (49 - 50, n=2)
49.5 fps ∼56% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=699)
26.8 fps ∼30% -46%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
45 fps ∼76%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
17 fps ∼29% -62%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
23 fps ∼39% -49%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
59 fps ∼100% +31%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (42 - 45, n=2)
43.5 fps ∼74% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=707)
22.6 fps ∼38% -50%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
31 fps ∼55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
13 fps ∼23% -58%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
15 fps ∼27% -52%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
56 fps ∼100% +81%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (29 - 31, n=2)
30 fps ∼54% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=562)
21.6 fps ∼39% -30%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
27 fps ∼56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
12 fps ∼25% -56%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
14 fps ∼29% -48%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
48 fps ∼100% +78%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (26 - 27, n=2)
26.5 fps ∼55% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=564)
19.6 fps ∼41% -27%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
11 fps ∼52%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
4.4 fps ∼21% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
5.5 fps ∼26% -50%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
21 fps ∼100% +91%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (6.8 - 11, n=2)
8.9 fps ∼42% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=318)
11.3 fps ∼54% +3%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
6.9 fps ∼49%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2.8 fps ∼20% -59%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
3.5 fps ∼25% -49%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
14 fps ∼100% +103%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (6.9 - 11, n=2)
8.95 fps ∼64% +30%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=316)
8.04 fps ∼57% +17%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
18 fps ∼55%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
7.2 fps ∼22% -60%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
9.1 fps ∼28% -49%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
33 fps ∼100% +83%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (17 - 18, n=2)
17.5 fps ∼53% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=322)
16.9 fps ∼51% -6%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
20 fps ∼54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
8.1 fps ∼22% -59%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼27% -50%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
37 fps ∼100% +85%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (19 - 20, n=2)
19.5 fps ∼53% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=321)
19.4 fps ∼52% -3%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
18 fps ∼56%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6.9 fps ∼22% -62%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 fps ∼31% -44%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
32 fps ∼100% +78%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (16 - 18, n=2)
17 fps ∼53% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=487)
14.5 fps ∼45% -19%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
16 fps ∼57%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6.1 fps ∼22% -62%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
8.6 fps ∼31% -46%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
28 fps ∼100% +75%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (14 - 16, n=2)
15 fps ∼54% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=491)
12.8 fps ∼46% -20%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
301404 Points ∼73%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
169695 Points ∼41% -44%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
169695 Points ∼41% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
181295 Points ∼44% -40%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
410820 Points ∼100% +36%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (282085 - 301404, n=2)
291745 Points ∼71% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=116)
318041 Points ∼77% +6%
Basemark GPU 1.1
1920x1080 OpenGL Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
8.24 (5.77min - 20.65max) fps ∼43%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (18.1 - 18.1, n=2)
9.05 fps ∼47%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7.73 - 85.6, n=73)
19.2 fps ∼100%
Vulkan Medium Native (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
6.65 (3.4min - 18.65max) fps ∼31%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
21.2 fps ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.57 - 63, n=64)
16 fps ∼75%
1920x1080 Vulkan Medium Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
7.44 (3.6min - 21.99max) fps ∼37%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
19.4 fps ∼97%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.88 - 71.6, n=62)
19.9 fps ∼100%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3255 Score ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1134 Score ∼35% -65%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3243 - 3255, n=2)
3249 Score ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 7649, n=89)
2609 Score ∼80% -20%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
1339 Points ∼92%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
937 Points ∼64% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
1462 Points ∼100% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (1145 - 1339, n=2)
1242 Points ∼85% -7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=734)
825 Points ∼56% -38%
Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3483 Points ∼46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
1881 Points ∼25% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
2168 Points ∼28% -38%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
7640 Points ∼100% +119%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3419 - 3483, n=2)
3451 Points ∼45% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=734)
2531 Points ∼33% -27%
Memory (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3676 Points ∼72%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2808 Points ∼55% -24%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
1605 Points ∼31% -56%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
5116 Points ∼100% +39%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3609 - 3676, n=2)
3643 Points ∼71% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=734)
1886 Points ∼37% -49%
System (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
5632 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
5006 Points ∼59% -11%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
4738 Points ∼56% -16%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
8456 Points ∼100% +50%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (5632 - 6155, n=2)
5894 Points ∼70% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=734)
3486 Points ∼41% -38%
Overall (sort by value)
realme 6
Mediatek Helio G90T, Mali-G76 MP4, 8192
3135 Points ∼67%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 6144
2254 Points ∼48% -28%
Samsung Galaxy A51
Samsung Exynos 9611, Mali-G72 MP3, 4096
634 Points ∼14% -80%
Huawei Nova 5T
HiSilicon Kirin 980, Mali-G76 MP10, 6144
4689 Points ∼100% +50%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
  (3054 - 3135, n=2)
3095 Points ∼66% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=734)
1781 Points ∼38% -43%

Similarly, the Nova 5T tends to outperform our test device in the browser benchmarks.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
realme 6 (Chrome 81)
41.73 Points ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=193)
40.8 Points ∼98% -2%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T (35.3 - 41.7, n=2)
38.5 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
30.65 Points ∼73% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
27.681 Points ∼66% -34%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Huawei Nova 5T (Chrome 74)
109.88 Points ∼100% +56%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T (70.5 - 72.1, n=2)
71.3 Points ∼65% +1%
realme 6 (Chrome 81)
70.524 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
51.257 Points ∼47% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
50.33 Points ∼46% -29%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=623)
47.4 Points ∼43% -33%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=175)
42.9 runs/min ∼100% +25%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T (34.4 - 41.6, n=2)
38 runs/min ∼89% +10%
realme 6 (Chrome 81)
34.4 runs/min ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
30.8 runs/min ∼72% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
29.1 runs/min ∼68% -15%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Huawei Nova 5T (Chrome 74)
124 Points ∼100% +170%
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=260)
69.7 Points ∼56% +52%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
57 Points ∼46% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
52 Points ∼42% +13%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T (46 - 55, n=2)
50.5 Points ∼41% +10%
realme 6 (Chrome 81)
46 Points ∼37%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Huawei Nova 5T (Chrome 74)
22379 Points ∼100% +49%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T (15061 - 15606, n=2)
15334 Points ∼69% +2%
realme 6 (Chrome 81)
15061 Points ∼67%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
10194 Points ∼46% -32%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
9405 Points ∼42% -38%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=791)
7916 Points ∼35% -47%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=817)
9727 ms * ∼100% -193%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 (Chrome 78)
4561.76 ms * ∼47% -38%
Samsung Galaxy A51 (Chrome 79)
4375.1 ms * ∼45% -32%
realme 6 (Chrome 81)
3316 ms * ∼34%
Average Mediatek Helio G90T (3002 - 3316, n=2)
3159 ms * ∼32% +5%
Huawei Nova 5T (Chrome 74)
2059 ms * ∼21% +38%

* ... smaller is better

Our test device, which contains 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, represents just one out of a total of three variants (4 GB/128 GB, 4 GB/64 GB). The included manuals of our test device specify the memory type as UFS 2.1. The speeds we recorded indicate that Realme only uses UFS 2.0 storage, at least for our test device. By contrast, the Realme 6 achieves fantastic read and write speeds with our Toshiba reference card (Exceria Pro M501). Although the memory card cannot be formatted as internal storage, it can be used alongside two SIM cards, since there are three empty spaces on Realme's SIM tray.

realme 6Xiaomi Redmi Note 8Samsung Galaxy A51Huawei Nova 5TAverage 128 GB UFS 2.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-32%
-18%
24%
-2%
-43%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.73 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
52.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-17%
60.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-6%
58.8 (8.4 - 72.4, n=33)
-8%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
-20%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
84.57 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
71.63 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-15%
73 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-14%
74 (13.4 - 88.3, n=33)
-12%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
165.29
91.23
-45%
104.4
-37%
247.05
49%
109 (18.2 - 290, n=60)
-34%
36 (0.14 - 319, n=888)
-78%
Random Read 4KB
179.4
84.76
-53%
110.8
-38%
146.23
-18%
144 (96.8 - 239, n=60)
-20%
59.4 (1.59 - 324, n=888)
-67%
Sequential Write 256KB
203.91
160.53
-21%
184.9
-9%
186.43
-9%
240 (182 - 503, n=60)
18%
128 (2.99 - 911, n=888)
-37%
Sequential Read 256KB
524.92
297.65
-43%
496.1
-5%
904.03
72%
767 (427 - 999, n=60)
46%
342 (12.1 - 1802, n=888)
-35%

Gaming - 90 Hz Isn't Everything

A 90-Hz display is not necessarily sufficient on its own. As Epic Games and OnePlus are currently demonstrating with Fortnite, manufacturers have to make high frame rates available to the user. In practice, the best results often require falling back to lower graphics settings. In our test, the smartphone occasionally struggles to maintain 60 FPS in Arena of Valor with an average frame-rate stability of almost 80% according to Gamebench.

Subjectively, however, the gameplay does not noticeably suffer - on the contrary. The Helio G90T and its Mali-G76 GPU in our test device perform well. Despite the smartphone's sub-300-Euro (~$340) price tag, there were no stutters or freezes. Of course, 8 GB of RAM is a comfortable amount for a MOBA.

Game Assistant (top bar)
PUBG
Asphalt 9 Legends
Arena of Valor
Temple Run 2
PUBG
010203040Tooltip
; Smooth; 0.18.0: Ø29.8 (26-31)
; Balanced; 0.18.0: Ø29.9 (26-31)
; HD; 0.18.0: Ø29.7 (19-31)
Temple Run 2
010203040506070Tooltip
; 1.66.2: Ø60.1 (60-61)
Asphalt 9 Legends
010203040Tooltip
; High Quality; 2.2.2a: Ø29.1 (3-31)
; Standard / low; 2.2.2a: Ø29.3 (16-31)
Arena of Valor
010203040506070Tooltip
; 1.34.1.10: Ø54.7 (1-61)

Emissions - Resilient Realme Smartphone

Temperature

The heat development on the case did not exceed 40 °C under load, which is a relatively good result. While GFXBench's battery test shows a short dip in performance, the SoC immediately recovered to its previous performance level.

Max. Load
 38.9 °C
102 F
39.6 °C
103 F
35.8 °C
96 F
 
 38.5 °C
101 F
38.4 °C
101 F
36.4 °C
98 F
 
 38.1 °C
101 F
37.9 °C
100 F
36 °C
97 F
 
Maximum: 39.6 °C = 103 F
Average: 37.7 °C = 100 F
34.6 °C
94 F
35.3 °C
96 F
36.4 °C
98 F
33.8 °C
93 F
34.6 °C
94 F
38.2 °C
101 F
33.7 °C
93 F
36.4 °C
98 F
38.7 °C
102 F
Maximum: 38.7 °C = 102 F
Average: 35.7 °C = 96 F
Power Supply (max.)  28.2 °C = 83 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37.7 °C / 100 F, compared to the average of 33 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 39.6 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 35.3 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.7 °C / 102 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.4 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speaker

Pink noise diagram

The mono speaker of the Realme 6 is only slightly quieter than the one on the Redmi Note 8. Both produce fairly good sound with the mids being slightly more balanced on the Note 8.

The preinstalled sound enhancement app "Real Original Sound Technology" allows users to choose between selecting a predefined sound profile and creating an individual setup. That being said, it is only active on headphones connected to the audio jack.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.826.82526.225.73123.323.84021.924.7502831.56319.920.98019.122.810019.919.312516.525.516019.637.120017.540.325017.544.431513.95140013.955.250015.862.463015.267.18001473.510001474.4125013.972.7160013.472.7200013.872.2250014.374.831501476.9400014.581.6500014.678.7630014.571.6800014.769.61000015.170.41250015701600014.859.1SPL26.587.4N0.866.3median 14.6median 70Delta11134.927.529.130.525.431.929.427.539.432.827.327.721.622.82421.820.724.519.941.51847.716.854.516.26115.963.913.568.513.970.812.972.11472.414.774.614.175.314.275.314.575.115.474.214.978.914.878.41575.415.377.815.378.815.67115.556.52787.70.973.3median 15.3median 72.11.310.3hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme 6Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme 6 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 33.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.1% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 37% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 51% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 32% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (3.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.9% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (19.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 8% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 40% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 52% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management - Good Stamina Thanks to a Big Battery

Energy Consumption

Measuring the energy consumption yielded mixed results: While the Realme, Samsung and Xiaomi smartphones each draw similar amounts of power, Huawei achieves worse results when it comes to idle in particular. Under load, the Huawei device falls behind Samsung, while Realme and mainly Xiaomi are most economical, even when looking at additional smartphones. An empty Realme 6 can be fully recharged in exactly 1 hour with the included 30-watt charger.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.13 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.58 / 1.74 / 1.76 Watt
Load midlight 4.19 / 6.59 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
realme 6
4300 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A51
4000 mAh
Huawei Nova 5T
3750 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio G90T
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
3%
-16%
-27%
-13%
-12%
Idle Minimum *
0.58
0.62
-7%
0.9
-55%
0.87
-50%
0.685 (0.58 - 0.79, n=2)
-18%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=895)
-54%
Idle Average *
1.74
1.77
-2%
1.7
2%
2.34
-34%
2.03 (1.74 - 2.32, n=2)
-17%
1.757 (0.6 - 6.2, n=894)
-1%
Idle Maximum *
1.76
1.8
-2%
1.8
-2%
2.4
-36%
2.07 (1.76 - 2.38, n=2)
-18%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=895)
-16%
Load Average *
4.19
3.42
18%
5.2
-24%
4.56
-9%
4.46 (4.19 - 4.72, n=2)
-6%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=889)
2%
Load Maximum *
6.59
6.14
7%
6.6
-0%
6.97
-6%
7.14 (6.59 - 7.68, n=2)
-8%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=889)
7%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

For our standard Wi-Fi test, we left the display at 60 Hz, which has the benefit of making the results more easily comparable with other smartphones. Thanks to the good consumption values and its large battery, the Realme 6 had the most stamina in our Wi-Fi test. The lead of above 2 hours (Xiaomi) or even above 3 hours (Nova 5T) is significant.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
16h 11min
realme 6
4300 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8
4000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A51
4000 mAh
Huawei Nova 5T
3750 mAh
Battery Runtime
-15%
-28%
-20%
Reader / Idle
2139
1689
WiFi v1.3
971
824
-15%
698
-28%
776
-20%
Load
217
289
H.264
859
846

Pros

+ 90-Hz display
+ 64-MP camera
+ light-sensitive front camera
+ Widevine level 1
+ good runtimes

Cons

- dim display

Verdict - Well-equipped for Less than 300 Euros (~$340)

In review: Realme 6. Test device courtesy of Realme Germany
In review: Realme 6. Test device courtesy of Realme Germany

For less than 300 Euros (~$340), the Realme 6 is a particularly interesting device. The shimmering appearance and the luxurious camera on the back not only know how to impress, but the hardware is rock-solid as well, which is the more important part.

Thanks to the availability of three memory configurations, the Realme 6 is available to prospective buyers with different budget constraints.

With different RAM variants, users may adjust one additional, important factor to further reduce the price: Our test device is the highest-end configuration with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of ROM and is available for 299.90 Euros (~$340). The 4 GB/128 GB configuration costs 269 Euros (~$305), while the low-end alternative with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB can be purchased for only 229 Euros (~$260). When purchasing any one of these models, buyers receive a - for the price - fairly powerful phone that is not only well-suited to gaming but also equipped with a high-resolution camera that does not disappoint.

realme 6 - 05/30/2020 v7
Inge Schwabe

Chassis
83%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
47 / 70 → 68%
Weight
89%
Battery
91%
Display
85%
Games Performance
29 / 64 → 45%
Application Performance
70 / 86 → 81%
Temperature
90%
Noise
100%
Audio
74 / 90 → 82%
Camera
68%
Average
75%
81%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Inge Schwabe, 2020-06- 2 (Update: 2020-06- 5)
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Editor of the original article: Inge Schwabe - Editor - @mobilewelten
Unlike many techies, I didn't find my way to technology by using a C64 or something like that; I was rather fascinated by the last meter of copper wire, about which a friend on the other end of the line could be heard so crystal clear. I studied computer science and followed the development of the phone into a smartphone for many years. Currently, innovations are becoming less and less, but getting to the bottom of them remains exciting and interesting.