Realme 6 with a 90-Hz display and Widevine level 1 certification for both active and passive entertainment
Xiaomi smartphones were initially popular for being a great value purchase. Unfortunately, they do not just keep getting better and better, but they also keep getting more expensive. This situation plays directly into the hands of newcomers such as Realme. The Oppo subsidiary entered the market in 2018 and later proudly announced that it had sold more than 25 million smartphones in 2019. In Germany, Realme devices have been available through indirect channels, and they are now also available directly from various local suppliers.
The Realme 6 is one of the first devices available from the manufacturer. It has a display with a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and offers a Widevine level 1 certification. The smartphone's stand-out feature is the display's high refresh rate of 90 Hz. While this feature can also be found on the Realme 6 Pro, which is also now available, the manufacturer demands a 50-Euro (US$56) premium for the Pro version with 128 GB of storage space and 8 GB of RAM. Lower-end configurations of the Realme 6 with less memory can be purchased at prices starting from 229 Euros (US$259) or less on online stores other than Realme's official online shop.
Realme UI, which replaces the parent company's ColorOS on newer devices, comes with the game launcher "Game Space", which is potentially interesting for gamers. It includes a screen recorder that captures the screen as well as front-camera video and either system sounds or microphone audio. Furthermore, the launcher allows quick access to the performance of the Realme 6's processor MediaTek Helio G90T for an automatic or a manual boost. Naturally, we evaluated the performance of the Realme 6 using various benchmarks, and we also analyzed the display and camera quality. The in-depth results can be found in our full review.