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Realme 6i Smartphone Review – Successful Germany Launch

Tea with cream. “Green Tea” and “White Milk” are the two colors that the Realme 6i is available in. And just like the real green tea the color might not please everyone. The combination of price and performance, on the other hand, most likely will. For less than $200 you get a smartphone equipped with 48 MP quad-camera, 128 GB of storage space, a large battery, and fast charging.
Inge Schwabe, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Andrea Grüblinger (translated by Finn D. Boerne),

For its Germany launch, Realme introduced not one but two devices for less than $200. In addition to the better equipped Realme 6 and today’s review unit, they also launched the Realme C3 that sells for even less than the Realme 6i. The differences start with the USB port (the 6i uses USB-C, the C3 Micro USB) and don’t end there. Both feature new MediaTek SoCs but the Helio G70 that the C3 is equipped with is slower than the 6i’s Helio G80. Consequently, our test group is comprised of various other smartphones as well.

realme 6i (6 Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G80 8 x 2 GHz, Cortex-A75 / A55, MediaTek Helio G80
Graphics adapter
ARM Mali-G52 MP2, Core: 950 MHz
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.5 inch 20:9, 1600 x 720 pixel 270 PPI, 10-point multitouch display, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Storage
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 112 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 inductive sensor, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/900/1,800/1,900 MHz) 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 8) 4G (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 164.4 x 75.4 ( = 0.35 x 6.47 x 2.97 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Quad camera: 48MP wide-angle (79° , 26mm, f/1.8, 6P lens), 8MP ultra-wide angle (119°, f/2.25, 5P lens), 2MP monochrome (f/2.4, 3P lens), 2MP macro (4cm focus, f/2.4, 3P lens); video: [email protected]; Camera2 API: Full
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix FOV 80°, f/2.0, 5P lens
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: on-screen, Keyboard Light: yes, Realme 6i, 18W fast charger, USB-C-cable, case, screen protector (installed), SIM tool, documentation, warranty booklet, Realme UI, 24 Months Warranty, Head SAR: <2 (manufacturer information), fanless
Weight
199 g ( = 7.02 oz / 0.44 pounds), Power Supply: 106 g ( = 3.74 oz / 0.23 pounds)
Price
199 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Test Group

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
78 %
06/2020
realme 6i
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
199 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.5"1600x720
78 %
11/2019
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
SD 665, Adreno 610
188 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.3"2280x1080
78 %
04/2020
Umidigi F2
Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3
215 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.53"2340x1080
79 %
01/2020
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4
159 g256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.15"2312x1080

Granted, our dark green review unit with pinstripes on its back looked somewhat shall we say unique, and at 199 g (~7 oz) it was also quite heavy. Build quality is solid, but the plastic frame surrounding the displays shows that Realme had to cut quite a few corners to hit that price point. Such as for example the lack of IP certification. 

Realme 6i in
Realme 6i in "Green Tea"
Realme 6i in
Realme 6i in "White Milk"

Size Comparison

164.4 mm / 6.47 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs162.6 mm / 6.4 inch 77.7 mm / 3.06 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 215 g0.474 lbs158.4 mm / 6.24 inch 75.8 mm / 2.98 inch 9.1 mm / 0.3583 inch 188 g0.4145 lbs152.9 mm / 6.02 inch 72.7 mm / 2.86 inch 7.4 mm / 0.2913 inch 159 g0.3505 lbs

Connectivity – Realme 6i as Charger

A huge chunk of the Realme 6i’s rear side is occupied by the protruding (around 1 mm) camera array comprised of four lenses. Naturally, this rendered the smartphone fairly wobbly when used face-up on a flat surface such as a table. In order to alleviate this Realme includes a transparent protective case. The front-facing camera sits inside a small and almost subtle drop-shaped display cutout.

Left and right of the USB-C port at the bottom we can find a mono speaker as well as a 3.5-mm headphone jack. The charging port not only takes a charge but also provides other devices, such as for example a Bluetooth headset, with much needed energy via reverse charging.

Software – New Realme UI

The Realme 6i ships with Realme’s own in-house Realme UI skin atop of Android 10, which effectively replaced Oppo’s (Realme’s parent company) ColorOS that previous devices shipped with. The settings contain an option to switch between gesture controls and Android’s traditional menu buttons as well as an option to disable the app drawer altogether. Realme’s skin also includes dedicated applications for music and photos. The number of preloaded apps that cannot be deleted completely is lower than on the Realme C3. Most noteworthy is the Huafeng AccuWeather joint venture’s weather app.

Homescreen
Homescreen
App overview
App overview
Game Space
Game Space
Screen recording options
Screen recording options

Communication and GPS – no 802.11ac and slow Wi-Fi

The 6i does not support 5 GHz bands, which means that it is incapable of even remotely keeping up with its Motorola and Huawei competitors when connected to our Linksys Nighthawk AX12 reference router. The built-in Dual SIM LTE modem covers all of the most commonly used European frequencies but lacks support for some internationally used bands, such as band 12 most commonly used in the United States. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 1414, n=598)
280 MBit/s ∼100% +676%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
189 (80min - 224max) MBit/s ∼68% +424%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
182 (11min - 259max) MBit/s ∼65% +404%
Umidigi F2
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
58.2 (46min - 60max) MBit/s ∼21% +61%
realme 6i
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
36.1 (9min - 57max) MBit/s ∼13%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 1599, n=598)
267 MBit/s ∼100% +302%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 256 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
224 (197min - 260max) MBit/s ∼84% +237%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Adreno 610, SD 665, 64 GB eMMC Flash
152 (1min - 254max) MBit/s ∼57% +129%
realme 6i
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
66.5 (34min - 69max) MBit/s ∼25%
Umidigi F2
Mali-G72 MP3, Helio P70, 128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash
54 (43min - 65max) MBit/s ∼20% -19%
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realme 6i Mediatek Helio G80, ARM Mali-G52 MP2; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø35.2 (9-57)
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition HiSilicon Kirin 710, ARM Mali-G51 MP4; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø190 (82-224)
realme 6i Mediatek Helio G80, ARM Mali-G52 MP2; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø65.4 (34-69)
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition HiSilicon Kirin 710, ARM Mali-G51 MP4; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø224 (197-260)
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

Supported location services include GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, and even SBAS (although the latter’s reception was very poor). Indoors, where GPS connectivity tends to be worse than outside, location lock was obtained fairly quickly. Outdoor accuracy was superb, at least in theory. When compared to our usual professional Garmin Edge 500 satnav the results were less than ideal. For example, the track recorded in residential areas was not particularly accurate. Pedestrian navigation might thus be somewhat impeded.

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

Telephony and Call Quality

Realme opted for its own telephone app without special features. Conversations on speakerphone were clear, those on the phone’s internal earphone were accompanied by a very minor hiss.

Cameras – Selfie-Camera with Panorama

Front facing camera panorama sample photo
Front facing camera panorama sample photo

Back in the early days of 2019 Honor’s View 20 introduced the first 48 MP sensors to the world of smartphone photography and caused quite a stir. Now, less than two years later, sensors with that very same resolution can already be found in mid-range smartphones. Photo quality was decent, and photos taken with the camera remained high in detail even when zoomed in.

The 4x zoom was nowhere nearly as good as that of the iPhone 11 Pro or the LG G8. However, for its class both the zoom and wide-angle lens achieved respectable results. The same can be said about low-light photos that while not as rich in details were overall brighter than the iPhone’s. In return, the iPhone’s camera managed to capture a much more natural light quality in candlelight.

The front-facing camera supports a panorama mode, which works in the exact same way as on rear-facing cameras: while taking a photo you need to slowly swivel the device from one side to another.

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

When inspected in our lab under normalized lighting conditions we took a closer look at focus and color accuracy. Under optimal light the zoomed-in test chart shows color fringing in areas where dark and light areas intersect. Skin colors are slightly lighter than they should be.

ColorChecker
27.2 ∆E
43.9 ∆E
36.2 ∆E
33.4 ∆E
40.4 ∆E
54.6 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
28.8 ∆E
28.9 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
56.2 ∆E
55.7 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
41.3 ∆E
22.7 ∆E
60.7 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
39.9 ∆E
52.3 ∆E
57.3 ∆E
46.3 ∆E
34.8 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker realme 6i: 38.49 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 60.68 ∆E
ColorChecker
9.4 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
5.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
8.2 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
4 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
4.7 ∆E
8.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
1.3 ∆E
5.8 ∆E
7 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
5.1 ∆E
5.5 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
ColorChecker realme 6i: 6.89 ∆E min: 1.35 - max: 12.2 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty

The Realme 6i comes with a charging cable, an 18 W fast charger, a SIM tool, documentation, a warranty booklet, a translucent protective case, and a preinstalled screen protector.

Devices sold in Europe come with a default warranty of 24 months.

Input Devices and Handling

Protection from unauthorized access is provided by either the fingerprint reader at the back or the face detection feature. The former worked reliably and provided haptic feedback akin to a virtual keyboard.

Display – High-Contrast IPS Display

Subpixel array
Subpixel array

Blacks are almost black on the Realme 6i. Thanks to its low black level the resulting contrast ratio is very high despite the fact that the IPS panel does not get unusually bright.

462
cd/m²
500
cd/m²
474
cd/m²
473
cd/m²
518
cd/m²
484
cd/m²
468
cd/m²
500
cd/m²
477
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 518 cd/m² Average: 484 cd/m² Minimum: 1.8 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 89 %
Center on Battery: 518 cd/m²
Contrast: 1992:1 (Black: 0.26 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.8 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8
ΔE Greyscale 7.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6
93.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
realme 6i
IPS, 1600x720, 6.5
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
IPS, 2280x1080, 6.3
Umidigi F2
IPS, 2340x1080, 6.53
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
IPS, 2312x1080, 6.15
Screen
-8%
-18%
-1%
Brightness middle
518
597
15%
512
-1%
507
-2%
Brightness
484
596
23%
512
6%
481
-1%
Brightness Distribution
89
93
4%
92
3%
88
-1%
Black Level *
0.26
0.52
-100%
0.47
-81%
0.38
-46%
Contrast
1992
1148
-42%
1089
-45%
1334
-33%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.8
5.93
-2%
6.53
-13%
4.72
19%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
11
9.42
14%
12.55
-14%
7.84
29%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
7.3
5.3
27%
7
4%
5.5
25%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.232 99%
2.494 88%
2.158 102%
CCT
8037 81%
7632 85%
7119 91%
7596 86%

* ... 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 entire spectrum of colors deviated slightly from its reference color, most prominently Cyan. Consequently, the presented image on screen was slightly too cool and exhibited a minor blue tint.

CalMan color accuracy (sRGB)
CalMan color accuracy (sRGB)
CalMan color space (sRGB)
CalMan color space (sRGB)
CalMan grayscale (sRGB)
CalMan grayscale (sRGB)
CalMan saturation (sRGB)
CalMan saturation (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
21.6 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7.6 ms rise
↘ 14 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. » 28 % 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
50.4 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 25.2 ms rise
↘ 25.2 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. » 83 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Display brightness was comparatively high for an IPS display resulting in improved outdoor usability. Colors remained undistorted even when viewed from acute angles.

Reflections
Reflections


Viewing angles
Viewing angles
Head-on
Head-on

Performance – New SoC with Focus on Gaming

The MediaTek Helio G80 was introduced at the same time as the Helio G70 that the C3 is equipped with. The two differ mainly in clock frequencies. While the Helio G80’s four slower cores run at 1.8 GHz the Helio G70 is limited to 1.7 GHz. The four faster cores run at 2 GHz in both SoCs. Both feature a Mali-G52 GPU that runs at 950 MHz (G80) or 820 MHz (G70), respectively.

For a mid-range device, the SoC turned out to be quite powerful. It managed to outperform the Snapdragon 665 that the Moto G8 Plus is equipped with as well as Huawei's Kirin 710. Only the Umidigi F2’s Helio P70 that was introduced in spring of 2019 and runs at up to 2.1 GHz was capable of keeping up.

Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
Vulkan Score 5.1 (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1094 Points ∼67%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1253 Points ∼77% +15%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1094 Points ∼67% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 4043, n=66)
1633 Points ∼100% +49%
OpenCL Score 5.1 (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1167 Points ∼66%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1308 Points ∼74% +12%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1167 Points ∼66% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (272 - 4739, n=61)
1759 Points ∼100% +51%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1348 Points ∼70%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1446 Points ∼75% +7%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1281 - 1348, n=2)
1315 Points ∼68% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (421 - 3531, n=118)
1936 Points ∼100% +44%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
387 Points ∼70%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
314 Points ∼57% -19%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (363 - 387, n=2)
375 Points ∼68% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (124 - 1342, n=118)
550 Points ∼100% +42%
Geekbench 4.4
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4932 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
4932 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (663 - 21070, n=357)
4918 Points ∼100% 0%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5905 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
5905 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (883 - 13589, n=420)
5027 Points ∼85% -15%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1841 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1841 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (390 - 4965, n=420)
1539 Points ∼84% -16%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8733 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6534 Points ∼75% -25%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
7905 Points ∼90% -9%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6042 Points ∼69% -31%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (8733 - 8795, n=2)
8764 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2630 - 15299, n=521)
5952 Points ∼68% -32%
Work performance score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
12043 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8186 Points ∼68% -32%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
10963 Points ∼91% -9%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7593 Points ∼63% -37%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (11534 - 12043, n=2)
11789 Points ∼98% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1077 - 19989, n=679)
6528 Points ∼54% -46%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2474 Points ∼93%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2268 Points ∼85% -8%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2020 Points ∼76% -18%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2196 Points ∼82% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
2474 Points ∼93% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1740 - 4061, n=173)
2662 Points ∼100% +8%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1174 Points ∼39%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
901 Points ∼30% -23%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1177 Points ∼39% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
796 Points ∼27% -32%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1174 Points ∼39% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (203 - 8783, n=173)
2989 Points ∼100% +155%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1329 Points ∼49%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1040 Points ∼39% -22%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1297 Points ∼48% -2%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
927 Points ∼35% -30%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1329 Points ∼49% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (253 - 6754, n=173)
2686 Points ∼100% +102%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2689 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2341 Points ∼87% -13%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1952 Points ∼73% -27%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2092 Points ∼78% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
2689 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (573 - 5780, n=524)
2219 Points ∼83% -17%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼55%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
981 Points ∼46% -17%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1190 Points ∼56% +1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
838 Points ∼39% -29%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1179 Points ∼55% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (75 - 10043, n=524)
2134 Points ∼100% +81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1347 Points ∼68%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1126 Points ∼56% -16%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1303 Points ∼65% -3%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
967 Points ∼49% -28%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1347 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (93 - 8269, n=525)
1993 Points ∼100% +48%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2552 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2393 Points ∼94% -6%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2166 Points ∼85% -15%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2084 Points ∼82% -18%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
2552 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (375 - 5765, n=556)
2135 Points ∼84% -16%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1630 Points ∼57%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1670 Points ∼58% +2%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1876 Points ∼65% +15%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1261 Points ∼44% -23%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1630 Points ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (70 - 20154, n=556)
2875 Points ∼100% +76%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1772 Points ∼73%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1790 Points ∼74% +1%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1934 Points ∼80% +9%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1382 Points ∼57% -22%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1772 Points ∼73% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (88 - 10699, n=556)
2417 Points ∼100% +36%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2607 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2424 Points ∼93% -7%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2184 Points ∼84% -16%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2207 Points ∼85% -15%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
2607 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5209, n=605)
2100 Points ∼81% -19%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼65%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
979 Points ∼54% -17%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1220 Points ∼68% +3%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
730 Points ∼41% -38%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1179 Points ∼65% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53 - 9008, n=605)
1801 Points ∼100% +53%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1342 Points ∼78%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1128 Points ∼66% -16%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1353 Points ∼79% +1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
858 Points ∼50% -36%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1342 Points ∼78% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 7400, n=606)
1716 Points ∼100% +28%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2610 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2452 Points ∼94% -6%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
2193 Points ∼84% -16%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2179 Points ∼83% -17%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
2610 Points ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (293 - 5274, n=648)
1970 Points ∼75% -25%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1625 Points ∼68%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1634 Points ∼69% +1%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1759 Points ∼74% +8%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
870 Points ∼36% -46%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1625 Points ∼68% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (43 - 12611, n=647)
2384 Points ∼100% +47%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1774 Points ∼87%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1765 Points ∼86% -1%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
1840 Points ∼90% +4%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1004 Points ∼49% -43%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
1774 Points ∼87% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (55 - 9549, n=650)
2048 Points ∼100% +15%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16820 Points ∼90%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
18698 Points ∼100% +11%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
17556 Points ∼94% +4%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
16820 Points ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (735 - 58293, n=792)
15527 Points ∼83% -8%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
25518 Points ∼95%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
24992 Points ∼93% -2%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
21392 Points ∼80% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
25518 Points ∼95% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (536 - 209431, n=790)
26885 Points ∼100% +5%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
22888 Points ∼98%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
23253 Points ∼100% +2%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
20401 Points ∼88% -11%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
22888 Points ∼98% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (662 - 112989, n=790)
20998 Points ∼90% -8%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
44 fps ∼97%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
36 fps ∼79% -18%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
33 fps ∼73% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
44 fps ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.5 - 322, n=794)
45.4 fps ∼100% +3%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
55 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
34 fps ∼62% -38%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
31 fps ∼56% -44%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
55 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 138, n=803)
31.4 fps ∼57% -43%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼90%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
20 fps ∼75% -17%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
18 fps ∼67% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
24 fps ∼90% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.8 - 175, n=699)
26.8 fps ∼100% +12%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
43 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
18 fps ∼42% -58%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
16 fps ∼37% -63%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
43 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 115, n=707)
22.6 fps ∼53% -47%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16 fps ∼74%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
13 fps ∼60% -19%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
12 fps ∼56% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
16 fps ∼74% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.87 - 117, n=562)
21.6 fps ∼100% +35%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
31 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
12 fps ∼39% -61%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
11 fps ∼35% -65%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
31 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 110, n=564)
19.6 fps ∼63% -37%
GFXBench
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼97%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
4.5 fps ∼40% -59%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
5.1 fps ∼45% -54%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4.2 fps ∼37% -62%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
11 fps ∼97% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.61 - 60, n=317)
11.3 fps ∼100% +3%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3.3 fps ∼41%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2.8 fps ∼35% -15%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
3.1 fps ∼38% -6%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2.6 fps ∼32% -21%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
3.3 fps ∼41% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.21 - 101, n=315)
8.06 fps ∼100% +144%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
18 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.6 fps ∼42% -58%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
8.6 fps ∼48% -52%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼36% -64%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
18 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 60, n=321)
16.9 fps ∼94% -6%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.2 fps ∼47%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
8.2 fps ∼42% -11%
Umidigi F2
Mediatek Helio P70, Mali-G72 MP3, 6144
9.3 fps ∼48% +1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.9 fps ∼36% -25%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
9.2 fps ∼47% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 257, n=320)
19.4 fps ∼100% +111%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.4 fps ∼65%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
7.2 fps ∼50% -23%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
6.4 fps ∼44% -32%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
9.4 fps ∼65% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.6 - 73, n=487)
14.5 fps ∼100% +54%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
17 fps ∼100%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
6.6 fps ∼39% -61%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
7.3 fps ∼43% -57%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
17 fps ∼100% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.1 - 60, n=491)
12.8 fps ∼75% -25%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
181928 Points ∼57%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
169222 Points ∼53% -7%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
185725 Points ∼58% +2%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
181928 Points ∼57% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 607937, n=116)
318041 Points ∼100% +75%
VRMark - Amber Room (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1352 Score ∼52%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1330 - 1352, n=2)
1341 Score ∼51% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 7649, n=89)
2609 Score ∼100% +93%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1211 Points ∼99%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
926 Points ∼75% -24%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
998 Points ∼81% -18%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1211 - 1243, n=2)
1227 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (7 - 1745, n=734)
825 Points ∼67% -32%
Graphics (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1735 Points ∼69%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
1916 Points ∼76% +10%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
1466 Points ∼58% -16%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (1735 - 1759, n=2)
1747 Points ∼69% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (18 - 16996, n=734)
2531 Points ∼100% +46%
Memory (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2542 Points ∼85%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2835 Points ∼95% +12%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2993 Points ∼100% +18%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (2542 - 2654, n=2)
2598 Points ∼87% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (21 - 8874, n=734)
1886 Points ∼63% -26%
System (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4516 Points ∼90%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
5000 Points ∼100% +11%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
4909 Points ∼98% +9%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (4516 - 4865, n=2)
4691 Points ∼94% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (369 - 14189, n=734)
3486 Points ∼70% -23%
Overall (sort by value)
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2216 Points ∼99%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, Adreno 610, 4096
2240 Points ∼100% +1%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
HiSilicon Kirin 710, Mali-G51 MP4, 6144
2153 Points ∼96% -3%
Average Mediatek Helio G80
  (2216 - 2273, n=2)
2245 Points ∼100% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 6273, n=734)
1781 Points ∼79% -20%

Web browsing performance did not really benefit that much from the SoC’s performance superiority. The differences between the various contenders are only minor, and we did not notice any lags or dropped frames when scrolling through long websites.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (9.13 - 140, n=193)
40.8 Points ∼100% +41%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.333 Points ∼77% +8%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
30.531 Points ∼75% +5%
Average Mediatek Helio G80 (29 - 30.5, n=2)
29.7 Points ∼73% +3%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
28.96 Points ∼71%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
54.343 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80 (54 - 54.3, n=2)
54.2 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
50.919 Points ∼94% -6%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
49.754 Points ∼92% -8%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 302, n=623)
47.4 Points ∼87% -13%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (6.42 - 158, n=175)
42.9 runs/min ∼100% +55%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
31.4 runs/min ∼73% +13%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
30.5 runs/min ∼71% +10%
Average Mediatek Helio G80 (27.7 - 28.1, n=2)
27.9 runs/min ∼65% +1%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
27.7 runs/min ∼65%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (19 - 184, n=260)
69.7 Points ∼100% +62%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
52 Points ∼75% +21%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
51 Points ∼73% +19%
Average Mediatek Helio G80 (43 - 45, n=2)
44 Points ∼63% +2%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
43 Points ∼62%
Octane V2 - Total Score
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
10485 Points ∼100%
Average Mediatek Helio G80 (10432 - 10485, n=2)
10459 Points ∼100% 0%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
9549 Points ∼91% -9%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
9107 Points ∼87% -13%
Average of class Smartphone (894 - 49388, n=791)
7916 Points ∼75% -25%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1914 - 59466, n=817)
9727 ms * ∼100% -147%
Motorola Moto G8 Plus (Chrome 78)
4504 ms * ∼46% -14%
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition (Chrome 79)
4317.8 ms * ∼44% -10%
Average Mediatek Helio G80 (3938 - 4076, n=2)
4007 ms * ∼41% -2%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
3937.5 ms * ∼40%

* ... smaller is better

Realme’s mid-range smartphone is available in three storage tiers globally, although only the top tier is offered in Europe and the US. Accordingly, all devices come with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Storage performance was decent according to Android Bench. On a positive side note the microSD card reader does not share its space with one of the SIM slots but is completely separate thereof. Unfortunately, memory cards cannot be formatted as internal memory. When benchmarked with our reference card the reader performed admirably.

realme 6iMotorola Moto G8 PlusUmidigi F2Huawei P30 Lite New EditionAverage 128 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-14%
-5%
65%
-21%
-29%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.46 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
52.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-19%
37.9 (Hama 32 GB)
-41%
66.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
4%
62.2 (26.1 - 73.5, n=23)
-4%
51.1 (1.7 - 87.1, n=536)
-21%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
84.56 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
72.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-14%
30.2 (Hama 32 GB)
-64%
76.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-9%
75.2 (29.2 - 85.9, n=23)
-11%
69.1 (8.1 - 96.5, n=536)
-18%
Random Write 4KB
150.87
124.9
-17%
30.2
-80%
171.6
14%
45.2 (8.48 - 151, n=25)
-70%
36 (0.14 - 319, n=888)
-76%
Random Read 4KB
73.46
59.9
-18%
157.1
114%
198.7
170%
68.8 (20.7 - 108, n=25)
-6%
59.4 (1.59 - 324, n=888)
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB
256.36
217.4
-15%
189
-26%
391.1
53%
186 (90 - 258, n=25)
-27%
128 (2.99 - 911, n=888)
-50%
Sequential Read 256KB
309.45
302.5
-2%
519
68%
800.3
159%
289 (144 - 499, n=25)
-7%
342 (12.1 - 1802, n=888)
11%

Gaming – Helio G80 is a good choice

Both new SoC, the MediaTek Helio G70 and Helio G80, are supposed to improve the gaming experience on mid-range smartphones, and we are happy to report that both, the Realme C3 and the 6i, performed very well overall in our gaming benchmarks. Like the C3, the 6i showed only minor lags in very fast sequences. Overall, the gaming experience was very smooth.

Included with Realme’s UI comes a game launcher called Game Space, which automatically adjusts processor performance. It also comes with a few comfort features, such as a signal strength overlay, a screen recorder, and a picture-in-picture frame for the front-facing camera. All games listed here were tested using Gamebench.

PUBG
Asphalt 9 Legends
Temple Run 2
PUBG
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; Smooth; 0.18.0: Ø29.7 (11-31)
; Balanced; 0.18.0: Ø29.3 (13-32)
; HD; 0.18.0: Ø29.9 (18-40)
Temple Run 2
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; 1.66.2: Ø59.7 (59-60)
Asphalt 9 Legends
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; High Quality; 2.2.2a: Ø29.2 (11-31)
; Standard / low; 2.2.2a: Ø28.8 (5-31)

Emissions – Great Sounding Realme Smartphone

Temperature

GFX battery test
GFX battery test

The 6i remained cool even when subjected to demanding tasks and applications, and its average temperature only rose by 5 °C (~11 °F). This is further supported by our GFXBench battery test results which showed no signs of thermal throttling whatsoever.

Max. Load
 34 °C
93 F
34.3 °C
94 F
34 °C
93 F
 
 34.3 °C
94 F
32.5 °C
91 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
 33.1 °C
92 F
33.1 °C
92 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 34.3 °C = 94 F
Average: 33.4 °C = 92 F
30 °C
86 F
32.3 °C
90 F
32.9 °C
91 F
29.6 °C
85 F
30.5 °C
87 F
34 °C
93 F
29.8 °C
86 F
32.2 °C
90 F
33.3 °C
92 F
Maximum: 34 °C = 93 F
Average: 31.6 °C = 89 F
Power Supply (max.)  25.8 °C = 78 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 33.4 °C / 92 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 34.3 °C / 94 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 34 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.9 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.2 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 33 °C / 91 F.

Speakers

Music played on the 6i’s mono speaker was fairly loud, and audio quality was pretty good. This was not only discovered by the tests performed in our lab, when out and about the Realme 6i surprised us with its powerful speaker. Naturally, like all smartphones, it lacked bass. A feature called Real Original Sound technology allows for some soundscape finetuning when using an external wired headset.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2032.825.82526.225.83123.324.14021.929.3502831.36319.926.88019.123.210019.93012516.532.916019.639.720017.538.825017.545.431513.95140013.954.250015.861.563015.265.58001471.410001473125013.971.5160013.470.8200013.869.3250014.370.831501472.9400014.579.9500014.680.4630014.573800014.769.91000015.172.2125001568.41600014.852.4SPL26.586.4N0.862.4median 14.6median 69.3Delta110.245.846.541.439.431.232.33635.935.638.53132.42624.623.724.521.724.919.133.318.244.417.147.615.654.115.356.316.157.81461.313.664.31469.113.671.414.870.914.473.614.670.713.764.913.86414.168.114.37014.664.71561.915.357.515.753.866.864.865.526.680.820.116.518.50.846median 14.8median 61.91.710.1hearing rangehide median Pink Noiserealme 6iHuawei P30 Lite New Edition
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
realme 6i audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 29.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 23% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 50% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 41% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Huawei P30 Lite New Edition audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.8 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.5% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (7.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.8% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 29% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 55% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 37% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery Life – Fast Charging that isn’t really Fast

Power Consumption

The race for the lowest power consumption has been decided by the 6i, and it kept its Huawei and Motorola competitors at bay particularly regarding idle power consumption. The included 18 W power supply manages to charge the 5,000 mAh battery to 50% within 40 minutes but takes a total of 2.25 hours for a full charge.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.1 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.37 / 1.62 / 1.69 Watt
Load midlight 3.61 / 5.9 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
realme 6i
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
4000 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio G80
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-113%
-55%
-41%
-38%
Idle Minimum *
0.37
1.7
-359%
0.95
-157%
0.885 (0.37 - 1.4, n=2)
-139%
0.891 (0.2 - 3.4, n=895)
-141%
Idle Average *
1.62
2.3
-42%
2.1
-30%
1.66 (1.62 - 1.7, n=2)
-2%
1.757 (0.6 - 6.2, n=894)
-8%
Idle Maximum *
1.69
3.5
-107%
2.4
-42%
1.895 (1.69 - 2.1, n=2)
-12%
2.04 (0.74 - 6.6, n=895)
-21%
Load Average *
3.61
4.7
-30%
4.2
-16%
4.66 (3.61 - 5.7, n=2)
-29%
4.12 (0.8 - 10.8, n=889)
-14%
Load Maximum *
5.9
7.5
-27%
7.7
-31%
7.2 (5.9 - 8.5, n=2)
-22%
6.11 (1.2 - 14.2, n=889)
-4%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Big battery, low power consumption – you do the math. To nobody’s surprise the 6i dominated our battery tests. While Motorola and Huawei have the convenient excuse of using smaller batteries Umidigi does not, and the F2 ran for four hours less despite a larger battery.

Battery Runtime
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
21h 58min
realme 6i
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G8 Plus
4000 mAh
Umidigi F2
5150 mAh
Huawei P30 Lite New Edition
3340 mAh
Battery Runtime
-26%
-18%
-45%
Reader / Idle
2002
1359
WiFi v1.3
1318
980
-26%
1078
-18%
719
-45%
Load
302
223
H.264
996
802

Pros

+ 48 MP camera
+ plenty of storage
+ large battery
+ reverse charging

Cons

- no IP certification
- no ac Wi-Fi
- heavy

Verdict – Great Start

In review: Realme 6i. Review units provided by Realme Germany and Austria
In review: Realme 6i. Review units provided by Realme Germany and Austria

Realme’s Germany launch was quite successful as the manufacturer entered the market with three devices in total: the Realme 6i, the Realme 6, and the Realme C3. The 6i’s camera takes good photos, storage space is plentiful and expandable, and the devices can take two SIM cards to boot. And most importantly the SoC performed admirably and without cause for concern.

The MediaTek Helio G80 takes mid-range smartphone gaming from tolerable to enjoyable.

The Realme 6i is worth our endorsement when compared with its contenders, including Realme’s own in-house competition in form of the more affordable C3 that not only performed similarly to the 6i but arguably also looked better. In return, its cameras required more compromises and did not perform as well as the 6i’s.

And if you want to spend just a bit more maybe the 6 with its 90 Hz display is right for you. It comes in three storage tiers at various price points. We are hopeful that this is not just a triumphant entrance but that Realme smartphones will remain affordable in the foreseeable future as well.

realme 6i - 05/30/2020 v7
Inge Schwabe

Chassis
80%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
84%
Connectivity
39 / 70 → 55%
Weight
88%
Battery
94%
Display
83%
Games Performance
15 / 64 → 24%
Application Performance
63 / 86 → 74%
Temperature
93%
Noise
100%
Audio
80 / 90 → 88%
Camera
64%
Average
73%
78%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Inge Schwabe, 2020-06- 3 (Update: 2020-06- 4)
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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.