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Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Mi A2 Lite) Smartphone Review

Marcus Herbrich, 👁 Florian Schmitt, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Sabrina Hartmann), 08/16/2018

Notch here, notch there – notch everywhere. With Xiaomi's Redmi series, last year's "innovation" from Cupertino has reached the low-priced midrange smartphone market. The Redmi 6 delivers an outstanding performance in addition to – or perhaps despite – the notch in the upper third of the display. Our detailed review includes more information about the Xiaomi smartphone's performance and answers the question whether an import of this midrange smartphone is worth the effort.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi's newest additions to the Redmi series were introduced at the end of June this year. Customers are able choose between the more powerful Redmi 6 Pro and a lower-priced version without the name affix "Pro". Of course, both models are rather similar to each other, but there are still some significant differences between the Redmi 6 Pro and the normal version.

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro has a Full HD+ panel with a resolution of 2280x1080 pixels and a display diagonal of 5.84 inches. A notch can also be found inside the IPS panel, housing the earpiece and the sensors, as well as the 5-megapixel front camera, which utilizes artificial intelligence for facial recognition. The phone's rear has a dual camera system, which also makes use of said AI features.

The midrange smartphone is powered by a slightly outdated Qualcomm SoC: a Snapdragon 625. It should still suffice for a competitive performance in the price range below 200 Euros (~$227), though. The permanently installed battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh.

The Redmi 6 Pro is available in three variants. The entry-level variant offers 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage space at a price of about 130 Euros (~$148) in China. The import price was roughly 160 Euros (~$182) at the time of testing. Additionally, a version with 4 GB of RAM and a choice of either 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage is available. Online shops offer this version in a price range starting at 180 Euros (~$205), which is a difference of approximately 20 Euros (~$22) in comparison to the price within China. Users looking to avoid importing the phone from China can instead purchase the Redmi 6 Pro locally as an Android One version.

Considering the street price of about 180 Euros (~$205) for the top model, the competition includes the HTC Desire 12 Plus, Honor 7C, Wiko View Max, Motorola Moto G5s Plus, and the LG K11.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Redmi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
5.84 inch 19:9, 2280 x 1080 pixel 432 PPI, capacitive multi-touch screen, LCD IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 51.4 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: headphone jack (3.5 mm), Card Reader: mircoUSB up to 256 GB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, triple tray (2x nano SIM, 1x SD card), OTG, status LED, Miracast, face unlock
Networking
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, network standard 4G/FDD LTE - 2100MHz(1)/1800MHz(3)/850MHz(5)/2600MHz(7)/900MHz(8) network standard 3G/WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100MHz network standard 2G/GSM 900/1800/1900 MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.8 x 149.3 x 71.7 ( = 0.35 x 5.88 x 2.82 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix 12+5MP, f/​2.2, phase detection AF, LED flash, Videos @1080p/​30fps
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: mono speaker, Keyboard: onscreen, power adapter, micro-USB data cable, modular power supply, MiUI, 12 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.94 W/kg (body), 0.74 W/kg (head), fanless
Weight
178 g ( = 6.28 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
180 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - Convenient, High-Quality Xiaomi Phone

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Additional ...
... color options

The Redmi 6 Pro's outward appearance is reminiscent of the Xiaomi Mi 8 design. The front of the case is made of scratch-resistant 2.5D display glass, which transitions into the 8.75-millimeter metal frame in a slight curve. The 5.84-inch IPS display is framed by narrow bezels at the sides. The top bezel is relatively narrow as well, causing a ratio of 80% between the display and device front.

The rear of the Redmi 6 Pro is made mostly of brushed aluminum and is available in five color options: red, pink, gold, light blue, and black. The vertically aligned dual cam setup protrudes from the case slightly, so that the phone wiggles during inputs on a flat table.

The build and material quality are on a really high level for a phone of this price range. Our only point of criticism was the slightly wobbly volume control buttons at the right side of the case. The pressure points are well defined and pleasantly crisp.

One-handed operation is possible thanks to the Xiaomi smartphone's low width of less than 72 millimeters. However, the phone is not all that pleasant to hold because of the slightly edgy metal frame.

Size Comparison

Features - Still Using MicroUSB

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Our test device's internal eMMC storage has a capacity of 64 GB, 51 GB of which is still available to the user after subtracting the space required by the operating system. Users in need of a higher capacity can expand the storage via microSD cards, but these cannot be mounted as internal storage. According to the manufacturer, the microSD card slot supports storage media of up to 256 GB. Since cards of that size are of the SDXC standard, even larger storage media should be accepted by the smartphone in the future without any problems.

The Redmi 6 Pro is still charged via a micro-USB 2.0 port on the bottom. Peripherals such as external keyboards or USB sticks can be connected via this port and USB OTG. Wireless transmission to other screens (Miracast) worked flawlessly in our test. In addition to a status LED for incoming notifications, the midrange smartphone is equipped with a fingerprint sensor and an infrared port. Currently, VoLTE is only supported for China Mobile, but this will hopefully be expanded to additional telecommunications companies as soon as an EU model of the Redmi 6 series (Mi A2 Lite) is released.

Bottom
Bottom
Left
Left
Top
Top
Right
Right

Software - Redmi Smartphone with Many Customization Options

The Redmi 6 Pro's operating system, namely Google Android 8.1 Oreo, is rather up to date at the time of testing – the same is true for the security patch level from July 2018. The manufacturer wraps the operating system into their own MiUI version 9.6 (stable), which we have already seen in the Xiaomi Mi 6X review, among others.

The MiUI is a strongly customized user interface that does not bear much resemblance to vanilla Android. In addition to visual adjustments, the system software offers many customization options.

Since the Redmi series has been designed for the Chinese market only for now, Xiaomi's own software MiUI does not offer any Google services such as the Play Store, or Google apps such as Gmail out-of-the-box. Instead, Chinese services and Xiaomi's own services are installed. However, a global version supporting Google services and offering additional system languages other than Chinese and English (German among others) will supposedly be released at a later time.

Alternatively, the sister model Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite with pure Android One instead of MiUI is available in Europe.

Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Communication and GPS - No LTE Band 20, but Triple SIM Tray

Xiaomi uses only Bluetooth 4.2 for the communication modules. The Redmi 6 Pro does not have an NFC chip for near field communication between mobile devices.

The midrange smartphone's integrated Wi-Fi module supports the IEEE 802.11 standards a/b/g/n (dual band), so it uses not only the 2.4 GHz frequency range but also the 5 GHz range. We measured a low attenuation of -34 dBm in close proximity to the router (Telekom Speedport, W921V).

The Redmi smartphone reaches good transfer rates of about 120 Mb/s in interaction with our reference router Linksys EA8500. Only the Motorola Moto G5s Plus is able to keep up with the Redmi 6 Pro here. The reception quality of the Wi-Fi module is good in everyday use and the signal is stable.

The Category 6 LTE smartphone with dual SIM achieves download rates of up to 300 Mb/s in the mobile Internet. Our test device aimed at the Chinese market is limited to local bands, so the LTE modem lacks access to LTE band 20 in the 800 MHz frequency range. The EU version (Mi A2 Lite) does not have these restrictions for Germany, though. Overall, the LTE modem supports nine LTE bands, which is not enough for a "suitable for globetrotting" recommendation.

The Redmi smartphone supports up to two nano-SIM cards at the same time. Thanks to the triple card slot, users do not have to do without an additional memory card while using two SIM cards simultaneously. Neither of the two cards is limited in its frequency range in dual SIM mode.

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=311)
212 MBit/s ∼100% +81%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
121 MBit/s ∼57% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Adreno 506, 625, 64 GB eMMC Flash
117 MBit/s ∼55%
Xiaomi Black Shark
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
116 MBit/s ∼55% -1%
LG K11
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 16 GB eMMC Flash
46.1 MBit/s ∼22% -61%
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46 MBit/s ∼22% -61%
Wiko View Max
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 32 GB eMMC Flash
45.6 MBit/s ∼22% -61%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
45 MBit/s ∼21% -62%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=311)
206 MBit/s ∼100% +73%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Adreno 506, 625, 64 GB eMMC Flash
119 MBit/s ∼58%
Xiaomi Black Shark
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
117 MBit/s ∼57% -2%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
Adreno 506, 625, 32 GB eMMC Flash
108 MBit/s ∼52% -9%
LG K11
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 16 GB eMMC Flash
58.6 MBit/s ∼28% -51%
Honor 7C
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
53 MBit/s ∼26% -55%
Wiko View Max
PowerVR GE8100, MT6739, 32 GB eMMC Flash
48.1 MBit/s ∼23% -60%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
Adreno 506, 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46.8 MBit/s ∼23% -61%
GPS test indoors
GPS test indoors
GPS test outdoors
GPS test outdoors

The Redmi 6 Pro supports the main satellite systems GPS, GLONASS, and BeiDou to locate positions. Outdoors, the satfix happens very quickly with an accuracy of about three meters. Even indoors, the Xiaomi smartphone is relatively fast in regard to positioning with an identical accuracy of three meters.

To assess our test device's location accuracy in practical use, we recorded a bike ride with the Redmi 6 Pro and with the GPS bike computer Garmin Edge 520 as comparison device simultaneously. The results of the midrange smartphone and the professional navigation device differ by about 110 meters, with an overall track length of about six kilometers. This is a satisfying result that should suffice for navigation during car or bike rides.

GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
GPS Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality

Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

The Xiaomi smartphone's voice quality is good and we did not encounter any problems in everyday use. There were no disruptive dropouts or reception problems during our test. Voices had a clear sound. The quality of the installed microphone was characterized as clear by our call partner.

Cameras - Dual Camera System in the Redmi 6 Pro

Front camera photo
Front camera photo

The main camera on the Redmi 6 Pro's rear has two lenses with an open aperture of f/2.2 and a phase detection autofocus. The 12-megapixel main camera has a resolution of 4032x3016 in the 4:3 format, while the second camera sensor (Samsung S5K5E8) has a resolution of 5 MP.

We already know the 12-megapixel camera's Sony IMX486 image sensor – it is the same sensor that was installed in the recently reviewed Mi 6X, with pixels in a size of 1.25 μm. In bad lighting conditions, the rear camera unit can be supported by a dual tone LED flash. Image stabilization can be done only via software (EIS), as there is no optical image stabilizer (OIS).

The photo quality is outstanding for a midrange smartphone at a price of 180 Euros (~$205), at least in bright lighting conditions. The photos' dynamic and details are both really convincing and the colors look rather natural as well. Even in low ambient light situations, the Redmi 6 Pro does a well enough job. However, there is visible image noise in low light and the pictures are increasingly out of focus.

Thanks to the second lens, bokeh effects can be created with targeted application of background blur. The quality of the results is not as high as the Xiaomi smartphone's photo quality, though.

Given the device's low price, the Redmi 6 Pro's 5 MP front camera is no selfie specialist. Pictures taken with the OmniVision OV5675 PureCel sensor have a tendency towards overexposure and colors appear too cool - overall, the photos are decent for a low-priced midrange smartphone, though.

The front camera records videos in 720p at 30 frames per second. The 12 MP rear camera records videos in the FHD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels at up to 60 FPS. The results are definitely presentable and the EIS does a decent job, but it cannot replace an optical image stabilizer.

Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
HDR mode
HDR mode
Standard mode
Standard mode
Dual camera photo
Dual camera photo

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.

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We conducted further tests with the Redmi 6 Pro's camera under controlled lighting conditions. The rear camera's color representation was analyzed via ColorChecker Passport, displaying the reference color in the bottom half of each color patch. Our initial impression of the photos was confirmed. The Redmi 6 Pro's color representation is decent but is notably too dark. The white balance was done well, though.

The image sharpness in the photographed test chart was rather convincing, too. Even at the edges, the sharpness remains adequate. Colors gradients are displayed cleanly, but text on dark backgrounds is visibly frayed.

Accessories and Warranty

Chinese power supply
Chinese power supply

The box of the Redmi 6 Pro includes a modular power supply with a nominal capacity of 10 watts (5 V, 2 A), a USB cable, a SIM tool, and a quick-start guide. In addition, the manufacturer also includes a silicon case. Xiaomi has not listed special accessories in its online store so far.

Furthermore, TradingShenzhen adds an EU adapter for the wall sockets that are common in Europe. This adapter is not part of the standard delivery package, though, and it is a service feature by the lender.

The warranty is for 12 months.

Input Devices & Operation - Xiaomi Smartphone with FaceUnlock

The phone is operated via three on-screen buttons in the lower third of the display. Inputs on the 5.84-inch display are picked up accurately and quickly, even in the corners of the touchscreen. As introduced with the Mi 6X, "full screen gestures" can be used for navigation in the MiUI 9.6. These swiping gestures replace the on-screen buttons then. The gesture for the "Home" button is swiping upwards from the screen's bottom. Swiping inwards from the sides replaces the "Back" button, and swiping upwards from the screen's bottom and holding in the middle of the screen opens a list of currently running apps.

The fingerprint sensor integrated on the phone's rear unlocks the device quickly. The phone also does not take long to reactivate the display from stand-by mode. In addition to the usual unlock options, such as pattern, PIN, and password, the smartphone also supports facial recognition, which works surprisingly fast and reliably. Even in dark surroundings, the recognition rates are quite respectable, as long as the display emits enough light.

Sogou for MiUI is used as the keyboard layout. Users preferring a different keyboard app can download and install one from the Play Store.

Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Display - Good IPS Panel with Notch

Subpixel arrangement
Subpixel arrangement

The Redmi 6 Pro is equipped with a 5.84-inch IPS display in the 19:9 format, with a resolution of 2280x1080. The pixel density of 432 PPI is absolutely sufficient for everyday use and the image sharpness is really good.

The display reaches its maximum luminosity at 564 cd/m². We measured a similar value in the middle of the screen in automatic mode with activated ambient light sensor on a pure white background. The more realistic APL 50 measurement simulating an even distribution of bright and dark areas on the panel also had a result of about 560 cd/m².

Unfortunately, the Redmi 6 Pro uses pulse-width modulation for brightness control, which leads to fatigue for the user and can even cause headaches for more sensitive users. However, the frequency of 2500 Hz is relatively high, so health problems are unlikely even below a display brightness of 15%.

516
cd/m²
550
cd/m²
551
cd/m²
518
cd/m²
554
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
529
cd/m²
564
cd/m²
533
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 564 cd/m² Average: 538.2 cd/m² Minimum: 1.37 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 554 cd/m²
Contrast: 908:1 (Black: 0.61 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.86 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.3 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.281
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
LCD IPS, 2280x1080, 5.84
HTC Desire 12 Plus
IPS, 1440x720, 6
Wiko View Max
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
Honor 7C
IPS, 1440x720, 5.99
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
IPS, 1920x1080, 5.5
LG K11
IPS, 1280x720, 5.3
Xiaomi Black Shark
IPS, 2160x1080, 5.99
Screen
-9%
-28%
-12%
16%
-45%
0%
Brightness middle
554
418
-25%
515
-7%
392
-29%
512
-8%
394
-29%
549
-1%
Brightness
538
414
-23%
498
-7%
403
-25%
500
-7%
385
-28%
541
1%
Brightness Distribution
91
93
2%
90
-1%
85
-7%
90
-1%
93
2%
95
4%
Black Level *
0.61
0.7
-15%
0.48
21%
0.61
-0%
0.35
43%
0.66
-8%
0.42
31%
Contrast
908
597
-34%
1073
18%
643
-29%
1463
61%
597
-34%
1307
44%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.86
4.2
14%
7.8
-60%
5.4
-11%
4.6
5%
8.2
-69%
6.08
-25%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.46
8.3
2%
15.87
-88%
9.7
-15%
7.6
10%
21.5
-154%
10.69
-26%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.3
4.7
11%
10.6
-100%
4.2
21%
3.8
28%
7.5
-42%
6.6
-25%
Gamma
2.281 96%
2.27 97%
2.246 98%
2.59 85%
2.11 104%
2.6 85%
2.305 95%
CCT
7770 84%
7394 88%
9715 67%
6734 97%
6952 93%
7581 86%
8399 77%

* ... 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 detected 2404 Hz ≤ 15 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 2404 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 15 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 2404 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8929 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The panel installed in the Redmi 6 Pro is really good for a midrange smartphone, even though the black level of 0.61 cd/m² and the contrast ratio of 908:1 are only average. Our test device had a slightly better contrast in the APL 50 test, during which we measured a ratio of 1015:1 with a black level of 0.55 cd/m².

The analysis with a spectrophotometer and the CalMAN software resulted in somewhat high DeltaE deviations to the sRGB color space, with values of 4.9 (color) and 5.3 (grayscales). In comparison: The ideal range starts at values < 3. At over 7700 K, the color temperature is significantly too high, resulting in a slight blue tint. The IPS panel covers the sRGB color space almost entirely.

CalMAN color accuracy (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN color accuracy (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN color space (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN color space (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN grayscales (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN grayscales (target color space sRGB)
CalMAN saturation sweeps (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
16 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 7 ms rise
↘ 9 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. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 27 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

The legibility of the display outdoors is pretty good in general. The screen content remains legible even in direct sunlight.

Outdoors: In the shade
Outdoors: In the shade
Outdoors: In the shade
Outdoors: In the shade
Outdoors: In the sun
Outdoors: In the sun

The Redmi smartphone has outstanding viewing-angle stability. No changes in color and only a very slight decrease in brightness are noticeable when the IPS panel is tilted strongly.

Very stable viewing angles
Very stable viewing angles

Performance - Old Snapdragon SoC, Good Performance

The Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 is a midrange SoC from 2016, manufactured in the 14 nm FinFET process. It has eight Cortex A53 processor cores, working at a clock speed of up to 2 GHz. The installed GPU is an Adreno 506, offering support for modern APIs such as Vulkan and OpenGL ES 3.1.

Supported by 4 GB of RAM, the midrange device delivers a good system performance. Apps also have pleasantly short loading times. However, there are some small, non-reproducible system stutters, especially during more demanding apps and multitasking.

The Redmi 6 Pro is at the front of the comparison field in our benchmark package, clearly ahead of the Snapdragon-450 and MediaTek rivals. The Snapdragon 625 can shine especially in AnTuTu and Geekbench. The Xiaomi smartphone also did very well in the system benchmarks.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
68348 Points ∼30%
Wiko View Max
31018 Points ∼13% -55%
Honor 7C
54731 Points ∼24% -20%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
63746 Points ∼28% -7%
LG K11
39898 Points ∼17% -42%
Xiaomi Black Shark
230642 Points ∼100% +237%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (59867 - 68348, n=17)
63396 Points ∼27% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 254229, n=394)
76519 Points ∼33% +12%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
79099 Points ∼27%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
56497 Points ∼19% -29%
Wiko View Max
39765 Points ∼14% -50%
Honor 7C
71167 Points ∼25% -10%
LG K11
Points ∼0% -100%
Xiaomi Black Shark
290397 Points ∼100% +267%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (65759 - 81789, n=7)
65501 Points ∼23% -17%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 348178, n=171)
117893 Points ∼41% +49%
PCMark for Android
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
4828 Points ∼58%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
4759 Points ∼57% -1%
Wiko View Max
Points ∼0% -100%
Honor 7C
4736 Points ∼57% -2%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
5035 Points ∼61% +4%
LG K11
3249 Points ∼39% -33%
Xiaomi Black Shark
8309 Points ∼100% +72%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (4626 - 5558, n=14)
4894 Points ∼59% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (3146 - 9868, n=256)
4551 Points ∼55% -6%
Work performance score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
5716 Points ∼98%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
5393 Points ∼92% -6%
Honor 7C
5656 Points ∼97% -1%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
5656 Points ∼97% -1%
LG K11
4241 Points ∼72% -26%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (4596 - 7846, n=16)
5855 Points ∼100% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (4058 - 13531, n=424)
4956 Points ∼85% -13%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
753 Points ∼61%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
756 Points ∼61% 0%
Wiko View Max
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Honor 7C
10 Points ∼1% -99%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
679 Points ∼55% -10%
LG K11
679 Points ∼55% -10%
Xiaomi Black Shark
1243 Points ∼100% +65%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (649 - 958, n=17)
772 Points ∼62% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=500)
697 Points ∼56% -7%
Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
999 Points ∼17%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
965 Points ∼17% -3%
Wiko View Max
149 Points ∼3% -85%
Honor 7C
955 Points ∼16% -4%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
986 Points ∼17% -1%
LG K11
487 Points ∼8% -51%
Xiaomi Black Shark
5846 Points ∼100% +485%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (968 - 1026, n=17)
1008 Points ∼17% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15969, n=500)
1735 Points ∼30% +74%
Memory (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
996 Points ∼35%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
849 Points ∼30% -15%
Wiko View Max
683 Points ∼24% -31%
Honor 7C
1522 Points ∼53% +53%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
584 Points ∼20% -41%
LG K11
728 Points ∼25% -27%
Xiaomi Black Shark
2871 Points ∼100% +188%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (584 - 1553, n=17)
1018 Points ∼35% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 6283, n=500)
1243 Points ∼43% +25%
System (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
3154 Points ∼44%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
2898 Points ∼41% -8%
Wiko View Max
1122 Points ∼16% -64%
Honor 7C
2665 Points ∼38% -16%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
2914 Points ∼41% -8%
LG K11
1599 Points ∼23% -49%
Xiaomi Black Shark
7105 Points ∼100% +125%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (1960 - 3261, n=17)
2819 Points ∼40% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=500)
2509 Points ∼35% -20%
Overall (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
1170 Points ∼34%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1158 Points ∼33% -1%
Wiko View Max
182 Points ∼5% -84%
Honor 7C
442 Points ∼13% -62%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
1033 Points ∼30% -12%
LG K11
787 Points ∼23% -33%
Xiaomi Black Shark
3489 Points ∼100% +198%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (1019 - 1362, n=17)
1206 Points ∼35% +3%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=504)
1253 Points ∼36% +7%
Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
3644 Points ∼27%
Wiko View Max
1125 Points ∼8% -69%
Honor 7C
2800 Points ∼21% -23%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
2628 Points ∼19% -28%
LG K11
1559 Points ∼11% -57%
Xiaomi Black Shark
13620 Points ∼100% +274%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (2628 - 3678, n=10)
3281 Points ∼24% -10%
Average of class Smartphone (836 - 21070, n=198)
4508 Points ∼33% +24%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
4369 Points ∼52%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
3272 Points ∼39% -25%
Wiko View Max
1664 Points ∼20% -62%
Honor 7C
3913 Points ∼46% -10%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
4308 Points ∼51% -1%
LG K11
2259 Points ∼27% -48%
Xiaomi Black Shark
8453 Points ∼100% +93%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (3148 - 4396, n=12)
4171 Points ∼49% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=248)
4298 Points ∼51% -2%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
880 Points ∼36%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
741 Points ∼30% -16%
Wiko View Max
585 Points ∼24% -34%
Honor 7C
758 Points ∼31% -14%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
841 Points ∼35% -4%
LG K11
609 Points ∼25% -31%
Xiaomi Black Shark
2437 Points ∼100% +177%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (841 - 881, n=13)
799 Points ∼33% -9%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4824, n=249)
1267 Points ∼52% +44%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
2104 Points ∼62%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1521 Points ∼45% -28%
Wiko View Max
530 Points ∼16% -75%
Honor 7C
1817 Points ∼53% -14%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
2021 Points ∼59% -4%
LG K11
1233 Points ∼36% -41%
Xiaomi Black Shark
3408 Points ∼100% +62%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (1636 - 2177, n=17)
1958 Points ∼57% -7%
Average of class Smartphone (2281 - 4216, n=352)
1642 Points ∼48% -22%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
392 Points ∼8%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
367 Points ∼7% -6%
Wiko View Max
67 Points ∼1% -83%
Honor 7C
366 Points ∼7% -7%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
379 Points ∼7% -3%
LG K11
252 Points ∼5% -36%
Xiaomi Black Shark
5220 Points ∼100% +1232%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (372 - 397, n=17)
384 Points ∼7% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (815 - 5241, n=352)
1186 Points ∼23% +203%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
479 Points ∼10%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
441 Points ∼9% -8%
Wiko View Max
83 Points ∼2% -83%
Honor 7C
445 Points ∼10% -7%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
463 Points ∼10% -3%
LG K11
306 Points ∼7% -36%
Xiaomi Black Shark
4668 Points ∼100% +875%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (452 - 484, n=17)
467 Points ∼10% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (951 - 4734, n=360)
1134 Points ∼24% +137%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
2098 Points ∼61%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
1504 Points ∼44% -28%
Wiko View Max
524 Points ∼15% -75%
Honor 7C
1809 Points ∼53% -14%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
2016 Points ∼59% -4%
LG K11
1127 Points ∼33% -46%
Xiaomi Black Shark
3443 Points ∼100% +64%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (1631 - 2157, n=17)
1968 Points ∼57% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (532 - 4215, n=385)
1538 Points ∼45% -27%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
743 Points ∼9%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
716 Points ∼9% -4%
Wiko View Max
108 Points ∼1% -85%
Honor 7C
713 Points ∼9% -4%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
723 Points ∼9% -3%
LG K11
381 Points ∼5% -49%
Xiaomi Black Shark
8312 Points ∼100% +1019%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (390 - 751, n=17)
710 Points ∼9% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (46 - 8312, n=385)
1627 Points ∼20% +119%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
867 Points ∼14%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
810 Points ∼13% -7%
Wiko View Max
131 Points ∼2% -85%
Honor 7C
824 Points ∼13% -5%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
843 Points ∼13% -3%
LG K11
447 Points ∼7% -48%
Xiaomi Black Shark
6324 Points ∼100% +629%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (476 - 876, n=17)
826 Points ∼13% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (58 - 6454, n=393)
1384 Points ∼22% +60%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
15870 Points ∼51%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
13596 Points ∼43% -14%
Wiko View Max
9264 Points ∼30% -42%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
15860 Points ∼51% 0%
LG K11
10285 Points ∼33% -35%
Xiaomi Black Shark
31384 Points ∼100% +98%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (14195 - 16267, n=16)
15727 Points ∼50% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (3958 - 37475, n=540)
12875 Points ∼41% -19%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
13369 Points ∼16%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
12347 Points ∼15% -8%
Wiko View Max
2892 Points ∼4% -78%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
13225 Points ∼16% -1%
LG K11
8177 Points ∼10% -39%
Xiaomi Black Shark
82423 Points ∼100% +517%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (7668 - 13491, n=16)
12957 Points ∼16% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 162695, n=540)
17971 Points ∼22% +34%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
13847 Points ∼23%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
12604 Points ∼21% -9%
Wiko View Max
3414 Points ∼6% -75%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
13732 Points ∼23% -1%
LG K11
8567 Points ∼14% -38%
Xiaomi Black Shark
60543 Points ∼100% +337%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (8541 - 14003, n=16)
13468 Points ∼22% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 77599, n=541)
15098 Points ∼25% +9%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
23 fps ∼15%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
21 fps ∼14% -9%
Wiko View Max
5 fps ∼3% -78%
Honor 7C
21 fps ∼14% -9%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
23 fps ∼15% 0%
LG K11
13 fps ∼9% -43%
Xiaomi Black Shark
151 fps ∼100% +557%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (22 - 23, n=17)
22.9 fps ∼15% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 251, n=565)
31.3 fps ∼21% +36%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
21 fps ∼35%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
34 fps ∼57% +62%
Wiko View Max
8.2 fps ∼14% -61%
Honor 7C
34 fps ∼57% +62%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
19 fps ∼32% -10%
LG K11
22 fps ∼37% +5%
Xiaomi Black Shark
60 fps ∼100% +186%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (17 - 35, n=17)
22.9 fps ∼38% +9%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=568)
24.9 fps ∼42% +19%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
9.9 fps ∼12%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
9.2 fps ∼11% -7%
Wiko View Max
2.2 fps ∼3% -78%
Honor 7C
9.2 fps ∼11% -7%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
9.8 fps ∼12% -1%
LG K11
5.3 fps ∼6% -46%
Xiaomi Black Shark
82 fps ∼100% +728%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (3.1 - 10, n=17)
9.43 fps ∼12% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 132, n=487)
16.8 fps ∼20% +70%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
9.4 fps ∼16%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
18 fps ∼31% +91%
Wiko View Max
4.5 fps ∼8% -52%
Honor 7C
18 fps ∼31% +91%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
10 fps ∼17% +6%
LG K11
11 fps ∼19% +17%
Xiaomi Black Shark
59 fps ∼100% +528%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (7.4 - 19, n=17)
10.6 fps ∼18% +13%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 115, n=490)
16 fps ∼27% +70%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
6.5 fps ∼11%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
6 fps ∼10% -8%
Wiko View Max
1.3 fps ∼2% -80%
Honor 7C
6 fps ∼10% -8%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
6.4 fps ∼11% -2%
LG K11
3.5 fps ∼6% -46%
Xiaomi Black Shark
60 fps ∼100% +823%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (3.5 - 14, n=17)
6.66 fps ∼11% +2%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 88, n=349)
14.3 fps ∼24% +120%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
6.1 fps ∼12%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
13 fps ∼25% +113%
Wiko View Max
2.8 fps ∼5% -54%
Honor 7C
13 fps ∼25% +113%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
6.9 fps ∼13% +13%
LG K11
8.6 fps ∼16% +41%
Xiaomi Black Shark
53 fps ∼100% +769%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (3.1 - 14, n=17)
6.52 fps ∼12% +7%
Average of class Smartphone (9.8 - 110, n=352)
13.9 fps ∼26% +128%
GFXBench
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
3.5 fps ∼10%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
3.4 fps ∼10% -3%
Wiko View Max
0.76 fps ∼2% -78%
Honor 7C
3.3 fps ∼9% -6%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
3.5 fps ∼10% 0%
LG K11
1.9 fps ∼5% -46%
Xiaomi Black Shark
35 fps ∼100% +900%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (3.4 - 3.8, n=16)
3.52 fps ∼10% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (6.3 - 54, n=280)
9.86 fps ∼28% +182%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
3.6 fps ∼12%
HTC Desire 12 Plus
7 fps ∼23% +94%
Wiko View Max
1.3 fps ∼4% -64%
Honor 7C
7 fps ∼23% +94%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
3.8 fps ∼12% +6%
LG K11
4.3 fps ∼14% +19%
Xiaomi Black Shark
31 fps ∼100% +761%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (3.1 - 7.4, n=16)
3.98 fps ∼13% +11%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 58, n=283)
8.89 fps ∼29% +147%

Legend

 
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
HTC Desire 12 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Wiko View Max Mediatek MT6739, PowerVR GE8100, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Honor 7C Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Motorola Moto G5s Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
LG K11 Mediatek MT6750, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 16 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Black Shark Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash

The performance is sufficient for fast everyday operation in the Chrome browser. Even complex websites load relatively quickly and without errors. The Redmi smartphone also leaves a good impression in the benchmarks and is always among the first of the comparison field.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 273, n=423)
36.7 Points ∼100% +42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (21.3 - 31.8, n=17)
27.2 Points ∼74% +5%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus (Chroem Version 62)
26.407 Points ∼72% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Chrome 68)
25.787 Points ∼70%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
22.35 Points ∼61% -13%
HTC Desire 12 Plus (Chrome 67)
22.158 Points ∼60% -14%
LG K11 (Chrome 67)
16.634 Points ∼45% -35%
Wiko View Max (Chrome 67)
15.571 Points ∼42% -40%
Xiaomi Black Shark
Points ∼0% -100%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Black Shark (Firefox 61)
13663 Points ∼100% +184%
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 43280, n=559)
5558 Points ∼41% +16%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Chrome 68)
4808 Points ∼35%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (3781 - 4979, n=17)
4524 Points ∼33% -6%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus (Chroem Version 62)
4456 Points ∼33% -7%
HTC Desire 12 Plus (Chrome 67)
3993 Points ∼29% -17%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
3470 Points ∼25% -28%
LG K11 (Chrome 67)
3397 Points ∼25% -29%
Wiko View Max (Chrome 67)
2781 Points ∼20% -42%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Wiko View Max (Chrome 67)
17558.2 ms * ∼100% -78%
LG K11 (Chrome 67)
14149.5 ms * ∼81% -43%
HTC Desire 12 Plus (Chrome 67)
11571.8 ms * ∼66% -17%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=579)
11477 ms * ∼65% -16%
Honor 7C (Chrome 66)
11370 ms * ∼65% -15%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Chrome 68)
9879.9 ms * ∼56%
Motorola Moto G5s Plus (Chroem Version 62)
9360.9 ms * ∼53% +5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (8028 - 12194, n=17)
9289 ms * ∼53% +6%
Xiaomi Black Shark (Firefox 61)
2287 ms * ∼13% +77%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Xiaomi Black Shark (Firefox 61)
246 Points ∼100% +126%
Average of class Smartphone (91 - 362, n=284)
111 Points ∼45% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Chrome 68)
109 Points ∼44%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 (60 - 113, n=12)
90.5 Points ∼37% -17%

* ... smaller is better

The speed of the 64 GB internal eMMC storage is outstanding for its class, leaving the competition with no chance. Especially when writing and reading small data blocks, the performance of the Redmi 6 Pro is in a league of its own.

Things look different for the speed of the microSD card reader, though. The transfer rates are decent but are not any better than the competition. The Redmi 6 Pro does not exhaust the possibilities of our reference card Toshiba Exceria Pro M501.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 ProHTC Desire 12 PlusWiko View MaxHonor 7CMotorola Moto G5s PlusLG K11Xiaomi Black SharkAverage 64 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-23%
-36%
-30%
-28%
-34%
77%
-25%
-42%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
62.2 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
59.92 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-4%
60.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
62.61 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
58.85 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
61.11 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
54.3 (14.1 - 74.7, n=71)
-13%
45.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=323)
-26%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
83.37 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
80.8 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
83.87 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
79.58 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-5%
82.81 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
72.6 (21.1 - 86.9, n=71)
-13%
64 (8.2 - 96.5, n=323)
-23%
Random Write 4KB
72.6
9.16
-87%
11.87
-84%
10
-86%
44.89
-38%
13.16
-82%
114.1
57%
19.8 (3.4 - 87.1, n=78)
-73%
16.1 (0.14 - 164, n=608)
-78%
Random Read 4KB
66.87
65.67
-2%
31.65
-53%
30
-55%
37.94
-43%
45.8
-32%
127.2
90%
50.3 (11.4 - 149, n=78)
-25%
38.3 (1.59 - 173, n=608)
-43%
Sequential Write 256KB
212.87
135.55
-36%
96.95
-54%
115
-46%
75.7
-64%
48.32
-77%
199.6
-6%
164 (40 - 246, n=78)
-23%
79.8 (2.99 - 246, n=608)
-63%
Sequential Read 256KB
278.66
252.8
-9%
229.39
-18%
297
7%
237.44
-15%
252.96
-9%
741.5
166%
269 (115 - 704, n=78)
-3%
230 (12.1 - 895, n=608)
-17%

Games

The ARM Adreno 506 is a fast but slightly outdated GPU; nonetheless it supports all current APIs.

We took a look at some more-demanding games from the Play Store with the app GameBench. The first-person shooter Dead Trigger 2 and the racing game Asphalt 8 were displayed at a constant 30 FPS on highest settings.

The sensors and touchscreen reacted promptly during our tests, but the speaker is easily covered by the user's fingers.

Asphalt 8 Airborne
Asphalt 8 Airborne
Dead Trigger 2
Dead Trigger 2
Asphalt 8: Airborne
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Emissions

Temperature

Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Software Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

In idle mode, the Xiaomi smartphone remains consistently cool, showing no signs of any hotspots. Under load, temperatures rise especially on the front of the device, sometimes even crossing the 40 °C mark. This is still acceptable, though, and it should not pose any problems for everyday use.

The waste heat inside the midrange smartphone is of greater interest to us. We tested the Qualcomm-SoC's temperature behavior with the GFXBench battery test, which repeats a test scenario 30 times in a row while recording the battery level as well as the frame rate. The Redmi 6 Pro's throttling is negligibly low under load during the demanding Manhattan test (OpenGL ES 3.1). The results show a rather constant frame rate with fluctuations lower than 1%, so performance drops under load are unlikely.

Max. Load
 40.4 °C
105 F
37.7 °C
100 F
37 °C
99 F
 
 40.6 °C
105 F
37.9 °C
100 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
 40.3 °C
105 F
37.9 °C
100 F
37.2 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Average: 38.5 °C = 101 F
37.7 °C
100 F
38.6 °C
101 F
39.2 °C
103 F
37.8 °C
100 F
38.6 °C
101 F
39.5 °C
103 F
37.8 °C
100 F
38.3 °C
101 F
39.1 °C
102 F
Maximum: 39.5 °C = 103 F
Average: 38.5 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  42.2 °C = 108 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.5 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 40.6 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 39.5 °C / 103 F, compared to the average of 34.2 °C / 94 F
(±) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 32.1 °C / 90 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

Speaker

Pink noise chart
Pink noise chart

The Redmi 6 Pro is equipped with only a mono speaker at the bottom. At a maximum volume of 81 dB(A), the speaker is sufficiently loud and powerful, though. The sound quality is only suited for short video playback. As was to be expected, the sound is lacking bass entirely.

The sound tends to be dominated by the mid-frequency range, which is reproduced in a non-linear fashion. Furthermore, a dip in the high frequencies starting at around 8 kHz and in the super high frequencies starting at around 15 kHz is visible in the pink noise chart.

The Xiaomi smartphone comes equipped with a 3.5 mm headphone jack. Audio output via the headphone port as well as via Bluetooth shows no irregularities and is adequate for the price class.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.144.12537.636.93135.933.44028.1285028.625.66327.823.98029.824.510030.425.912522.220.116023.930.82002043.325019.44831517.253.240016.460.550016.562.363015.16480015.165100014.667.9125014.470.4160013.771.8200012.373.3250012.173315011.869.4400011.766.7500011.763.9630011.662.9800011.654.81000011.5651250011.5691600011.655.7SPL56.725.981.1N10.40.846.2median 14.4median 63.9Delta3.39.935.243.532.942.537.244.431.744.739.64428.337.227.336.426.936.726.731.22430.920.930.120.934.419.54118.549.117.555.917.561.415.767.515.87116.672.415.87115.472.715.571.41674.815.878.9168116.378.416.376.316.274.716.471.316.461.728.687.31.164.1median 16.4median 712.113.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi 6 ProHonor 7C
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 27% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (13.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.2% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.1% away from median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.9% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 15% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 73% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 47% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Honor 7C audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.3 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 36.9% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 55% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 74% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 20% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Runtime

Power Consumption

The power consumption overall is fine. During average idle operation, it is about as high as it is for other smartphones with a Snapdragon 625. Our measurements show a high fluctuation range for the Redmi 6 Pro, though.

As a result, the Xiaomi smartphone has a higher power consumption total than the Snapdragon 625 average and its direct competitors. Only the Wiko View Max has even higher power consumption.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.5 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1.3 / 2.1 / 3.7 Watt
Load midlight 4.5 / 6 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
4000 mAh
HTC Desire 12 Plus
2965 mAh
Wiko View Max
4000 mAh
Honor 7C
3000 mAh
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
3000 mAh
LG K11
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Black Shark
4000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
30%
-66%
33%
28%
28%
6%
20%
22%
Idle Minimum *
1.3
0.68
48%
2.8
-115%
0.6
54%
0.83
36%
0.57
56%
0.8
38%
0.981 (0.49 - 2.2, n=17)
25%
0.879 (0.2 - 3.4, n=642)
32%
Idle Average *
2.1
2.05
2%
3.5
-67%
2.16
-3%
1.67
20%
1.48
30%
1.5
29%
1.985 (0.87 - 3.92, n=17)
5%
1.721 (0.6 - 6.2, n=641)
18%
Idle Maximum *
3.7
2.12
43%
6.3
-70%
2.24
39%
1.85
50%
1.54
58%
2.3
38%
2.27 (0.9 - 4.03, n=17)
39%
1.998 (0.74 - 6.6, n=642)
46%
Load Average *
4.5
3
33%
7
-56%
2.59
42%
3.47
23%
4.56
-1%
4.8
-7%
3.51 (1.69 - 6.2, n=17)
22%
4.04 (0.8 - 10.8, n=636)
10%
Load Maximum *
6
4.57
24%
7.4
-23%
4.11
31%
5.41
10%
6.16
-3%
10.1
-68%
5.38 (3.8 - 7.2, n=17)
10%
5.76 (1.2 - 14.2, n=636)
4%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

The Redmi 6 Pro's battery has a capacity of 4000 mAh, and it had good results in our Wi-Fi test with the display brightness adjusted to 150 cd/m². Despite the somewhat high power consumption, Xiaomi coaxes almost 15 hours out of its midrange smartphone. Our battery test with video playback also did not suffer from the more inefficient power consumption. Even under full load during our stress test, the Redmi 6 Pro still lasted five hours. Merely the results in idle mode are not all that good.

The charging time amounts to about 2.5 hours, which is adequate considering the high battery capacity.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
29h 25min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 28min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
20h 14min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 53min
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro
4000 mAh
HTC Desire 12 Plus
2965 mAh
Wiko View Max
4000 mAh
Honor 7C
3000 mAh
Motorola Moto G5s Plus
3000 mAh
LG K11
3000 mAh
Xiaomi Black Shark
4000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-37%
22%
-20%
13%
-15%
-18%
Reader / Idle
1765
1496
-15%
1753
-1%
H.264
1214
747
-38%
WiFi v1.3
868
545
-37%
1056
22%
693
-20%
974
12%
741
-15%
711
-18%
Load
293
419
43%
253
-14%

Pros

+ triple SIM tray
+ long battery life
+ neat IPS panel
+ fast eMMC storage
+ fast face unlock + fingerprint reader
+ sufficient performance...

Cons

- ...but "old" SoC
- color reproduction IPS panel
- no Type-C
- availability - China version
- connectivity - China version

Verdict - Getting the Price Right

In review: Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro. Review unit courtesy of tradingshenzhen.com.
In review: Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro. Review unit courtesy of tradingshenzhen.com.

The Redmi 6 Pro is a rather well-made smartphone belonging to the low-priced midrange. The release of the Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite at the latest will introduce a serious new rival for the local smartphone competition in the price range below 200 Euros (~$227).

The Redmi 6 Pro offers a lot for a low price – however, we can only give a clear buy recommendation in Germany for the Android One version.

The Xiaomi smartphone has a good, bright IPS display with very stable viewing angles. In addition, it has an appealing camera, fast eMMC storage, long battery life, a triple tray for dual SIM, and biometric unlock features that work extremely well. Furthermore, the system performance as well as the outward appearance and surface feel of the case do not give away the fact at all that this smartphone costs only 180 Euros (~$205).

The quality of the mono speaker at the device's bottom was not very convincing, though. Xiaomi also could have installed a more up-to-date processor in its 2018 model. Local use is hampered by the low amount of supported LTE bands in the Chinese version.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro - 08/14/2018 v6
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
65 / 75 → 87%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
40 / 60 → 67%
Weight
90%
Battery
99%
Display
86%
Games Performance
28 / 63 → 45%
Application Performance
53 / 70 → 75%
Temperature
88%
Noise
100%
Audio
56 / 91 → 62%
Camera
74%
Average
73%
84%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Marcus Herbrich, 2018-08-16 (Update: 2018-08-17)