Redmi 6A vs Redmi 6 vs Redmi 6 Pro Detailed Comparison: Which One’s For You?
We present a detailed comparison between Redmi 6, 6A and 6 Pro. Now, make a better decision!
Xiaomi’s latest offering came with three new devices in a single launch. The big surprise has the Redmi 6 trio: Redmi 6A, Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro, something for every price category.
The three all-new Redmi 6 phones start from budget category of Rs 5,999 and goes up to mid-range Rs 12,999 category. So, there’s all for everyone in the box.
But, which one’s for you? All the three Redmi 6 devices come with some USP and special features at its own price.
Starting with the Redmi 6A, the most affordable Redmi 6 phone does pack in all-round features for an entry-level price point, while the mid-budget Redmi 6 has good dual cameras. Lastly, the Redmi 6 Pro packs performance, good looks and dual cameras.
Now to make it easy for you to pick your Redmi, we have done a detailed comparison between the three newly launched 6 Redmi phones.
Redmi 6A vs Redmi 6 vs Redmi 6 Pro Comparison | Redmi 6 Phones
Both Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 have more or less a similar sort of design language made up of plasticy metallic-like material, whereas the Redmi 6 Pro has a different built. Redmi 6A comes with a single rear camera and the Redmi 6 has a horizontally placed dual rear camera with a fingerprint sensor.
On top, the Redmi 6 Pro has an all metal finish with a vertically placed dual rear camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and curved edges.
Redmi 6 Pro has a notch on top of the display with smaller bezels on the sides, while the Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 has 18:9 widescreen displays. Both Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 offer 5.45 inch HD+ displays on top.
On the other hand, Redmi 6 Pro has a 19:9 elongated display with a bigger 5.84 inch Full HD+ screen.
For Redmi 6A and Redmi 6, Xiaomi has used MediaTek chipsets. The Redmi 6A packs in a quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 chipset paired with 2GB of RAM, while the Redmi 6 will get powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P22 chipset clubbed with 3GB of RAM. Both these MediaTek chipsets are built on a 12nm process.
The pro version, Redmi 6 Pro is backed by the dependable octa-core Snapdragon 625 chipset coupled with 3GB and 4GB of RAM.
At their respective price points, all the devices can handle multitasking well with moderately heavy games and memory-heavy apps.
All the three Redmi 6 devices come with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box running MIUI 9.6 skin on top. Xiaomi has also confirmed that the latest MIUI 10 will soon be released for all the new Redmi 6 devices: Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, Redmi 6 Pro.
All the three new Redmi 6 phones come in two storage variants each. Redmi 6A offers has 16GB and 32GB storage variants, while the Redmi 6 has 32GB and 64GB storage variants. Lastly, the Redmi 6 Pro comes with 32GB storage with 3GB RAM variant and 64GB storage on the 4GB RAM variant.
The storage can be expanded with the help of an external microSD card (up to 256GB).
Starting with the Redmi 6A, it has a single 13 megapixel rear camera paired with EIS technology, while the Redmi 6 comes with a rear dual camera system comprising of a 12 megapixel primary lens coupled with a 5 megapixel secondary depth sensor featuring 1.25-micron pixel size.
Redmi 6 Pro has the same camera as Redmi Note 5 Pro: a primary 12 megapixel Sony IMX 486 1.25 micron sensor coupled with a secondary 5 megapixel Samsung depth sensor.
All the cameras perform well at their own price categories. Redmi 6A can take decent pictures, while the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro both can take some good shots producing accurate colours in well-lit conditions, though the latter performs better in low light.
Redmi 6A comes with a 5 megapixel shooter upfront backed by AI features like portrait and beautification modes. Again, both Redmi 6 and Redmi 6 Pro has similar 5 megapixel AI powered sensors with support for portraits and other beauty modes.
All the three Redmi 6 phones can take decent selfies in good lighting conditions.
Both Redmi 6A and Redmi 6 come with a similar 3,000mAh capacity battery which can easily run for a full day on a single charge. While the Redmi 6 Pro model comes with a larger battery life with a 4,000mAh unit under.
None of the three Redmi phones come with any sort of fast charging support.
All the Redmi 6 phones come with standard set of connectivity features and sensors and have Dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a Micro-USB port and a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack unlike Mi A2.
Price & Availability
All the Redmi 6 phones come at different price points targeted at specific price categories.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A costs:
- Rs 5,999 – 2GB/16GB
- Rs 6,999 – 2GB/32GB
Xiaomi Redmi 6 costs:
- Rs 7,999 – 3GB/32GB
- Rs 9,499 – 3GB/64GB
Redmi 6 Pro costs:
- Rs 10,999 – 3GB/32GB
- Rs 12,999 – 4GB/64GB
VERDICT – Redmi 6A vs Redmi 6 vs Redmi 6 Pro
Redmi 6A is a perfect entry level device with some features and all-round performance. The smartphone does offer value of money specs at its price. Coming to Redmi 6, the dual camera at this price seems like a steal.
The only-HD display or battery may disappoint you, but in terms of imaging capabilities and performance, Redmi 6 would stand out well.
Redmi 6 Pro actually cannot be compared to the former two. Redmi 6 Pro offers better performance, good cameras, a notched FHD+ display, bigger battery and a more premium built.
Buying the base variant of Redmi 6 Pro at Rs 10,999 seems sensible, but if you are going for the top variant, it’s better to go for something else like Asus Max Pro M1.