Is ZenFone Max Pro M2 the Ultimate Redmi Note 6 Pro Killer?


The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 promises a lot. It has powerful specs at a really low price, and it takes on the Redmi Note 6 Pro, which is an incredibly popular smartphone in that price range. This means that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is a phone that has a lot of expectations from people, but will it be able to meet them? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. We begin this episode by talking about the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 price in India and how that compares against its predecessor. Then we look at the brand name confusion that Asus has created in India and talk about the different budget phones from Asus that are available in India. Then we talk about the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2’s build quality and design. We highlight a couple of issues that you may not have considered. Then we discuss the display of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. We look at everything you need to know about the ZenFone Max Pro M2.

Then we talk about the performance of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. Here we look at how the smartphone performs while gaming and under heavy load via multitasking. We then look at how the ZenFone Max Pro M2’s performance fares against its competitors, which includes the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Realme U1, and the Xiaomi Mi A2. Next, we talk about the cameras on the ZenFone Max Pro M2. Finally we talk about the battery life of the smartphone and compare it against the competition. 

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Is ZenFone Max Pro M2 the Ultimate Redmi Note 6 Pro Killer?


The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 promises a lot. It has powerful specs at a really low price, and it takes on the Redmi Note 6 Pro, which is an incredibly popular smartphone in that price range. This means that the ZenFone Max Pro M2 is a phone that has a lot of expectations from people, but will it be able to meet them? Reviewer Aditya Shenoy joins host Pranay Parab to discuss. We begin this episode by talking about the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 price in India and how that compares against its predecessor. Then we look at the brand name confusion that Asus has created in India and talk about the different budget phones from Asus that are available in India. Then we talk about the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2’s build quality and design. We highlight a couple of issues that you may not have considered. Then we discuss the display of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. We look at everything you need to know about the ZenFone Max Pro M2.

Then we talk about the performance of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. Here we look at how the smartphone performs while gaming and under heavy load via multitasking. We then look at how the ZenFone Max Pro M2’s performance fares against its competitors, which includes the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, the Realme U1, and the Xiaomi Mi A2. Next, we talk about the cameras on the ZenFone Max Pro M2. Finally we talk about the battery life of the smartphone and compare it against the competition. 

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Xiaomi Redmi 6A, Mi A2 and Redmi Y2 Price Cuts During ‘I Love Mi’ Amazon Sale This Week


Xiaomi India will be running a promotional sale on Amazon from December 6 to December 8. The Xiaomi sale will offer deals on smartphones available on Amazon India. Xiaomi has revealed two offers while teasing a third ‘special surprise’ that will be revealed on Thursday. The Mi A2 will be available with discounts worth up to Rs. 3,500 while the Redmi Y2 will be discounted by up to Rs. 2,000.

The ‘I love Mi’ sale will offer discounts on the Xiaomi Mi A2 and Redmi Y2. The Redmi Y2 (3GB, 32GB) will be available at Rs. 8,999 (MRP Rs. 10,499) while the Redmi Y2 (4GB, 64GB) will be down to Rs. 10,999 (MRP Rs. 13,499) during the sale.

On the other hand, the Mi A2 will also be available at a discounted price from December 6 to December 8 on Amazon India. The 4GB RAM, 64GB variant of the Mi A2 will be available at Rs. 14,999 (MRP Rs. 17,499) while the 6GB RAM and 128GB variant will be available at a discounted price of Rs. 16,999 (MRP Rs. 20,500).

Apart from these two phones, the Redmi 6A will also receive discounted pricing during the sale. The Redmi 6A (2GB, 16GB) will be down to Rs. 5,999 while the Redmi 6A (2GB, 32GB) variant will be available at Rs. 6,999.

Xiaomi will also reveal another deal which will go live during its ‘I love Mi’ sale on Amazon on Thursday, which could be the discount on the Redmi 6A. Amazon India will also offer bundled deals including exchange discounts and no-cost EMI options on the Mi A2 and Redmi Y2.

Xiaomi’s ‘I Love Mi’ sale will be running alongside the Flipkart Big Shopping Days sale which is scheduled to start from December 6. Meanwhile, the Poco F1 will be available with discounts worth up to Rs. 5,000 during Flipkart’s sale this week. The offers on Xiaomi’s phones will also be available on the company’s own online store apart from Amazon and Flipkart. 

We will be covering the best deals from both the sales, so make sure you tune in to Gadgets 360 on Thursday.

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Oppo A7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Vivo Y95 vs Honor 8X


Oppo A7 is the Chinese phone maker’s latest smartphone that launched in India earlier this week. With a waterdrop-style notch, a 19:9 display panel, and a dual rear camera setup, the Oppo A7 comes at a time when the mid-range smartphone market in India is filled with multiple affordable and value for money offerings. Case in point, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro which was launched earlier this month as a successor to the ultra popular Redmi Note 5 Pro. Next, the Vivo Y95 was also launched in India this month and is the first Vivo Y series phone to sport a waterdrop notch. Lastly, Honor 8X is the Huawei’s sub-brand’s attempt at offering a value-for-money option in the sub-Rs. 15,000 starting price segment. Let’s compare the price in India and specifications of these four smartphones. 

Oppo A7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Vivo Y95 vs Honor 8X price in India

Oppo A7 price in India is set at Rs. 16,990 for the only variant which packs in 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage. Available in Glaring Gold and Glaze Blue colour options, the Oppo A7 can be bought via Flipkart and Amazon.in. Flipkart and Amazon India are offering exchange discounts and no cost EMI plans on purchase of the smartphone.

Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India is set at Rs. 13,999 for the base 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model and Rs. 15,999 for the one with 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The phone is sold via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home offline stores; the next flash sale date is November 28. Colour options include Black, Blue, Red, and Rose Gold. 

Vivo Y95 price in India is set at Rs. 16,990 for the only 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model in India. The phone is sold via Amazon.in, Paytm Mall, Flipkart, Vivo’s online e-store, and all leading offline partner stores. Colour options include Nebula Purple and Starry Black. 

Lastly, Honor 8X price in India is set at Rs. 14,999 for the base 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage model, Rs. 16,999 for the mid 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 18,999 for the top-end variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The phone is available in India in Black, Red, and Blue colour options, exclusively via Amazon.in and HiHonor store.

Oppo A7 vs Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Vivo Y95 vs Honor 8X specifications

The Oppo A7 runs the custom ColorOS 5.2, Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10, Vivo Y95 runs Funtouch OS 4.5, and the Honor 8X runs EMUI 8.2, all based on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The Oppo A7 sports a 6.2-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) display, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS LCD panel, and the Vivo Y95 has a 6.22-inch HD+ (720×1520 pixels) Halo FullView display, all three with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Honor 8X gets a large 6.5-inch full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels) panel with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. 

In terms of internals, the Oppo A7 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC, the Redmi Note 6 Pro borrows the Qualcomm Snapdagon 636 SoC from its predecessor, the Vivo Y95 is powered by the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, while the Honor 8X gets the in-house HiSilcon Kirin 710 SoC. Oppo A7 has 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, Redmi Note 6 Pro has 4GB/ 6GB RAM and 64GB onboard storage, Vivo Y95 has 4GB RAM and 64GB inbuilt storage, and Honor 8X has 4GB/ 6GB of RAM and 64GB/ 128GB of inbuilt storage.

In the camera department, the Oppo A7 sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor. On the front, the phone bears a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 6 Pro bears a vertically stacked pair of dual rear cameras with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensing secondary lens. For selfies, the Redmi Note 6 Pro sports another dual camera setup with a 20-megapixel primary lens and a 2-megapixel secondary lens for portrait shots. 

The Vivo Y95 sports a dual rear camera setup with a 13-megapixel sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor, coupled with f/2.2 and f/2.4 apertures respectively. On the front, the smartphone sports a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. Lastly, the Honor 8X also has a vertical dual rear camera setup with a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary depth sensor, coupled with f/1.8 aperture and PDAF capabilities. It also has a 16-megapixel selfie camera with fixed focus and f/2.0 aperture. 

In the battery department, the Oppo A7 has a 4,230mAh battery under the hood, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery with 10W charging support, Vivo Y95 comes with a 4,030mAh battery under the hood, and the Honor 8X sports a 3,750mAh battery with 10W charging support. 

Connectivity options on the Oppo A7 include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, Micro-USB with OTG support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Redmi Note 6 Pro gets 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Vivo Y95 connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, single-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS, FM radio, a Micro-USB port with OTG support, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Finally, the Honor 8X’s connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2 LE with aptX, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Sensors on board the Oppo A7 include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, and proximity sensor. The Redmi Note 6 Pro gets an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, IR blaster, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor in terms of sensors. The Vivo Y95 comes with an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, fingerprint sensor, proximity sensor, and a virtual gyroscope. And, the Honor 8X has an ambient light sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor, gravity sensor, gyroscope, and a proximity sensor. 

Dimensions of the Oppo A7 are 155.9×75.4×8.1mm, those of the Redmi Note 6 Pro are 157.91×76.38×8.26mm, those of the Vivo Y95 are 155.11×75.09×8.28mm, and then those of the Honor 8X are 160.4×76.6×7.8mm.

Oppo A7 vs Vivo Y95 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Honor 8X comparison

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Overall NDTV Rating
Design Rating
Display Rating
Software Rating
Performance Rating
Battery Life Rating
Camera Rating
Value for Money Rating
GENERAL
Release date November 2018 November 2018 September 2018
Launched in India No Yes
Dimensions (mm) 155.90 x 75.40 x 8.10 155.11 x 75.09 x 8.28 157.91 x 76.38 x 8.26 160.40 x 76.60 x 7.80
Weight (g) 168.00 163.50 175.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 4230 4030 4000 3750
Colours Gold, Blue, Pink Starry Black, Aurora Red, Nebula Purple Black, Blue, Rose Gold Black, Blue
Removable battery No
Fast charging Quick Charge 3.0
Wireless charging No
SAR value 1.05
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches) 6.20 6.22 6.26 6.50
Resolution 720×1520 pixels 1080×2280 pixels 1080×2340 pixels
Aspect ratio 19:9 19:9 19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 270 396
HARDWARE
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Snapdragon 439 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 HiSilicon Kirin 710
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB
Internal storage 64GB 64GB 64GB 64GB
Expandable storage Yes Yes Yes Yes
Expandable storage type microSD microSD microSD microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256 256
Processor 1.9GHz octa-core octa-core 2.2GHz octa-core
Dedicated microSD slot No
CAMERA
Front camera 16-megapixel 20-megapixel 20-megapixel (f/2.0, 1.8-micron) + 2-megapixel 16-megapixel (f/2.0)
Rear camera 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel 12-megapixel (f/1.9, 1.4-micron) + 5-megapixel 20-megapixel (f/1.8) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Phase detection autofocus Yes Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash LED Yes
Front flash Yes
SOFTWARE
Operating system Android 8.1 Android 8.1 Oreo Android Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin ColorOS 5.2 FunTouch OS 4.5 MIUI EMUI 8.2
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 4.20 Yes, v 5.00 Yes, v 4.20
USB OTG Yes Yes Yes
Number of SIMs 2 2 2
NFC No
Micro-USB Yes Yes
Active 4G on both SIM cards Yes
SENSORS
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes Yes Yes
Proximity sensor Yes Yes Yes Yes
Accelerometer Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes Yes
Face unlock Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE Yes Yes



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Redmi Note 6 Pro ‘Surprise’ Second Sale at 3pm, Additional Sales at 6pm and 9pm


Redmi Note 6 Pro has now launched in India, and its first sale was conducted on Mi.com and Flipkart at 12pm earlier today. At the launch event, the company had said it would hold a Surprise sale the same day, the time of which would be revealed today. Soon after the first sale ended, Xiaomi revealed the second Redmi Note 6 Pro sale will be conducted at 3pm IST on Flipkart and Mi.com both. Later in the day, it announced it would hold additional sales at 6pm and 9pm. The new smartphone is the successor to the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, and packs a few upgrades over it, though several specifications remain the same. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on MIUI 10 out-of-the-box, and comes with dual cameras at the front and back.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro went on sale once again on Flipkart and Mi.com at 3pm IST. For those who missed out on buying the smartphone in the first sale, can again participate at 6pm IST and 9pm IST. For all four sales, Xiaomi is offering a Rs. 1,000 discount, for today only. The smartphone can be expected to out of stock real soon, so it’s recommended to fill in your address and payment details beforehand. Xiaomi also revealed that the first sale at 12pm saw over 6 lakh units sold.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Review

Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. However, on its first day of sales, called the Black Friday Sale by the company, the smartphone will have a Rs. 1,000 discount, bringing its price down to Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 14,999 for the two variants, correspondingly.

 

Also on the Black Friday Sale, HDFC Bank is offering a Rs. 500 instant discount for Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro buyers using its credit/ debit cards or opting for an EMI transaction. Other launch offers include Rs. 2,400 Jio Cashback on customers opting for a Rs. 299 plan (giving them 24 Rs. 100 vouchers). Jio subscribers will also have the option to get double data benefits on 4 recharges of Rs. 198 and plans, on device activation until June 2019. Overall, Jio is offering up to 6TB of data. Finally, the company will also be bundling an ultra-slim case in the box.

Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price, Specifications Compared

Redmi Note 6 Pro specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano), dual-4G VoLTE Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10, sports a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 SoC, 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro bears a vertically aligned dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel depth sensing secondary sensor. On the front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports yet another dual camera setup. There is a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Mi A2: Price, Specifications Compared

Connectivity options on the Redmi Note 6 Pro include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a 4,000mAh battery under the hood, with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. However, the bundled charger supports only up to 10W charging. Dimensions of the smartphone are 157.91×76.38×8.26mm and weight is 182 grams.


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Redmi Note 6 Pro to Go on Sale for the First Time in India Today: Price, Specifications


Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on sale for the first time in India today, with sales starting at 12pm IST via Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores, in the company’s Black Friday Sale. The company has also revealed that the newly launched smartphone will ‘soon’ be made available via Mi Preferred Partner stores and Mi Stores across the country. The Redmi Note 6 Pro is the successor to the popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, and packs a few upgrades over it, though several specifications remain the same. The Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India was revealed at its launch event on Thursday.

Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India, launch offers

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India starts at Rs. 13,999 for the 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, and goes up to Rs. 15,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant. However, on its first day of sales, called the Black Friday Sale by the company, the smartphone will have a Rs. 1,000 discount, bringing its price down to Rs. 12,999 and Rs. 14,999 for the two variants, correspondingly.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Review

Also on the Black Friday Sale, HDFC Bank is offering a Rs. 500 instant discount for Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro buyers using its credit/ debit cards or opting for an EMI transaction.

 

Other launch offers include Rs. 2,400 Jio Cashback on customers opting for a Rs. 299 plan (giving them 24 Rs. 100 vouchers). Jio subscribers will also have the option to get double data benefits on 4 recharges of Rs. 198 and plans, on device activation until June 2019. Overall, Jio is offering up to 6TB of data. Finally, the company will also be bundling an ultra-slim case in the box.

Redmi Note 6 Pro specifications

The dual-SIM (Nano), dual-4G VoLTE Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.26-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) IPS LCD panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, Corning Gorilla Glass protection, and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. The handset is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB/ 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 64GB of onboard storage. Storage is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB), though you will lose access to one of the SIM cards.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Mi A2: Price, Specifications Compared

In terms of optics, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro bears a vertically aligned dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor – coupled with f/1.9 aperture and 1.4-micron pixel size – and a 5-megapixel depth sensing secondary sensor. The company is touting the presence of Dual Pixel Autofocus, EIS, AI scene detection, AI Portrait 2.0 (with Dynamic Bokeh, Light Trails, and Studio Lighting).

On the front, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports yet another dual camera setup. There is a 20-megapixel primary sensor (with 1.8-micron pixels) and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, with support for 4-in-1 Super Pixel, AI Face Unlock, and AI Portrait Selfie (with real-time potrait preview), AI Beautify, as well as AI Scene Detection.

Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus: Price, Specifications Compared

Connectivity options on the Redmi Note 6 Pro include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, a Micro-USB port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors onboard the Redmi Note 6 Pro include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, IR blaster, proximity sensor, and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. There is a 4,000mAh battery under the hood, with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. However, the bundled charger supports only up to 10W charging. Dimensions of the smartphone are 157.91×76.38×8.26mm and weight is 182 grams.


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Redmi Note 6 Pro India Launch Set for Today, How to Watch Live Stream


Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is all set to launch in India today at an event starting at 12pm IST. The launch will be live streamed, so you will have the chance to see the Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India reveal no matter where you are. The highlights of the smartphone include its dual front camera setup, a large 19:9 display, a massive 4,000mAh battery, P2i water repellent nanotechnology, up to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of inbuilt storage, as well as the fact it runs MIUI 10 out-of-the-box. Ahead of the launch, we already know the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will be exclusively available via Flipkart apart from Mi.com, and the date of the first sale.

Redmi Note 6 Pro launch live stream

Xiaomi has announced it will be live streaming the Redmi Note 6 Pro India launch on its website, Mi.com, with a dedicated landing page.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Camera Samples

The Redmi Note 6 Pro launch live stream will start at 12pm IST (Noon) on Thursday, November 22. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for all the details as they happen.

 

Redmi Note 6 price in India (expected)

To recall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro was first launched in Thailand back in September. At the time, the company had only unveiled a 4GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant, priced at THB 6,990 (roughly Rs. 15,300). It has since confirmed however that a 6GB RAM/ 64GB inbuilt storage variant will also be made available in India.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Benchmark Scores

We can expect the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India to be between Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 20,000, for its two variants. We already know that the Redmi Note 6 Pro will go on sale in India via Flipkart and Mi.com on Friday, November 23, at 12pm IST. The e-commerce site has also put up a landing page.

Redmi Note 6 specifications

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is the successor the very popular Redmi Note 5 Pro, and bears a few upgrades in specifications – most notably the presence of dual front cameras – apart from a larger display, the already mentioned P2i water-repellent nanotechnology and the presence of MIUI 10 out-of-the-box.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Redmi Note 5 Pro: What’s New and Different?

The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and sports a 6.26-inch full-HD+ IPS LCD full screen panel with a 19:9 aspect ratio, 86 percent screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The handset is powered by a 14nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 SoC, coupled with an Adreno 509 GPU, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of inbuilt storage. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro: 5 Things You Need to Know

In the camera department, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro sports a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with Dual Pixel autofocus, 1.4-micron pixels, and AI portrait 2.0.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions

On the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro bears another dual camera setup with a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, coupled with with 4-in-1 super pixel and AI face unlock capabilities. Like before, there is a 4,000mAh battery under the hood that is claimed to last up to 2 days on single full charge.

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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions


Redmi Note 6 Pro is the latest smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi that’s set to launch in the Indian market. It succeeds the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which has been a popular choice in the sub-Rs. 15,000 segment in the country since its launch nine months ago. Xiaomi now faces competition from new models including the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Motorola One Power, and Honor 8X at around the same price. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will fight back against these competitors. It shares many of its internals and design elements with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but also sports a new display 6.26-inch 19:9 full-HD+ display with a notch.

The smartphone will be launched at an event in New Delhi scheduled for November 22, at which
its pricing will be announced. The Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India is expected to be close to that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which started at Rs. 14,999 and went up to Rs. 16,999 — though the phone (and two other Xiaomi offerings) got Rs. 1,000 cheaper on Friday. However, given the recent hike in the prices of other Redmi models, the Redmi Note 6 Pro could be priced slightly higher as well. We got to spend some time with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro ahead of its launch, and here are our first impressions.

 

Redmi Note 6 Pro specifications and design

As compared to its predecessor, the display on the Redmi Note 6 Pro has slightly larger dimensions and has a notch. It has a resolution of 1080×2280 and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. In our brief time with this phone, its display seemed to have good viewing angles, with accurate colour and contrast. We did, however, notice slight backlight bleeding along the top edge at the maximum brightness level. The 2.5D curved edges help the display glass meet the frame of the phone smoothly.

Apart from a few cosmetic changes, the Redmi Note 6 Pro strongly resembles the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The new model is 0.5cm thicker and slightly wider but feels the same in your hand as would the Redmi Note 5 Pro. On the front, the phone is devoid of any hardware or capacitive navigation buttons; instead users can choose from onscreen buttons or MIUI’s gestures. There is a familiar dual camera setup at the back. There is also a small physical fingerprint sensor at the back. When we tried it, there seemed to be a slight lag unlocking the phone, but we will be testing it more ahead during our review process.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro sports the lock/ power button and volume buttons on the right, and a hybrid dual-SIM tray on the left. This tray can take either two Nano-SIMs or one Nano-SIM and a microSD card at a time. Storage is expandable up to an additional 256GB. On the bottom, there is (still) a Micro-USB port, the external speaker on the right, and a faux speaker grille on the left for symmetry. The 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, and IR emitter are all placed on top of the smartphone.

Though the Redmi Note 6 Pro any kind of an IP-rating for dust/ water resistance, it does sport a water-repellant P2i coating, which should provide basic protection against spills and if you are caught in the rain.

The rear cameras are slightly improved. While there’s still a 12-megapixel primary autofocus sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor, both have wider f/1.9 apertures compared to the cameras on last year’s model, theoretically allowing for more light to be captured for clearer shots. Daylight shots seemed crisp, in our limited time with the Redmi Note 6 Pro. We were unable to test low-light photography, but you can stay tuned for our final review, coming up soon, in which we will have full details of this phone’s camera performance.

redmi note 6 pro first impressions gadgets 360 inline Redmi Note 6 Pro

 

One of the major new features with this generation is the dual selfie camera setup. There is a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the front for portrait shots. Photos taken in good lighting were clear, and the bokeh effect was accurate.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro, much like its predecessor, has an all-metal back with a smooth matte finish, making it slightly slippery. The large body is also a little difficult to hold. Xiaomi does help you with a bundled TPU case for a better grip. Weighing in at 182g, the Redmi Note 6 Pro feels solid in the hand and is only about 2g heavier than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

At its core, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro disappointingly uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 as its predecessor. We would have preferred a slightly more powerful processor, such as the Snapdragon 660, which the Chinese phonemaker uses in its Mi A2 smartphone. Xiaomi could even have opted for the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, now that Redmi smartphones are coming to India with MediaTek processors. However, we will have to wait till we can fully review the Redmi Note 6 Pro in order to find out whether this is still good enough, and whether Xiaomi has made any other tweaks to improve the usage experience.

There will be two variants of the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India – one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Performance was smooth and we experienced no lag in the time we spent with the 6GB RAM variant. Our full review will detail performance benchmarks, extensive real-world usage, and more.

Redmi Note 6 Pro software

The Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, with no official timelines announced for an Android 9.0 Pie update. As with previous MIUI-based Xiaomi smartphones, this one too comes with a tonne of customisations, proprietary apps, and additional features. For starters, there is a Security app with functions including a RAM cleaner, security scanner, battery manager, data usage overview, and more.

Preloaded apps on the phone include Amazon Shopping, Facebook, PhonePe, Netflix, NewsPoint, Dailyhunt, Opera News, Opera Mini, and BHIM ABPB. This phone also gets the ShareChat app, from an Indian company backed by Xiaomi.

The AI face unlock feature felt smooth on the Redmi Note 6 Pro. Registering a face was super fast, as was unlocking the handset. It isn’t quite as accurate as 3D face unlocking, considering it can unlock the phone even when you are not facing it. We will test this feature thoroughly in our upcoming review.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro has the same 4,000mAh battery capacity as its predecessor, and supports the same 10W level of charging. It has a battery saver mode that can be customised to cut out activity from apps that might be draining the battery in the background.

Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our extensive review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, coming up very soon, in which we test its display, design, performance, software, battery life, camera, and value for money.



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Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro First Impressions


Redmi Note 6 Pro is the latest smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi that’s set to launch in the Indiann market. It succeeds the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which has been a popular choice in the sub-Rs. 15,000 segment in the country since its launch nine months ago. Xiaomi now faces competition from new models including the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, Nokia 6.1 Plus, Motorola One Power, and Honor 8X at around the same price. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro will fight back against these competitors. It shares many of its internals and design elements with the Redmi Note 5 Pro, but also sports a new display 6.26-inch 19:9 full-HD+ display with a notch.

The smartphone will be launched at an event in New Delhi scheduled for November 22, at which
its pricing will be announced. The Redmi Note 6 Pro price in India is expected to be close to that of the Redmi Note 5 Pro, which started at Rs. 14,999 and went up to Rs. 16,999 — though the phone (and two other Xiaomi offerings) got Rs. 1,000 cheaper on Friday. However, given the recent hike in the prices of other Redmi models, the Redmi Note 6 Pro could be priced slightly higher as well. We got to spend some time with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro ahead of its launch, and here are our first impressions.

 

Redmi Note 6 Pro specifications and design

As compared to its predecessor, the display on the Redmi Note 6 Pro has slightly larger dimensions and has a notch. It has a resolution of 1080×2280 and a maximum brightness of 500 nits. In our brief time with this phone, its display seemed to have good viewing angles, with accurate colour and contrast. We did, however, notice slight backlight bleeding along the top edge at the maximum brightness level. The 2.5D curved edges help the display glass meet the frame of the phone smoothly.

Apart from a few cosmetic changes, the Redmi Note 6 Pro strongly resembles the Redmi Note 5 Pro. The new model is 0.5cm thicker and slightly wider but feels the same in your hand as would the Redmi Note 5 Pro. On the front, the phone is devoid of any hardware or capacitive navigation buttons; instead users can choose from onscreen buttons or MIUI’s gestures. There is a familiar dual camera setup at the back. There is also a small physical fingerprint sensor at the back. When we tried it, there seemed to be a slight lag unlocking the phone, but we will be testing it more ahead during our review process.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro sports the lock/ power button and volume buttons on the right, and a hybrid dual-SIM tray on the left. This tray can take either two Nano-SIMs or one Nano-SIM and a microSD card at a time. Storage is expandable up to an additional 256GB. On the bottom, there is (still) a Micro-USB port, the external speaker on the right, and a faux speaker grille on the left for symmetry. The 3.5mm headphone jack, microphone, and IR emitter are all placed on top of the smartphone.

Though the Redmi Note 6 Pro any kind of an IP-rating for dust/ water resistance, it does sport a water-repellant P2i coating, which should provide basic protection against spills and if you are caught in the rain.

The rear cameras are slightly improved. While there’s still a 12-megapixel primary autofocus sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor, both have wider f/1.9 apertures compared to the cameras on last year’s model, theoretically allowing for more light to be captured for clearer shots. Daylight shots seemed crisp, in our limited time with the Redmi Note 6 Pro. We were unable to test low-light photography, but you can stay tuned for our final review, coming up soon, in which we will have full details of this phone’s camera performance.

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One of the major new features with this generation is the dual selfie camera setup. There is a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor on the front for portrait shots. Photos taken in good lighting were clear, and the bokeh effect was accurate.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro, much like its predecessor, has an all-metal back with a smooth matte finish, making it slightly slippery. The large body is also a little difficult to hold. Xiaomi does help you with a bundled TPU case for a better grip. Weighing in at 182g, the Redmi Note 6 Pro feels solid in the hand and is only about 2g heavier than the Redmi Note 5 Pro.

At its core, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro disappointingly uses the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 as its predecessor. We would have preferred a slightly more powerful processor, such as the Snapdragon 660, which the Chinese phonemaker uses in its Mi A2 smartphone. Xiaomi could even have opted for the MediaTek Helio P60 SoC, now that Redmi smartphones are coming to India with MediaTek processors. However, we will have to wait till we can fully review the Redmi Note 6 Pro in order to find out whether this is still good enough, and whether Xiaomi has made any other tweaks to improve the usage experience.

There will be two variants of the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India – one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, and the other with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Performance was smooth and we experienced no lag in the time we spent with the 6GB RAM variant. Our full review will detail performance benchmarks, extensive real-world usage, and more.

Redmi Note 6 Pro software

The Redmi Note 6 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, with no official timelines announced for an Android 9.0 Pie update. As with previous MIUI-based Xiaomi smartphones, this one too comes with a tonne of customisations, proprietary apps, and additional features. For starters, there is a Security app with functions including a RAM cleaner, security scanner, battery manager, data usage overview, and more.

Preloaded apps on the phone include Amazon Shopping, Facebook, PhonePe, Netflix, NewsPoint, Dailyhunt, Opera News, Opera Mini, and BHIM ABPB. This phone also gets the ShareChat app, from an Indian company backed by Xiaomi.

The AI face unlock feature felt smooth on the Redmi Note 6 Pro. Registering a face was super fast, as was unlocking the handset. It isn’t quite as accurate as 3D face unlocking, considering it can unlock the phone even when you are not facing it. We will test this feature thoroughly in our upcoming review.

The Redmi Note 6 Pro has the same 4,000mAh battery capacity as its predecessor, and supports the same 10W level of charging. It has a battery saver mode that can be customised to cut out activity from apps that might be draining the battery in the background.

Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for our extensive review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, coming up very soon, in which we test its display, design, performance, software, battery life, camera, and value for money.



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Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Y2, Mi A2 Price in India Cut by Rs. 1,000


According to the latest IDC report, Xiaomi is the number one smartphone brand in India for Q3 2018. This makes Xiaomi reign in on the top position for the fifth consecutive quarter, and to celebrate this milestone, the Chinese giant has dropped the prices of three phones in India. India head Manu Kumar Jain has announced that Xiaomi is dropping the prices of the Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Redmi Y2, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro by Rs. 1,000. The company says that the price cut has been possible due to the price reduction of some of its component costs.

Xiaomi says that it has reduced the prices of three phones – Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Redmi Y2, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro – by Rs. 1,000. Therefore, the Redmi Note 5 Pro 4GB RAM + 64GB storage, which was earlier priced at Rs. 14,999, is now priced at Rs. 13,999. Similarly, the 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, which was earlier priced at Rs. 16,999, is now priced at Rs. 15,999.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant, which was earlier priced at Rs. 16,999, is now priced at Rs. 15,999. The Xiaomi Mi A2 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, which was earlier priced at Rs. 19,999, is now priced at Rs. 18,999. And lastly, the Xiaomi Redmi Y2 4GB RAM + 64GB variant also sees a price cut from Rs. 12,999 to Rs. 11,999. Xiaomi notes that all of these new prices will come into effect from 12pm IST today, across all sales platforms.

To recall, Xiaomi had increased the price of the Redmi Note 5 Pro variant in May this year, due to changes in PCBA import taxes and the rupee depreciation. The price of the 4GB RAM variant was increased back then by Rs. 1,000, and now the new price introduced by Xiaomi today brings it back to the original launch price.

Apart from the price drops, Jain separately also announced that Xiaomi is launching the Redmi Note 6 Pro in India on November 22.



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