About a week ago, I took the Realme 6 Pro out of its box. Now, it’s time for the non-pro Realme 6 smartphone to be unboxed.

Let’s get some first impressions with the phone’s “comet-inspired” back cover artwork, take a few sample pictures, and experience the device hands-on.


What’s inside the Realme 6 box?

The phone and its accessories inside the box.

The phone and its accessories inside the box.

The Realme 6 comes in a simple yellow box with its name, main features, and the storage variant. It will be available in two colors and two storage configurations.

Inside the box, there’s a Realme 6 smartphone, FREE phone case, 30W power supply unit, SIM ejector tool, VOOC-branded USB Type-C cable, and a couple of pamphlets.

Once again, there are no earphones included inside the box. Check the stores where you’re getting your Realme 6 if they include any FREE earphones in the freebies.


“Comet-inspired” Design

"Comet-inspired" back cover artwork of the Realme 6.

“Comet-inspired” back cover artwork of the Realme 6.

The back cover of the Realme 6 immediately grabbed my attention after seeing it for the first time. It produces streaks of light that converge towards the bottom center part of the phone’s back and looks like a comet in perihelion.

It looks cool and gives the device a premium vibe. It reminds me of the Realme XT with its striking but not over-the-top design.

However, the glossy finish of the back cover material makes smudges accumulate easily. The FREE phone case keeps the design visible while offering protection.


360° Design Tour

Power button with fingerprint scanner and bottom ports.

Power button with a fingerprint scanner and bottom ports.

Let’s have a quick tour of the Realme 6 starting at the back. Its quad rear cameras are arranged vertically in a slightly raised camera module.

On its right side is the power button that also serves as a fingerprint scanner while on the other side are the volume buttons and SIM card tray. The SIM card tray comes with separate slots for two SIM cards and a micro-SD card.

At the bottom are a 3.5mm audio jack, USB Type-C port, and loudspeaker. The microphone is also found in one of the holes that look like speaker grilles.

The last stop is the front of the device which is occupied almost entirely by its 6.5-inch display. It has a single punch-hole for the selfie camera on the upper right corner.


Hands-on with the Realme 6!

This is the Realme 6 with a live wallpaper.

This is the Realme 6 with a live wallpaper.

The Realme 6 feels compact and slightly hefty thanks to a tall aspect ratio and a fairly large 4,300mAh battery. It’s well-built too with no creaks nor loose parts.

It uses the realme UI software which is running on top of Android 10 OS with a few pre-installed third-party apps including Facebook and Lazada. I have the 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM version and the remaining free storage out of the box is 113GB.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the Realme 6 is the 90Hz display. The high refresh rate is very noticeable once you start swiping across the display. The animations and transitions look more fluid and snappier than the usual smartphone with a 60Hz display.


The About Phone page of the Realme 6.

The About Phone page of the Realme 6.

Antutu Benchmark is no longer available on the Google Playstore so I used RealPi Benchmark for a quick comparison of the Realme 6’s processing power.

The realme 6 scored 3.06 seconds which is better than the 3.77 seconds of the Huawei Y9s and 3.39 seconds of the OPPO A9 2020. This test measures the time that the device computes for 1 million digits of the mathematical constant Pi so the shortest time means the fastest processor.

SmartphoneRealPi Benchmark
Realme 63.06 seconds
Huawei Y9s3.77 seconds
OPPO A9 20203.39 seconds
Realme 6 Pro2.40 seconds
Huawei nova 5T1.82 seconds

I’ll be installing Mobile Legends, Call of Duty, PUBG Mobile, and NBA 2K20 on this device for a thorough gaming review. That will be published right after the launching event on May 29.


Realme 6 Sample Pictures

While waiting for the price reveal, here are a few sample pictures captured by the Realme 6:

Realme 6 sample picture (normal)

Realme 6 sample picture (normal).


Realme 6 sample picture (ultra-wide).

Realme 6 sample picture (ultra-wide).


Realme 6 sample picture (night mode).

Realme 6 sample picture (night mode).


Realme 6 sample selfie.

Realme 6 sample selfie.

UP NEXT: Realme 6 Full Review!

Realme 6 specs:

Average rating of 3.7 stars from 402 users.
  • 6.5-inch FHD+ IPS LCD Display (1080 x 2400 Pixels), 405 ppi
  • Android 10 Operating System
  • MediaTek Helio G90T Chipset
  • 4GB or 8GB of RAM
  • Quad Cameras (64+8+2+2 MP) with LED Flash
  • 16 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
  • 128GB UFS Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 512 via microSD
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE & GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Side Mounted)
  • 4300mAh Battery
  • 30W Flash Charge
  • 162.1 x 74.8 x 9.6 ~ 8.9 mm @ 191 g
  • 11,990.00 Official Price in the Philippines
  • ₱8,990.00 - Price drop on February 05, 2021