realme 6i Unboxing and Initial Impressions

realme 6i Unboxing and Initial Impressions

To be launched on May 13, 2020 the realme 6i is already making noise as the first, not only in the Philippines, but also the world, to sport the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC.

Let’s check out what realme 6i offers. But first, an unboxing video.

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So what’s in the box?

  1. realme 6i unit (4GB/128GB Green Tea variant)
  2. silicon case
  3. 18W quick charger
  4. USB Type A to Type C cable
  5. papers we don’t read

At the back you’ll notice a new design. What I like about realme is that it doesn’t just rely on new colors, it comes up with new designs (specifically the back) created by professionals. This time it’s designed by industrial design master Naoto Fukasawa.


It does look like a luggage though, but it’s what makes it unique among flat surfaced phones.

Here are the specs:

  • Processor – Mediatek Helio G80 (Octa-core 2 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 + 6 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55
  • Display – 6.5″ IPS LCD (720 x 1600 – 270 ppi)
  • RAM – 4GB
  • Storage – 128GB can support up to 256GB external
  • Front Camera – 16MP AI, f2.0 (wide)
  • Rear Camera – 48MP (wide, f 1.8) + 8MP (ultra wide f 2.3) + 2.4MP (macro) + 2.4MP (depth)
  • Battery – 5,000 mAh + 18W Quick Charge
  • Operating System – realme UI + Android 10

I manage to take some photos using the rear camera and it turned out fine. I was keeping my expectations low on budget phones but surprisingly they were good. I like how the photos are saturated.

I have yet to take some selfie shots, I ain’t selfie ready as of this writing. I don’t want you feeling disturbed after seeing it.

With the world preparing for the new normal , a smartphone with capable specs and affordable price is what everyone needs now to be able to communicate, connect and engage online and realme has been leading the market for affordability and performance. We’ll have to wait for the launch for the official price and the freebies that would come with it during pre-sellling. I’m sure it’s going to be worth it.