Just over a few months ago, Xiaomi released its budget big-screen phone solution, the Redmi Note 5 Pro and just last month, the Redmi Note 6 Pro came for review. At first glance, the newer phone appears to be a minor hardware refresh and yet, we find some big improvements in the phone market in which the Redmi Note 5 Pro lacked.
If you do not take the notch into account, the device offers more usable screen space as compare to the last generation and also has a better screen-to-body ratio. The side bezels and the chin have shrunk, screen size has attractive grown - from 5.99" to 6.26" and it's now taller as well - from 18:9 to 19:9 aspect ratio. Still, the display has a 1080 x 2280 pixel resolution and an IPS LCD panel. We'll know how it performs once it has been through our test gauntlet.
The chipset is almost the same - Snapdragon 636 but it's now offered with more memory options - 4 or 6GB of RAM paired with 64GB of storage while 3GB RAM version comes with 32GB of internal storage. The support for microSD card is here to stay but you still have to give up on the second SIM slot.
one more thing is a big improvement in the camera, or at least on paper. The notch on the front accommodates two sensors instead of one - 20MP main one with f/2.0 aperture and a 2MP camera for depth sensing. On the back, the old 12MP lens has been replaced with one that has a wider f/1.9 aperture that would sure to help with low-light photography.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro has the same 4,000 mAh battery supporting Quick Charge 2.0 charging plug speeds. The system runs on Android 8.1 Oreo, which is a tad better than the Android 7.1 Nougat-running Redmi Note 5 Pro.
at the end we talk about the design, it retains the aluminum unibody construction and you can easily mistake it for the previous generation but the notch on the front gives it away.