Versus: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Motorola One Power vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
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Versus: Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus vs Motorola One Power vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Xiaomi has long been touted as the king of the budget smartphones. The Redmi Note 5 Pro, Redmi Note 4 and others have received a good amount of reception from fans across the country.

Continuing in the same vein, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro on November 22. When comparing the phone to the Redmi Note 5 Pro, some new features include a notch display, a dual camera setup at the front of the device and a wider rear primary camera on the back. Well, how does Xiaomi’s latest phone fare against its competitors? Let’s have a look.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Realme 2 Pro

Right off the bat, it can be seen that the Realme 2 Pro has a more modern looking design than the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The reason is that the Realme 2 Pro has the OnePlus 6T-like waterdrop notch which is much smaller than the standard notch design on the Redmi Note 6 Pro. In addition, this also means that there is more screen real estate for the Realme 2 Pro to make use of. Speaking of the display, the Realme 2 Pro has a higher ppi value than the Redmi Note 6 Pro and a slightly higher aspect ratio.

Looking at the spec sheet, the difference is clear as day. The Realme packs in a Snapdragon 660 SoC clocked at 1.95GHz with Adreno 512 GPU while the Redmi has a less powerful Snapdragon 636 processor clocked at 1.8GHz with Adreno 509 GPU. Where the Redmi Note 6 Pro makes a mark for itself is in the battery life of the phone. It comes with a massive 4000mAh battery while the Realme Pro 2 runs on a 3500mAH battery.

Moving on to the cameras, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has dual cameras on the front as well as the back - it has a 12MP + 5MP setup on the back and a 20MP + 2MP on the front. The Realme 2 Pro, on the other hand, has a 16MP + 2MP setup on the back and a single 16MP camera on the front.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Nokia 6.1 Plus

The Redmi Note 6 Pro and the Nokia 6.1 Plus have a pretty similar price point and relatively similar specifications. In terms of the display, the Nokia 6.1 Plus has a smaller notch with a larger chin at the bottom while the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a comparatively bigger notch. It must be noted, however, both the phones have a similar display resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. Additionally, the Nokia 6.1 Plus sports a glass back that gives it a more premium feel.

Both the phones are powered by the same Snapdragon 636 chipset coupled with Adreno 509 GPU. The difference in the two phones lies in the software that they run on. The Nokia 6.1 Plus is an Android One smartphone, and as such, runs stock Android 8.1 Oreo. The Redmi Note 6 Pro also has the same Android version but with Xiaomi’s custom skin MIUI 9 on top.

In the camera department, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a primary 12 MP sensor at f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5 MP sensor for portrait mode. The Nokia 6.1 Plus also has a dual camera setup with a primary sensor of 16 MP at a f/2.0 aperture and a secondary sensor with 5 MP. At the front, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has two cameras while the Nokia 6.1 Plus has only one. The Nokia 6.1 Plus has a 3060mAH which is weak as compared to the 4000 mAH battery found on the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Motorola One Power

The Motorola One Power was launched earlier this year and has been received well by the fans because of stock Android, sturdy build quality and a simple and familiar design language. When comparing it to the Redmi Note 6 Pro, both the devices have a notch display. The Motorola One Power has a smaller resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels and the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 1080 x 2280 pixels, though the Motorola One Power has a higher pixel density than the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

In terms of performance, the phones are powered by the Snapdragon 636 chipset and the same Adreno 509 GPU. The Motorola One Power is based on Google’s Android One programme, which makes it eligible for an upgrade to Android 9.0. It is a stark difference from the Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI that the Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on.

The Motorola One Power out trumps the Redmi Note 6 Pro as it has an even bigger 5000mAh battery to keep the phone juiced up for long periods of time. Moving on to the cameras, the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a primary 12 MP sensor at f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5MP sensor for portrait mode, while the Motorola One Power has a 16MP primary sensor at the back paired with a 5MP secondary sensor for the portrait mode pictures. On the front, the One Power has a 12MP camera while the Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 20MP + 2MP camera setup.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

When comparing the Redmi Note 6 Pro to the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, it must be kept in mind how similar these devices are. Both have the same processor and the same Adreno GPUs. The difference lies in the software, screen size, the battery and to some extent, the cameras.

The display on the Redmi Note 6 Pro is a 6.26-inch notch display while the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a standard 18:9 5.99 inch display. They both use the same Snapdragon 636 chipset which is known for its efficiency.

Moving on to the software, the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ditches the company’s ZenUI for a cleaner, almost stock Android 8.0 Oreo and the Redmi Note 6 Pro runs on the MIUI 9 platform based on Android 8.1 Oreo, although it should get the Pie upgrade in the coming weeks.

The Asus Zenfone Max M1 Pro beats the Redmi Note 6 Pro in the battery department as it has a 5000mAH battery as opposed to the 4000mAH battery found on the Redmi Note 6 Pro. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a dual camera set up at the back with a primary sensor of 13MP at a f/2.2 aperture and a secondary 5MP sensor at f/2.4 aperture. The Redmi Note 6 Pro has a smaller primary 12 MP sensor at f/1.9 aperture and a secondary 5 MP sensor for portrait mode.

Conclusion

The Redmi Note 6 Pro has some serious competition right now in the market. With more and more phones coming in with new technology, the choice becomes increasingly difficult. We hope this comparison list helps you choose one phone over the other.

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