“With the sixth-generation Redmi devices, Xiaomi has covered the whole spectrum in the budget segment”
Today, the budget segment of smartphones in India has become the most important market for smartphones makers. With brands like Realme, Motorola, Honor, and Xiaomi bringing the heat to the affordable segment, the competition is more intense than ever. However, none of these brands enjoys as much frenzy as the Redmi series from Xiaomi. The phonemaker has now gone ahead and launched all three iterations of its Redmi series phones – Redmi 6A, Redmi 6(first impression) and Redmi 6 Pro (review) at one go in India. This is unusual for the brand, and might cause confusion to consumers. To see where each smartphone stands, here is a detailed comparison of all three launches.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A vs Redmi 6 vs Redmi 6 Pro: what’s different
To begin with, the Redmi 6 Pro comes with a notched display measuring 5.84-inches with 2,280 x 1,080 resolution. On the other hand, the Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A are both equipped with a conventional 18:9 5.45-inch display with 1,440 x 720 resolution. Moving on to the performance, the Redmi 6 Pro gets a more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC with 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variants. As for the other two devices, they get MediaTek Helio P22 SoC at their core. The Redmi 6 comes with 3GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB storage, depending upon the variant. The most affordable of the lot, Redmi 6A gets 2GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB storage.
Moving on to the imaging department, the Redmi 6 Pro and Redmi 6 flaunt dual camera modules on the rear panel, whereas the Redmi 6A comes with a single shooter. The former two are equipped with a 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel setup on the back. The Redmi 6A, on the other hand, offers a 13-megapixel primary shooter. The Redmi 6 and Pro get a fingerprint scanner on the rear panel, which is missing from the Redmi 6A.
The Redmi 6 and 6A are fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery, while the 6 Pro gets a much larger 4,000mAh battery. Another differentiating factor is that Redmi 6 Pro gets a Red colour variant and Redmi 6 / 6A get a Gold variant. Apart from this, they all come in Black, Blue and Rose Gold.
Xiaomi Redmi 6A vs Redmi 6 vs Redmi 6 Pro: what’s similar
Since these smartphones are priced in different brackets, most of the key aspects are differentiating factors. However, there are still several common features shared by the Redmi 6 Trio. First and foremost, all three phones boot MIUI 9.6 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. They are slated to get assured updates to MIUI 10 in the future. Moving on, the selfie camera on these smartphones are identical – a 5-megapixel unit. Xiaomi has also equipped all three smartphones with dedicated microSD card slot and it can take up to 256GB of expandable storage.
Also, all three smartphones are equipped with face unlock, which takes care of security for Redmi 6A as its missing the fingerprint scanner. Lastly, they all share the same set of connectivity options between them including 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 4.2, A-GPS, GLONASS, and micro-USB.
It is clear that all three Redmi 6 series devices are intended for different niches and don’t eat into each other’s territory. The Redmi 6A starts from Rs 5,999, Redmi 6 from Rs 7,999 and Redmi 6 Pro from Rs 10,999. Needless to say, when it comes to these three, it all boils down to the personal preference and budget of the users. Which one these three are you likely to pick up? Tell us in the comment box below.