Realme has just revealed its first midrange devices for the year 2020 — the Realme 6 series.

As you know, the company is releasing the Realme ‘number’ series twice a year. This is why we’re already getting the Realme 6, just a couple of months since the Realme 5 came out.


The Realme 5 was already a blockbuster when it came out in the Philippines. It offered a lot of capable features that we rarely see on devices on the sub-Php6k category.


With that, we’re curious to see what Realme was able to come up with in a short period of time. Our Realme 6 versus Realme 5 specifications and features comparison shall help you decide which between the two you should get. Let’s start.

Realme 6REALME 5
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Realme UI
Android 9 Pie
ColorOS 6
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.5-inch FHD+ IPS
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
90Hz refresh rate
90.5% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass
6.5-inch HD+ IPS
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
89% screen-to-body ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass

2.05GHz MediaTek Helio G90T octa-core2.0GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 octa-core
GPUMali G76 GPUAdreno 610
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD
expandable up to 256GB
Front camera16-megapixel
Night selfie
120fps slow-mo selfie
Waterdrop notch
Rear Camera64-megapixel (f1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.3)
2-megapixel (portrait)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Chroma Boost
UIS Max Video Stabilization
Super NightScape 2.0
12-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
2-megapixel (macro)
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Chroma Boost
Super Nightscape
AudioHeadphone jack
Single speaker
Headphone jack
Single speaker
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-C
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
Dimensions162.1 x 74.8 x 8.9mm164.4 x 75.6 x 9.3mm
ColorsComet White
Comet Blue
Crystal Purple
Crystal Blue
Battery4,300mAh battery
30W Flash Charge
10W fast charging
Price4GB/64GB: INR12,999 (~Php8,900)
6GB/128GB: INR14,999 (~Php10,300)
8GB/128GB: INR15,999 (~Php11,000)
3GB/32GB: Php6,990
3GB/64GB: Php7,990
4GB/128GB: Php9,990

As what you just saw, the Realme 6 is miles ahead of the Realme 5. The main reason for this is the pricing.

Realme has now positioned the Realme 6 in the sub-Php10k category. The sub-Php6k price range is now solely occupied by the Realme C3 and its future successors.

See also: Realme UI and Android 10 update schedule revealed [UPDATED]


This is why the Realme 6 now has a starting price of INR12,999. That’s around Php8,990 when directly converted to Philippines peso.

Taxes and importation costs can still pump up that price. That’s why we expect it to arrive in the country for around Php9,500 to Php10,000 — a noticeable price hike over the Realme 5.


On the upside, you’re getting your money’s worth out of it. For starters, the Realme 6 now boasts a MediaTek Helio G90T processor. Way more powerful than the Snapdragon 665 of the latter, and even considered as the best in the midrange category.

Of course, we also have an ultra-fast display. The Realme 6 boasts a 6.5-inch screen with a fast and smooth refresh rate of 90Hz. This shall make browsing the interface and playing games smoother.


It also has a sharper resolution of FHD+. And as a cherry on top, a cleaner punch-hole on the top left for the selfie camera.

Speaking of which, the Realme 6 boasts a 16-megapixel front-facing shooter, an upgrade to the 13-megapixel sensor of the past.


Realme also improved the primary shooter to 64-megapixel from 12-megapixel. Although, it still has the same 8-megapixel ultra-wide snapper and two 2-megapixel cameras for macro and depth sensing, respectively.

The Realme 6 also gets to have new camera software features like the UIS Max Video stabilization and Super Nightscape 2.0.


However, the Realme 6 only comes with a 4,300mAh battery. That’s noticeably lower than the 5,000mAh that the Realme 5 has.

But on the upside, the newer model has the new 30W Flash Charge support, which can refuel the device almost three times faster than the 10W of the Realme 5.



We’re also liking the design of the new Realme 6. It boasts a ‘Striking Comet’ look, which sets it apart from the Realme 6 Pro model. If you remember, the Realme 5 and 5 Pro are almost indistinguishable with their identical Diamond-cut design.

Besides the cleaner camera placement, putting the fingerprint scanner on the side was also a bright idea. It translates to a more streamlined design, as it also doubles as the lock/power button.


Well, that’s it. The Realme 6 is a clear step up to the Realme 5 in every way. However, there’s a price to pay for the update. If your budget is limited to the sub-Php6,000 to Php7,000 range, then you might be better off settling with the Realme 5i. You may also check out the recently released Realme C3.

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