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Realme 6i vs Realme 5 Pro: What’s the difference?

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The Realme 6i is about to arrive in more markets, including the Philippines next week.

It sports some of the new features that most people are looking for on a modern entry-level smartphone. The Realme 6i brags a new processor, large battery, fast charging, and brand new design.

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Its official price is yet to be announced. But judging by its SRP abroad, it may arrive in the country at around Php9,000 to Php11,000 depending on the configuration.

But the question is, is the Realme 6i the best Realme option for the price? Today, we’ll be comparing it to the Realme 5 Pro. It may be a last-gen model, but its recent price drop puts it head-to-head to the newcomer.

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With that, our Realme 6i versus Realme 5 Pro specifications and features comparison is here to help you see what’s the difference between the two. By the end of it, we’ll also see which one is right for you. Let’s start.

Realme 6iRealme 5 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 10
Realme UI
Android 10
Realme UI
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.52-inch HD+ IPS display
1600 x 720 pixel resolution
~269ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
6.3-inch FHD+ IPS
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
~409ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3+
Processor2.0GHz MediaTek Helio G80 octa-core2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 octa-core
RAM3GB/4GB4GB/6GB/8GB
GPUMali-G52 Adreno 616
Storage64GB/128GB
eMMC 5.1
expandable via microSD
64GB/128GB
UFS 2.1
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
Front Camera16-megapixel
Dewdrop notch
16-megapixel
Dewdrop notch
Rear Camera48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
PDAF
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Nightscape
48-megapixel (f/1.8)
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.25)
2-megapixel (macro)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
PDAF
LED flash
AI Scene Detection
Nightscape
AudioHeadphone jack
Single speaker
Headphone jack
Single speaker
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
Face unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
USB Type-C
4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth 5.0
GPS, BDS, Galileo, A-GPS
USB Type-C
Othersn/aSplash-resistant
Dimensions164.4 x 75.4 x 9.0mm157 x 74.2 x 8.9mm
Weight199g184g
ColorsWhite Milk
Green Tea
Sparkling Blue
Crystal Green
Battery5,000mAh
18W fast charging
Reverse charging
4,035mAh
VOOC 3.0 20W fast-charging
Price3GB/64GB: KS249,900 (~Php9,100)
4GB/128GB: KS299,900 (~Php10,900)
4GB/128GB: Php11,990
8GB/128GB: Php12,990
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The Realme 6i might be the new comer, but the specs table above clearly favors the older Realme 5 Pro.

Those who are shopping in this price range value the processing power the most. The Helio G80 of the Realme 6i is made for gamers on a budget. However, benchmark scores reveals tha the Snapdragon 712 CPU of the Realme 5 Pro is still more powerful.

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Although, their AnTuTu benchmark scores are very close to each other. The Realme 5 Pro is at around 220,000 and up, while the Realme 6i is around 200,000.

The Realme 5 Pro even comes with a flagship-level 8GB of RAM and a fast UFS 2.1 storage, while the 6i maxes out at 4GB with eMMC 5.1 storage. This means that the apps will load faster and multitasking will be smoother on the 5 Pro.

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We have mixed-bag results in the display and battery department. If size matters, go with the Realme 6i. It has a larger 6.52-inch screen (vs 6.3-inches) and a 5,000mAh battery (vs 4,035mAh).

But if quality and speed is what you’re after, then get the Realme 5 Pro. It might be smaller, but it does have a sharper FHD+ screen (vs HD+). The battery might run out easier, but you can charge it faster thanks to its 20W VOOC 3.0 fast charging support (vs 18W).

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Cameras shouldn’t be a deciding factor when picking between the two, since they’re pretty much the same in this department.

They both have a 16-megapixel selfie camera. While on the back, they come with a 48-megapixel main shooter, 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and two 2-megapixel sensors for macro shots and depth sensing.

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Both devices will also get the latest Android 10 operating system with the company’s own Realme UI. A departure from the ColorOS 7 that they used to share with OPPO smartphones.

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Bottom line is, if performance is top priority, then going with the Realme 5 Pro might be a better option. You can read our full review to learn more about it.

But if having a larger screen and bigger battery is important — and if budget is a top consideration — then going with the Realme 6i might be the better option. Let’s just hope that it will be cheaper than the 5 Pro when it gets here.

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