Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone review

Redmi Note 6 Pro is designed for buyers who want to buy a good smartphone with a capacious battery and a high-quality display, but are not ready to spend more than 20 thousand rubles on it. Of course, in such a scheme, various nuances and little things appear, on which they saved money (lack of NFC, microUSB port). The company partially “smoothes” them with the similarity of the Note 6 Pro appearance with the same iPhone X. “It looks similar, but it costs four times cheaper,” an inexperienced buyer will think and take Xiaomi. And it's not a fact that it will turn out to be wrong.

The key advantages of the Redmi Note line are a large high-quality display, a capacious battery, good speed and a great price. The combination of these advantages has not changed over the years, except that in recent generations they began to add an AI camera to them.

Design, dimensions, controls

Let's call a spade a spade. The design of Redmi Note 6 Pro largely repeats the appearance of the iPhone X. This also applies to the back cover with a double vertical camera and the cutout in the display. I don't like https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/sylphy/2014 approach, but in everyday use you do not pay attention to it. Moreover, in terms of practicality, there are no problems. The back cover is made of aluminum, it is resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

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There will be three versions of the smartphone on sale: pink, blue and black. The last one was just on our test.

On the right side there is a volume rocker and a power button, on the left side there is a tray for two nanoSIMs and a microSD card. The slot is hybrid.

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Bottom you can see the microUSB port, the mesh of the external speaker and the microphone (stylized as a speaker). Above is a second microphone, a minijack for headphones and an infrared port.

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Hidden in the cutout of the display are two front-facing cameras, light and proximity sensors, a light indicator, and a speaker. And at the back are a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner. The latter is very fast, there were no problems with it.

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The model measures 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.3 mm, weighs 182 grams, and feels comfortable in the hand. The smartphone is weighty, but not heavy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Compared to Apple iPhone 7 Plus

In terms of assembly, I did not notice any problems during use.

Screen

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Characteristics Value
Screen size 6.26 inches
Display resolution 2280x1080 dots
PPI value 403
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes
Auto brightness control Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

The main change in the display compared to Redmi Note 5 is a slight increase in resolution and a notch in the screen. I also note that in the latest models, Xiaomi uses on-screen buttons and full-screen mode.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The latter allows you to hide them in some applications. All the settings for these little things are in the "Borderless screen" section - there you can adjust the position of the on-screen buttons, enable full-screen mode for individual applications and activate gesture control. How do they work? The on-screen buttons are hidden, and to return to the previous menu, you need to swipe from left to right from the edge of the screen; swipe.

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The display itself, in my opinion, has not changed much, it still has a good brightness range, natural color reproduction, a lot of settings, to which the ability to hide the notch has been added (it is located in the same "Borderless screen"). Below are screenshots of the settings.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

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An unpleasant minus of the cutout in the display is the lack of a battery charge indicator. In one of the previous reviews, our readers noted that this problem will be solved in MIUI 10.

Battery

Characteristics Value
Battery capacity 4000 mAh
Battery type Non-removable, Li-Ion
Using time in HD video mode at maximum brightness ( airplane mode on) 15 hours
Sleep mode discharge (12 hours, display off, Wi-Fi on) 3 %

The strength of the Redmi Note line has always been battery life. A capacious battery, together with MIUI optimization, allows you to squeeze 4-5 hours of the display on from your smartphone. This includes mobile Internet, automatic synchronization, web surfing, mail, instant messengers and social networks. But there is still no fast charging in the smartphone, and this is a minus.

Memory, chipset, performance

Characteristics Value
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Processor Octa-core, 1.8 GHz
Video accelerator Adreno 509
RAM capacity 3 or 4 GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage capacity 32 or 64 GB eMMC 5.1
Memory card slot Yes, hybrid

In terms of performance, no changes have appeared in comparison with Redmi Note 5, however, they are not particularly needed here. The device runs on a fairly productive Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which is enough for the eyes for most use cases. The smartphone heats up only in powerful toys and during the benchmark run.

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Communications

Interfaces Availability
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds
Mobile data 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 3G: 850 /900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b20/b38 Dual SIM, Single Radio
USB On-The-Go Yes
NFC No
IR port Yes

In Xiaomi, traditionally we are pleased with the presence of an infrared port, with its help you can control your TV and other equipment directly through the Mi Remote application. The program has a huge base of various equipment. But the smartphone does not have NFC, and this is a minus.

Camera

Specifications Value
Main camera 12 megapixels (f/1.9 ) + 5 megapixels (f/2.2)
Front camera 20 megapixels (f/2.0) + 2 megapixels (f/2.2)

In general, I liked the way the Redmi Note 6 Pro's main camera shoots. If we talk about low light conditions or night shooting, then the device copes well. Unless, of course, you zoom in 10 times and consider individual pixels. Also, the dual camera allows you to take portraits with background blur - it turns out, in my opinion, well. By the way, background blur is also available for the front camera. The video is shot in maximum FHD resolution, there is no optical stabilization.

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The camera interface is standard for MIUI, the main modes are available via horizontal swipes, and the settings are called up using the button in the upper left corner.

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Multimedia Features

For quite a long time, any multimedia files are not a problem for the MIUI shell, you can watch almost any video without problems, including those with multiple audio tracks and subtitles. The same applies to listening to music: in addition to the traditional MP3, WAV and AAC, the built-in audio player does an excellent job with FLAC and APE.

The main speaker of the smartphone is one, but it sounds quite loud, although it should not be considered as a replacement for a portable speaker. It's nice that in this model Xiaomi did not abandon the minijack, although there are no headphones in the kit. The sound of a smartphone in headphones, for my taste, is quite usual, it is easy to compare it with many other models in this price segment, it has neither pluses nor minuses.

Program features

My test smartphone ran Android 8.1 and MIUI 9.4. At the moment, MIUI is one of the most functional and fancy shells. The user can easily customize any little thing, from the position of the buttons in the status bar to the player's response to pressing a wired (or wireless) headset. Of the pleasant things, I will highlight the built-in ability to record from the line and assign additional actions to the on-screen buttons. We have two good materials about this shell on our site, in one we talk about the innovations of the "nine", in the second - we completely disassemble the shell. I recommend that you read them if you want to learn more about MIUI.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone review

Redmi Note 6 Pro is designed for buyers who want to buy a good smartphone with a capacious battery and a high-quality display, but are not ready to spend more than 20 thousand rubles on it. Of course, in such a scheme, various nuances and little things appear, on which they saved money (lack of NFC, microUSB port). The company partially “smoothes” them with the similarity of the Note 6 Pro appearance with the same iPhone X. “It looks similar, but it costs four times cheaper,” an inexperienced buyer will think and take Xiaomi. And it's not a fact that it will turn out to be wrong.

The key advantages of the Redmi Note line are a large high-quality display, a capacious battery, good speed and a great price. The combination of these advantages has not changed over the years, except that in recent generations they began to add an AI camera to them.

Design, dimensions, controls

Let's call a spade a spade. The design of Redmi Note 6 Pro largely repeats the appearance of the iPhone X. This also applies to the back cover with a double vertical camera and the cutout in the display. I don't like https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/sylphy/2014 approach, but in everyday use you do not pay attention to it. Moreover, in terms of practicality, there are no problems. The back cover is made of aluminum, it is resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

There will be three versions of the smartphone on sale: pink, blue and black. The last one was just on our test.

On the right side there is a volume rocker and a power button, on the left side there is a tray for two nanoSIMs and a microSD card. The slot is hybrid.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Bottom you can see the microUSB port, the mesh of the external speaker and the microphone (stylized as a speaker). Above is a second microphone, a minijack for headphones and an infrared port.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Hidden in the cutout of the display are two front-facing cameras, light and proximity sensors, a light indicator, and a speaker. And at the back are a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner. The latter is very fast, there were no problems with it.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The model measures 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.3 mm, weighs 182 grams, and feels comfortable in the hand. The smartphone is weighty, but not heavy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Compared to Apple iPhone 7 Plus

In terms of assembly, I did not notice any problems during use.

Screen

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Characteristics Value
Screen size 6.26 inches
Display resolution 2280x1080 dots
PPI value 403
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes
Auto brightness control Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

The main display change compared to Redmi Note 5 is a slight increase in resolution and a notch in the screen. I also note that in the latest models, Xiaomi uses on-screen buttons and full-screen mode.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The latter allows you to hide them in some applications. All the settings for these little things are in the "Borderless screen" section - there you can adjust the position of the on-screen buttons, enable full-screen mode for individual applications and activate gesture control. How do they work? The on-screen buttons are hidden, and to return to the previous menu, you need to swipe from left to right from the edge of the screen; swipe.

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The display itself, in my opinion, has not changed much, it still has a good brightness range, natural color reproduction, a lot of settings, to which the ability to hide the notch has been added (it is located in the same "Borderless screen"). Below are screenshots of the settings.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

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An unpleasant minus of the cutout in the display is the lack of a battery charge indicator. In one of the previous reviews, our readers noted that this problem will be solved in MIUI 10.

Battery

Characteristics Value
Battery capacity 4000 mAh
Battery type Non-removable, Li-Ion
Hours of HD video playback at maximum brightness ( airplane mode on) 15 hours
Sleep mode discharge (12 hours, display off, Wi-Fi on) 3 %

The strength of the Redmi Note line has always been battery life. A capacious battery, together with MIUI optimization, allows you to squeeze 4-5 hours of the display on from your smartphone. This includes mobile Internet, automatic synchronization, web surfing, mail, instant messengers and social networks. But there is still no fast charging in the smartphone, and this is a minus.

Memory, chipset, performance

Characteristics Value
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Processor Octa-core, 1.8 GHz
Video accelerator Adreno 509
RAM capacity 3 or 4 GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage capacity 32 or 64 GB eMMC 5.1
Memory card slot Yes, hybrid

In terms of performance, no changes have appeared in comparison with Redmi Note 5, however, they are not particularly needed here. The device runs on a fairly productive Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which is enough for the eyes for most use cases. The smartphone heats up only in powerful toys and during the benchmark run.

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Communications

Interfaces Availability
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds
Mobile data 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 3G: 850 /900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b20/b38 Dual SIM, Single Radio
USB On-The-Go Yes
NFC No
IR port Yes

In Xiaomi, traditionally we are pleased with the presence of an infrared port, with its help you can control your TV and other equipment directly through the Mi Remote application. The program has a huge base of various equipment. But the smartphone does not have NFC, and this is a minus.

Camera

Specifications Value
Main camera 12 megapixels (f/1.9 ) + 5 megapixels (f/2.2)
Front camera 20 megapixels (f/2.0) + 2 megapixels (f/2.2)

In general, I liked the way the Redmi Note 6 Pro's main camera shoots. If we talk about low light conditions or night shooting, then the device copes well. Unless, of course, you zoom in 10 times and consider individual pixels. Also, the dual camera allows you to take portraits with background blur - it turns out, in my opinion, well. By the way, background blur is also available for the front camera. The video is shot in maximum FHD resolution, there is no optical stabilization.

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The camera interface is standard for MIUI, the main modes are available via horizontal swipes, and the settings are called up using the button in the upper left corner.

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Multimedia Features

For quite a long time, any multimedia files are not a problem for the MIUI shell, you can watch almost any video without problems, including those with multiple audio tracks and subtitles. The same applies to listening to music: in addition to the traditional MP3, WAV and AAC, the built-in audio player does an excellent job with FLAC and APE.

The main speaker of the smartphone is one, but it sounds quite loud, although it should not be considered as a replacement for a portable speaker. It's nice that in this model Xiaomi did not abandon the minijack, although there are no headphones in the kit. The sound of a smartphone in headphones, for my taste, is quite usual, it is easy to compare it with many other models in this price segment, it has neither pluses nor minuses.

Program features

My test smartphone ran Android 8.1 and MIUI 9.4. At the moment, MIUI is one of the most functional and fancy shells. The user can easily customize any little thing, from the position of the buttons in the status bar to the player's response to pressing a wired (or wireless) headset. Of the pleasant things, I will highlight the built-in ability to record from the line and assign additional actions to the on-screen buttons. We have two good materials about this shell on our site, in one we talk about the innovations of the "nine", in the second - we completely disassemble the shell. I recommend that you read them if you want to learn more about MIUI.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone review

Redmi Note 6 Pro is designed for buyers who want to buy a good smartphone with a capacious battery and a high-quality display, but are not ready to spend more than 20 thousand rubles on it. Of course, in such a scheme, various nuances and little things appear, on which they saved money (lack of NFC, microUSB port). The company partially “smoothes” them with the similarity of the Note 6 Pro appearance with the same iPhone X. “It looks similar, but it costs four times cheaper,” an inexperienced buyer will think and take Xiaomi. And it's not a fact that it will turn out to be wrong.

The key advantages of the Redmi Note line are a large high-quality display, a capacious battery, good speed and a great price. The combination of these advantages has not changed over the years, except that in recent generations they began to add an AI camera to them.

Design, dimensions, controls

Let's call a spade a spade. The design of Redmi Note 6 Pro largely repeats the appearance of the iPhone X. This also applies to the back cover with a double vertical camera and the cutout in the display. I don't like https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/sylphy/2014 approach, but in everyday use you do not pay attention to it. Moreover, in terms of practicality, there are no problems. The back cover is made of aluminum, it is resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

There will be three versions of the smartphone on sale: pink, blue and black. The last one was just on our test.

On the right side there is a volume rocker and a power button, on the left side there is a tray for two nanoSIMs and a microSD card. The slot is hybrid.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Bottom you can see the microUSB port, the mesh of the external speaker and the microphone (stylized as a speaker). Above is a second microphone, a minijack for headphones and an infrared port.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Hidden in the cutout of the display are two front-facing cameras, light and proximity sensors, a light indicator, and a speaker. And at the back are a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner. The latter is very fast, there were no problems with it.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The model measures 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.3 mm, weighs 182 grams, and feels comfortable in the hand. The smartphone is weighty, but not heavy.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

Compared to Apple iPhone 7 Plus

In terms of assembly, I did not notice any problems during use.

Screen

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Characteristics Value
Screen size 6.26 inches
Display resolution 2280x1080 dots
PPI value 403
Matrix type IPS
Protective coating Gorilla Glass
Oleophobic coating Yes
Auto brightness control Yes
Multitouch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

The main display change compared to Redmi Note 5 is a slight increase in resolution and a notch in the screen. I also note that in the latest models, Xiaomi uses on-screen buttons and full-screen mode.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

The latter allows you to hide them in some applications. All the settings for these little things are in the "Borderless screen" section - there you can adjust the position of the on-screen buttons, enable full-screen mode for individual applications and activate gesture control. How do they work? The on-screen buttons are hidden, and to return to the previous menu, you need to swipe from left to right from the edge of the screen; swipe.

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The display itself, in my opinion, has not changed much, it still has a good brightness range, natural color reproduction, a lot of settings, to which the ability to hide the notch has been added (it is located in the same "Borderless screen"). Below are screenshots of the settings.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

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An unpleasant minus of the cutout in the display is the lack of a battery charge indicator. In one of the previous reviews, our readers noted that this problem will be solved in MIUI 10.

Battery

Characteristics Value
Battery capacity 4000 mAh
Battery type Non-removable, Li-Ion
Hours of HD video playback at maximum brightness ( airplane mode on) 15 hours
Sleep mode discharge (12 hours, display off, Wi-Fi on) 3 %

The strength of the Redmi Note line has always been battery life. A capacious battery, together with MIUI optimization, allows you to squeeze 4-5 hours of the display on from your smartphone. This includes mobile Internet, automatic synchronization, web surfing, mail, instant messengers and social networks. But there is still no fast charging in the smartphone, and this is a minus.

Memory, chipset, performance

Characteristics Value
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Processor Octa-core, 1.8 GHz
Video accelerator Adreno 509
RAM capacity 3 or 4 GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage capacity 32 or 64 GB eMMC 5.1
Memory card slot Yes, hybrid

In terms of performance, no changes have appeared in comparison with Redmi Note 5, however, they are not particularly needed here. The device runs on a fairly productive Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which is enough for the eyes for most use cases. The smartphone heats up only in powerful toys and during the benchmark run.

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Communications

Interfaces Availability
Wi-Fi Yes, b/g /n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds
Mobile data 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 3G: 850 /900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b20/b38 Dual SIM, Single Radio
USB On-The-Go Yes
NFC No
IR port Yes

In Xiaomi, traditionally we are pleased with the presence of an infrared port, with its help you can control your TV and other equipment directly through the Mi Remote application. The program has a huge base of various equipment. But the smartphone does not have NFC, and this is a minus.

Camera

Specifications Value
Main camera 12 megapixels (f/1.9 ) + 5 megapixels (f/2.2)
Front camera 20 megapixels (f/2.0) + 2 megapixels (f/2.2)

In general, I liked the way the Redmi Note 6 Pro's main camera shoots. If we talk about low light conditions or night shooting, then the device copes well. Unless, of course, you zoom in 10 times and look at individual pixels. Also, the dual camera allows you to take portraits with background blur - it turns out, in my opinion, well. By the way, background blur is also available for the front camera. The video is shot in maximum FHD resolution, there is no optical stabilization.

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The camera interface is standard for MIUI, the main modes are available via horizontal swipes, and the settings are called up using the button in the upper left corner.

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Multimedia Features

For quite a long time, any multimedia files are not a problem for the MIUI shell, you can watch almost any video without problems, including those with multiple audio tracks and subtitles. The same applies to listening to music: in addition to the traditional MP3, WAV and AAC, the built-in audio player does an excellent job with FLAC and APE.

The main speaker of the smartphone is one, but it sounds quite loud, although it should not be considered as a replacement for a portable speaker. It's nice that in this model Xiaomi did not abandon the minijack, although there are no headphones in the kit. The sound of a smartphone in headphones, for my taste, is quite usual, it is easy to compare it with many other models in this price segment, it has neither pluses nor minuses.

Program features

My test smartphone ran Android 8.1 and MIUI 9.4. At the moment, MIUI is one of the most functional and fancy shells. The user can easily customize any little thing, from the position of the buttons in the status bar to the player's response to pressing a wired (or wireless) headset. Of the pleasant things, I will highlight the built-in ability to record from the line and assign additional actions to the on-screen buttons. We have two good materials about this shell on our site, in one we talk about the innovations of the "nine", in the second - we completely disassemble the shell. I recommend that you read them if you want to learn more about MIUI.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro smartphone review

Redmi Note 6 Pro is designed for buyers who want to buy a good smartphone with a capacious battery and a high-quality display, but are not ready to spend more than 20 thousand rubles on it. Of course, in such a scheme, various nuances and little things appear, on which they saved money (lack of NFC, microUSB port). The company partially “smoothes” them with the similarity of the Note 6 Pro appearance with the same iPhone X. “It looks similar, but it costs four times cheaper,” an inexperienced buyer will think and take Xiaomi. And it's not a fact that it will turn out to be wrong.

The key advantages of the Redmi Note line are a large high-quality display, a capacious battery, good speed and a great price. The combination of these advantages has not changed over the years, except that in recent generations they began to add an AI camera to them.

Design, dimensions, controls

Let's call a spade a spade. The design of Redmi Note 6 Pro largely repeats the appearance of the iPhone X. This also applies to the back cover with a double vertical camera and the cutout in the display. I do not like this approach ideologically https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/sylphy/2014, but in everyday use you do not pay attention to it. Moreover, in terms of practicality, there are no problems. The back cover is made of aluminum, it is resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

Let's call a spade a spade. The design of Redmi Note 6 Pro largely repeats the appearance of the iPhone X. This also applies to the back cover with a double vertical camera and the cutout in the display. I ideologically https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/sylphy/2014 https://cars45.co.ke/listing/nissan/sylphy/2014 do not like this approach, but in everyday use you do not pay attention to it. Moreover, in terms of practicality, there are no problems. The back cover is made of aluminum, it is resistant to scratches and fingerprints.

There will be three versions of the smartphone on sale: pink, blue and black. The last one was just on our test.

On the right side there is a volume rocker and a power button, on the left side there is a tray for two nanoSIMs and a microSD card. The slot is hybrid.

Bottom you can see the microUSB port, the mesh of the external speaker and the microphone (stylized as a speaker). Above is a second microphone, a minijack for headphones and an infrared port.

Hidden in the cutout of the display are two front-facing cameras, light and proximity sensors, a light indicator, and a speaker. And at the back are a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner. The latter is very fast, there were no problems with it.

The model measures 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.3 mm, weighs 182 grams, and feels comfortable in the hand. The smartphone is weighty, but not heavy.

Compared to Apple iPhone 7 Plus

In terms of assembly, I did not notice any problems during use.

Screen

Characteristics Value Screen diagonal 6.26 inches Display resolution 2280x1080 pixels PPI value 403 Matrix type IPS Protective coating Corning Gorilla Glass Oleophobic coating Yes Automatic brightness control Yes Multi-touch support Present, up to ten simultaneous touches

The main display change compared to Redmi Note 5 is a slight increase in resolution and a notch in the screen. I also note that in the latest models, Xiaomi uses on-screen buttons and full-screen mode.

The latter allows you to hide them in some applications. All the settings for these little things are in the "Borderless screen" section - there you can adjust the position of the on-screen buttons, enable full-screen mode for individual applications and activate gesture control. How do they work? The on-screen buttons are hidden, and to return to the previous menu, you need to swipe from left to right from the edge of the screen; swipe.

The display itself, in my opinion, has not changed much, it still has a good brightness range, natural color reproduction, a lot of settings, to which the ability to hide the notch has been added (it is located in the same "Borderless screen"). Below are screenshots of the settings.

An unpleasant minus of the cutout in the display is the lack of a battery charge indicator. In one of the previous reviews, our readers noted that this problem will be solved in MIUI 10.

Battery

Specifications Value Battery capacity 4000 mAh Battery type Non-removable, Li-Ion Battery life in HD video mode at maximum brightness (Airplane mode on) 15 hours Discharge in sleep mode (12 hours, display off, Wi-Fi on) 3 %

The strength of the Redmi Note line has always been battery life. A capacious battery, together with MIUI optimization, allows you to squeeze 4-5 hours of the display on from your smartphone. This includes mobile Internet, automatic synchronization, web surfing, mail, instant messengers and social networks. But there is still no fast charging in the smartphone, and this is a minus.

Memory, chipset, performance

Specifications Value Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Processor Octa-core, 1.8 GHz Video accelerator Adreno 509 RAM 3 or 4 GB LPDDR4X Internal storage capacity 32 or 64 GB eMMC 5.1 Memory card slot Yes, hybrid

In terms of performance, no changes have appeared in comparison with Redmi Note 5, however, they are not particularly needed here. The device runs on a fairly productive Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, which is enough for the eyes for most use cases. The smartphone heats up only in powerful toys and during the benchmark run.

Communications

Interfaces Availability Wi-Fi Yes, b/g/n/ac, dual-band Bluetooth Yes, 5.0, A2DP, LE GPS Cold start takes about 3 seconds Mobile data 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 3G: 850 /900/1700/1900/2100 4G: b3/b7/b20/b38 Dual SIM, single radio USB On-The-Go Yes NFC No Infrared Yes

In Xiaomi, traditionally we are pleased with the presence of an infrared port, with its help you can control your TV and other equipment directly through the Mi Remote application. The program has a huge base of various equipment. But the smartphone does not have NFC, and this is a minus.

Camera

Specifications Meaning Main camera 12 megapixels (f/1.9) + 5 megapixels (f/2.2) Front camera 20 megapixels (f/2.0) + 2 megapixels (f/2.2)

In general, I liked the way the Redmi Note 6 Pro's main camera shoots. If we talk about low light conditions or night shooting, then the device copes well. Unless, of course, you zoom in 10 times and look at individual pixels. Also, the dual camera allows you to take portraits with background blur - it turns out, in my opinion, well. By the way, background blur is also available for the front camera. The video is shot in maximum FHD resolution, there is no optical stabilization.

The camera interface is standard for MIUI, the main modes are available via horizontal swipes, and the settings are called up using the button in the upper left corner.

Multimedia Features

For quite a long time, any multimedia files are not a problem for the MIUI shell, you can watch almost any video without problems, including those with multiple audio tracks and subtitles. The same applies to listening to music: in addition to the traditional MP3, WAV and AAC, the built-in audio player does an excellent job with FLAC and APE.

The main speaker of the smartphone is one, but it sounds quite loud, although it should not be considered as a replacement for a portable speaker. It's nice that in this Xiaomi model they did not abandon the minijack, although there are no headphones in the kit. The sound of a smartphone in headphones, for my taste, is quite ordinary, it is easy to compare it with many other models in this price segment, it has neither pluses nor minuses.

Program features

My test smartphone ran Android 8.1 and MIUI 9.4. At the moment, MIUI is one of the most functional and sophisticated shells. The user can easily customize any little thing, from the position of the buttons in the status bar to the player's response to pressing a wired (or wireless) headset. Of the pleasant things, I will highlight the built-in ability to record from the line and assign additional actions to the on-screen buttons. We have two good materials about this shell on our site, in one we talk about the innovations of the "nine", in the second - we completely disassemble the shell. I recommend that you read them if you want to learn more about MIUI.