Limited Edition realme 6i Blue Soda Review

Realme 6i Blue Soda review Philippines

Last May 13, 2020 , realme Philippines introduced the realme 6 series with the realme 6i with the White Milk and Green Tea variant.  Little did I know, realme has another pretty little thing hiding in their closet, the realme 6i Blue Soda variant, and I am one of the first to try it out !  Here’s my review :

 

The facade

Admit it, one of the first things you consider when buying a new gadget is the looks.  If it’s pretty enough of suits your aesthetics, it will tick-off your to-have list. I have been playing with the realme 6i Blue Soda for 4 days now and I am very happy and impressed with it .  Of course my bias to the real pretty Soda Blue color it’s just the perfect phone for a “fashion” conscious or kikay me, as they call it.

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Why won’t it be as attractive as it is , it is the First Master Design smartphone in the Philippines (same designer of the Master Edition smartphones of realme in X series)!   A  Classic Design From Naoto Fukasawa

The realme 6i maintains the classic masterpiece design. It has adopted the rare spray coating process, and the phone has been polished hundreds of times. As a result, the back of the phone shows an advanced matte visual effect with a delicate and comfortable finish. – realme

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Camera

This is one of the best selling points of the realme smartphones regardless of model.  But for a mid-range price smartphone brand that packs a superior camera capabilities , the realme 6i Blue Soda take photos really well.

  • A 48MP AI Quad-Camera Setup that delivers superior camera capabilities in its price segment.
  • 16MP AI In-Display Selfie Camera that smartly recognizes faces and customizes beauty effects.

During the lockdown, ECQ, MECQ to GCG one of my favorite thing to do is to take Urabn Landscape shots of Metro Manila !  I took all these shots from the rooftop of my condo building and I am lucky to have a great 360 cityscape view.

I will let my photos do the talking:

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Let me take a selfie !

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You can also watch my first my vlog using the realme 6i Soda Blue for the video quality .

 

Battery Life

In the video blog above, I used the realme 6i mostly , I was on the rooftop for almost 3 hours with it turned on all the time because I alternately do timelapse, take photos or narrate the entire scene with it .  My Blue Soda didn’t remind me that it’s low battery already.

Prior to my unboxing, as soon as I got hold of the unit,  I have not charged the realme 6i and just relied on the power already in it when I got it.  It was totally sealed and brand new and the battery last for 2 days without charging!   To think I have to set-up the new phone, download all the updates and download all the apps I use with the wi-fi on.  I also took photos and videos with it !

 

Aside from all the three things I discussed above, here are the reasons why the realme 6i is the Most Powerful Quad-Camera Smartphone under 10k

  • First in the world and Philippines to sport the MediaTek Helio G80 SoC that guarantees a powerful system performance.
  • A large battery capacity of 5,000mAh with an 18W Quick Charge capability.
  • Built with realme UI based on Android 10 for an enhanced and seamless Android experience.

 

REALME 6i SPECIFICATIONS

COLOR

  • White Milk
  • Green Tea
  • Blue Soda
  • MASTER DESIGN BACKGROUND

 SIZE & WEIGHT

  • 164.4mm*75.4mm*9.0mm
  • 199g

 DISPLAY

  • 16.5cm (6.5”) Mini-Drop Fullscreen
  • Resolution: 1600*720 HD+
  • Protection: 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass

CAMERA

  • 48MP AI Quad Camera
  • Normal + Wide-Angle + Macro + Portrait

Main Camera

  • 48MP – 4 in 1 Pixels
  • 26mm, FOV 79°, f/1.8 Aperture, 6P lens

Macro

  • 2MP
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • 4cm Focus Distance
  • 3P lens

Wide-Angle

  • 8MP
  • f/2.25 Aperture
  • FOV 119°
  • 5P lens

Portrait

  • 2MP
  • f/2.4 Aperture
  • Portrait Mode
  • 3P lens

Front Camera

  • 16M
  • f/2.0 Aperture
  • FOV 80°
  • 5P lens

Video

  • Front Camera:
  • 1080P & 720P/30fps Video Recording

Rear Camera:

  • 1080P/30fps Video Recording

FEATURES

  • MediaTek Helio G80 SoC
  • Octa-core, Up to 2.05GHz
  • 3GB RAM + 64GB storage
  • 4GB RAM + 64GB storage
  • 4GB RAM + 128GB storage
  • Storage expandable up to 256GB

 

CONNECTIVITY

  • SIM Card Type: Dual nano-sim cards,
  • MicroSD Expansion/Triple Slots
  • Wireless
  • Supports 2.4G Wi-Fi
  • Supports Bluetooth 5.0

 

BATTERY

  • 18W Quick Charge
  • 5000mAh
  • Includes 9V/2A charger & cable
  • USB Type-C port

 

SENSORS

  • Magnetic Induction Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyro-meter
  • Acceleration Sensor

SYSTEM

realme UI based on Android 10

IN THE BOX

  • 18W Quick Charger x 1
  • USB Type-C Cable x 1
  • Warranty Card x 1
  • Quick Guide x 1
  • SIM Tray Ejector Pin x 1
  • Screen Protect Film – Pre-Installed
  • Protector Case x 1

 

Do I recommend it?

Since 2020 started I have converted to using realme phones.   If you have been following my social media and have read some of my blogs, and my vlogs since the year started  most of my photos and videos were taken using the realme 5 Pro. I’ve never been impressed with a smartphone that I complete forgot about my DSLR cam.  Now with the realme 6i Blue Soda is just an eye candy it’s the smartphone I want to carry with me even without the protective case on because I don’t want to hide the beauty of it. It looks cute but it’s a fierce smartphone in terms camera features but a real friendly price point. What else not to love!

 

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The realme 6i Blue Soda variant also has two storage configurations: 3GB RAM + 64GB storage for Php7,990 and 4GB RAM + 128GB storage for Php9,990. It will be available in the official realme stores on both Lazada and Shopee starting June 04. People may also avail of this particular variant in all realme stores and kiosks nationwide.

As initial offering for realme 6i Blue Soda variant, customers may avail special sale promos during the highly anticipated 6.6 e-commerce sale events of Lazada and Shopee.

Platform & DateVariantSRPSpecial Price
Lazada

June 4 12MN – 2AM

realme 6i Blue Soda 3+64Php7,990Php7,490
realme 6i Blue Soda 4+128Php9,990Php9,490
Shopee

June 6, 2020

realme 6i Blue Soda 3+64Php7,990Php7,499
realme 6i Blue Soda 4+128Php9,990Php9,499

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