Realme has recently released its latest mid-range device, the Realme 6, and 6 Pro. It features a 6.6-inch Full HD+ display capable of running at 90Hz, the new Snapdragon 720G chipset, and a 64MP main rear camera. Being feature-rich, we compared it with Samsung’s mid-range offering to see which device offers more value for money.
|Realme 6 Pro||Samsung Galaxy A71|
|6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080)
IPS Fullscreen display
90Hz refresh rate
|6.7-inch Full HD+ (2400 x 1080)
|Corning Gorilla Glass 5||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G 2.3GHz octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G 2.2GHz octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 618 GPU||Adreno 618 GPU|
|6GB, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM||8GB RAM LPDDR4X|
|64GB, 128GB UFS 2.1||128GB UFS 2.1|
|Dedicated microSD slot||Up to 512GB via microSD (dedicated slot)|
64MP Main F1.8
8MP Ultra-Wide F 2.3
12MP Telephoto F2.5
2MP Macro F2.4
64MP Main F1.8
12MP Ultra-Wide F2.2
5MP Depth F2.2
5MP Macro F2.4
|Dual front cameras:
16MP Main F2.0
8MP Ultra-Wide F2.2
|32MP Front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 ac||WiFi 802.11 ac (Dual-band)|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, NavIC||GPS, Glonass Beidou, Galileo|
|Hi-Res Audio w/ Dolby Atmos|
|Side-mounted fingerprint scanner||In-display fingerprint scanner|
|Face Recognition||Face Recognition|
|USB Type-C||USB2.0 Type-C|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|realme UI (Android 10)||One UI 2.0 (Android 10)|
|4,300mAh battery w/ 30W Flash Charge||4,500mAh battery w/ 25W Super-Fast Charging|
|163.8 x 75.8 x 8.9mm||163.6 x 76.0 x 7.7 mm|
|Lightning Blue, Lightning Orange||Prism Crush Black, Silver, Blue|
Advantages of each smartphone:
Realme 6 Pro
- 90Hz refresh rate display
- Better Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Marginally better chipset
- More RAM and storage variants
- Inclusion of a Telephoto camera
- Inclusion of an ultra-wide front camera
- Dolby Atmos High-res audio compliant
- Slightly faster charging support
Samsung Galaxy A71
- Larger, Super AMOLED display
- Higher-resolution ultra-wide and macro cameras
- Inclusion of a depth camera
- Higher resolution front camera
- Higher battery capacity
Starting with the display, the Realme 6 Pro is equipped with a 6.6-inch Full HD+ IPS display capable of running at 90Hz, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Samsung Galaxy A71, on the other hand, comes with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display, protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. While both devices have almost the same screen size and resolution, the difference lies in the panels used. People who want a smoother display may opt the Realme 6 Pro thanks to its 90Hz refresh rate, while people who prefer AMOLED displays will gravitate towards the Galaxy A71.
Moving over to performance, the Realme 6 Pro comes with the newer Snapdragon 720G paired with 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB or 128GB of UFS 2.1. The Samsung Galaxy A71, on the other hand, comes with the still powerful Snapdragon 730G, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1. Both devices are expandable with a microSD card, with the Galaxy A71 compatible with up to 512GB. We’re giving the Realme 6 the slight win here, thanks to its updated chipset, although there aren’t any real benchmark figures to show how big the gap between the Snapdragon 720G and 730G is.
In the camera department, both devices appear to be using the same 64MP Samsung GW1 sensor for the main rear camera. As for the rest of the quad-rear cameras, the Realme 6 Pro comes with an 8MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto, and 2MP macro shooter. The Galaxy A71 comes with a better ultra-wide and macro cameras with 12MP and 5MP, respectively, along with a 5MP depth sensor. As for the front cameras, both devices employ a punch-hole design, with the Realme 6 Pro using a pill-shaped punch-hole design to house the 16MP main and 8MP ultra-wide cameras, while the Galaxy A71 uses Samsung’s Infinity O design to house the 32MP front shooter. While the Realme 6 Pro offers more variety thanks to its rear telephoto camera and front ultra-wide lens, the Galaxy A71 overall has higher resolution cameras which could produce better photos.
Connectivity options, namely dual-SIM capabilities, 4G LTE, WiFi 5, and Bluetooth 5 are the same for both devices. In terms of biometrics, both devices have face unlock, although they use different fingerprint scanners. The Realme 6 Pro employs a side-mounted scanner, while the Galaxy A71 comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Both devices are also running on Android 10, with the Realme 6 Pro having the Realme UI skin on top, while the Galaxy A71 comes with One UI 2.0. Powering the Realme 6 Pro is 4,300mAh battery with 30W fast charging support, while the Galaxy A71 comes with a larger 4,500mAh battery with a slower 25W fast charging support.
Here are the prices of each smartphone:
Realme 6 Pro
- 6GB + 64GB – INR 16,999 (or around PHP 11,750)
- 6GB + 128GB – INR 17,999 (or around PHP 12,500)
- 8GB + 128GB – INR 18,990 (or around PHP 13,150)
Samsung Galaxy A71
- 8GB + 128GB – PHP 22,990
Realme has released another great device that offers a ton of value for the money. For around PHP 13k, you get a fast refresh rate display, the latest mid-range chipset from Qualcomm, LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.1 storage, great cameras, and 30W fast charging support. If you’re on a budget, then the Realme 6 Pro might be the best bang for the buck smartphone available today.
That being said, the Samsung Galaxy A71 is still a strong device. It features an AMOLED display that offers better color reproduction and deeper blacks, as well as better cameras overall. Whether or not that’s worth the PHP 9k price difference is up to the customer.
Another thing to mention is availability. While the Realme 6 Pro may be the phone that offers the most value, it’s currently not available locally. If you absolutely need to get a capable mid-range phone today, then the Galaxy A71 is a great choice. That being said, if you could wait a while for Realme Philippines to launch their latest mid-range device, then the Realme 6 Pro is definitely worth waiting for.