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Why did I choose Redmi 6A as the first smartphone for my mother?

Why did I choose Redmi 6A as the first smartphone for my mother?

By  Town Kassis 2019-07-15 1197 0

My mother has been using an old-fashioned dumbphone until she got a new phone.I know, you're all surprised, but the truth is, the young replace mobile phones more often than they replace light bulbs, and the elder are reluctant to replace mobile phones which have been used for many years.

However, after all, the Internet is developing very fast, I hope that my mother can use the smartphone to chat with me by video, take pictures on weekdays or watch videos to relax herself. A few days ago, I just took advantage of my mother's birthday. I bought this Redmi 6A from Gearbest and sent her it as a birthday gift, and she was very happy!


Why did I choose Redmi 6A? Because this was to be my mother's first smartphone, I targeted as an entry-level phone, offering general functions and great user experience. I could choose a phone with satisfying configuration, smooth operation, good photographic effect, at the same time, at a reasonable price.

After comparing several brands, I finally decided to buy it!


I open the package, hold Xiaomi 6A in my hand. The size feels like the same as 5-inch mobile phone in the era of non-full screen. Though it feels comfortable, the smartphone body is not thin. There is no problem for girls to operate it with a single hand. Only about $90 - $120, no aviation-grade material will be used.

Redmi 6A  

There is a thick border of 2-3mm next to the screen, which is not satisfying for young people who pursue aesthetic. However, in fact, older people rarely care about it. But after looking at it for a long time, Xiaomi 6A is very good-looking, even with 80.5% screen-to-body ratio.

The resolution is 1440 x 720, but there is not obvious dot matrix on the screen of this entry-level smartphone. The price, $120 is reasonable, even the phone doesn’t have an IPS screen.

Hands-on Experience

After the boot, the operation of Redmi 6A was fluent, I firstly configured some common system settings for my mother, and install a number of must-have Apps for reading news, watching videos, and listening to music.

Redmi 6A  

Here came another question: can Redmi 6A run these applications well?

I had a deep experience of half an hour and found that Redmi 6A was pretty good to use. Apps such as Facebook and YouTube can be opened instantly, so Redmi 6A is great!

However, it is not the case with games, but my mother does not play games. So, it is not a big deal.

Xiaomi Department of the small love system can not be ignored, but also Redmi 6A internal beauty, all kinds of problems down, small love performance is still passed, basic call, wake-up, voice operation, can be carried out very fluently.

There is only a rear camera of Redmi 6A, with total pixels of 13MP. In sufficient light, the photo quality is good, as the camera reproduces vivid colors accurately. However, you shouldn’t be too demanding about details and sharpness.

Redmi 6A  

Without sufficient light, Redmi 6A generates more noise, barely OK.

I do not expect much from the 5MP front camera to have any highlight, as long as it can be used to take some photos. Thanks to the algorithmic beautification, the image looks impressive, better than I expected. Although my mother rarely takes selfies, I hope that she will be fond of this function favored by girls around the world and leave more beautiful memories to me.

By the way, I want to mention the "black technology", face unlock of Redmi 6A, for a quasi-entry-level mobile phone, it is really incredible! in fact, The function is realized by the recognition function of the front camera, instead of structured-light 3D scanning. But at least, having the face unlock function is good, and one can use the photo to unlock the phone. It takes little time to unlock, far better than what I expected.

Redmi 6A ​ 


In general, sold at $90 - $120, Redmi 6A has a strong competitive advantage, because such affordable smartphones are few and far between. In comparison, Redmi 6A is laden with amazing configuration. If your budget is indeed too limited, or you don’t have too high demands of smartphones, Redmi 6A is definitely a top choice in this price range.

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