Updated – January 2019 – Here is the List of latest affordable 6 GB RAM smartphones you can buy in India. Most of these mobiles are powered by the fastest Qualcomm Snapdragon processors or the MediaTek Chipsets.
But these mobiles are bundled with enough RAM to do multitasking or gaming. There are phones which are launched recently with 8 GB RAM. (Best 8GB RAM Smartphones – Born for Gaming and Multitasking)
The 6 GB Ram is becoming common now, and most high-end devices offer it. Though, a lot of Laptops and PC’s don’t have 6 GB of Ram out there.
The trend for the 6 GB Ram phones was started by the Chinese company Vivo when they launched the Vivo XPlay5 in March 2016. It is the first smartphone in the world to offer 6 GB Ram.
After the launch of Vivo XPlay 5; in a month’s time, there were 6-7 similar configuration devices that came to market.
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So Here are the Top Low-Cost Phones With 6 GB RAM in India/Globally:
1. Asus Zenfone 5Z
Asus announced Zenfone 5Z mobile in India recently. Its sale will take place on Flipkart on 9th July. Moreover, there is a fingerprint sensor at the back.
The smartphone has a shiny aluminum body and a display notch.
The Asus Zenfone 5Z is priced at Rs. 29,999, Rs. 32,999, and Rs. 36,999 for 6 GB RAM/ 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM/ 128 GB storage, and 8 GB RAM/ 256 GB storage variants respectively.
The phone features a 6.2-inch FHD+ (1080 x 2246 pixels) IPS LCD display with a modern 18:9 aspect ratio and a notch. Also, the screen uses a Corning Gorilla Glass for protection.
The mobile is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor along with an Adreno 630 GPU. The device runs on Android Oreo 8.0 OS with ASUS ZenUI 5.0 on top of it.
For imaging, the Asus Zenfone 5Z has a dual 12 MP + 8 MP rear camera with gyro EIS and dual-LED dual-tone flash. Additionally, it has an 8 MP front-facing selfie camera.
Further, the mobile packs a 3300 mAh non-removable battery and support fast charging through an 18W power adapter.
2. Oppo Realme 1:
Oppo has launched the first smartphone from its sub-brand Realme, called as Realme 1. The phone is targeted at the mid-range segment who want great specs for a low price. It is one of the cheapest mobiles with 6GB Ram that costs just Rs. 13,999.
For starters, the Oppo Realme 1 comes equipped with a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2160) IPS LCD screen, with a pixel density of 402 PPI.
Powering the phone is a powerful and snappy MediaTek MT6771 (Helio P60) chipset coupled with Mali G-72 MP3 GPU.
Fueling the phone is the 3410 mAh Li-Ion battery, which is nonremovable. Further, the phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system along with the company’s own ColorOS 5.0 skin on top of it.
Weighing at 155 grams, it has 7.8 mm thickness, which makes it a sleek and easy to hold in hand.
It has a fiberglass body and comes in 3 storages options namely 128 GB, 64 GB, and 32 GB which are further expandable up to 128 GB using the microSD card (has a dedicated slot).
Talking about its camera capabilities, it offers a 13-megapixel rear camera that comes with PDAF and LED flash. Also, it record videos at Full HD resolution at 30fps. For selfies, it comes with a secondary camera with an 8MP (f/2.2) aperture lens.
Interestingly, it comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack in the days when most devices are ditching it.
Realme 1 is available to purchase from Amazon India at a price of Rs. 13,900 for the 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage model, and Rs. 8,990 for the 3 GB RAM+ 32 GB storage variant.
It is available in 3 colors: Diamond Black, Solar Red, and Moonlight Silver.
3. Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro is the bigger sibling of the Redmi Note 5 and was launched in February 2018 in India by the company. Notably, the Redmi Note 5 Pro is the highest selling phone in the 14k to 20k price segment and offers great value for money. It comes with an iconic iPhone X like the design and even resembles the latest cutting-edge flagship Mi 8.
Redmi Note 5 Pro features a 5.99-inch display having an FHD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) resolution.
Further, It comes with a 1.8 GHz Octa-Core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 636) processor powering it alongside 4 GB or 6GB of RAM depending upon the variant. The phone has 64 GB of internal memory, expandable upto 128 GB via a microSD card.
The performance is smooth, and you will enjoy it to play the latest Games like Asphalt 8 or Asphalt 9 without any lag.
Redmi Note 5 Pro runs on Android 7.1 Nougat and gets power from a huge 4000 mAh non-removable battery. Weighing at 181 grams, it measures 8.05 mm in thickness.
Also, it features a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash. At the front, there is a 20 MP front selfie camera that offers great selfie experience to photo enthusiasts.
Pricing of Redmi Note 5 Pro starts at Rs. 14,999 for the 4 GB + 64 GB variant and Rs.16,999 for 6 GB + 64 GB model, while it will come in Black, Champagne Gold, Rose Gold, Lake Blue colors.
4. Motorola Moto X4
Motorola Moto X4 is also a mid-range phone that comes with a more premium glass back design than most of the rival devices. The phone offers a 5.2 Inch Full HD Display with a Corning Gorilla Glass protection and 2.5D curved glass.
Powering the devices is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 Octa-Core processor with 2.2 GHz clock speed and the Adreno 508 GPU which is ideal for playing games and watching media.
Further, the phone has 64 GB internal storage and offers 6 GB Ram to ensure that you can store all your videos and photos with ease and do flawless multi-tasking.
The X4 comes with Dual Rear camera setup with (12MP+8 MP) camera setup, and there is a 16 MP selfie shooter to click some incredibly detailed selfies.
Fueling the phone is a 3000 mAH capacity battery, and it weighs 163 grams and has a thickness of 7.99 mm. Another notable feature is the presence of IP 68 rating that makes it dust and waterproof.
You can buy the Moto X4 (6 GB ram, 64 GB Storage) for Rs. 24,999 from Flipkart.
5. Coolpad CoolPlay 6
The Coolpad Coolplay 6 was launched in China in June 2017 priced at CNY 1499, and it is launched in India on 20th August 2017. The Coolplay 6 is priced at Rs. 14,999 in India and will go on sale on Amazon India on 4th September 2017.
The Coolplay 6 comes with 6 GB of Ram and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 Octa-Core Processor clocked at 1.95 GHz. The phone comes with Adreno 510 GPU and is a powerhouse for playing games and multi-media.
The Phone comes with Dual 13 Megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture and also can record 4K videos. The mobile comes with 64 GB of internal storage which is non-expandable. The phone has a thickness of 8.5 mm and weighs 175 grams.
The Cool Play 6 runs on the Android Nougat 7.1 along with the Journey UI. The mobile also comes with a fingerprint scanner on the rear side of the phone. It weighs 175 grams and measures 8.5 mm in thickness.
The Coolpad Coolplay 6 comes with 4000 mAH Battery capacity which is sufficient to last all day with ease.
6. POCO F1 (Fast Affordable 6GB Ram Mobile)
Xiaomi launched a new sub-brand called POCO recently to take on OnePlus 6 and other premium mobile sellers. The first phone in the series is a performance monster which comes at an affordable price of Rs. 21,000 or $350.
The phone is large enough with a display size of a 6.18 inch and has an FHD+ IPS LCD panel with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. Additionally, it runs on the latest Android Oreo 8.1 along with the MIUI 9.5 out of the box.
The phone runs on the fastest Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 845 (2.8 GHz Clock Speed) and comes with the Adreno 630 GPU. Add to it 6 GB of DDR4 Ram and a liquid cooling and we have the fastest phone available for a dirt cheap price.
Apart from having great performance the POCO F1 also comes with a large 4000 mAH capacity battery that is sufficient to last all day. Also, it comes with Dual rear cameras at the back with 12 MP + 5 MP sensor with f/1.9 aperture and also has an incredible 20 MP Front selfie camera.
Overall the POCO F1 is a killer phone to play the latest games such as PUBG, Fortnite, Asphalt 9 etc.
Honorary Mention – Worlds First Phone to Have 6 GB RAM.
7. Vivo Xplay 5 Elite ( First Ever 6GB RAM Mobile)
Vivo was the first Android phone manufacturer to launch a mobile with 6 GB RAM named ‘Xplay 5 Elite’. It features metal uni-body and has a sleek build. It comes with a curved edge display like the Samsung S7 Edge.
Xplay 5 Elite was launched in March 2016 in China. The mobile sports 5.43-inch display with 2560 x 1440p resolution. It comes with 16 MP Rear Camera with dual tone LED Flash and 8 MP front camera for taking selfies.
Xplay 5 Elite runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS along with custom UI Funtouch OS 2.6. Vivo Xplay 5 Elite comes with massive 128 GB internal storage. It is powered by 2.15 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.
The smartphone offers good battery life from the 3600 mAh non-removable battery.
Xplay 5 Elite is a Dual Sim phone and supports 4G/VOLTE connectivity. It has 7.59 mm thickness and weighs 168 grams.
Read More About the – Vivo XPlay 5 Elite
Also, You can Read about 5 More Phones Which Come with 6 GB of RAM but are a little expensive.
Why Buy a 6 GB RAM Smartphone, Is it an Overkill?
If you want to buy a new phone for 2-3 years, a 6 GB ram or an 8 GB RAM mobile is a good idea. But only the higher amount of ram on your phone won’t make it future proof. As the mobile technology is progressing faster you may find other components such as a display, battery life, and camera outdated in the next 2 years.
So Why Buy a 6GB RAM smartphone? They just work great and you get the bragging rights too!
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