Realme GT 6 Alternatives: What to Buy for the Best Value?

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The Realme GT 6 is the company’s latest flagship killer phone. It comes with the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset, LYT808 main sensor, and a 2x telephoto lens. The 8 GB + 256 GB configuration has a starting price of INR 40,999

This puts the Realme GT 6 in a very competitive price bracket of INR 50,000. Several other phones in a similar price range offer an equivalent, if not better, value than the Realme GT 6. 

So, to help you make the right decision, I’ve compiled a list of alternatives to the Realme GT 6 that you might want to consider. I’ve included all kinds of smartphones here—those that cost a little less than the Realme GT 6, those that cost a little higher, and, of course, those that cost almost the same. 

This way, if you are flexible with your budget, you can get the exact phone that you need. But before I begin, let me tell you one thing: not all phones may excel in every department, so it’s you who should make a choice based on your needs.

Realme GT 6 Recap

Realme GT 6

Before jumping into the alternatives, let me quickly recap the Realme GT 6 (review) for you. The Realme GT 6 has a 6.78-inch LTPO display, Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, 50  MP LYT808 primary sensor, 50  MP JN5 2x telephoto, 5,500 mAh battery, and 120W fast charging support. Detailed specs are as follows—

  • 6.78-inch 8T BOE LTPO AMOLED, 120Hz, 6000 Nits peak brightness, 1000 Nits standard brightness, 1600 Nits HBM,  2160 Hz PWM dimming, Gorilla Glass Victus 2 
  • Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC
  • LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage
  • 10014mm² Super 10,000-Level Cooling VC 
  • 50  MP Sony LYT-808 with OIS + 8  MP Ultra-Wide + 50  MP 2X Telephoto Samsung JN5
  • 32  MP Front Camera, Sony IMX615
  • USB-C 2.0
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • IP65 Dust & Water Resistant
  • 5500 mAh Battery with 120W Fast Charging 
  • Wi-Fi 7, NFC, and IR Blaster

The pricing of the realme GT 6 is as follows—

  • 8 GB + 256 GB: INR 40,999
  • 12 GB + 256 GB: INR 42,999 
  • 16 GB + 512 GB: INR 44,999 

Alternatives to Realme GT 6 

Now that you’ve recalled the realme GT 6’s specs and price, let’s jump into the alternatives.

1. Xiaomi 14 CIVI 

Xiaomi 14 Civi

ALSO READ: Xiaomi 14 CIVI vs. Realme GT 6 Camera Comparison

The first alternative on the list is, of course, the Xiaomi 14 CIVI. Priced similarly to the Realme GT 6, it can be a great alternative if you are looking for a phone that feels just as premium as flagships. 

The Xiaomi 14 CIVI has a 6.55-inch quad-curved display, which makes it more compact than any phone on this list. The camera setup on the rear also competes very well with the Realme GT 6.

The Xiaomi 14 CIVI boasts a 6.55-inch OLED display, Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, 50 MP Light Hunter 800 primary sensor, 50 MP JN1 2x telephoto, 4,700 mAh battery, and 67W wired charging support. Detailed specs are as follows

  • 6.55-inch TCL CSoT C8 OLED, 120Hz, 3000 Nits Peak Brightness, 1.5K resolution, 2160 Hz PWM dimming, 1.67 Billion colors (12-bit), HDR10+, Dolby Vision, Gorilla Glass Victus 2
  • Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC
  • LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage
  • 4184mm² Cooling Chamber
  • 50 MP Light Hunter 800 with OIS + 12 MP Ultra-Wide + 50 MP JN1 2x Telephoto
  • 32 MP + 32 MP Dual Front Camera
  • USB-C 2.0
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • 4700 mAh Battery with 67W Wired Charging
  • Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Wi-Fi 7, NFC, IR Blaster, Metal Frame

The pricing of the Xiaomi 14 CIVI is as follows—

  • 8 GB + 256 GB: INR 43,000
  • 12 GB + 512 GB: INR 48,000

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2. iQOO Neo9 Pro 

 iQOO Neo9 Pro 

The iQOO Neo9 Pro (review) is another good alternative if you are looking for a good gaming phone with a good primary camera. Sure, the Realme GT 6 has a 2x lens for portraits and close-up shots, but the iQOO Neo9 Pro’s main camera is not very different from that of the Realme GT 6.

Also, the iQOO Neo9 Pro can deliver better performance since the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is unarguably better than the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 when it comes to both CPU and GPU performance. 

The NPU performance may be on the slower side, but that doesn’t affect someone looking for a good gaming experience. The iQOO Neo9 Pro will cost less than the Realme GT 6, and it only makes sense to buy this phone if you are a hardcore gamer.

The iQOO Neo9 Pro features a 6.78-inch Visionox LTPO OLED display, Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 50 MP IMX 920 primary sensor, 5,160 mAh battery, and 120W fast charging support. Detailed specs are as follows:

  • 6.78-inch Visionox VM7 LTPO OLED, 1.5K resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 3000 Nits peak brightness, 1400 Nits HBM for full screen, 2160 Hz PWM dimming
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC
  • Adreno 740 GPU
  • LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage
  • 3 major OS updates, 4 years of security patches
  • 50 MP Sony IMX920 with OIS + 8 MP Ultra-Wide
  • 16 MP Samsung Front Camera
  • USB-C 2.0
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • 5160 mAh Battery with 120W Wired Charging, 65W PD Charging
  • Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, IR Blaster
  • IP54 Dust & Water Resistant

The pricing of the iQOO Neo 9 Pro is as follows—

  • 8 GB + 128 GB: INR 36,000
  • 8 GB + 256 GB: INR 38,000
  • 12 GB + 256 GB: INR 40,000

3. iQOO 12

iQOO 12

If you are looking forward to buying the highest-end variant of the Realme GT 6 or even the 12 GB RAM variant, I would say spend a little extra and get the iQOO 12 (review). The iQOO 12 is objectively better than the Realme GT 6 in various aspects. Don’t forget to look out for deals, discounts, and offers in the iQOO 12.

The iQOO 12 features the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, LPDDR5X memory, and a self-developed gaming chip, Q1. It features a robust triple camera setup, a high refresh rate display, and fast charging capabilities. Detailed specs are as follows:

  • 6.78-inch Visionox 8T OLED, 2800 x 1260 resolution, 144 Hz refresh rate, 3000 Nits peak brightness, 2160 Hz PWM dimming
  • Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 SoC
  • LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage
  • 6010mm² Stainless Steel VC Vapor Chamber Cooling
  • 50 MP OV50H 1/1.3” Main Camera + 50 MP 150° S5KJN1 Ultra-Wide + 64 MP OV64B 1/2” Periscope Telephoto 
  • 16 MP S5K3P9 Front Camera
  • USB-C 2.0
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • 5000 mAh Battery with 120W Fast Charging
  • Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, Infrared Remote Control
  • IP64 Dust & Water Resistant

The pricing of the iQOO 12 is as follows—

  • 12 GB + 256 GB: INR 52,999
  • 16 GB + 512 GB: INR 57,999

ALSO SEE: Super AMOLED Display Tablets

4. Motorola Edge 50 Ultra

Motorola Edge 50 Ultra

After applying all the offers and discounts, the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra will cost you around INR 49,999. Without the offers and discounts, the phone costs INR 59,999, which makes it a bad value.
If you can avail yourself of the offers and discounts, it’s wiser to spend a little extra and get the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra instead of the Realme GT 6. Why? Well, the Edge 50 Ultra is a complete flagship, unlike the Realme GT 6, which is an upper mid-range phone (in my books).
The Edge 50 Ultra gives you a better camera system, arguably a better display (brightness Nits isn’t everything), better ingress protection, wireless charging, and, of course, a cleaner software experience. But hey, be aware of the update situation on Motorola phones. If that’s bothering you, I would suggest going for the iQOO 12 only.

  • 6.7-inch pOLED, 144Hz, 2500 Nits peak brightness, 360Hz Touch Sampling Rate, HDR 10+, 1.07 Billion Colors, Gorilla Glass Victus, PANTONE Validated Display
  • Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 SoC
  • LPDDR5X RAM, UFS 4.0 storage
  • 50 MP Main 1/1.3” with OIS + 50 MP Ultra-Wide + 64 MP 3x Telephoto with OIS and AF
  • 50 MP Front Camera with AF
  • USB-C 3.1 Gen 2
  • In-display Fingerprint Sensor
  • IP68 Dust & Water Resistant
  • 4500 mAh Battery with 125W Turbo Fast and 50W Wireless Charging
  • Wi-Fi 7, NFC, Dual Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos, Dolby Head Tracking, Snapdragon Sound

The pricing of the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra is as follows—

  • 12 GB + 512 GB: INR 59,999

Offers: INR 5,000 Discount on Early Bird, INR 5,000 Discount with ICICI Bank card

ALSO SEE: 12GB RAM Mobile Phones Under 20000

5. HONOR 200 / 200 Pro (Upcoming)

HONOR 200

The HONOR 200 Pro has yet to be available in the market. However, if you can hold your horses for a bit longer, it can be a great choice. 

The HONOR 200 can be a great choice if you are not a gamer and don’t need the absolute best performance. The device is expected to be launched for under INR 35,000.

The HONOR 200 Pro will cost you a bit more (somewhere around the price of the iQOO 12 and the Motorola Edge 50 Ultra). Still, it will bring the Snapdragon 8s Gen 3, a really good camera system on the rear, a quad-curved display, and wireless charging. 

  • 6.78-inch Quad-Curved OLED, 2700 x 1224 resolution, 4000 Nits Peak Brightness, 120 Hz Refresh Rate, 3840 Hz PWM
  • Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 (7 Gen 3 on 200)
  • 50 MP OV50H 1/1.3” with OIS (1/1.56” on 200) + 12 MP Ultra-Wide + 50 MP IMX856 Telephoto 2.5x with OIS
  • 50 MP Front Camera 
  • 5200 mAh Battery with 100W Fast Charging (66W Wireless Fast Charging on 200 Pro only)
  • Stereo Speakers
  • IP65 Water and Dust Resistant, NFC, Infrared Remote Control

Summing Up

Now, to sum up, the Realme GT 6 is a good phone, but based on your specific needs, you might want to consider other options as well. The Xiaomi 14 CIVI is a great overall alternative with competitive pricing and solid cameras. 
If you’re into gaming, the iQOO Neo9 Pro offers excellent value with its lower price point and robust performance. You can even consider the POCO F6 (honorable mention), but that has the same chip as the Realme GT 6 and a worse camera system. For those seeking top-tier specs, the iQOO 12 and Motorola Edge 50 Ultra stand out with their flagship features, albeit at a higher cost. 
Lastly, the upcoming HONOR 200 Pro promises to be a compelling choice with its anticipated competitive pricing and promising specs. Each of these alternatives brings something unique to the table, so weigh your preferences carefully to find the perfect match for your smartphone needs.

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Mehtab AnsariMehtab Ansari
Mehtab Ansari is a tech enthusiast who also has a great passion in writing. During his two years of career, he has covered news, features, and evergreen content on multiple platforms. Apart from keeping a close eye on emerging tech developments, he likes spending time at the gym.

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