Detailed Review: Xiaomi Mi 6 Launched with SD 835, 6 GB RAM
By Arvind Kumar - 4/19/2017 11:57:00 PM
After a long wait we have Xiaomi Mi 6 in smart-world. In an event held in Beijing Xiaomi has launched its latest flagship smartphone Mi6 in China. Sale of the phone will start from 10 AM CST on 28th April. As usual this phone is China specific from Xiaomi and all the global users are waiting to get it in there countries. Xiaomi fans in India are asking for launch dates but there is no official information for this phone.
If we talk about the performance than it comes out to be killer for all big brands. Mi6 is powered by snapdragon 835 octa-core processor supported by Adreno 540 GPU. Out of these 8 cores, 4 cores are clocked at 2.45 GHz, while remaining 4 cores are clocked at 1.9 GHz. This latest chip-set from QUALCOMM is supported by 6 GB RAM. Mi 6 has 2 variants on the basis of storage i.e 64 GB and 128 GB internal storage.
Mi6 beats Samsung S8 and S8+ in benchmark scores. This smartphone from Xiaomi is able to perform any task easily. You can play high end games smoothly, without feeling any lagging issue. Multi-tasking on this phone is also very smooth. Game loading was found faster and smooth on Mi 6. Phone is running on MIUI 8 along with Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Deep integration of MIUI dominates over Nougat in this phone.
Concept of camera is completely similar to iPhone 7 Plus. Primary back camera sensor is 12 MP f/1.8 aperture with 4-axis OIS (optical image stabilization). This time aperture allows more light to enter for enhanced pictures and OIS helps in clicking shake free images. Most of the companies are using secondary camera as depth sensor or to capture black and white images, but concept of Mi6 is same as iPhone 7 Plus.
Here secondary back camera sensor is 12 MP telephoto lens with f/1.8 aperture, which allows to get 2x zoom, hence you can go up to 8x zoom in total. Pictures clicked in daylight with rear camera looks natural and contains lot of details. For low light performance, it comes with dual LED flash which is dual tone flash. Low light performance of the camera is also improved compare to the previous phone i.e. Mi 5, but competitor phones (e.g. Samsung S8 & S8 Edge) are having better low light performance comparatively. Mi 6 features 8 MP front facing camera This time phone is capable of clicking much better selfies for you.
Display can be considered as a weak point for this phone. It features 5.15 inch full HD IPS LCD display with 1080x1920 pixels resolution. Screen to body ration of this phone is 71.1%, which can not be appreciated as we were expecting a display with less bezels. Xiaomi has not commented on protection of this phone, so obviously there is no protection on this display. Phone look pretty as it has 3D glass at front as well as back panel. It also features fingerprint scanner mounted on front at the place of home button.
Battery and Other Features:
Phone is backed by 3350 mAh non-removable battery. As SD 835 is more power efficient and display size is 5.15 inch only, hence battery is good enough to give a better backup. It also supports QUALCOMM Quick charge 3.0 for fast charging, which is also a very good point. It was expected to feature Quick charge 4.0, but users need to settle with v3.0 only.
This time Mi dropped 3.5 mm audio jack, hence you need to use earpiece with USB type-c. This smartphone also features accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer. If we talk about colour options than Mi 6 will become available in Ceramic Black, Black, Blue & White colours. Mi 6 is dual SIM smartphone and support 4G LTE with VoLTE. Other connectivity options of Mi 6 are Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, WIFI, NFC and USB type-C.
- 6 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage Variant: CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 23,500)
- 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage Variant: CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 27,000)
- 6GB RAM and 128 GB storage Variant: CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 28,000). This variant features four-side curved ceramic body and 18K gold-plated camera rims at the back.
Considering price point phone have awesome features. Camera of the phone is much better and it can click awesome pictures. Processor is also the best part of the phone. We can consider that phone will exist in market for a long duration. If we talk about weak points than phone has large bezels, it does not comes with its personal assistance as compare to Galaxy S8.