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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review

Update - 2020.04.29

Out in Beijing, we received a look at the latest version of Xiaomi’s flagship line. After seven years, the company has come a long way, and with their latest device, Xiaomi hopes to bring one for the Best features into one complete package. Whereas lots of the features might seem pretty familiar, they have not come together quite similar this. We take a look here at the Xiaomi Mi 6.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Specification

Display Size: 5.15 inches

OS: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Internal Storage: 64/128 GB


Rear Camera: Dual 12 MP

Front Camera: 8MP

Battery Life: Non-removable Li-Po 3350 mAh battery

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Release dateApril 2017
Form factorTouchscreen
Dimensions145.17 x 70.49 x 7.45 (mm)
Weight182.00 (g)
Battery capacity3350 mAh
Removable batteryNo
ColoursBlack, Blue,White, Silver
SAR valueNA
Screen size5.15 inches
Resolution1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch428 PPI
Processor2.45GHz octa-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 835
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageNo
Rear camera12MP
Front camera8MP
Operating SystemAndroid
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
Number of SIMs2
SIM TypeMicro-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
SIM TypeNano-SIM
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)No
Proximity sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
Temperature sensorNo

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Design

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The Design of Xiaomi superb with facelifting its size. The design is also believed to growing step up and also developing the Quality. All of the design of Xiaomi mi6 just like the physique Design, external design, Screen, phone quality, Navigation and more others. You may understand that the Xiaomi Mi6 Designed with the iPhones. The display and Screen fully match with the iPhone. The Smartphone was not launched on the December 2016. With the long distance and long period, it will be developed more on its bodily, internal and external design.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Display

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The Xiaomi Mi 6 has a 5.15-inch display with a Full HD resolution and 428ppi pixel density. However saying this means we don’t say anything about this screen. The technology the screen comes with is conditionally known as ‘Night Eye.’ However to explore why it has got such a title we’ve to dig deeper.

The Xiaomi Mi 6’s screen uses a special optimization for night time viewing. Thanks to that technology the phone reduce the blue radiation, and it views true colors – NTSC high color saturation reached as much as 94.4%. The highest brightness is 600 nits, whereas the lowest brightness is as low as 1 nit. Plus, the minimum brightness is decreased by 78% as well as there are 4096 smart backlight adjustment levels.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Software

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It comes with an Android Nought 7.1 (OS) software with Snapdragon 835 version. With little to say about the software, all of these modifications are the crux of the Xiaomi Mi 6 experience. MIUI is constantly being updated with the recommendations of Xiaomi’s forum goers, so there are sure to be some important software modifications eventually.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Hardware and Performance

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The Snapdragon 835 chip works an octa-core design. It has a new semi-custom design Kryo 280 CPU core that uses ARM’s modern Cortex licensing agreement. Four cores work at a frequency of 2.45GHz, whereas the next bunch is clocked at 1.9GHz. It uses Samsung’s 10nm technology process.

It comes with an Adreno 540 GPU, which gives nice efficiency increased by 25% in comparison to the previous-gen graphics. It helps 4K screen, UFS 2.1, dual camera, LPDDR4X quad-channel memory, and integrated Cat.16 baseband. The Mi 6 comes with a minimum of one selling point of Snapdragon 835 that’s capable of providing nice performance.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Camera

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We have already arranged to get acquainted with the camera features of the Xiaomi Mi 6. We mentioned it’s too close to the capturing efficiency offered by the iPhone 7 Plus and maybe it’s better than it. This phone sports a dual-camera that includes Sony IMX386 + Samsung S5K3M3 sensors. The 12MP wide-angle lens + 12MP telephoto lens camera helps 2x optical zoom as well as 4-axis OIS that uses the internal gyroscope and acceleration sensor, high-speed detection of jitter’s eight directions, micro-motor to adjust the attitude in the real-time drive, and compensation jitter.

Lastly, the re’s an 8MP camera on front sporting Sony’s IMX268 sensor and supporting Smart Beauty 3.0 app. The latter has as much as 36 features able to identify folks’ age and gender-adjusting a sure pores and skin impact.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Battery Life

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It’s filled with a 3350mAh battery, which is 11% bigger than the Xiaomi Mi 5’s battery (3000mAh). It’s bigger even than its opponents. However what’s more excellent the Xiaomi Mi 6’s battery comes with a listing of additional features such as ‘pneumatic control chain,’ background process freeze’ and ‘power saving mode to make a sure longer life. The charger applies a high-pass QC 3.0 standard as well as helps quick charge technology (9V / 2A, 12V / 1.5A). Thanks to 18W quick charge functionality it is going to charge in 90 minutes fully.

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Xiaomi Mi 6 Review – Connectivity Options

The phone helps 4G LTE, undoubtedly. However, there are different connectivity options caught our eyes as well. Say, it has a Bluetooth 5.0 as well as NFC support. It uses a new-gen NXP PN80T chip among a new architecture design. Compared to the earlier generation of communication the capacity has been increased by 50%, whereas the transaction pace has been improved by 30%. Thus we’re dealing with a ‘multi-functional NFC.’ The re’s also a 2×2 MU-MIMO 802.11ac Wi-Fi support.

The fingerprint identification positioned under the home button fully supports Alipay and WeChat.

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This is the extremely powerful Mi smartphone. It comes with the first phone from this line that’s waterproof coming with an IP68 certificate. However, this isn’t the key function of the Xiaomi Mi 6. Theselling points of this device are going to be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip. Thus if you wish to purchase the quickest smartphone in the globe, you should get your palms on this model. On the one hand, with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 6, we give a farewell to an entire era of budget-friendly flagships. But on the different hand, there are lots of innovations making this phone priced more than its predecessors. I am thinking about the new technology of the screen, bigger memory sets, ceramic and glass housing, dual-camera and so on.

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