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Xiaomi Mi 6

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi 6
Xiaomi Mi 6
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
5.15 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 428 PPI, capacitive, multi-touch, LCD, IPS, 1 nit ultra-dark mode and 600 nit brightness, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 51 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, no 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: no storage expansion, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: position sensor, hall sensor, compass, barometer, distance sensor, OTG, Miracast, status LED, step counter
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, 4G bands: FDD LTE: B1, B3, B5, B7, B8; 3G bands: WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz; 2G bands: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.5 x 145.2 x 70.5 ( = 0.3 x 5.72 x 2.78 in)
Battery
3350 mAh, Quickcharge 3.0
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix 4-axis OIS, telephoto lens - wide angle lens
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, modular CHN charger, EU adapter, USB cable, USB-C to 3.5-mm adapter, MiUi 8, 12 Months Warranty, SAR n. b., fanless
Weight
168 g ( = 5.93 oz / 0.37 pounds), Power Supply: 65 g ( = 2.29 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
400 EUR

 

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Average Score: 83.59% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 50 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 90%, features: 74%, display: 86% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 6

88.9% Xiaomi Mi6 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
Insider tip. Anyone looking for a powerful high-end smartphone now, should take a closer look at the Xiaomi Mi6. For about 400 Euros (~$450), Xiaomi's flagship smartphone offers quite a lot, except for LTE-band-20 support. As our test shows, the sixth generation of the Mi series also cannot keep up with the high-end competition in one respect.
82% Xiaomi Mi6 is That Really Perfect Duel-Camera Smartphone Check This Full Review+Unboxing
Source: Igeekphone English
The Xiaomi Mi6 is really an insider tip among high-end smartphones. It offers top-notch performance and a really great camera, which does not look like an S8 but still outshines many of its competitors. That also applies to the front camera. The design is really nice, even if it attracts fingerprints, but it is very stable and high quality built and should be able to withstand a lot.Currently, only the microphone is negative. It's great to talk on the phone and you can barely tell the difference to other devices, but when recording videos, it seems a bit tinny and ups and downs could definitely be better. That's a pity since the Xiaomi Mi5s actually had a good microphone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% workmanship: 82%
80% Xiaomi Mi 6 review: Flagship hardware with a mainstream price tag
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is without a doubt a flagship class phone on a budget, but there’s still significant ground to cover before it can truly be an excellent device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%
The Xiaomi Mi 6 review: A true budget flagship phone
Source: Android Guys English
And that’s a good example of the sacrifice you’ll have to make with the Mi 6. It comes in at a price that no other flagship can beat, but you are going to have to make some big sacrifices. If you don’t mind them, snap one up while you can!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2017
78% Xiaomi Mi6 Review – a DSLR in your pocket
Source: Phone World English
Xiaomi mi6 is the best smartphone according to its features. This is the mini DSLR with perfect camera results and if you know how to use the proffesional camera then this is the best device for you. One thing which Xiaomi mi6 lacks is audio jack and we know all high-end devices are not coming with audio jacks now.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Xiaomi Mi 6 review: Almost a no-brainer
Source: Soycincau English
It’s no secret that I wasn’t a big fan of last year’s Xiaomi Mi 5. I didn’t like how it performed, I didn’t like its camera and for the most part, I was quite annoyed that we got what felt like scraps instead of the proper flagship we hyped it up to be.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2017
75% Xiaomi Mi 6 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
So even though we’d comfortably call it a pretty good device, its drawbacks are still something well worth considering: the lack of a headphone jack, the heavily customized MIUI, and the subpar screen are all potential dealbreakers that shouldn’t be dismissed easily.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Xiaomi Mi 6
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It’s fast, well designed and has a lovely screen – but there are some issues that arise along the way. The lack of a headphone jack is annoying, but I have more long-term concerns about build quality and the lack of certain LTE bands.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Xiaomi Mi 6 Review
Source: Techspot English
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is a flagship phone with some outstanding areas and some weak spots. Considering the low price point, the phone still competes well with the best out there. Naturally, if you have $700+ to spend on something like the Galaxy S8 you’ll be getting a better overall package, but the Mi 6 brings great hardware down to a sub-$450 price point, and for some people that’s all you need.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Xiaomi Mi 6 review:
Source: CNet English
Xiaomi’s Mi 6 could do some real damage if the company sold it more places. Too bad for us.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Xiaomi Mi 6 review: A new beginning
Source: Android Central English
Simply put, the Mi 6 offers incredible value for its price. The phone has a stunning metal-and-glass design, along with build quality rivaling the best that Samsung and LG have to offer. It has powerful internals that outmatch flagships twice its price, and 6GB of RAM along with 128GB storage should be more than enough for most customers. The dual cameras add a new dimension, and the uptick in battery life is a welcome addition.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/20/2017
85% Xiaomi Mi 6 review: Great value for money, but buyer beware
Source: Zdnet.com English
For the price it's hard to argue with the Xiaomi Mi 6. The latest Snapdragon chipset makes it more powerful than you can conceivably need, the camera offering is solid, battery life excellent, design and build quality absolutely tip-top while the smaller-than-average package will appeal to those who think Android flagships are quite literally getting too big for their boots. The usual caveats apply when buying a device that's not fully vendor-optimised for the UK market, but for less than £400 something's got to give.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

78% Die besten Phones um 200-400 Euro
Source: Android Smartphone - 6/18 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 98% display: 82% mobility: 57% workmanship: 100%
90% Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal - Das Xiaomi Mi 6 Im Test
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi Mi6
Source: PC Masters German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2017
97% Xiaomi Mi 6
Source: Android Mag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 97% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
Flaggschiff aus China mit Snapdragon 835
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2017
88% Auf Niveau vom Galaxy S8, wenn da nicht die LTE-Lücke wäre
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% features: 65% display: 91% mobility: 100%
86% Xiaomi Mi 6 İncelemesi
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
Vor diesem Chinesen muss Apple zittern
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2017
76% Xiaomi Mi6
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% Análisis del Xiaomi Mi 6
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
86% Xiaomi Mi6, análisis: sigue costando la mitad pero ahora tiene muchos más atractivos
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 93%
Xiaomi Mi6 tras un mes de uso: la cámara doble con zoom 2X es lo que te hará comprarlo
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good hardware; nice display; fast fingerprint sensor; decent hardware. Negative: No memory card slot.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2017
91% Análise: Xiaomi Mi 6, o topo de gama “low cost”
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Análise Xiaomi Mi 6: um topo de gama que vale muito a pena
Source: Mais Tecnologia Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: High performance; nice design; good screen. Negative: No headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2017
Xiaomi Mi 6 Review | O smartphone que não deves deixar passar
Source: 4G News Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: High performance; powerful hardware; excellent display; high autonomy. Negative: Slippery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/21/2017
90% Recensione Xiaomi Mi6 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
90% Xiaomi Mi 6 Recensione: Uno Smartphone D'Importazione Assolutamente Conveniente
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
83% Recensione Xiaomi Mi6 GLOBAL confronto Mi5
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 75% display: 70% mobility: 87% workmanship: 82%
86% Recensione Video Xiaomi Mi6: un concentrato di potenza
Source: Batista70Phone Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 86%
Smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2017
Rating: performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
XIAOMI MI6 | Scheda Tecnica Approfondita + Video Recensione
Source: Android Style HD Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice performance; decent cameras; high autonomy; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2017
Preview Xiaomi Mi6 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; decent hardware. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/28/2017
Xiaomi Mi6: La Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship; high performance; decent cameras; good price. Negative: No headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2017
70% Xiaomi Mi 6 : test complet, avis, écran, photo et autonomie
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test Xiaomi Mi 6
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Du Xiaomi Mi 6 : Le Smartphone Qu'On Aimerait Voir En France
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
89% Recenzja Xiaomi Mi 6. Czy rzeczywiście #XiaomiLepsze?
Source: Galaktyczny Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 85%
100% Xiaomi Mi 6 İnceleme
Source: Tekno Seyir TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
88% Смартфон Xiaomi Mi6: Обзор
Source: Product Test RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% display: 88% mobility: 70%
Обзор Xiaomi Mi6. Лучший Android флагман для девушек
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; premium design; high performance; compact size; good cameras; quick charging; long battery life; NFC; fast fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2017
80% Đánh giá chi tiết Xiaomi Mi 6: Giá khoảng 11 triệu chính hãng liệu có HOT?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Đánh giá Xiaomi Mi 6: Liệu có xứng đáng trong tầm giá 11 triệu đồng
Source: TechZ VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Đánh giá chi tiết Xiaomi Mi 6: Giá khoảng 11 triệu chính hãng liệu có HOT?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Đánh giá chi tiết Xiaomi Mi 6: Giá khoảng 10 triệu chính hãng liệu có HOT?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Mở hộp Xiaomi Mi 6 chính hãng: Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM/64 ROM, camera kép, giá 11 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good dual cameras; nice display; long battery life; quick charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2017
Đánh giá Xiaomi Mi 6: Chiếc flagship "đáng tiền" nhất
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high performance; elegant design; nice dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2017
Представяне на Xiaomi Mi 6 – 5.15-инчов екран, 6 GB RAM и 12 MP двойна основна камера
Source: Smartphone.bg BU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; nice dual cameras; high performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/31/2017
85% Test Xiaomi Mi6
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
76% Xiaomi mi 6 testad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 76%

Comment

Model:

Xiaomi, a well known brand in the smartphone and gadget industry is primarily known for their high value budget smartphones. The Mi6 is no exception. Like its predecessors, it offers quite a lot for its price.  For a start, it looks better than some flagships out there. The overall design is clean and simple. It features what Xiaomi calls as a 3D glass design. The edges are rounded on all the corners. It also features a glossy stainless steel frame. There is even a ceramic edition of the Mi 6 which looks even more stunning but is slightly heavier at 182 grams compared to the standard glass back edition which weighs 168 grams. It comes with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor which was first placed in the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The processor is accompanied by a whooping 6GB of RAM for some serious multi tasking. The Mi6 can be purchased with either 64GB or 128GB of internal memory, further confirming its flagship status. Due to its splash resistance, Xiaomi has not been able to include a card slot for additional memory. Its 5.15 inch Full HD IPS screen is still behind those 2k screens on other flagships but is reasonable for its price. Unlike Samsung’s approach to a flagship, Xiaomi hasn’t made much effort to reduce the bezels in the Mi6. In fact, the fingerprint sensor is still mounted on the front facing home button.

Like in all Xiaomis, the cameras are not that great. In the back, it features a dual 12MP camera with 4-axis OIS and phase detection autofocus. The cameras on the latest iPhones, Samsung S8 and Google Pixel will do better, which is quite evident in many comparisons done by various websites. On the bright side, it is capable of taking 4k videos. On the front is a 8MP camera capable of taking videos in full HD. The Mi6 is shipped with MIUI 8.0 which runs on Android 7.1.1. Other special noteworthy features are its Bluetooth 5.0 and USB type C connectivity. It has a 3350mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4.0. The Xiaomi Mi6 is a decent flagship device, but there are quite a few issues which still puts it behind flagships from other well known brands like Samsung and Sony. The screen is sufficient, but it would be nice to see a 2k resolution AMOLED type instead of the usual IPS screen. The size is also quite odd. Flagships are usually around the 5.5 inch mark. Also, it would have been nice to see a bit of the Xiaomi MIX’s bezel-less DNA in the Mi6. The biggest problem lies in another lack, though. Like the iPhone 7, the Xiaomi Mi6 does not have a 3.5mm audio jack and relies solely on its type C port. The lack of a microSD slot and full water-resistance is also disappointing, as we’d usually expect this from an Android flagship. Sure, its price might be right, but the Mi6 still falls behind other flagships in terms of its screen and additional features.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 540: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC. Slighly optimized architecture compared to the Adreno 530 but with higher clock speed due to the new 10 nm process. In the beginning of 2017 one of the fastest graphics cards for Android based smartphones. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
835: High-End SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2017 and manufactured in 10 nm LPE FinFET at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 280 at 2.45 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 280 at 1.9 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X16 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.15":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.168 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


83.59%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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