Xiaomi’s back with its most recent flagship device, the Mi 6, seems like taking the legacy of its roots. Alike its predecessor, the Mi 5, the phone is packing some earnestly hardcore specs starting from its 12-megapixel dual camera to its impressive Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor.
Xiaomi is a privately owned company that designs, develops, and sells smartphones, an Android-based OS, and other consumer electronics, took such a wise move, by not launching the Xiaomi Mi 6, its recent prominent phone, until some of the leading brands of the market; LG and Samsung announce their handsets, this way Xiaomi granted a clearer run at the marketplace making of that launch one of the most exhilarating events that have happened this year.
So as to have a quick look of the new Xiaomi Mi 6 smartphone that has been launched recently in April 2017. It comes with a 5.15-inch touchscreen panel, it measures 145.17 x 70.49 x 7.45 mm and weighs 182.00 grams, it is powered by 2.45GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and it comes with 6GB of RAM. As well, the smartphone packs 64GB of internal storage that regrettably cannot be expanded. Also, regarding the camera, the Xiaomi Mi 6 has a 12-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel front camera. Finally, the recent device runs Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) and is powered by a 3350mAh non-removable battery.
Physical specs: design and display
The newly released Xiaomi’s smartphone is a good looking device, yet that’s what was expected from a company that is known for its designers who are very talented and have unfailingly created eye-catching, premium designs through the past few years. Therefore, the Xiaomi Mi 6 is no exception from its predecessors, and it has precisely the same charming style, as the market’s leading brand’s device, the Apple’s iPhone 7 plus in terms of its appearance and super-slim bezels.
In terms of design, there is a significant evolution from the Mi 5 and Mi 5s, with Xiaomi adopting stainless steel in order to strengthen the frame, also, the curves now extend out to all corners in what the Chinese brand calls “four-sided 3D glass”.
Moreover, the smartphone has been introduced in a myriad of different color options: blue, white, and black. As well as a limited silver edition silver with a mirror finish, in addition to a ceramic black option with 18K gold accents around the camera sensors.
Similarly, one more major feature that must be mentioned is the Retina eye scanner, which allows authenticating the device by scanning your eye.
Lastly, we’re truthfully reproaching the fact that the device does not feature a headphone jack, which is actually disappointing as its predecessors had a 3.5mm jack. Nevertheless, it features a great full HD display with a 5.5 inches touchscreen with a resolution of 1080×1920 pixels (428 Pixels per inch (PPI))
The Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 12-megapixel rear camera and a Front camera with 8-megapixel, this is effortlessly one of the most impressive aspects of the new branded device, its settings are very similar to Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus with its 12MP wide-angle lens and a telephoto lens which, when merged, should produce some rather epic shots. On top, its dual-camera is featuring Sony IMX386 and Samsung S5K3M3 sensors what makes out of the MI 6’s capturing performance a better one than what’s provided by the iPhone 7 Plus.
Another Xiaomi’s remarkable moves with the MI 6 camera is deciding to introduce their own version of the zoom camera experience, so the device comes with a default wide angle lens that has 4-axis stabilization and a telephoto secondary shooter that adds a 2x optical zoom. This leads us to a camera with more choice than ever before for Xiaomi devices.
Lastly, we can only reproach Xiaomi for the lack of zoom capabilities for video. Other than that, the MI 6 camera is one of the most distinguished in the marketplace.
Undeniably, the specs for the Xiaomi Mi 6 are very impressive, the Chinese company has positioned itself as the first manufacturer to launch the Snapdragon 835 chip in China, adding to that a 6GB of RAM and a base storage options of 64GB.
Highlighting the impressive Snapdragon 835 chip’s specs, it uses an octa-core design, and it comes with a new semi-custom design Kryo 280 CPU core that uses ARM’s latest Cortex licensing agreement. Four cores run at a frequency of 2.45GHz, while the next bunch is clocked at 1.9GHz. It uses Samsung’s 10nm technology process. Accordingly, the device will be able to run all the high-end games at a preposterous pace. Consequently, it will indubitably be a great device for the hardcore gamers.
Autonomy: battery life
The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes packed with a 3350mAh battery, which is roughly 11% larger than its predecessor the Xiaomi Mi 5’s battery (3000mAh). It’s greater even than its rivals. But what’s more astonishing is that the Xiaomi Mi 6’s battery comes with a list of superfluous features such as ‘power saving mode’, ‘pneumatic control chain’ and ‘background process freeze’ to ensure long battery life.
Furthermore, the Snapdragon 835 chip supports a Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0, which compromise five hours of battery life from a five-minute charge. Xiaomi admits that you should get a full day’s life from the Mi 6.
Above and beyond, the Mi 6 is launching the wireless charging system, which will allow you to charge your phone by basically positioning it to the charging mat, instead of using typical chargers with cables.
High-pitched display, Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB storage, dual 12MP cameras, and 3350mAh battery: the Xiaomi Mi 6 has every single element you can be asking for in a high-end phone, and even more over the phone offers all of these features for only half the cost of leading flagships alike the Galaxy S8 and more.
On top, by providing a wireless charging system as well as the Retina eye scanner, this distinctive features will make Xiaomi Mi6 a long-lasting partaker of the smartphone marketplace.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Detailed Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / EVDO / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (3CA)|
|SIM||Nano-SIM Dual SIM|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.45 GHz Kryo & 1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|Graphics processor||Adreno 540|
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat|
|Dimensions||145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm|
|Weight||168 g / 182 g (Ceramic)|
|Colors||Black, Blue, White, Ceramic Black|
|Body Material||Main body: Glass; Accents: metal/Ceramic|
|Features||Fingerprint, proximity, compass, barometer, accelerometer, gyro|
|Main camera||Dual 12 MP (27mm, f/1.8, OIS 4-axis & 52mm, f/2.6), dual-LED (dual tone) flash|
|Features||1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm @ 27mm & 1.0 µm @ 52mm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video||2160p=>30fps, 1080p=>30fps, 720p=>120fps|
|Front camera||8 MP and 1080p|
|Technology||IPS LCD, 16M colours. capacitive touchscreen|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels|
|Pixel Density (ppi)||428 ppi|
|Capacity||Li-Po 3350 mAh|
|Bluetooth||5.0, LE, A2DP|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Mobile Payment||Android Pay|
|Positioning||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Display Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels with 428 ppi pixel density|