Xiaomi, the company that always bangs up in the tech mobile market with their awesome products. They play with price and give highest specs in their devices which are currently available in the market. The UI which they offer is one of the best and stable UI available. So, today we are having one of their flagship from 2017 Xiaomi MI6. Now, what unique in this device is its design, built, camera and its processor which is the best available processor in the market. When something has its pros it also has some cons nothing I perfect in this world.
So, let’s see how this latest flagship from MI6 is going to perform in the world.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Specs
|Software||Android Marshmallow 7.1 | MIUI 8.2.2|
|Primary Camera||12MP + 12MP Portrait Lens|
|Secondary Camera||8MP selfie camera|
|Others||4G LTE with VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB OTG|
- Xiaomi Mi6
- Sim Ejector Pin
- USB Type-c to 3.5mm Audio Jack Converter
- USB Cable
- Charging Brick (Fast Charger)
- Original Silicon Case
Rest nothing within the box.
Xiaomi MI6 Design & Built
- There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack
- Available in different color and variants – Black, Blue and ceramic Version
Xiaomi always comes with unique design in their flagship and so at this time. In Xiaomi Mi6 they have used full glass on its front as well as in back with little bit metal. It adds up really great built and looks to the phone but make it’s very slippery and delicate. This makes you defiantly add a separate case on the device else you are surely going to break the device in few days or even in a single day. But still, I would say the built of the device and feels while using it is top notch and you won’t get even a single complaint about it.
At the front at the top, we get 8-megapixel shooter beside it different earpiece sensors and LED notification light which is a single color LED notification light and don’t know why they have removed the multi-color notification led from the front. Coming to the front part there you will get a 5.15-inches very handy single hand use display with a minimal size of bezel on its sides even smaller than its predecessor.
Beneath the display of the phone, at lower bezel, you will get a home button and besides it fits up capacitive navigation keys which do light up in the night with small dots. The fingerprint sensor is already sitting in the home buttons which unlock the phone in a fraction of a second, and you don’t need to wake up the phone to unlock it. This is one of fastest fingerprint sensor i have ever seen after Oneplus. This time the fingerprint which they have added is made up of ceramic and not glass which is world hardest and toughest fingerprint sensor same like Oneplus 5.
Coming to the down portion of the phone, it houses the USB Type-C port which do support fast charging beside it a dual speaker out of which left one having the primary MIC and right one is having an actual speaker in it. Unfortunately, this time Xiaomi has removed 3.5mm audio jack from MI6 which means we need to be dependent on true wireless Bluetooth earphones are need to use the dongle which we get inside the box via USB Type-C port.
Turning around to the right you will get a power button which is made up of metal and give quite good haptic feedback if you use it because we get fingerprint sensor to unlock the phone. Beside power button, we get volume rockers and nothing much over here.
Turning the phone to the left, we only get a SIM tray slot which supports nano SIM’s and nothing much which we need to mention over here.
Coming to the top side of the phone here we get IR blaster which we can be seen in almost all xiaomi devices and besides it houses a secondary noise cancellation MIC.
At the back side of the smartphone you will get a game changer this time as we get Dual 12 MP Camera out of which the first camera is a normal camera and the other one is a portrait camera or we can say zoom camera which can take the shots with 1.6x optical zoom and .4 as digital zoom in it. Besides the camera we get Dual tone LED flash which came out really good while taking some night shots. Below the camera module we also get an MI logo and nothing much which need to be explained over here.
This time with Xiaomi Mi6 we were expecting to get something unique with bezel less display and QHD panel. But they have decreases the size of bezels and give us same Full HD panel with the resolution of 1980 x 1080 with the pixel density of 428 ppi.
Still, the thing is that the screen on the Mi6 looks dark and crisp. It looks great when you’re watching video and playing games on it. They have not yet confirmed whether they have used any kind of extra protection on top of the display or not. As of now what we know is that there we get a 2.5D curve glass on top of display which makes it more smooth while using.
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The screen visibility in different lighting situation is also good and even in bright sunlight you can easily use it with great auto brightness feature. Overall no complaints with the display, everything works fine and with this screen size I would say FHD is more than enough and it also won’t require more battery life.
Coming to the usual benchmarks, MI6 scores 161925 in the AnTuTu Benchmark, which is a bit better than Samsung FLAGSHIP. These scores are measured after installing few games and other apps which might effect the score. As MI6 is equipped with 6GB of RAM, which makes the device which supports any kind of multitasking and for any kind of job. MI6 has already left so much free RAM to make it perform best.
From every aspect of gaming, media, browsing and all multitasking, the MI6 works flawlessly with no question in mind. I have made a Gaming test and heating test so don’t forget to check it out. We can even play God of War on the phone, now you can imagine its hardware and how it works.
Coming the one of the very important aspect of the phone which is its battery, because by mean of battery only it will provide whole day juice to the phone. Here this time with MI6 we are getting 3350 mAh Battery, which will easily last you more than a day even on high usage. This can be possible because of new snapdragon battery efficient processor plus well optimized MIUI 8.
The device houses with a USB Type-C port and also support Quick Charge 3.0 which make the device charge extremely fast. It takes about 1 hours 40 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%. Rest, it depends on your usage and work how to get better battery out of it.
We also get different battery modes which you can switch as per your usage and comfort. Each mode has its own specifications an features according to which we can select the mode for proper battery optimization.
When we see MI6 they have really worked hard in it camera and its performance. This time also they came up with another game changer as they have added Dual Camera setup at the back. They have added Dual 12MP camera out of which primary camera is having a normal camera with OIS in it, where as the secondary camera is a zoom camera using which we can take portrait shots just like what we see in iPhone 7 plus and Oneplus 5. This camera can get shots same like DSLR. There is no support to takes shots in RAW format which i would say should be added in software with these awesome camera lenses in the device.
Overall you can check our full camera review for MI6 to get better idea about camera quality and all the features which are available in the smartphone.
Xiaomi MI6 out of the box is loaded with MIUI 8 which is the latest release from Xiaomi as of now. After the first boot i got the update for 1.5GB which make that MIUI 8 convert to Xiaomi MIUI 8.2.2. It is loaded with some really awesome features, and the best among them I like is the Dual app mode and Dual System using which you can live you personally and office life in two parallel ways.
Rest I have already made a separate video on it, which explains all the features which are there in the Software. So do check it out:
Overall i would say it is one of the best device Xiaomi has ever made after Xiaomi MI MIX. Everything is top notch everything is great. Rest, its your personal choice.
- Great performance
- Best UI used
- Great Built
- Awesome Camera
- Very Handy
- Great Battery
- Very Slippery (Need case for sure)
- No audio Jack (Very Disappointment)
- Need to Import (Paid Customs INR 215 Via EMS, Rest it depends on you area custom officer)