Xiaomi Mi 6Confident face
80%
User Satisfaction
(low confidence)
What do these rating numbers mean?
Share your opinion Add a New Pro or Con
One columnn Hide description

Camera

80% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
Pros
  • 1
  • 0

When I buy a new phone, the first thing I am looking at is the camera because I love taking photos. The Xiaomi Mi 6 really caught my attention because of its dual-camera setup, and the fact that each camera has a different field of view. All nice of course, but how good is the image quality? Today I...

  • 1
  • 0
PDAF for faster and more accurate AF performance

It already becomes a norm to have PDAF in phone nowadays, but of course we expect to have this autofocus technology in any flagship phone. The Mi 6 camera therefore enjoys fast and accurate AF performance, even when shooting in low-light conditions.

  • 1
  • 0

One of the key features and main advantages that the Xiaomi Mi 6 brings is a dual-camera system. A single-lens camera offers a fixed focal length (no zoom or 1x zoom). However, the Xiaomi Mi 6 features two 12MP cameras on the back, one is a wide angle and the second is a telephoto lens. Users can...

  • 1
  • 0

The Xiaomi Mi 6 rear camera features a 4-axis optical image stabilization mechanism. The phone uses the accelerator and the gyroscope to detect phone's movement over 4-axis, including whether the phone tilts on the Y and X axis or moves on the X and Y axis. Then the camera knows how to compensate...

Cons
  • 1
  • 0

The Xiaomi Mi6 features two rear cameras, on is a 27mm f/1.8 lens and the second is a telephoto 52mm (equivalent) f/2.6 lens. If you understand the technical terms, you probably notice a disadvantage here with the telephoto lens, it has a relatively slow f/2.6 aperture. This means that if you shoot...

Performance & Hardware

100% user satisfaction score (3 votes)
Pros
  • 1
  • 0

One of the biggest advantages of the Xiaomi Mi 6 is in its processor. The Mi6 sports the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (MSM8998) SoC. It's the same chipset found in the Samsung Galaxy S8 (although some of the International versions come with Samsung's Exynos 8895 processor). The S8 was the first to offer...

  • 1
  • 0
Fingerprint sensor helps tighten security

The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a front-mounted fingerprint recognition sensor embedded in the home button. This improves the security of the phone, preventing 3rd party access to your private data.

  • 1
  • 0
Lots of RAM (6GB RAM)

The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with 6GB of RAM. So plenty of RAM to support its multi-tasking and graphics capabilities. More RAM is always better and it's great to see the Mi6 going with such a generous RAM offering.

Cons

Design

60% user satisfaction score (5 votes)
Pros
  • 1
  • 0
Available in a large variety of colors

The Xiaomi Mi 6 launched in black, white, blue and silver, but in addition, in China it will also be selling in gold, gray, pink, champagne gold, dark gray, cherry blossom and frosted black as well. So a wide variety of colors to choose from, impressive!

  • 1
  • 0

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features an anti-splash protective properties. This can make sure that the phone isn't damage when a small amount of water is splashed on it, but it does not support soaking and Xiaomi mentioned that you shouldn't use it in the shower. Furthermore, no professional waterproof test has...

  • 1
  • 0
Ceramic edition

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is also offered in a ceramic body called not surprisingly: "Mi 6 Ceramic". The ceramic version of the Mi 6 looks absolutely stunning. Four of its sides are curved which gives the phone a very stylish and very modern look. This is one of the best looking phone that I've seen after...

Cons
  • 1
  • 0
Not waterproof

Quite unfortunate that Xiaomi didn't made the Mi 6 waterproof, as many of the current-gen flagship are. It's a very useful function that Xiaomi should have implemented in its new flagship phone.

  • 1
  • 0
Large top and bottom bezels

The side bezels are slim, but the top and bottom are pretty large. Maybe I've got spoiled with all that bezeless phones, but can't they do something in between?

Audio

50% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
  • 1
  • 0
Stereo speakers improved the audio experience when not using headphones

The Xiaomi Mi6 doesn't have a 3.5mm headphone jack, but it compensates for that with powerful stereo speakers, which improved the audio experience when watching movies, listening to music and playing games without a headset.

Cons
  • 1
  • 0
No 3.5mm headphone jack

Don't understand why Xiaomi had to get rid of the 3.5mm headphone jack. I own several of them, they are chip and widespread, bad decision in my opinion and I'm sure many of you will agree on that.

Connectivity

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
  • 1
  • 0

One of the advantages of the Xiaomi Mi 6 is that it supports Dual Nano-SIM and Dual Standby. Having a dual-SIM slot option is very convenient if you plan to use two SIM cards. For example, I have the iPhone. Now I am on a vacation in Porto, Portugal. I was carrying my local SIM card in the phone...

  • 1
  • 0
Supports Bluetooth 5.0

The Xiaomi Mi 6 supports the latest version of the Bluetooth wireless technology, BT 5.0, which is the latest version as of its release date, featuring extended range and larger bandwidth.

Cons

Battery

100% user satisfaction score (2 votes)
Pros
  • 1
  • 0
Faster battery charging due to Quick Charge 3.0

The Mi6 supports Quick Charge 3.0, supported by the processor, which allows you to quickly charge your phone, no need to way a long time for the battery to fill up. You can even charge it OTG and still get plenty of juice for hours of talk time when you need it the most

  • 1
  • 0
Long battery life

The Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 3350 mAh battery. It's a very good capacity considering its display size (5.15in) and its power efficient Snapdragon 835 processor. We can expect excellent battery life from this phone.

Cons
Other
100% user satisfaction score (1 vote)
Pros
  • 1
  • 0
Excellent price!

The Xiaomi Mi 6 sells in China for CNY2,499, which is around $360 for the base 64GB. This is an amazing price considering its SD835 processor, dual-camera and all the other premium features it features.

Cons