Xiaomi Mi6 Review – a DSLR in your pocket

 Xiaomi Mi6 Review

Xiaomi Mi6“, a perfect device for the camera lovers and I have not seen better camera results of any smartphone than the Xiaomi mi6. Today we are discussing Xiaomi mi6 Review in detail to explore its all features in detail. One of the best features of Xiaomi mi6 is Qualcomm Chipset and the price of Xiaomi mi6 in Pakistan is PKR.46,999/-.

The mi6 has great specifications and features which we will discuss one by one. It has 5.15 inches’ screen with the access of 4G or 3G network. Xiaomi mi6 supports full HD resolutions of 1080 pixels.

It has 2.4GHz octa-core processor with Snapdragon 425 which makes it more better device. Internal memory is 64GB with the massive 6GB RAM. Camera section has 12MP dual back camera lens while front one has 8MP selfie camera. It has fixed 3350 mAh battery present at the backside.

Xiaomi Mi6 Review – Rs.46,999/-

Price and Specifications of Xiaomi Mi6:

LAUNCH Released  August 2017
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
Weight  168 grams
SIM Slot  Dual SIM (Nano)
DISPLAY Type  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size  5.15 inches’ (~71.4% screen-  to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (480 dpi)
Multi-touch  Yes,10-Points
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE  Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS v7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset  Qualcomm MSM8998  Snapdragon 835
CPU  2.4 GHz Octa-core processor
GPU  Adreno 540
MEMORY Card Slot  No
internal  64 GB, 6 GB
CAMERA Primary  Dual 12 MP (27mm, f/1.8,  f/2.6), phase detection auto  focus, dual-LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video  [email protected], [email protected],  [email protected]
Secondary  8 MP , 1080p
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-  band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA,  hotspot
Bluetooth  v5.0
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Radio  No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
BATTERY  Non- Removable Li-po 3350  mAh battery
PRICE  PKR.46,999/-
OTHERS Colors  Ceramic Black, Black, Blue,  White

Pros :

  • 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM
  • LED notification light
  • Brilliant Camera Results
  • Qualcomm Chipset

Cons:

  • No Radio
  • Ceramic body
  • No Audio Jack

Display:

The Xiaomi mi6 has the best display among all the other Xiaomi devices. It supports 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution with the dpi of 480. This is the almost highest density per pixel because it has clear icons and texts.

It has three different color calibration for your lighting situation Furthermore the default one is automatic which automatically adjusts lights according to your situation. If you are using it in dark light, it would automatically brighten up your screen.

Best Part of Xiaomi mi6 in the display is the multitouch because it has scored full 10-points in a multitouch test.

Design:

If we talk about the design section of Xiaomi mi6, then it has a ceramic body. We have seen that people have shown very less interest towards its ceramic body. Ceramic body seems very slippery and it is not very easy to handle. This one is a bad point of Xiaomi mi6.

The dimensions of xiaomi mi6 are 145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm while the weight is 168 grams. Weight seems a little bit heavy because of its fixed battery of 3350 mAh. I have personally held this device and I haven’t felt it heavy at all.

The front body of Xiaomi has front camera lens of 8MP with the ear piece at its top side while it has LED notification light also. The body is full slim and sleek Furthermore it doesn’t have any bezel layer around it. The downside has a fingerprint scanner and home button on it.

Let’s move towards its edges part in which one side is carried with volume keys and power button whereas top side has a mic on it while downside has microUSB connector. It doesn’t have audio jack option.

The back side of Xiaomi mi6 is totally packed with the ceramic body which is a little bit slippery and I have experienced this thing personally. The dual lens is present on the back side of mi6 with LED flashlight and rest of the body is full simple.

Camera:

A Xiaomi Mi6 is loaded with a dual back camera lens of 12MP while the front one is packed with the 8MP lens. Both can record the video in full 1080p quality. Let’s look at the both camera results in detail.

Back Camera:

The Xiaomi mi6 is having a dual camera of the 12MP lens for its back body and this time Xiaomi has given us a telephoto lens. The telephoto lens gives us a longer focal length than the standard camera lens furthermore back camera lens is packed with an IMX386 sensor with 27mm f/1.8 lens and 1.25µm big pixels.

The interface of Xiaomi mi6 camera is very simple and easy to use furthermore the main features in it are HDR, portrait mode and flash mode while the right side has a telephoto and video camera option.

Xiaomi mi6 is loaded with so many different filters such as Panorama, Timer, Audio, Straighten, Manual, Beautify, Group Shot, Tilt Shift, and Night (HHT) as well as the camera settings. Manual mode allows us to use ISO from 100-3200 whereas exposure time works up to 1/4s, White Balance and focus mode is also enabled in it.

The result of xiaomi mi6 is surprisingly the best among all other smartphones because it delivers the best and detailed pictures. The noise level is very low and wit Xiaomi mi6 you don’t need of having a professional camera. The white balance is totally fine and colors have so much energy in it. Dynamic range works best even without using HDR mode and the blur effect for the background is totally going well with any picture. Overall, the Xiaomi mi6 is a perfect flagship device with the perfect camera results.

Front Camera:

Xioami Mi6 doesn’t perform well only in back camera because its front camera has also performed a very extraordinary performance with its brilliant powerful 8MP lens.

The selfie camera has provided us high detailed, high-contrast and energetic colors. The dynamic range is also very good in Xiaomi mi6 front camera. Xiaomi mi6 results can easily compete Samsung Galaxy S8 and Iphone 7s results.

Memory:

The xiaomi mi6 has gained full scores in memory section also because it contains giant 6GB RAM and 64GB ROM. The internal memory is enough even without memory card and for that, we don’t need of memory card slot and that’s the reason Xiaomi has not given us card slot.

We will discuss the RAM section under the Processor paragraph because it is related mostly to processor rather than memory section.

Network/Connectivity:

A Xiaomi mi6 is packed with all network connectivity ports except audio jack. They haven’t given us the audio jack opportunity like iPhone and some other smartphones. This is the drawback of Xiaomi mi6 because the user’s still preferred headphones over Bluetooth headphones.

It supports 4G/3G connectivity with some more connectivities such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. Wi-Fi supportive standards are a/b/g/n/ac, dual-  band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA,  hotspot. Bluetooth version is 5.0.

Battery:

Xiaomi Mi6 has fixed battery of li-po 3350 mAh, the satisfactory battery. It would have been much better if they provide 4000 mAh battery because it has 6GB RAM with an octa-core processor. It will resume more energy than any other smartphone. Excessive usage of the camera can drain the battery very rapidly.

Interface:

Xiaomi mi6 is packed with latest android version 7.0 with the interface of MIUI 8.2. The colors balance is present in a great way since they are all bright and therefore icons are clearly visible. Brightness, at the same time, can also be managed easily. You can access the brightness adjustment level bar when you swipe the screen down.

Starting from the lock screen, no wallpapers are set by default but you can set one by going to the settings and choosing a wallpaper for the phone. To unlock the phone, you swipe upwards and if you want a quick access to the camera – just swipe from the right side. At the same time, the fingerprint unlock is available that is available just below the camera. The sensor is always working so you just need to put your finger on it and it will unlock.

The home screen is managed very decently as it is not jammed in because of extra icons. On the home screen, we have access to all social sites, settings, contacts, phone dial, and messages etc. The home screen has four customizations at the bottom by default, but you can put up to five items. You can have any app there or even folders with multiple items if you want.

The notification area is given a little makeover. On top, it has a Google search bar that lets you search for apps and settings on the phone. On the right of this search bar is a shortcut for the Scanner, which deals with QR codes, barcodes, and business cards. You can also translate text or scan documents with the same app.

Processor:

Now let’s move to the best part of Xioami mi6, RAM section. It is mechanized with 6GB RAM and we know that 6GB RAM comes in very specific smartphones. So, Xiaomi took a step and they are giving us 6GB RAM which is massive and new tech thing. This kind of RAM never give us delays and any kind of bugs while multi-tasking.

The system of Xiaomi mi6 has 2.4 GHz octa-core processor with the chipset of Qualcomm MSM8998  Snapdragon 835. Qualcomm Chipsets works better in every field either it is battery or network connectivity. It give us better experience is audio, video files or even in 3D applications.

Antutu Bench Marking:

We have tested the device Xiaomi mi6 with Antutu benchmarking and it has scored 141772 points. The multi-touch test has scored full 10-points in it.

Vellamo Bench Marking:

Vellamo Benchmarking always conducts three major tests to check the device efficiency. The tests and scores are given below:

Multicore: 3538

Metal: 2749

Chrome Browser: 6689

Conclusion:

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.

Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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