We’re talking about one of the best Xiaomi smartphones. Xiaomi Mi 6 is a definitive flagship mobile phone from this Chinese company. It is trying to be a decent rival to Samsung S8 or Apple iPhone X. Today we’re here to see how the battle finished, and who were the runner-ups. So before we start, it’s important to realize that Xiaomi Mi 6 was quite hard to get. It’s not like super hard, but you can’t just get it from Amazon in a few clicks. The reason behind it that Xiaomi didn’t make it for American market or any other respectively.
If you want to get your hands on Xiaomi Mi 6 you will have to order it from a third-party website. Don’t worry, they ship to your doorsteps just like you’re used to. In some cases, the shipping was free! So let’s see what’s been upgraded, and what the specs of Xiaomi Mi 6 are exactly. It is a definitive upgrade from the previous Xiaomi Mi 5, you need to realize that first. And that model was already affordable, sleek and beautiful. Well, they stepped up to a whole new level, and this one was born. In our review of Xiaomi Mi 6, we concluded that body is a thing to be adored.
It comes in multiple color palettes, white, black, blue, and even ceramic black, which is quite unique. To see how it looks exactly, refer to a picture we added. The body looks uniform, without creases, and it’s quality made for sure. In light of that, we’re talking stainless steel frame! That’s not only light but durable as well. Both front and back are made of glass. Moving on to other Xiaomi Mi 6 features – first being the cameras. Cameras in a plural, because it comes equipped with a dual camera of 12 MP resolution.
They provide good quality for both colored and monochromatic images, so no worries in that department. The front camera possesses only 8 MP, which is just enough for a selfie here and there. The screen size is honestly lagging behind some of Xiaomi Mi 6 competitors. We’re talking only 5.15 inches in diameter with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels). That is far from bad, but just a step back in the battle. The screen is IPS LCD, which gives it the quality of picture and brightness, and we’re glad for that. In case of accidents, there’s a Corning Gorilla Glass native glass protection technology.
Although it comes with a default Android 7.1.1 (Nougat), Xiaomi Mi 6 feature we know Xiaomi for is there too. It’s MIUI 8.0 visual upgrade of the menus, apps, and navigations. Although it’s not for everybody, it’s completely optional. In case you’re a fan of low bloatware, default Android look, just keep it like that. In the end, you get to choose between 64GB and 128GB of internal memory. And choose wisely, because there is no SD card slot! Furthermore, you can choose between 4GB and 6GB of RAM. We regret the decision for not putting Xiaomi Mi 6 in our best smartphones with 4GB RAM article, honestly.
I was thinking whether to buy this one or the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. They both have the best specs possible, that's what my husband told me. But I'm more interested in cameras and picture quality, and this one has dual cameras on the back. From what I understood before I bought it, it would allow me to take pictures like on a serious, professional camera. That has proven to be true in my opinion, I certainly see the blur in the background, and the front details very sharp. You do need to wait for the phone to arrive, but when it does, it's fantastic.