Bought a Mi6 last week after the Mi5 last year. Here is what I found
a. Almost identical features as One Plus 5, at a much lower price (Price may vary as per region). The main difference being the screen size for which I prefer the Mi6 anytime as it is a one hand operation. For specifically bigger screen size, the One Plus 5 stands out taller.
b. The camera is awesome. If it is for your regular use. However, we are still not comparing the iPhone 7 Plus camera which is beyond better. So, if you want the BEST camera around, do not read further and switch to iPhone. But if you are ok with a very good camera, stick around, the Mi6 does not disappoint.
c. The removal of the 3.5 Jack is a drawback surely but it is because Xiaomi is way ahead of its time for now. I am very sure very soon all phones would follow suit in today's generation where everyone is consolidating for purpose of standardisation. As much as it is a drawback, to help the transition, Mi6 comes with an adaptor for your old earphones, headphones and other gadgets if you are not already on Bluetooth.
d. Storage capacity is decent at 64GB. However, if you still prefer the old conventional way of storing data in the phone, buy the 128GB version or take backup frequently. However, one must understand adding RAM with storage doesn't make phones faster after a particular limit. We were using 100GB as hard disk space in laptops till a while back.
e. RAM is more than sufficient at 6GB and does a wonderful job. In benchmarking, it is behind OnePlus 5 by few microns of seconds. However, it is not something visible to naked eye. The applications load fast. No complaints so far and it is not hanging.
f. OS: Personal choices matter. However, I have loved the MIUI from beginning. Yes, if you ar e not in China and have bought a phone from there (In all probability as it is not available anywhere else for now), you need to flash it with Global ROM. Global ROM brings you the new Nougat Android with beautiful MIUI 9 themes. The split view feature lets you run two applications together on one screen. Dual apps work very smoothly along with second space which practically means having 2 phones in 1 with 2 completely different interfaces. Built in security and cleaner apps along with WPS lets you run practically all applications from the start. GPS works nicely. Mi5 had GPS issues which have been improvised greatly.
g. Display and protection - The display for Mi6 is amazing with clarity in sunlight also. Doesn't drain the battery very fast if set on auto mode. Double touch to wake works fine. If you buy the annual maintenance contract, it costs around Rs. 700 for an year but it takes care of service as they offer free pick and drop even if you crack your glass. The glass edges are curved so it fits very nicely in the hand. The phone is splash proof so you need not worry on the sweat and showers in the rain, but surely a better waterproof IP6 protection would be more helpful. Perhaps we have to wait for the Mi7 for that.
All in all - a 4.7 out of 5 for the Mi6. Hats off to another great flagship phone. Try it before passing any other judgement on this beast and remember to compare the cost as well. The cost to feature ratio is an absolute winner!
Anonymous, 01 Sep 2017Glad not ordered this phone. After google MIUI Advertisement, found that advertisement is bake... moremaybe youre using china rom you should bought it with global rom preinstalled but dont worry you can flash global rom anytime
if youre outside of china you SHOULD flash global rom
google is your friend
Glad not ordered this phone. After google MIUI Advertisement, found that advertisement is baked in the OS. MI forum suggest turn off notification get a clean environment, if so, why not turn on flying mode get a silent environment? Huawei EMUI is better in this regard. It can configure notification of each app. My next phone still going to Huawei, probably the P10+, even for the price can buy Sam S8.
MitjaSLO, 31 Aug 2017Why would I put data to some cloud for anyone to see my personal things. World is going into shit.Why putting into cloud equals to letting other people see your personal things?
They are private, locked by your password. Unless your password is "12345" or something like that.
AnonD-694440, 27 Aug 2017Bro this is 2017, nobody will save all their data especially the photos offline no more. Xiaom... moreWhy would I put data to some cloud for anyone to see my personal things. World is going into shit.
izaki, 29 Aug 2017sd card missed and 3.5mm headphone jack missed. why did xiomi did that shit? big no to mi6. Internal storage is increased. Plus, use bluetooth handsfree.
sd card missed and 3.5mm headphone jack missed. why did xiomi did that shit? big no to mi6.
Aslam Qureshi, 26 Aug 2017When you need your data saved including photos, videos and back up of phone, you need sd card.... moreBro this is 2017, nobody will save all their data especially the photos offline no more. Xiaomi has provided reliable and affordable cloud service, that is why even 64gb version is big enough for me
angerchrist, 24 Aug 2017Bad smartphone, you cant expect anything except from its cpu.
The camera worst, the battery d... morecpu is sd835 which is same as galaxy s8/s8 plus and it has 2 gb more ram than those samsung flagships
primary sensor on camera is imx386 with 4 axis ois which is great for its price and also it has a secondary sensor which can make images sharper and zoom without losing quality and it can go head to head with other flagships
it has a small battery but due to 10nm sd835 and 1080p screen it has a great battery life
and its very cheap compared to its specs which is super great
ips is enough for me and its very nice compared to price
never comment when you are uninformed
AnonD-684851, 15 Jul 2017I think 128gb on board storage doesnt need any SD.When you need your data saved including photos, videos and back up of phone, you need sd card. When your phone is cruppted, you bring it to work through sd card back uo.Your all data lost in phone memory if any thing goes wrong. You must have sd card support.
Bad smartphone, you cant expect anything except from its cpu.
The camera worst, the battery draining fast and its IPS screen make it look cheap for the actual price. Xiaomi become bad now.
Hudinited, 17 Aug 2017Ok bro i just saying that many bigger companies overprice their phones couse marketing expense... moreLG very bad batery life - browsing time, old procesor.
Mi6 in its entirety has many advantages in many respects. Top GCPU GPU Android ToP, good display, good battery, good camera, good price.
AnonD-685924, 15 Aug 2017And who made those parts? Do you know how long and expensive that proces is? (and no, im not d... moreOk bro i just saying that many bigger companies overprice their phones couse marketing expenses... so piece... Lets go back on MI6.. for this price V20 is better i will list pros and cons why i think that...
V20 pros: MI6 pros:
Removable battery SD385 vs820 (currently no real difference in gaming)
Second screen 2G Ram (better for multitasking but MIUI just need to optimize)
Bigger screen Better looking design (it comes to prefference)
Better camera Easy for one handed use
More useful secondary cam Little better battery (but in LG you can swap right?)
Better selfie cam Price 450 euro
Better sound quallity overall
QUAD DAC B&O certified
Full manual multimedia device
PRICE 335 euro
So i was excited about MI5 Redmi pro Redmi note 3 and old Redmi note 3g and i own these devices but i must say a BIG NO for this even galaxy s8 is 520euro currently
Mi6 smartphone Antutu score 180441
Benefits worth buying ...
Good price, now cost ~ 360 euro .;
Well-maintained battery, 11 hours of screen time while browsing;
MIUI is running Android and fully managed applications;
MIUI 5 years of updates, almost like Apple's IOS;
The screen is an eye-catching and non-aggressive, well-seen - visible before direct sunlight;
Sound Stereo via speakers, headphone volume;
Disadvantages in my opinion ...
Non-expandable memory for SD cards;
The OIS camera is not bad, but there is a lack of additional EIS up to 100% good video stabilization;
There is no B20 frequency.