I already tried mi 6 and compare it to my 1 years old S7 edge (S7E). Here is my subjective opinion :
- Mi 6 performance was superb but it really get terribly hot if u doing some heavy task while the S7E was better at multitasking and always had cool temperatures (such as gaming, downloading, etc)
- Mi 6 not as simple as S7E (such as i can't make new folders on the gallery and copy or move pictures on gallery)
- Mi 6 camera was good but not as good as S7E (in dynamic range, shooting HDR, manual mode, etc). 2x loseloss zoom was like a child toy, when i zoomed in with S7E, i see no difference, even when Mi 6 pic compared with my Friend's LG G5, its detail was lose by a par (G5 have much more detail and foliage). Dynamic range was shot and mi 6 rely on HDR mode much (and more slow to catch HDR).
My only complains for Mi 6 :
- No Micro SD slot
- Buggy software (always asking to back up pictures even after i turn off back up features, and when i want to factory reset the phone, always saying checking your device location for a long time)
- The screen was too little for me
- The Camera was not so great (even losing from Galaxy S6)
- I think there is No Futures Update (my family using xiaomi since redmi 3, and no one got a new android update, only OS update, i don't care people says "an update going to crush my battery life or i'm not going to because it's not safe".
Hermes Hidayat, 25 May 2017Hmmm... Mi6 camera did better than i expected lol. Depends on your level of expection. Lol. How is the low light performance?
Anonymous, 23 May 2017Gsmarena fears to make a full review of this phone because then this cheap China phone will de... moreErrr, not trying to piss you off but the last time i tried copying 50GB of music(using Apple's USB-C to USB-C cable) from my MacBook Pro with TouchBar to my Mi6, Mi Mix and S8 Plus. S8 Plus won the test.
Same thing happened when i copied 50GB of music to my OnePlus3T and S7 Edge. S7 Edge won.
So my conclusion is that research and development really matters...
Endiiterminal, 24 May 2017Also do not forget it has no form of screen protection. Dropped my xiaomi mi 5c a week after p... moreLol, the only phone i would say is tough is the BlackBerry Q10. Other than that is practically the same. Doesnt matter what material they use for the screen. IPhone 7 Plus, S8 Plus, Mi6, Mi Mix,G6,V20. Tried them all. And i have a habit of smashing my phones when i get angry. So i know best.
Endiiterminal, 24 May 2017Also do not forget it has no form of screen protection. Dropped my xiaomi mi 5c a week after p... moreI dont know with you, but have no problem for almost a year with my mi5. Dropped many times still ok, as i put tempered glass in my screen. Price when i bought is very cheap, not more than half of s7, with same processor. My decision to buy this is a very economical and perfect. Only one thing bother me, which i cannot expand my storage with sd card.
Endiiterminal, 24 May 2017Also do not forget it has no form of screen protection. Dropped my xiaomi mi 5c a week after p... moreThanks for being an example of the haters I was talking about. You pretend as if the s8 or g6 or any glass made flagship actually, doesn't break when dropped on the floor.
The gorilla glass standard hasn't been announced by xiaomi. Doesn't mean it doesn't have one (it is actually more water proof than the pixel and they didn't even bother to say that).
I am by no means claiming that it doesn't break when dropped. Maybe it does break more than s8 when dropped from chest height. But small or big, breaking is breaking and in both cases the glass will need to be replaced and its cheaper to replace on the xiaomi.
Tempered glass screen protectors are available for 2.5D glasses. Don't know where you looked for them. They are not different from the regular ones. The screen might be inferior when it comes to toughness, but when it comes to hardness its on par with the other flagships. The ceramic variant is harder on the back compared to other flagships ( less prone to scratches).
Lastly, I'd rather pay 3-400 USD less for a phone that is only more fragile than the rest, because i can just pay 2-30 USD for a good cover that will protect my phone even better.
You could complain about the cameras tho. They use good sensors, but neglect the software a lot.
CAMAROMANIAC3, 24 May 2017Manufacturers like to not provide the option for SD cards because of some real bright customer... moreAlso do not forget it has no form of screen protection. Dropped my xiaomi mi 5c a week after purchase and screen shattered. Couldn't not get screen guard to fit it's so called 2D display. It is a crappy device. I'd rather stay with people who know how to protect money spent even if it means spending a little more. Thank you.
Nebra, 23 May 2017I was seriously considering buying this, but then I see one thing that makes it a no for me. N... moreYou are right about the SD card option not being available. I was only going to buy this non brand phone to turn it into a mini tablet but like you said, there is no sd card option to even hold my install/files. It's a shame really, considering that it was the only factor that made me turn this 6gb ram phone away.
I am waiting for this device..when it will be launch in India ? how much price ?
RIP price of samsung or etc. Thanks xiaomi for killing biggest vendors :v
Nebra, 23 May 2017I was seriously considering buying this, but then I see one thing that makes it a no for me. N... moreManufacturers like to not provide the option for SD cards because of some real bright customers (sarcasm) who puts very old or cheap (in short, slow and crappy) SD cards in their phones. This results in the phone getting very slow and then they blame the manufacturer.
Xiaomi is still very new compared to its competitors. So obviously they have many haters (other brand fanboys). These people just need an excuse (no matter how stupid it is) to blame xiaomi and from xiaomis point of view removing the slot is one less way they can get blamed.
However, their phones are dirt cheap. Here in Asia the 256 GB ceramic Mi 6 with the gold accents is about half the price of the s8+ and the other flagships. Just get that and you wont need a SD card.
I was seriously considering buying this, but then I see one thing that makes it a no for me. No memory card slot, that is totally unacceptable in 2017. I was willing to let go of the fact that it has no 3.5mm audio jack, but not this one.
The phone overall is amazing for its price, but not adding a micro sd card slot was a stupid mistake by Xiaomi.
I hope Xiaomi will provide USB headset and make waterproof on Xiaomi Mi 6s or Xiaomi Mi 6 plus.
Just these two things that i want see on the Xiaomi.
whole thing about xiaomi - you can't buy it.
I live in China and guess what - you go to MiHome and there are no mi6 for sale, you order it online and it says it's sold out. The same with mi5s 128gb.
There are more than 5 millions of S8 already sold, and what about mi6? no more than 200k