Xiaomi Mi 6 Review, Pros and Cons: With Dual 12 MP Camera

Review of Xiaomi Mi 6 at a Glance:-

Xiaomi is one of the best-selling brands in Asian countries, especially under budget segment. for now, they have launched their flagship device of 2017, Xiaomi Mi 6. It fully featured high-end Smartphone with less than half price of Tier 1 brands like Samsung, Sony etc. It is true that this phone has many astonishing features but here we have pointed some major Advantages & Disadvantages. The key features you will find in this phone are 5.2 inches FHD Display, Android v7.1.1 (Nougat) OS, Snapdragon 835 CPU, 12 MP rear | 8 MP front camera, 64/128 GB Internal Storage without the option of expanding, 6 GB RAM and 3350 mAh battery.

High-End Looks & Design
The company tried hard to make it best possible premium looking smartphone. It is launched with multiple colour variants like Ceramic Black, Black, Blue and White. Ceramic material lined with 18k gold to give it a really high-end finish, Black variant looks stunning as it has a very matching combination with the stainless steel frame. rear panel comes up with four-sided curved design makes an eye-catching ergonomic design. The body of phone is splash resistant (Not waterproof). Many Xiaomi fans will be disappointed to hear that it doesn't have 3.5mm audio jack to use headphone, you are forced to move towards wireless headphones. Although there is Type-C TO 3.5 mm AUDIO cable in the box. The right edge of phone housing power button & volume rocker. Two speakers grilles & USB Type-C port are located on the bottom and SIM card slot is on the left. 
Crisp Full HD Display
To watch your all the media content phone has 5.15 inches Full HD IPS LCD with 428 ppi of pixel density, that produces sharp pleasant graphics although it looks quite oversaturated to make display much sharper. The videos looks good even from the different angles and it also has 600 nits highest brightness that make it comfortable to operate in outdoor sunlight conditions. It is little disappointing that the display is not protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.

Dual Camera Setup like iPhone
Now, this is a trend to provide Dual Camera in smartphone as here this phone also has 12MP wide-angle lens + 12MP telephoto lens camera supports 2x optical zoom, one will be used to cover wide angle while other lens work for 2x optical zoom, isn't interesting? To improve it further phone also has 4-axis OIS, which uses the internal gyroscope and acceleration sensor, and a sensor to detect jitters direction. The picture quality from the rear camera is definitely on another level from this price point mobile phone. Its 12 MP Dual camera takes surprisingly good photographs. Not only that the 8 MP front camera is also capable of taking above average selfies which also support different tweaks to beautify the photos. 
Performance of Best CPU
Inside the phone there is most advanced chipset till date, it is configured with Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 which is 35% smaller in size and uses 25% more power efficient cores than the previous version. Its Snapdragon X16 LTE modem is designed to deliver downloading speed up to 10X faster than first-generation 4G LTE. Adreno 540 GPU also deliver unmatchable 60x more display colors compared to the previous version. In this phone, Snapdragon 835 along with a huge 6 GB RAM is a deal breaker to a smooth experience for high-end gaming. It has super performance that is less than half price as compared to other Smartphone with Snapdragon 835 processor. 

Battery: Support Quick Charge 
There is 3350 mAh battery inside the phone which is definitely more than previous Mi 5, and here in this phone company also added few innovative technology to improve the efficiency of Smartphone. The phone has features like ‘pneumatic control chain’, background process freeze’ and ‘power saving mode to ensure longer battery backup and Quick Charge 3.0 is capable to fully charge the smartphone in 90 Minutes.

Specification of Xiaomi Mi 6

  • OS- Android v7.1.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Octa-core | Adreno 540 GPU
  • Display- 5.15 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 1920 pixels | 428 ppi pixel Density| Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Camera- 12 MP Primary | 8 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm | 168/182 grams Weight | Colour- Ceramic Black, Black, Blue and White
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v5.0 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | No 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 64/128 GB Internal | No SD Card | 6 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3350 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Xiaomi Mi 6

  • 12 MP Dual Primary camera for amazing photography.
  • Good performance with Snapdragon 835 and 6 GB RAM.
  • Phone support NFC connectivity. 
  • Compactly built with premium design. 
  • The camera also has 2X optical Zoom- You can go 2 times close to the subject without losing the Quality.

Cons of Xiaomi Mi 6

  • No Slot for SD card to expand the memory. 
  • The battery is non-removable.
  • There is no 3.5 mm Audio jack for headphone. 
  • You can't tune the FM Radio without an internet connection.
  • They removed 3.5mm audio jack but the phone is still not waterproof. 

Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Mi 6

After looking at different aspects of phone it seems that Xiaomi tried to take the idea for this model from iPhone 7, From Dual camera to kicking out Audio jack. however, there are lots of thing in this handset which are really good on its own. The phone has a well-polished premium metallic body, A great 12 MP Dual primary camera setup, a mind-blowing performance of Snapdragon 835 with 6 GB RAM. but the major issue is Absence of memory card slot, 3.5 mm audio jack and FM Module, that may hurt many potential buyers. Otherwise, phone is really worth its price as it is costing only $ 360. If you are searching for some alternates you can check out OnePlus 3T and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge


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