Xiaomi Mi 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Apple iPhone 7 Plus specs comparison


Chinese phone maker Xiaomi is not a household name in the United States or Europe, but in its core markets of China and India it is known to deliver phones that offer great value for the money.

And it has just unveiled its latest flagship, its most important phone for the year: the Xiaomi Mi 6.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is no exception to the rule of Xiaomi undercutting everyone else in terms of price: it's a Snapdragon 835 phone like the Galaxy S8, but it features a rock bottom price of 元2,500 Chinese yuan, which equals some $360 US dollars or €340 euro. This is half the price of the Galaxy S8, a high-end phone that ships with the same system chip as the Mi 6. It's also half the price of Apple's iPhone 7 Plus, another popular high-end phone that has a dual camera system, a feature that Xiaomi has now incorporated in its Mi 6. 


Of course, keep in mind that the Mi 6 is not officially sold in the United States or Europe, and those few enthusiasts who do import it will have to pay third parties a larger sum and might not get proper 4G LTE connectivity. The Mi 6 lacks band 20 which is important for Europe, and it also lacks the important band 17 for AT&T LTE and band 12 for T-Mobile LTE. The Mi 6 will not work if you try to import it to Verizon Wireless or Sprint.


In order to best understand what this new Xiaomi Mi 6 is all about, we need to use it first, but since the phone is only available in China initially, it will take some time until we get it in our hands. Until then, we look at the Mi 6 from the point of view of specs: here is how the Mi 6 specs compare to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Apple's iPhone 7 Plus. Not bad for a $360 phone, is it?

Specs Comparison


Xiaomi
Mi 6
Samsung
Galaxy S8
Apple
iPhone 7 Plus
PlatformAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 7.0 NougatiOS 10
Dimensions145 x 70.5 x 7.45 mm
168 g / 182 g (ceramic)
148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0 mm
152 g
158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 mm
188 g
Display5.15" Full HD
9:16 aspect ratio
5.8" Quad HD+
9:18.5 aspect ratio
Gorilla Glass 5
5.5" Full HD
9:16 aspect ratio
Processor
RAM
Snapdragon 835
6 GB RAM
Snapdragon 835
4 GB RAM
Apple A10
3 GB RAM
CameraDual 12MP camera
27mm f/1.8 + 52mm f/2.6
12 MP f/1.7 rear camera
8MP auto-focus front cam
Dual 12 MP camera
28mm f/1.8 + 56mm f/2.8
Storage64 GB, 128 GB
no microSD
64 GB + microSD32 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB
no microSD
Battery3,350 mAh3,000 mAh2,900 mAh
Special featsOnly splash-proof
Dual SIM
Portrait mode
QuickCharge 3.0
Bluetooth 5.0
No 3.5mm headphone jack
80% screen ratio
IP 68 water protected
Adaptive Fast Charge
Bluetooth 5.0
IP 67 water protected
Portrait mode
No 3.5mm headphone jack

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Mi 6
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3350 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Xiaomi MI UI
Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8 inches 2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie Samsung One UI
iPhone 7 Plus
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 7 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A10 Fusion 3GB RAM
  • Storage 256GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2900 mAh
  • OS iOS 13.x

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