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Xiaomi Mi 6

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Xiaomi Mi 6. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and design. The battery and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the size and camera, while many are critical about the usability and portability.

performance, price, battery, design, durability

connectivity, portability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Xiaomi Mi 6 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Max Parker (

Xiaomi Mi 6


Unlike OnePlus and Huawei, Xiaomi has yet to become a household name outside of its native China. But although Xiaomi's devices may not be so easily available in Europe and America, some of them are certainly worth hunting down.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (

Xiaomi Mi6 review: The best budget phone you’ve probably never heard of


You might struggle to pronounce it, but stray from the usual big hitters and you'll find a well-priced smartphone in Xiaomi's Mi 6

Significantly cheaper than other flagships ; Speedy performer ; Fantastic camera

Lacks 3.5mm headphone jack

Its price is what sets it apart from the rest. No two ways about it, the Xiaomi Mi6 is ridiculously cheap, even in the context of the £449 OnePlus 5 and as a result, impossible not to recommend. If you don’t mind the risk involved in purchasing a phone...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Xiaomi Mi 6 review


The Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of the best Android phones around.

Premium materials and top-of-the-line hardware means it's a flagship phone that competes with the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7.

The dual-camera setup isn't very good and the phone's glass back is great to look at but can be slippery to hold. It's only available in one country for now.

Xiaomi’s Mi 6 could do some real damage if the company sold it more places. Too bad for us.

Jun, 2017

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Marie Black (

Xiaomi Mi6 review


You've not seen a flagship Android phone quite like this one before. Half the price of the Galaxy S8 and just as good, we review the Xiaomi Mi6.

This really is an amazing phone, and only the Chinese software puts us off recommending it for a UK audience. It is crazy fast, crazy beautiful and crazy priced. If you know your way around Android go and get one, and you won’t be disappointed.

May, 2017

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Xiaomi Mi6 review: Fantastic value… if you can track one down


You won't find it in the UK (yet), but the Xiaomi Mi6 is worth importing

Honestly, it’s tough to find fault with the Xiaomi Mi 6. At £450, it would be a nailed on five-star performer. Given you can import one from Gearbest for a very tempting £340, that five-star rating is gold plated.

May, 2018

Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

This is the best phone you can’t buy


You'll love the Xiaomi Mi 6's hardware and price. You'll hate that it's China-only, at least for now.

Premium materials and top-of-the-line hardware means it's a flagship phone that competes with the Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7.

The dual-camera setup isn't very good and the phone's glass back is great to look at but can be slippery to hold. It's only available in one country for now.

Xiaomi’s Mi 6 could do some real damage if the company sold it more places. Too bad for us.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Kaloyan C. (

Xiaomi Mi 6 Review


Xiaomi's flagship device, the Mi 6 is out, but to sell devices, some corners inevitably have to be cut to be able to deliver good specs at a competitive price. So let's review it!

High-end specs make for a buttery smooth performance ; The camera can take some quite spectacular shots ; Great battery life for a flagship ; Relatively inexpensive

MIUI is quite heavy on the iOS aesthetics ; Camera stabilization isn’t good, especially when shooting video ; Not actually sold in the United States

Jul, 2017

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Xiaomi Mi 6 review: Great value for money, but buyer beware


At the moment the phrase 'Android flagship' means a device packing Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon chipset, the 835 . And by some margin the cheapest way to get hold of one of those is in the new Xiaomi Mi 6. At the time of writing you can get your paws...

Fast Snapdragon 835 SoC ; Smaller than most flagship devices ; Excellent display and stereo speakers ; Good value for money ; Decent quality dual-camera array ; Entry-level model still offers 64GB of storage and 6GB of RAM

Questionable update path until Xiaomi releases a genuine global ROM ; Not fully water resistant ; No MicroSD expansion ; No 3.5mm audio jack ; No support for LTE Band 20

Expert review by : Joshua Vergara (

Xiaomi Mi 6 review


It isn't perfect, but the Xiaomi Mi 6 manages to bring together a ton of features we loved last year into one cohesive, affordable package that warrants your attention.

Beautiful, solid design ; Smooth, solid performance thanks to the Snapdragon 835 ; Above average battery life ; Capable dual lens camera ; Portrait mode is very pleasing ; Low price point

No headphone jack ; MIUI may not be for everyone ; Camera capabilities aren’t fully fleshed out ; Limited availability

May, 2017

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Xiaomi Mi 6 review: definitely worth importing


The imported Xiaomi Mi 6 turns out to be a virtual no-brainer when it comes to recommending it for purchase and, at the same time, it's a good bargain. It's one of the first devices to have Snapdragon 835 - but that's not the only reason why it's such...

Powerful performance ; Good rear camera ; Fair price ; Dual-SIM

Limited 4G support (no Band 20) ; Poor selfies ; Software modification is cumbersome ; No MicroSD slot ; Headphone port per adapter (included with the product)

The Xiaomi Mi 6 is the fastest smartphone that I have tested to date. After some cumbersome conversion of Chinese ROMs to MultiROM, full support for Google apps was also achieved. I recommend that you shell out a small amount of money to the importer...

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:3350
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Removable battery:N

Call management

Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y


Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Front camera type:Single camera
Maximum frame rate:120
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@120fps,1920x1080@30fps,3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12
Smile detection:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p / 720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y


Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y


Colour of product:Black / Blue / White
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP67
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Display brightness:600
Display diagonal:13.1
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:428
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Audio formats supported:AAC,AMR,FLAC,MP4,WAV
FM radio:N
Video formats supported:M4V,MKV,XVID


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS / GSM
3G bands supported:850,900,1900,2100
4G bands supported:850,900,1800,1900,2100,2300,2500,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth profiles:HID
Bluetooth version:5.0
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC, USB Type-C / USB
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Adreno 540
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Widgets
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.9
Processor Cores:4 / 8
Processor family:Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.45
Processor Model:835


Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:v7.1.1 (Nougat)


Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:128
RAM capacity:4 / 6
RAM clock speed:1866
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.45 / 7.5 / 745
Height :145.2
Weight:168 / 182