Overview of smartphone Xiaomi Mi6: a new generation of mass flagship
Xiaomi very much and praised (for the style), and abused (for copying the design and private receptions) for a fairly straightforward orientation on the Apple – at first the Chinese were silent, for the promotion of the title of “Chinese Apple” had to be very fit. Now denies a suspicious similarity harmful to release to the Western market, where copyright issues are much more serious than in China, India, and even Russia, it also prevents the identification of the brand as something special,
With the release of Mi5, who for the first time in the history of the brand was my face, then lightly koryavenko Mi5s especially fancy Mi MIX might seem that Xiaomi really took a course on autonomy and not looking more in the direction of Cupertino. But here came the Mi6, and difficult for the company time — the transition from online to offline sales period, when the company’s share on the market is reduced. As a result, it becomes quite heavy — if it is not the rescue of drowning, something like that. For this (doable?) the mission of the agent of Chinese influence decided a good disguise. Two cameras this time offer twice the optical zoom due to the different focal lengths of two lenses (unlike Mi5s Plus, where the scheme was used “RGB + monochrome sensor”), the Home button was touch-sensitive, 3.5 mm Jack disappeared, instead appeared the splash guard, and the black version shines with luster (Hello, Jet Black).
And all this against the background of reports about problems with the number of patents in portfolio Xiaomi. However, such trifles never stopped fans of the brand – in the end, all accompanied by a price starting from $ 21 thousand rubles (when buying a unit in China) and hardware which you are not ashamed, even when compared to other Android flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S8, Huawei or HTC U11 P10. And LG G6 with its Snapdragon 835 new Xiaomi might even outdo.
But the theory of “cool features for little money” sometimes differs from practice – Xiaomi accustomed to the fact that with the apparatus it happens infrequently, but the test is still necessary.
|Xiaomi Mi6||Xiaomi Mi5||Xiaomi Mi5s Plus||OnePlus 3||Honor 8|
|Display||5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 428 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 428 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.7 inch, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 386 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.5 inch AMOLED, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 401 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.2 inches, IPS, 1920 ×1080 pixels, 424 ppi, capacitive multitouch|
|Safety glass||Is, manufacturer unknown||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||Is, manufacturer unknown||Corning Gorilla Glass 4||No information|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998 (four cores Kryo, frequency 2.45 GHz + four cores Kryo, frequency 1.9 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (Kryo dual core, 1.8 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 (two cores Kryo, frequency of 2.35 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 (two cores Kryo, frequency of 2.15 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)||HiSilicon Kirin 950 (four cores ARM Cortex-A72, 2.3 GHz; Quad core ARM Cortex-A53, 1.8 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 540, 710 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz||Adreno 530, 650 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz||The Mali-T880 MP4, 900 MHz|
|RAM||6 GB||3 GB||4/6 GB||6 GB||4 GB|
|Flash memory||64/128 GB||32/64 GB||64/128 GB||64 GB||32/64 GB|
|Memory card support||No||No||No||No||There|
|Connectors||USB Type-C||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C, mini-Jack 3.5 mm|
|SIM card||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||One nanoSIM/dual nanoSIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 CDMA 2000||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 16 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 12 (600 Mbps): the bands 1, 3, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 12 (600 Mbps): the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300 Mbps, 50 Mbps), ranges 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 6 (300/50 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, IR sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, IR sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), infrared sensor|
|The main camera||Double module, 12 MP: 27 mm, ƒ/1,8 + 52 mm, ƒ/2,6 (2x zoom); wide angle optical stabilizer works; phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||16 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus, led flash, 4-axis optical stabilization||Double module, 13 MP, ƒ/2, phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||16 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization, led flash||Double module, 12 MP, ƒ/2.2, and phase detection autofocus, led flash,|
|Front camera||8 MP, fixed focus||4 MP, fixed focus||4 MP, fixed focus||8 MP, fixed focus||8 MP, fixed focus|
|Food||A removable battery is 12.73 W·h (3350 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery 11.4 WH (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||A removable battery of 14.44 W·h (3800 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 11.3 W·h (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery 11.4 WH (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||145,2 × 70,5 × of 7.45 mm||145 × 69 × 7.3 mm||154,6 x 77,7 x 7.95 mm||152,7 × 74,7 × 7.4 mm||At 145.5 × 71 × 7.5 mm|
|Weight||168/182 grams (normal version / ceramic)||129 grams||168 grams||158 grams||153 grams|
|Protection case||Enclosed splash guard (no accurate data)||No||No||No||No|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, a private shell MIUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell MIUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell MIUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell OxygenOS||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, own shell EMUI|
|Current price||21 000-25 000 China, Russian prices are still unknown||17 000 rubles||23 000-27 000||25 000 rubles||22 000-25 000 rubles|
Design, ergonomics and software
More recently aluminium has ceased to be a mandatory feature of high-end and expensive smartphone, so companies vying to compete to see who is more original will make your new flagship was leather and the experiments, and polycarbonate dust in the eyes of the Nokia/Microsoft. Now on the foreground there was the glass with it from your own plastic captivity got Samsung, and HTC start to hit the pearly tints. From the plastic used in Mi5, went and Xiaomi. The novelty is presented in two versions — glass (cheaper) and like last year, ceramic (more expensive).
Me for a few days got it to the glass version, destined to be more popular is to choose the most expensive Xiaomi for the sake of “premium” will be few. Shape compared with Mi5 almost not changed: the front slightly curved 2.5 D glass, back – the same back, in the corner where the camera is, grow a second lens. This smartphone seems more delicate than he really is. It is an illusion: Mi6 was even slightly thicker than the predecessor was 7.45 mm vs. 7.3. But the fact that it readily slips out of his hands, aided by the slippery and glossy housing that is reality. With Mi6 need to be very careful – this is a beautiful, but mischievous gadget.
Another problem, its existence also owes a bold design – the case is very easy zalamyvayutsya and scratched. And if the glass rear panel expect (and reluctantly getting ready to buy a smartphone case), the front glass feels devoid of oleophobic coating, so I have in recent years become estranged. This is particularly strange given the fact that Xiaomi smartphones had been famous for is its resistance to fingerprints and other dirt.
The display is approximately 80 percent of the front panel. Given its relatively small diagonal (5.15 inches) and the subtleties of body of Mi6 in the end, there is a very small gadget – the size of it resembles that same iPhone without the addition of “Plus” but just a last display, I recall, even less.
Xiaomi is very proud of the appearance on its flagship bryzgogasitel for which engineers donated a 3.5 mm headphone Jack. But this is not the protection class IP67 on the iPhone 7, and especially not IP68 like the Samsung Galaxy S7/S8 (and with a mini-Jack on Board safely conform to this standard), the gadget should never be dipped in water. What numbers are opposite IP Xiaomi does not say, but I suspect there is something like IP54 or 55. That is, the smartphone is theoretically able to survive in the rain. It looks like someone lightly playing marketing games.
Key external differences from Mi5, Mi6 in addition to dual cameras and a missing mini-Jack is a slightly increased plastic veins that provide built-in antennas with better reception and a new button “Home” — it became larger and lost their mechanical drive. In the manner of the iPhone (and older HTC) she touch, with vibration feedback.
This key is embedded, of course, the fingerprint sensor. It works lightning fast, allowing no failures during the first days, and then (possibly) weeks after saving the fingerprint in the database. But the capacitive sensor sensitive to the microtrauma to the skin, so it will have the imprint from time to time to rewrite. The scanner can be used to unlock the smartphone, a separate application, work with a child mode and confirm payments.
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Mi6 is running Android Nougat 7.1.1 – the latest version of the system, give relationship Xiaomi and Google for granted. The operating system is covered with a proprietary shell MIUI 8.0, with which I am already familiar on Mi5s Plus and Mi MIX. Differences in the work there, despite a newer version of the OS (where it was installed on top of Android 6.0). It’s quite beautiful and relevant interface, devoid of unwanted exotics like their system fonts and some special shape desktops and not overloaded with extra software. I got the version for Mi6 official Russian sales, respectively, it is accurately localized and filled with the necessary programs Google you will get a smartphone in the Chinese store all the same may need to work a little magic with apk files.
The most interesting software features: Second Space (second space) through which you can create additional Desk, and Dial Apps by which you can create already the first desktop clone apps with other accounts. More detailed was the work with themes and screensavers.
Proprietary features that irritate some, too, to place application icons enclosed in a square frame, and the time in the status bar is displayed to the left, not right, as in most of the other Android smartphones.