Mi Nepal just launched the new Xiaomi Mi 6 in the market yesterday. We also got to use the new phone today at launch plus a blogger’s meet organized by Xiaomi. Actually, Xiaomi Mi 6 is the company’s flagship phone of 2017. Globally Mi 6 launched on the same day Samsung Nepal launched the Galaxy S8. However, Mi Nepal just launched the device today. This time, at launch the Xiaomi Mi 6 price in Nepal is Rs 54,900. So if we compare the price it is near to OnePlus 5.
Xiaomi is a leading Chinese phone manufacturer that makes good devices and offers them at reasonable prices. They recently launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 in mid-range and the Xiaomi Redmi 4X in the budget segment. As of now, Mi Nepal has launched the Mi 6 as its flagship phone. The Mi 6 comes with a great design, lots of power, and features. So let us start with its specifications.
Xiaomi Mi 6 Specifications and Details
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Design and Build
Xiaomi Mi 6 has a premium design with a metal frame at the center and glass on both the front and back. The phone has 145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm dimensions, 168g weight, rounded corners, and curved back glass for easier grip. This is an aesthetically pleasing phone with a small footprint. On the front side of the Mi 6, there is the screen and home button with the fingerprint scanner, while at the back there is shiny glass, dual cameras, LED flash, and the MI logo.
On the bottom of the phone, there is a USB port and speaker grill but no headphone jack. At the top, there is a microphone and IR blaster. On the left side of the Mi 6 there SIM card slot while on the right side, there is the power button and a volume button. It looks like the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus have already affected other manufacturers which is why Mi has also removed the 3.5mm headphone jack from its phone.
Core Internal Hardware
As the Xiaomi Mi 6 is a flagship smartphone the internals are also on same level. Mi 6 has a Snapdragon 835 chipset with octa core processor that consists of two quad-core sets. One set is clocked at 2.45 GHz and another is at 1.9 GHz. There is Adreno 540 GPU is powering the 1080p screen for graphics goodness. Mi6 also has all the sensors including barometer, gyrosensor, compass. For memory there is 4 and 6 GB RAM option with 64 and 128 GB storage option. The battery is 3350 mAh with 18W charging. Snapdragon 835 is a high end processor and it can give powerful performance for games as well.
Display and Cameras
For display, Xiaomi Mi 6 has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD panel with 1080×1920 resolution. There is also Gorilla Glass 4 on top for superior protection. On the camera side, Mi 6 offers a dual 12 MP camera at the back with f/1.8 and f/2.6 aperture. Similarly, at the front, there is an 8 MP sensor that can take detailed, bright, high-quality selfies and 1080p videos. The back cameras are both 12 MP but one is the main camera while another is the telephoto camera. In this setup, the back can record videos at 4K, 720p slow-mo at 120 fps. Camera wise this is a very good combination.
Xiaomi Mi 6 has fast charging, splash-resistant design, dual SIM support, and a lot more. We can clearly see that the Xiaomi Mi 6 has powerful hardware, a processor, sufficient RAM, gorilla glass protection, and an attractive design. Xiaomi has carried out its USP diligently here as well. If we look at the price, the Mi 6 is one of the best phones in the Nepali market at this price range. There are none or only a few companies that provide such features.
People love Xiaomi due to the pricing vs. value. In our view, everything is great but being a flagship phone, the screen resolution is actually low. We also want to see AMOLED panels with QHD or 4K resolution in the future for quality and VR applications. Many people complain about high prices in Nepal. However, the company explains that it is due to import cost, excise duty, tax, and market sales volume differences. Vatsal Impex says it is trying to fight this by bringing price cuts and offers.