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[Review&Unboxing] [Device Battle] Mi 6 VS Mi 5 - Which will you Prefer over Other and Why !

2017-04-20 10:12:13
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Xiaomi has released an update to its Mi 6 flagship. The culmination of our 7 years of research and development is here! Meet Mi 6, our latest flagship powered by Qualcomm’s next-generation Snapdragon 835 processor. Mi 6 is the first device to bring Snapdragon 835 based on the 10nm FinFET technology. Precisely crafted like a watch, Mi 6 seamlessly integrates four-sided 3D curved glass and a stainless steel frame. It comes with an optical zoom dual camera that takes clearer photos of distant subjects, and gives portrait shots an unparalleled background blur effect

Xiaomi Mi 6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5
Mi 6
Mi 5

5.15” display with reduced glare, precise  0.15-nit adjustments
5.15-inch display with 1920x1080 resolution at  428 ppi

145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5 mm
144.5mm x 62.9 mm x 7.2 mm

168 g , 182 g
129 grams

64,128 GB
32, 64, or 128 GB

3 or 4 GB RAM

Snapdragon 835 with 10nm process technology  (Octa-core, max 2.45GHz)
Adreno 540 GPU
Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 820 with 12nm process technology (Quad-core, max 2.2GHz)

  Front Camera
8 MP
4 MP

Rear Camera
12MP wide angle with 4-axis OIS stabilization +  12MP telephoto
16 MP, f/2.0 aperture

  Audio Jack
USB Type C
3.5 mm Audio Jack
Stereo speakers, immersive video and gaming  experience
Normal Speaker With DAC
Fingerprint Sensor
Under-glass front fingerprint sensor
front fingerprint sensor

3350 mAh with quick charge 4.0
3000 mAh with quick charge 3.0
Black, White, Blue and Silver, and Ceramic with  18-karat gold camera rims
Black, White, or Gold


Mi 6 is powered by  Qualcomm's latest flagship processor Snapdragon 835 which is built on 10nm Finfet technology which is powerful as well as highly efficient.Mi 6 runs Snapdragon 835 chipset which has a clock speed of 2.45GHz and also has Adreno 540 GPU. Where as Mi 5 was powered by Snapdragon 820 Quad-core Kryo with a clock speed of 1.8GHz boost with Adreno 530 GPU.


Mi 6 is launched with 6 GB of RAM which smooths your every operation in the device. In Mi 5 it was bundled with 3GB / 4 GB variant.

Internal Storage:

Mi 6 released in two internal storage versions - 64 GB and 128 GB for all your storage needs. Mi 5 also has three variants - 32, 64 and 128 GB.Both the flagships don't have any external SD card support.

Camera :

The Xiaomi Mi 6 sports dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, a setup reminiscent of the iPhone 7 Plus. The phone features a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and another 12-megapixel telephoto camera for 2x lossless zoom. Its binocular stereoscopic vision imaging and depth learning algorithm make edge recognition more accurate in the photos.The camera features phase-detection autofocus, and four-axis anti-shake functionality to ensure blur-free images.
The front camera has an 8-megapixel sensor, more than enough to make video calls and clicking selfies.
Mi 5 it has also a great camera quality which is featured with 16 MP rear camera with 4-axis OIS which calibrates in all 8 directions.  In the front, there is 4 MP camera with large 2-micron pixel lens which can cover 80 degrees efficiently.

Display Screen:
The Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch 1080p display, which has a brightness of 600 nits and features 4096 levels of backlight adjustment. The display's brightness goes all the way down to 1 nit in order to alleviate eye strain at night.  
The screen of the Xiaomi Mi 5 is a 5.15-inch full-HD IPS LCD affair, with an impressive pixel density of 428 pixels-per-inch, and Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.

Audio Jack :
The conventional 3.5 mm audio jack has been removed in Mi 6. It is now bundled with USB C type connector which the common for all your need. In Mi 5 there is aconventional 3.5 mm audio jack.

Connectivity :
For connectivity, the Xiaomi Mi 6 supports 2X2 MIMO Wi-Fi and 4G+ networks with a download speed of up to 600Mbps and up to 100Mbps upload speed.
Mi 5 was launched with  MU-MIMO-enabled dual-band Wi-Fi. Both the devices have 4G VoLTE capability for all networks for both the SIM. Both the devices come with NFC capability.

Battery :
Mi 6 is loadedWith 3350mAh battery which is non removable and supports Quick charge 4.0.. But  for the Mi 5 it was bundled with 3000mAh non removale battery which supports Quick charge 3.0.

Finger print Sensors:
Both the devices with Front facing finger print sensors for better accessability and security.

So Mi- Fans which one do you prefer among these flagships and Why?
Do let us know in the comments section

Thanks for supports from all device team members and specially @paramgagan and @AMALMURALEE bro


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2017-04-20 10:12:13
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2017-04-23 02:00:42
Former Super Moderator - Products and Device Team Leader - Mi Community India.

Obviously MI6...
2017-04-23 02:24:49

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Shri Niwas | from Redmi 3S


nice  Phone mi6
2017-04-23 02:27:35

Pro Bunny

Excalibur | from Redmi Note 4


nice thread ... beautifully explained...
happy MiUi-ing :)
2017-04-23 02:43:26

Super moderator

AMALMURALEE | from mobile


Awesome ;-)
2017-04-23 03:14:00


Nishith gupta | from MI 5


Bro..  MI 5 was never flagship model of Xiaomi in India..  Even they treat Redmi 4a better then MI 5. No doubt MI 5 is a great phone but perks of it being a flagship model were completely absent in India.. No offense bro u mean gud but dont say MI 5 was flagship model in India nor MI 6 will be..
2017-04-23 05:43:22
nice features
2017-04-23 10:17:27

Master Bunny

Aman35442 | from Redmi 3S


Mi 5 is awesome
2017-04-23 19:17:40
Amandeep Singh

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1179301615 | from Redmi Note 3


I like to mi 6.
Best mobile is mi 6
2017-04-23 19:19:23

Master Bunny

mayur bansal | from app


mi 6......
2017-04-23 19:21:17
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