A fierce battle is about to emerge in this episode of specs comparison. Two brands known for having devices with good price-to-performance will be battling it out to see which one of their latest flagship devices comes out on top in terms of specs. Let’s begin!
The OnePlus 6 was recently launched as the successor to the OnePlus 5 and 5T. It has a 6.28-inch 19:9 Full Optic AMOLED display with 2280 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage, 16MP + 20MO dual rear cameras with LED flash, 16MP front camera, and a 3,300mAh battery with Dash Charge.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s launched a month ago and has will be landing in the country in June 2018. It has a 5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB of internal storage, 12MP + 12MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, 5MP front camera, and a 3,400mAh battery with Fast Charging and Qi wireless charging.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Specification||OnePlus 6||Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s|
|Display||6.28-inch 19:9 Full Optic AMOLED display @ 2280 x 1080 pixels (402ppi)||5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels (403ppi)|
|Glass||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (front and back)||Corning Gorilla Glass 4|
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Adreno 630|
|RAM||6GB/8GB LPDDR4X||6GB RAM LPDDR4X|
|Storage||64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1 internal storage||64GB/128GB internal storage UFS 2.1|
|Rear Camera||16MP + 20MP Sony IMX 519/376K OIS + EIS rear cameras, LED flash||12MP wide angle + 12 MP telephoto Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, 1.4-micron pixel, dual cameras w/ LED flash|
|Front Camera||16MP front camera||5MP f/2.0 front camera|
|SIM Slot||Dual-SIM||Dual SIM (nano-SIM)|
|Connectivity||4G LTE w/ VoLTE, 40 Global Bands||4G LTE w/ VoLTE, 43 Global Bands|
|Wi-Fi||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4x4 MIMO||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2x2 MIMO|
|Sensors||NFC, Fingerprint scanner||NFC, Fingerprint scanner|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS||GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS|
|Features||Face Unlock, Gesture control, Water Resistance||Face Unlock, Gesture control|
|Audio||3.5mm audio port||-|
|Port||USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|OS||OxygenOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)||MIUI 9 (Android 8.0 Oreo)|
|Battery||3,300mAh battery w/ 5V4A Fast Charge||3,400 mAh non-removable battery (with Quick Charge 3.0)|
|Color||Mirror Black, Midnight Black, Silk White (Limited Edition)||Black, White|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
- Larger screen size
Slightly higher screen aspect ratio and resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Higher main and secondary rear camera resolutions
Higher front camera resolution
WiFi 4×4 MIMO
3.5mm audio port
Water Resistance (no specified IP rating)
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s
- Wireless Charging
Slightly larger battery capacity
There is a significant difference between the screen size of the OnePlus 6 and Mi Mix 2s. In terms of viewing experience, users will have a better time watching and streaming videos with the former. We will not tap much on the display types as both of them have their own pros and cons which will depend on the user’s preference.
There’s not much to be discussed in terms of performance as both of the devices are equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor paired with an Adreno 630 GPU. It is without a doubt that both of them are at the top of the smartphone ladder right now.
The OnePlus 6 has higher main and secondary rear camera resolutions as compared with the Mi Mix 2s. The same goes for the front camera which gives the former a good starting advantage over the latter. However, this is not definitive of camera performance as it’s not all about resolution. We’ll be checking out both of their capabilities soon.
The Mi Mix 2s has a slightly larger battery as compared with the OnePlus 6. One winning factor for the former is its wireless charging capabilities that the latter does not have. OnePlus Dash Charging is known to be incredibly fast, though.
Moving to the other advantages of each device, the OnePlus 6 has a 3.5mm audio port and water resistance that the Mi Mix 2s lacks. Another is the 4×4 WiFi MIMO capacity of the former versus the 2×2 of the latter. MIMO stands for Multi-Input Multi-Output; it is the ability to take and send data to a network using multiple streams or passages for faster transfer speeds. A 4×4 MIMO means that it should need 4 antennas and its maximum capacity of 4 network passages. In layman’s terms, having a 4×4 MIMO gives about twice the speed of a 2×2 one.
The OnePlus 6 is priced at USD 529 (~Php27,700) for 6GB + 64GB, USD 579 (~Php30,300) for 8GB + 128GB, and USD 629 (~Php32,900) for 8GB + 256GB while the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is priced at Php27,990 for 6GB + 64GB.
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