Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi 8 vs OnePlus 6

Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi 8 vs OnePlus 6

When it comes to bang-for-the-buck smartphones, two brands come to mind – Xiaomi and OnePlus. These two have recently launched their newest devices, offering flagship specs at very competitive prices. Check out our specs comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and the OnePlus 6.

SpecificationXiaomi Mi 8OnePlus 6
Display6.21-inch FHD+ (2248 x 1080) Samsung AMOLED display6.28-inch Full Optic AMOLED Screen @ 1080 x 2280, 19:9
Glass ProtectionDidn't stateCorning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630
ROM64GB / 128GB / 256GB UFS64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1
Rear Camera12MP + 12MP AI dual rear camera, dual-pixel AF16MP IMX 519 + 20MP Sony 376K with OIS + EIS rear cameras, dual LED flash
Front Camera20MP AI front camera16MP Sony IMX 371 front camera
Connectivity4G VoLTE, 4×4 MIMOLTE Cat. 16/13 4CA, 40 Global Bands
SIMDual-SIM (nano)Dual Nano SIM
Wi-FiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 4x4 MIMO
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
SensorFingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
OSMIUI 10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)OxygenOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,400mAh battery w/ QC4+3,300mAh battery w/ 5V4A Fast Charge

Summary of advantages

Xiaomi Mi 8:

  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Infrared Face Recognition
  • Dual-band GPS
  • Slightly higher battery capacity
  • Slightly thinner, lighter

OnePlus 6:

  • 8GB RAM option
  • Higher dual rear camera resolution
  • 3.5mm audio port
  • Splash resistance

The two smartphones are almost on equal footing by sporting almost the same screen size and pixel density, Snapdragon 845 chipset, and storage variants, so you can be sure to get good viewing experiences and powerful performance.


The Mi 8 wins for having a higher front camera resolution with AI, and features such as an infrared face recognition which is theoretically better than the standard face unlock, and dual-band GPS, which Xiaomi boasts precision positioning compared to your standard GPS setup.

It also has a higher battery capacity but is able to maintain a thinner and lighter body than the OnePlus 6.

The OnePlus 6, on the other hand, has an 8GB model. Although the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition has this RAM option, that is a different device altogether. It also has a 3.5mm audio port which is still a handy feature and splash resistance.

When it comes to imaging, the OnePlus 6 has a higher resolution dual rear cameras, but we’re yet to see how it fares against the Xiaomi Mi 8 in terms of quality. DxOMark rated the Mi 8 at 99 points, while results for the OnePlus 6 are yet to be released.

When it comes to availability, the OnePlus 6 beats the Mi 8 by arriving first in the Philippines. Digital Walker has already released their SRP starting at PHP30,990 for the 6GB + 64GB model. Xiaomi is yet to launch the Mi 8 in the Philippines but in China, it starts at CNY 2,699 (~PHP22K) for the 6GB + 64GB.

So what do you guys think? Which flagship smartphone do you think deserves your wallet’s attention? Let us know in the comments section below.

This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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4 Responses

  1. John schiefelbein says:

    Xiaomi 2S gets my vote and if it comes in under 30,000p it will get my money!

  2. Calvin says:

    Compare OP6 to Mi 8 explorer edition at ang maipag yayabang lang ng OP6 ay ang 3300mah batt at 3.5mm jack

  3. Boy salsal says:

    Kagagaling ko sa 2 stall ng digital walker sa moa at conrad building-
    Not available pa daw op6. Ni ultimo srp di nila alam. Sigh.

  4. amar says:

    both smartphones said to give amazing performance and having almost similar specifications on paper.

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