The recently launched Xiaomi Mi 8 is turning out to be quite a phone. Not only is it a carbon copy of the iPhone X—right down to the notch design and the placement of the camera. 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.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 and the OnePlus 6 share many common aspects. Both the devices have stunning glass backs, with the only difference being that Xiaomi’s notch is wider but that is because it houses IR Face Unlocking hardware, which also works in the dark. The rear glass panel on OnePlus 6 is a little slippery if you get the mirror black edition, and a fingerprint magnet, which is something we expect from the Xiaomi Mi 8 as well. In my brief time with the OnePlus 6, I felt that it was quite sleek and comfortable to use. Both the devices have a capacitive fingerprint sensor on the rear, USB Type-C port, NFC, but the OnePlus 6 has prioritized with its user needs (instead of the trends) and still sports a 3.5mm headphone jack. This port is missing on the Xiaomi Mi 8, which may be a deal-breaker for some.
If we come to the screens, the two admiral ships will be overwhelmed. Because both devices have Full HD + screen resolution, AMOLED technology and a notched 6.2-inch screen. However, with the Xiaomi Mi 8, 60000: 1 contrast ratio, the HDR10-compatible single model and 600-nit device are much brighter. However, we must add that the OnePlus 6 has a larger screen.
Both have the Snapdragon 845, which means that in performance are virtually identical since they have the same chip (and everything that this leads inside as the eight cores to 2.8 Ghz, Adreno 630, etc.). What is different is that in the case of the Xiaomi Mi 8 we have (if we consider that the Explorer version is “something else”) 6 GB of RAM and 64, 128 and 256 GB of storage while the OnePlus arrives with 6 u 8 GB of RAM for 64, 128 or 256 GB storage.
In addition, OnePlus 6 should have better overall performance, because its software is usually better optimized. But, on the other hand, Xiaomi Mi 8 has MIUI 10 out of the box, and it’s still better than OxygenOS, thanks to the huge number of additional features and settings.
Despite the fact that we have not tested smartphone cameras, we can draw some theoretical conclusions about the performance of cameras. While the OnePlus 6 comes with a dual 16 + 20 Mp camera with bright f / 1.7 and OIS (for 4K video), the Xiaomi Mi 8 has two 12 megapixel sensors with f / 1.8 and f / 2.4 apertures. However, Xiaomi claims that the Mi 8 received cameras of the same class as the Mi Mix 2S, and DxOMark placed it among the top 5 smartphones with a camera. Therefore, it is difficult to say whose camera will be better to shoot, one thing is certain: both gadgets have excellent cameras.
Both devices can not boast of a powerful battery. It is designed to work during the day with constant use. Since the capacities are almost the same (3400 mAh vs 3300 mAh), they both have an AMOLED display and the same hardware, we do not expect a big difference between battery life. In addition, both gadgets have a very efficient fast charging technology.
The Mi 8 brings plenty of unique things to take on the OnePlus 6. The Mi 8 may look like an Android-powered iPhone X, but it is packed with great hardware and has checked all the right boxes. So OnePlus may just have a tough fight on its hand in the most keenly-contested premium smartphone battle of the year. It is as snappy an experience as one can expect on Android, with apps launching and operating smoothly. The OnePlus 6 handles PUBG even at high settings and is certainly a beast in raw performance. Xiaomi Mi 8 is now avaialble on Geekbuying just at $516.99. And OnePlus 6 is Now available on Geekbuying in just $553.99 using Coupon Code: NEQOSXWY.