Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6: Who’s the king of affordable premium smartphone? Xiaomi has re-entered the flagship smartphone scene with the new Xiaomi Mi 8. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S was announced in March 2018 and with just four months gone, the phone maker are back again. The Xiaomi Mi 8 didn’t come alone like most Xiaomi’s smartphones. The Mi 8 comes with a bigger brother called Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer edition and a junior brother called Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (Special edition). The Xiaomi Mi 8 features high-end specs and is sold for a reasonable price just like the Mi Mix 2S.

Well, Xiaomi is not the only phone maker company that offers high-end specs at a reasonable price. We also have OnePlus, who recently released their most anticipated OnePlus 6. The specs and price range of the OnePlus 6 makes it a direct competitor to the Xiaomi Mi 8. They both offer most high-end specs you see in smartphones that cost over $1,000, and they’re sold for below $700. That’s simply pure value for money. So with the new OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi 8 now fully out there. Which one of the two phones is the best? We’ll find out at the end of this comparison article between the Xiaomi Mi 8 and OnePlus 6.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6 – The Design

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6
OnePlus 6

This is the first smartphone from both Xiaomi and OnePlus to feature a glass back. So they’re both offering something new to their followers in design. The OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi 8 comes in a front and back glass with aluminum frame. The aluminum frame found on the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a special 7000 series. The Xiaomi Mi 8 offers four body colors option; Black, Blue, White, and Gold. While the OnePlus 6 has no Blue or Gold body color, instead it offers Midnight Black, Mirror Black, and Silk White.

They both feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual rear camera. The dual rear camera and LED flash of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is placed at the top left corner. While the dual rear camera and LED flash of the OnePlus 6 is placed at the center just above its fingerprint sensor. Both the Xiaomi Mi 8 and OnePlus 6 features a notch at the top screen. The notch of Xiaomi Mi 8 is longer than that of the OnePlus 6. The Mi 8 measures 7.6mm thick compared to 7.8mm thick of the OnePlus 6. And it weighs 175 grams compared to 177 grams of the OnePlus 6. Being affordable means none of them supports water and dust resistance. Overall, I like the design of the Xiaomi Mi 8 better than the OnePlus 6.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6 – The Display

Good thing for users, as the Xiaomi Mi 8 and OnePlus 6 feature AMOLED technology. You get an Optic AMOLED touchscreen measured at 6.28 inch on the OnePlus 6. While for the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a Super AMOLED touchscreen measured at 6.21 inch. Coincidentally, both screens of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and OnePlus 6 stretches up to the same 83.8% screen-to-body ratio.

They both sport similar display resolution and the same pixels per inch density. The OnePlus 6 packs a 19:9 aspect ratio display, 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and 402 pixels per inch density. While the Xiaomi Mi 8 packs an 18.7:9 aspect ratio display, 1080 x 2248 pixels resolution and 402 pixels per inch density. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 takes care of the screen protection of the OnePlus 6. While for the Xiaomi Mi 8 is an unspecified Corning Gorilla Glass version, though I strongly believe it’s glass 4 or glass 5.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6 – The Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 8 houses a dual rear camera set-up of a primary 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 12MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The dual rear camera of the Mi 8 features OIS, PDAF, 2x optical zoom, dual-pixel autofocus, AI portraits, AI scene detection, and video editing software. The 20MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture on the Mi 8 also features Artificial Intelligence such as AI beautify mode and AI portrait selfies.

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On the OnePlus 6’s dual rear camera is a primary 16MP f/1.7 aperture sensor combined with a secondary 20MP f/1.7 aperture sensor. At the front of the OnePlus 6, you get a 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture. All three camera sensors of the OnePlus 6 are Sony IMX sensor. The camera of the OnePlus 6 features OIS, gyro-EIS, and portrait mode.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6 – Hardware and Software

Both the Xiaomi Mi 8 and OnePlus 6 are powered by Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 845 chipset with Adreno 630 graphics processing unit. Rumors have it that the Xiaomi Mi 8 had over 300,000 score in AnTuTu benchmark test, which is the highest on the Chinese benchmark.

In terms of memory, the OnePlus 6 comes in two variants of 6GB with 64GB storage and 8GB with 128GB or 256GB storage. While the Mi 8 comes with only a 6GB with either 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. They both run on Android 8.1 Oreo with custom UI skin. The Xiaomi Mi 8 runs on MiUI 10.0 skin while the OnePlus 6 runs on Oxygen OS 5.1.1.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6 – The Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 8’s non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery is slightly bigger than the non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery found on the OnePlus 6. They both support different version of fast battery charging and charges with USB Type-C charger.

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6 – The Price

The Xiaomi Mi 8 will cost you around $515 (N180,250) while the OnePlus 6 will cost around $613 (N214,550). The undisputed winner is the Xiaomi Mi 8. The new Xiaomi’s flagship features better design, display, camera, hardware, and battery than the OnePlus 6 for a more affordable price!!!!

Xiaomi Mi 8 VS OnePlus 6 Full Specs Comparison

Xiaomi Mi 8 OnePlus 6
Dimensions and Weight 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm. Weight: 175 g 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm. Weight: 177 g
Display 6.21 inch (83.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2248 pixels with 402 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen 6.28 inch (83.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2280 pixels with 402 PPI density and Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Memory RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128/256GB RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64GB OR RAM: 8GB. ROM: 128/256GB
Software Android 8.1 Oreo (with MiUI 10.0) Android 8.1 Oreo (with Oxygen OS 5.1.1)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor
Camera 20MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 12MP f/2.4 aperture with dual-LED flash 16MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 16MP f/1.7 aperture and 20MP f/1.7 aperture with dual-LED flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
Battery Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
Additional Features Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+), Infrared face recognition Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 5V/2A 20W (Dash Charge)

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