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OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi6 – Which one to buy?

OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi6 compare

As expected, OnePlus introduced its latest flagship smartphone dubbed as OnePlus 5 at today’s online event. This is company’s first model to feature dual rear camera setup. With this, OnePlus 5 has the powerful camera till date compared to its previous generation OnePlus smartphones. In this post, we have shared complete comparison overview of OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi6, which almost share similar kind of specifications. Both the devices are company’s latest flagship models for the year 2017. Read on the following to know how OnePlus 5 and Xiaomi Mi6 differ from one another.

OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi6 – Compare!

Display and Processor:

OnePlus 5 features a 5.5-inch 1080p Optic AMOLED display with DCI-P3 color coverage and has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. It is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 chipset and runs on Android 7.1.1 (Nougat) based on Oxygen OS. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi6 has a 5.15-inch IPS LCD Full HD screen. The Xiaomi Mi6 will have better pixel density due to its smaller screen, but those looking for more screen real estate can go with OnePlus 5. On the hardware field, the Mi6 includes the similar Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset.

Read: Xiaomi Mi6 vs Mi5s – Comparison overview!

Cameras and Storage:

Cameras of smartphones are given more importance these days. Both the devices comes equipped with dual rear camera setup, but differs in megapixels. OnePlus5 sports a 16-megapixels primary rear camera with wide-angle lens, large f/1.7 aperture along with a 20-megapixels secondary camera for capturing in-depth pictures and has a 16-megapixels selfie camera. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi6 comes with 12MP + 12MP dual rear camera and an 8MP front camera.

On the storage front, OnePlus 5 comes with two different variants – 64GB Storage + 6GB RAM and 128GB storage + 8GB RAM while the Mi6 has 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variants. Also download OnePlus 5 Stock Wallpapers


There is no significance difference in terms of battery capacity. OnePlus 5 packs with a 3,300mAh battery while the Xiaomi Mi6 includes a 3,350mAh battery. Both the devices promises backup for an entire day.

OnePlus 5 vs Xiaomi Mi6 – Comparison of Size, Features, Cameras, Battery, Price

OnePlus 5Xiaomi Mi6 (128GB)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 835Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
OS VersionAndroid 7.1.1Android 7.1.1 (MIUI 8)
Internal Storage64GB/128GB64GB/128GB
Memory Card supportNoNo
SIM TypeDual SIMDual SIM
Primary Camera16MP + 20MP12MP + 12MP
Secondary Camera16MP8MP
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Other ConnectivityBluetooth, GPS, 4GBluetooth, GPS, 4G
Fingerprint SensorYesYes
Dimensions152.7 x 74.7 x 7.25mm145.17 x 70.49 x 7.45mm
Release DateJune 2017April 2017

Price Comparison: 

The OnePlus 5 comes in Slate Gray and Midnight Black colors and starts at $479 (Rs. 30,958 approx.) / 499 Euros (Rs. 35,884 approx.) for the base 6GB RAM with 64GB version and the top-end 8GB RAM with 128GB storage version costs $539 (Rs. 34,849 approx.) / 559 Euros (Rs. 40,199 approx.). One the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi6 is priced at $360 (Rs. 23,420) for the 6GB RAM with 64GB storage, $421 for 6GB RAM with 128GB storage.

Conclusion: With 16MP + 20MP dual rear cameras, the OnePlus 5 is surely the one to prefer. But, if you don’t want to spend additional $100, then the Xiaomi Mi6 is a good choice. The Xiaomi Mi6 is already available to purchase from GearBest online retailer store for $399.99.

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