- Xiaomi Mi 6 flagship smartphone launched.
- Samsung launches its S8, S8 Plus in India.
Take a look at the comparison chart below:
|Samsung Galaxy S8||Xiaomi Mi 6|
|Display||5.7-inch Super AMOLED||5.15-inches|
|Resolution (pixels)||2960 x 1440||1080 x 1280|
|Display protection||Gorilla Glass 5||NA|
|Dimensions (mm)||148 x 68.1 x 8.0||145.2 x 70.5 x 7.5|
|Camera (Rear)||Dual Pixel 12MP||Dual 12 MP|
|Processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835/Exynos 8895||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Expandable Storage||yes, up to 256GB||No|
|OS||Android Nougat||MIUI 8|
|Water Resistance||IP68||Splash resistant|
|Biometrics||Fingerprint, Iris, Facial||Fingerprint|
|Colours||Midnight black, Maple gold, Coral blue||Black, Black, Blue, White/ Ceramic|
|Price||Rs 57900||RMB 2499 (approx Rs 24,000)|
Though the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Xiaomi Mi 6 cater to different price brackets, there are some similarities that one cannot simply miss.
Samsung Galaxy S8 poses a stylish design and the highlight is the bezel-less Infinite Display. It sports a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a pixel density of 529ppi. On the other hand, the Mi 6 sports a Full HD display, with pixel density up to 428 ppi. It also has a dual edge curved display.
The India variant of the S8 will be powered by Exynos 8895, while some other regions like the US get Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is also powered by 835. Both are the latest and almost at par, but the Exynos 8895 is believed to be slightly better.
Samsung promises a Dual Pixel display, and there's no doubt about the quality of images it can offer. Xiaomi has also upped the ante with its dual camera and a set of accompanying camera functions. It also has a slightly better battery, on paper. Samsung offers high-quality water resistance, while the Mi 6 claims to be splash resistant, but hasn't mentioned any rating. Samsung also brings more biometric options, a new digital assistant and bundles superior headphones.
However, it is the pricing that will make a huge difference. The China price for the Mi 6 is RMB 2499, which is approx Rs 24,000. If Xiaomi adds a couple of thousands more, it will still come at a price half of that of the Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung clearly has a superior set of specs, but Xiaomi Mi 6 is a value for money package.
Last Updated 6:49 PM IST