Xiaomi Mi 6 review: Social climber
The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a custom Gallery app that shows the camera row by default, but the second tab includes all images and videos on the phone. You can set up a photo backup with your Mi Cloud account.
The integrated editor offers various effects, filters, and enhancements, plus fun stuff like stickers and doodling.
The MIUI music player is a custom app with a well laid out, easy to navigate interface. The player has cool effects, transitions, and transparent elements, especially on the expandable Now Playing section. Lyrics are supported, too.
Xiaomi Mi 6 offers customizable equalizers within the phone's Settings menu - there are a few default presets already available for use. You can also try Xiaomi's MiSound enhancer, which comes into play when you use headphones, and especially, a Xiaomi-branded headset.
Videos are launched from the gallery. There's no subtitle support here, but DLNA is on board.
A surprisingly powerful video editor hides here - it can trim videos and add filters, text labels, or even a soundtrack (from a predefined library of tracks or your music library).
Excellent audio output
The Xiaomi Mi 6 did splendidly in the first part of our audio test. When hooked to an active external amplifier it delivered very loud and yet perfectly accurate output.
Plugging in a pair of headphones damaged the stereo quality but not too much and introduced a tiny bit of intermodulation distortion (that's basically only detectable with dedicated equipment such as ours). The output remained excellent and the volume was still very high so a great performance overall.
|Test||Frequency response||Noise level||Dynamic range||THD||IMD + Noise||Stereo crosstalk|
Xiaomi Mi 6 frequency response
You can learn more about the tested parameters and the whole testing process here.
- 13 May 2018
Social climber? Not any more. Xiaomi started a new trend of design then alot of the big manufacturers started following. Who's got the last laugh again?
- 06 Mar 2018
Because of the OIS, photos can be taken with no motion blur created by handshake ('cause our hands aren't the most stable camera equipment). With OIS, photos can be taken at longer shutter times because of the stabilizer, and with longer shutter time...
- 26 Dec 2017