Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Xiaomi Mi 6: similar specifications, vast price difference
On Wednesday two of the biggest smartphone manufacturers are all set to launch their flagship phones. While Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in India, Xiaomi launched its Mi 6 and Mi 6 Plus smartphones in China. While both these phones at different price points in terms of specifications both are similar
In terms of the processor while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ came with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC processor in the US, in India it will come with the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC processor. Both the processors have comparable performances and in fact the Samsung Exynos 8895 SoC processor beats the Qualcomm processor on some counts.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 is one of the first smartphones of the company to debut the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. The Snapdragon processor is a 64 bit octa-core CPU and has a speed of 2.45GHz.
While the Samsung Galaxy S8 has a 4GB RAM, the Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a higher 6GB RAM. The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes in three variants in terms of its internal memory, ie 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The Galaxy S8, however, has a 64GB internal memory which can be expanded to 256GB via microSD card.
The Galaxy S8 is powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The Mi 6 come with a much larger battery of 3350mAh.
Both the Galaxy S8 and the Mi 6 come with the latest Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system. Both of them also have smart charging capabilities integrated into them.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a dual rear 12 megapixel rear cameras with 4K video recording and an 8 megapixel front camera which is also capable of recording 4K videos. Samsung Galaxy has a 12 megapixel 'Dual Pixel' rear cameras and a 8 megapixel front camera with anti-focus and optical image stabilisation.
However, what sets the Samsung Galaxy S8 apart from from the Xiaomi Mi 6 is the display. One of the key features of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the Infinity Display which has dual-edge curved display and covers almost the entire front of the phone. The display is certified by the UHD Alliance as Mobile HDR Premium. The Galaxy S8 comes with a 5.8 inch QHD display.
The Xiaomi Mi 6 however comes with a smaller 5.15 inch display. It also has a dual-edge curved display.
Despite the similarities in their specifications there is a vast difference in their prices. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is priced at Rs 57,900, while the Xiaomi Mi 6 is priced at CNY 2,499 (around Rs 23,500) for the 64GB internal memory variant. The Mi 6 is expected to be launched at a similar price range in India too.
While Xiaomi's Mi 6 has an edge over the Galaxy S8 in terms of the RAM, battery capacity, cameras and its price, the Samsung Galaxy S8 has the upper hand due to its large display size.