Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix vs Samsung Galaxy S8: The Korean Behemoth Dominates, But Not By Much

Xiaomi has been looking to upstage the Korean giant Samsung in its own backyard as well as worldwide. The Beijing-based consumer products giant is looking forward to the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix and so are we. Samsung, on the other hand, will look to upstage Apple as the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer. If everything goes according to plan, the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix will go up against the Samsung Galaxy S8 in a clash of giants. We have a detailed comparison of the two which will help you in making an informed decision when it comes to purchasing one of the two flagships.

Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8

Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Processor and Memory

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, while the Samsung Galaxy S8 will boast of the in-house Exynos 8895 processor. Some Galaxy S8 devices will ship with the Snapdragon processor as well. While the two processors are almost identical in nature and processing power, the Exynos processor is said to have a 10% decrease in power consumption when compared to its competitor. According to this report, the Snapdragon 835 will have an increase in performance of up to 27%, increase in area efficiency up to 35%, and up to 40% less power consumption when compared to its predecessors. The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix is said to have two versions of memory combination. There is said to be a 256 GB model with 6 GB of RAM and another option of 128 GB with  6 GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S8 is said to have two variants as well, with 64 and 128 GB internal memory (expandable via dual micro SD cards) coupled with 8 GB RAM. The Galaxy S8 wins this round.

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix

Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Design and Display

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix is reported to feature a 6.4-inch AMOLED panel with 2k screen resolution with protection provided by a 2.5D curved edge-to-edge glass panel. The Galaxy S8 is said to launch two variants with a 5.1-inch and 5.5-inch AMOLED display. While the Mi 6 Mix does seem ahead on this count, reports indicate that Samsung is working on a 6-inch AMOLED display model as well.This development should spice things up. The Xiaomi smartphone will feature a reported 100 percent screen-to-body ratio while the S8 have a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio. The Mi 6 Mix also has a fingerprint scanner embedded on the screen. The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix wins this round.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix sports a 16 MP rear camera with laser autofocus, dual LED flash, and Optical Image Stabilizer while the Samsung Galaxy S8 S8 will have a 13-megapixel rear camera along with another 12-megapixel shooter on the back, in a twin camera setup. It also features phase detection autofocus, Optical Image Stabilizer, dual-LED flash. The front camera on the Mix and the S8 is 8 MP. The Samsung Galaxy S8 wins this round by a narrow margin.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: Features

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones to launch in 2017. The Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix sports an impressive 4000 mAh battery while the Galaxy battery specs is unknown but will not disappoint. The Mi 6 Mix will have a wireless fast charging feature that is capable of charging from zero percent to 60 percent in 30 minutes. As for the Samsung Galaxy S8, expect wireless headphones, wireless charging and possibly an S Pen with a USB Type-C port for headphones. The Galaxy S8, however, has two AI voice assistants called Bixby and Kestra and will probably be more efficient as well as user-friendly. The novelty value of the phone will also be a thing to watch out for.

Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix vs. Samsung Galaxy S8: The Verdict

In our comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S8 wins. If we include Samsung’s massive commercial muscle and formidable PR power, the Samsung Galaxy S8 may be the proverbial iPhone killer. We believe that the Xiaomi Mi 6 Mix will also give rather good competition to the Galaxy S8. Remember that Samsung is looking forward to recoup after the Galaxy 7 proved to be a worldwide disaster. Watch this space for more news as both phones are to launch in the first quarter of this year.

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