The most anticipated OnePlus 6 just launched a few hours ago. Prior to the launch, a lot of information was already revealed regarding the device. One of the smartphone’s top feature is its chipset, the Snapdragon 845. In a similar manner, Xiaomi recently released the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S as well. Both seem to sport the latest Snapdragon chipset but which of the two should you buy? What exactly are their similarities and differences? Find out here!

OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S differences

OnePlus 6 pros over Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

  • Bigger screen
  • 8GB RAM option
  • 256GB internal storage
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • 16 MP selfie snapper
  • Dual: 20 MP + 16 MP rear camera
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S pros over OnePlus 6

  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
  • Quick Charge 3.0, 9V/2A
  • Qi standard wireless charging

OnePlus 6 and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S similarities

  • Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • Face Unlock

The OnePlus 6 features a 6.28″ Full Optic Full HD+ display which is larger than the Mi MIX 2S’ 5.99″ FHD+ display. Furthermore, the OnePlus 6 has a higher resolution than Xiaomi’s smartphone.  In terms of protection, the OnePlus 6 offers a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 whereas, the Mi MIX 2S has Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Under the hood, the two share a lot of similarities. Both seem to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 along with a Adreno 630 GPU. Their difference lies on storage variants. As of now, the Mi MIX 2S only offers two variants – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 6GB RAM + 128GB of storage. On the other hand, the OnePlus 6 has three variants – 6GB + 64GB storage, 8GB + 128GB storage, and 8GB + 256GB storage. Do note that, according to reports, there is a possibility that the Mi MIX 2S might offer a variant with a larger RAM and storage in the future.

In terms of their camera setup, both devices seem to have dual rear cameras. The OnePlus 6 comes with 20 MP + 16 MP rear camera while the Mi MIX 2S arrived with a  12MP + 12MP main camera. Although looking purely at the specs, the OnePlus 6 may have won, we still need to do a camera comparison to really determine which of the two has a better camera since both have AI features. In addition, the OnePlus 6 has a 16MP selfie camera whereas the Mi MI 2S only features a 5MP front camera.

For security, both have a fingerprint scanner and Face Unlock feature. Although the Mi MIX 2S might have lost in the camera department, it clearly wins in the battery area. The Mi MIX 2S is fueled by a 3,400mAh battery supported by Quick Charge 3.0, 9V/2A. The OnePlus 6 has a smaller battery with 3,300mAh supported by Dash Charge. Furthermore, the OnePlus 6 does not feature wireless charging unlike the Mi MIX 2S.

After reading the similarities and differences between both devices, which of the two do you prefer more?

SPECSOnePlus 6Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
Display6.28″ Full Optic Full HD+ display (2180 x 1080), Corning Gorilla Glass 55.99” 18:9 display (2160 x 1080) FHD+, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Dimensions155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm, 177g150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm, 191g
ColorSilk White, Midnight Black, and Mirror BlackBlack, White
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630
Memory6GB RAM/64GB internal storage, 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage, 8GB RAM/256GB internal storage6GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage
Main CameraDual: 20 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX519 zoom + 16 MP f/1.7 Sony IMX 376K with 1.22um pixels (primary), 1um pixels (zoom) PDAF, OIS, EIS, 2X optical zoom, LED flash, 4K recording, 480FPS slo-moDual: 12 MP Sony IMX363 (f/1.8, 1.4 µm) + 12 MP Samsung S5K3M3 (f/2.4, 1.0 µm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Front camera16 MP selfie snapper with AI5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 µm)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, -GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connectorWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS and NFC, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
SecurityFingerprint scanner, Face UnlockFingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
OSAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.0 (Oreo)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery, Fast battery charging 5V 4A 20W (Dash Charge)Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery, Quick Charge 3.0, 9V/2A, Qi standard wireless charging
Official Price
  • 6GB+64GB – $529 (approx. PHP 27,000)
  • 8GB+128GB – $579 (approx. PHP 30,000)
  • 8GB+256GB – $629 (approx. PHP 30,000)
  • Php 27,990 (6GB + 64GB storage)
  • Php 29,990 (6GB +128GB storage)
Availability date (Philippines)TBA June 2018 
Where to buy (Philippines)TBAMi Store and the Lazada store

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