Mi 6x Vs. Redmi Note 5 Pro. Which is better and why

Mi 6x Vs. Redmi note 5 pro:

Xiaomi has officially announced it’s new mid range smart phone MI 6x. Let us compare Mi 6x and Redmi note 5 pro which is the uncrowned king in the midrange market currently.

Mi 6x:

Mi 6X has the design similar to Redmi Note 5 Pro, thanks to it’s vertically placed dual rear camera. The smartphone also comes with a 5.99-inches display with 18:9 aspect ratio as expected.



We’ll see the complete specification below.

  •  5.99 inches with full hd+ 1080p resolution display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Powered by2.2 Ghz octacore Snapdragon 660
  • Equipped with Adreno 512 GPU
  • 4/64 GB, 6/64 GB, 6/128 GB are available.
  • Supports Micro SD Card
  • Dual Rear camera: 12 MP with f/1.75 aperture + 20 MP with  f/1.8 aperture.
  • Support portrat mode
  • 20 MP Front facing camera with LED Flash as well.
  • Company claims the smartphone has inbuilt AI features on the camera , where the device can recognise the scene and adjust settings automatically.
  • Face Unlock feature
  • 3010 mAh battery
  • Supports quick charge 3.0 (Xiaomi claims 50% of charging under 30 mins)
  • Dual speaker at the bottom.
  • Runs on Android oreo based MIUI 9.5.

Redmi Note 5 Pro Vs Mi 6x:

Mi 6x looks exactly loke Redmi note 5 pro and both of the smartphones have 5.9 inch display. Let’s see the comparison chart.

As you see the above comparision chart, Mi 6x has an upper hand on all the specification, but 5.99 inch smartphone comes with 3010 mAh battery which is very average. Company could have provided atleast 3500 mAh battery.

What is Better in Mi 6x:

  • Mi 6x has Snapdragon 660 chipset which is the next level of Redmi note’s Snapdragon 636.
  • Mi 6x comes with 20MP + 12 MP dual camera which is better than Redmi note 5 pro’s 12 MP + 5 MP rear camera.
  • Both of the smartphones has portrait mode, But Mi 6x has  12 inbuilt AI features on the camera , where the device can recognise the scene and adjust settings automatically and it has 12 different Portrait mode settings .
  • Mi 6x is ~0.65m thicker than Redmi note 5 pro may be due the battery size.
  • 6 GB RAM with 128 Variant is available in the Mi 6x.
  • Mi 6x supports Fast charging 3.0. Xiaomi claims that 50% of charging within 30 mins.

Price Comparision:

Redmi note 5 pro’s 4GB RAM Variant is available at Rs.13,999 and 6 GB RAM variant is priced at Rs. 16,999.

Mi 6x comes in three variants.

  1. 4 GB RAM + 64 GB variant which is priced at Yuan 1599. (~Rs. 15,990)
  2. 6GB RAM + 64 GB Variant – priced at Yuan 1799 (~Rs. 18,990)
  3. 6 GB RAM + 128 GB variant will cost Yuan 1799 (~Rs.21,000).

Please note that above INR prices for Mi 6x are just indicatory and may vary.  The company hasn’t officially announced the price and release date in India.


From the comparision, we can clesely say that Mi 6x has much more advantages than Redmi note 5 pro. AI feature with 12 different portrait mode is great to have. But 3010 battery for a 5.99 inch smartphone is pretty average. Fast charging 3.0 may be a relief. So if you are a intense mobile user, it depends on you, whether you want more battery or otjer advantages as explained above.

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