Comparison between:
- Apple iPhone 8 Plus
- Xiaomi Mi 6X

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Apple iPhone 8 PlusXiaomi Mi 6X
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
Prices
Xiaomi Mi 6X
Prices
Model aliasA1864
A1897
A1898
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Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width78.1 mm
7.81 cm
0.26 ft
3.07 in
75.4 mm
7.54 cm
0.25 ft
2.97 in
Height158.4 mm
15.84 cm
0.52 ft
6.24 in
158.7 mm
15.87 cm
0.52 ft
6.25 in
Thickness7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
7.3 mm
0.73 cm
0.02 ft
0.29 in
Weight202 g
0.45 lbs
7.13 oz
168 g
0.37 lbs
5.93 oz
Volume92.78 cm³
5.63 in³
87.35 cm³
5.3 in³
ColorsSilver
Gold
Gray
Black
Red
Blue
Gold
Rose-gold
Body materialsAluminium alloy
Glass
Aluminium alloy
CertificationIP67-

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards12
Features-Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1700/2100 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
CDMA 800 MHz
CDMA20001xEV-DO Rev. A-
TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
UMTSUMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1700/2100 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 700 MHz Class 17
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE AWS (B4)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 800 MHz (B18)
LTE 800 MHz (B19)
LTE 800 MHz (B20)
LTE 1900+ MHz (B25)
LTE 800 MHz (B26)
LTE 800 MHz SMR (B27)
LTE 700 MHz APT (B28)
LTE 700 MHz de (B29)
LTE 2300 MHz (B30)
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 16
LTE-A
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)iOS 11MIUI V9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCApple A11 Bionic APL1W72Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8976 Plus
Process technology10 nm14 nm
CPU2x Monsoon, 4x Mistral4x 2.2 GHz Kryo 260, 4x 1.84 GHz Kryo 260
CPU bits64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8-AARMv8
Level 1 cache memory (L1)32 KB + 32 KB-
Level 2 cache memory (L2)8192 KB
8 MB
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CPU cores68
CPU frequency2100 MHz2200 MHz
GPU-Qualcomm Adreno 512
GPU cores3-
GPU frequency-650 MHz
RAM capacity3 GB4 GB
6 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4LPDDR4X
RAM channels-Double channel
RAM frequency-1866 MHz
M11 motion coprocessor
Neural engine
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Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB
256 GB
32 GB
64 GB
128 GB
-eMMC 5.1

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologyIPSIPS
Diagonal size5.5 in
139.7 mm
13.97 cm
5.99 in
152.15 mm
15.21 cm
Width2.7 in
68.49 mm
6.85 cm
2.68 in
68.04 mm
6.8 cm
Height4.79 in
121.76 mm
12.18 cm
5.36 in
136.08 mm
13.61 cm
Aspect ratio1.778:1
16:9
2:1
2:1 (18:9)
Resolution1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 2160 pixels
Pixel density401 ppi
157 ppcm
403 ppi
158 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area67.63 %77.63 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Ion-strengthtened glass
Retina HD display
Force Touch
1300:1 contrast ratio
625 cd/m²
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
LED-backlit
Wide Color display (P3)
Display manufacturer - Tianma
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
2.5D curved glass screen
LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon)
500 cd/m²
84% NTSC

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
-Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1028

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor modelSony Exmor RSSony IMX486 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOS
Aperturef/1.8f/1.75
Focal length3.99 mm4.07 mm
Flash type-Dual LED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4000 x 3000 pixels
12 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS60 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Pixel size - 1.22 μm
Sensor size - 1/3"
Flash type - Quad LED
6-element lens
Hybrid IR filter
Noise reduction
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 28 mm
1080p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Aperture size - f/2.8 (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 57 mm
Sensor size - 1/2.9"
Pixel size - 1.25 μm
Phase detection
720p @ 120 fps
Secondary rear camera - 20 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Sony IMX376 Exmor RS (#2)
Sensor type - CMOS BSI (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.78" (#2)
Pixel size - 2.0 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning) (#2)
Aperture size - f/1.75 (#2)

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor model-Sony IMX376 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOS BSICMOS BSI
Aperturef/2.2f/2
Focal length2.87 mm3.82 mm
Flash type-LED
Image resolution3088 x 2320 pixels
7.16 MP
5384 x 3752 pixels
20.2 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps
Pixel size - 1.0 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 32 mm
720p @ 240 fps
Sensor size - 1/2.78"
Pixel size - 2.0 μm (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Face unlock
HDR

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Stereo speakers
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Dolby Digital Plus
HAC (M3/T4) - Hearing Aid Comaptibility
Headphone adapter

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNo-

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
Wi-Fi
Cell ID
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
MiMO2x2 MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.0
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
HID

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector type-USB Type-C
Version2.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Mass storage
Proprietary
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNo

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AIFF
AAC
AAC+
AC3
AMR
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
QuickTime
MPEG-4
3GPP
AVI
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
VP8
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity2691 mAh3030 mAh
TypeLi-IonLi-Polymer
2G talk time21 h
1260 min
0.9 days
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3G talk time21 h
1260 min
0.9 days
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Charger output power5 V / 1 A5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
Quick charge technology-Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesWireless charging
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Qi wireless charging-

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)0.94 W/kg-
Body SAR (EU)0.99 W/kg-
Head SAR (USA)1.15 W/kg-
Body SAR (USA)1.15 W/kg-

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional featuresA1864 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.940 W/kg; body - 0.990 W/kg
A1864 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.150 W/kg; body - 1.150 W/kg
A1897 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.990 W/kg; body - 0.990 W/kg
A1897 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.190 W/kg; body - 1.190 W/kg
A1898 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) EU: head - 0.970 W/kg; body - 0.990 W/kg
A1898 - SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) US: head - 1.190 W/kg; body - 1.190 W/kg
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