Though India is still waiting for the Xiaomi flagship smartphone to arrive in its markets, China witnessed the Mi 6 launch last month, followed by huge popularity and demand reflected in the multiple sales. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is widely popular for its brilliant price to feature ratio. With Snapdragon 835 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and a dual-camera setup, the smartphone retailed starting at RMB 2,499, which is about Rs 23,500. However, what about durability? Can you trust the Mi 6 to get along with the keys in your pocket? Will it survive a fall? Also Read - Xiaomi electric cars are coming in first half of 2024, confirms company: Check detailsAlso Read - Redmi Note 11, Note 11 Pro; price, key specs leak ahead of launch: Check out details
That s exactly what is being found out now. We have come across multiple hands-on and first impressions of the Mi 6, and it has fared decently well through those waters, but a durability test shows the real strength of a device, quite literally. Also Read - Top 5 Smart TV deals under Rs 20,000 in Flipkart Big Diwali Sale
Famous YouTuber JerryRigEverything, has conducted, an absolutely brutal test on the Mi 6, checking its durability and muscle patience. And of course, the test also answers the most important question for the Mi Fans, for most people at least, “Will it bend?” With a special addendum just for Xiaomi, something along the lines of “Will the Mi 6 be as bad as its predecessor in the bend test?”. Spoiler alert: no. Not even close. The new model has all the hallmarks of good durability, so expect it to be even harder to get a hold of from this point on. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 vs Xiaomi Mi 5: What s different?
Xiaomi Mi 6 specifications and features
For a quick recap, the Xiaomi Mi 6 features a 5.15-inch screen, and a stainless steel border running on the edges with a curved glass body. The smartphone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset, built on the new 10nm fabrication process, along with 6GB of RAM, and Adreno 540 GPU. The Mi 6 features a home button on the front panel that doubles up as a fingerprint sensor and is said to be non-porous . This essentially makes the structure of the home button more durable and resistant to soiling. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 hands-on and first impressions: Innovative design and visible craftsmanship
For photography, the Xiaomi Mi 6 sports a dual-camera setup, with two 12-megapixel cameras at the back, one with a wide-angle lens with 4-axis OIS, and another being a telephoto lens. On the front, there s an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The smartphone is powered by a 3,350mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0. On the software front, the smartphone runs Android Nougat out-of-the-box with MIUI layered above. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 vs OnePlus 3T vs Honor 8: Price, specifications and features compared