2018 New Phone Xiaomi Mi 8 VS. OnePlus 6 – Specs comparison

When it comes to bang-for-the-buck smartphones, two brands come to mind – Xiaomi and OnePlus. These two have recently launched their newest devices, offering flagship specs at very competitive prices. Check out our specs comparison of the Xiaomi Mi 8 and the OnePlus 6.

Display 6.21-inch (1080 x 2248) Super AMOLED, 402ppi 6.28-inch (1080 x 2280) 19:9 Full Optic AMOLED, 402ppi
Glass Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 2.8GHz octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 630 GPU Adreno 630 GPU
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1
Rear camera 12MP + 12MP AI dual rear camera, dual-pixel AF, 4-axis OIS, LED flash 16MP + 20MP Sony IMX 519/376K OIS + EIS rear cameras, LED flash
Front camera 20MP AI front camera 16MP front camera
SIM Dual-SIM (nano) Dual-SIM (nano)
Network 4G LTE, VoLTE, 4×4 MIMO 4G LTE Cat. 16/13 4CA, 4×4 MIMO
WiFi WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
NFC Yes Yes
Fingerprint scanner Fingerprint scanner (rear) Fingerprint scanner (rear)
Face Recognition Infrared Face Recognition Face Unlock
Audio 3.5mm audio port
Water/Dust Resistance Splash-resistant
Battery 3,400mAh battery w/ QC4+ 3,300mAh battery w/ Fast Charge
OS MIUI 10 (Android 8.1 Oreo) OxygenOS 5.1 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Dimenson 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm 155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8 mm
Weight 175 g 177 g
Color Black, Blue, White, Gold Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White

Summary of advantages

Xiaomi Mi 8:


  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Infrared Face Recognition
  • Dual-band GPS
  • Slightly higher battery capacity
  • Slightly thinner, lighter

OnePlus 6:

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  • 8GB RAM option
  • Higher dual rear camera resolution
  • 3.5mm audio port
  • Splash resistance

The two smartphones are almost on equal footing by sporting almost the same screen size and pixel density, Snapdragon 845 chipset, and storage variants, so you can be sure to get good viewing experiences and powerful performance.

The Mi 8 wins for having a higher front camera resolution with AI, and features such as an infrared face recognition which is theoretically better than the standard face unlock, and dual-band GPS, which Xiaomi boasts precision positioning compared to your standard GPS setup.

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It also has a higher battery capacity but is able to maintain a thinner and lighter body than the OnePlus 6.

The OnePlus 6, on the other hand, has an 8GB model. Although the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition has this RAM option, that is a different device altogether. It also has a 3.5mm audio port which is still a handy feature and splash resistance.

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When it comes to imaging, the OnePlus 6 has a higher resolution dual rear cameras, but we’re yet to see how it fares against the Xiaomi Mi 8 in terms of quality. DxOMark rated the Mi 8 at 99 points, while results for the OnePlus 6 are yet to be released.

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When it comes to availability, the OnePlus 6 beats the Mi 8 by arriving first in the Philippines. Digital Walker has already released their SRP starting at PHP30,990/$591 for the 6GB + 64GB model. Xiaomi is yet to launch the Mi 8 in the Philippines but in China, it starts at CNY 2,699 (~PHP22K/$279) for the 6GB + 64GB.