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Xiaomi Mi 6 vs Huawei Nova 1

Xiaomi Mi 6 on Amazon USA
Huawei Nova 1 on Amazon USA

Comparison of the technical features between smartphones, with the Xiaomi Mi 6 on one side and the Huawei Nova 1 on the other. The first has a processor with 8 cores, 8 threads, a maximale frequency of 2.5GHz. The second chips has a total of 8 cores, 8 threads, its turbo frequency is set to 2.0GHz. The following table also compares the lithography, the amount of RAM memory, the date of first broadcast, the values obtained in Geekbench 4, as well as an average price.


Smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6 Huawei Nova 1
Model version(s) MCE16 CAN-L01, CAN-L01L11, CAN-L02L12,
CAN-L03L13, CAN-L11, CAN-L12,
Release date Q2 2017 Q4 2016
Dimensions 5,72 x 2,78 x 0,30 in 5,56 x 2,72 x 0,28 in
Weight 5.93 oz 5.15 oz
Body Front and back glass,
frame in stainless steel
Front glass,
aluminum body
Screen size, colours 5.2 inches, 16M colours 5.0 inches, 16M colours
Screen type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels 1080 x 1920 pixels
Screen ratio 16:9 16:9
Density 428 ppi 441 ppi
Operating system Android 7.1.1 Android 6.0.1
Processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625
Lithography 10 nm FinFET LPE 14 nm LPP
Cores 8 8
Threads 8 8
Energy cores 4x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 1.9 GHz -
High performance cores 4x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2.45 GHz 8x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2.0 GHz
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 540 Qualcomm Adreno 506
GPU execution units 2 1
GPU shading units 256 96
GPU clock rate 710 MHz 650 MHz
GPU FP32 floating point 737 GFLOPS 124.8 GFLOPS
Memory 4 / 6 GB RAM 3 GB RAM
Storage 64 / 128 GB 32 GB
Memory card - Up to 256 GB
Photo 12 MP, f/1,8, 27mm,
12 MP, f/2,6, 52mm
12 MP, 1/2,9", 1,25µm
Video 2160p30,
Front photo 8 MP 8 MP
Front video 1080p30 1080p30
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 4.1, A2DP, LE
USB Type-C 1.0 Type-C 1.0
Battery capacity 3,350 mAh 3,020 mAh
Battery type Non removable Li-Po Non removable Li-Ion
Battery life (versatile use) ~ 11 hours and 30 minutes ~ 14 hours
TDP 4 W 5 W
Head SAR (US) - -
Body SAR (US) - -
AnTuTu 205,180 64,730
Android PassMark Rating 4,730 3,000
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 single core
1,821 868
(Android 64-bit)
Geekbench 4 multi-core
5,969 4,069
(Multi-core / price performance)
Performance / price ratio
50 pts / $ 12 pts / $
Note 4.2 / 5 4.3 / 5
Reviews 58 661
Amazon Xiaomi Mi 6 Huawei Nova 1
New price on Amazon
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Used price on Amazon
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eBay Xiaomi Mi 6 Huawei Nova 1
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We can easily compare the technical characteristics between these two smartphones. Both phones have an equivalent number of cores, the maximum frequency of Xiaomi Mi 6 is greater. The Xiaomi Mi 6 has a newer release date.

Price: prices can change over time. For technical reasons, they are not updated in real time. This is only an average of the results on the first page of each product, whether new or used. Shipping costs have not been integrated. To know the final price of the product, please go to the form of the shop. If no price is indicated, it means that we did not find any offers during the last update.

Autonomy: the autonomy given is the one for a versatile use with video playback, web browsing, various applications, games, photos, etc ...

Ratios: we first consider the average for the new price if available, the average for the used price otherwise.

Performances :

Performance comparison between the two smartphones, for this we consider the results generated on benchmark softwares such as Geekbench 4.

AnTuTu - Total score
Xiaomi Mi 6 205,180
Huawei Nova 1 64,730

The difference is 217%.

AnTuTu is one of the most popular apps in the world to evaluate and compare the power of a mobile device with the competition. It tests above all the power of calculation, the display of Web pages, the modeling of decorations in 3D, the management of the memory, the transfer of data.

Android PassMark Rating
Xiaomi Mi 6 4,730
Huawei Nova 1 3,000

The difference in performance is 58%.

PassMark is a benchmarking software that performs several performance tests including prime numbers, integers, floating point, compression, physics, extended instructions, encoding, sorting. The higher the score is, the higher is the device capacity.

On Android 64-bit:

Geekbench 4 - Multi-core & single core score - Android 64-bit
Xiaomi Mi 6 1,821
Huawei Nova 1 868

In single core, the difference is 110%. In multi-core, the differential gap is 47%.

Geekbench 4 is a complete benchmark platform with several types of tests, including data compression, images, AES encryption, SQL encoding, HTML, PDF file rendering, matrix computation, Fast Fourier Transform, 3D object simulation, photo editing, memory testing. This allows us to better visualize the respective power of these devices. For each result, we took an average of 250 values on the famous benchmark software.

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