Size Comparison: Mi Note vs MX4 Pro vs Honor 6 Plus vs Xshot vs Xplay 3S


xiaomi mi note comparison

Check out our Xiaomi Mi Note size comparison with the MX4 Pro and Huawei Honor 6 Plus.

The Xiaomi Mi Note boasts the largest screen of any Xiaomi phone to date. Previously the Redmi Note had the largest panel at 5.5-inch, but the Mi Note ups the size slightly to 5.7-inch.

xiaomi mi note comparison

On paper a 5.7-inch display sounds positively monstrous, but with clever engineering and design, Xiaomi have made a large phone that isn’t that much bigger than a 5.5-inch device.

Most manufacturers are giving their flagship devices with 5.5-inch displays, but unlike the phones of early 2014 these new phones boast slim bezels and smaller overall physical size than before. Great examples of narrow 5.5-inch phones include the Meizu MX4 Pro, IUNI U3 and Huawei Honor 6 Plus. Still 5.5-inch is a stretch for some people, so what about the 5.7-inch display of the Xiaomi Mi Note? It must be huge mustn’t it?

Xiaomi Mi Note size comparison

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Xiaomi have done an amazing job of designing the Xiaomi Mi Note, and I am confident in saying that if you are currently happy with your 5.5-inch phone you are not going to find the larger Mi Note all that different to handle.

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Going from my Meizu MX4 pro to the Mi Note actually proved the Mi Note to be more comfortable to use. It is a similar width but much thinner, meaning it feels really easy to handle with one hand.

The thin sides of the Mi Note also make it easier to handle than the bulkier Huawei Honor 6 Plus too, while still remaining a similar width.

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Narrow bezels and a strong, lightweight alloy frame have allowed Xiaomi to make a larger screen phone feel like a 5.5-inch device. The Mi Note is thinner and wider than most of it’s 5.5-inch competition and only slightly longer.

It’s not just in the hand where the flagship Xiaomi feels better though, also in your pocket you really appreciate the 6.95mm thick body after using phones closer to 9mm.

Xiaomi Mi Note Comparison with Vivo Xshot and Xplay 3S

 

Xiaomi Mi Note Comparison with Huawei Honor 6 Plus

Xiaomi Mi Note Comparison with Meizu MX4 Pro

If you had been looking at the Mi Note but had been put off by the screen size you might want to look again. A 5.7-inch display in the body similar to that of a 5.5-inch phone, but easier to handle sounds like a win win to me.

If a 5.5-inch phone size is still to much for you then let’s keep our fingers crossed that the Xiaomi Mi5 will come with a 5.2-inch display.

If you are interested, I bought my Xiaomi Mi Note from HonorBuy.com who offer shipping from China and Italy.

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26 Comments

  1. balcobomber25
    February 13, 2015

    Even though I am a Xiaomi fan, the Honor 6 has the best styling. I love the direction Huawei is going in with their designs. They have some of the best looking phones on the market. Just hate their horrible rom they use.

    • trapchan
      February 13, 2015

      Yeh, terrible ROM. Agree as a Honor 3C User here. Sadly, custom ROM is full of bugs.

    • Flow
      February 16, 2015

      H6+ is my first Huawei phone after owning some from among others HTC and ZTE (V5 Red Bull with Nubia ROM, ZTE V987 with almost stock Android and later with official ported MIUI V5) and I really must say that EMUI 3 is on par here. There are just a few very tiny details in the GUI I prefer in Nubia and MIUI over EMUI 3, but overall the (B120) ROM performs amazingly great. At least it’s the most stable ROM I ever had on any device, in my opinion that’s already a win.

  2. balcobomber25
    February 13, 2015

    Even though I am a Xiaomi fan, the Honor 6 has the best styling. I love the direction Huawei is going in with their designs. They have some of the best looking phones on the market. Just hate their horrible rom they use.

    • trapchan
      February 13, 2015

      Yeh, terrible ROM. Agree as a Honor 3C User here. Sadly, custom ROM is full of bugs.

    • Flow
      February 16, 2015

      H6+ is my first Huawei phone after owning some from among others HTC and ZTE (V5 Red Bull with Nubia ROM, ZTE V987 with almost stock Android and later with official ported MIUI V5) and I really must say that EMUI 3 is on par here. There are just a few very tiny details in the GUI I prefer in Nubia and MIUI over EMUI 3, but overall the (B120) ROM performs amazingly great. At least it’s the most stable ROM I ever had on any device, in my opinion that’s already a win.

  3. February 13, 2015

    Hi Andy, sorry for OOT. But can you please review the Kingzone Z1. I think it’s the most beautiful designed MT6752 device. Compare to jiayu S3, i would like to know about its build quality, camera quality and their OS tweaks. as I know, jiayu and kingzone have good and solid products before.

    Thank you, Andy!

      • BW
        February 14, 2015

        that phone has a customized operating system. And their web page doesn’t inspire confidence about their craftsmanship.

        They list the phone as being “Supper thin” and “Supper light” so I’m not supper (or super) interested in that kind of inattention to detail.

        if they can’t proofread their marketing materials I wouldn’t expect too much from the product.

        • Airyl
          February 14, 2015

          That’s a common thing with Chinese manufacturers.

  4. Ryanze
    February 14, 2015

    Hi Andy, sorry for OOT. But can you please review the Kingzone Z1. I think it’s the most beautiful designed MT6752 device. Compare to jiayu S3, i would like to know about its build quality, camera quality and their OS tweaks. as I know, jiayu and kingzone have good and solid products before.

    Thank you, Andy!

    • BW
      February 14, 2015

      that phone has a customized operating system. And their web page doesn’t inspire confidence about their craftsmanship.

      They list the phone as being “Supper thin” and “Supper light” so I’m not supper (or super) interested in that kind of inattention to detail.

      if they can’t proofread their marketing materials I wouldn’t expect too much from the product.

    • Airyl
      February 14, 2015

      That’s a common thing with Chinese manufacturers.

  5. Fuzz541
    February 14, 2015

    “Camera camera camera camera!”
    – S. Ballmer

    Please, Andi, if possible, an early preview of camera quality vs. XShot? Cheers!

  6. Fuzz541
    February 14, 2015

    “Camera camera camera camera!”
    – S. Ballmer

    Please, Andi, if possible, an early preview of camera quality vs. XShot? Cheers!

  7. liamo
    February 14, 2015

    How come there’s not much love for the Iuni U3? I think it has the smallest overall dimensions for a 5.5inch device – smaller than the Honor 6 – and I think better looking….

    • Faux-News
      February 15, 2015

      Havent used it but its having a 3000mAh battery for a 2K screen. And its pretty thick 10mm compared to 7.5mm and 3600mAh battery in H6+.

  8. liamo
    February 14, 2015

    How come there’s not much love for the Iuni U3? I think it has the smallest overall dimensions for a 5.5inch device – smaller than the Honor 6 – and I think better looking….

    • Faux-News
      February 15, 2015

      Havent used it but its having a 3000mAh battery for a 2K screen. And its pretty thick 10mm compared to 7.5mm and 3600mAh battery in H6+.

  9. February 15, 2015

    all of them with a nice usable surface, Andy do you know Vivo Xplay 3S camera sensor?

    http://www.kimovil.com/en/compare/huawei-honor-6-plus,meizu-mx4pro-32gb,vivo-xplay-3s,xiaomi-mi-note

  10. MiYaGin
    February 15, 2015

    all of them with a nice usable surface, Andy do you know Vivo Xplay 3S camera sensor?

    http://www.kimovil.com/en/compare/huawei-honor-6-plus,meizu-mx4pro-32gb,vivo-xplay-3s,xiaomi-mi-note

  11. Flow
    February 16, 2015

    “The thin sides of the Mi Note also make it easier to handle than the bulkier Huawei Honor 6 Plus too, while still remaining a similar width.”

    How, I mean really, how(!) can you call the H6+ “bulkier” than the Xiaomi Note, when the dimensions of the H6+ are SMALLER than the Xiaomi Note.
    This is just nonsense and sounds like you got payed by Xiaomi to make their product sound better than others. If you write something biased, then please at least try to make it look like it’s not. This is just sad and completely undermines the credibility of GizChina as an independent reporter. Oh wait………..

  12. Flow
    February 16, 2015

    “The thin sides of the Mi Note also make it easier to handle than the bulkier Huawei Honor 6 Plus too, while still remaining a similar width.”

    How, I mean really, how(!) can you call the H6+ “bulkier” than the Xiaomi Note, when the dimensions of the H6+ are SMALLER than the Xiaomi Note.
    This is just nonsense and sounds like you got payed by Xiaomi to make their product sound better than others. If you write something biased, then please at least try to make it look like it’s not. This is just sad and completely undermines the credibility of GizChina as an independent reporter. Oh wait………..

  13. Матяшко Нікодимов
    February 16, 2015

    camera test, pls

  14. Матяшко Нікодимов
    February 16, 2015

    camera test, pls