Xiaomi 12 feels just like the five-years-old Xiaomi Mi 6

Xiaomi has a couple of flagships in its digital series. However, among all its flagships in the digital series, the Xiaomi Mi 6 appears to be the most classic. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is a small-screen smartphone with a 5.15-inch display. As of today, over two million people still use the Xiaomi Mi 6 despite its age (almost 5 years). In fact, according to reports from second-hand trading platforms like Xianyu, the second-hand price of Xiaomi Mi 6 is more valuable than Xiaomi Mi 8. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is a year older than the Mi 8. With the arrival of the Xiaomi 12, Xiaomi Mi 6 users no longer have to be stuck with a five years old flagship.

As a classic product of Xiaomi’s digital series, Xiaomi Mi 6 has been attracting a large number of loyal users. These users can now switch to the Xiaomi 12 which feels just like the Xiaomi Mi 6. While the Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a 5.15-inch display, Xiaomi 12 uses a 6.28 display. However, the hand-feel of these smartphones are basically the same. Xiaomi was able to fix a large display into a small body in the Xiaomi 12 because of advancing technology. The Xiaomi 12 does not use the large bezels of the Xiaomi Mi 6.

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Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi Mi 6 has similar dimensions

The hand-feel of both smartphones is almost the same because their dimensions are similar. The Xiaomi Mi 6 is 145.2 mm long, 70.5 mm wide, 7.5 mm thick, and weighs 168 g. It is important to note that the ceramic model of the Xiaomi Mi 6 weighs 182 g. On the other hand, the Xiaomi 12 is 152.7 mm long, 69.9 mm wide, 8.2 mm thick, and weighs 179 g. From the dimensions, we can see that the Xiaomi 12 is less than 1cm longer than the Xiaomi Mi 6. Their widths are basically the same as the Xiaomi 12 is o.1 mm shorter. In addition, the Xiaomi 12 is just 0.7 mm thicker than the Xiaomi Mi 6. As for the weight, the new flagship smartphone is about 14 g heavier.

We can understand the insignificant increase in length, thickness, and weight of the 2021 flagship relative to the Mi 6. This is because the new Xiaomi flagship uses a bigger 4500 mAh battery while the Mi 6 comes with a 3350 mAh battery.

According to Xiaomi’s CEO, Lei Jun, “…the feel is the same as that of Mi 6, and the small screen is absolutely perfect”.

Lei Jun stated that it is very difficult to make a small-sized high-end flagship. This is because it is difficult to pack so many flagship functions into a small-sized body. Now, few manufacturers make small-screen flagship phones. Many small-screen smartphones generally abandon flagship functions such as fast charging, camera, stereo, and wireless charging. This is the reason why small-screen mobile phones are often “not popular”.

Lei Jun firmly believes that the Xiaomi 12 small size is just what users want. Lei Jun also said that the Xiaomi 12 series is officially benchmarked against Apple. The Xiaomi 12 has an 8% larger screen, reaching 6.28 inches. The size is smaller than that of the iPhone 13, and it has a better grip. Many users can hold it with one hand.

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