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OnePlus 3T vs Xiaomi Mi Mix: Speed Test Review

By Cameron , Jan 22, 2017 09:53 PM EST
The OnePlus 3T and the Xiaomi Mi Mix are both smartphones that feature a Snapdragon 821 chipset and 6 GB of RAM. But in terms of performance speed, which is faster? (Photo : Redskull/YouTube)

A YouTube channel that goes by the name Redskull did a speed test review between the OnePlus 3T and Xiaomi Mi Mix. Which device do you think won?

Overview Specs

The OnePlus 3T features a 5.5-inch Optic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is packed with a Snapdragon 821 chipset. Its internal memory is 64 GB with 6 GB of RAM.

On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi Mix features a 6.4 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and a 1080 x 2040 screen resolution. Its OS is Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered also by a Snapdragon 821 chip. It features a 256 GB built-in storage partnered with 6 GB of RAM.

Fingerprint Scanner Speed Test

The first fingerprint scanner speed test conducted was having both smartphones' screen turned off. The fastest for this test was the OnePlus 3T.

Next test was having both smartphones' with its screen turned on. For this test, the Xiaomi Mi Mix was faster.

Opening Apps Speed Test

The first test on the opening app was Fifa 16. For this test, the OnePlus 3T was faster in opening the app, but the Xiaomi Mi Mix started the game first.

The second test was the GPS Testing app. For this test, the OnePlus 3T was the first to open the app again, but the Xiaomi Mi Mix was the first to connect to the satellite faster.

The third test is opening Google Chrome. Results revealed that the OnePlus 3T was faster in opening the Google Chrome app.

The fourth test was opening Pokemon Go. Just like the earlier test results, the OnePlus 3T was faster in opening the app, but the Xiaomi Mi Mix was the first to start the game.

The fifth test was opening Twitter. For this test, the OnePlus 3T was faster.

The sixth test is opening the game app, Asphalt Xtreme. For this test, the OnePlus 3T won overall from opening and starting the app first.

The seventh test was opening Instagram. Based on the outcome, both smartphones shared equal result from opening the app and opening pictures.

The eighth test was opening the game app, Temple Run 2. Again, the OnePlus 3T was faster, but the Xiaomi Mi Mix started the game first.

Wifi Speed Test

For this part, the OnePlus 3T had a download speed of 58.58 Mbps. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi Mix scored a download speed of 72.47 Mbps.

Camera Launch Speed Test

For this part, the video source did a rerun about 4 times, 2 were successful, while the other 2 were not. However, the results showed that the OnePlus 3T was faster.

Re-opening The Opened Apps

Among all the apps that were opened, the OnePlus 3T still had all its apps running, except for a minor problem. The GPS Testing app needed to connect again. As for the Xiaomi Mi Mix, it still had all the apps open but needed to reconnect with the Fifa 16 and GPS Testing app.

The Verdict

Based on the abovementioned analysis, it is clear that the OnePlus 3T is faster than the Xiaomi Mi Mix. But if I were to choose between the two smartphones, I would choose the Xiaomi Mi Mix on any given day. Why? Simply because in terms of design, I like how the Xiaomi Mi Mix looks like plus it has a larger screen which is 6.4 inches. But then again it still doesn't change the fact that the OnePlus 3T is faster in terms of performance.

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