Is this really the iPhone 6 killer?

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi recently revealed its Mi Note Pro device, which it claims will take on the Apple iPhone 6.

“We paid attention to every detail to make it as perfect as possible,” said Xiaomi’s Jun Lei.

The phone, set to sell for $540 in China, may help cement Xiaomi’s place as the second best-selling smartphone brand in the country after it knocked Samsung from that spot in 2014.

Xiaomi is yet to announce plans about an expansion into major Western markets, or South Africa, but the company will start shipping its products to India in the near future.

Despite the Mi Note Pro not coming to SA anytime soon, it is interesting to see how the device stacks up against its Apple competitors.

Its internal hardware stats are nothing to be scoffed at – with two quad-core processors driving the unit – while the 5.7-inch screen packs an impressive 1440 x 2560 resolution.

The table below compares the specifications of the Mi Note Pro to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

Specifications Xiaomi Mi Note Pro Apple iPhone 6 Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Dimensions 155.1 x 77.6 x 6.95mm 138.1 x 67 x 6.9mm 158.1 x 77.8 x 7.1mm
Weight 161g 129g 172g
Operating system Android 5.0.1 iOS 8 (8.1.2) iOS 8 (8.1.2)
Display 5.7″ LCD (1440 x 2560) 4.7″ LCD (750 x 1334) 5.5″ LCD (1080 x 1920)
Rear camera 13MP 8MP 8MP
Front camera 4MP 1.2MP 1.2MP
Storage, internal 64GB 16/64/128GB 16/64/128GB
Storage, expandable
Graphics Andreno 430 PowerVR GX6450 PowerVR GX6450
Processor Quad-core 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 and quad-core 2GHz Cortex-A57 Apple A8 dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone Apple A8 dual-core 1.4GHz Cyclone
Battery 3,090mAh 1,810mAh 2,915mAh
Price $540 (±R6,230) R10,999 (64GB) R12,599 (64GB)

The Mi Note’s launch video is embedded below.

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