Xiaomi Mi 4 vs One Plus One vs Honor 6: Which Budget Beast is Best?

The budget segment is witnessing some of the most powerful and popular phones under its belt. We are seeing a lot of powerful phones in the budget from the likes of Lenovo, Micromax, Karbonn, Xolo and more. But the most eye-catching phones in the budget segment are the most muscular Xiaomi Mi 4, One Plus One and the Huawei Honor 6.

These 3 are the beast of the phones and cost nearly the same around 17,000-22,000 Rs. But this also makes selecting one among them a difficult task. So we have done a showdown – Xiaomi Mi 4 vs One Plus One vs Honor 6 to find out which is the best. Okay so let’s get straight into the details with the specifications of the three phones.

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs One Plus One vs Honor 6:

 Xiaomi Mi 4One Plus OneHuawei Honor 6
PRICERs 14,999 @ Rs 21,999 @ Rs. 14,999 @
OSAndroid OS, v4.4.3 (KitKat)Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat)Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
CPUQuad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801Quad-core 2.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8974AC Snapdragon 801Octa Core, 1.7 GHz HiSilicon Kirin 920 Processor
SCREEN5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen5.5 inches, LTPS LCD capacitive touchscreen5.0 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
DISPLAY1080 x 1920 pixels, 441 ppi pixel density1080 x 1920 pixels, 401 ppi pixel density1080 x 1920 pixels, 445 ppi pixel density
CAMERARear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 8 MP, LED Flash: Dual-LED flashRear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 5 MP, LED Flash: Dual-LED flashRear Camera: 13 MP, Front Camera: 5 MP, LED Flash: Dual-LED flash
MEMORYInternal Storage 16/64 GB, microsd unexpandableInternal Storage 16/64 GB, microsd unexpandableInternal Storage 16 GB, microsd expandable upto 64 GB
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Ion 3080 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3100 mAh battery
OTHERS3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS4G, 3G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS

The above spec chart shows that all the three devices share common specs or atleast one thing is clear that they have got fairly powerful processors and a great 3 Giga Bytes of RAM. But, specifications only tell the half story and there is lot more hidden behind the spec sheet. Each phone has some unique feature which can be a deciding factor. So, let’s first know the details of the phones one by one.

Xiaomi Mi 4:

TXiaomi Mi 4 vs One Plus One vs Honor 6he Xiaomi Mi 4 is a very good-looking phone. It has got the metal bezels around it which make the phone both good-looking and sturdy.  On the back side, it has got a plastic back cover which comes in more colour and customize variants and by no means, it feels cheap. Overall the outer design of the phone is simple but impressive.

On the inside, it runs on top of the MiUi, which is beautiful by far and comes with many features although, it misses on the App Drawer which you might be accustomed to if you use Android Device already. But overall the MiUi is nice and gives you tons of customization options.

On the performance front, it is very good. It has got a powerful flagship processor and lots of RAM. So, there is no performance issue with the phone. It has got good display quality with loud and good speakers. When it comes to battery life, it has got it good but the One Plus One has even better battery optimization.

The cameras on the phone are very impressive and produce good picture quality. For selfie lovers, the 8 MP front camera is a clear winner.

Overall, the phone is very good and its 5 inches screen with rounded edges makes it good in handling with one hand.

One Plus One:

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs One Plus One vs Honor 6The One Plus One is a great compelling phone out there. They say, the harder its to get a thing, the more its value is increased. That holds true for the One Plus One.

It has got an all plastic body but its sturdy and good-looking. It has got good curves so despite the bigger 5.5 inches screen, it fits pretty well in the hands.

A unique feature of the One Plus One is that it runs on top of Cyanogenmod, which gives the stock Android experience but by further enhancing the capabilities given to you by Google. It has some great customizations and gives you a greater control over the device. The Cyanogen team also works in the development to provide bug fixes and more features.

The performance of the phone is very smooth by virtue of the powerful processor that it has got. It has excellent audio quality, it has got very good battery backup and the cameras on the phones are also very good, producing more natural colours.

Overall, its fun to use the One Plus One phone.

Huawei Honor 6:

Xiaomi Mi 4 vs One Plus One vs Honor 6The Huawei Honor 6 is again a beautiful 5 inches phone. It packs in a a good and very beautiful design which gives a sense of premiumness. The bezels of the phone are designed quite neatly and adds a great value to the look of the phone. The back of the phone has a stunningly good design.

The Honor 6 features the EMUI 2.3 skin, which is the Huawei customized skin running on top of Android 4.4. Like other Chinese manufacturers like Xiaomi and Lenovo, it too doesn’t has the App Drawer. The UI is beautiful and the transition effects are good and smooth. It has tons of feature and customizations.

The phone runs on the 1.7 GHz Octa Core processor powered by Huawei’s own HiSilicon Kirin 920 chipset. The processor works pretty well and is very powerful and can accomplish almost any task thrown at it very smoothly.

The phone cameras are also very good with god picture quality and good colour reproduction. It has got a very good battery backup also.

Overall, the phone packs it all, and is a good value for money.


As we have seen, all the three phone are very nice and share many similar features like good performance, good design, and good user experience. So, one thing is for sure one cannot decide among these phones just based on specifications. We need to understand the ethics of the phones and then find out which matches perfectly with our philosophy.

Among the three, the overall best is the One Plus One  the very own “Flagship Killer”. The device makes it to the top for maintaining a balance of everything, it has got everything like the flagship processor, good design, good and stable software, good cameras, and good battery life.

But the bigger 5.5 inches screen of the One Plus One might not be suitable for everyone so, if you want a little smaller 5 inches phone the Xiaomi Mi 4 is the winner. Also note that the Mi 4 remains on the second spot by a very small margin and there is no big reason as such to say that the One Plus One is much better than the Xiaomi Mi 4. It depends on your personal preference regarding which design appeals to you more.

However, if you are looking to save some money, then there should be no hesitation to go with the Huawei Honor 6 as it is an equally good device and makes a more compelling proposition as it is the cheapest among the three.

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Rahul Dubey

Rahul is a Professional Blogger and the Founder of 'Best Tech Guru'. He is a Computer Science & Engineering graduate and the passion for Technology & Entrepreneurship kept him away from a regular job, now he spends all his time with latest technology and loves to help people. He is a Tech enthusiast and has written hundreds of articles over the years on this blog. Follow @iamRahulD

25 thoughts on “Xiaomi Mi 4 vs One Plus One vs Honor 6: Which Budget Beast is Best?”

  1. Hi Rahul,
    I want to buy a new phone within 15k with good battery, performance and camera as I’m fond of taking pics.
    my options :
    1. lenovo note K3
    2. Asus zenfone 2( octa core)
    3. Honor 6
    4. Yu yureka plus
    5. Moto G (3rd gen)
    Could you pls suggest me one to buy out of these or any other better option you have in mind?

  2. Hi Rahul, i m looking for a good phone with 4g supported with latest android pls help me i m confused with review of phones.

  3. i want a smartphone with gud camera, no heating issue , no lagging for sure. please suggest me ASAP. which is best under 20000 Rs. thanx

  4. My budget is below 20 k, one plus one i am not considering, Mi 4 doesnt give 4G option (your comparison says otherwise)its the only reason i havent bought it yet. Honor 6 not so confident about new brand its after sales services. Kindly suggest should i go for Mi 4i, asus zenphone 2, or wait for asus zenphone selfie/deluxe. I am in urgency too btw. Kindly confirm if Mi 4 has 4G option too plz.

  5. i m goint to buy one plus one but it is from china,i want to ask that in future did i have to face any problems? regarding the china mobile.. that is oneplus1 please help me..

  6. Hi Rahul,
    I’m confused as to which phone to buy. My budget is Rs 35000. I’m considering HTC One E8, HTC Desire Eye, Sony Xperia Z2, Sony Xperia Z3 Compact and Nexus 6(with exchange offer its for Rs 34000 on flipkart). What I basically want in full day battery life, good camera and good product quality and customer care. I presently own a Moto X(2013) and love stock android, its only problem is its poor battery backup and is one of the reasons I’m not looking for Moto X(2014).

    Any suggestions? (I’m not limited to the choices that I’ve listed)

  7. Hello Rahul,
    Seems you have very good following, please suggest me a good device. I am very confused. till now i looked for HTC Desire Eye but the release date getting late. By your above comments it seems One +1 looks good but i fear to dare to buy Chinese product which runs on some Cynogen. I just want mobile for social networking, Camera, good looks, good picture Quality & good Processor with lots of memory space. Lemme share some of my choice. (HTC 816, HTC E8, Lenovo vibe x2, Moto X, HTC 820, Sony Z2, LG G2 etc etc…. Please suggest me 🙂

    1. Hello Abhishek, Thanks & I am glad I could help you 🙂 . Coming to your query, these 3 will be great for you:

      Sony Xperia Z2 (might be little costlier but will be great)
      Moto X (2nd Gen)
      HTC One E8

  8. iam the biggest fan of this site yesterday i bought zenphone 5 for my dad by your choice he loved it thank you very much rahul dubey and also tell me which is best phone under 35000 for me give me 3 option plz replay

  9. Rahul, I really appreciate your hard work. Your informations are very useful for us. Really Thanks and Go ahead… May God always showers his blessings on you..

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