Xiaomi Mi 6 WiFi Test: Learn 2×2 WiFi Technology Advantages

There are many flagships coming our way from different brands, but when it comes to Xiaomi products, we always expect something innovative. Fortunately, this manufacturer never let us down. The same thing happened with the Xiaomi Mi 6. As you know, it’s been considered as the most powerful Mi phone launched ever. But when it’s asked what features make it so popular, the Snapdragon 835 is one everyone’s lips. However, there is a number of great features many customers do not pay attention at completely. Say, do you know that the Xiaomi Mi 6 comes with a special wireless technology called dual-band 2×2 WiFi. It’s one of the key features of Qualcomm’s latest creation, Snapdragon 835. So we have to take a closer look at this feature in order to understand what this term means.

Xiaomi Mi 6 wifi test

Regular WiFi connectivity means there is one channel for uploading and another channel for downloading. But when it’s called 2×2, it means we are dealing with a dual-channel for uploading as well as another dual-channel for downloading. Shortly, it’s the same as a two-way two-lane highway. Therefore, the data transfer can be implemented slightly faster. Other than that, the Xiaomi Mi 6 supports the latest 802.11ac standard. There are 4 external antennas supporting MU-MIMO technology. Finally, the phone supports “beamforming” technology on these top wireless routers 2017.

To understand what it means, we tested the Xiaomi Mi 6’s WiFi connectivity. The WiFi router was fixed in the middle of a room. As you can see from the photo below, it provides bad signal at certain places of the building. First, the phone was tested from 1st to 5th positions with dual-antenna options enabled. As you can see, the best results are shown on 3rd and 5th positions.

Xiaomi Mi 6 wifi test

The same test was implemented with a single-antenna enabled. As you see, the results are identical. Only the 1st positions’ results differ from each other.

When it comes to comparing signal and network stability, it becomes clear why this phone comes with such a technology. Obviously, the dual-channel WiFi test showcases better results than the single channel test.

Dual-channel test

Xiaomi Mi 6 Wifi Test

Single-channel test

Comparison chart

So what we can conclude. The comparison chart above shows dual-channel dual-way WiFi connectivity provides stronger signal as well as a stable network connection. As for a regular users, this means they can use the Xiaomi Mi 6 in any corner of their houses without worrying about the WiFi signal strength and stability.

P.S. Though these results can be achieved due to 2×2 WiFi technology, the housing Xiaomi’s current flagship is made of affects the results as well.


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Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.

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