To what extent do we recommend the Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE? We made a thorough comparison of the differences in specifications and functions

Created date: 12/04/2019, 12:36:01, Updated date: 04/04/2020, 12:05:01

Huawei nova 6Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Huawei nova 6Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Are you having trouble comparing the differences in features and performance of the Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, or unsure about their differences in ease-of-use, and wondering which to buy? We did a deep-dive comparison of the features, specs, and capabilities of these two smartphone, and provided our rating of which one was a better buy.

Huawei nova 6Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
Huawei nova 6

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General rating:

67.2/100

(The 384th of all smartphones)

70.1/100

(The 224th of all smartphones)

Holding comfort
60/100
71/100
Weight
51/100
68/100
Screen size
90/100
89/100
Display quality
85/100
85/100
Battery life
80/100
66/100
Processing power
95/100
90/100
Memory capacity
93/100
90/100
Storage capacity
90/100
90/100
Rear camera performance
95/100
97/100
Front camera performance
97/100
81/100

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, performance comparison.

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE size comparison. Which to choose?

The size of the body has a big influence on the ease of carrying and one-handed operation. The narrower the width, the easier it is to firmly grasp and hold, but you also have to take into account the device's thickness. Also, if the width and height are smaller, its easier to operate one-handed since its easier to extend your fingers. On the contrary, if the width and height are large, it's difficult to fit in your pocket and is bulky even when put in a bag, and portability is impaired.

The Huawei nova 6 has a width of 29.8 in (75.7 mm), a length of 64.0 in (162.6 mm), and a thickness of 3.4 in (8.6 mm).Also, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has a width of 27.8 in (70.5 mm), a length of 58.1 in (147.5 mm), and a thickness of 3.0 in (7.5 mm).

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is considerably smaller and more compact than the Huawei nova 6. The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE excels over the Huawei nova 6 in terms of being easier to hold with one hand and is therefore less likely to be accidentally dropped. If you're looking for a smart phone with superior grip and hand fit, we recommend purchasing the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE over the Huawei nova 6.

Comparing the width and thickness of the body, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a more compact size than the Huawei nova 6. For that reason the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has higher one-handed operability, and has greater portability, being less likely to get in the way when being carried. For these reasons, we recommend the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

Comparing the overall size of the two devices, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has a large size compared to the Huawei nova 6. For that reason the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a size that is easier to use in one hand and comfortably carry than the Huawei nova 6. That's why we recommend the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

ScoreDimensions (width x height x thickness)
Huawei nova 660/10029.8 in (75.7 mm) x 64.0 in (162.6 mm) x 3.4 in (8.6 mm)
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE71/10027.8 in (70.5 mm) x 58.1 in (147.5 mm) x 3.0 in (7.5 mm)

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which is more comfortable to hold? Weight comparison

The weight of the device affects hand fatigue and the burden placed upon the wrist. The lighter it is, the longer you'll be able to operate the device without tiring. Also, if the burden placed on the wrist is lower, you'll be able to use the device more comfortably. However if the weight isn't right for you, it could place more of a burden on your body, causing you to feel stress.

The weight of the Huawei nova 6 is about 6.9 oz (197 g), and the weight of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is about 5.5 oz (155 g).Comparing the weight of the two devices, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is a considerably lighter smart phone than the Huawei nova 6, and there is a difference of about 1.4 oz (155 g). In terms of the burden placed upon your fingers and wrist, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is superior to the Huawei nova 6. If you are going for a smart phone that won't lead to hand fatigue even after extended use, and is less likely to place a burden on your fingers, we recommend purchasing the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE over the Huawei nova 6.

ScoreWeight
Huawei nova 651/1006.9 oz (197 g)
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE68/1005.5 oz (155 g)

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, whose display is easier to use?

The size of the screen affects usability and screen visibility. A larger screen means larger letters and buttons on apps, so the user is less likely to tap adjacent buttons by mistake. In addition, the user can enjoy a more intense experience when playing games and watching videos.

The Huawei nova 6 has a 6.57 inch display. Also, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has a 5.97 inch display.Comparing the screen size, there is a negligible difference in screen size between the Huawei nova 6 and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. As a result, the app buttons on both are equally easy to press. We recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreDisplay size
Huawei nova 690/1006.57 inch
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE89/1005.97 inch

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which has a clearer display?

Pixel density affects picture quality, and the higher the pixel density, the better the picture quality, which means the user can gain more enjoyment from games and videos. In addition, higher picture quality decreases eyestrain, which means that the user will experience less eye fatigue after prolonged use.

The resolution on the Huawei nova 6 is 1080 x 2400, and pixel density is 400ppi. Also, the resolution on the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is 1080 x 2340, and pixel density is 431ppi.Comparing the pixel count, the difference in pixel density between the Huawei nova 6 and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is negligible. As a result, they are both evenly matched in terms of picture quality and easiness on the eyes. Therefore, we recommend comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScorePixel density
Huawei nova 685/100400ppi
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE85/100431ppi

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, a summary of the differences in battery life.

Battery performance greatly affects battery life, but greater battery capacity does not necessarily mean greater battery life, since battery efficiency should also be considered. Bigger screens and higher CPU performance will mean the batteries are depleted more quickly.

The Huawei nova 6 is 4100 mAh, and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is 3070 mAh.Regarding battery capacity, the Huawei nova 6 has greater battery capacity than the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, with a 1030.0 mAh difference. Since the Huawei nova 6 can be used for longer periods without recharging than the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, it is great for outdoor use. If you want a smartphone with a longer battery life, we recommend the Huawei nova 6 over the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

ScoreBattery capacity
Huawei nova 680/1004100 mAh
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE66/1003070 mAh

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which has better CPU?

CPU performance affects the ability to process programs, and the ability to process programs is determined by the product of the number of cores in the CPU and the CPU frequency. The higher this performance is, the more smoothly apps and games will run, and with low performance apps and games become heavy and stress is experienced.

The Huawei nova 6's CPU is a HiSilicon Kirin 990, with performance measured at 2.86GHz+2.09GHz+1.86GHz×8.0(OctaCore).Also, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE's CPU is a Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712, with performance measured at 2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8.0(OctaCore).Comparing CPU performance, there is almost no difference in the specs of the Huawei nova 6 and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. For that reason the level of smoothness felt when using apps and comfortable handling of games is about the same. For that reason it is better to compare them in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreCPU specs
Huawei nova 695/1002.86GHz+2.09GHz+1.86GHz×8.0(OctaCore)
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE90/1002.3GHz+1.7GHz×8.0(OctaCore)

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, what's the difference in memory capacity?

RAM affects multitasking ability and the stability of apps. The larger the amount of RAM is, the more stability there will be even in situations where multiple apps are running simultaneously, allowing for comfortable use. In addition, animation will be more smooth, and apps will be less likely to freeze or crash. Also, without sufficient RAM, there are games you won't be able to run, so it is necessary to be careful.

The weight of the Huawei nova 6 is 8 GB and the weight of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is 6 GB.Comparing the devices in terms of RAM, there is almost no difference in the amount of RAM of the Huawei nova 6 and the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. For that reason they have about the same level of multitasking performance and 3D game and VR smoothness. That's why it is better to make a comparison in terms of other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreRAM size
Huawei nova 693/1008 GB
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE90/1006 GB

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which has more data storage?

Storage capacity affects the amount of data that is capable of being stored. The larger the storage capacity, the more pictures you can take and the more applications you can install. In addition, if your smartphone accepts SD cards, then you can increase its storage capacity. However, there are performance related drawbacks, including a slower data transfer rate than the primary memory, and you cannot transfer all your data on the card, so be warned.

The data storage capacity of the Huawei nova 6 is 128 GB. Also the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE is 128 GB.Regarding storage capacity, there is a negligible difference in storage capacity between the Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE. As a result, you can save roughly the same amount of pictures, and install roughly the same amount of applications, on either phone. You are better off comparing them based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreStorage size
Huawei nova 690/100128 GB
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE90/100128 GB

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE rear camera performance comparison. Which has a higher resolution?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the back of the device (the rear/back camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Huawei nova 6 has a 40 MP main camera. Also, Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has a 48 MP main camera.Comparing rear camera performance, the Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE have approximately the same pixel count. As a result, they can both take pictures and shoot videos of roughly the same quality. Therefore, we recommend comparing the two based on other aspects of performance and functionality.

ScoreRear-camera resolution
Huawei nova 695/10040 MP
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE97/10048 MP

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, whose front camera has a better picture quality?

One factor that determines the performance of the exterior camera located on the front of the device (the in/front camera) is the pixel count. The larger the pixel count, the higher the resolution of the pictures you can take, and the cleaner the pictures will look when printed.

Huawei nova 6 has an 32 MP front camera and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE has an 20 MP front camera.Comparing rear camera performance, the front camera of the Huawei nova 6 has a much higher pixel count compared to the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, with a roughly 12.0 MP difference. As a result, the Huawei nova 6 is more suited than the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE for shooting videos and taking pictures. If you are looking for a smartphone that is suited for shooting high resolution selfies which will look clean when printed, we recommend the Huawei nova 6 over the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

ScoreFront-camera resolution
Huawei nova 697/10032 MP
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE81/10020 MP

Detailed comparison of Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

Comparison for general rating.

ImageProduct nameReviewgeneral rating

Huawei nova 6

Score

67.2

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

70.1

Comparison for body size.

ImageProduct nameReviewbody size

Huawei nova 6

Score

50.0

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

59.1

Comparison for body weight.

ImageProduct nameReviewbody weight

Huawei nova 6

Score

51.6

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

68.4

Comparison for screen size.

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen size

Huawei nova 6

Score

91.0

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

89.5

Comparison for RAM capacity.

ImageProduct nameReviewRAM capacity

Huawei nova 6

Score

93.4

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

90.0

Comparison for storage size.

ImageProduct nameReviewstorage size

Huawei nova 6

Score

90.0

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

90.0

Comparison for battery.

ImageProduct nameReviewbattery

Huawei nova 6

Score

80.3

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

66.1

Comparison for rear-camera resolution.

ImageProduct nameReviewrear-camera resolution

Huawei nova 6

Score

95.0

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

97.8

Comparison for front-camera resolution.

ImageProduct nameReviewfront-camera resolution

Huawei nova 6

Score

97.8

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

81.0

Comparison for grip.

ImageProduct nameReviewgrip

Huawei nova 6

Score

50.8Color:Black/Blue/Red/Provence, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):29.8 in (75.7 mm) x 64.0 in (162.6 mm) x 3.4 in (8.6 mm), Weight:6.9 oz (197 g)

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

63.7Color:Violet/Blue/Gray, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):27.8 in (70.5 mm) x 58.1 in (147.5 mm) x 3.0 in (7.5 mm), Weight:5.5 oz (155 g)

Comparison for screen cleanliness.

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen cleanliness

Huawei nova 6

Score

85.0Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400ppi

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

85.7Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:431ppi

Comparison for screen quality.

ImageProduct nameReviewscreen quality

Huawei nova 6

Score

87.2Display size:6.57 inch, Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2400, Pixel density:400ppi

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

83.7Display size:5.97 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2340, Pixel density:431ppi

Comparison for performance.

ImageProduct nameReviewperformance

Huawei nova 6

Score

95.7OS:Android

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Score

90.3OS:Android

Huawei nova 6 and Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, performance comparison by specification sheet.

Huawei nova 6Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
ImageHuawei nova 6Xiaomi Mi 9 SE
MakerHuaweiXiaomi
Release date12, 20193, 2019
ColorBlack/Blue/Red/ProvenceViolet/Blue/Gray
OSAndroidAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)29.8 in (75.7 mm) x 64.0 in (162.6 mm) x 3.4 in (8.6 mm)27.8 in (70.5 mm) x 58.1 in (147.5 mm) x 3.0 in (7.5 mm)
Weight6.9 oz (197 g)5.5 oz (155 g)
Display size6.57 inch5.97 inch
Display typeLTPS IPS LCDSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 24001080 x 2340
Pixel density400ppi431ppi
Battery capacity4100 mAh3070 mAh
ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 990Qualcomm SDM712 Snapdragon 712
CPU specs2.86GHz+2.09GHz+1.86GHz×8.0(OctaCore)2.3GHz+1.7GHz×8.0(OctaCore)
RAM size8 GB6 GB
Storage size128 GB128 GB
Rear-camera resolution40 MP48 MP
Front-camera resolution32 MP20 MP

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