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Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band Comparison

Undoubtedly, the products launched by Xiaomi create great expectations among users, and one of the most talked-about at the moment is the new Xiaomi Mi Band 6, so today we are going to compare it with a band launched by Realme and one from OPPO, to see which is the best of the three. Welcome to this new Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band comparison!

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Differences You Need To Know!

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Specifications (Specs) Sheet Comparison

ModelXiaomi Mi Band 6Realme Band OPPO Band
Dimensions47.4 x 18.6 x 12.7mm19.6 x 11.9 x 240 mm40.4 x 17.6 x 11.45 mm
DesignCapsule
2.5D glass arc
RectangularCapsule
2.5D glass arc
Weight13g20g10.3g
IP68 certification / waterproofYes, up to 5ATMYes, up to 5ATMYes, up to 5ATM
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.2
SensorsPPG optical Heart rate, 6-axis accelerometer, optical oxygen sensorPPG optical heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer3-axis accelerometer sensor, optical heart rate sensor, optical oxygen sensor
Sports mode30 (6 automatically detected by the wearable)912
Resistance5ATM
5ATM
5ATM
Compatibility iOS 10 and Android 5 and aboveAndroid 5 or aboveAndroid 6 or iOS 10 above
Strap Material: TPU
Customizable: Yes
Material: TPU
Customizable: Yes
Material: TPU (variant 1), TPU + Metal (variant 2)
Customizable: Yes
ScreenSize: 1.56-inch
Type: OLED
Resolution: 486 x 152 pixels
Size: 0.96-inch
Type: OLED
Resolution: 160 x 80 pixels
Size: 1.1-inch
Type: OLED
Resolution: 126 x 294 pixels
BatteryCapacity: 125mAh
Charging Time: 1.5 hour
Charging design: Magnetic
Battery life: 14 days, 19 days on power saving
Capacity: 90mAh
Charging Time: 1 hour
Charging design: Traditional, copper terminal
Battery life: 9 days
Capacity: 100mAh
Charging Time: 2.5 hours
Battery life: 14 days
Charging design: Traditional, copper terminal
Price229 Yuan ($35 USD)199 Yuan to 299 Yuan ($28 USD to $42 USD)140 Yuan ($21 USD)

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Design Comparison

Starting with the design in this Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band comparison, although they are all about fitness bands, they have little different designs. First of all, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a design very similar to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi Band 5, with a common oval screen, and it is not surprising since they are made by the same company. However, the front screen design is more minimalistic now because they have eliminated the inverse U shape button and introduced smart gestures into it along with a full-screen display.

For its part, the Realme Band is a little different from the other two bands it is being compared to, and unlike them, which have an oval screen design, this Realme band has more rectangular, in addition to the fact that it is at the same level as the strap, and not a little higher than it as is usually seen in this type of device.

Lastly, we have the OPPO Band, of which it is worth noting that it is available in two different design versions: a very simple one with only a TPU strap and a second, more modern model with a metal ring. In this case, the screen of this one has a slightly squarer shape in both of its versions, and although the most modern model with the metal ring can look a little more formal and elegant, said ring can be a little annoying, so it is doubtful whether this is a functional addition or not.

Something they do have in common is that all their screens have the 2.5D glass arc that gives them a curve effect. I do notice that because of 2.5D Xiaomi Mi Band 6 and OPPO Band have a protrude screen which makes it easier to get scratches.  Meanwhile, Realme Band which isn’t prone to scratches yet has much lesser chances of getting it due to the flat yet curved screen. I must say aesthetics do come at a cost and a screen protection film is recommended on both Mi Band 6 and OPPO Band.

Let’s make this section of Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band a tie because each wearable is unique in its own way. The preference depends on the user’s choice. Flat display vs curved. As for someone like me, I love a full-screen display and a 2.5D curved design and that is why consider Xiaomi Mi Band 6 better in terms of design and appearance.

Highlights:

  • Go for Mi Band 6 if you love the full-screen display and capsule design.
  • Go for Realme Band if you love a flat display and care about scratches.

Winner: Tie

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Strap Comparison

Going quickly to talk about the straps, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 and Realme Band straps are made of pure silicone, while the straps of the devices made by OPPO are made of TPU. It is worth noting that the straps of all these wearables can be removed from the device at any time you want, either to exchange them or to wash them. In relation to their comfort, and because they are all made with materials of similar texture, they are very comfortable and soft to the touch.

However, the clasp is the main focus here. Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has the push-to-lock button clasp which like the rest of the series loosens over time. The same goes for OPPO Band as well which also has the same locking mechanism. However, Realme Band has the traditional hook style clasp giving it a more traditional watch look, and has the best locking system. Your Realme Band won’t fall off in case of any pull or jerk.

In terms of customization, Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a ton of customizable bands available at an incredibly cheap price. What’s more is that the Band also supports Mi Band 3, 4, and 5 bands.

Highlights:

  • Grab Realme Band if you want a better lock mechanism and don’t want the band to fall off.
  • Grab Xiaomi Mi Band 6 if you want a wide range of customizable bands

Winner: Tie (Xiaomi Mi Band 6 and Realme Band)

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Screen & Display Comparison

In relation to its screens, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a 1.56-inch screen, the Realme Band with a 0.96-inch screen, and the OPPO Band with a 1.1-inch screen. Having said that, they are all based on AMOLED technology. Apart from this, Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has the highest resolution of them all (486 x 152 pixels), OPPO Band (126 x 294 pixels), and Realme Band with the lowest (160 x 80 pixels).

Due to the size of its screen and almost 2x better resolution, this allows a better visualization, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 takes the prize in this category of Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band.  The new full-screen upgrade removing the front button makes the display much better than our other two competitors. 

Winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Hardware and Performance

About the hardware and performance, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 is equipped with a 6-axis motion sensor: 3-axis accelerometer + 3-axis gyroscope. The 3-axis accelerometer is responsible for sensing front, rear left, and right (three-dimensional space). Meanwhile, the three-axis gyroscope separates dynamic information that senses left and right tilt front and rear tilt, and left and right swing. On the other hand, the Realme Band and OPPO Band come with just a 3-axis motion sensor.

With that being said, all three bands have NFC and a PPG sensor for HR detection and support abnormal heart rate alerts. The accuracy with be discussed in the features and function section. Xiaomi mentions that the PPG sensor has been upgraded in the Xiaomi Mi Band 6, making it more accurate than the previous generation. As for the algorithms which help in the accuracy of the measurements, we have the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 with the most updated algorithms.

Another major update we see in the Mi Band 6 is the SpO2 sensor introduction. This is the first time the Mi band series is using a SpO2.

Highlights:

  • Consider Mi Band 6 if you want better hardware with the latest algorithm.
  • If you want an additional SpO2 sensor, Mi Band 6 and OPPO Band, both are good options.

Winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Functions and Features

Now, in this Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band comparison, we will go on to talk about the special functions that these three bands have. Although they have functions in common, one of the most striking is that the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 and the OPPO Band have SpO2, which is a sensor for blood-oxygen tracking. Besides that, they also have the following features:

Model Xiaomi Mi Band 6 Realme Band OPPO Band
Pedometer Yes Yes Yes
HR sensor Yes Yes Yes
HR alert Yes Yes Yes
Sleep tracker Yes Yes Yes
Calories burned Yes Yes Yes
Women Health Yes No No
Breathing training guidance Yes No Yes
Stress level test Yes No No
Blood oxygen monitoring Yes No Yes
Sedentary reminder Yes Yes Yes
Sports modes 30 (6 automatically detected by the wearable) 9 12
Alarm Yes Yes Yes
App notification Yes Yes Yes
Weather Yes Yes Yes
Music player Yes Yes Yes
Stopwatch Yes Yes Yes
Timer Yes Yes Yes
Find device Yes Yes Yes
Remote camera control Yes No Yes
Voice assistant Xiao AI Yes No
Sleep recorder Yes, also records naps and REM eye movement Yes, only night sleep Yes, but no REM

Seeing the functions that each band has, and taking into account that the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has SpO2, Breathing training, women’s health, stress level test, and a total of 30 sports modes, it takes first place in this category.

Winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – App Comparison

The Xiaomi Mi Band 6 uses the Mi Fit app, meanwhile, the Realme Band uses the Realme Link app and the OPPO Band uses the HeyTap Health app. Each app is unique in its own way. The UI also resembles each other in most parts.

I see a lot of people complain about the Xiaomi and Amazfit ads they see in Mi Fit. But for me, it’s completely fine.

Winner: Tie

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Battery Comparison

Speaking now about its battery, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a 125mAh battery that gives the user a use of 14 days, although “19 days” if it is in saving mode, but this has only been clarified by its manufacturer. On the other hand, the Realme Band has a 90mAh battery that gives the user a use around 9 days with normal use. Lastly, the OPPO Band features a 100mAh battery that, by its manufacturer, generally gives the user 14 days of use.

Regarding their charging times, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 takes around 1.5 hours to fully charge, while the Realme Band takes about 1 hour and the OPPO Band takes around 2.5 hours.

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 uses the same magnetic charging technology as its predecessor ‘Mi Band 5’. This allows us the ease of not removing the main body from the strap for charging. However, that’s not the case with OPPO Band and Realme Band.

Winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (battery capacity and charging ease) / Realme Band (charging time)

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band – Price Comparison

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 has a price of 229 Yuan ($35 USD) in China. Globally, it’s available for a price under $50 on stores like Aliexpress and Banggood.

OPPO Band standard version has a price of 199 Yuan ($28 USD), while the Fashion version has 249 Yuan ($35) price tag and EVA at 299 Yuan ($42).

Realme Band is the cheapest of them all with a price of 140 Yuan ($21).

Considering the price only, Realme Band is the winner here. However, in terms of price/performance, Mi Band 6 is the winner.

Winner: Realme band (price) / Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (price-performance ratio)

Our Verdict

Xiaomi Mi Band 6 (8 points) | Realme Band (5 points) | OPPO Band (2 points)

*In case of a tie, 1 point given to each band*

Overall winner: Xiaomi Mi Band 6

Concluding this Xiaomi Mi Band 6 vs Realme Band vs OPPO Band comparison, the Xiaomi Mi Band 6 takes first place, not only because it has a bigger screen, but also because is equipped with a 6-axis motion sensor, has SpO2, advanced sleep monitoring, and 30 sports modes and it also has more accurate readings.

Realme Band for the price isn’t a bad choice either if one doesn’t care about SpO2 and flat-screen display.

OPPO band looks like a lite version of Mi Band 6, which is also a good choice if you are tight on budget and want a SpO2 sensor as well.

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