Is Xiaomi Redmi 6 capable of playing x265 and VR videos?

Hello folks,

I'm going to buy a new smartphone and I need one that is capable to play x265 videos smoothly and VR videos as well. I'm not into gaming and the VR are just for videos. I don't intend to spend much money as well.

Looking for some models that match my criteria’s and budget I narrowed down the list to Xiaomi Redmi 6 OR Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite. The first one is cheaper and my preference.

I was ready to buy the Redmi 6 but then I noticed that on the official website on the Redmi 6 specs it doesn’t quote x265 or HEVC or anything like that and it doesn’t quote the gyroscope as well.

It’s awkward for me because the chipset Helio P22 used to assemble the Redmi 6 has support for x265 decoding according to the official Mediatek website.

Is it possible for a smartphone assembled with Helio P22 doesn’t play x265 videos even it being native on the chipset?

Accordingly to some websites, a gyroscope is essential to have a good VR experience, but that wouldn’t be just for games like “Pokemon Go”? Would Redmi 6 play VR videos great or the lack of gyroscope turn that impossible (or produce a poor VR experience)?

I would appreciate a lot if some could lend me a hand, especially Redmi 6 owners because I didn’t want to pay more for the MI A2 Lite. I’m just willing to pay more if the Redmi 6 is not good enough.


I also accept suggestions of other models and brands that fit my budget.

OBS: Play x265 is ESSENTIAL for me. I’m not going to buy a device that can’t play x265. The VR is a nice feature that I would like to have, but not as essential as the x265.

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