Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Here is how the Mi Mix 2 compares with competition

Chinese smartphone and electronics maker Xiaomi has launched the much anticipated Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 at a launch event on 11th September 2017. The Mi Mix 2 packs a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 with Snapdragon 835.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 with Snapdragon 835.

The company made the bottom chin narrower than the one in the original Mi Mix. Xiaomi has worked to improve the second generation of the Mi Mix after introducing the ‘bezel-less’ design as part of the concept phone almost a year back.

Xiaomi redesigned its piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology to add a speaker grill and ultrasonic proximity sensor at the top side of the device. The sound resonates through the metal frame and it is delivered through the front display. The company has also added a sound hole on the top of the device along with a ‘Sound guiding tube’ for the membrane speaker to improve the loudness of the sound. Mi Mix 2 sports an ‘ultra slim’ aluminium frame to ensure that the device is steady and durable.

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Xiaomi has also improved on the design to ensure that the Mi Mix 2 packs a ‘four-sided curved ceramic body’ making the device feel durable and unique. Moving to the camera, the 18K gold-plated decorative camera rim has made a return. On the hardware side of the camera, the Mi Mix 2 packs a Sony IMX386 image sensor with 1.25um large pixels and 4-axis image stabilisation for better low light performance. Moving to the connectivity side of the device, Mi Mix 2 packs 6 modes and a total of 43 network bands. Xiaomi has also released Mi Mix 2 Special Edition made from ‘single piece of ceramic’.

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The ‘bezel-less’ concept is not a new and different thing now as almost all smartphone makers are moving their flagships to a bezel-free design. But, Xiaomi is trying to improve on something that they introduced to the market. The company emphasised that this year, the Mi Mix 2 is all about improving the design and overall experience for the consumers.

With the launch of Mi Mix 2, we thought that it is a right time to pit the device against its competition in the market. So, we selected iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8+, OnePlus 5, HTC U11, and LG V30. The reason to selected these smartphones is that all these devices are considered as 2017 flagship for the company.

All these smartphones are considered flagships from competitor smartphone makers. Bear in mind that we're still not done testing some of these smartphones, so we're currently comparing them only on paper. A real world test should follow soon.

Smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 iPhone 7 Plus Samsung S8+ OnePlus 5 HTC U11 LG V30
Display Size (inch) 5.99 5.5 6.2 5.5 5.5 6
Resolution (pixels) 1,080 x 2,160 1,080 x 1,920 1,440 x 2,960 1,080 x 1,920 1,440 x 2,560 1440 x 2880
Pixel Density (PPI) 403 401 529 401 534 537
Display Type IPS LCD LED-backlit IPS LCD Super AMOLED Optic AMOLED Super LCD5 P-OLED
Dimensions(mm) 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 158.2 x 77.9 x 7.3 159.5 x 73.4 x 8.1 154.7 × 74.1 × 7.3 153.9x75.9x7.9 151.7x75.4x7.4
Weight (gm) 185 188 173 153 169 158
Dual SIM Yes No Yes (Variant) Yes Yes Yes
Connectivity Types GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / VoLTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE / VoLTE GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Apple A10 Fusion Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Exynos 8895 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
CPU Cores Octa-core Quad-core Octa-core, Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core Octa-core
CPU Clock Speed (GHz) 4x Kryo @ 2.45 GHz & 4x Kryo @ 1.9 GHz 2x Hurricane @ 2.34 & 2x Zephyr @ 2.34 4x Kryo 280 @ 2.35 & 4x Kryo 280 @ 1.9 and 4x Cortex A73 @ 2.3 & 4x Cortex A53 @ 1.7 4x Kryo 280 @ 2.45 & 4x Kryo 280 @ 1.9 4x Kryo 280 @ 2.45 & 4x Kryo 280 @ 1.9 4x Kryo @ 2.45 GHz and 4x Kryo @1.9 GHz
GPU Adreno 540 Six-Core Adreno 540, Mali G71MP20 Adreno 540 Adreno 540 Adreno 540
RAM 6, 8 GB 3GB 4 GB, 6 GB 6 GB, 8 GB 4 GB, 6 GB 4 GB
Ruggedness IP67 IP68 IP67 IP68
On-Board Memory 64,128, 256 GB 32,128,256GB 64 GB 64 GB or 128 GB 64 GB or 128 GB 64 GB, 128 GB
Expandable Memory No Yes, upto 256GB Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, upto 256 GB
Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer Iris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2 Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
Primary Camera 12 MP, f/1.8 12MP, f/1.8 12MP, f/1.7 16MP, f/1.7, 20MP, f/2.6 12 MP, f/1.7 16 MP f/1.6 and 16 MP f/1.6 and 13 MP f/1.9
Optical Image Stabilization Yes, 4-Axis Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Camera Array Single Camera Dual Camera Single Camera Dual Camera Single Camera Dual Camera
Autofocus System Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Phase detection Laser and Phase detection
Secondary Camera 5 MP 7MP, f/2.2 8MP, f/1.7 16MP, f/2.0 16 MP, f/2.0 5 MP f/2.2
Video Capture 4K (30fps) 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Flash Dual-LED quad-LED LED Dual-LED Dual-LED LED
OS Version MIUI Apple iOS 10 Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.1.1 Nougat Android 7.1 Nougat Android Nougat 7.1.2
AI (Smart Assistant) Google Assistant Yes, Bixby Yes, Google Assistant Google Assistant Google Assistant
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0, A2DP, LE v4.2, A2DP, LE v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX v5, A2DP, LE, aptX HD v5, A2DP, aptX v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
NFC Yes Yes (Apple Pay only) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fingerprint Scanner Yes, Rear button Yes, Home button Yes, Rear button Yes, Home button Yes, Home button Yes, rear button
3.5mm jack No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
USB Type Type-C Reversible connector Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector Type-C Reversible connector Type-C Reversible
USB Standard USB v2.0 Lightning USB 3.1 USB 2.0 USB 3.1 USB v3.1
Battery (mAh) 3,400 2,900 3,500 3,300 3,000 3,300
Quick charge Yes No Yes Yes, DASH Charge Yes, Quick Charge 3 Yes
Colors Black Jet Black, Black, Silver, Gold, Rose Gold Midnight Black, Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver, Coral Blue, Maple Gold Midnight Black, Slate Gray Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, Solar Red Cloud Silver, Moroccan Blue
Prices in India NA Starting Rs 72,000 Rs 64,900 Starting Rs 32,999 Rs. 51,990 NA

Published Date: Sep 11, 2017 04:39 pm | Updated Date: Sep 11, 2017 04:39 pm