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 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.
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’.
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|