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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Hands-on review

by on24 April 2018

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SD 845 meets great cameras

Not that long ago, China-based phonemanufacturers were considered being copycats of the well-established phone companies, mainly from California. A lot of things have changed over the last few years. 

In November 2016, Xiaomi introduced the first Mi Mix device which was a concept phone showcasing what a China-based phone company can achieve. It was an instant success as this is exactly what the market was craving for. After that, Xiaomi established itself as one of the leaders in mobile phone design and innovation. 

Fudzilla realized that Xiaomi has a different mindset and that is the company understands the market needs, even a few years before the breath-taking Mi Mix. The company that is rumored to IPO between $70 to $100 billion has to be doing something right. 

After the initial success with a bezel-less device, Xiaomi decided to continue and offered the phone to the masses.  Xiaomi Mi Mix2 amazed the world one more time with updated hardware and the Snapdragon 835. This time we are going to tell you if its successor, the Mi Mix2s will be continuing the trend. 

Fudzilla was present at the unveiling event that took place in Shanghai a few weeks ago. Although the device's exterior looks almost identical from the front, on the back, we can see a dual camera setup. This is a big difference from its predecessor. Inside of the smartphone beats the heart of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. There are three versions of the phone - one with 6GB RAM and 64GB of storage, second 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, both Chinese market versions, and the third phone featuring 8GB RAM and 256BG storage with global LTE bands support. We played with the last one on the list. 

Specs

Operating System

MIUI 9.5 based on Android 8.0 Oreo

Display

5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD 2160 x 1080 
Gorilla Glass 4 
403ppi pixel density

Chipset

Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 
Four Kryo 385 cores up to 2.80GHz 
Four Kryo 385 cores at 1.70GHz 
10nm

GPU

Adreno 630

RAM

6GB/8GB LPDDR4X

Storage

64GB/128GB/256GB UFS 2.1

Expandable

No

Battery

3400mAh

Charging

USB-C 
Quick Charge 3.0 (9V/2A) 
Wireless charging

Water resistance

No

Rear Camera

12MP f/1.8 1.4-micron pixels + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens 
Sony IMX 363 + Samsung S5K3M3 
PDAF, 4K@30fps, 720p@120fps>

Front Camera

5MP

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 ac MU MIMO, 2x2 MIMO 
NFC, LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0 
GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BeiDou

Security

One-touch fingerprint sensor (back)

SIM

Dual Nano SIM

Network

LTE: Band 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18 
19/20/25/26/27/28/29/30/34/38/39/40/41

Dimensions

150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1mm

Weight

191g

Colors

Black, White

IMG 20180327 160318
MiMix2S front white

The Mi Mix2s is a beautifully designed phone dominated by the gorgeous IPS LCD 5.99-inch screen and thin bezels. On the top, there is a tiny bezel with thin speaker aperture for handling the calls and beneath it the ultrasonic sensor which acts as a proximity sensor. On the bottom right corner, there is a front 5MP camera. You can still take selfies as the camera will rotate when you rotate the phone. The phone sides are made from grade 7000 aluminum and the back from ceramics material which looks classy and has enough grip.

The dual camera is slightly raised and has a nice silver accent in a white version and 18k gold in the black version. At the bottom, there is a USB-C port for charging and audio output (cable converter to 3.5 mm audio jack is included) and loudspeaker. The phone comes preinstalled with the latest MIUI 9.5 android customization based on Oreo 8.0.

 


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