If you want to buy a high-end smartphone at less than $500, then the OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 are probably your best choices. These two recent smartphones can be considered two of the best flagship affordable prices. They are very similar if we look at their characteristics. Today we make a temperature comparison between OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and find out which will be the ultimate flagship that works in -20 degree.
As a result, mobile phone manufacturers are also made their hardware with strong processor, larger Ram, and flash memory, and better cameras and the full range of “geeks”, the pursuit of the performance of flagship products is very high, this time, with the “Gade to see the world” Norway trip goes smoothly, PConline intends to conduct performance tests in the cold enviroment of Norway with Oneplus 5T, and take the same comparison of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 known for performance, to see which one has better performance in the low-temperature enviroment.
In the term of configuration, there is not much difference between both devices because both are belong to the Android flagship camp, so we directly test them to the benchmarks.
Test 1: Temperature Comparison
Whether it is the iPhone or the Android model, the battery life in the low-temperature environment is much weaker than usual because the electrolyte used in the lithium battery is an organic liquid. Similar to grease, the electrolyte will become viscous at low temperatures. Even condensation, at this time, the activity of conductive lithium in the inside is greatly limited, leading to a decline in the battery life. We directly dropped both phones into the snow to see the how the results were.
Although Antutu is the most widely known benchmark software and its generated data is very high. All the models involved are very numerous, and their run scores are still relatively valuable.
Under normal temperature, from the point of run scores, the configuration is similar to Oneplus 5T and Mi Mix 2. But what is interesting is that the Oneplus 5-step running at low temperature is not affected by the ambient temperature but is even higher—because the rate of change is not large, it is presumed to be normal operation fluctuation; on the other hand, the low temperature of Mi Mix 2. The sharp decline in benchmark points is due to the lower frequency of mobile phones encountering low temperatures.
Test 2: GeekBench Comparison
GeekBench is a cross-platform benchmark software that covers ARM, X86, and other platforms. Although GeekBnech 4 is not enough for the cross-platform performance comparison and testing pressure (as opposed to PC), but on the same platform In terms of words, the GeekBench points are very valuable.
It does not seem necessary to compare the benchmark points of the same SoC, but sometimes the facts are often unexpected. For example, in the GeekBench 4 comparison of benchmark points, oneplus 5T GPU benchmark points lower than the Mi Mix 2, guess and drop Frequency related.
Test 3: 3DMark
3DMark is a very famous benchmark software on the PC. It is mainly used to test the graphics performance of the platform. One of the projects was tested: Sling Shot. The test was based on the PC version of the Cloud Gate module. It was used to inspect mobile phones. The tablet OpenGL ES 3.1 graphics performance, the load is quite high.
Sling Shot can maximally squeeze the performance GPU graphics of mobile, comprehensively examine various API functions, including multiple rendering targets, instant rendering, unified buffering, conversion feedback, and a large amount of volume lighting and back-processing effects. Oneplus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 as the previous generation of flagship products, naturally tested in Extreme mode (because the driver is not optimized, so Vulkan’s performance score will be lower).
Oneplus 5T OpenGL ES 3.1 total score is lower than the Mi Mix 2, mainly because the graphics score is slightly lower, the guess is that the low GPU clock; and Vulkan performance points, the physical score of Xioami is significantly lower than oneplus, this may be low CPU clock.
Overall, the oneplus 5T and Mi Mix 2 also equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and performed similarly under normal temperature conditions, but under the extremely cold environment, oneplus 5T performed better and the performance output was more stable.
Benchmark points can only represent the performance of the mobile, but it does not represent its user experience. Whether the OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 are two incredible flagships with excellent value for money. We expect these both vendors to bring better products.
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