Xiaomi MI MIX 2 Design, Hardware, OS, Antutu, Camera, Battery Review

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Since Xiaomi MI MIX was released, full view display has been attracted by users and manufactures, and Xiaomi MI MIX is hard to catch one first due to its yield. Right now in order to make more users enjoy bezel-less high-end smartphone, Xiaomi has brought Xiaomi MI MIX 2 and claims it uses Full view display 2.0.

Design

In size, it has standard and prime version, the standard version adopts metal mid-frame and ceramic design, the prime version adopts more complicated Unibody ceramic design, the size is a little smaller than that of MI MIX, 20g lighter than that of MI MIX. It is easier to hold in one hand, thanks to sleeker frame, and the back adopts four curved design.

As for specs, Xiaomi MI MIX 2 adopts 5.99 inch 18:9 display, powered by Snapdragon 835 Octa core processor, RAM 6GB/8GB and ROM 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, it has 5MP front and 12MP back camera, Sony IMX386 sensor, supporting dual SIM card, dual standby, netcom 4.0 and 18W quick charge.

It is worthwhile to know that Xiaomi MI MIX 2 supports 6 modules 43 bands, which is the phone to support most bands until now, it can be used globally.  In addition, Xiaomi MI MIX 2 standard version has 6GB+64GB, 6GB+128GB and 6GB+256GB, but the prime version offers 8GB+128GB version.

Xiaomi MI MIX 2 also cancels 3.5mm earphone jack, but it has USB Type-C adapter itself in the box.

OS

When we test it, it is a 6GB 258GB version, running MIUI 9 Developer OS, but the retail version will preinstall MIUI 8 stable version first. After the press conference, MIUI official site will offer MIUI 9 Developer ROM to download, users can download to unlock on their own.

In addition, after MIUI 9 stable version releases, Xiaomi MI MIX 2 will also use MIUI 9 Stable os directly for future orders.

Personal Assistant 2.0 includes this month balance, notebook, pedometer, market stock information, collector, tracking information, etc can show in the -1 screen.

Split-screen mode has added.

This version is Android 7.1.1, MIUI 9.7.9.8 version, which mean it is MIUI 9 developer version released on September 8, 2017.

Hardware

Xiaomi MI MIX 2 is powered by Snapdragon 835 Octa core processor, RAM 6GB/8GB ROM 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, UFS 2.1, which is one of the best flagship we should try.

 

Its Antutu score is over 180,000 points, it is RAM 6GB ROM 256GB version, if 8GB prime version tests, the score will be higher.

According to UFS storage test, it has got up to 740MB/s reading speed, over 240MB/s writing speed,4KB random reading and writing speed are 130MB/s and 21MB/s separately.  In general, the performance is better than Xiaomi MI6 ceramic prime version. So all Snapdragon 835 smartphone have no issue to worry about their performance. Whether for daily use or large 3D games playing, the performance is top level.

Camera

Due to a concept phone for Xiaomi MI MIX, they have not optimized its camera algorithm,so its performance of the camera is common, but Xiaomi MI MIX 2 uses same IMX386 sensor of Xiaomi MI6, the effect is great.

Of course, as the top phone of Xiaomi, it doesn’t use dual rear camera or higher sensor which is a pity, but it may be relative to the hardware, in order to higher screen to body ratio of Xiaomi MI MIX 2,  it is hard to use larger sensor or dual rear camera on its mainboard.

Check its photos as follow.

From the effect, Xiaomi MI MIX 2 photographing is not very stunning, it is quite good enough to use, especially in color restoring, focusing speed.

Battery 

Xiaomi MI6 battery life gives us surprise with 3350mAh battery, it can be held to use for one day without issue.

Xiaomi MI MIX 2 has 3400mAh battery, its battery life will not be worse than MI6, it can also support at least one day to use.

It uses original 18W quick charge and USB cable, in 20 minutes, it charges from 44% to 79%, it takes about 15 minutes to charge full.

According to this speed, Xiaomi MI MIX 2 needs to charge full in one and half an hour from 0 to 100%, in one hour, it can charge over 80%, although it is not very fast, it is quite good to use.

In addition, from MIUI 8 OS, Xiaomi has added quick charge icon. If the phone is under quick charge state, the screen will show, meanwhile, it can offer an estimated time to charge, which is quite humanized.

Conclusion

Last year Xiaomi mi mix made all of mi fans stunned, according to users’ feedback, it has some disadvantages, but Xiaomi MI MIX 2 has changed the disadvantages, lighter design, better camera, larger battery, latest OS, and improved hardware, etc. We believe most users will be very satisfied with it. Right now Geekbuying starts to sell Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 to $652.99  via coupon .

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