Last year Xiaomi released Mi Mix and got a huge success in the mobile market because of the Bazzel-less display. But the issue with Mi Mix was size. Most of the mobile lovers are not happy with the size because it is too big. Now update to this, Xiaomi back with a Mi Mix 2 to rock! Mi Mix 2 is smaller in size compared to last year’s Mi Mix. This Mi Mix 2 is way more comfortable to hold. And also there are some other changes to this device. Let’s checkout and here is a detailed review of Mi Mix 2.
Design & Features
This is main successor factor of Mi Mix 2. Mi Mix 2 is much smaller, narrow and beautiful. It fixes the hand easily, and corners are rounder. The phone has 18:9 aspect ratio which is now a trend and comfortable to hold. The back frame of the phone is made up of aluminum alloy which gives the premium feel in hand. The super shining ceramic finish look with the 18K gold ring around the camera. The screen comes in 5.99 inches FHD+ IPS LCD Display (2160 1080 pixels) and Gorilla glass 4. The 5 MP Front facing camera has been moved to the bottom right corner and it might be the little bit odder at first. But the super black lens coating that makes the camera blended with rest of the display. Below the camera, it has a fingerprint sensor which is quite faster than expected. Volume rockers and power buttons are on the right side and the left side, a slot for dual sim tray. There is no external micro SD card slot as this phone comes with 64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB variants. Surprisingly, there is no headphone jack as Xiaomi shifted as it is now a trend. At- the bottom of the button there is USB-C port for charging and speaker grills. This phone is 185 grams in weight and 7.7 mm slim which makes relatively manageable in hand.
Mi Mix 2 has a Snapdragon 835 processor and 6 GB of RAM. As this device coming with MIUI 9 and Android Nougat 7.1. MIUI is one of the cool and featured android skin and Split screen feature has been introduced in MIUI 9 update. The performance of this phone is good, and MIUI 9 is very snappy and smooth. It allows the users to play any heavy games without any lags.
This could be the worst part of this phone is it has a single 12 Megapixel Sony IMX386 sensor camera. It is not necessary to have a dual camera however dual camera helps you to get better picture quality and faster focus + zoom capability. The camera of Mi Mix 2 is significantly better than Mi Mix. The 5 Megapixel front-facing camera is good and can take better photos. But as we have mentioned earlier, the selfie camera is on the bottom. You have to flip the phone upside down to take the selfie. The Mi Mix 2 can shoot great photos during the daytime. Colors are vibrant and well balanced. But the focus time is not fast as in the Samsung Galaxy S8. In low light, the camera is good but not great. Photos taken in the low light looks good but not much.
Mi Mix 2 has a battery of 3100 mAh, and it supports quick charge 3.0 for a quick top up. You may be thinking that it has only 3400 mAh battery. But battery backup of this phone is excellent, and it lasts for a day with moderate usage. It can give 5 hours of screen on time in normal usage.
Cons of the Mi Mix 2 –
⦁ No headphone jack
⦁ Front camera in the bottom right corner
⦁ Single camera
⦁ No slots for Micro SD card
⦁ Poor camera quality in low light.
In terms of design and price, it will surely a game changer. Expect few things like the camera, it is a capable device with awesome design and performance. The price of this flagship phone is very low compared to other flagship devices.