The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Xiaomi's Next Big Thing - Specs & Review

Monday, April 2, 2018
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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has been on trend for quite sometime now, and definitely for a good reason. This might just be the best Xiaomi device yet with an option for further improvements though.




Xiaomi announced and unveiled this device as a variant and successor to its previous model, Mi Mix 2. With this flagship from the Chinese manufacturers, it's a statement of intent.

Like they say, “If you want to stay relevant in your niche, and to be a step ahead of your competitors; keep doing better.” Xiaomi established just that with its new Mi Mix 2S.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S packs slightly new features (with the camera being the highlight) not previously seen on other Xiaomi flagships.




What’s New In The Mi Mix 2S?


The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s features the new Qualcomm chipset, Snapdragon 845 CPU, which has NO negative effect on the battery life according to Xiaomi.

The notable and significant change appears in the camera. This new Xiaomi flagship boasts a new dual 12MP camera setup adorning the Sony IMX363 sensor making it the best Xiaomi in regards to quality photo experience.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s has the Qi wireless charging (first of its kind for Xiaomi) and first smartphone to feature the Ceramic back and wireless charge combo.




Important Specs Of The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s

  • Display: 5.99 inches display, 1080 x 2160 pixels screen resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • OS & Processor: Android 8.0 Oreo, 2.8GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 845 CPU
  • Memory: 6/8 GB RAM variant, 64/128/256 GB Internal Storage
  • Camera: Dual 12MP Rear Camera, 5MP Front Camera
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh



Overview Of The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Features


DESIGN X DISPLAY

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Design-wise, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, Mi Mix 2, retaining the same model (ceramic back and rounded corners) with a minute reduction (in millimeters) of size.

This time, it’s a bit shorter and narrower. With bezel-less being the trend with smartphones in recent times, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s attains an almost bezel-free look (and absence of notch), thinner than previous model; and the selfie camera spotted at the bottom right corner.

The rear camera which was previously located at the centre is now placed at the top left of the device.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is 5.99 inches in size, same as Mi Mix 2, with a 1080p, FHD+ resolution, 18:9 aspect ratio, and Adreno 630 graphics.




CAMERA X AUDIO

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Xiaomi are infamous for NOT having quality camera. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s addresses that setback.

The camera which seems to be the highlight of this beautifully crafted device, has a dual setup of - WIDE: 12MP - F/1.8, Dual Pixel AF and TELE: 12MP - F/2.4. It features a 5MP front facing camera situated at the bottom right corner below the screen. It also boasts of an AI whose function to snap better photos at lowlight.

No 3.5mm jack on the Mi Mix 2s.



Chipset, Storage And RAM


Xiaomi did took the leap by featuring the new Qualcomm snapdragon 845 CPU clocked at 2.8GHz for the Mi Mix 2s.

As per the RAM and Memory, the Mi Mix 2s comes in three(3) different variants: 6GB RAM + 64GB Storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB Srorage, and 8GB RAM + 256 storage. No slot for Micro SD, which is definitely not necessary considering the size of the internal storage.




OS AND SOFTWARE

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This flagship is among the list of few smartphones to run the Android 8.0 Oreo. The software is same as the Redmi Note 5 Pro, featuring the Xiaomi MIUI V9.5. Its graphics is solely based on the Adreno 630 GPU.

SENSORS


The Mi Mix 2S has a fingerprint scanner mounted at its rear below the camera.

Gyro, Accelerometer, Compass are all available.

BATTERY & CONNECTIVITY


Xiaomi promises a day usage of its 3400mAh battery unit. It also comes with fast charge and wireless charge.




The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s supports the dual Nano-SIM functionality which includes a 4G band; and spots the USB Type-C port, A-GPS and WLAN connectivity.

PRICE AND RELEASE DATE

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There isn’t any definite price tag as at the time of writing this piece. But it’ll be well within the range of €400 to €550. The device isn't available for sales yet. It'll be available for sales this month (April). We'll keep you updated.




Lemme burst your bubbles… if you ever had the thought of being able to wash this device in water, you’re in for something else ‘cos it’s NOT water resistant.


OUR VERDICT


We all actually needed a break from the iPhone Clones and Xiaomi did just that with the Mi Mix 2s possessing a unique identity.

Just when we thought the Redmi Note 5 Pro was a good device, the Mi Mix 2s does absolutely better. With this device, they’ve certainly put themselves on the horizon, and make their competitors and the public take notice. Xiaomi did a really good job on this flagship. It just might be THE NEW BIG THING.

Check Below for Full specs

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Full Specifications And Features


NETWORK & INTERNET

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900
  • 4G: LTE Band
  • Speed: HSPA & LTE
  • EDGE: Yes
  • GPRS: Yes
  • 3G/4G: Yes
  • SIM Count: Dual
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM

DISPLAY


  • Size: 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
  • Protection: Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Multi Touch: Yes
  • Software: MIUI 9.5

HARDWARE & SOFTWARE

  • Operating System: Android 8.0 (Oreo)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
  • Processor: Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
  • GPU: Adreno 630

CAMERA

  • Rear Camera (Primary): Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8) + 12 MP (f/2.4)
  • Primary Camera Features: 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera (Secondary/Selfie): 5 MP, (f/2.0, 1.4 ┬Ám), 1080p

MEMORY & STORAGE

  • RAM & Internal: 6 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM, 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM, 8 GB + 256 GB ROM
  • Micro SD Slot: Not Available

AUDIO AND VIDEO

  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Notification Types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Video Player Support: XviD/MP4/H.265 player
  • Audio Player Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player

COMMS & CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11, WiFi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, 5.0, A2DP
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

SENSORS/FEATURES

  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Rear Mounted
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Gyrometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Compass: Yes
  • Navigation: Yes, Google Maps

MESSAGING AND BROWSER

  • SMS: Yes, Threaded View
  • MMS: Yes
  • Email: Yes
  • Push Email: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Browser Type: HTML5

BATTERY AND CHARGE

  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 3400mAh battery
  • Fast battery charge: Yes, 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)
  • Wireless Charging: Yes, Qi wireless charging

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Water Resistant: No
  • Document viewer: Yes
  • Colors: Black, White

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