Xiaomi has unveiled a successor to the first Mi Mix smartphone. This one is called the Mi Mix 2.
The screen is 5.99-inch big, resolution is 2160 x 1080 18:9 aspect ratio. It features a bezel-less clean design. It runs Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage variants and 12MP f/2.0 rear camera with OIS.
The battery is 3,400 mAh which is even higher than Galaxy Note 8 that comes with only 3,200 mAh. Ceramic design on the back with a aluminium frame. There is also a full ceramic special edition which is more expensive and more fingerprint friendly.
4GB RAM with 64GB storage will cost $510, 6GB RAM 128GB will cost $550 and 256GB will cost $615. A limited edition will cost $720 and be in white or black with 8GB of RAM.
One major difference this time around is how this device will be easier to use because the original Mi Mix featured a 6.4″ display. At the bottom on Mi Mix you get a front facing camera is features a black coating to hide it and make it fit in more. At the top you have earpiece speaker that should work better than the original Mi Mix variant.
This phone doesn’t come with protection against water and dust as we have seen in Galaxy S8. Also it doesn’t come with a headphone jack which is sad. It’s running on Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 software on top that looks a bit like iOS. Very beautiful theme with pretty icons. Not as boring as stock Android 7.0. Google is making progress in Android 8.0 Oreo which looks more attractive to use.
This phone doesn’t have any magical new thing that wows us. But it seems to be a decent upgrade from the original Mi Mix. And it will probably be able to compete against both the Note 8 and OLED iPhone 8 because of it’s lower price-range. Do you like this phone?