Xiaomi has finally launched their Mi Mix 2S at an event held in Shanghai today. The new bezel-less flagship from Xiaomi comes again with the same premium design just like its predecessor Mi Mix 2. However, the new Mi Mix 2S comes with a few noticeable improvements such as it features a dual rear camera setup assisted by AI.
Among other features, Xiaomi’s new Mi Mix 2S has a few improvements over Mi Mix 2. The Mix 2S runs the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with their MIUI 9 on top and is powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset. Though the Mi Mix 2S is launched in China, it may make its way to India anytime in coming days. Here, we do a comparison between the two flagships from Xiaomi to find what the new Mi Mix 2S has to offer.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Vs Mi Mix 2S Specifications
|Key Specifications||Mi Mix 2S||Mi Mix 2|
|Display||5.99 inches AMOLED||5.99 inches IPS LCD|
|Screen Resolution||FHD+ 1080×2160 pixels||FHD+ 1080 x 2160 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 7.1 Nougat|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 845||Snapdragon 835|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Adreno 540|
|Primary Camera||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8) + 12 MP (f/2.4), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection auto focus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash||12 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.9″, 1.25 µm), phase detection auto focus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP, (f/2.0, 1.4 µm), 1080p||5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p|
|Video Recording||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps||2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps|
|Battery||3,400 mAh||3,400 mAh|
|Dimensions||150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm||151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm|
|Weight||191 g||185 g|
|Sim Card Type||Dual SIM (Nano)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)|
Starting with the design first, Xiaomi has not made many changes in terms of design in Mi Mix 2S. The new phone features the similar bezel-less design with an oddly positioned front camera. Earlier, there were speculations, that Xiaomi may launch the phone with the trendy notch display and may also change the position of the front camera, but none of these happened.
So, both the phones feature a similar design with 18:9 aspect ratio display and minimum bezel, however, unlike Mi Mix 2S the Mi Mix 2 sports a single camera at the back. Moreover, both the phone sport the same Aluminium and Ceramic body with front protected with Corning Gorilla Glass.
When it comes to the display, Xiaomi has made a little change this time and opted for an AMOLED display in the Mi Mix 2S. The Mi Mix 2s features a 5.99-inch full HD+ display at a resolution of 1080×2160 pixels. The display comes with very thin bezels on each side because of it’s 18:9 aspect ratio. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
On the other hand, Mi Mix 2 comes with a similar 5.9-inch FHD+ (1080×2160) IPS LCD display. The display is similar to Mi Mix 2S as it has similar minimum bezels with 18:9 ratio, however, it’s an LCD display. Mi Mix 2’s display also doesn’t have Gorilla Glass protection.
Coming to the cameras where Xiaomi have made major changes. The Mi Mix 2s features a dual camera setup at the back with a primary 12 MP sensor with f/1.8 and another 12 MP sensor with f/2.4. The rear camera also features 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash and AI features as well.
On the other hand, Mi Mix 2 comes with a single camera setup at back. It has 12 MP camera with f/2.0 and 1.25 µm with features like phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, and dual-LED dual-tone flash. Up front, both the phones feature a similar 5 MP selfie camera with f/2.0, 1.4 µm and 1080p support.
Hardware and Storage
The Mi Mix 2S is powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 GPU. The phone comes with two RAM options- 6GB and 8GB. It has 64GB, 128GB and 256GB storage option which is again not expandable.
While the Mi Mix 2 is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 835 chipset with Adreno 540 GPU. Also, the phone comes with the similar 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM options. The storage options available are similar 64GB,128GB, and 256GB which are not expandable.
Software and battery
When it comes to software, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s comes with the latest Android Oreo 8.0 with its proprietary MIUI 9 on top. On the other hand, Mi Mix 2 still runs Android Nougat 7.1 with MIUI 9. Talking about the battery, both the phones come with a similar 3,400mAh battery with fast charging support. However, the new Mi Mix 2s supports wireless charging as well.
Since the Mi Mix 2S is not launched in India yet, we cannot say anything about pricing yet. However, if we talk about its pricing in China, the 6GB+64GB model of Mi Mix 2s is priced at 3299 CNY which translates to Rs. 34,000 in India. While the top variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage costs 3,999 CNY (Rs. 41,200). If we talk about Mi Mix 2 price in India, it starts at Rs. 32,999 for base variant. So, we can speculate the Mi Mix 2S could be priced around the same in India.
Coming to the conclusion, both the phones from Xiaomi have some common features in terms of design and hardware. However, the Mi Mix 2S comes with a much-upgraded camera and sports a dual rear camera setup. Additionally, it is truly a 2018’s flagship with Qualcomm’s latest chipset a Google’s latest OS. A similar display has also been upgraded with AMOLED panel now and the phone also supports features like AI capabilities and wireless charging as well. Overall, if you are considering to buy a new Xiaomi flagship, Mi Mix 2s will be a better option, when it comes to India.