Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Xiaomi has finally introduced their flagship device, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 here in India. Here is our first look at their bezel-less flagship. The Ceramic built smartphone comes with minimal bezels at the top and side comes with flagship specifications.

Featuring a 5.99 inch display, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 packs a Snapdragon 835 processor. The smartphone has come to India with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. We got the device with us and here are our first impressions of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.

Physical Overview

Mi Mix 2 front cameraWell, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is serious when it comes to looks as well as durability. The front is nearly bezel-less at the top and sides. A small bezel is there at the chin, sporting the front camera.

Mi Mix 2 backOn the beautiful and shiny ceramic back, you can see the gold-rimmed single camera with dual tone dual-LED flash. At the center, you will see the phrase ‘Mix Designed by Xiaomi’ written vertically.

Mi Mix 2

The right side of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 sports the volume rockers and lock button. The lock button and volume rockers are premium to feel and easy to reach. You will find the SIM card tray at the left side.

Mi Mix 2 bottom

At the bottom, you get a USB Type-C port and thee speaker grille. The antenna bands run at the corners of the bottom.

Display

Mi Mix 2 display

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 features a 5.99 inch full HD+ resolution display. This panel comes with curved edges and an 18:9 aspect ratio. This display has good specifications on paper and is equally good in real usage.

Crisply visible in direct sunlight and considerably dim in low light, the display on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 works really well. The color reproduction, as well as response from the display, are really good. However, due to the phone’s display stretching all the way up, it can be slightly inconvenient for single-handed usage for some users.

Cameras

Mi Mix 2 back camera

Coming to optics, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is packing a 12MP primary camera with 4-axis OIS, f/2.0 aperture and a 18K gold plated rim around it. A 5MP front camera is there at the chin of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. You’ll need to hold the phone upside-down to comfortably take a selfie. Here are some camera samples that we got from the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.

Daylight Samples

The 12MP rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 works really well under natural light. There is no shutter lag, no grains and the color reproduction and detail are also good.

Artificial Light samples

Coming to artificial lighting, the camera is well performing but some grains start seeping in. While there is no shutter lag, the camera on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was having slight difficulty in focusing.

Low light samples

In low light conditions, the grains are quite visible but when seen altogether, the camera does a fine job. With internal enhancements, the low light images on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 are brightened up which may look artificial sometimes.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 low light samples

Hardware

With flagship-level build, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is packing flagship specifications as well. It is backed by a Snapdragon 835 processor coupled with an Adreno 540 GPU. This combination is complemented by 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage.

Having these specifications, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 challenges most of the flagship smartphones like the OnePlus 5, Nokia 8, and even the Samsung Galaxy S8.

Software and performance

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. MIUI is Xiaomi’s optimized skin for Android. It adds more functionality and smoothness to the usage of Mi Mix 2.

Battery and Connectivity

In terms of power, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is backed by a 3,400 mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. Connectivity options on the device include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / GLONASS / Beidou, and USB Type-C port. The earpiece is replaced by Cantilever piezoelectric acoustic system.

Pricing and Availability

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has been priced at Rs. 35,999 and comes in Black color. The smartphone will be available from Flipkart as well as Mi.com, starting from October 17. You can buy the Mi Mix 2 from Mi Home Stores starting the first week of November.

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An avid reader, writer, and motorcyclist, Manik is intrigued by the ever evolving tech ecosystem. Manik is responsible to take care of what’s happening in the Indian smartphones market and update the website readers accordingly through his detailed coverage on any given topic. In his free-time, you’ll find him fine-tuning his Bike or exploring the web for something new.