Xiaomi MI MIX 2 vs MI MIX Review: What’s new?

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Dec 01, 2017 09:00 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Mobile phone is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family in the late 90s. So you must know about Nokia 3310.

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The Nokia 3310 is a GSM mobile phone announced on September 1st, 2000 and replacing the popular Nokia 3210. It is one of the most successful phones with 126 million units sold worldwide, it has gained a cult status and become one of the Nokia’s iconic devices due to its durability. But it almost disappears in the near years because it stops updating itself anymore. So they need to learn new features people need and then release its new Nikia 3310(2017) in February 2017.

It is no doubt that new products, which are more compatible with people and their life will replace it.

There are several popular phones you know, such as the first smartphone model designed and marketed by Apple Inc, on January 9th, 2007, Samsung Galaxy S, the first device of the third Android smartphone series produced by Samsung…

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As you know, mobile phones have to be advanced with the times according to the needs of users. All of the mobile phone producers are always desire for the requirements from them and then upgrade the devices for that.

So,

Comply with current situation, Xiaomi has launched Xiaomi Mi Mix, the world’s first bezel-less phone in Oct 2016. In order to solve Portability, handset and camera problems, Xiaomi new phone - Mi Mix 2 was first announced and released in China in September 2017 and later was launched in India at an event in Delhi on Oct 10th, 2017.

It is interesting that Apple’s full-screen mobile phone, iPhone X was announced a few days later on September 12th, 2017. iPhone X features a new all-screen design. Face ID, which makes your face your password. And the most powerful and smartest chip ever in a smartphone.

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Compare with them, you might be wondering:

What are the features of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2?

What are the differences between Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and its first generation?

Keep moving…

1. Specifications

Below are the information about Xiaomi MI MIX and Xiaomi MI MIX 2.

(MI MIX) (MI MIX 2)
NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2016, October 2017, September
Status Available. Released 2016, November Available. Released 2017, September
BODY Dimensions 158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9 mm (6.25 x 3.22 x 0.31 in) 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm (5.98 x 2.97 x 0.30 in)
Weight 209 g (7.37 oz) 185 g (6.53 oz)
Build Front glass, ceramic frame & back Front glass, aluminum frame, ceramic back 128/8 GB model - all ceramic
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.4 inches, 108.7 cm2 (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio) 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~80.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2040 pixels, 17:9 ratio (~362 ppi density) 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- MIUI 8.0/ 8.2 - MIUI 9
PLATFORM OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to 7.0 (Nougat) Android 7.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x2.19 GHz Kryo) Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530 Adreno 540
MEMORY Card slot No No
Internal 256 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 4 GB RAM 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 16 MP (f/2.0, 1/3", 1.0 µm), gyro EIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash 12 MP (f/2.0, 1/2.9", 1.25 µm), phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
3.5mm jack Yes No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic - 3.5 mm to USB-C headphone adapter incl.
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC Yes Yes
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0) - XviD/MP4/H.265 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player - Photo/video editor - Document viewer - Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0) - XviD/MP4/H.265 player - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player - Photo/video editor - Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4400 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, White Black, White
Price About 490 EUR About 520 EUR

2. Difference

Display

As you know, MIX has an ultra-high screen proportions on a 6.4” display pushes pixel closer to the edge of the phone. It is a little too big for users.

The chin size of MIX 2 is 12% smaller than is predecessor Mi MIX and then the 5.99” display comes with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Its display is an LCD panel with a resolution of 2960x1440 pixels, which enables you to look and feel good to the eyes.

The innovation in full-screen display technology introduces a narrower chin, smaller front camera and a hidden proximity sensor that fits Mi MIX 2 perfectly in your palm.

How can they do that?

  1. Chip-On-Film technology - Reduces chin size
  2. Customized rounded corners - Bigger field of vision
  3. Custom minimized front camera module - 50% smaller than typical modules
  4. Ultrasonic proximity sensor - Accurately detects nearby objects

Camera

The most dissatisfied feature is camera of MIX for users is that it causes colorcast, poor resolution and more problems.

Rear camera of MIX 2 is still on the bottom of the screen, the 2 generations of front camera size reduced by nearly 50% compare with the first generation.

At the same time,

They did a blackening near the lens, which makes it seamless with the panel. uses a custom miniature front camera, which is located in the lower right corner, reducing its share of space.

More importantly,

It introduced COF display chip flexible packaging technology, the display chip bent to the back of the screen, reducing the length of the screen module, thereby freeing up more space.

Body

MIX 2 follows a tri bezel-less design approach, completely eliminating the bezels on the left, right and top edges.

Coming to the back, you can see a ceramic body that looks and feels premium fitted inside a metal frame on the sides of the smartphone. Compared with the MIX generation, MIX 2's main camera raised in the fuselage, surrounded by a circle of 18K gold decoration.

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Smaller size makes a better grip, people can easily hold with one hand, the index finger is also easier to find the location to unlock the phone without adjusting the position all the time.

Handset

MIX canceled the traditional earpiece, used ceramic vibration in the box to guide the sound, which affects the call quality and experience. The users reflect on the internet that the MIX leaks the contents of calls in the conversation, which means others can easily hear the call when the call volume is large.

handset

In order to solve the problem this problem, it has an all-new guided earpiece design. The high power receiver unit comes with a tuned sound-guiding channel, so you can take clear, crisp calls even under noisy environments.

RAM

The internal memory of MIX is 256 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 4 GB RAM. While the MIX 2 provides 3 different versions: A 4 GB RAM version with internal storage of 64GB, A 6GB RAM version with storage of 128GB and an 8GB RAM version with internal storage of 256GB.

In addition, it is supercharged on a Snapdragon 835 processor and users the latest UFS2.1 storage technology.

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