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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Full Review Specs and Price

Monday was the afternoon of Xiaomi. In Beijing, she presented not one, not two, but three top products. First, the company updated the conceptual full-screen smartphone Mix, it was called Mix 2, and secondly, Mi Note 3 was finally announced, but it was not what many expected, and thirdly, fans of powerful laptops for adequate price teased with the help of Mi Notebook Pro. Why is that? Because the probability of the appearance of this metal 15 “toys in the official retail we have extremely small . Here in this order about them and talk.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, as the name implies, just mimic. And on press images with minimal frames, he mimic in the cube. In reality, the framework is not so miserable, and many are upset, including me, but not very much. Because the live phone is still impressive. Of course, next to the Samsung Galaxy S8 + wah effect is not, but against the background of some HTC U11, the latest Moto and fresh Huawei flagship Xiaomi looks impressive.

For those who say that Mi Mix 2 has fat frames in the style of basement Chinese and even LG with V30 type, it was better in frameless, I quote the figures: 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm for Mix 2 vs. 151.7 x 75.4 x 7.4 mm for the V30. That is, a difference of 0.1 mm separates the “Chinese cellar” from top top-echelon devices? So understand such nabrosiki? The V30 and Mix 2 have the same screens. By the way, a special version of Mix 2 in the all-ceramic case is smaller than the usual version in height and width (150.5 x 74.6 x 7.7 mm). We will return to it a little later. But most importantly: Xiaomi does not position Mix 2 as a frameless phone. It’s called Full Screen, that is, a full-screen smartphone.

Mix 2 can be perceived as working on Mix errors. The speaker is now normal, not piezoceramic, thanks to the 18: 9 screen and the reduced diagonal it’s quite working, the weight has significantly reduced and the case has become much less slippery. We also worked on the camera. I would not say that there was a camera for the tick in Mix, but it was not a flagship level. Mix 2 uses a Sony sensor with enlarged pixels, a phase focus and 4-axis optical stabilization and all this is flavored with drivers, an image processing processor from Snapdragon 835. That is, in common with what the Meizu MX6 or Xiaomi Mi Max 2 had, except the sensor , no. Do not react so sharply to the familiar matrix. Think wider and deeper, the camera module is a very complex thing. After all, even Meizu Pro 6 Plus with a similar MX6 sensor shot quite differently, better!

So, the camera. I did not have Mix at hand, I could not compare them, but I’m 146% sure that Mix 2 shoots much steeper. Xiaomi claims that the camera here is flagship level, realizing that with the Mix Maleh screwed up. Those shots that I shot during the day are very, very good. The camera itself snaps quickly, autofocus does not fail, the color rendition is not overwritten. The dynamic range, it seemed to me, could be wider, but here in a number of scenes the inclusion of HDR helps. But with HDR, the phone is not instantly photographed and there is no HDR Auto, that is, it is necessary to turn on the hands, it is somehow out-of-date. 

Another complaint concerns video settings. The default resolution is Full HD and it can be switched to 4K, but after you unload the camera from memory, 1080p will become the main one. An example of the video will be in the video preview, wait for the video. In general, yes, the camera is flagship here. Not better than iPhone or Samsung, but with a number of other brands can compete. After the camera mix it’s really cool. In the full review I’ll give examples in more difficult conditions and try to compare it with something. Well, for the time being, I’m more pleased with what I saw than not.

The front camera is a small resolution. The module itself became more compact than Mix had in order to make the lower chin by 12% less. I was worried that the photos would be very, very sad, but no. Many of the journalists noted that the frontline in Mix 2 is pretty good. Definitely not for a tick and an uncomfortable location will not drive you away from wanting to do selfies. Yes, to bang the guy you need to turn the phone upside down. Unlike Doogee Mix, whose review was released a few days ago , the Mix 2 interface responds well to these somersaults.

But back to the design. The phone has several versions – the usual one (it is in black with a ceramic backboard and an aluminum frame) and a special kind of uniobody ceramics (it can be white and black, the frame and back are a single whole, very complicated and long to manufacture, and therefore dear – about the price a little later). In all cases, the ring around the camera is covered with 18-carat gold. In the demonstration area was a completely ceramic apparatus in white, one for the whole crowd. And I’m sure that most people, breaking through to him, were disappointed. In a white phone boring and inexpressive, around the screen there is a small black frame, the inscriptions from the back are not visible, and even unibody-ceramics are very slippery. In general, I see no reason to overpay.

On hardware, it’s hard to stop without benchmarks, I do not see any sense of autonomy and games, so I just give the key characteristics: Snapdragon 835, 6 GB of RAM (or 8 GB of RAM in whole ceramics), 64/128/256 GB of memory (only 128 GB in solid ceramic), a battery for 3400 mAh, Full HD +, NFC, fast charging, many-many supported ranges.

You probably want to know what goes in the kit? We are pleased to show the contents of the regular version on 6/256 GB. The box is black with golden letters, inside is neatly packed with reinforced charging, USB-C cable, smartphone, documentation, SIM ejection needle, adapter from 3.5 mm to USB-C and silicone case. With the first Mix there was a chic leather case, here an accessory is simpler. Cutout under the finger scanner is made more accurately, he slightly increases the size of the device. By the presence of an adapter, you guessed that there is nowhere to insert the audio jack. Sadly, I agree.

Pricing and Availability

Prices for Mix 2 start from 3,299 yuan, for a variant with 6/128 GB. While the  6/256 GB version will cost 3999 yuan. The whole ceramic piece will cost as much as 4699 yuan. 
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is not yet available in Most African countries ( Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya). When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 95,000 Naira to 180,000 Naira depending on your location in Nigeria.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Full Specification


Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE


Announced: 2016, October
Status: Available. Released 2016, November


Dimensions 158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9 mm (6.25 x 3.22 x 0.31 in)
Weight: 209 g (7.37 oz)


Dual SIM: (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size: 6.4 inches (~83.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2040 pixels (~362 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch: Yes – MIUI 8.0/ 8.2


OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to 7.0 (Nougat)
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU: Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×2.19 GHz Kryo)
GPU: Adreno 530


Card slot; No
Internal: 128 GB, 4 GB RAM or 256 GB, 6 GB RAM


Primary: 16 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Features: 1/3″ sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, check quality
Secondary: 5 MP, f/2.2, 1080p@30fps


Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker: Yes
3.5mm jack: Yes – Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE
NFC: Yes
Radio: No


Type: -C 1.0 reversible connector


Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser: HTML5
Java: No
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer


Non-removable Li-Ion 4400 mAh battery


Colors: Black, White
Price: About 490 EUR


Performance: Basemark OS II: 2503 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 2364
Basemark X: 37346
Display: Contrast ratio: 1489:1 (nominal), 2.658 (sunlight)
Camera: Photo / Video
Loudspeaker: Voice 64dB / Noise 72dB / Ring 86dB
Audio quality: Noise -94.6dB / Crosstalk -94.3dB
Battery life: Endurance rating 97h



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