Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Review Pros and Cons: Best Design Award Winner

Review of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 at a Glance:-

Mi Mix popularises the Bezel-free full-screen display concept in the smartphone world. Its 2nd Generation is now available in the market, here we have pointed the main advantages and disadvantages of Mi Mix 2. The key features of this smartphone are 5.99 inches Full HD+ display, Android 7.1 (Nougat) OS, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 CPU, 12MP Primary | 5MP secondary camera, 64/128/256 GB Internal | No SD Card support | 6/8 GB RAM and 3400 mAh battery. 

Best Design for a Phone
This smartphone is the winner of IDEA premier international design competition, we also loved the way they have chiseled the phone. It has better gentle curves while back is relatively unchanged from the Mi Mix. It is using a ceramic back, but the mid-frame is made out of aluminum. Mi Mix 2 now uses a standard speaker rather than a piezoelectric ceramic speaker. However, the position of the front camera is odd for taking the selfies or video calling. There's a single speaker located at the bottom of the phone and a USB-USB Type-C charging port next to it. Volume rockers and the power button is placed on the right edge. There's no IR Blaster on the phone, Removal of the 3.5mm audio jack will hurt many potential buyers of this phone. 
Innovative FHD+ Display
The technology and design used in making the display of the phone are quite innovative and aesthetic. It comes with a large 5.99 inches display housed in a body which is actually smaller than typical 5.5 inches display smartphones. Colors reproduction is crisp and accurate, and if you want punchier colors, there's an option to adjust the color temperature in the settings. It can be easily used in the direct sunlight conditions as the brightness of the phone is more than enough. The 403 ppi of display density along with 1080p resolutions are not best suitable for the VR experience. This screen is also protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4.

Decent Camera
Photography department is quite good as its primary shooter has 12 MP sensor with 4-axis OIS and ƒ/2.0 aperture. photos taken in daylight comes out vibrant with good details but the same case is not applied when the pictures are taken in the low light situations, the noise is quite observable and it also affects the dynamic range. Camera is also capable of shooting 4K and slow-mo videos (120fps@720p). The selfie camera takes decent pictures although Placement of secondary camera below the screen is quite strange, however, in the camera app you can rotate the phone upside down but it is not the case with social media apps like WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat etc. 
Smooth Multitasking 
The performance is definitely not going to disappoint the users as it is configured with the Snapdragon 835 chipset along with 8GB RAM, You can play any graphics intensive game and use the phone for multitasking without noticing any visible glitches. The Snapdragon 835 builds on the advanced 10-nanometer design that is 35% smaller, 25% more power efficient, and quite fast in graphics rendering. so the performance is something which can be praised. its support for most global LTE bands will help the people frequently go for foreign tours. 

Battery Backup
The power supply is fulfilled by the 3400mAh Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can offer backup of nearly 1 full day in moderate to heavy use. It also supports Quick Charge 3.0 to reduce the charging time.

Specification of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2:-

  • OS- Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 | 2.45 GHz Kryo | Octa-core | Adreno 540
  • Display- 5.99 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen | 1080 x 2160 pixels | 403 ppi pixel Density
  • Camera- 12 MP Primary | 5 MP Secondary | 2160p Video Resolutions with 30fps
  • Phone Dimension- 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm | 185 grams Weight | Colour- Black and White
  • Connectivity- 4G- LTE | 3G- HSDPA | Bluetooth v5.0 | WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | No 3.5mm Headphone Jack | Dual Nano SIM
  • Sensors- Proximity- Yes | Accelerometer: Yes | Light: Yes | Gyroscope: Yes | Fingerprint: Yes 
  • Memory- 64/128/256 GB Internal | No External SD card suport | 6/8 GB RAM
  • Battery- 3400 mAh | Non-removable

Pros of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2:-

  • Premium Ceramic design.
  • The large vibrant display in the compact body. 
  • Performance and speed of the phone is quite good (Snapdragon 835+ 8GB RAM).
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) is supported.
  • Dual SIM cards supported.
  • OTG cable is supported.
  • The high screen-to-body ratio is executed smartly.
  • Supporting LTE bands for all over the Globe.

Cons of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2:-

  • No water and dust resistant body.
  • The display is only Full HD+.
  • Camera quality is not good as expected esp. in low light.
  • Non-Removable battery.
  • The absence of 3.5mm audio jack. 
  • External SD card is not supported.
  • FM radio is not supported.
  • Front facing camera position is peculiar.
  • MIUI 9 still needs polish.

Why to buy and Final words about Xiaomi Mi Mix 2:-

Mi Mix to is one of the most attractive piece of gadget in the smartphone world. Its bezels-less vibrant display and compact built quality is adding the aesthetic values. The configuration for the smooth performance is supported by one of the fastest flagship chipset. The camera is doing more than a good job under the sufficient lighting conditions, although it's not equally impressive in low light environment. If you are searching for equally good (even better) features under same range you can choose to OnePlus 5 although if you are searching for big screen phone under affordable range you may like Xiaomi Mi Max 2.


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