Mi MIX 2 launched in Bangladesh – Review and Specification
Last year, the Mi MIX was introduced by Xiaomi as a kind of concept phone that transcends the boundaries of smartphone design and innovation. While it was possible to capture the attention of everyone around the world, availability was limited.
The Mi MIX was one of the first smartphones that went beyond the 16: 9 aspect ratio and left the bezels along the way and was made of ceramic. The beautiful design with the edge-to-edge display made it an eye-catcher and different from everything we had seen before.
MI MIX 2 is one of the nicest devices I have ever seen. The ceramic looks stunning and is depicted with a parallel look. It is a telephone that stands in a crowd and attracts everyone’s attention. Mi Mix 2 Special.
This IPS display captures over 80% of the front of the Mi MIX 2 – and it goes all the way up. There is no score like the iPhone X or divot like the basics. Fortunately.
At Mi MIX last year, Xiaomi has put a piezoelectric acoustic speaker under the screen. While it was an innovative solution, in theory, it offered a poor sound experience and a lack of privacy with others around you to hear what is said at the other end.
This time there is a small slit at the top that houses an actual speaker, and therefore the display extends to “almost the top,” but not to the top. It’s a tiny difference, and nobody would mind.
More than 80% of the front of the Mi MIX 2 is captured by this IPS screen, and it goes up to the top. There is no score like the iPhone X or divot like the basics. Fortunately.
At My MIX last year, Xiaomi put a piezoelectric acoustic speaker under the screen. While it was an innovative solution, in theory, it offered a poor sound experience and a lack of privacy with those around it to hear what is being said on the other side.
This time there is a small slot on the top that houses a real speaker, and therefore, the screen extends to “almost the top,” but not to the top. It’s a small difference, and nobody would care.
The Mi MIX 2 has a beautiful 5.99-inch Full HD screen with a resolution of 2160 x 1080. It is not an OLED, and the lack of Quad HD resolution on a large screen illuminates the easy Xiaomi flagship tone on. However, the screen offers a wonderful visual experience despite the lack of color saturation.
While the phone adapts well to the hand, the size of the screen requires that getting up and down on the actual screen requires some manual gymnastics.
The Mi MIX 2 offers high-quality specifications like any other flagship smartphone in the market. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, the Indian variant includes 6 GB of RAM. Like the OnePlus 5, the Mi MIX 2 does not have a microSD card slot for memory expansion, but 128 GB of internal memory should be good enough for most people.
The powerful internal parts beneath the beautiful casing make the device radiant. You can easily pick up anything you throw at him, and he will not sweat even when you press him while playing or in aggressive multitasking.
The battery life of the Mi MIX 2 is quite good, backed by the efficient 10nm Snapdragon 835 chipset and reasonable screen resolution. The 3,400 mAh battery would take a day and a half of typical use, and the Quick Charge 3.0 support completes a large specification sheet.
The camera is the weakest link in the monster Mi MIX 2. Both the front and the back have cameras with an excellent appearance, but they give a false step in one way or another.
In the foreground is the biggest commitment that Xiaomi had to make for this amazing finesse at the top. The front camera is in the lower corner of the phone. It is absolutely the most uncomfortable position for a camera. The strange angle is annoying when you click on the selfies, and while you record videos or video calls, you are disoriented instead of looking at the screen (which you do intuitively, with the support of the location of the camera). You see down on the phone.
The standard camera application asks you to turn the phone upside down to click on the selfies traditionally. However, this is not an option in applications such as Facebook and Snapchat. It is very difficult to recommend the Mi MIX 2 to anyone who clicks on many selfies or everyday tricks on Facebook or Snapchat or WhatsApp, even though it is a great device to the contrary.
Things are not bad on the back, but the Mi MIX 2 decides not to jump on the double camera train. The company debuted with the Mi 6 earlier this year with the dual camera configuration on the back and even the economic Mi A1 released last month, but it seems that design considerations outperformed the feature in this case.
The 12 MP shooter has 4-axis optical stabilization and manages to take very good pictures every day, some of them impress both in color reproduction and in the amount of detail. But in a bad light, it’s a struggle to capture some good ones.
In general, it is a good camera, but a bit disappointing compared to other smartphones for the price. Even with a single camera, Pixel 2 manages to do something special, but the Mi MIX 2 does not bother too much in this department.
The Mi MIX 2 runs on MIUI 9; the patented user interface layer of Xiaomi via Android 7.0 Nougat. MIUI is an integral part of Xiaomi’s experience and has won some admirers, except those who prefer the Android experience. It includes many useful enhancements and useful functions to improve the overall user experience.
In his review, my colleague Joshua Vergara mentions that the software of this phone is ready just before prime time outside of China. The lack of polish here and there bothered him. But that does not apply to India, a market that Xiaomi has focused on for a while. Since MIUI 7, we have seen some useful features, such as a better SMS experience, specifically for the Indian audience.
|Network||Technology: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE |
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G bands HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA, LTE
|Launch||Announced- 2017, September |
Status- Available. Released 2017, September
|Body||Dimensions- 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm (5.98 x 2.97 x 0.30 in) |
Weight- 185 g (6.53 oz)
Build- Front glass, aluminum frame, ceramic back
128/8 GB model - all ceramic
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
|Display||Type- IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors |
Size- 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~80.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution- 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
Protection- Corning Gorilla Glass 4
- MIUI 9
|Platform||OS- Android 7.1 (Nougat) |
Chipset- Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPU- Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)
GPU- Adreno 540
|Memory||Card slot- No |
Internal- 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
|Camera||Primary 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality |
Features 1/2.9" sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps, check quality
Secondary 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p
|Sound||Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones |
3.5mm jack No
- 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 |
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Battery- Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
|Features||Sensors- Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer |
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0)
- XviD/MP4/H.265 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
|Misc||Colors Black, White |
Price About 51000 Taka
|Tests||Performance Basemark OS II: 4365 / Basemark OS II 2.0: 3578 |
Basemark X: 38349
Display Contrast ratio: 1287 (nominal), 3.19 (sunlight)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker Voice 67dB / Noise 71dB / Ring 82dB
Endurance rating 65h