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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, design meets class,

Xiaomi produces one of the most fashionable and durable smartphones. Launching devices that have impressive specs that leave you wanting more. Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 as the successor of Xiaomi Mi Mix. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 sports an amazing bezel less design that just leaves one to awe in wonder. The smartphone’s design was made by world class designer Philippe Starck. The smartphone has a large storage compartment that makes the storage of items so easy. It is noteworthy that its Mi Mix series is one of the smartphone’s most successful series. Let’s take a look at the point man in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series – the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.

PROS

  • Cool design
  • Large screen display
  • Nice camera quality
  • Large internal storage
  • Massive RAM
  • 4G LTE network type
  • Super fast processor
  • Nice screen resolution

CONS

  • Price

DISPLAY

The display of the smartphone is what you can term “heavy duty”. This smartphone has a screen display of 5.99 inches which is approximately 6.0 inches. The screen display comes with the Full HD+ display as well as the 2.5D Curved Glass. The screen resolution of the smartphone is 1080 x 2160 pixels. This is an electrifying screen resolution that ensures the clarity and crispness of texts, images and icons. The pixel density of the smartphone is 403 ppi, which ensures that the screen display gives the best colour quality. The screen to body ratio of the smartphone is at a high ratio of 80.8%. This is truly impressive. That’s the extent to which bezels are going into extinction. The Sharp Aquos S2 also had a large screen to body ratio but it wasn’t up to this amount. The screen display type of the smartphone is the IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. The smartphone’s display has 16 million colours. The smartphone’s display also has an aspect ratio of 18:9 and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The display also comes along with the DCI-P3 colour gamut.

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DESIGN

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has a gorgeous and fantabulous design. Its design starts from its bezel-less front display which gives it a totally mesmerizing outlook. Its front camera is located at the bottom of the screen towards the right. The rear is home to the rear camera which is located in the top quadrant of the smartphone’s rear. The fingerprint sensor comes under the rear camera, and a LED flash is seen to appear on the right hand side of the rear camera. The smartphone has two editions – a Standard edition and the Special edition. The Standard edition has the dimensions 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm (Length x Width x thickness). Its thickness makes it very portable in the hand. It has a weight of 185g which makes it have a light nature. Its body design is the ceramic body design with aluminium frame. On the other hand, the special edition has the dimensions 150.5 x 74.6 x 7.7 mm. The only similarity in the dimension is the 7 mm thickness. The special edition is 2g heavier than the Standard edition. It has a complete ceramic body design unlike the standard edition. The two variants have two colour variants which are Black and White. I almost that was Black and yellow, you remember that song, right?

CAMERA

The camera unit of this smartphone is excellent. It sports a 12MP camera at the rear. The 12MP camera uses the Sony IMX386 sensor. Well, Sony and Samsung have got the big guns when it comes to smartphone cameras. Its either an OEM makes use of Sony or they make use of Samsung’s sensor or they go for the two. You know Apple isn’t in the category of those that go for others sensors, right? I’m sure you do. The rear camera has features such as the f/2.0 aperture, 1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, phase detection autofocus, face detection, HDR and panorama. Oh oh, such a rich camera portfolio. The rear camera also utilizes the OIS 4-axis which denotes for Optical Image Stabilisation. The camera snaps brilliant pictures and uses 4K video recording. The camera records videos at 2160p, 1080p and 720p. The front camera of the smartphone which appears at the bottom region of the smartphone’s screen has a 5MP sensor that captures nice selfies and records fine videos at 1080p@30fps.

PROCESSOR

The smartphone’s processor is a gem. Not only does the smartphone use the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, it uses the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, which is the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835. The processing of operations on the smart device is handled by the Kryo processor that comes with 8 cores, that is, octa core. Four of the cores run at a super processor speed of 2.45GHz while the other four run at a processor speed of 1.9GHz. For the graphics of the smartphone, the Adreno 540 GPU is utilized.

OPERATING SYSTEM (OS)

The operating system of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is the out of box Android 7.1.1 Nougat OS. This gives the smartphone the split-screen functionality that comes with the Nougat OS. The user interface on the smartphone, which is based on the Android OS is the latest MIUI version – the MIUI9.

MEMORY

The memory category is split into the RAM and the internal storage. The smartphone has two variants when the RAM is considered. The RAMs in which the smartphone comes in are the 6GB RAM and the 8GB RAM. There’s a twist in the internal storage variants. The 6GB RAM smartphone has three internal storage variants which are 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. These internal storage are all massive and they have the capacity to withhold files such as music, videos, documents and photos in very large quantities. The 8GB smartphone only has one internal storage capacity, and that is the largest of the 6GB’s variant – 256GB. Storage of music, videos, photos and documents just got better. Just like an iPhone, the smartphone uses no micro SD card slot. This simply means the internal storage of the smartphone is not expandable. Oh no, I feel like tears want to drop.

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CONNECTIVITY

The SIM type on the smartphone is the nano-SIM type. The smartphone has two slots for the SIMs. The other connectivity on the smartphone are Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector and NFC.

SENSORS

The sensors available on the smartphone are the fingerprint sensor (which is located at the smartphone’s rear), the proximity sensor, light sensor, accelerometer and compass.

BATTERY

The battery used by the smartphone is the non-removable Li-Ion 3,400mAh battery. The smartphone’s battery is more or less on the average side. Light and average smartphone users will definitely find the device very durable considering the battery capacity. Heavy smartphone users might need a power bank to support the device. It is important to let you know that the smartphone comes with the Qualcomm’s Quick Charge v3.0 fast charging technology. This allows the smartphone to charge to half level of the full battery capacity within minutes.

PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The smartphone was announced and released on the 11th September 2017. Its price is 500 euros. If the smartphone gets to Nigeria, the smartphone’s price range of the smartphone should fall between NGN 200,000 and NGN250,000. That’s why I said it’s one of the cons of the smartphone. However, considering the specifications of the smartphone, the price isn’t too bad either.

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