The bezel-less display design concept is now a popular characteristic that can be seen in the newer smartphones today. Not to be left out, Chinese smartphone manufacturers Xiaomi has also adopted this aesthetic feature on the Mi Mix 2. The Mi Mix 2 is an affordable iPhone X alternative that you can consider if you want to have flagship-level specs without paying the hefty price.
Design and Build Quality
Xiaomi deserves two thumbs up for the aesthetics of the Mi Mix 2. First off, its overall size has reduced compared to its predecessor, the Mi Mix. The size reduction also means that the phablet has shed some weight, resulting in an overall weight of only 185g. This makes the phone easier to handle with one hand. At the back, the phone sports a premium-feel ceramic material that is scratch-resistant and adds to the overall stunning visual appeal of the phablet. Due to its bezel-less design in front, Xiaomi has opted interesting to place its selfie camera below the screen, instead of above as seen in most smartphones.
Boasting a screen-to-body ratio that exceeds 80%, it is not surprising that the star of the show is its display. Xiaomi has decided to equip the Mi Mix 2 with a 5.99-inch IPS Full-HD display with 1080 x 2160 resolution. The screen provides a good balance of balance of colour that results in an eye-pleasing viewing experience. The panel is also bright enough to be used under direct sunlight without affecting legibility, making the phone a suitable option for users who are constantly up and about.
The internal hardware is what gives this phone its flagship-level performance. With a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor in its core, it goes without saying that the performance of the Mi Mix 2 is pleasantly smooth. Paired with 6GB of RAM, the smartphone is more than capable of handling every task that you throw at it. Transitioning between apps is fluid while intensive gaming and video-streaming runs lag-free. Although the smartphone lacks a microSD card slot, storage capacity should not be an issue as the phone comes in 64/128/256 GB variants.
The Mi Mix 2 comes with some serious firepower in the form of its rear camera. Its 12MP Sony IMX368 sensor features HDR, face detection, and optical image stabilization. This translates to stellar photography as the photos captured have punchy colours with great dynamic range, no matter the lighting condition.
Another plus point of the Mi Mix 2 comes in the form of its battery life. The Mi Mix 2 is powered by a 3,400mAh non-removable battery that delivers impressive stamina. It can easily last through the day on a single charge on moderate usage. On the occasion that you need to squeeze out more juice from the battery, there are multiple battery-saving apps and settings that you can apply which effectively reduces its consumption, at the cost of performance. When it comes time to recharge the device, the Quick Charge 3.0 rapidly refills the battery in no time.
Find out more about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 smartphone in the video below: