Overview of smartphone Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: really happened?
Mi first MIX, introduced last year, was a kind of “unicorn” — an attempt Xiaomi is not just to make a cheap smartphone with cool features, but to create something special. And let that “special” is very reminiscent of similar experiments with the lack of a framework of Japanese company Sharp — in the absence of Sharp smartphones on the world market is perceived as least fresh. Smartphone with 6.4-inch display in a relatively compact package, and even with an unusual design, sounded good. But Xiaomi did not bother to make it really comfortable and very much lifted the price, as if stating that dumping is not the only way to fight this company for the first position in the rankings. As a result, the experiment was rather unfortunate, and it might seem that the second Mi MIX will be gone.
What is better-to celebrate the perseverance of the Chinese. Mi second MIX came out exactly a year later – and the mood Xiaomi has become less serious. Yes, the novelty has become much more “standard” proportions, having reduced to 5.99 inch display fashionable format 18:9, but the “frameless” concept and ceramic back panel left on the ground. As well as ultimately real (adjusted for last year) filling. Did Xiaomi’s second attempt to punch you in the gut with a “real” Korean and American flagships? And whether the prospects of Xiaomi smartphone which will be sold for 40 thousand rubles?
|Xiaomi Mi MIX 2||Xiaomi Mi MIX||Xiaomi Mi6||LG G6||Samsung Galaxy S8|
|Display||5.99 inch, IPS,
2040 × 1080 pixels, 403 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|6.4 inch, IPS,
2040 × 1080 pixels, 363 ppi, capacitive multitouch
|5.15 inches, IPS, 1920 × 1080 pixels, 428 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.7 inch, IPS, 2880 × 1440 pixels (aspect ratio of 18:9), 564 ppi, capacitive multitouch||5.8 inch, AMOLED, 2960 × 1440 pixels, 570 ppi, capacitive multitouch,|
|Safety glass||Is, manufacturer unknown||Is, manufacturer unknown||Is, manufacturer unknown||Corning Gorilla Glass 3; Gorilla Glass 5 on the rear panel||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8996 (four cores Kryo, frequency 2.45 GHz + four cores Kryo, frequency 1.9 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 (two cores Kryo, frequency of 2.35 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8996 (four cores Kryo, frequency 2.45 GHz + four cores Kryo, frequency 1.9 GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 (two cores Kryo, frequency of 2.35 GHz + two cores Kryo, frequency of 1.36 GHz)||Samsung Exynos 8895: eight cores (4 × M1, 2.5 GHz + 4 × Cortex-A53 frequency of 1.69 GHz)|
|Graphics controller||Adreno 540, 710 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz||Adreno 540, 710 MHz||Adreno 530, 624 MHz||Mali-G71 MP20, 850 MHz|
|RAM||6/8 GB||4/6 GB||6 GB||4 GB||4 GB|
|Flash memory||64/128/256 GB||128/256 GB||64/128 GB||64 GB||64 GB|
|Memory card support||No||No||No||There||There|
|Connectors||USB Type-C||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm||USB Type-C minijack 3.5 mm|
|SIM card||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||Two nano-SIM||One nano-SIM/dual nano-SIM|
|Cell 2G connection||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz CDMA 800 / 1900||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz|
|3G cellular communications||800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100 HSDPA MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100 MHz||HSDPA 850/900/1900/2100||HSDPA 800/900/1700/2100||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz|
|Cellular 4G||LTE Cat. 12 (600 Mbps): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 12 (600 Mbps): the bands 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s): the bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 38, 39, 40, 41||LTE Cat. 12 (600 Mbps): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 38, 40||LTE Cat. 16 (1024 Mbit/s, 150 MB/s): the bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20, 28|
|Wi-Fi||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Navigation||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo|
|Sensors||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), barometer, IR sensor||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass)||Light, proximity, accelerometer/gyroscope, magnetometer (digital compass), hall sensor|
|The main camera||12 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization, dual-led flash||16 MP, ƒ/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||Double module, 12 MP: 27 mm, ƒ/1,8 + 52 mm, ƒ/2,6 (2x zoom); wide angle optical stabilizer works; phase detection autofocus, dual-led flash||Dual camera: 13 MP, ƒ/1,8 + 13 MP, ƒ/2.4 GHz, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization||12 MP, ƒ/1.7 m, phase detection autofocus, optical stabilization, led flash|
|Front camera||5 MP, fixed focus||5 MP, fixed focus||8 MP, fixed focus||5 MP, autofocus||8 MP, autofocus|
|Food||Removable battery: 12,92 W·h (3400 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery: 16,7 WH (4400 mAh, 3.8 V)||A removable battery is 12.73 W·h (3350 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery by 12.54 W·h (3300 mAh, 3.8 V)||Removable battery 11.4 WH (3000 mAh, 3.8 V)|
|Size||To 151.8 × 75,5 × 7.7 mm||By 158.8 × 81,9 × 7.9 mm||145,2 x 70,5 x of 7.45 mm||Of 148.9 × 71,9 × 7.9 mm||Of 148.9 × 68,1 × 8 mm|
|Weight||185 grams||209 grams||168/182 grams (normal version / ceramic)||163 grams||155 grams|
|Protection case||Splash protection (IP54)||No||Splash protection||Yes, IP68||Yes, IP68|
|Operating system||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, shell MIUI||Android 6.0 Marshmallow, shell MIUI||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, shell MIUI||Android 7.0 Nougat, shell LG UX||Android 7.0 Nougat, own shell|
|Current price||In China at the time of publication: 29 thousand rubles to 42 thousand rubles||30-40, 000||26-30, 000||39 990 rubles||55 000 rubles|
Design, ergonomics and software
On your way to something more familiar than a completely unformatted Mi first MIX, Xiaomi have gone on already well-trodden path: the display format 18:9 (2:1), the maximum follows the contours of the front panel, minimum space at sides, top and bottom. But to completely get rid of the part of the Chinese did not work – the smartphone most similar to the LG G6 and released a day later, the iPhone X. the only Two truly edge-to-edge smartphones remain Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8 with their curved AMOLED displays. From Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, sorry, old LCD display that is “wrapped” at the edges impossible.
And all anything, if Xiaomi did not try to throw dust in the eyes of their images shown at the presentation and published on the official website of them Mi MIX 2 looks like a gadget, whose front panel is fully covered with a screen, without any compromises. When the smartphone in his hands, frames can be noticed without any difficulty. Why do we need such petty Scam – do not understand. But the number of false taps, unlike the first Mi MIX decreased almost to zero.
Anyway, looks like Mi MIX 2 is not strange as its predecessor, and is very important. Another thing is that this relevance is lost freshness – but it’s a fair sacrifice. Keep the novelty in hand and reach the corners of her shrunken display (5.99 inches instead of 6.4) is much better. The feel of the work is a typical modern smartphone with a screen size of somewhere in the five and a half inches, where another half an inch to go a bonus for bermocoll. Slightly confused only the weight of the device is 185 grams. The thing is very heavy. I would not say, however, that these 20-30 extra in comparison with competitors grams somehow affect the experience.
On sale will be two different version Xiaomi Mi MIX 2, as in the case of Mi6, “normal”, with a ceramic back and a metal faces and a fully ceramic. It is a little different in size, heavier by two grams and is available in two colors: black and white (normal is only black). Well, more natural. The ceramic surface looks expensive-rich, it is no different here from what we saw in the first Mi MIX. It collects fingerprints as readily is true, and erase them easy.
The front panel is covered with tempered (in theory) glass. It should not (in theory) scratch under standard conditions, but for a week, I managed to “land” on it a couple small scratches.
The navigation keys appeared on the screen, the space beneath it, of course, was not. But there had to remove the front camera and such a great location bothers to do the usual selfie. However, the cameras will talk in the appropriate section. Note the vibration motor hidden in the smartphone, very rarely such things are paying attention, but Mi MIX 2 very nice tactile feedback from typing, and even entering passwords to get downright physical pleasure.
The thickness of the device – 7,7 mm. a Lot. And doubly strange that Xiaomi could not be placed on the housing of the mini Jack. And even ridiculous excuse for Apple about the protection not working – she’s not here. It’s just a fad, and for my taste, pretty stupid.
Otherwise, everything is as usual: the power key and volume on the right, the USB Type-C from below, the fingerprint scanner under the camera lens on the rear panel. In my opinion, there is the place – use the back of a scanner with such a location (but not like Samsung Galaxy S8) for the first time. It’s hidden in a small recess with easily distinguishable to the touch edges to find it, not tychas into the camera lens, it is easy.
The scanner is capacitive, triggered lightning, but from time to time will need to be rewritten prints – this type of sensors is sensitive to the microtrauma to the skin. The scanner can be used to unlock the smartphone, a separate application (like photography), activation of child mode and confirm payments.
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Mi MIX 2 running Android 7.1.1 Nougat (“Oreo” will reach later), covered with a proprietary shell MIUI 9. Yes, along with the new flagship made its debut and the latest version of the shell. However, critical differences in the appearance and functionality there – but significantly improved performance is regular progress in terms of energy efficiency. In particular, in the standby mode, the smartphone is practically not a battery drain. Really for night number near the battery icon may not change at all.
The principles are the same: no menu application, the graphical fonts and icons, not the usual location of some of the settings and elements that may at first paralyze the experienced user of Android smartphones, have not had to deal with Xiaomi. Fresh detail turned on the option to hide the operator name on the screen – the chip appeared on the day before such stated by Apple for its iOS. Well, there is the opportunity to get rid of the frames around the icons, without delving into the deeper settings. Hallelujah!