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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (Mi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
, LPDDR4
Display
5.99 inch 18:9, 2160 x 1080 pixel 403 PPI, IPS, 81.9% screen-to-body ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 116.6 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5 audio via USB-C adapter, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: acceleration sensor, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, fingerprint sensor, USB OTG, WiFi Direct, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3, Qi Wireless Charging
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), UMTS (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz), LTE Cat. 18 (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20), downloads up to 1.2 GBit/s, 2x Nano-SIM, head SAR 0.542 W/kg, body SAR 1.593 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.1 x 150.9 x 74.9 ( = 0.32 x 5.94 x 2.95 in)
Battery
3400 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.0 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix dual camera 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4 µm) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1/2.9", 1.0 µm), 4-axis stabilization, dual-pixel auto-focus, multiframe noise reduction, slow motion 240 FPS
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix f/2.0; 1.4 µm
Additional features
Speakers: single speaker at the bottom, Keyboard: virtual, modular charger, USB cable (Type A to Type C), 3.5-mm audio via USB-C adapter, SIM tool, protective cover, quick-start manual, MIUI 9.5, 24 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
189 g ( = 6.67 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 45 g ( = 1.59 oz / 0.1 pounds)
Price
799 EUR

 

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Average Score: 85.22% - good
Average of 18 scores (from 35 reviews)
price: 79%, performance: 91%, features: 77%, display: 85% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

87.9% Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
First League. A Snapdragon 845 SoC, up to 8 GB of RAM, a dual camera system, and a 6-inch display - with its first-rate equipment, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S enters the direct competition against the top dogs such as the Apple iPhone X. Our test shows whether the current Xiaomi flagship can really stir up the smartphone high-end.
90% Test Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S : le flagship borderless sans encoche
Source: Phone World English
L’habit ne fait pas le moine, le Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S reste une évolution majeure par rapport au Mi Mix 2. Certes son design est quasi identique. Cependant, nous avons droit à un appareil photo principal largement amélioré. Les performances assurées par le Snapdragon 845 sont tout simplement excellentes. L’autonomie et l’écran ne font pas non plus défaut à l’appareil. Cerise sur le gâteau, toutes nos bandes de fréquences 4G sont supportées.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Its custom MIUI interface takes some getting used to, but the big and beautiful, notch-less display, the capable camera, the well-executed gesture navigation and the overall sophistication and elegance of the design more than make up for it. If you are willing to deal with something new and different, and if you happen to live in a country where Xiaomi actually sells its phones, you should definitely consider buying the Mi Mix 2s.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
86% Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Review: The luster remains
Source: Android Authority English
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is yet another high end phone from the Chinese company that’s yet to make its way to the west. Though Xiaomi is strong in India and slowly popping up in Europe, plans for the U.S. seem inevitable but continue to be an ongoing internal discussion.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Hands-on, Initial Review: The Flagship Killer Killer?
Source: Unbox English
The phone is slated to retail at Php 27,990, making it only Php 1,000 more than the flagship killer, OnePlus’ 5T, which currently retails for Php 26,990 for the 6GB/64GB version with last year’s SD835 processor. With rumors of the OnePlus 6 costing considerably more than last year’s model, it’s entirely possible that Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2s may end up being the flagship killer of 2018, at least locally.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2018
70% Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Review: Weird and Occasionally Wonderful
Source: Tom's Guide English
But that's not the reality. The Mi Mix 2S doesn't contend with the best devices in its class, and prospective buyers have to jump through too many hoops just to get their hands on one. It's interesting, but simply too inconvenient to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review
Source: GSM Arena English
Regardless of how it would perform in the US, the Xiaomi Mi Mix lineup has morphed from a large unicorn in its original model, to a more manageable and streamlined model, fit for the average consumer. The Mi Mix 2S is an incredible value at its price point and one that will be hard to beat, but will see fierce competition in the category in the several months to come.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2018
80% Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S review: The flagship and the folly
Source: Pocket Lint English
Overall, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is a phone that's as exciting as it is mystifying. The trim-bezel design and considerable power on board are great to behold for its price, yet the so-so screen and sometimes problematic software are just two of a handful of hurdles to overcome.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s Hands-on review
Source: Fudzilla English
The Mi Mix 2S, as we said, is an upgrade from last year's Mi Mix 2 phone. On the surface, the differences might look subtle, but in reality, the upgrade is noticeable and welcomed.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/24/2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S initial review: The dual camera affordable flagship to take on OnePlus
Source: Pocket Lint English
We might not be 100 per cent on board with the software, and the front-facing camera is inherently poorly placed (it's got to go somewhere, eh?), otherwise the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is a shining example of just what can be achieved without a huge price tag being part and parcel of the deal.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/04/2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
Xiaomi hasn't yet confirmed when or even if the Mi Mix 2S will launch in India, and what its price might be. Stay tuned to Gadgets 360 for updates, as well as our detailed review of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, in which we will extensively test the phone's cameras, performance, software, and battery life, and deliver a final verdict.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/30/2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S hands-on: Iteration never looked so good
Source: Android Authority English
I will be using the Mi Mix 2S for a while in its “natural habitat”, as I travel through parts of Asia. This phone will not be made available in the West, but at least the global bands return if you wish to import it. Stay tuned for my full review of the phone including the better camera, and then, when I get my hands on the final review unit and software, I will do a camera follow up to give it the fair treatment.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/28/2018
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S Full Review: A Promising Dual Camera and An Artificial Intelligence That Knows Little
Source: Igeekphone English
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S will be available in black and white for the price of 3,299 yuan ( about $524.54 ) for the 6/64 GB version (same price as the previous Mi MIX 2), 3,599 yuan ( about $572.24 ) for the 6 / model 128 GB, and finally 3,999 yuan ( about $635.84 ) for the top of the range, with 8/256 GB and with a wireless charging base included. The latter obviously also supports competing smartphones, such as iPhone X and Galaxy S8 / S9, and costs just 99 yuan, not even $15.74. Right now you can preorder it to use coupon code: VMSZDMWM at $589.99 for Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 6GB-64GB Black version.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Hands On: Mildly Exciting
Source: Lowyat.net English
The Mi Mix 2S is a good example of a device that aims very high, but at the same time is weighed down by costs and efficiency. Where the original Mi Mix was forward thinking, it had some issues that ultimately got Xiaomi to rethink the device’s direction, and to look for a balance between innovation, practicality, and cost. Does the Mi Mix 2S find that balance? We’re just as curious to find out.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Overall, though, we like what we are seeing so far from this camera. Xiaomi told us that this is the best camera they have ever put on a phone and it shows. We would definitely be interested in exploring this aspect in more detail when we get the final retail unit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/27/2018

Foreign Reviews

90% Mit Dual-Kamera auf den Flaggschiff-Thron?
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/20/2018
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S In 3. Generation fast kompromisslos gut
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2018
90% Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S Ein Smartphone zum Verlieben
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
91% Die Dualkamera macht das Top-Smartphone besser
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Das neue Randlose Mi Mix 2S
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2018
93% Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 100%
80% Análisis del Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
89% Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, análisis: el icónico 'todo pantalla' por fin tiene la cámara que se merecía
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 93%
85% Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
Análisis Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S: gran diseño, rendimiento y cámara
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; decent cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2018
90% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: ecco cosa sa fare XIAOMI
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 83% features: 95% display: 89% mobility: 82% ergonomy: 85%
84% Recensione Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 90% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
80% Recensione XIAOMI MiMIX 2S
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 72% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 88%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (versione ITA): tanta sostanza e bellezza per chi odia il ''notch''. La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2018
90% Test Du Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S : La Recette Améliorée Devient Excellente
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
68% Эксклюзивный обзор Xiaomi Mi MIX 2s: безрамочный флагман с камерой уровня iPhone X
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 68% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 70%
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S recenze: Skvělý fotoaparát, kvalitní zpracování a nízká cena
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: Nice design; perfect cameras; wireless charging; high performance; fast system. Negative: Slippery; easy getting dirts; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2018
Trên tay nhanh Mi MIX 2S: Mặt lưng gốm, camera AI, giá 13 triệu
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; good price; excellent cameras; frameless design; powerful hardware.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/08/2018
Trên tay và đánh giá nhanh Mi Mix 2S: Thêm một chiếc "X" của thế giới Android
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; thin frames; large screen; nice display; decent cameras; good hardware; long battery life; wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/28/2018
Mi Mix 2S: Chip Snapdragon 845, RAM 8 GB giá từ 530 USD
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Decent hardware; good price; frameless design; good dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/27/2018

Comment

Model: Xiaomi is back with another flagship. The Mi Mix 2S follows the 18:9 ratio and 6.0 inch screen trend but omits the notch and comes with an almost bezel-less screen. It comes in different flavors. 64 GB / 6 GB , 128 GB / 8 GB and 256 GB / 8 GB variations will co-exist in the market. The important thing about this model is that it is the first Xiaomi phone that comes with Android 8.0 with Xiaomi’s MIUI on top.

During the launch event, all Xiaomi did was to compare the model with Apple’s iPhone X. The Mi Mix 2S is faster in this area, The Mi Mix 2S takes better pictures than the iPhone X in low light conditions etc. etc. Tests also indicate that this hold true. The Mi Mix 2S is only a few points behind the Samsung Galaxy 9 Plus in DXoMark tests, and achieved the same score as an Apple iPhone X.

Considering the fact that there is no real innovation nowadays in smartphone market, the Mi Mix 2S also comes with an A.I. for pictures / image stabilization, it also has Google’s ARCore for augmented reality.

The top model, equipped with 256 GB ROM and 8 GB RAM, also comes with 7.5 W Qi wireless charging.

As I mentioned earlier, nowadays most of the flagship phones are almost the same. The Mi Mix 2S has a near bezel-less screen, okay, comes with 18:9 2,160 x 1,080 resolution, Bluetooth 5.0, AC WiFi, dual sim, dual rear cameras, bokeh effect etc. etc. I am not interested any of those anymore, because look around, literally almost all flagship devices have similar specs. My concern is around battery life and price. The Mi Mix 2S has 3.400 mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus has 3500 mAh battery in comparison. Of course the Galaxy S9 Plus has a better resolution and a better Amoled screen. This brings us to the final point. Pricing. The S9 Plus has a price tag of around 1,000 Euros while the Mi Mix 2S is expected to be between 600-700 Euros. Since it is going to be an import model pricing might differ, but in the end it will still be cheaper than Apple and Samsung. Then it is totally up to you to decide.

Would I buy it? It is a grey area. Since it is going to be an import model, service network matters for me. What will I do if something happens? How am I going to get help? Try to answer those questions before you make your mind. Other than that, the Mi Mix 2S is a solid device that can compete with other flagship models easily.

Hands-on article by Ümit Yılmaz Güneş

Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.99":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.189 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


85.22%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.
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