The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 was a very special device when it hit the market. However, it still had room for improvement, and that is why the company has released the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S, an improved version that introduced the phone to the world of dual cameras and the latest technology available from Qualcomm. A terminal that competes at the top but is still accessible, and thanks to LightInTheBox, this accessibility has increased. Join us to meet it and discover this unique deal.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S – The best power in the world
Design & Appearance
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S maintains all the identity of the original version and takes it a step further. The first is the position of the interfaces. At the top of the screen, there is a small strip where the telephone speaker is located. The device has had to conserve the lower space to be able to house the camera and a sensor. However, the biggest difference is in the main camera, which has gone from being a single sensor to a dual configuration in the left corner. The rest of the design is preserved.
In total, the device has dimensions of 15.09 x 7.49 x 0.81cm (one millimeter thinner than the Mi MIX 2) and a weight of 191 grams.
The screen is still one of the strongest points of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S. It is a 5.99-inch IPS LCD panel with a 2160 x 1080 Full HD + resolution (403 pixels per inch) and an 18:9 aspect ratio. In addition, Xiaomi has equipped the terminal with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for its protection.
Hardware & Performance
One of the improvements of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is its SoC. It now implements Qualcomm’s latest chip, the Snapdragon 845, which provides up to 30% more power than the SD835. This octa-core processor has 4 Kryo 385 Gold cores at 2.8GHz and 4 Kryo 385 Silver cores at 1.8GHz. The graphics processing is in the hands of an Adreno 630 GPU, while the RAM is 6GB, so it can handle between 8 and 10 applications in the background without any problems. All this combination of power gives the terminal a Benchmark score of 268k, an overwhelming amount considering its price.
The ROM of the terminal in this offer is 64GB, and like its predecessor, it does not have the capacity to expand its memory by using microSD cards.
Another of the changes in the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S are the cameras. Let’s start talking about the front camera. Because there isn’t enough space for its location, it had to be a 5MP sensor, which has been improved by algorithms and Beauty AI to get good results in the shots.
As for the posterior chamber, it has been significantly improved. A single 12MP sensor has been passed to two 12 + 12MP sensors. The first has a f/1.8 focal aperture and a pixel size of 1.4 microns. The second sensor has a f/2.4 focal aperture and a pixel size of 1.0 microns. Among the features are a 2x optical zoom, 4-axis OIS and dual LED dual tone Flash. In addition, it has new algorithms with significant reductions in image noise.
The battery of the Mi MIX 2 was conserved at 3400mAh. However, the Snapdragon 845 chip manages much better the resources than the 835, which guarantees at least a day of use. Also, thanks to the new chip, it has the Qi wireless charging feature. In addition, to recharge the device more quickly, it is compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 technology.
Connectivity & OS
The new Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S comes with MIUI 9.5 pre-installed. It is a custom layer based on Android 8 that includes many improvements, such as screen gestures and a new voice assistant.
At the connection level, it includes Bluetooth 5.0, Wifi 802.11 with a/b/g/n/ac driver, A-GPS, GPS, Galileo, GLONASS and Beidou, and is compatible with NFC. Other features of the device are facial recognition, fingerprint reader, and sensors such as gyroscope and accelerometer. In addition, we must highlight the use of a Type C 2.0 USB Port, which has replaced the 3.5mm jack.
Price & Availability
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S touches bottom at the price level thanks to LightInTheBox. For a limited time, this high-end device can be purchased for only $524.95/€451.46.