Review Xiaomi Mi MIX 2: upgrade but not revolution

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is definitely a more concrete smartphone than the first model, which returned a major glance, but could still be defined as one concept in progress.

The frames have increased, but on the other hand the capsule on the upper edge has been introduced, but we anticipate nothing more and let's find out all the news in our review!

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 review!

Unboxing

The packaging of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 always remains elegant and minimal just like the first model and inside we find a good endowment:

  • Xiaomi Mi MIX 2;
  • A 12V 1.5A wall power supply;
  • USB cable - USB Type-C;
  • Mini-jack adapter from 3.5 mm to USB Type-C;
  • Hard silicone cover;
  • Manual in Chinese language;
  • Pin to extract SIM slot.

Design and construction quality

Lo Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 It is a device that surely catches the eye for the design thanks to the use of refined materials and aesthetic lines indeed Very elegant. The perimeter frame, compared to the first model, is made of metal while the back-cover is made of ceramic which attracts many fingerprints. There is also one special Edition realized completely in ceramic. The grip it's not perfect although it has improved compared to the first We MIX and the use of the supplied cover is definitely suggested for outdoor use.

La headset capsule was reintroduced in the small frame on the top profile of the device while the camera is placed in the lower right corner as in the first model. There is a monochromatic notification LED located centrally on the chin of the device.

Compared to the first model, the Mi MIX 2 loses the mini entranceJack in favor of the Type-C port. Choice as always questionable and, at the moment, of little use.

There is a fingerprint reader placed on the back-cover that results clearly identifiable really molto veloce in fingerprinting with a success rate of 10 successful attempts on 10.

The size of 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm thick for a weight of 185 grams they make of the Mi MIX 2 a terminal that can not be used in one hand but that, in any case, thanks to display format 18:9 it is quite manageable.

Display

Il display of the device is a unit from 5.99 inches diagonal with resolution Full HD + and technology IPS with a very light one curl 2.5D produced by JDI and protected by a glass Corning Gorilla Glass 4. As in the first model, the MIX 2 makes the display one of the strengths thanks to excellent brightness da 460 nits and an impeccable color calibration with a visual impact really remarkable but with slightly more evident frames that are still kept to a minimum. One of critical issues of this panel is the positioning of the brightness sensor low place that often tends to be covered by hands during use.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Performances

Lo Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 It is moved by an octa-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4x 2.45 GHz architecture Kryo + 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo accompanied by 6 GB di RAM LPDDR4X, 64 GB di internal memory UFS 2.1 not expandable, a GPU Adreno 540 and from a battery 3400 mAh.

Le performance offers from the terminal are al top in all circumstances without heating almost never. The processor and 6 GB di RAM allow the MIUI 9 to move smoothly and without jamming allowing you to take advantage of the beautiful display in all areas of use.

Photo and video quality

Il MIX 2 differs on the photographic sector compared to Xiaomi Mi 6, to My Notes 3 and We are A1 for the presence of one single camera back da 12 mega-pixels with sensor Sony IMX386, Dual Tone LED flash e optical stabilizer at 4 axes.

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2

Le performance offered by this sensor are of excellent level in good light and discreet at night where the opening f / 2.0 does not reach the brightness levels and details of the other top of the range. THE'HDR needs to be activated manually and does not act invasively on the shots while slightly improving the yield. There are obviously no bokeh features given the absence of the dual camera.

He makes his nose twist however the choice by Xiaomi to equip an iconic, awaited and relevant device like the MIX 2 of a rear photographic sector not at the level of the other smartphones of the range and of the products offered by the competition.

La front camera is characterized by a sensor from 5 mega-pixel OmniVision OV5675 with technology PureCel which it returns discrete selfies but that require a physical overturn of the device (also the software interface rotates) to be correctly captured due to the not very convenient position of the sensor.

Audio quality

As anticipated, the MIX 2 has headset capsule which provides an audio in call definitely good profile compared to MIX 1 but in our opinion not exciting compared with other top of the range or high-end devices. The speakerphone is also discreet.

Listening to music files or multimedia applications, on the other hand, is at a good level with a sound quite full-bodied ed balanced.

Connettività

Il MIX 2 has double SIM slot format Nano with complete support for Italian connectivity (è present the 20 band) and global connectivity. This support translates into a stable signal fix It's fast. The only anomaly found concerns the continuous switch between 4G and 4G + connectivity in areas where other devices like the OnePlus 5 keep the 4G + fixed. Not missing the Dual Band WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n 2 × 2 Mu MiMO that works well but presents some incompatibility too much with some Vodafone routers. The sector is completed NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and the GPS / Beidu / A-GPS / GLONASS that do not present difficulties in coupling the signal.

Software

We have tested it Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 with the ROM Xiaomi.eu based on China Developer was originally the MIUI 9 with Fully functioning Google services and location in Italian language. The software is a lot complete ma performances in style MIUI with a customization to 360 ° thanks to the Themes and a very large functional park that includes the Second Space, the Dual App to have two accounts of WhatsApp or other social simultaneously, the multiwindows and all the small functions that make the MIUI one of the best ROMs in circulation.

By default the most famous applications like WhatsApp, Facebook o Telegram they do not need any action to work at the top in this ROM but it is necessary to make some changes to the permits for all the others app that take advantage of the push as an example BlueMail to ensure that every message arrives promptly.

Autonomy

La battery it's a unit from 3400 mAh with support to quick charging allowing you to get around 4.30 / 5 hours of screen access which will allow it to be very intense use e 5.30 hours which will allow it to be average use. The recharge it takes about 2 hours to be completed.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review: conclusions

Lo Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 It is available for purchase at a price about 460 € for the variant from 64 GB. This is definitely a price convenient e acceptable for technology and the hardware compartment offered from the device. If the camera had been at the level of the competitors and the audio in call at the top we would certainly talk about one best-buy but We strongly recommend the purchase if the size does not scare you. Mi MIX 2 is a device that renews the innovation of the MIX 1 and offers top performance, design and fluidity in the industry.

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