Design and Display
Xiaomi made waves when it first announced the Xiaomi Mi Mix, a futuristic smartphone which the company claimed to have a screen-to-body ratio of 91.3 percent. You would be right to think that it would be difficult for the company to top that. However, one look at the Mi Mix 2 and you’d be amazed at how incredible the smartphone looks. This time around, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with a 12 percent smaller chin than its predecessor, resulting in slimmer bezels and a sleeker frame as well. Speaking of which, the frame has been constructed entirely out of aluminum, with the back and the front of the smartphone covered in a four-sided ceramic body, much like the last year. There’s also a Special Edition of the device that’s constructed entirely out of ceramic. Moving on, the handset features a 18K gold-plated trim around the camera bump at the back which was limited to a special variant last year. The cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology and ultrasonic proximity sensor make a return on this year’s model as well, allowing Xiaomi to hide the ear piece and sensors within the smartphone’s uber-thin frame.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 has seen a downgrade in terms of the overall screen size. While the original Xiaomi Mi Mix shipped with a 6.4-inch display, the Mi Mix 2 comes with a 5.99-inch panel. However, the company has adopted the 18:9 aspect ratio this time around, meaning that two different apps will scale uniformly on the Mi Mix 2’s display when opened simultaneously.
Hardware and Software
This time around, the smartphone is equipped with the latest and greatest from Qualcomm in the form of a Snapdragon 835 chip, which works in tandem with either 6GB of RAM or 8GB of RAM on the regular and Special Editions, respectively. The regular edition of the smartphone comes in three different models with varying storage onboard – 64GB, 128GB and 256GB. The storage for the Special Edition has been capped at 128GB. Compared to last year’s model which shipped with a Snapdragon 821 processor and 4GB of RAM, the Mi Mix 2 is certainly a more well-equipped smartphone and should be able to handle anything you have to throw at it without breaking a sweat.