What’s the difference between the Edge to Edge bezel-less Xiaomi smartphones?
- Xiaomi Mi Note 3 official photos, full specs starting at P19k Philippine price
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 official photos, full specs starting at P25k Philippine price
Design and Display
The most imminent difference between the two is its Edge to Edge display. The Mi Mix offers a 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio display. Compared to the 6.4 inch display of the Mi Mix, the Mi Mix 2 only sports a 5.99 inch. However, the Mi Mix 2 no doubt features thinner and a much near bezel-less design.
Under the hood
In terms of performance, the Mi Mix 2 gets the upper hand since it is powered by a Snapdragon 835 paired with an Adreno 540. Meanwhile, the Mi Mix has a SD 821 and Adreno 530. Aside from that, the Mi Mix is just on its way to Android Nougat as the Mi Mix 2 has Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 out of the box as well as the Nougat OS. We have a hands-on of the Mi Mix that you could view here.
Not only that but the Mi Mix 2 comes with a built 6GB RAM base model with 64GB, 128GB, 256GB ROM options as the Mi Mix has a 4GB/128GB ROM. The upgraded variant of the Mi Mix 2 is an 8GB/128GB ROM model while the Mi Mix has a 6GB/256 GB ROM model.
The camera specs of the Mi Mix offers quality results. But the Mi Mix 2 delivers a 12MP rear camera with a IMX386 sensor (same as the Mi 6), 4-axis OIS, f/2.0 aperture and 5P lens. Compared to that, the Mi Mix’ 16MP only has a f/2.0 aperture and EIS.
Both offers a 5MP front snapper but the Mi Mix’s has a f/2.0 aperture which the Mix 2 hasn’t. But, you could actually check the actual photo samples of the Mix 2 here.
The Mi Mix offers more battery and bigger screen than the Mi Mix 2. On the other hand, the Mi Mix 2 possesses more RAM, storage capacity, camera features and performance than the Mi Mix. The Mi Mix 2 also weighs lighter with 185 grams since the Mi Mix weighs 209 grams.
Nonetheless, it’s still up to the consumers since both doesn’t have that much difference in price on their 6GB RAM models.
Xiaomi Mi Mix vs Mi Mix 2 Comparison, Full Specs, Philippine Price and release
|SPECS||Mi Mix||Mi Mix 2|
|Display||6.4 inches IPS LCD (1080 x 2040, 362 ppi) capacitive touchscreen||5.99-inch Super AMOLED FullHD+ (2160 x 1080, 403ppi) display with ‘custom rounded corners’|
|Design||metal frame, oleophobic coating||Metal frame with ceramic|
|Colors||Black and White||Black and White|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 821||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Graphics||Adreno 530||Adreno 540|
|Memory||128 GB, 4 GB RAM or 256 GB, 6 GB RAM||6GB RAM/64GB, 128GB, 256GB ROM and 8GB RAM/128GB ROM variant|
|Main Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash||12MP with IMX386 sensor, 4-axis OIS, f/2.0 aperture, 5P lens, PDAF, HDR|
|Front camera||5 MP, f/2.2, [email protected]||5MP with Beautify mode, 1080p video call feature|
|Connectivity||dual SIM, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS||WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, VoLTE, 4G LTE, TD-LTE 34/38/39/40/41 bands, GLONASS|
|OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to 7.0 (Nougat), MIUI 8.0/8.2||Android 7.1 Nougat, MIUI 9|
|Battery||4400 mAh, Quick Charge 3.0||3,400mAh, Quick Charge 3.0|
|Official Price||4GB/128GB for $515 or PHP 25,000, 6GB/256GB $590 or PHP 28,500||6GB+64GB: €420/PHP 25,600, 6GB+128GB: €460/PHP 28,000, 6GB+256GB: €510/PHP 31,100 8GB+128GB: €700/PHP 42,700|
|Availability date||November 2016||September 2017|