Xiaomi's first flagship phone for 2017, the Mi Mix 2 was launched at Rs. 35,999 earlier this month, and it will be up for sale starting tomorrow in Flipkart and Mi.com. The Mi Mix 2 (First Impressions) offers a bezel-less design at an affordable price point. And the device goes against the OnePlus 5 and the Nokia 8 in the Indian market.
Last year's Xiaomi Mi Mix stirred the entire smartphone industry with a bezel-less screen, but back then, it was a concept phone. However, with the Mi Mix 2, the company is making the Mix project a more approachable one by launching it in various countries and in massive quantities too.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6yxUnR6ExE]The Mi Mix 2 feels solid in hands, thanks to the usage of Ceramic and this means that the Mi Mix 2 is also on the heavier side at 185 grams. Also, it's a fingerprint magnet, but the case bundled in the retail box fits well and you should use the device with the case itself.
The Mi Mix 2 offers a 5.99-inch Full HD+ display and comes with high-end internals as well. Internally, it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 6GB of RAM, and has 128GB UFS 2.1 storage. Sadly, the storage can't be expanded further. This is top-notch hardware which makes the device compete with the likes of OnePlus 5 and Nokia 8.
The smartphone runs MIUI 8 based on Android Nougat and offers all the MIUI features, barring the split-screen mode. Xiaomi is yet to release the MIUI 9 Global Beta ROM for the Mi Mix 2, which might happen in the coming days. All this is backed by a 3400mAh battery.
Lastly, we have the camera setup. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 uses the same primary sensor of 12MP one seen on the flagship phone Mi 6, but sadly, it offers a single camera and not dual camera setup as seen on its rivals. The rear camera offers 4-axis OIS, f/2.0 aperture. The Mi Mix also offers a 5MP front-facing camera which is placed in the chin of the smartphone. Quite awkward, but you can rotate the device 180-degree wise to use it comfortably.
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