Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s – Snapdragon 845, Dual Camera and Oreo

According to Xiaomi, the Mi 2s is much faster than the iPhone X. The major changes from the old Mi2 includes a brand new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip and a Dual Camera System. It also features Wireless Charging and Android Oreo out of the box.

Fast, Gorgeous and now with Dual Cameras

Major Changes of the Xiaomi Mi 2s:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chip
  • New Dual Camera Systems
  • Wireless Charging Support
  • Android Oreo

Beautiful than ever

It’s no secret that the Xiaomi Mi 2s, just like its older brother is attractive. It still has that Ceramic build on it and an all premium design.

The Fastest Xiaomi Phone yet

The Xiaomi Mi 2s is a Flagship, so normally it comes with the latest and fastest chipset around. So, the Mi2s now packs the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Chip, which is an improvement over the 835.

A lot of variants

Apparently it will be released with plenty of variants, from 6/8 GB RAM to 64/128/256 GB of Storage options.

Same Screen

Apparently, the screen is still the same 5.99 inch IPS Full HD Plus with a 18:9 Screen ratio. It still has that near bezel-less experience. Although I was expecting AMOLED screen, it still uses an LCD Panel.

Front Camera Tucked in the corner

Quite different from the the 18:9 screen of lets say, the OnePlus 5T, the  Front Camera of the Mi 2s is tucked in on the bottom corner. Which means, you can take your selfies quite differently. Which maybe a pro or con, depending on the user.

Wireless Charging

Wireless Charging on the ceramic cover is now available.

Android Oreo out of the box

Still the phone runs Miui 9, but it will come out with Android Oreo and some of the features associated with that OS is now available.

Goodbye 3.5mm Audio Jack

Similar to the older Mi 2, the Mi2s shed of the 3.5mm Audio Jack in favor of CDLA via USB Type C to 3.5mm Audio Adapter. I am personally not a fan of, but it is a personal choice. What do you think of  it?

The Biggest Change: Dual Camera System

From a Single Camera, which literally has nothing new to offer on the Mi 2, to a totally revamped Dual Camera Feature, The Camera placement has also been changed, from the center to the corners or sides. The main camera is a 12MP Sony IMX363 with 1.4 micron pixels. The secondary lens is also a 12 mp Samsung S5K3M3 unit and has a f2/4 aperture lens. The wide angle lens also has Dual Pixel Autofocus. Given the specs just mentioned, the camera is certainly promising. I am still hoping that the Audio of from the Microphone has been improved.

In addition, 2x Optical Zoom also now a feature as well as Portrait mode with AI is also available. At the front is the 5.0 mp front facing camera tucked in on the bottom corner of the display.

Specifications:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • 6/8 GB RAM
  • 64/128/256GB Storage Options
  • Android Oreo
  • 5.99 inch IPS 2160 x 1080p (18:9 Aspect Ratio)
  • Dual Band Wireless
  • GPS with GLONASS
  • Dual Cameras: 12 mp Sony IMX363 Main Sensor
  • 12 mp Samsung S5K3M3 Telephoto Lens
  • 5.0 mp Front Camera
  • Wireless Charging
  • 3400mAh Battery
  • USB Type C

What do you think of the new Xiaomi Mi 2s? Is this much better than the iPhone X?

SpecsXiaomi Mi Mix 2S
BuildCurved Ceramic Design
SecurityFace ID Unlock
Fingerprint ID Unlock
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU: Adreno 630 @ 710MHz
MemoryRAM: 6 GB LPDDR4
ROM: 128 GB UFS
Display5.99 inch IPS 18:9 Screen
2160 x 1080p, 403ppi
CamerasDual Pixel AI Dual Camera
12 MP Wide Angle f/1.8 Aperture
12 MP Telephoto, f2.4 Aperture
SONY IMX363, Dual PD Focus
DxOMark Scores: 101
4 Axis OIS (Optical Image Stabilization)
Massive 1.4um Pixels
Dual Pixel Autofocus
Hardware Level-frame noise reduction
Dynamic Bokeh, 6 customizations
AI Portraits and Selfies
ARCore Technology
4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30fps, 1080p (slow motion) @ 240fps

Front Camera:
5.0 mp, AI Beautify, 1080p Video
Face Recognition, Mirror, HDR
NetworkDual Nano SIM
2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz
3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B9/B19
4G: FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B27/B28/B29/B30
ConnectivityNFC (Near Field Communications)
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual Band WiFi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n
MU-MIMO, 2x2 MIMO
GPSGPS/A-GPS/GLONASS
SensorsGyroscope, Light, Accelerometer, E-Compass, Hall, Barometer, Fingerprint
Dimensions150.86 x 74.9 x 8.1mm
Weight: 189g
Battery3400mAh (USB Type C)
QC 3.0 (Quick Charging)
Wireless Charging
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (6+64gb)$426

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (6+64gb)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB version
CopyGB$MP12th2S

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