Mi Mix is good
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 in the test: the China trendsetter is that good
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 relies on the same strengths as its predecessor model: Elegant design paired with top performance and a handful of premium features. In the test we show you the strengths and weaknesses of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.
The competition from China is visibly increasing. Behind the big Huawei, Honor, OnePlus and Xiaomi are already the next up-and-coming brands from the Middle Kingdom on the western doorstep. The Secret of China Cell Phones? - They offer features that are otherwise only available in premium flagships from Samsung and Co. at an unbeatable price-performance ratio. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 also relies on this strength. Our Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 test shows you why the China cell phone is also a worthwhile investment in 2018.
Xiaomi Mi Mix - the most important data at a glance
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 2|
|Display||5.99 inches; 1,080 x 2,160 pixels; 403 ppi; 18: 9 format|
|casing||Aluminum-ceramic, no protection|
|processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|random access memory||6 gigabytes|
|internal storage capacity||128 gigabytes, no expansion|
|battery pack||3,400 mAh|
|Main camera||12 megapixels|
|Front camera||8 megapixels|
|Android version||ex works 7.1.1 nougat|
|deals||Buy Mi Mix 2 with a contract|
Our test in the video
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2: Uncompromisingly borderless
Who pioneered rimless design? - Not Apple, but Xiaomi. The Xiaomi Mi Mix initiated the trend towards an almost borderless look in 2016, which now all manufacturers without exception are following in some form. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 therefore does not offer any major changes in terms of design, but rather refines the noble look. This is primarily characterized by the large full-screen display and the barely existing edges. The positioning of the front camera is strange. Since the edge is too narrow at the top, it is on the wider underside. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is therefore turned upside down for selfies.
The main camera and fingerprint sensor are located on the ceramic back of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. Underneath the lettering "Xiaomi Mi Mix 2" is emblazoned in gold letters. Design is a matter of taste, which is why we do not give a verdict in the test. However, there is nothing wrong with the workmanship of the smartphone. It's just a shame that there is no dust and water protection.
Display test: large, sharp and rich in contrast
The 6-inch LCD display is definitely one of the strengths of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. With a Full HD + resolution (1,080 x 2,160 pixels) and a pixel density of 403 ppi, it offers a crisp, sharp picture. In terms of contrast and color representation, the display cannot be blamed for anything either. However, a little more brightness would do it good. Because even with the brightest setting, it is difficult to see anything on the screen of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 during the test on a sunny day - a small flaw that hardly spoils the good overall impression.
Performance test: Mi Mix 2 shows off a lot of power under the hood
In terms of performance, Xiaomi really flexes its muscles with the Mi Mix 2. Equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 6 GB of RAM and the Adreno 540 GPU, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 occupied a place in the top 10 of the most powerful smartphones in the Antutu benchmark comparison and was on par with the Samsung Galaxy S8, among other things . In the meantime, however, with around 171,000 total points, it has slipped to 38th place.
In the test, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 showed no weaknesses in terms of performance. Apps load at high speed and run smoothly throughout. This also applies to graphically demanding 3D games such as the trend shooter PUBG Mobile.
Battery test: longer runtime than expected
For our battery test, we fully charged the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 once and then used it like a private smartphone until it was completely discharged. With this test, we determine the approximate battery life under everyday conditions.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is equipped with a 3,400 mAh battery. In view of the energy-hungry processor and large displays, our hopes for a long runtime were pretty low. But the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 surprised us and lasted almost two days in the test.
Camera test: Excellent mid-range level
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, contrary to the trend towards dual cameras, relies on a mobile phone camera with only one sensor. This comes from Sony, has a resolution of 12 megapixels and offers an f / 2.0 aperture, an optical image stabilizer and a 10x digital zoom. The upside-down front camera only offers 5 megapixels and is therefore a bit weaker.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 test photos
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2's camera does well in the test. The test photos are sharp and convince with good color and contrast display. The depth of field effect in the macro shots is implemented well and the low-light shots are also successful. So all in all an excellent result. However, in comparison with the Huawei P20 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S9 +, the two smartphones with the currently best cameras, there are clear differences in quality.
Conclusion: The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 guarantees concentrated China power
Let's summarize: The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is excellently processed, keeps up with the strongest premium flagships in terms of performance and performance, offers a good camera for its price range and convinces with a good battery life. In other words - the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 passed our test with flying colors and is an all-round successful smartphone. It is recommended for everyone who is looking for an inexpensive alternative to the current flagships of the market leaders. We are one of the few providers in Germany who offer the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 with a contract - so get it now.
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