After about one year of launch of original Mi Mix, Xiaomi Nepal has launched the new revision. Mi Mix 2 came more than 6 months ago internationally. Vatsal also talked about its launch during October with us. Finally after long wait Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is here in Nepal. Its is better, improved and cheaper than its predecessor. Official price of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 in Nepal is Rs 63,999. This puts the phone in a very attractive and competitive region.
All new Mi Mix 2 is a gorgeous looking phone with big bezel less design. It features a 5.99” IPS LCD with 1080×2160 screen resolution. Gorilla Glass 4 is protecting this beautiful display which seems almost truly bezel-less. Mi Mix original is one of the first phone that demoed such beautiful screen, design and power.
Underneath, it rocks Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SOC. The chipset holds Adreno 540 GPU and octa-core CPU. One is 2.45 GHz and next is 1.9 GHz quad core processor set. Nepal is getting 6 GB RAM model with 64 GB storage option at launch. This phone doesn’t have SD card slot which is a downside for some people.
Beneath the ceramic back, Mi Mix 2 packs a 3400 mAh battery. It supports quick charge 3.0 which is very good. The back side also holds a 12 MP f/2.0 camera with 4 axis OIS. It can easily record up to 4K at 30 fps and 720p at 120 fps slow motion. At front bottom, there is 5 MP f/2.0 camera that records max of Full HD videos. Both camera do great job for stills and videos as intended. Inclusion of wider aperture would have made it far better by improving low light performance and depth of field effect.
As a flagship level phone, it packs all the sensors such as Barometer, gyrosensor, accelereometer, etc. Fingerprint sensor is placed at the back of the phone below the camera. Bluetooth 5.0, Dual band Wifi are all here. It currently runs on Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9 on top. This is a flagship level phone and will get future updates regularly for certain period for sure.
Impression and Assay
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is a great looking phone with high end processor, big battery and lots of features. The display looks fantastic but it will require very high level of care. It is good to see that price is lower than predecessor. It checks out almost all score with some ups and downs.
At this price, there are lots of phones that compete with it. This is what makes open market so good for public consumers. OnePlus 5T, Galaxy S8 are its top competitors and Mi Mix 2 fits quite right in. The launch was almost half year late but we love Xiaomi’s approach, unique design and choice of hardware.
Mi Mix 2 offers pretty nice package of hardware in great design. Little camera improvement and joining dual camera group could help them a lot next time. Still we consider this phone as a great product from the company.