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Xiaomi MI-2S with new chipset announced, faster than the S4?

09 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Xiaomi MI-2S with new chipset announced, faster than the S4? - read the full textOh, Xiaomi you keep teasing us with low-priced superphones that are a challenge to buy outside of China. The latest offering is an S version of the recent Xiaomi MI-2 and it packs a Snapdragon 600 chipset (over the S4 Pro of the MI-2). The quad-core Krait 300 CPU has been clocked at 1.7GHz but...


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For those who think benchmarks are crap because of 720p vs 1080p:

mi2 is better than the s4 in nearly every 1080p benchmark

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  • 2013-06-15 15:27
  • 0%{m

Xiaomi MI 2S is an amazing phone!
Xiaomi (and many others after them) had run a few benchmarks and majority of the results have shown MI 2S to be better than S4 (for example ). Yes MI 2S has 4x1.7GHz Snapdragon CPU which is 4x0.2GHz less than S4 but the reason for 2S outrunning S4 probably lies in Xiaomi's MIUI which appears to be more optimized than Samsung's TouchWiz (and it's better looking IMHO). MI 2S also has many other stunning features: 2GB of RAM! great camera (8Mp for 16GB and 13Mp for 32GB variant), crystal clear IPS LCD 4.3 inch HD display (with pixel density of 342ppi!), great sound quality and unbelievably low price compared to it's quality!

This is the only (for now) 100% confirmed Xiaomi partner shop with the lowest price that I know of with FREE shipping (where I bought my 2S for $395) and a bunch of phone accessories. Go here: to free-register, and just click one of the Xiaomi phones under the search bar.

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  • 2013-06-15 14:30
  • 64hJ

The Chinese rave about xiaomi phones.Time to throw that outdated iphone 5 poo in the trash lol, since I'm getting my Mi-2 next week to replace it, hotter phone for half the cost. Can't beat that imho.

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  • 2013-06-03 06:37
  • jJ@G

actually they are easy to get, you just need to find a seller then pay and you will get your phone

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  • 2013-05-10 21:28
  • 32K5

we have soon lot of that in the philippines...anything gets in here even the latest gadgets in the market today...I love smugglers.

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  • 2013-04-12 13:19
  • th98

> In reply to Qandeel @ 2013-04-10 11:50 from Ia6q - click to readthere is a point and the comparison is absolutely fair)
it shows that one phone is faster then another,whether you need 720p screen or 1080p screen it's up to you to pick

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  • 2013-04-11 23:57
  • PUj5

So when you guys are done being blinded by hate... These kind of phones are VERY hard to get outside China... good luck!

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  • 2013-04-11 15:26
  • wu4@

> In reply to Ramy @ 2013-04-10 13:04 from t1$A - click to readThis phone won't go anywhere outside China. That's why S4 and One and G pro and XZ are expensive, they're the top of their tier outside China.

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  • 2013-04-11 15:23
  • wu4@

> In reply to YuYu Alsalmi @ 2013-04-10 11:41 from a43W - click to readless features? really?
have you ever used MIUI?
its has more features than any other ROM.
its heavily skinned.

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  • 2013-04-11 13:28
  • uvYf

I want to see an independant report before rushing to conclusions. The Chinese phones are still not up to par with the Korean counterparts. Give them a few years and I'm sure that they will be on par or overtake the Korean counterparts. Just as the Koreans have overtaken the Japanese and Finnish.

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  • 2013-04-11 12:56
  • PF9V

> In reply to boti @ 2013-04-10 12:30 from mEA@ - click to readExactly you told, we heard already the cost of making s4 is only around 250$

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  • 2013-04-11 10:57
  • uwMe

Benchmarks, Smenchmarks. All that matters is real world application.

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  • 2013-04-11 03:39
  • pJIs

> In reply to Nephylim @ 2013-04-10 00:15 from PqTU - click to readI have a 47 inch Sony, but it has nothing to do with human eye physical restrictions))) human eye still can't spot the difference between 720 and 1080p on such a small screen, if you think you can, it's your brain,not your eye which spots the difference

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  • 2013-04-11 00:50
  • PUj5

I can`t understand why you always obtain at least 6000 points for Samsung Galaxy Note II on Quadrant while I never get under 6950-7047(last time),without any overclock or root!(standard phone with lots of apps)

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  • 2013-04-10 13:23
  • nDGE

> In reply to imizlcky @ 2013-04-10 04:52 from U@xL - click to readDon't you know the 8 core exynos S4 for now is more superior than any smartphone out there. At least definitely can kickout your cheap chinese crap. Maybe you be you were tottaly drunk when you wrote this crap equivalent comment of yours.

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  • 2013-04-10 13:04
  • t1$A

samsung is a Korean company which gets the parts from china and puts a phone together. the cost difference between the two devices is due to branding, you pay 700 for a 200 phone because it says samsung on it

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  • 2013-04-10 12:30
  • mEA@

No point comparing a 720p screen with a 1080 (sgs 4). Obviously the lesser resolution will help increase overall performance, but its an unfair comparison.

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  • 2013-04-10 11:50
  • Ia6q

-Galaxy s4 is running a 5" 1080p and lots of new features and benefits
-MI-2S is running a 4.3" 720p with a normal android smartphone features
I'm not a fan but these should be considered

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  • 2013-04-10 11:41
  • a43W

These dont even have LTE as far as I waste of money.

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  • 2013-04-10 10:53
  • Rb1u

Please don't compare xiaomi mi-2s and samsung s4, because samsung cost 650-700 euro and mi-2s just 285 euro. You can compare mi-2s with lumia 720...screen resolution 720p screen/WVGA; 2gb ram/512 mb ram; 13mp/6,7; 1080p video/720p; 2.0 secondary camera/1,3; quad core s600 1,7 ghz/ dual core 1 ghz; adreno 320/305; android with so many apps/windows 8

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  • 2013-04-10 08:52
  • YUEh

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