What a downgrade.The Mix Mix was unique with it's design.Now this deceiving phone looks like another Lg G6 rip off.The high price is another story too.Great job on the huge downgrades Xiaomi.First Mi note 2 now Mi Mix 2.
kC1, 24 Oct 2017Video review says MIUI 8 on top of Android 7 Nougat... but in the website review it says MIUI ... moreJust to further clarify the ROM situation. Currently, miui.com only features one Official Global ROM for the Mi Mix 2 - Version: V22.214.171.124.NDEMIEF (MIUI8) .
It is indeed based on Android Nougat and is what we used for our review. The review unit we first received actually ran on the Chinese Developer ROM from the same official source - Version: 7.10.19 (MIUI9). This one is also based on Nougat, but does have a few extra MIUI 9 features, like split screen.
However, that being said, it is not final and also pretty chuck full of Chinese pre-loaded software. Also lacking Google Play Services. That is why we elected to use the Official, stable, even if older ROM and noted this in the written review. Now, technically, you are a 72 hour waiting period away from unlocking the bootloader of the Mix 2 and flashing any of these ROMs if you get the phone.
If you are not really keen on unlocking or flashing, but would still much rather have a MIUI ROM with Google Play Services, some retailers are already offering the Mix 2 with the Official Global ROM we used. Some, however, are less transparent and are actually marketing their units as Global, but then send you instructions on how to wait 72 hours and flash the Global ROM yourself.
Projects like XIAOMI.EU MIUI are another thing altogether. These are actually custom ROMs, typically based on the Chinese Official branch of MIUI, with some bloat stripped away and Google Play Services installed. Some retailers have these units in store. And while not necessarily a bad decision, going this route, means you are not getting an official ROM out of the box and have to rely on XIAOMI.EU or a similar developer for support and updates to the custom ROM.
To sum up, our best advice for picking up a Mi Mix 2 currently is to read the listings carefully if you are not prepared to potentially wait a few days, unlock and flash yourself. If you are comfortable with the process, Xiaomi is flexible enough to allow its users all the tools necessary to flash and switch branches and official or custom ROMs at will.
36k INR for a Xiaomi phone? Never. They are not worth anything above 20K INR. Xiaomi wants many to pay that much amount for just design but nothing else. Average camera and dim display doesn't warrant that much price. You want SD835....OP5 is cheaper and better than this.
Is there any screen config to 16:9? since some apps doesn't support 18:9. because i heard some issues that mix 2 didn't have that
Most Chinese phones are very bad at optimized battery. That the reasons why they put 4000 mah or even 5000 mah battery to their phones but their rating are the same as phones with 3000-3500 mah battery. Their skins & bloatwares drain battery like a v12.
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Video review says MIUI 8 on top of Android 7 Nougat... but in the website review it says MIUI 9 on top of Android 7 Nougat...
Imperator Neubaticus, 24 Oct 2017I never liked their approach to "bezelless". Having a single bottom bezel makes the entire pho... moreWhen you hold this phone in landscape position(playing games or watching movies)that asymetric bezels look wierd and grip is compromised.
Imperator Neubaticus, 24 Oct 2017I never liked their approach to "bezelless". Having a single bottom bezel makes the entire pho... moreOf course, considering they copied Sharp's Aquos Crystal range design from 2014...
i own mi mix 2 and s8 plus exynos version.
i personally feel mi mix 2 battery is much betterthen s8 plus
There goes Xiaomi and their deceptive press photos which look nothing like the actual product. Shame. I was excited as hell initially but the fact it didn't look anywhere close to the Starck concept video and also worse than the original mix, it was a hard pass for me.
ZloiYuri, 23 Oct 2017Bigger - too big.
Design is ok now, more practical.
Battery is ok, not worst than other flag... more67 hours in gsmarena test is not making the day in modern use.
People on average use 7-8 hours with screen on per day. According to gsmarena's very own test this one never recorded more than 6 hours... This phone has attrocious battery by modern standards.
I do agree that mi mix 1 was too big but since its bezels were less chunky it was actually not that much bigger than mi mix 2. Mi Mix 2's aspect ratio kills one handedness anyway so Mi Mix 1 is not that much at a disadvantage anyway, 18:9 aspect ratio made sure of that...
Oh well, some people insist in seeing a silver lining everywhere.
I never liked their approach to "bezelless". Having a single bottom bezel makes the entire phone asymmetric. And that front camera placement is awkward. All in all, not a bad looking phone but not an incredibly good looking one either.
Everyone should take note of how to ruin a good successor to your flagship device.
How can you screw this up so bad, Xiaomi?
Absolutely stunning design, just like the first Mi Mix had. The battery life is just unimpressive.
My wife's mi mix 2 showed up today. I can't say anything about battery life but this is a really nice looking phone. Even though reviews have been knocking it, the camera is pretty darn good, not quiet as good as the Honor 8 camera, but close. This phone is fast too, reminds me of the snappiness from my Honor 8 but with an insanely awesome screen. I have large-ish hands and the mi mix 2 fits in my hand really well. After looking/holding all the new devices in US market, IMO this is the best looking and best "in my hand" feeling phone out right now. And it's $300-400 less than the samsung/lg/google flagship phones. Only problem is now I'm jealous of my wife's new phone.
65h of endurance ? A real disappointment. The result is not so bad at Phone Arena, but those guys do not have a good battery life test.