1000 less mah than the original
More bezel (lower BtS ratio)
Nonsensical aspect ratio (the orginal's was 16:9 with the soft buttons on)
No futuristic (albeit buggy) tech (speaker has made a return).
Not exactly a successor then. More like an alternative line of Xiaomi phones that is using the same name as the masterpiece (Mix 1's).
Mi Mix was one and was never repeated. Mi Mix 2? more like a generic samsung look alike. Paaass...
Btw don't care about the goodies (soc/camera), all modern flagships have them. Care for losing pretty much everything that made the series unique.
One thing that makes me wonder. How comes that in multicore test Exynos is on par or lags behind a bit, compared to Snapdragon if it's Moonsoon single core test mops floor with Kryo.
Something is fishy here. Not sure if it really does have those A55 cores. :) OR are Kryo 385 Silver cores at least twice as powerful as A55.
Anonymous, 06 May 2018Who jump to the battery life page first ? By the way, the EIS of redmi note 5 is much better ... moreMe too! Disappointing battery life, hopefully units shipped with Global MIUI ROM won't have the same problem.
Stupid phone with 3400mah so so poor batterry . xiaomi phone dead on arrival lol
Battery is no surprize.
Xiaomi phone with 4500mAh will last same of a Galaxy, Moto or Xperia with 3600mAh.
A8+ and XA2 Ultra with 14nm cpu and bigger screen on Ultra last much more.
Most ppl will use 1st camera, but the OEMs keep putting optical zoom inside the 2nd.
2nd usually has simpler hardware ( smaller sensor and narrower f ), results are different.
So optical zoom should be inside the main.
"Manual mode offers control of the camera settings: white balance, focus, shutter speed (up to 1/2 second)"
And from your screenshot it is clearely visible that shutter speed goes much slower!?
They really need to fix the microphone quality.
My Redmi 5 Plus microphone quality sounds strange, like an alien about to come. Shame, because otherwise this phone's camera is fantastic for its price.
Also, they need to roll out Oreo ASAP. The Huawei Honor 7x, this phone's main competitor, already has received it in the US models and even comes with Project Treble.
Having to charge your phone twice a day is one of the most annoying things.
It's incredible how bad the battery life is on this phone. No thanks !
AnonD-757334, 06 May 2018Very nice and detailed review.
The camera part is so disappointing, I currently own a mix 2 ... moreIt's not hardware failure, since others (in XDA) have already experimented recording the audio separately from the video and everything was fine when doing it that way. It is worrisome that the same issue has been carried across generations of the device... not a good prospect for getting this fixed in either Mix 2 or 2S.
As for the camera, I don't quite agree. Pricing is of the essence, in order to be priced as aggressively as it is there *must* be some compromise to be made. I think the camera in the 2S is already great for the price-point (it just doesn't compete with the ones which are nearly double the cost). I do agree with you regarding the original Mix 2 camera, I'd go as far as saying that even Xiaomi agrees... as its the first time they released a revised version of their Mix series, only to include that better camera (and updated SoC, given that would be an unforgivable omission if they didn't).
Audio quality in videos is indeed worrisome...
No 360º view or video review, c'mon GSMArena!
LG Superfan, 06 May 2018Why is everyone making there camera app like iOS? All complaining about battery life its proba... moreall manufacturers they always imitate the worst of Apple. First no removable battery, then no microsd, no audio jack, no fm radio and so on. Shame, phones more and more expensive and less features than an old Galaxy S4
Why is everyone making there camera app like iOS? All complaining about battery life its probably because of early software and please accept the fact 3.5mm jack is gone
Well, this could have been a perfect phone for me to replace my Note 4 that has suddenly died with all the data, but without the 3.5 mm jack is useless as I like to listen to the music with my hi-fi headphones. So I bought Huawei mate 10 instead. Shame on you Xiaomi for ditching the so much needed feature!!!