A quick introduction just incase you don’t know, Xiaomi is a Chinese OEM responsible for pushing the almost tri bezel-less notch display you see from IPhone X which is now recently featured in more smartphones. Although their smartphones has no notch at least not yet. Starting from the Xiaomi Mi Mix which was actually tri bezel-less to Mi Mix 2 and now to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. All these smartphones has impressive screen to body ratio, though the last two has tiny bezels at the top and and sides.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Key Specs and Features
5.99-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 X 2160 pixels (403 ppi)
Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 CPU 6GB/8GB RAM
64GB/128GB/255GB built-in storage, with no support for memory card
Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
Fingerprint sensor (rear)
Qi Wireless charging
3, 400mAh non removable Li-ion battery
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Design and Display
At first glance, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has a striking similarity to the Mi Mix 2, however, with a ceramic build and aluminium frame. That aside, the smartphone has highly slimmed down bezels at the top, enough to house the earpiece with barely visible ones at the sides. At the back, the smartphone has an iPhone X type of dual camera arrangement – flash flanked by two cameras arranged vertically at the top left corner. The bottom bezel houses the front camera at the right edge and the navigation buttons.
Display is quite impressive with a 1080p LCD screen in play and a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for protection against scratches and easy breakage. With a resolution of 2160 X 1080 pixels and a pixel density of 401 ppi and an almost tri bezel-less design. This offer’s enough details and impressive colour reproduction although an OLED screen would have a much suitable alternative.
Battery and Camera
In battery capacity, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has enough juice considering the power conserving ability of the high-end SoC. Powered by a 3, 400mAh, the smartphone should last a day under normal usage. As for charging, there are two ways; Qi wireless charging and fast charge through the USB Type-C port.
Rather than the single camera seen in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, this new flagship has a dual camera. This is made up of 12MP wide angle lens camera and another 12MP telephoto camera. There is also a 5MP camera at the bottom right, an unusual position right? Yes , it is because of the very slim upper bezel.
Hardware and Software
As a plus, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has the latest Qualcomm processor as other high-end smartphones. With thus, a smooth and fast performance is guaranteed as well as an impressive graphics munching. That being said, the smartphone is equipped with a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 with eight cores and an Adreno 630 GPU.
On to the next thing, the smartphone is available in different variants from the 6GB RAM & 64GB model to the 6GB & 128GB model and down to the higher 8GB & 256GB model. All the variants does not support memory card extension so you will have to be sure which model you pick. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 9.5 and a Xiao AI assistant that only works in China.
Pricing and Availability
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S can be gotten in various online stores and smartphone retail outlets for 189, 000 naira for the 6GB/64GB model and 2290, 000 naira for the 8GB/256GB.