Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 vs Mi Mix 2S

Specs Comparison: Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 vs Mi Mix 2S

Xiaomi has just released its newest flagship smartphone, the Mi Mix 2S, which is an upgrade to the Mi Mix 2. Let’s check out which of the two devices has the upper-hand in terms of key specs. Let’s start!

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was released last year with a very reasonable price. It has a 5.99″ 18:9 IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 835 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB internal storage, 12MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, 5MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3 technology.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the company’s latest addition to the Mi Mix series. It has a 5.99″ 18:9 IPS LCD display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/256GB internal storage, 12MP wide + 12MP telephoto rear cameras with LED flash, 5MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3 technology.

Here are their detailed specs:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels5.99-inch 18:9 IPS LCD display @ 2160 x 1080 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass 4Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.45GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8352.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core
Adreno 540Adreno 630
64/128/256 GB internal storage64GB/256GB internal storage
No microSD slotNo microSD slot
12MP Sony IMX386 sensor rear camera with 4-axis OIS and dual-LED flash12MP wide angle + 12 MP telephoto Sony IMX363 sensor, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, 1.4 micron pixel, dual cameras w/ LED flash
5MP front camera5MP f/2.0 front camera
Dual SIM (nano-SIM)Dual SIM (nano-SIM)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
-AI Face ID
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Android 7.1 Nougat (MIUI 9)Android 8.0 Oreo (MIUI 9)
3400 mAh non-removable battery (with Quick Charge 3.0)3400 mAh non-removable battery (with Quick Charge 3.0)
-Wireless charging
151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm
185 g191 g
Black, WhiteBlack, White

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

+ Slimmer

+ Lighter mass

+ More affordable

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S


+ Better performing CPU

+ Better performing GPU

+ Wide-angle lens

+ AI Face ID

+ Wireless Charging

+ Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box

There are no changes in the display specs for the Mix 2S so there’s nothing much to mention about it aside from the fact that if users are fond of watching videos, then any of these devices are in our recommended list.

The processor of the Mix 2S is the newest flagship chip from Qualcomm which is better performing than the one that the Mix 2 has. The gaming potential of the former is also improved thanks to the Adreno 630 that it has. Overall, both devices perform any daily tasks with ease including playing heavy graphics games.

Xiaomi added a wide-angle lens to the rear camera of the Mix 2S which is advantageous for shots that covers a wider area. Aside from that, the company also boasts that it received a 101 score in DxOMark making it above the recent flagships that have been released.

Both devices have the same 3,400mAh battery that is equipped with a Quick Charge 3.0 technology. One notable difference is that the Mix 2S supports wireless charging which is a big plus for us. The Mix 2S also has an AI Face ID and Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

The Mi Mix 2 is priced at Php 25,490 and is now available at Trinoma Mi Authorized Store, while the Mi Mix 2S is is priced at CNY3,299 (~Php27,578.50) for the 6GB +64GB variant, CNY3,599 (~Php30,086.39) for the 6GB + 128GB variant, and CNY3,999 (~Php33,430.25) for the 8GB + 256GB variant. Local availability and pricing are yet to be announced.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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1 Response

  1. HB says:

    Excited for the price drop of Mi Mix 2. I’d buy it for P20k.

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