With the arrival of Xiaomi in Spain the market has turned upside down, and the Chinese firm is able to offer terminals at prices that are too tight for the competition. An example is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s, which is called to be the terminal that turns the high end in mobile telephony upside down, is this a reality? We are going to face the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the iPhone X in a face to face that will be quite controversial.
Thus we will reveal the truth about the possibility of manufacturing and selling high-end phones for only 499 euros. So, stay with us and discover at what points this Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is better than the iPhone X and at what points it is behind the most expensive phone of the Cupertino company.
For this we have to go through the main points that put these terminals face to face, otherwise, the comparison would not be fair or objective, so we go there without further delay with the details that make the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s so special to see the faces directly with an entire iPhone X, and the reality is that we have left very good feelings. First of all, in THIS LINK you can go through the full analysis of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s that the Gadget News companions have done.
Design: Both denote quality and care in the work done
On the one hand we have the iPhone X, with measures of 143.6 x 70.9 x 77 mm in a total weight of 174 grams, this is neither the finest nor the lightest of the high-end terminals but remains content. Both front and rear Apple has opted for Corning Gorilla Glass reinforced glass. On the front we have the "notch" and a total screen ratio of 82.9%. The polished steel construction of the edges stands out on the iPhone X.
At Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s we have 150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm for 191 grams of weight. It is built in aluminum with a ceramic back and a front without notch, but with a small lower frame that gives it a screen ratio of 81.9%, which is also not bad.
In this case tastes will predominate. The most critical with the "notch" They will be clear that the design of the iPhone X is not successful and will opt for the small bottom frame of the Mi Mix 2s, although in construction quality both are insanely beautiful even taking into account the difference with the materials. The reality is that both are beautiful, do not differ much in weight or comfort and give an almost instantaneous feeling of quality. But nevertheless, All this "quality" in the case of the iPhone X is also accompanied by water resistance, something non-existent in the Xiaomi model.
Camera: The iPhone continues to play in another league
When we test the cameras of both devices the first reality hit begins, the reminder of why one costs almost three times more than the other, which, however, does not justify the exorbitant price of the iPhone X. The fact is that it took us quite a short time in realizing that although the portrait mode of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is quite good, under normal conditions, the photography of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is deeply software adjusted, thus adding unrealistic details with the intention of hiding the lack of the sensor. We are not facing a bad camera, it is simply one step below what phones that exceed 750 euros offer.
- IPhone X cameras
- Dual 12 MP camera – f / 1.8 and f / 2.4
- Front 7 MP – f / 2.2
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s cameras
- Sony IMX363 12 MP, 1.4 µm, angle lens, f / 1.8 aperture, Dual Pixel AF
- Samsung S5K3M3 12 MP, 1 µm, telephoto lens, f / 2.4 aperture
- 5 MP, 1.12 µm, aperture f / 2.0
In the rest of the performances, the iPhone X has taken better photographs in a general way, with more natural colors, sharper and more realistic results and also, it takes the photographs automatically much faster than the Xiaomi model. Although, in portrait mode we find few differences with the iPhone X, the real chaos comes with the selfie camera, I can say very little about it and nothing is good, a very just camera that will not get the best of us in the USSR while the iPhone X is able to offer even portrait mode in good condition.
Performance and autonomy: Xiaomi model runs that peels
Contrary to what usually happens with other layers of customization, MIUI 9.5, the version that runs this Mi Mix 2s on Android Oreo 8.0, is effective and fast not only in the performance of the applications, but also throughout the entire operating system. We feel very comfortable using this terminal, maybe it has something to do with its enormous resemblance to iOS. The reality is that in the performance tests this Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s with a Snapdragon 845 and accompanied by 6 GB of RAM has been shown even lighter than the iPhone X. The iPhone X for its part, as you can see in the video, runs the latest version of iOS 11.3.1, which denotes that Apple still has work ahead.
In matters of autonomy Both devices have proved to be up to par, arriving at the last hours of the day, with the proviso that the Xiaomi has 3,400 mAh battery, and the iPhone X with 2,716 mAhIt seems that iOS still has a lot to say when it comes to battery consumption management. The reality is that both have shown up on this issue and I have not found low battery in any situation with either of the two terminals, performing practically the same tasks, although the iPhone X took a few points of battery above , did not cover too much relevance for a final result.
Display: The Samsung panel of the iPhone X is very difficult to match
As you well know, in the iPhone X we have a Samsung panel that comes to be 5.8-inch OLED with a total resolution of 2,436 by 1,125 pixels at 458 pixels per inch. A technology slightly superior to the IPS LCD panel of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels that offers 403 pixels per inch. In this case, not only for the resolution, but also for the technical quality of the screen, the iPhone X is several steps ahead, once again making sense of being much more expensive. Similarly, the iPhone X has a strange proportion that is not 18: 9 as it is that of the Mi Mix 2s, the result is that expanding YouTube videos, for example, to see them full screen, the result in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is more satisfactory in proportions.
Be that as it may, the iPhone X is a clear winner in terms of the screen, obviously, by the technology of the screen. And not only because the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s that looks pretty good use an IPS LCD screen, but because the LCDs that Apple mounts on iPhone 8 models and even on iPhone 7 are one step ahead in the color ratio , brightness and purity of the blacks they emit. So, The screen is another point where the iPhone X takes a clear advantage to the Xiaomi model.
Final conclusions after the experience
In short, we are facing a Mr. smartphone, The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is the best we have tried in recent months in terms of quality, I do not cut myself in saying it despite knowing that the public that reads me at this moment is mostly a fan of Cupertino's firm. However, it is quite clear that it is impossible to manufacture "high-end terminals" for only 500 euros. It is true that Xiaomi has been quite close, but it has sinned where all terminals sin, some more clearly and others more lightly: the screen and the camera.
These two are the aspects that make you realize quite quickly that you are facing a phone, which although it is the model immediately below the high range (and therefore the best high-end with quite a difference), it is not comparable with high-end terminals offered by the market today. Now it's time to ask the question … Is it worth paying almost triple for a Samsung Galaxy S9 + having the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s for 499 euros? My experience is no, but the comparison with the iPhone X is not too fair, especially since the main difference and the one that makes people choose precisely the operating system. It is up to you now to decide whether to continue paying for the high-end, I am sure that if Xiaomi continues to do so well, the people who manufacture for Android will have it very complicated.
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