Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Offering a full 5.99-inch display in a casing that is smaller than conventional 5.5-inch smartphones today and a thin bezel that is 12% thinner than its predecessor, the Mi MIX 2 delivers superb viewing with its true immersive full display design. With the bezels of the MIX 2 virtually unrecognizable from the top and both sides, its 18:9 aspect ratio further amplifies the brand’s pursuit for technological innovation, giving users the kind of viewing experience that they need sans the distracting bands of metal surrounding the screen.
Both the proximity sensor and the front-facing camera have to be revolutionized to fit into the really thin bezel of the MIX 2. The front-facing camera has been made ridiculously smaller by 50 percent while the proximity sensor has been re-engineered to be extremely ultrasonic. The gently-rounded corners allow for more pleasant viewing. The ceramic backplate feels luxurious to the touch while the back camera rim is plated in 18-karat gold. It’s a small thing of luxury that somehow adds credence to the direction of the company. Providing a framework for the back case is an aluminum alloy frame that’s built from aerospace-grade, durable materials without sacrificing featherweight characteristics.
Unlike other Chinese phones that run on MediaTek chips, MIX 2 comes with a Snapdragon 835, mated to 6 GB of RAM, its IMX386 1.25-micron rear camera sensor with 4-axis OIS is perfect for shutterbugs, turning them into venerable DSLR-wielding snappers. The sound-guided earpiece is also exceptional in itself.
Xiaomi may not be as famous as Apple, Samsung, or the other big-name stalwarts in the smartphone world, but there are actually many reasons why the Chinese phone maker is slowly gaining worldwide acceptance and recognition for its cutting-edge designs and innovative technologies that some major industry players simply won’t venture into. MIX 2 is just one of them.