The Xiaomi range of smartphones continue to impress in the mid-price market, and the Mi Mix 2S is the prime example of an affordable flagship phone.
Xiaomi were trendsetters in reducing bezels and maximising display, and the Mi Mix 2S takes it right to the edge with a striking near bezel-less design with a ceramic body and aluminium frame. The result is a display and appearance that makes this phone look like a premium-priced model with a value-for-money price tag.
The Mi Mix 2S is one of the fastest, if not THE fastest, Google-based phones with a Snapdragon 845 running inside it. This is a new chipset with a significant performance edge over older chipsets, and it does offer a noticeable jump in speed and efficiency.
The camera is one of the big selling points in any smartphone and the Mi Mix 2S stays right on trend with a dual camera setup. The two 12 MP cameras on the back have an increased pixel size for super clear shots, plus an excellent Sony IMX 363 sensor, paired with dual-pixel autofocus. The optical zoom is also receiving acclaim, particularly from those shooting in live situations or from a distance.
Xiaomi's phones are known for their class-leading battery life, especially for devices that sell at such a reasonable price. The Mi Mix 2S has the same 3,400 mAh battery as its predecessor, but you can use it for two days of regular use, which is usually only seen in smartphones bearing a much more expensive price tag.