Today Xiaomi made history. The Chinese manufacturer has officially launched the latest generation Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. During the presentation, it turned out that the device with Snapdragon 845 is an excellent camera smartphone. DxO Mark puts the device at the same height as the iPhone X and Huawei Mate 10 Pro.
The camera has always been the Achilles heel for Xiaomi smartphones. The Original Xiaomi Mi Mix and Mi Mix 2 while being the trend-setter phones when it came to design, lacked badly in the camera segment. Last year we saw Xiaomi made huge improvements when it comes to camera performance. The mid-range Xiaomi Mi Note 3 already nestled in the DxO list above the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. In the field of flagships, Xiaomi is also doing well today. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the number 5 camera smartphone of today, according to DxO Mark.
Outstanding cameras Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S does not only score as many points as the Apple iPhone X. The device also looks very much like the iPhone if you look at the back of the phone. At the back, you will find a vertical dual camera module consisting of two 12 megapixels wide-angle lens and 12 megapixels telephoto lens with a Sony IMX363 sensor. The sensor has a pixel size of 1.4 microns. The duo supports SLR dual PD full-pixel dual-core focus and optical image stabilization, optical zoom, and hardware multi-frame noise. It is one of the best camera phones of the moment.
The device has now been tested by the DXO Mark and the score it got is mind-blowing considering the price point. According to DXO Mark, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is among the top 5 of camera smartphones. The test shows that the flagship is on par with the iPhone X when it comes to taking still photos. In the video department, the Chinese telephone is slightly behind. DxOMark calls the device the “A Chinese Gem” and is very impressed;
“In low light, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S renders some of the smoothest files we’ve seen, and luminance noise is very well-controlled in outdoor images, too.”
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S scores an overall score of 97 points. In the field of still imaging, the flagship scores 101 points. That is as much as the Apple iPhone X. In the video category, the flagship scores 88 points one point behind the iPhone X which scores 89 points. The phone is only two points behind the Google Pixel 2 and Samsung Galaxy S9.
Specifications Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has been growing at a rapid pace in recent years. In China, the group has returned to the top five of smartphone vendors. In India, it holds the top stop together with Samsung. The manufacturer makes attractively priced smartphones with heavy specifications. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 appears to be the perfect flagship killer. The device is an affordable flagship with a bunch of excellent cameras that can match mega-expensive flagships like the Huawei Mate 10 Pro and iPhone X.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has a large 6 inch AMOLED display that occupies almost the entire front. Only at the bottom, you will find a bezel. It gives this device a unique look. That look is no longer unique when you turn the phone over and see the main cameras. The back of this affordable smartphone looks a lot like the iPhone X. The main camera duo consists of a dual camera of a 12-megapixel 1/2.5-inch sensor with a wide angle lens and a second 12-megapixel camera with a 1/2.9 sensor. Only the primary camera is optically stabilized. The front camera is a 5MP one with F2.0 aperture.
Inside the beautiful ceramic chassis, you will find the Snapdragon 845 processor from Qualcomm. There two variants of the device. the base model has 6GB RAM along with 128GB internal storage while the premium model has a whopping 8GB RAM and 256GB internal memory.