Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Price Starts at 420 Euros or PHP 25,500 : Flagship-Level Features For Less!

Quoting my Xiaomi Mi Mix article from 2016, "It is releases like this that make me wish that Xiaomi is still actively marketing its smartphones in the Philippines."

It was quite a statement -- but I can say the exact same thing about its stellar follow-up, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.

I mean, not only is this fresh release absolutely gorgeous on the outside, it also has a powerhouse set of internal hardware. And the best part: It's not as expensive as other flagship-level models by competing international brands.

Flaunting a downright stunning anodized aluminum or premium ceramic shell, this brilliantly crafted Android smartphone sports a 5.99-inch 1080 x 2160 FullHD+ IPS display with rounded sides reminiscent of what you'll see on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6.

The combination of these design elements make the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 one of the - if not THE - best looking handsets released in 2017.

For power-users and heavy-gamers, you'd be glad to know that this device has beastly internal hardware that allow it to run the most specs-intensive 3D games that you can download from the Google Play Store. In fact, it is on par with the most expensive top-of-the-line 2017 Android smartphones in terms of raw power and graphics performance.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 runs its MIUI-flavored Android 7.1 Nougat operating system with a 10nm Kryo and Adreno 540 based Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 processor, offers 6GB or 8GB RAM options for buttery smooth app transitions, and comes with 64GB, 128GB, or 256GB of non-expandable internal storage choices.

If you love to take photos and videos, you'd be glad to know that this model has 12 MegaPixel f/2.0 camera with phase detection autofocus, optical image stabilization and Dual Tone LED flash. It's not a Dual Camera module but I love the fact that it has OIS, which helps deliver clearer shots and smoother 4K videos.

In front, below the display, the phone has a 5 MegaPixel camera. As someone who loves to take selfies, I'd say this is the weakest feature of this model. I mean, they could have placed a higher resolution camera there. But hey, the proof is in the pudding - so they say. I'd love to try this snapper and see if it delivers decent selfies despite its specs.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is available in a number of variants with different specs and price tags. The most affordable is the aluminum-clad 6GB RAM / 64 ROM version which sells for RMB 3,299 in China or around €420 (Php 25,500) while the most expensive one - that goes for 700 Euros or Php 42,700 - has a whopping 8GB of RAM, 256GB ROM, and an exclusive Ceramic shell. No word yet on this model's availability in the Philippines; Stay tuned for updates!

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name : Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
Type : Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category : High-End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions : 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm
Weight : 185 grams
Available Colors : Black, White (in both Premium Ceramic and Aluminum)
Operating System : Android 7.1 Nougat with MIUI 9
Display : 5.99 inches (~80.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels (~403 ppi pixel density), IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor : 64-Bit Quad Core (2.45 GHz Kryo X 2 + 1.9 GHz Kryo X 2), Adreno 540 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 chipset
RAM : 6GB and 8GB RAM options
Internal Storage : 64GB / 128GB / 256GB ROM, non-expandable
Camera : Back: 12 MegaPixels, Phase Detection AutoFocus (PDAF), f/2.0 aperture, Optical Image Stabilization (4-axis), Dual Tone LED flash, 1/2.9" sensor size, 1.25 ┬Ám pixel size
Front: 5 MegaPixels
Video Capture : Back - 4K 30 frames per second, 720p 120fps
Front - 1080p
Audio and Video Playback : MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports : USB Type C, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity : Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.2 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSPA+; 4G LTE-A Cat16
FM Radio : No
Sensors : Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope, Fingerprint Scanner, Color Spectrum
Network : 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2,
3G HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Card Type : Dual nanoSIM
Battery : Non-removable 3,400 mAh Li-Ion battery
Uptime : All-Day Uptime with Regular Use (TBC)
Value-Added Features : Ceramic Body, Bezel-less Display, Powerhouse Internal Hardware for Less
Announcement : Global - September 11, 2017
Availability : China - September 11, 2017, Philippines - TBA
Price : Official SRP:
6GB RAM + 64GB ROM - RMB 3,299 (€420 or Php 25,500)
6GB RAM + 128GB ROM - RMB 3,599 (€460 or Php 28,000)
6GB RAM + 256GB ROM - RMB 3,999 (€510 or Php 31,000)
8GB RAM + 256GB ROM + Ceramic Shell - €510 or Php 42,700 -

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