As Apple was preparing to launch its iPhone X before the world on 12th of September, Xiaomi, which is affectionately called China’s Apple, had already launched its own Mi Mix 2 flagship before the world. The timing of both launches was almost same, so now when both these devices have been launched it makes sense to compare them against each other and figure out where they stand. We are here to make a comparison between these both bezel-less smartphone Apple iPhone X vs Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. Lets Begin:
While the size of the display is relatively similar for both these smartphones, it’s the pixel density and choice of display technology which makes a big difference. While Mi Mix 2 comes with a 5.9-inch IPS LCD display having 1,080 x 2,160 px resolution, Apple iPhone X comes with a 5.8-inch OLED display having resolution of 1,125 x 2,436 px resolution. That way the pixel density of Mi Mix 2 comes out at 409 ppi, while that of Apple iPhone X comes down to 463 ppi.
Another thing which is great about iPhone X is the choice of the display panel. It comes with latest OLED display which produces more vivid colors at the cost of much less power consumption. Mi Mix 2, on the other hand, is still stuck with IPS LCD.
Needless to say, that iPhone X has a clear upper hand on Mi Mix 2 when it comes to display.
This is already well known. Snapdragon 835 is no match for Apple’s latest A11 Bionic chip, so needless to say that iPhone performs better than Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 with half RAM capacity. Mix 2 may have 6GB of RAM, but SD 835 makes it lag behind iPhone X having just 3GB of RAM with a significantly more powerful A11 Bionic Chip.
The camera story of these devices isn’t hidden from anyone. While Apple iPhone X comes with a 12mp dual-lens camera, Mix 2 comes with a 12 mp single lens shooter. Apple had already released iPhone 7 Plus about a year ago with dual-lens camera, and many other companies followed the suit. However, Mi still decided to walk on the path of single lens camera for some unknown reason. So Apple clearly has a significant advantage over Mi in camera department too, and this advantage has partially been given by Mi itself.
Storage is an area where both these devices stand equal. Both Apple iPhone X and Mi Mix 2 are available in 64GB and 256GB storage versions. Mi Mix 2 is also available in 128GB version, something which is missing from iPhone X. But regardless of that, both devices are equal in storage space.
Apple iPhone X comes with a 2,716 mAh battery, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 comes with a 3,400 mAh one. However, more mAh doesn’t necessarily mean a major victory over Apple, as company’s Bionic chip and OLED display consume much less power than the processor and display of Mix 2. Mi Mix 2 may be able to give you a battery life of more than a day on average use, but iPhone X will also not be far behind with battery life of a day.
In a nutshell, Xioami Mi Mix 2 falls short of Apple iPhone X in every major criteria. However, we should also not forget the fact that Mix 2 also costs much less than iPhone X. While Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 can be bought for $550, iPhone X costs a cool $1,000. So in that sense this sort of limitations are also justified. But if money doesn’t matter to you at all and you just want the most powerful thing out in the market, then Apple iPhone X is clearly unbeatable right now.