The Galaxy S8+ is still the best Android phone available today, but the Mi Mix 2 has a lot going for it.
The Galaxy S8+ is going strong five months after its release, with the phone breaking Samsung’s sales records. The South Korean manufacturer introduced the Infinity View display with the Galaxy S8 series, offering a dual curved display with minimal bezels at the top and bottom. The 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display on the phone is one of the best available on a phone today, and coupled with a class-leading camera, it’s easy to see why the S8+ is so popular.
Xiaomi, for its part, attracted considerable attention with the Mi Mix last year, and the company has refined the bezel-less formula with the Mi Mix 2. Xiaomi retained the razor-thin bezels, but tweaked the overall design aesthetic to make the Mi Mix 2 much more conducive for everyday usage. The phone will also see a wider release this year, and with 42 LTE bands onboard, it will work on all major carriers around the globe. Let’s find out how the Mi Mix 2 fares next to one of the best phones in the market.
What’s the same
Both the Mi Mix 2 and the Galaxy S8+ have top-notch hardware in the form of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (Exynos 8895 in the international variants of the S8+), along with ample amounts of memory and storage. The Mi Mix 2 has a slight edge when it comes to memory options, with the base variant offering 6GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8+, meanwhile, has 4GB of RAM. That said, you’re not going to run into any bottlenecks on the Galaxy S8+.
Samsung’s flagship wins out on the storage front thanks to the presence of a microSD slot, but both phones come with 64GB of internal storage as