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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Unboxing Hands-On Review


Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Unboxing Hands-On Review Hi guys Chris here with Xiaomi's Mi Mix2S, so this is just a revised model the S models always are their just revisionsbased on the original design tweaking and improving things slightly so withthis model here what they've done is they've put dual cameras on the rear ofit now unfortunately that comes at the cost of an ugly camera bump but what wedo gain is two times optical zoom on one sensor both of them at 12 megapixels andthe main sensor has dual pixel phase detection autofocus and has 1.4micrometer sized pixels on it so it should be a very decent camera somethingsimilar to the redmi note 5s camera that i reviewed so the focus will beRocksteady we won't have any more focus hunting issues like we did with themimics - that was probably my biggest complaint of that mobile phone so thedesign is basically the same they're slimmed it down by about a millimeter Ithink the bezel on the top something like that so it's going to look almostidentical but we do have finally wireless charging on a ShowMe mobilephone this is in fact their first mobile phone to have it which seems kind ofcrazy considering this is 2018 so we have Android 8.1 on here that's runningme UI nine point five which is basically the way you've the skin you could callit from Xiaomi and the latest chipset so it's Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 and thebattery life is probably going to be about the same because it's still thesame capacity three thousand four hundred million hours so let's get thisone here unboxed and check it out in greater detail so normally I have theseboxes factory sealed but on this one here this seller has already installedGoogle Play on here for me now I didn't have some trouble with the redmi note 5so I wasn't actually too fussed about him doing that so in the boxyou can see oh we just got like this card I think correct me if I'm wronglike this is like a Chinese proverb or something they put at the top I don'tunderstand or read Chinese and there I have to use Google Translate for thatlater on so let's have a quick look at the charger yet so this one will supportQualcomm quick charging with us so this is rated to 12 volts1.5 amps and a two-prong source as the Chinese star I'm going to have to use anadapter for that and you see right here is our type CKthat's a black one of course so right here it's just pointing out thosechanges I mentioned one of them I didn't actually mention was the AI camera sowhat that is this going to automatically detect scenes for you and adjust thecamera settings accordingly I hope that's going to work at least in ourfavor so here in the back here you can see it does support NFC that's gonna beright in this area here and the two nano Sims that their support so there's nomicroSD card support on this and then lastly in here we have the sim tray toolof course and a case oh and we're going to need this too so that's the 3.5millimeter adapter Centaurs there of course and this case so it's not quiteas good as the one we got on the first Memex which was like a fake leatherstyle this is just a smooth plastic hard plastics Darwin here you can see it doescover at least the buttons and it is nice and thin so 1.97 grams that'sdefinitely leaning towards the heavier side for a 5.9 inch mobile and thethickness so it is eight point four millimeters without the camera hump andwith the camera bump there that is now on nine point two almost nine point twomillimeters so checking out the back of the device here we've got ceramic justlike the other models here and the fingerprint readers in the same exactlocation so the edges of these are very nice nice curb on and the fit and finishthe build quality of this is excellent it's definitely premium we've got themimics design by Xiaomi they're in gold so the gold trim continues around thecamera module here which I don't particularly like it's all coarsepersonal preference here but the camera bulge is a little bit ugly it's a shamethey couldn't have put that streamlined within the case and it didn't stick outbecause it looks a lot like they're rid me note 5s camera bolts you can seeright here very very similar the layout there but of course there's a differencewith the sensors and the optics so this has got two times optical soon the oneright at the bottom here I'll jewel tone LED flash and then the main 12 megapixelsensors that one at the top so the flagship next to thebudget readme note 5 definitely stands out as having a much better buildquality here because we've got the ceramic on the back of course this hasmetal on the back the fingerprint readers are pretty much in the samelocation there we've got plastic on the top of this one and there's no plasticon the top of this so it's metal the frame around the outside here so that'sgoing to be easy to damage if you do drop it and we do have a secondary micthen you can see those two antenna strips but this is really well donevery very nice those edges they are pretty much perfect they're they buildup this to more antenna lines along the bottom then we have a type C pod ofcourse the loudspeaker and the main microphone for your voice calls now whatis missing a course is a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack it's really sad that wedon't have that on here up the top this little tiny slit here is where ourearpieces and down the bottom here you can see that front 5 megapixel camera sono changes here this is exactly the same as the Memex 2 and just a little quicksize comparison here so it's actually smaller than the redmi note 5 eventhough the note 5 has the same size screen it's it's also 2160 by ten eightyfive point nine inches you can see that it is in fact a little shorter here andjust for reference I have the monster six point four inch me max two righthere which you can see as you know just massive compared to both of those thereso I won't be going through the setup on this one here because the sellersalready installed Google Play on there so you probably also set it to Englishjust get that screen protector off of course so the ROM is all in English it'salready been set up and there is Google Play Store so that's good so becausethis is the Chinese version we've got a lot of this crap on here so most of thisI think it's around about 90% of this junk we can't uninstall thankfully butdo wait for a global ROM if you don't want to have any Chinese apps orcharacters showing up on the ROM so it is running me UI should be 9.5 hopefullyhe has not installed a hacked ROM on this or anything like that sorry I'vealready gone straight past it at the top here yes me a 9.5 stablethat's the vision there and of course I'll check for updates this gives you abetter idea of those bezels or lifts and right in top basil's they are quite slimand good thing is we don't have an ugly knotch yet but knowing show me they willprobably be stupid enough to copy Apple and add a notch on the Memex 3 I reallyhope they don't do this though now my vision is me you weigh nine point fivestable as I mentioned before but it's only running Android 8.0 and not 8.1 andfor those of you guys out there that want to know that sensor information andeven the IPS panel so it's using a Sony AMX 363 as I mentioned in the start anda Samsung s5 k3 m3 as the secondary axillary sensor with that two timesoptical zoom the front camera is from Omni vision and this is exactly the sameas the meet max - unfortunately so the display is looking good but it's notflawless on my unit here I can see some tiny little bit of shadowing just on theedges here and if you can pick that up just a little bit along here so it's notentirely perfect but overall not bad and yes there is a wireless update that'sjust come through so this is to optimize system performance and fix bugs I'llapply this right now so here's what the phone looks like in the case and I mustsay it does look actually quite nice and as it does fit it perfectly of coursecoming from the manufacturer really nice very sleek and covers it all perfectlyand the ports at the bottom those are open for your valid speaker yourmicrophone and it was it a little bit more grip - so it won't be as slipperybut it's not the most gru piest of cases I have felt so camera protection you cansee is good one handy thing too is if you're moving from another Xiaomi phonethen you can just use the me mover app and what that does is just wirelesslysend through backup that is then restored on the new phone now just veryquickly I wanted to check out how pop G performs this is on the high settingswith the high frame rate and you can see that's pretty smooth there's perhapsmaybe a tiny little too stutter now and then but it's running really well andreally this is probably one of the better experiences that you will be ableto get on Android with this chipset of course andonly running in 1080p and not something like 1440p well I didn't quite get mychicken dinner so here is the antutu score against the redmi note 5 so thisone has a snapdragon is six three six and this of course is the eight fourfive and you can see there's a massive difference the Snapdragon 805 in thisMemex 2's is an absolute beast here when you look at these synthetic benchmarkscores and not anything that just using it as well you notice the performanceeither Snapdragon 805 of course compared to the 636 it's just so much faster thisis a really quick phone so even though the camera is down the bottom in thechin there we still have face unlocking and I'll just show you how fast it is soit's pretty quick not too bad and remember it's not gonna be as secure asyour fingerprint now the fingerprint reader I've alreadyset that up I'll show you how quick that is easy literally touch it and then itturns on so I place my finger on there to on it is really really quick just asfast as the redmi note 5 and this one's popped up a few times that people haveasked me can you check and see if it supports treble the good news is it doessupport it but it's only system a partition so not both a and B whichwould be better so time for a little loudspeaker test is so it has got aticking read out speaker in the earpiece well that doubles up as the same thingand that is mostly just treble and mensa boosting up what we get coming out ofthe speaker down on the bottom here so in my opinion the loud speaker soundsokay but it's definitely not a premium one it's lacking a little bit and at ahundred percent volume it will actually distort a little bit I'll give you asample of it now and finally moving on to the camera sothis is the stock camera app of course and there are some changes here as youcan see right here we have this AI button so that's going to automaticallydetect the scene at the moment I don't have anything for it to look at but itwill go outside and it will take photos of flowers and things with and withoutthat sitting which I'll show you shortly in my camera preview with all my samplesand everything so we've got HDR of course right here different filters andthat there is our settings so different modes we've got video of course now Iwanted to point out here with the video mode that there's some interestingchanges here that they've made so we now have video h FR which is of course highframe rate and you're at 720p at 240 frames per second and then we also have1080p at 240 frames per second so this is really good obviously there'ssomething that the snapdragon 845 is helping shall we bring this feature tothe phone and not only that the image stabilization can be enabled on 4k videoand you see the video quality here right up to 4k or UHD also known as so that'sgood to see there and some other little settings in here as well there now thefront-facing camera of course when you use it you're going to have to flip itaround to turn it up that way and that as normal and we don't have so manysettings here at least at while on video we've got nothing that we can choosefrom but if I go back into the photo mode then we've got of course that dipseffect now so it can do that with the front-facing camera just like the rid meNote 5 and the filters and here are the settings we have there so not a lotthere you've got your magic mirror and group selfie as well tries to geteveryone looking good uses various different photos since that is them alltogether with a group selfie mode another thing that she'll me has changedup a little bit here is the manual camera mode here so what is great to seeas they've added manual focus but you've also got focus peaking and this is afeature that you often see in DSLR cameras you can see right now where it'sshowing that little those tiny little dots showing up so that's where yourfocus is peaking and that just gives you an idea of where exactly you are infocus so now you can see that standing out how the ticks they're in thebackgrounds go on all red so that's where your focus is and this is goodso we've also got control care of none of the focus white balance we also haveyour shutter rate right there that goes right up to 32 seconds so you need atripod for that one obviously to get those streaky shots at nighttime ISOsetting which also goes right up to 1600 there and then you can choose betweenthe telephoto lens or the wide-angle lens so basically the main sensor allthat two times optical just remember that I do have a little pot plant herein the studio so let's test out the AI camera I'm going to enable it now andsee what happens how long it takes well that didn't take long at all so we goit's put a little leaf there so it knows it's looking at a plant and basically Icould see a really that looks like it's just bolstered up the brightness andperhaps the saturation so I'll take a photo with it and now without it andwe'll have a look at the difference so this is the rear camera now shooting itin 4k and you notice that there's no more focus breathing is because the dualpixel phase detection autofocus has fixed that and is working really wellthe focus no problems it is very quick to lock on and you cannot switch over tothe secondary camera once you start recording so you actually got no optionto go to the second camera with the two times optical zoom I think it's becauseit's probably gonna be a little bit too shaky so I'm gonna walk along here nowwe'll test out the stability now I do have the electronic image stabilizationenabled and you can see it's doing a reasonablygood job here of this so let's have a look at the front-facing camera now sothis is video now on the front facing cameras that it's overexposing I meanjust look at the sky there you should be able to see some clouds and it's notdoing a particularly good job it's pretty average at best and you see thatthen the auto exposure is commentating you can see some of those details thereon the sky and the same goes for photos as well that it will over expose okay guys so this is looking like areally decent phone just like there me mix2 was the face unlocking is reallyfast and quick the fingerprint reader really really quick as well that'sliterally only a bits and a half a second or something it's really fast theperformance of it so the Snapdragon 805 now in my use and time on with it it'sreally really quick I see no lag no starter nothing especially with onlylike basically like a 1080p display that this is branding that is very fast andfluid you're gonna have no issues with performance there it is really top ofthe line now I feel that Xiaomi should have done a lot more with this phone Imean why didn't they put a 1440p display in here why do we have a camera bumpwith the dual cameras I feel that could have perhaps made them live flush itwould have looked a little bit better there now we don't have a 3.5 millimeterheadphone jack or a micro SD card slot so remember you can use bluetooth andyou can go and get the 256 gigabyte model as well if you need a lot ofinternal storage and that kind of out rules having the need for micro SD cardI feel with 256 gigabytes unless your music collection is even bigger thanthat the other thing too is do I feel that the cameras on them yeah that is abig improvement okay don't get me wrong over the me mix 2 the focus is the mainimprovement here and the video quality because of that so you're not going tohave the focus hunting but it's not a huge mess of step up I feel is stillcompared to other flagships I feel you know they've got some work to do withthe low-light performance still and that regard there now the AI for the cameraso what it's really doing is just changing the saturation of the photos ortweaking the contrast it's not really doing that much and is it creating abetter photo in my opinion not really no I don't think it is so I I doubt I wouldever actually use a feature I already just for this review here so speaking ofreviews make sure you check out my review of the redmi note 5 I feel thatthis one's got a better front-facing camera even though it over exposes it's13 megapixels captures more detail and of course the location is in the properplace here up the top this has FM radioand in IR transmitted is something that this mobile phone doesn't and this isonly right about 220 us this is something for about 550 us a massivedifference and really I do like this phone a lot so my review of that isright up here make sure you check that out and I do hope to see you back withmy full review of the mimics 2s which will be in about a week's times I hopeto catch you there and that will cover battery life charging time wirelesscharging time and everything else I encounter and using it for a week or sothank you so much for watching this video if you liked it please give athumbs up and like and also think about subscribing bye for now .

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