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8K Guy (7108x2659) here. Mi Singapore will be launching the Mi MIX 2 in SG very soon and they invited 40 fans to experience the device before the actual launch event this Tuesday. I was fortunate enough to be one of the 40 fans to be invited and here is my hands on with the Mi MIX 2.
With 18:9 displays "bezeless" displays becoming so prevalent, what is so special about the Mi MIX 2? Unlike most 18:9 phones, the top chin of the Mi MIX 2 is completely non-existent, giving it a really cool, unique look. Despite that, the bottom chin is still relatively small.
But the cool design isn't flawless. While consuming media that makes full use of the 18:9 screen, there is nowhere for your left thumb to rest on. The black bezels look slightly larger than advertised, but not as bad as the iPhone X's. (which are ginormous)
The display is bright and very vibrant, complementing MIUI's colourful icons. The demo device runs MIUI 8.5 with Android 7.1.1, but an update to MIUI 9 is already available for the Mi MIX 2.
The sides of the Mi MIX 2 is made of aerospace-grade aluminium alloy which looks and feel really high-quality. But the moment you hold the device, all your attention will be on that ceramic back. You may have noticed that the headphone jack is gone. On the bottom, we have speakers, as well as a USB Type C port.
At 3400mAh, the Mi MIX 2's battery isn't that big, but the device feels pretty heavy, due to the ceramic back. The weight and the grippy texture of the phone allows it to stay in the hands really well.
Moving on to the camera. I was able to snap a shot with the Mi MIX 2 at the event to compare with my iPhone SE, which also has a 12MP camera. The image by the Mi MIX 2 produced more accurate colours, while the iPhone SE's image was on the cooler side. (Click on images to enlarge)
You can view the specs in the slide below, but all you need to know is that the Mi MIX 2 is a beast. And yes, NFC is supported. Also, the Mi MIX 2 supports 43 network bands, which is more than competing devices so it should work almost anywhere around the world.
Only the 64GB black variant will be sold in Singapore, will M1 being the only telco selling it for the moment. Pricing has yet to be disclosed - you will have wait for this Tuesday's official launch event to find out.
What do you think about the Mi MIX 2? Will you be getting one? How much are you willing to pay for one?