Xiaomi is going to launch the successor to the Mi Mix 2, the Mi Mix 2s. When the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s launches in India, it will compete directly with the OnePlus 5T and the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus. Although the exact specifications of the Mi Mix 2s aren’t known yet, there have been tons of leaks about the specifications of the device. Let us have a brief look how the Mi Mix 2s will compete with the OnePlus 5T and the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus.
Mi Mix 2s vs OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus: Price in India
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s will be an upgraded version of the Mi Mix 2. Thus it will come with a slight premium. We expect the Mi Mix 2s to be priced at Rs. 35,999. The OnePlus 5T costs Rs. 32,999 for the 64GB storage variant, and Rs. 37,999 for the 128GB storage variant. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus comes with only 64GB storage option, and it costs Rs. 32,999.
Mi Mix 2s vs OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus: Display, Camera
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s will continue to come with 5.99-inch bezel-less display, but it will have AMOLED technology instead of the IPS LCD, which is a huge upgrade. The OnePlus 5T comes with a 6.01-inch Super AMOLED display with bezel-less design, Full HD+ resolution, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus too comes with 6-inch Super AMOLED display featuring bezel-less design, Full HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is rumoured to feature dual-camera setup, which is highly possible as most of its competitors have dual-camera setup. The dual-camera setup will most probably have 12MP + 12MP sensors, phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, and 4K video recording. The OnePlus 5T also has a 16MP + 20MP dual-camera setup along with phase-detection autofocus, dual-tone dual-LED flash, EIS, and 4K video recording. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus lacks behind the Mi Mix 2s and OnePlus 5T with its single 16MP primary camera, and no 4K video recording.
Mi Mix 2s vs OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus: OS, Performance, Battery
According to the recent leaks, the Mi Mix 2s will feature Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is among the most powerful SoCs in the market. The Mi Mix 2s is also expected to have 8GB RAM, and Android 8.0 Oreo OS customised with MIUI 10. The OnePlus 5T houses Snapdragon 835 SoC, which has tons of processing power, but it isn’t as powerful as the Snapdragon 845. The OnePlus 5T is available with 6GB RAM and 8GB RAM; the 6GB RAM variant has 64GB of storage, and the 8GB RAM variant has 128GB of storage. The OnePlus 5T is the only smartphone in the comparison to come with stock Android 8.0 Oreo.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus houses an in-house developed Exynos 7885 SoC, which has way lesser power than the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus has 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Experience UI.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2s is rumoured to pack a 3400mAh battery along with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging. The OnePlus 5T has a 3300mAh battery, and it comes with Dash Charge, which is among the fastest battery charging technologies in a smartphone; it charges the OnePlus 5T up to 80% in just 30 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus has the highest battery capacity of the lot; a 3500mAh unit. The device also supports Samsung Adaptive Charge fast charging.
Mi Mix 2s vs OnePlus 5T vs Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus: Verdict
It is clear that the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus lacks behind the OnePlus 5T and the Mi Mix 2s in almost every criteria while having the same price. So, we wouldn’t recommend buying the Samsung Galaxy A8 Plus unless you need a waterproof smartphone. The OnePlus 5T has a silky smooth performance and great camera capabilities, but we think that the Mi Mix 2s will have an even better performance and imaging. According to us, the Mi Mix 2s will be the best smartphone among the three upon its launch in India, provided that it gets the pricing right.