6 reasons why you shouldn't buy Xiaomi's Mi Mix 2

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At an event in New Delhi, Xiaomi has launched today its flagship smartphone, Mi MIX 2.

"Mi Mix 2, that was launched in China on September 11, sold its first batch in flat 58 seconds", said Jai Mani, Lead Product Manager at Xiaomi India. The first Mi Mix was not internationally released, but it was still able to pique the interest of the consumers and industry watchers all over. The original Mi Mix can be credited as starting a new wave of almost bezel-less displays on smartphones.

The Mi MIX 2 is the successor to last year's groundbreaking Mi MIX, that really started the bezel-less design revolution.

As discussed above, the Mi MiX 2 also features a bezel-less display, following close on the heels of the first-generation Mi MiX.

Crisply visible in direct sunlight and considerably dim in low light, the display on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 works really well. Notably, the company has only brought the regular variant of the Mi MIX 2 to India, with the Xiaomi MI MIX 2 Special Edition featuring an all-ceramic body and 8GB of RAM not making its way to the country. You need to flip the phone upside down to take a selfie and adjust similarly to make a video call.

The Mi Mix 2 is powered by a 3,400mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support. This combination is complemented by 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage. Connectivity options on the Mi MIX 2 smartphone include 4G VoLTE, dual-band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi 802.11c, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. But yeah, it skips a few classic Xiaomi features such as the IR Blaster, FM, and the headphone jack.

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In terms of optics, the phone comes with a 12MP rear camera with 18k gold-plated camera rim, Sony IMX 386 sensor and 1.25um pixel size.

But more than just being a move that renders the Mi Mix 2 looking inferior to its competition, the move also gives birth to issues that dampen the experience of using the phone.

The right side of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 sports the volume rockers and lock button.

Though many fans swear by Xiaomi's heavily bloated user interface, it can not be denied that it womes with its own set of problems. It's a premium device at a cost that is more than half the price of a Samsung Galaxy S8.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 is now available in India. Carried a price tag of Rs. 35,999, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 will be made available for Mi Fans (preview sale) on October 17 at 12 noon exclusively via e-commerce website Flipkart.com and Mi.com. But over the last two years, Xiaomi has become a budget-friendly company. It is expected to go on sale there in November.

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