Xiaomi Mi2s Hands On Video Review : Introduction
Asalaamu-Alaikum, hi everyone today we are bringing to you a review of the premium Chinese smartphone Xiaomi MI2S, before we start off with the phone let us just a give you a brief introduction of the company called Xiaomi .
Xiaomi is a well known and popular brand in China, according to some estimates on the net it has outperformed Apple iphone in sales within the Chinese market. When we say it is a premium Chinese brand we mean it, even the processors that the Xiaomi uses are QualComm Snapdragon processors, the same processors used by high end brand phones such as sony, nokia, Samsung, etc….
For this reason the performance of there phones as well as the price is considerably higher than the rest of the Chinese premium phones available as most of them run on mediatek processors. The phone we are reviewing to day is Xiaomi MI2S, it’s a powerhouse of a smartphone, with performance benchmarks better than that of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The Xiaomi MI2S has a 4.3” IPS true 720p HD screen, as mentioned it has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 Quad Core processor clocked at 1.7GHz, supported by a 2GB DDR3 Ram, and Adreno320 GPU (same as the S4), it has depending on the model built in 16GB or 32GB ROM allowing for plenty of storage space.
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In this part of the review will cover what’s in the box, build quality, interface, hardware specs, benchmarks and OTG functionality.
What’s In the Box:
The Xiaomi MI2S comes with following accessories and can be purchased from All My Tech .
– Charger with local adaptor so you can use it in the local power sockets
– USB Cable
– User’s Manual
The Xiaomi MI2S we had a black front along with a white back, similar to the IOcean X7 we reviewed, The Xiaomi MI2S is made of a sturdy and durable plastic , the back cover has a ceramic feel to it. The screen tech used is IPS, so you know you’ll get exceptional clarity along with greater viewing angles. The screen is protected by scratch resistant material and a pre attached screen guard, meaning it should easily be able to withstand the usually wear n tear a typical phone screen has to go through during the day; it has an extra bright LED Flash along with its camera.
If you would like more information on the IPS display tech please read this article IPS Vs AMOLED
Now lets take a look at the Xiaomi Mi2s Hardware Specs:
|GENERAL||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Available. Released 2013, April|
|BODY||Dimensions||126 x 62 x 10.2 mm (4.96 x 2.44 x 0.40 in)|
|Weight||145 g (5.11 oz)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)|
|SOUND||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– Dolby mobile sound enhancement|
|Internal||16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|DATA||GPRS||Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps|
|Speed||DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v4.0 with A2DP|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0 (MHL), USB On-the-go|
|CAMERA||Primary||8 MP (16 GB version) / 13 MP (32 GB version), autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization, HDR|
|Video||Yes, 1080p@30fps, 720p@90fps, HDR|
|Secondary||Yes, 2 MP, 1080p@30fps|
|FEATURES||OS||Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm APQ8064T Snapdragon 600|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.7 GHz Krait 300|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM, RSS|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|Colors||Black/white, black/blue, black/yellow, black/green, black/pink|
|Misc Features:||– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|– TV-out (via MHL A/V link)|
|– SNS integration|
|– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 player|
|– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3/FLAC player|
|– Image/video editor|
|– Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)|
|– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,|
|YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa|
|– Voice memo/dial/commands|
|– Predictive text input (Swype)|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery|
|Stand-by||(2G) / Up to 450 h (3G)|
|Talk time||(2G) / Up to 15 h (3G)|
|Music play||Up to 45 h|
Below you will find a screenshot of the XIAOMI MI2S benchmark scores in comparison to some other smartphones, and a screenshot of installed sensors.
To See the rest of the Xiaomi Mi2S hands on Video Reviews please visit Xiaomi Mi2S Review
Xiaomi can be purchased from All My Tech