This festive season, Indians have much reasons to be cheerful specially for gazette and gizmo enthusiasts. On one hand there is Xiaomi and on the other is Samsung. Two electronic giants have come up with their latest range of phones. None of them seems to leave an inch length ground for the other. Off course, these two premium range devices will appeal to a specific range of consumers. If you are looking for a samrtphone that will raise eyeballs with its rich features then the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are must to take note off. Though Apple i phone 8 is all set to join the bandwagon tonight, so we all have to wait for it's technical specifications to be official.
Both Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 have featured bezel-less display as the primary source of attraction. Where Mi MIX 2 sports a 5.99-inch FHD (1080x2160-pixel) IPS display with aspect ratio of 18:9, the Note 8 on the other hand features a much superior amoled screen with QHD+ resolution (1440x2960pixel) with a display size of 6.3 inch. Samsung has done away with a hard home botton, instead has placed a ‘soft’ one that features 3D Touch-like functionality. The Galaxy note 8 comes with a stylus.
The Galaxy Note 8 features a dual 12-megapixel rear cameras with OIS and f/1.7 wide-angle lens and f/2.4 telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom. It also features a super 8-megapixel camera with f/1.7 aperture. The Mi Mix 2 comes with a 12-megapixel rear camera and sports a 5-megapixel front camera.
Android version, processor and battery:
The Mi MIX 2 comes with a 3400 mAH battery and runs on android 7.1 Nougat while the Note 8 comes with 3300 mAH battery and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Both Mi MIX 2 and the Note 8 has the Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 to run your high end games and graphics.
The price war is obviously going to be a big factor in deciding the make that you are going to purchase. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 prices for the variants with 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB storage have been set as CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs. 32,300), CNY 3,599 (roughly Rs. 35,300), and CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 39,200), respectively. Whereas the South Korean electronic giant Samsung has priced Galaxy Note 8 at Rs 67,900.
Overall the Note 8 scores over the Mi MIX 2 in ways like IP68 certification for water- and dust-resistance, and it also comes with military-grade MIL-STD 810G rating for durability.