Samsung Note 8 Vs Mi MIX2 : Product Comparison

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Samsung has launched its flagship model Note 8 in Sep. Note 8 had good acceptance and attracted 2.5 lacs pre booking. Mi has launched it ever high priced model Mix2 in India. Mi is emerging as consistent threat to Samsung No.1 smart phone brand in India. we shall compare Note 8 Vs Mi MIX2 here.

Note 8 Vs Mi MIX2
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Note 8 Vs Mi MIX2
Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Xiaomi used to be online brand, but in leadership of Manu Jain has foot print in offline retail as well. Retailers are going ga ga over Mi phones. They are providing most prominent space to Xiaomi including Mi branded Glow sign board.

Though Mi has smartphone leadership in price range under 15 K, It has yet to prove itself as a brand for elite class. Mi has announced MIX2 flash sale from 17th October. it will be available from November for retail sale.

Also Read, Samsung Note 8 : Review, Specifications and Price In India

Product Comparison :  Note 8 Vs Mi MIX2

Screen Size : Note 8 has bigger screen than Mi Mix2.  Screen to body ratio in Note 8 is 83% while it is 80.8% in Mi Mix2.

Network and Bands : Mi MIX2 scores here over Note 8, Mi MIx2 comes with 6 networks mode and 43 global bands.

Protection : Note 8 is protected with Corning Gorilla glass 5, while Mix 2 comes with corning Gorilla glass 4. Note 8 scores over Mi Mix2.

CPU : Mi Mix2 comes with better version Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) than Note 8 Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz).

Also Read, Xiaomi Mi MIX2 : Critical review and analysis

Chipset : Mi MIX2 comes with Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 while note 8 exhibits Exynos 8895 Octa.

RAM : Mi Mix2 comes in 6 GB and 8 GB RAM versions, Note 8 exhibit 6 GB RAM.

Primary Camera : Note 8 Exhibits 12 mp dual camera with f/1.7 aperture while Mi Mix2 comes with 12 MP camera with f/2.0 aperture. Note 8 scores on better camera over Mix 2.

Charging : Both Note 8 Vs Mi MIX2 comes with USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.

Price : Mi MIX2 cost end user Rs. 36 K in India, while for note 8 one has to purse out 67k.

Conclusion : Technically and feature wise Note 8 scores over Mi MIX2, however marginal better score can be ignored for whopping sum of Rs. 30K !

Mi Mix2 has taken calculated risk to position itself as premium segment brand. Price range 30-40k was dominated by Apple and Samsung. Mi has knocked the door very hard.

Detail Product comparison of Note 8 Vs Mi MIX2

Xiaomi Mi Mix2 Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA
3G Network HSDPA 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 27(800), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500) LTE
Speed HSPA, LTE HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes Yes
EDGE Yes Yes
Dimensions 151.8 x 75.5 x 7.7 mm (5.98 x 2.97 x 0.30 in) 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm (6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 in)
Weight 185 g (6.53 oz) 195 g (6.88 oz)
Build Ceramic Corning Gorilla Glass 5 back panel
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM
Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size 5.99 inches, 92.6 cm2 (~80.8% screen-to-body ratio) 6.3 inches, 101.1 cm2 (~83.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2160 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~403 ppi density) 1440 x 2960 pixels, 18.5:9 ratio (~521 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Operating System Android 7.1 (Nougat) Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835 Exynos 8895 Octa
CPU Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo) Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz & 4×1.7 GHz)
GPU Adreno 540 Mali-G71 MP20
Card slot No microSD, up to 256 GB
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 8 GB RAM 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
Primary Camera 12 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), dual-LED (dual tone) flash Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, check quality
Camera Features 1/2.9″ sensor size, 1.25 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4 µm pixel size @ 26 mm
1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.0 µm pixel size @ 52 mm
Geo-tagging, simultaneous 4K video and 9MP image recording, touch focus, face/smile detection, Auto HDR, panorama
Video Recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 720p@240fps, HDR, dual-video rec., check quality
Secondary Camera 5 MP, f/2.0, 1080p 8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, 1440p@30fps, dual video call, Auto HDR
Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE 5.0, A2DP, EDR, LE
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
NFC Yes Yes
Infrared port No No
Radio No No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5 HTML5
Java No No
Other Features – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0) – Samsung Desktop Experience support
– XviD/MP4/H.265 player – Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0)
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player – Qi wireless charging
– Photo/video editor – ANT+ support
– Document viewer – S-Voice natural language commands and dictation
Battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
Colors Black, White Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Orchid Grey,
Price 36000 67000

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