After much anticipation, Xiaomi finally launched its Mi MIX 2 bezel-less smartphone in India at a price of Rs. 35,999. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 takes design cues from its predecessor Mi MIX and comes with a 5.99-inch full-HD+ bezel-less display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Besides, it also packs some top-of-the-line specifications such as Snapdragon 835 SoC, 12-megapixel rear camera, and 128GB internal storage. Another recently launched smartphone, OnePlus 5 also boasts of a Snapdragon 835 SoC inside but comes with dual rear camera setup in the Rs. 30,000-Rs. 40,000 segment. Both the smartphones are flagship devices of the Chinese companies that come with almost similar specifications.
Let’s quickly jump to the comparison of both the smartphones to help you make the right choice. Notably, this comparison is only between price, features, and specifications on paper. Our review of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is coming up soon, and that’s when we will be able to give you a detailed comparison with a definitive verdict.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5: Price in India compared
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 has been launched in India at Rs. 35,999 for the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The smartphone will be available via Flipkart and Mi.com in a preview sale on October 17. The smartphone’s general availability will begin in the first week of November, and it will then go on sale via Mi Home and other offline retailer partners in addition.
OnePlus 5, on the other hand, was launched in June at a starting price of Rs. 32,999 for the base 6GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. There’s one more model with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage available at a price of Rs. 37,999. The smartphone is already available to buy via Amazon India as well as OnePlus’ online and offline stores. As we can see from this contrast that the top 8GB/ 128GB model of OnePlus 5 has the same storage as the Mi MIX 2, but more memory compared to the latter’s 6GB of RAM. Thus, with a slight price difference of Rs. 2,000, users get more RAM as well as a dual camera setup on the OnePlus 5.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5: Specifications and features compared
The most notable feature of Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is its bezel-less display that carries a full-HD+ resolution of 1080×2160 pixels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. OnePlus 5 highlights the dual rear camera setup, comprising a 16-megapixel main camera and a 20-megapixel telephoto camera, as its remarkable feature. With that comparison, let us dive further into the rest of the specifications offered by these flagship smartphones.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC that’s coupled with 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The dual-SIM (Nano-SIM) smartphone sports a 12-megapixel Sony IMX386 rear camera sensor with 1.25-micron pixels, 4-axis optical image stabilisation, 5-piece lens, an f/2.0 aperture, as well as a facial recognition feature. On the front, it bears a 5-megapixel front camera, also with the facial recognition function that can be used to unlock the smartphone.
Coming to OnePlus 5, it supports dual-SIM cards (Nano-SIM) and runs the company’s own OxygenOS skin, based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) Optic AMOLED display with a pixel density of 401ppi (pixels per inch) and 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5 protection. The OnePlus 5 is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC (four cores clocked at 2.45GHz, and four cores clocked at 1.9GHz), coupled with either 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
As we discussed, the cameras are one of the highlighted features of OnePlus 5. The OnePlus 5’s dual rear camera setup supports EIS and bears a 16-megapixel main camera with a 1.12-micron pixel Sony IMX398 sensor and an f/1.7 aperture. This is clubbed with a 20-megapixel telephoto camera featuring a 1-micron pixel Sony IMX350 sensor and an f/2.6 aperture. The OnePlus 5 front camera on the other hand bears a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with 1-micron pixels, an f/2.0 aperture, and EIS.
Both the smartphones come with the standard set of connectivity options, including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, NFC, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C (v2.0). However, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 comes with support for up to 43 LTE bands across the globe, while the OnePlus 5 supports 30 LTE bands.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5: Verdict
We’d like to remind users that this comparison between the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 and OnePlus 5 is only between the two smartphone’s price, specifications, and features on paper. Readers should wait till our Mi MIX 2 review for a definitive verdict. As it stands, both smartphones are exceptional offerings at their price, with very comparable specifications and features. The biggest differences is in the styling. If users are looking for a very stylish smartphone that turns heads with its bezel-less display, as well as large display for media consumption, then the Mi MIX 2 will be their best choice. On the other hand, the OnePlus 5 offers a solid dual rear camera setup and excellent performance with more RAM, but a more boring form factor. There is also the difference between interfaces – MIUI 9, a highly customised version of Android, as opposed to OxygenOS, almost stock Android with some personalisation tweaks.
Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs OnePlus 5 comparison
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|Release date||September 2017||June 2017|
|Dimensions (mm)||151.80 x 75.50 x 7.70||154.20 x 74.10 x 7.25|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3400||3300|
|Colours||Black||Midnight Black, Slate Grey|
|Screen size (inches)||5.99||5.50|
|Resolution||1080×2160 pixels||1080×1920 pixels|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||403||–|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Operating System||Android||Android 7.1.1|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes|