Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is a slightly better phone than the Huawei Honor View 10, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2!

Huawei Honor View 10  Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 
Huawei Honor View 10 Xiaomi Mi Mix 2
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Excellence Score
68.8
70.7
Value for Money Score
71.3
72.2
Price ₹ 28,999 onwards ₹ 29,400 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jan, 2018 Oct, 2017
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 7.1 Nougat, Upgradeable to 8.0 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.99 inches 5.99 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch) 1080x2160 pixels (~ 403 pixels per inch)
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features LTPS IPS LCD, FullView Display Sunlight Display, Night Display, Reading Mode
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.38 GHz 2.45 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Hisilicon Kirin 970Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 835Ranked #6 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-G72 MP12 Adreno 540
RAM 6 GB 6 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
USB Yes Yes
Camera 16.0 MP 12.0 MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (4K)
Other Camera Features Dual Camera (16MP + 20MP), F/1.8 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face/Smile Detection, Panorama, HDR F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS), Sony IMX386 Sensor, 1/2.9" Sensor Size, 1.25um Pixel Size, Geo-tagging, Touch Focus, Face Detection, HDR, Panorama, Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera 13.0 MP 5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture Facial Recognition, Full HD Video Recording
Internal Memory 128 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 6.97 mm 7.7 mm
Weight 172 gm 185 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack USB-C
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh 3400 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) 528 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 23.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging Yes Yes, Quick Charge 3.0
Other Battery Parameters Gaming Time: 5.5 hrs, Video Playback Time: 19 hrs, Music Playback Time: 160 hrs, 4G Browsing Time: 21 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Dual VoLTE; NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; USB On-The-Go; Noise Filtration Fast Battery Charging (Quick Charge 3.0); NFC; WiFi Dual-band; WiFi Direct; USB Type-C; WiFi Display; MIMO; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Sleek, well-built, classy design - the smartphone feels premium in terms of material used as well as the fit and finish
  • The bundled case adds grip to the slippery metal smartphone
  • The front facing fingerprint sensor is gesture enabled just like Moto gestures on the Moto phones - you can touch the fingerprint sensor to go back, touch and hold to go back home and slide left or right to see the multitasking menu - it’s quite functional once you get used to it - it also frees up the displays real estate from onscreen buttons
  • Beautiful, vibrant 18:9 edge-to-edge display, with very good sunlight legibility
  • Good set of AI/Intelligent features add to the phone's usefulness - camera person/object recognition for portrait mode, smart face unlocked notifications, intelligent display orientation, intelligent reading mode - it's all useful stuff and things that simply work, without requiring any involvement from your side
  • Fast and fluid performance all through, comparable to OnePlus 5T and other flagship phones - everything from daily use to high-end graphic games is buttery smooth
  • Very good dual rear camera setup - put simply, images clicked from the phone in both day light and low-lit shots are well-done - in fact bokeh images clicked on the View 10 are somewhat better than the other excellent camera phone of this price bracket, the OnePlus 5T
  • The front facing camera is pretty decent too - and offers few nifty features, Snapchat like AR based filters, software based background softening (bokeh) with the single front facing camera, etc
  • With the overall camera performance, if we were to draw a comparison with the excellent OnePlus 5T, the Honor View 10 is in the same league with in fact slightly better low-light performance and bokeh mode
  • The sound from the mono speaker is pretty decent - you can enjoy a YouTube video at full volume in a decently populated noisy office and still get by without feeling the need for higher decibel levels
  • Dual-4G standby is one feature that no other phone can boast of today, and might be important to many users
  • Good battery life - comparable to the OnePlus 5T - you can easily run the device for a full work-heavy day with plenty of battery to spare
  • Fast charging support - goes from 0 to 100 in 90 minutes - though it's not quite as fast as the OnePlus 5T with Dash Charging, it is still quite fast
  • On the whole, this is the best device by Honor to date, and will give some tough competition to the excellent OnePlus 5T - it's a close call between the two, with the Honor coming out slightly ahead in the camera, and the OnePlus 5T coming out ahead in the UI, and faster battery charging
  • Absolutely stunning edge-to-edge screen design - arguably one of the best designed Android phones ever - it's the kind of phone that you will recognise from 10 feet away
  • The bezel-less design means you get a 6-inch screen in a phone that’s the same size as the OnePlus 5, which has a 5.5-inch screen - making for a device that is a pleasure to use on a day-to-day basis
  • The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 not only stuns with its screen, but with the way it looks and feels all around - the frame is metal with curved corners for better hand-feel and rigidity, while the back is a solid slab of beautiful ceramic
  • On the whole, this is high screen-to-body ratio executed very well
  • The fingerprint reader works reliably and is fast - its center-stage position on the back is also quite functional
  • MIUI on top of Android is clean, feature-filled, relatively secure, plus it has an excellent theme engine
  • Another positive with the MIUI ecosystem is that the software is constantly updated and refined
  • Powerful, top-end hardware - Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, and 6GB of RAM ensure flagship-grade, lightening quick performance throughout
  • Also worth noting is that the phone has almost universal band support, which means that it’ll work with networks anywhere in the world
  • Good set of rear and front cameras - whether its colour, detail, sharpness or composure, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 is competent (even though not exceptional), and takes good pictures that check all the basic boxes - in good light as well as low light
  • Decent audio quality via both headphones and speakers
  • Good battery life - you will consistently get a full work day of usage
  • Support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 means that battery recharging is also quick
  • On the whole, the Mi Mix 2 is a phone that catches your eye, it’s a phone that lets you enjoy the big screen experience without feeling like a big phone, it’s a phone that feels good in your hands, it’s a phone that stands out in a crowd, and has people stop to ask you questions - and it's also a sign of Xiaomi growing up to now compete (and compete well) in the flagship category too
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The display is very good on it's own, but arguably a little behind the OnePlus 5T, which has better contrast being an AMOLED display
  • The EMUI software on the whole is pretty decent, and fluid throughout, but a little cluttered - most users might prefer the simpler, close-to-stock approach of the likes of OnePlus
  • The front camera position at the bottom right corner of the phone is awkward and will take time getting used to
  • There’s also no 3.5mm jack, so audio enthusiasts might be a bit disappointed, although you do get a 3.5mm-to-Type C adapter in the box
  • The display looks brilliant because of the bezel-less design, but is otherwise, in terms of quality, not anything special - both viewing angles, and brightness levels are a notch below Samsung/LG/Apple flagships
  • The cameras are good but nothing special - the rear camera lacks the dual camera setup for bokeh effects that's the flavour of the season among other flagships - as a result, you’ll find the camera app a bit bare-bones in terms of features - overall, it doesn’t quite have the capability of the top camera phones in this price bracket - the OnePlus 5 or Honor 8 Pro
Expert Reviews
  1. The Honor View 10 is an excellent value any way you slice it
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Honor View 10 has the power and performance of a top-end phone, but with a much more accessible price tag
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. To be sure, the View 10 is a good phone with great hardware for the price
    theverge.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. While you'll find better cameras elsewhere, in almost every other way the Honor View 10 is a match for far pricier phones, making it a great buy for the budget-conscious flagship fan.
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. With the View 10, it is clear that Honor is being extremely aggressive in terms of features and pricing
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
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  1. All said and done, we can safely say the Mi Mix 2 is an almost universal charmer
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. The Mi Mix 2 is the perfect bezel-less phone for Android fans
    cnet.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Mi Mix 2 offers incredible power, great looks and an excellent user interface experience at a price that puts many other top-tier phones to shame
    techradar.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. To Xiaomi’s credit, the Mi Mix 2 gets a lot right - the phone has a head-turning design, a great display, fantastic battery life, and excellent performance
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
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