Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: 2018 Chinese mid-rangers. Most Chinese flagship smartphones are always cheaper compared to other smartphones from mainstream brands like Apple, Samsung, LG, Google and HTC. Xiaomi and Meizu are key brands in China, and they offer high-end specs on their devices for lesser price. Their latest flagships; the Meizu 15 Plus and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes with high-end specs you would normally see in Samsung Galaxy S9 or an iPhone X. For example, the Meizu 15 Plus features Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. This screen is mainly used by high-end smartphones like iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9, Huawei P20 Pro and so on.
So if you’re looking for a budget smartphone with some high-end features, the Meizu Plus and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S are among the best choices. But knowing which one of them is best overall, is what we would be discussing in this article.
Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Design
Their design isn’t that sophisticated as both companies kept it simple. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes with a ceramic back and front glass with aluminum frame. The ceramic back is something Xiaomi takes pride in, as it makes their smartphones standout. While the Meizu 15 Plus comes with an aluminum unibody with front glass. The dual rear camera setup of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is in a vertical position at the top left. While that of Meizu 15 Plus is at the top middle. The fingerprint sensor of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is positioned at the back. While that of the Meizu 15 Plus is embedded in its home button.
The Meizu 15 Plus is slimmer and lighter to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Weighing 177 grams and measuring 7.3 mm thickness is the Meizu 15 Plus. While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S weighs 191 grams and measures 8.1 mm thick. The Gray, Ink and Yakin body colors are available for the Meizu 15 Plus. While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes in a simple Black and White body colors.
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Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Display
The Meizu 15 Plus features the better display, thanks to its Super AMOLED capacitive screen. The screen display is one of the highlights of this budget smartphone in my opinion. The 5.95 inch Super AMOLED screen has a display resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels with 494 PPI density. The Meizu 15 Plus is bezel-less with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The top bezel houses the front camera while the bottom bezel houses the home button.
But for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, which has an 18:9 aspect ratio. There is no top bezel, while the bottom bezel houses the front camera. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S features a 5.99 IPS LCD touchscreen, which is protected by Corning gorilla glass 4. It comes with a display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 403 PPI density.
Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Camera
According to DxOMark, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is ranked 7th on their list of best smartphone with image quality. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S had a score of 97, which is the same score as the iPhone X. It’s hard to see the Meizu 15 Plus beating that score. Though the smartphone is yet to be ranked by DxOMark.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S houses a dual rear camera with a 12MP f/1.8 primary sensor and 12MP f/2.4 secondary sensor. While at the front camera lens is a 5MP f/2.0 shooter. The Meizu 15 Plus’s dual rear camera features a 12MP f/1.8 primary sensor and 20MP secondary sensor. And a 20MP sensor front camera with f/2.0 aperture, which is perfect for selfies.
Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – Hardware and Software
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S wins this category, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is the latest version from Snapdragon and its overall performance is impressive. The chipset in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S carries 4-cores processor clocked at 2.8GHz and 4-cores processor clocked at 1.8GHz. While powering the Meizu 15 Plus is Samsung’s Exynos 8895 with 4-cores clocking at 2.5GHz and 4-cores clocking at 1.7GHz.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S runs on the latest Android operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo with MiUI 9.5. While Meizu 15 Plus runs on Android 7.1.2 Nougat out of the box with Flyme UI 7.0. Both smartphones have a memory variant of 6 GB RAM with 64 GB ROM and 6 GB RAM with 128 GB ROM. While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has another higher variant of 8 GB RAM with 256 GB ROM. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has no memory card slot. While the Meizu 15 Plus has a hybrid slot (microSD up to 400 GB).
Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Battery
The Meizu 15 Plus features a non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery. While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S houses a non-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery, which is just 100 mAh smaller to the Meizu 15 Plus. They both feature fast battery charging technology. While just the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S features Qi wireless charging.
Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Price
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S cost about $600 (N210,000). While the Meizu 15 Plus cost about $577 (N201,950). The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will be my overall best here mainly due to its powerful hardware. The Meizu 15 Plus comes out good too especially in the display category.
Meizu 15 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Full Specs Comparison
|Meizu 15 Plus||Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S|
|Dimensions and Weight||153.8 x 78.3 x 7.3 mm. Weight: 177 g||150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm. Weight: 191 g|
|Display||5.95 inch (81% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2560 pixels with 494 PPI density and Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen||5.99 inch (81.9% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2160 pixels with 403 PPI density and IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Memory||RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128GB microSD, up to 400 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)||RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128GB OR RAM: 8GB. ROM: 256GB|
|Software||Android 7.1.2 Nougat (with Flyme UI 7.0)||Android 8.0 (with MiUI 9.5)|
|Hardware||Exynos 8895 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.5GHz & 4×1.7GHz) processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8GHz & 4×1.8GHz) processor|
|Camera||20MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 20MP with six-LED dual-tone flash||5MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 12MP f/2.4 aperture with dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Connectivity||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS||2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery||Non-removable Li-lon 3400 mAh battery|
|Additional Features||Fingerprint (front-mounted) Fast battery charging: mCharge 4.0 (24W)||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0), Qi wireless charging|
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