Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S: Specs Comparison. Xiaomi is among the few companies that could actually rival heavyweights like Samsung and Apple in the smartphone market. Gone are the days where you need to spend big to get a phone with good specifications. Chinese OEM companies like Xiaomi are bridging the gap now. Samsung announced the successor of the 2017 Galaxy S8 Plus, the Galaxy S9 Plus. And the smartphone has been buzzing ever since. Challenging the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus will be Xiaomi latest flagship; the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.

The smartphone has been tagged by many tech pundits as the iPhone X of Android. The device offers some high-end specifications and it’s relatively affordable. But can the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S match up with one of the leading smartphones in 2018? Let’s find out!

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Design

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes with a ceramic back which makes it resistance to tumbles. And also doesn’t scratch easily. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus comes with a glass back. Which is protected by Corning gorilla 5. They both feature a front glass with an aluminium frame around the sides. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will survive splashes of water. But won’t survive when submerged into a swimming pool. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus with an IP68 rating will survive up to 30 minutes inside the pool.

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is available in two simple colour variants, which is black and white. The white variant comes with silver rims. While the black variant comes with gold rims. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is available in four colour variants, which is Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Lilac Purple and Titanium Gray. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S measures 8.1mm in thickness. And slimmer to the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus which measures 8.5mm. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (189 grams) is just slightly heavier than the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (191 grams).

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Display

The display on the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is a beauty to behold. The phone houses the Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a 6.2-inch size. For the best display colours, it features a 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 PPI density. The screen of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S isn’t that poor. It sports a 5.99 inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. With a display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels and 403 PPI density. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the Gallery S9 Plus’s screen. While the Corning gorilla glass 4 protects the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S’s screen.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Camera

Both phones sport a dual rear camera with a resolution of 12 megapixels on each camera. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features f/1.5-2.4 aperture on the primary camera and f/2.4 aperture on the secondary camera. The aperture on the primary switches between f/1.5 and f/2.4 base on light conditions. While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S features f/1.8 aperture on the primary camera and f/2.4 aperture on the secondary camera.

The front/selfie camera of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S features a f/2.0 aperture and a resolution of 5 megapixels. While the one on the Galaxy S9 Plus features a f/1.7 aperture and resolution of 8 megapixels.

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Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – Hardware and Software

Both smartphones are equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. And also an Octa-core processor which clocks at 2.8GHz. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S features MIUI 9.5 with Android 8.0 Oreo running underneath it. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus features Samsung experience 9.0 with Android 8.0 running underneath.

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is equipped with 6GB RAM. The internal storage is available in two variants, 64 and 128GB. Both variants can be expanded up to 400GB by microSD. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is available in three variants of RAM and internal storage. The 8GB RAM variant features 256GB internal storage. While the 6GB RAM variant features two models of internal storage; 64 and 128GB.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Battery

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S comes with a non-removable Li-lon 3400 mAh battery. Which is slightly lower than the non-removable Li-lon 3500 mAh battery that comes with the Galaxy S9. Thanks to the MIUI’s battery-saving optimizations, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S last longer than the Galaxy S9 Plus. On normal usage, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S last up to 18 hours. While the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus last up to 14 hours.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S – The Price

At around $1,225 (N428,750), the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is as twice the price of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S which cost around $600 (N210,000). The only strong advantage of the Galaxy S9 Plus over Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the Display. Value for money is definitely going to be Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus VS Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Full Specs Comparison

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
Dimensions and Weight 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm. Weight: 189g 150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm. Weight: 191g
Display 6.2 inch (84.2% screen-to-body ratio), 1440 x 2960 pixels with 529 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) – dual SIM model only RAM: 8GB. ROM: 256GB OR RAM: 6GB. ROM: 64/128GB
Software Android 8.0 Oreo (with Samsung experience 9.0) Android 8.0 Oreo (with MIUI 9.5)
Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.8GHz processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core 2.8GHz processor
Camera 8MP f/1.7 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.5-2.4 aperture and 12MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with LED flash 5MP f/2.0 aperture front camera + Dual: 12MP f/1.8 aperture and 12MP f/2.4 aperture rear camera with dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Connectivity 2G/3G/4G Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, 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 (rear-mounted), Irish scanner, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support), Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0), Qi/PMA wireless charging (market dependent) Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Fast battery charging 9V/2A (Quick Charge 3.0), Qi wireless charging

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