Mi Mix 2 Launch: Is Xiaomi Finally Ready to Take on OnePlus 5?

The big smartphone launch of the week is indeed the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. We have the smartphone with us for review and that is why Gadgets 360’s editorial head Kunal Dua is on this podcast. Games editor Rishi Alwani and host Pranay Parab complete the trio to talk about the smartphone and why it might be exciting for India. On this episode of Orbital, we start by talking about the Mi MIX 2’s design. It does have an almost bezel-free design but does that mean there are any compromises. The answer might surprise you.

Then we speak about the implications of the Rs. 35,999 price in India of the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2. This makes it the most expensive smartphone Xiaomi has ever launched in India and that could be a big risk for the Chinese smartphone maker. We compare it against the OnePlus 5 and wonder whether the Mi MIX 2 could upstage its closest rival.

Next, we take the discussion to the Mi MIX 2’s camera. Kunal shares his first impressions of the phone’s camera, and his thoughts on the smartphone’s build quality. This is when Rishi shares a few thoughts on the software and things people should look out for. We bring up other important questions about the smartphone, such as the after sales service Xiaomi provides, the accessories in the box, and where you can buy the smartphone.

That’s all for this week’s episode of Orbital, which you can subscribe to via Apple Podcasts or RSS, or just hit the play button below.