The most popular flagships from the Korean brand is Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. At the same time, the most anticipated flagship from the Xiaomi brand is Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. Both smartphones feature the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. While the Xiaomi MI Mix 2S in UAE is the first handset to feature this latest processor.
Last year we have seen in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 which had advanced features but with a smaller display. Now, its time for the no frames screen which is likely to be introduced with Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. As for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus in Dubai, it touts the same design as its predecessor Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus and mainly focusing on the camera enhancements. Here, let us compare these latest flagships which can deliver impressive performance with enhanced features.
Design & Display
First, let us check out the display of these popular handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus boasts 6.2-inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 1440 X 2960 pixel resolution. While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has 5.99-inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. OLED displays are known to produce bright and vibrant colors than LCD screen.
The Samsung flagship has a better display screen with higher resolution. Fingerprint sensor rests at the back of the Xiaomi device and has a ceramic rear. The Samsung flagship is given a glass back with Gorilla Glass 5 protection. Ceramic back gives the Xiaomi device better durability and is less prone to scratches than the glass back on Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.
Processor & Performance
Here comes the equality between two popular smartphones in the market. Both Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S feature the latest hardware internals thus offering top-notch performance. Under the hood, they have the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor that packs in enhanced features.
As in Xiaomi Mi Mix 2, the Galaxy S9 Plus offers 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. While the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S features 8GB RAM with 256GB storage. As for the software, both the handsets run on Oreo platform out of the box with MIUI 9.5 interface on the Xiaomi MI Mix 2S and Samsung Experience 9.0 on the Galaxy device.
Let's have a look at the photography skills on either of the handsets. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S features a dual 12MP sensor of a f/1.8 aperture with autofocus and a 5MP front snapper for taking selfies and video calling. The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus wins on the camera front with its adjustable aperture feature. It packs in the same dual 12MP sensor as in Xiaomi device but it features variable aperture.
Depending on the environmental conditions, the camera packs in the ability to change the aperture between f/1.5 to f/2.4. As for the front camera, the device features an 8MP sensor with autofocus and HDR feature. Other connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth GPS, NFC, 4G and USB Type-C.
When talking about the battery, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S packs in 3400mAh battery which is a bit smaller than 3500mAh battery of Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The Xiaomi’s MIUI interface along with the full HD Plus panel lets the device to last longer than the Samsung flagship. Moreover, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is given Quick charge 3.0 support while the Galaxy S9 Plus is restricted to the same old Adaptive fast charging technology. However, both the smartphones support wireless charging.
As for the pricing, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S price in UAE is lower than the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus price. This makes the Xiaomi device a better choice. Moreover, thanks to the powerful processor and better interface that makes it the best smartphone of 2018. However, nothing can beat the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus in its camera capabilities. So, the choice of the smartphone depends on the needs and budget. Definitely, both the smartphones are highly popular and are feature-rich that needs to be considered in 2018.
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