Bezel-less Flagship Royal Rumble: Samsung Galaxy S8 vs Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 vs LG G6

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Barely any bezels? No problem

We thought of comparing the recently-unveiled Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 to two other bezel-less flagships, namely the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the LG G6. While both Samsung and LG phones were launched earlier this year, they boast of specs and features that rival those found in the Mi MIX 2. Between the three bezel-less flagships, which is the best? Let’s take a quick look at their specs:

Samsung Galaxy S8 specs

  • Samsung Exynos 8895 octa-core processor/Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • ARM Mali-G71 MP20 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5.8-inch WQHD Super AMOLED display, 2960 x 1440 resolution, dual curved edge
  • 64GB expandable storage, via microSD
  • 12-megapixel rear camera, f/1.7 aperture, Dual Pixel, OIS
  • 8-megapixel front camera, f/1.7 aperture, AF
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner, iris scanner, facial recognition, heartbeat sensor, IP68 certification, USB Type-C port, Bixby AI
  • 3000mAh battery, fast charge
  • Android 7.0 Nougat (TouchWiz UI)
  • Price: Php 39990 at Lazada

Read: Samsung Galaxy S8 Review: Comeback Kid

 

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 540 graphics unit
  • 6GB/8GB (Special Edition) RAM
  • 5.99-inch IPS display, 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB of non-expandable storage
  • 12-megapixel, f/2.0 Sony IMX386 rear camera with 4-axis optical stabilization
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM, with 4G LTE, LTE-A
  • Fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port
  • 3400mAh battery
  • Android 7.1 Nougat
  • Price: RMB 3299 (~Php 25.8k) for the 6GB/64GB model

Read: The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2 Brings the Bezel-Less Display Trend to a Whole New Level

 

LG G6 Specs

  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 quad-core processor
  • Qualcomm Adreno 530 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 5.7-inch QHD+ FullVisison display, 2880×1440 resolution, Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • 64GB expandable storage, via microSD
  • Twin 13-megapixel rear camera, f/1.8 aperture, OIS, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual SIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Fingerprint scanner, IP68 certification
  • 3300mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Price: 29990 at Lazada

Read: One Week with the LG G6 in the Philippines

 

Internals: The Mi MIX 2 is a real beast

The Mi MIX 2 wins in this category as it sports 6GB of RAM, with an option for 8GB RAM should you go for the ceramic-bodied Special Edition model. Aside from having more RAM, the Mi MIX 2 also comes in 128GB and 256GB models, giving users more storage for their files.

Camera: No questions with a dual rear camera setup

The G6’s dual 13-megapixel rear camera setup is quite unique as it offers a wide-angle secondary camera, which is very useful for group shots and landscape photography. The Galaxy S8, on the other hand, wins with its 8-megapixel front camera that boasts of a f/1.7 aperture.

Display: AMOLED is the way to go

While we were blown away at the bezel-less design of the Mi MIX 2, the S8’s AMOLED display has better colors compared to the IPS displays found in the Mi MIX 2 and the G6. In Facebook VP for VR Hugo Barra’s post on his unboxing of the Mi MIX 2, you can clearly see the difference between the display of the S8 with the Mi MIX 2.

 

Battery: The Mi MIX 2 still has long legs

While the Mi MIX 2 has a smaller battery compared to the original Mi MIX, its 3400mAh battery is bigger than those found in the S8 (which sports a 3000mAh battery) and the G6 (which has a 3300mAh battery). We haven’t had our hands on the Mi MIX 2, but we expect it to last longer than the S8 and G6.

Verdict: The Mi MIX 2 is a serious contender, but…

While the Mi MIX 2 blows away with its internals and cutting edge design, it is not that strong in the camera department, as its cameras can’t compare to the Galaxy S8’s wide aperture cameras or the G6’s dual rear cameras. Nonetheless, if the pricing of the Mi MIX 2 in the Philippines is close to its pricing in China, this makes the Mi MIX 2 a potential flagship killer.

 

Would you choose the Mi MIX 2 over the Galaxy S8 and the G6? Comment down below!



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