Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and the Huawei P20 line-up, the best Chinese smartphones of 2018 yet, have been launched on exactly the same day. Both Mi Mix 2S and P20 are two flagship devices which will be available to purchase at moderate prices. So, they will be among the best phones of 2018 if we consider the quality-price ratio. Given that they are actually the best “affordable” flagships of this year, a comparison between Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S vs Huawei P20 is mandatory to discover which one has the best value for money. So here we go!
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S vs Huawei P20
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S||Huawei P20|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm, 191 grams||149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm, 165 grams|
|DISPLAY||5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD||5.8 inches, 1080 x 2244p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 18.5:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||HiSilicon Kirin 970, octa-core 2.4 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||4 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 8.0 Oreo, MIUI 9.5||Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.1|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Dual 12 + 12 MP f/1.8 + f/2.4|
5 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Dual 12 + 20 MP f/1.8 + f/1.6|
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
20W Fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Qi wireless charging||Hybrid Dual SIM slot|
While Huawei has decided to take inspiration from Apple iPhone X by releasing a P20 with a notch, Xiaomi has decided to stick to the old form factor by making a tri-bezel-less phone with the front camera and the main sensors placed on the lower part of the front panel. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has a back cover made of ceramic, while Huawei P20 has a glass back. Even though the P20 has a notch, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has a higher screen-to-body ratio. But on the other hand, the P20 has a fingerprint reader placed on the front side which will comfortable for many users.
While we can still not tell you anything about the display quality, we can predict that Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will have better performances thanks to its Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with 6 GB of RAM. There are still no camera samples, but the rear camera setup (we got a dual camera in both cases) is slightly better on the P20, according to DxOMark.
While Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S has obtained a score of 97 points (101 photos – 88 videos) thanks to its fast and accurate autofocus and its color quality, Huawei P20 is at the second place of DxOMark’s ranking with 102 points.Further, Huawei P20 has a 24 MP front camera, while its opponent sports a classic 5 MP f/2.0 snapper. Both the handsets have a battery with a capacity of 3400 mAh, but only Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S supports the Qi wireless charging technology which can be enabled with a dedicated charging dock.
Huawei P20 will be available to purchase in Europe with a price of €649/$805, while Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will launch in China with a price of €428/$530. It is hard to choose one of these two devices. If price is your primary deciding factor, the Mix 2S is the definite choice here.
To conclude, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S looks more promising in terms of performances and battery, while Huawei P20 should have a better camera department and maybe even a better display and more powerful speakers. Both devices are wonderful choices, but we would prefer Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S vs Huawei P20: PRO and CONS
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- Bigger display
- Potentially better performance
- Wireless charging
- Great price
- No micro SD
- Amazing camera department
- Great performances
- Decent pricing
- More compact design
- Nothing special to say