Mi Mix 2S and P20 Pro are the best smartphones ever released by Xiaomi and Huawei, respectively. They are incredibly powerful flagships and they are going to rival Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X which are the most expensive devices in the market. Given that it is hard to judge which one is the best Chinese phone as they got similar specs, we published this comparison which will allow you to acknowledge the most important differences between them. After reading this Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S vs Huawei P20 Pro comparison, you should be able to understand which one fits your needs, at least on paper.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S vs Huawei P20 Pro
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S||Huawei P20 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm, 191 grams||155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, 180 grams|
|DISPLAY||5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, IPS LCD||6.1 inches, 1080 x 2244p (Full HD+), 408 ppi, 18.5:9 ratio, AMOLED|
|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||6 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
|Triple 40 + 20 + 8 MP f/1.8 + f/1.6 + f/2.4
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
20W Fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Qi wireless charging||Hybrid Dual SIM slot, IP67 rating|
Both Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Huawei P20 Pro have an outstanding design made of premium materials (ceramic back + metal frame on the former and glass back + metal frame on the latter). While the first has a tri-bezel-less display with a higher screen-to-body ratio, the second takes inspiration from iPhone X as it has a notch, and it also offers a fingerprint reader on the front side. While the design of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is more original, Huawei P20 Pro should have a better display thanks to the AMOLED technology which usually shows more brilliant colors and deeper blacks. On the other hand, performances should be better on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S as it offers a more advanced Snapdragon 845 SoC paired with up to 8 GB of RAM.
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According to the famous platform DxOMark, Huawei P20 Pro is the best camera phone ever released and, even though Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is in the top 10, it does not reach the level of its opponent in terms of photo and video quality. Huawei P20 Pro is the first flagship smartphone with a triple camera and a 40 MP main sensor co-engineered with Leica. It supports OIS, hybrid zoom up to 5x and laser autofocus. Its 24 MP selfie camera is better than Mi Mix 2s’ front snapper as well. Given that the battery has a much higher capacity (4000 vs 3400 mAh) and AMOLED displays usually have lower energy consumption, Huawei P20 Pro should also offer a way higher battery life. Note that only the Mi Mix 2S will support wireless charging, while P20 Pro is the only model which offers water-resistance (IP67).
Huawei P20 Pro is better than Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, but the latter will be sold at a more affordable price. While P20 Pro has been launched globally with a price tag of €899/$1150, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S starts from just €428/$530 in China.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S vs Huawei P20 Pro: PROs and CONS
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S
- Performance should be amazing
- Affordable price
- Wireless charging
- Nice design
- No micro SD slot
Huawei P20 Pro
- Great display
- Awesome camera
- Big battery
- Expensive price tag