The Vivo NEX S just recently launched this June 12, 2018. One of its main features was its full-screen design which is a bit similar to the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S‘ display. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S launched in the Philippines this May. The difference between the two smartphone’s display lies on the location of their front cameras. The Vivo NEX S sports a pop-up camera whereas the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S positioned its camera by the bottom bezel.

Not only are they similar in terms of their full-screen design but they also share some similarities with their hardware specs. The question is, which of them is worth buying more? Let’s find out here.

Vivo NEX S and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S difference

Vivo NEX S pros over Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S

  • Larger screen – 6.59″ display
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • under display fingerprint scanner
  • 4000mAh battery

Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S pros over Vivo NEX S

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • more storage options
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP rear cameras
  • wireless charging

Vivo NEX S and Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S similarities

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • Adreno 630
  • Fast charging
  • full-screen design

The Vivo NEX S features a larger screen with 6.59″ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2316 pixels. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S sports a 5.99″ IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 and an aspect ratio of 18:9. Unlike the Vivo NEX S, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Both smartphones feature a full-screen design although the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S seems to have a thicker bottom bezel due to its front camera. The Vivo NEX S didn’t have this problem since they decided to make the selfie snapper into a pop-up camera.

Under the hood, the two has a lot of similarities. Both seem to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 as well as have an Adreno 630 GPU. In terms of storage, the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S has more options – 6GB of RAM + 64GB internal storage, 6GB of RAM + 128GB of internal storage, and 8GB of RAM + 256GB internal storage. As for the Vivo NEX S, it contains 8GB of RAM + 128GB internal storage and 8GB of RAM + 256GB of internal storage. The storage of the two smartphones are not expandable.

In terms of their camera setup, the two smartphones feature dual rear lenses. The Vivo NEX S sports a dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera whereas the Mi MIX 2S sports a 12MP + 12MP dual main camera. In addition, the Vivo device has an 8MP front camera and the Xiaomi smartphone has a 5MP selfie snapper. In order to fully determine which of the two has a better camera, we would have to do a camera comparison.

As for battery, the Vivo NEX S has the bigger battery with 4000mAh whereas the Xiaomi Mi MIX 2S has a 3400mAh battery. On the other hand, among the two, the Mi MIX 2S is the only one that is supported by wireless charging. In terms of security, both smartphones sport a fingerprint scanner although the Vivo NEX S has an in-display one whereas the Mi MIX 2S has a rear-mounted one. In addition, the Vivo NEX S has a 3,5mm audio jack but the Xiaomi device doesn’t.

Upon reading the two smartphones’ differences and similarities, which of the two do you prefer?

Display6.59″ IPS LCD display, 1080 x 2316 pixels, 86.0% screen-to-body ratio, 388 PPI5.99” IPS LCD display, 2160 x 1080 pixels, 18:9 ratio, 403PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 4
Dimensions162 x 77 x 8 mm, 199g150.9 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm, 191g
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 630
Memory8GB of RAM + 128GB/256GB storage6GB of RAM + 64GB/128GB internal storage, 8GB of RAM + 256GB internal storage
Main CameraDual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.4), 4-axis OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flashDual: 12 MP Sony IMX363 (f/1.8, 1.4 µm) + 12 MP Samsung S5K3M3 (f/2.4, 1.0 µm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, 4-axis OIS, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Front camera8 MP5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 µm)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-GoWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS and NFC, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)Android 8.0 (Oreo)
BatteryNon-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Ion 3400 mAh battery
Official PricePhp 42,990 (4G8GB + 128GB storage at CNY 4,498 (approx. PHP 37,232)
8GB + 256GB storage at CNY 4,998 (approx. PHP 41,371)B + 64GB storage)
  • Php 27,990 (6GB + 64GB storage)
  • Php 29,990 (6GB +128GB storage)

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