Smartphones without frames are becoming the new trend in design in the mobile landscape. Xiaomi was not the first (Sharp already had tried with its Aquos Crystal), but the arrival of Xiaomi my Mix in late October marked the beginning of this new fashion already following several brands. The last to join have been Huawei with the new Magic Honor.
The brand of the Chinese giant proposal is slightly different, but still wielding design as main argument with that screen without frames and edges curved, although in this case also you seasoned it with a series of smart features. We are facing the Magic Honor and Mix my Xiaomi.
Curves in size compact vs large format flat screen
As we have already made strides, Honor Magic bet by a panel that, just like my Mix, tries to take advantage of the front, but in this case stands out by its edges curved towards the four corners, not only to both sides as we are accustomed by panels of Samsung dual-edge.
Meanwhile, Mix my Xiaomi it bet everything to size with a screen of nothing less than 6.4 inch. That Yes, the absence of marcos makes that the size of the device is not excessive, although their weight goes up to 209 grams, so it is not exactly light.
Xiaomi takes better advantage of the front to pass the fingerprint reader to the back, also placing the front camera at the bottom, which is reduced by 50%. Such is his eagerness to reduce parts of the front comprising up to a speaker with an innovative technology called Cantilever piezoelectric ceramic acoustic technology. Proximity sensor also undergoes changes: is hidden under the screen and runs by ultrasonic.
Honor, on the other hand, maintains the Start button with fingerprint reader in the front, the remaining space for the display, which measures 5.09 inches in diagonal and QHD resolution has. This reduction makes it more manageable and raises the density of 577 points per inch panel, while my Mix stays with 361 points of density.
With regard to the design, Honor bet on a metal frame surrounding the terminal and two sheets of curved glass covering both sides. The metal frame should contribute to a greater resistance to possible falls, something to which my Mix is not immune, and is that with this fine frame screen can damage to the slightest hit. That Yes, Xiaomi takes the idea of design one step further with its collaboration with the prestigious designer Philippe Starck, It has created a very elegant appearance with the help of ceramics.
The intelligent functions of Honor Magic
If my Mix stands out for its innovative technology of audio or Ultrasonic proximity sensor, Honor Magis does for its intelligent functions.
Honor accompanies the front camera of a infrared sensor that takes care of recognize the hands and eyes of the user to turn on the screen only when necessary; If we look at the mobile panel is activated and if we keep it in the Pocket is turned off.
It is not the only function of this type that we find in this model, also has a Wizard of artificial intelligence that makes recommendations based on our interactions.
For example if we are talking about cinema with a friend recommend us movies, detect if you’re driving to car mode and has DeepThink, a system similar to Google Now on Tap offering in-depth information depending on the site that you are visiting.
You will have to wait to experience the true value of these features, but a priori we sound too to functions that we already knew by other brands and, in this sense, it seems that at the moment Xiaomi continues to lead innovation.
Honor dictionary vs Xiaomi my Mix: features
If you look at the more technical section, Xiaomi my Mix is ahead on points as the power When mounting a chip Snapdragon 821 against Kirin 950 of the Magic Honor, which is not even the most advanced model in the range. Is also positioned at the front in memory, with a version of up to 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB internal capacity.
In terms of cameras, Honor returns to bet on one dual combination of 12 megapixel at the rear and offers 8-megapixel front camera. Xiaomi Mi Mix not joins this trend, betting on a single 16-Megapixel rear and 5 megapixel sensor for selfies camera. Then we leave you with the list of features for each model.
XIAOMI MY MIX
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||146.1 x 69.9 x 7.8 mm and 145 g||158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9 mm and 209 gr|
|SCREEN||5.09 inches AMOLED QHD 2,560 x 1,440 pixels and 577 pppPanel without frames and curved towards the four sides||6.4-inch IPS Resolution 2.040 x 1,080 pixels and 361 pppPanel without frames|
|PROCESSOR||HiSilicon Kirin 950 octa – core 2.3 GHz||2.35 GHz Snapdragon 821 quad – core|
|RAM||4 GB||4/6 GB|
|MEMORY||64 GB||128/256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||6.0 Android MarshmallowHonor Magic Live||6.0 Android MarshmallowMIUI|
|CAMERAS||Rear: dual 12MP, f/2.2 lens, LED flashFront: 8 MP, f/2.0 lens, LED flash||Rear: 16 MP, f/2.0 lens, LED flash dual tone, EIS, AF detection phase, 4K videosFront: 5 MP|
|EXTRAS||Fingerprint reader frontAssistant Smart ServicesWiseScreen infrared SensorIntelligent recognition of faces FaceCode||Rear fingerprint readerSpeaker Cantilever piezoelectric|
|CONNECTIVITY||LTE, WiFi ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, MicroUSB, minijack||LTE, WiFi ac, 4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, USB-C minijack|
|BATTERY||2,900 mAh with Huawei Magic Power70% of cargo in 20 minutes||4,400 mAh with Quick Charge 3.083% in 30 minutes|
At the moment, only for China
Although both models are the result of the trend without frames that we mentioned at the beginning, we have seen that there are quite a few differences between them. However, if something it seems is that both are sold exclusively in China.
Xiaomi Mi Mix has been a spare time, although it has come in very limited batches that have been exhausted in the twinkling of an eye, all while its price is not as tight as other models of the brand. My normal Mix costs €475 and 18K version rises to 543 EUR. Honor 8 goes on sale tomorrow, but at the moment its price has not been confirmed, although it could be around 400 euros.