By now, almost every Chinese manufacturer has produced a Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 clone. Oukitel Mix 2 provides a 6-inch FHD display, 6/64GB of storage, a fast Helio P25 processor and a big 4000mAh battery. Oukitel Mix 2 does not only sound good on the data sheet: after 10 days of use we can say that it’s one of the best Mi Mix 2 clones on the market.
Oukitel Mix 2 scope of delivery
Besides a charging adapter and a micro-USB cable, the manufacturer includes a solid silicone protective cover and a screen protector. Of course, SIM ejection tool and short user manual are provided as well.
Design and build quality
Oukitel is well-known for heavy smartphones with big batteries. Oukitel Mix 2 has a 6-inch screen diagonal (18:9 ratio) and a 4000mAh battery. The clone has a rather heavy weight of 240g and the dimensions of 158x75x9.2mm are not small either. The manufacturer withholds 33g of the weight, but after 3 days you get used to the weight and it makes the smartphone seem to be of a good quality. The device has nice haptics as well, although it is quite slippery. The shiny metal frame is perfectly rounded off and the transition from frame to the curved glass front and rear side is seamless. Both glass surfaces attract finger marks and therefore have to be wiped clean quite often.
The smartphone is operated with on-screen buttons, although there would have been enough space (15mm) for soft touch buttons below the display. Front camera and a tiny LED flash are located below the display as well. Notification LED, proximity sensor, light sensor and earpiece can be found above the display. The bezel is slim with 2.5mm and the Mix 2’s design is convincing. However, a bezel-less display looks somewhat different! On the rear, you can find the obligatory but useless dual-camera. The fingerprint scanner is located on the rear as well and does a great job. It successfully unlocked the phone within a second from stand-by in 9/10 attempts. Power button and volume control can be found on the right, are made of plastic and are quite firmly attached to the casing. In the SIM tray you can insert either 2 Nano-SIMs or 1 Nano-SIM and 1 micro-SD card for storage expansion.
The micro-USB port does not fit well into the rest of the hardware, but it will delight conservative users. We would have wished for a USB Type-C port. Oukitel did well to include a headphone jack, as by now many smaller manufacturers tend to not offering such a connection anymore. Connecting middle class headphones sound quality is loud and clear. The mono speaker at the bottom produces a flat sound with oversteering heights at full volume, but that’s the case with most middle class smartphones.
Those looking for a high quality, nice smartphone with almost perfect build quality are well-served by Oukitel Mix 2. Without a protective cover the operation requires getting used to because the device is very slippery and the many fingerprints on the display are a bit annoying. Otherwise, Oukitel scores big in all other areas of design and build quality.
In 2018, you surely need a 6-inch display (18:9 aspect ratio) with a FHD+ resolution of 2160×1080 pixels. This is exactly what Oukitel Mix 2 provides. The display is simply awesome. The 402PPI result in perfect sharpness and reading texts with small fonts is fun. There is a reading-mode available and you can also adjust the display with Miravision. For an IPS display, colors are strong and brightness is also sufficient in bright sunlight. Viewing angles are extremely stable and contrast is also convincing. We have nothing to complain about.
The display surface is very smooth and the 10-point touch screen carries out every input fast and precisely. If you have rather greasy fingers, they leave visible marks. Because of the rounded off display glass (2.5D), haptics is perfect and Oukitel Mix 2 survived our scratch test with a screwdriver without any harm. In the settings menu, you can choose between various smart-wake functions, which all work very well.
Performance and system
Oukitel Mix 2 “only” runs on Android 7.0, but it has the latest Google security patch (January 2018). You can only get OTA updates via an additional app. The launcher has been slightly changed in terms of appearance; options menu and quick launch bar stay the same (Stock Android). The system is clean, which was confirmed by scanning for viruses and malware. Mix 2 runs fluently, fast and has no big bugs in the system.Antutu Result Geekbench Multi Result 3D Mark Result
The Mediatek Helio P25 middle class processor provides a pleasant system performance. The octa-core processor has 8 Cortex-A53 cores with 4×2.4GHz at maximum in the performance cluster. In order to deal with demanding games, the smartphone was provided with a MALI-T880 GPU; even Asphalt 8 runs perfectly smooth with medium graphics settings. The big 6GB of RAM secure almost infinite multitasking and the RAM’s speed (4.5GB/s) is good as well. The 64GB of internal storage can be expanded if you go with the dual-SIM function, and it has a good reading/writing speed of 112/216MB/s. Heat development is okay even after 60 minutes of intense gaming; the device never got hotter than 40°C.
Oukitel Mix 2 offers a stable and fast system, which pleases occasional gamers as well as normal users.
The main camera has an additional fake second sensor without any function. The 16MP main sensor by Samsung (S5K3P3) takes interpolated photos with 21MP. The sensor was also used for Redmi Note 3, but Xiaomi reduced the number of megapixels with later models. The high number of megapixels helps the Oukitel device to take sharp and nice pictures in good light conditions, but photos taken in low light conditions are not convincing. If you only use the camera for snapshots in daylight, the results are okay. Have a look at the pictures and decide for yourself whether the quality is sufficient for your needs or not.
Pictures taken in low light conditions have an increased granularity and blurredness, which make the camera useless in the dark. There are dual-functions available in the system, but they’re completely useless. Landscape images and close-ups mostly have good quality in good lighting conditions. Sharpness and number of details are acceptable, color representation on the other hand is a bit too weak. The focus works fast and precisely, trigger time is low. Unfortunately, the HDR-mode is not useful and only adds unnecessary brightness. Marco shots have very good quality in good lighting conditions.
Pictures taken with the 13MP (8MP sensor) front camera unfortunately are always slightly blurred and in low light image noise occurs. The front camera is not suitable for selfie fans, but it is sufficient for using Skype or taking an occasional selfie.
Oukitel Mix 2 takes suitable pictures, as long as there is enough light available. In low light conditions main as well as front camera fail.
Connectivity and communication
GSM: 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS: 900/2100, LTE (4G): 1/3/7/8/20.
Voice quality is on a high level and the proximity sensor works reliably (the display goes dark as soon as the phone is near the ear). The speakerphone does a good job as well, but depending on the volume, a slight echo is created (because a second, noise-cancelling microphone is missing).
Wi-Fi reception is good in 2.4GHz networks with n-standard. Range is good as well. In theory, using 5GHz networks is also possible, but 2.4GHz networks are almost always the better choice.
GPS reception is nice; the compass works excellently in contrast to Oukitel K8000. Pedestrian as well as car navigation work well. Bluetooth 4.2 is available and does a great job. The smartphone also provides an FM-radio, which can be used when headphones are connected. Via OTG you can connect USB devices to the phone. Besides the 3 standard sensors (proximity, brightness, acceleration sensors), a gyroscope and a compass are available as well.
You can consider Oukitel as a specialist in terms of batteries, and the manufacturer doesn’t disappoint us with Mix 2’s battery. We can confirm the 4000mAh capacity of the battery, and Oukitel’s claim of 2 days of run time (with normal use) is also correct. Usually, such claims on the manufacturers’ websites are exaggerated, but the Oukitel device really had to be charged only every 2 days with a DOT (display-on time) of 6-7 hours. The phone is fully charged after 2 hours, due to pump-express, which works perfectly. From 20-80%, 25% are charged every 15 minutes. In the PCMark battery test, Oukitel Mix 2 lasted for good 10 hours.Battery lifetime Result Unit: hours