With the new release of the Essential Phone, by the Android Creators at a premium price, we started to compare this year release with a similar handset from last year – the Xiaomi Mi Mix

Both the Mi Mix and Essential phone sport a premium design, build quality and are crafted out of high quality materials. Both devices have an amazing and futuristic, bezel-less display which really makes every content pop.

But if your budget is tight, the Essential phone will be out of reach for many consumers – that’s where the Mi MIX comes in. Starting at around 450€ it is half the price of the Essential.

At the starting price, you’re getting a fully featured, premium ceramic build smartphone. Packed with an amazing 6.4 inch edgeless display and specs that will blow your mind. Featuring a Snapdragon 821 CPU, Adreno 530 GPU, 6GB RAM and a huge amount of 256GB internal storage, the MIX definitely has the specs to handle every task you may throw at it.

The Mi MIX camera is compared to the essential, a single 16MP rear facing and 5MP front facing setup. Supporting features like HDR, Panorama, Anti Shake and 4K Video recording.

It also holds some other great features, such as USB Type-C I/O, Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, Fingerprint Sensor and LTE.

Buy the Xiaomi Mi MIX here