We knew that Xiaomi was going to launch a new female-centric smartphone soon. The Xiaomi Civi 2 has been scheduled to hit the market today. Everything went according to plan, and the Chinese company unleashed its next-gen selfie-focused smartphone. By the way, if you remember, the first-gen Civi is known as the most beautiful Xiaomi smartphone. So the company did its best to continue this tradition.
The Xiaomi Civi 2 looks as stylish as its predecessor. Moreover, it has a thickness of 7.23mm and a weight of 171.8g. Thus, there will be no pressure on the pam when implementing single-hand operations.
Also, our protagonist is available in four colorways – pink, ice blue, black, and white.
The Xiaomi Civi 2 has a 6.55-inch 3D flexible AMOLED screen with a pill hole on the front. The display comes with a 120Hz high refresh rate, P3 color gamut, 10bit color depth, and Dolby Vision. Besides, it supports 1920Hz high-frequency PWM adjustment. This very important feature provides a more comfortable experience when used at night.
Biggest Highlight of Xiaomi Civi 2
The biggest highlight of the phone is that it has the most powerful front-facing imaging system in Xiaomi’s history. As you guessed, the camera module is hidden in a pill-shaped hole. There are two 32-megapixel cameras. Both are primary cameras that can even achieve SLR-level portrait blur.
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Among them, the wide-angle lens has a 1.6um large pixel size and an f/2.0 large aperture. The latter increases the light input by 50% compared with the previous generation. Plus, it comes with the ALD coating and lens inking technology. It can be found on the rear cameras of flagship phones. The purpose of the technology is to reduce the ghosting and glare of nighttime selfies. At the same time, the front-facing camera supports AF autofocus. Thus, it can shoot selfies faster.
The ultra-wide-angle lens has a 100° ultra-wide viewing angle. Simply put, when taking selfies with many people, they all will appear in the photo. Plus, it allows users to get a selfie-like performance when recording videos. You know, there is the so-called “shorthand” problem when taking videos with the front camera. As a result, our faces are displayed bigger. The Xiaomi Civi 2 solved this problem as well.
The phone comes with a dual-color temperature flash in the top bezel. So you can take bright and beautiful selfies anytime, anywhere.
The rear camera module got tons of improvements as well. Now, it includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX766 1/1.56″ outsole. The latter increases the amount of light by 101.8% compared with the previous generation. There is also a 20-megapixel 115° ultra-wide-angle lens.
Hardware and Performance
This is the first smartphone in China to come with the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip. It can provide outstanding performance. However, this is not surprising because it inherits core 8 major modules from the Snapdragon 8 series flagship processor. The overall performance is much better in comparison to the Snapdragon 778G. Apart from improving the CPU performance by 10%, the GPU performance increased by 20%, and the AI performance increased by 30%.
Though we are talking about a slim smartphone, the company has managed to put a large 4500mAh 4.48V high-voltage lithium cobalt oxide chemical system battery inside. This is the same battery that we found on the Mi 12S. At the same time, it supports a 67W wired fast charging. In effect, the battery will reach 100% of power in 40% minutes only.
Xiaomi Civi 2 Price and Availability
There are three versions of the Xiaomi Civi 2 we can choose from. The 8+128GB is available for 2399 yuan ($334), the 8+256GB model for 2499 yuan ($348), and the 12+256GB variant for 2799 yuan ($390).