Usually low priced smartphones are not considered as a viable threat against the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4, however it seems Xiaomi is here to change that, recently they announced another version of their existing Xiaomi which packs a Snapdragon 600 chipset as opposed to the S4 Pro in the alternative version. The quad –core Krait 300 CPU in this new version is clocked to an impressive 1.7 GHz which logically is still slower than Samsung Galaxy S3’s 1.9 GHz Krait 300 CPU. But surprisingly that’s not the case, not only it beats the Samsung Galaxy S4, it does it by quite a big margin! This is impressive to say the least. It scored an astounding 25,913 on AnTuTu benchmark beating the much higher clocked Samsung Galaxy S4 with ease.
The Xiaomi MI-S2 will be available in two models, a 16 gigabyte model with an 8 megapixel camera priced at $322 and a 32 gigabyte model with a 13 megapixel camera priced at $370. This is much lower than the Samsung Galaxy S4 or any other major flagship right now. Other specifications such as the 4.3 inch 720p display, 2 gigabytes of RAM and 2000mAh are the same on both versions. As for the operating system, unlike most smartphones the Xiaomi MI-S2 runs on MIUI custom Android Rom which may explain why it was able to surpass the Samsung Galaxy S4 despite being under clocked. Regardless the new Xiaomi MI-S2 is shaping up to be an awesome device that provides amazing performance at a reasonable price for the Chinese market.