Xiaomi M2S full specifications more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S4!


Xiaomi have done as we predicted and have launched an updated version of their flagship phone named the Xiaomi M2S. 2 versions of the new phone will be available, full specifications and details after the jump.

We knew that Xiaomi would launch an updated version of the Mi2 but what we didn’t realise was that they would launch 2 versions of the updated Xiaomi M2S!

Like the Mi2 the M2S will start at 1999 Yuan for the 16GB version with prices increasing to 2299 Yuan for the 32GB model, but unlike the Mi2 there the two M2S phones will have different rear cameras. The 16GB version will continue to use the 2nd generation 8 mega-pixel rear camera while the 32GB model will receive an updated 13 mega-pixel rear camera!

Both Xiaomi M2S models are powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor running at 1,7Ghz which Xiaomi claims scores 25,913 on Antutu! They go on to say the that the M2S is more powerful than the flagship Samsung Galaxy S4 which scores 25,446.

The rest of the phone seems to be very similar to the current Mi2 with 2GB RAM, and 4.3-inch 720p display. Strangely there is not mention of the M2S getting NFC like the cheaper M2A!

Xiaomi fans in Hong Kong and Taiwan will be happy to know that Xiaomi will launch the new flagship phone in their regions and have set up new sites www.xiaomi.hk and www.xiaomi.tw.

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58 Comments

  1. April 9, 2013

    I was gonna buy Mi2 I am so glad I didn’t will wait for this beast! 😀

    • April 9, 2013

      Think I’m going to upgrade 🙂

      • kester wong
        April 10, 2013

        Have you upgraded your Mi2 MIUI V4 to V5 Andi?

  2. April 9, 2013

    I was hoping to see a 4.7″ as 4.3″ screen is kinda small.

    • April 9, 2013

      The Mi3 will be here in October perhaps a 5-inch 1080 is on the cards?

      • April 11, 2013

        it has nothing to do with matter but you need to insert before “www.xiaomi.hk” the http:// in order to make possible visit the page. If not anyone who clicks will got “https://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/09/xiaomi-m2s-full-specifications-more-powerful-than-the-samsung-galaxy-s4/www.xiaomi.hk”

      • Karthik
        June 9, 2013

        I was about to buy this from a website but cpu said it has APQ8064 Pro for mi2s :/ Are there some Mi2s with S4 pro ??

  3. mannie
    April 9, 2013

    Does official xiaomi.website send it out of china? realy want to have one!

  4. April 9, 2013

    Hey Andi a small help can I buy these china products like the HDC and Ainol in Hong kong at retail stores like the tsuim sha po and mongkok area pl. reply or should I get it from shenzhen straight away

  5. kmrc20
    April 9, 2013

    only 322 dollars samsung galaxy grand is more costlier than this phone yet it has so less feature

  6. European
    April 9, 2013

    When are the new m2s released?

  7. Siva
    April 9, 2013

    Andi! I have been trying to get a reply from you. I assume that you might be busy. Please answer this. I am from india and would like to know your view on the following?

    Which is better UMI X2, Zopo ZP 980, Oppo find 5 or Xiaomi M2S? I personally feel that the 2 GB ram and Full HD screen is the clincher. Hence I think the toss will be between UMI X2, Oppo Find 5, Xiaomi M2S. Then there is always MMX which seems to upping the tempo with Nova which has Micromax Nova @15000, with Android 4.2.2 JellyBean 2.0 GHz dual core Intel Atom Clover Trail+ Z2580 2 GB RAM 4.8 inch full HD display 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera Full HD

    • Jorge
      April 9, 2013

      Look this information for yourself Siva…how easy is to someone do the work for you …

      • siva
        April 9, 2013

        Thanks for the comment Jorge! You can see from the question itself that I have researched all three and I felt that I was unable to distinguish one point where one model can be a winner. You can also see varied sites giving different views. Hence I concluded that someone who knows more about these can help me. Guess, I was wrong in asking a question here. We have experts to give advice and I took this forum considering the same. Guess, I was wrong in this as well. Bye

  8. April 9, 2013

    How the hell is it more powerful then a Snapdragon based SGS4?

    It’s got a Snapdragon S600 running at 1.7ghz and only a 720p screen.

    SGS4 = 1.9ghz and 1080p screen so of course the M2S gets a better benchmark score since the screen is only 720p using the same GPU as in the SGS4 (which has to push 1080p)

    Good pricing though but good luck in actually finding one for that price and in large numbers.

    By the time you find one online months from now, No doubt it would be around $500 due to greedy price markups. Much like the Xioami M2 and Muizu phones.

    • mannie
      April 9, 2013

      Its marked up to $420(ibuygou.com) but still this is quite overpriced. don’t think you’ll get it much cheaper unless of course you are lucky enough to actually go to China and buy One right from the store.

  9. SP
    April 9, 2013

    Hey Andi, i live in NYC and i recently bought a dual sim phone from China. it detects my sim and even shows me my ph # but its not picking up any network signal. what can be done ? The phone model is the GT-N7100 (NOTE 2 CLONE)PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.

    I BOUGHT IT FROM TENQ

  10. Prabu
    April 9, 2013

    Hi Andi..

    Is Xiaomi planning to sell itz mobile in india????

  11. anony
    April 9, 2013

    More powerful than the S600 version of S4 yes, against the Exynos octa thought? Not really.

  12. joe
    April 9, 2013

    Is there a way to run antutu on my pc so I can test how much worse my computer is to my phone?

  13. Phantom Lord
    April 9, 2013

    No dual sim support makes this phone not prefferable in front of other brands.

    • April 9, 2013

      Is dual sim really that important? I can’t think why one would want that, though I’ve never owned a smartphone so perhaps I’m missing something. What would you use dual sim for?

      • Howea
        April 9, 2013

        Work sim + home sim
        Overseas sim + home sim (when you are working abroad)
        Phone sim + data-only sim
        There are many different combinations you can use it, especially if it reduces it from carrying two different phones to one.

        • Phantom Lord
          April 9, 2013

          Yes, you are absolutely right.

        • April 9, 2013

          Ok seems reasonable 😛 Not for me, but now I can see the use 😀

  14. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    I was gonna buy Mi2 I am so glad I didn’t will wait for this beast! 😀

    • Guest
      April 9, 2013

      Think I’m going to upgrade 🙂

    • Guest
      April 11, 2013

      Have you upgraded your Mi2 MIUI V4 to V5 Andi?

  15. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    I was hoping to see a 4.7″ as 4.3″ screen is kinda small.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2013

      The Mi3 will be here in October perhaps a 5-inch 1080 is on the cards?

    • Guest
      April 12, 2013

      it has nothing to do with matter but you need to insert before “www.xiaomi.hk” the http:// in order to make possible visit the page. If not anyone who clicks will got “http://www.gizchina.com/2013/04/09/xiaomi-m2s-full-specifications-more-powerful-than-the-samsung-galaxy-s4/www.xiaomi.hk”

    • Guest
      June 9, 2013

      I was about to buy this from a website but cpu said it has APQ8064 Pro for mi2s :/ Are there some Mi2s with S4 pro ??

  16. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    Does official xiaomi.website send it out of china? realy want to have one!

  17. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    Hey Andi a small help can I buy these china products like the HDC and Ainol in Hong kong at retail stores like the tsuim sha po and mongkok area pl. reply or should I get it from shenzhen straight away

  18. Alam
    April 9, 2013

    how to get these phones in Pakistan

  19. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    only 322 dollars samsung galaxy grand is more costlier than this phone yet it has so less feature

  20. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    When are the new m2s released?

  21. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    Andi! I have been trying to get a reply from you. I assume that you might be busy. Please answer this. I am from india and would like to know your view on the following?

    Which is better UMI X2, Zopo ZP 980, Oppo find 5 or Xiaomi M2S? I personally feel that the 2 GB ram and Full HD screen is the clincher. Hence I think the toss will be between UMI X2, Oppo Find 5, Xiaomi M2S. Then there is always MMX which seems to upping the tempo with Nova which has Micromax Nova @15000, with Android 4.2.2 JellyBean 2.0 GHz dual core Intel Atom Clover Trail+ Z2580 2 GB RAM 4.8 inch full HD display 13 MP rear camera, 2 MP front camera Full HD

    • Guest
      April 9, 2013

      Look this information for yourself Siva…how easy is to someone do the work for you …

    • Guest
      April 9, 2013

      Thanks for the comment Jorge! You can see from the question itself that I have researched all three and I felt that I was unable to distinguish one point where one model can be a winner. You can also see varied sites giving different views. Hence I concluded that someone who knows more about these can help me. Guess, I was wrong in asking a question here. We have experts to give advice and I took this forum considering the same. Guess, I was wrong in this as well. Bye

  22. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    How the hell is it more powerful then a Snapdragon based SGS4?

    It’s got a Snapdragon S600 running at 1.7ghz and only a 720p screen.

    SGS4 = 1.9ghz and 1080p screen so of course the M2S gets a better benchmark score since the screen is only 720p using the same GPU as in the SGS4 (which has to push 1080p)

    Good pricing though but good luck in actually finding one for that price and in large numbers.

    By the time you find one online months from now, No doubt it would be around $500 due to greedy price markups. Much like the Xioami M2 and Muizu phones.

    • Guest
      April 10, 2013

      Its marked up to $420(ibuygou.com) but still this is quite overpriced. don’t think you’ll get it much cheaper unless of course you are lucky enough to actually go to China and buy One right from the store.

  23. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    Hey Andi, i live in NYC and i recently bought a dual sim phone from China. it detects my sim and even shows me my ph # but its not picking up any network signal. what can be done ? The phone model is the GT-N7100 (NOTE 2 CLONE)PLEASE HELP IF YOU CAN.

    I BOUGHT IT FROM TENQ

  24. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    Hi Andi..

    Is Xiaomi planning to sell itz mobile in india????

  25. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    More powerful than the S600 version of S4 yes, against the Exynos octa thought? Not really.

  26. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    Is there a way to run antutu on my pc so I can test how much worse my computer is to my phone?

  27. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    No dual sim support makes this phone not prefferable in front of other brands.

    • Pablo
      April 9, 2013

      Is dual sim really that important? I can’t think why one would want that, though I’ve never owned a smartphone so perhaps I’m missing something. What would you use dual sim for?

    • Guest
      April 9, 2013

      Work sim + home sim
      Overseas sim + home sim (when you are working abroad)
      Phone sim + data-only sim
      There are many different combinations you can use it, especially if it reduces it from carrying two different phones to one.

    • Guest
      April 9, 2013

      Yes, you are absolutely right.

    • Pablo
      April 10, 2013

      Ok seems reasonable 😛 Not for me, but now I can see the use 😀

  28. Guest
    April 9, 2013

    how to get these phones in Pakistan

  29. April 11, 2013

    Thanks for the review..
    Looking great and I am amazed that this device is better than samsung galaxy s4..

  30. Guest
    April 11, 2013

    Thanks for the review..
    Looking great and I am amazed that this device is better than samsung galaxy s4..

  31. Will
    April 14, 2013

    Are there many phones that support USA TMO 3g frequency?

    • Will
      April 14, 2013

      i think the new one is 1900mhz for wcdma on tmo

  32. Guest
    April 15, 2013

    Are there many phones that support USA TMO 3g frequency?

    • Guest
      April 15, 2013

      i think the new one is 1900mhz for wcdma on tmo