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[Discussion] Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S

2016-09-22 09:21:25
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Edited by Mohammed Fazal at 2016-09-23 12:18 PM

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S – which one to Choose?
Whether you love or hate Xiaomi, the fact is that thisChinese manufacturer is the only one from the Eastern Lands who has been ableto make a large impact on the world in such a short time. Seriously, thiscompany is responsible for giving Samsung and Apple a tough time. Maybe, that’swhy Xiaomi is always the sole reason for our anticipation. But why isXiaomi that much famous? The credit here goes to their premium productswith the best hardware and a budget friendly price tag that you cannot believe.Premium products including smartphones like Mi 4, Mi 5, Mi Note, Redmi Note 3,Smart Home Devices like Mi Cube, Yeelight and so on. Xiaomi not only allows usto feel their presence in Smartphones but also in every consumer product, andthe range is increasing month after month. Sorry for that much longintroduction, but to explain Xiaomi words are not enough.

Oh, we left one product to inform you about. That productwhich defined Xiaomi from day one. Meet Xiaomi Mi Band – the only one which wasable to sell 10 Million units in 2015, beating Samsung Gear, GoogleFitbit, and Apple Watch. So much time has passed and in this time period,Xiaomi launched Mi band successors Mi Band 1S and the latest Mi Band 2. Bothare worthy to be the next face of Xiaomi (after Mi Band), but there could onlybe one best. Which one? Let’s find out in this Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S comparison and review.

Left: Mi Band 1S Right: Mi Band 2

Design andAppearance Comparison
Starting with the main body (sensor) of both of theterminals, we see a drastic difference between 1S and Mi Band 2. The skeletonof 1S is based on its descendant Mi Band. It is made up of the military gradealuminium front while the whole body is of polycarbonate with a matte finish. The device has a clean oval shaped design that can fitinto rubber bands. The dimensions are36 x 14 x 9mm and weigh only 5.5 g. It isonly 13.5g heavier than the previousmodel anda little bit thick. This is due to the addition of heart rate sensor.

Left: Mi Band 1S Right: Mi Band 2
Whereas, the new Xiaomi Mi Band 2 seems to beslightly larger than 1S both inlength(40.3mm), width (15.7mm) and thickness (10.5mm). Obviously, the reason of introducingOLED display is pretty much valid. Even it is muchheavier (1.5 g more) witha total weight of7 g due to the extension ofglass and plastic rather than aluminium and polycarbonate. 1S has a matteshine while Mi 2 has a light reflect from the glass. The silver generation haschanged to the black one from 1S to 2 respectively.

Left: Mi Band 1S Right: Mi Band 2
Yet both the terminals have gold plated charging terminalsat the same place, but in Mi Band 2 they are a little bit small and vivid.Sadly, you won’t be able to use bands and charging cables for each otherbecause of the physical similarities.

Left: Mi Band 1S Right: Mi Band 2
Mentioning about the bands, the one for 1S is probablythinner than that of Mi Band 2. Even the holes in the band are larger than thatof Mi 2. But the band of Mi Band 2 looks more premium with small holes (noloose fitting) and a shiny grayish-black button (rather than the traditionwhite one). 1S is made up of Thermoplastic Elwhile Band 2 is made of silicon.

Left: Mi Band 1S Right: Mi Band 2
When both of these bands are fitted inside the band, 1Sappears to be somewhat bulging out of the band, while Mi 2 looks perfectlyfitted inside. However, both of them are IP 67 certified, which means that they arewaterproof, dustproof and shockproof.

Heart RateSensor Comparison
Luckily, in Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S competitioneach of the bracelet has a PE pulse rate sensor (heart beat) . But, we musttell you that they are not the same. If we look at the back of both devices wewill see the actual difference. Xiaomi Mi Band 2 has more area exposed betweenthe sensor and the skin as compared to 1S. Moreover, the company also promisesthat thealgorithms are upgraded in case ofMi Band 2. During the pulse rate test, youcan feel the difference between both terminals.

Left: Mi Band 1S Right: Mi Band 2
Mi Band 2 sensor is more precise and faster as compared to1S. So obviously, here in Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S comparison Mi Band 2wins the race.

Heading to the latest feature added in the Xiaomi Mi Bandflagship, it’s the display. In Mi Band 2, we see a glorious 0.42-inchOLED screen, a technology which is famous forits energy efficient display along with scratch-resistant glass andanti-fingerprint coating. On the OLED screen, parameters like heart rate, time,date and steps can be seen. It is really sad to hear that the screen doesn’tsupport touch.

Seriously, this is much better than 1S which has no displayrather than the three colorful notification LEDs. So you are dependent ona smartphone when it comes to 1S butfor Mi Band 2 you don’t have todepend on those lights and your phone to see the readings. So here in terms of display, Xiaomi MiBand 2 takes the lead in Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S competition.

It is interesting to know that even with the addition ofdisplay the Mi Band 2 is able to spend 20 days on a single charge with consistentuse. This is the saying of the manufacturers but we believe that it has theability to last months. For this, we did the battery test and for 14 days thesmart band was running and the battery was still above 93% with an average use.To be sure, we want you guys to test the battery if you have Xiaomi Mi Band 2.On the other side, Mi Band 1S was left behind with a large gap in term of thelong battery when it powered off after 10 days.

Left: Mi Band 1S Right: Mi Band 2
Mi Band 2 has a battery of70mAh while 1S has a battery of 45mAh, which is the primary reason forthat much gap. But even if we add some extra amperes, still the gap will neverbe filled. The reason for this is something except the capacity. But what?However, the fact is that still Mi Band 2 smartly outperforms 1S when it comesto endurance in Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S comparison.

On AppComparison
In this section, we didn’t see any disagreement between theproducts. Both have the same Xiaomi app to connect with via Bluetooth 4.0.Indeed, Mi Band 2 has some extra features but that is not app based. For bothbands, we see the main page of the app mentioning some features like sleeptracker, heart rate, and others to be selected. The App is available forAndroid and iOS.

Here are some screenshots of the App:

So for Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S competition, interms of App Comparison, there’s no difference, so it’s a tie.

Other FeaturesComparison
Apart from the pulse rate sensor both terminals featuresPedometer, Sleep Tracker, Message Reminder, Call Reminder and Unlocking ofXiaomi Phones. But the latest Mi Band 2 has an additional feature. Thischaracteristic is associated with the screen which is lift wrist bright screen support. 1S doesn’t have it becauseit has no screen. Isn’t it funny? Other features which are same in both are waybetter in Band 2 due to new algorithms. So with improved features and an extraone, Band 2 is better in Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S.

SpecificationSheet of Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S

  Mi Band 1S
  Mi Band 2
4010.5mm.3mm  x 15.7mm x
40.3mm  x 15.7mm x 10.5mm
  5 Grams (Total 14 grams)
  7 Grams (Total 16 grams)
  Heart rate sensor, military  gravity sensor
  Heart rate sensor, military  gravity sensor
  Call reminder,Measurement of  heart  rate,Pedometer,Sleep management,SMS Reminding
  Call reminder,Measurement of  heart  rate,Pedometer,Sleep management,SMS Reminding, Wrist Lift  Screen On
  Magnesium-aluminum alloy
  Glass and Plastic alloy
    Screen type: OLED

  Touch  button   
    Battery Type: Lithium polymer  battery

    Battery Capacty: 70mAh

  Battery  Capacity: 45mAh   Standby time: 20  days
  Standby  time: About 10 days    Charging time: About  3hours   
  Yes, IP 67
  Yes, IP 67

SummarizingPros in Xiaomi Mi Band 2 VS Mi Band 1S

Mi Band 1S overMi Band 2
1.  Price
2.  Sturdydesign
3.  FewerDimensions and weight

Mi Band 2 overMi Band 1S
1.  Display
2.  ElegantAppearance
3.  UpgradedAlgorithms
4.  Battery



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2016-09-22 09:21:25
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Thanks for this amazing review thread, will share it with others :)
2016-09-23 00:22:17
I'm Sofia, Mi Comm Team Member.
Sofia replied at 2016-09-23 09:52 AM
Thanks for this amazing review thread, will share it with others :)

Sure Thank you..
2016-09-23 00:49:51

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1631208893 | from mobile


v.nice comparison
2016-09-23 01:46:07

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Aakash sisodia | from mobile


mi band 2 i will choose because i like the features like u can say battery heartbeat monitoring
2016-09-23 02:21:17
Hy thanks for sharing. Please add the source link also i.e Mi Band 1s Vs Mi Band 2 :)
2016-09-23 02:31:11
PawanRockz replied at 2016-09-23 12:01 PM
Hy thanks for sharing. Please add the source link also i.e Mi Band 1s Vs Mi Band 2 :)

Done Bro..
2016-09-23 02:48:59

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Bluishshadow | from mobile


Its natural that any one would choose Mi Band 2 over Mi band 1s if price is not the issue. Oled Disply and Heart Rate monitor are game changer.
2016-09-23 03:11:00

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RazaRaza | from mobile


Mi Band 2
2016-09-23 03:34:53

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Furqaan | from mobile


Great review! Thanks for sharing!! :)
2016-09-23 05:13:14

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1583198719 | from app


Awesome review and thanks for sharing
2016-09-23 07:35:11
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