As planned, Xiaomi has presented the powerful Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 at an event in China. Is it the real allscreen? Is your sliding front as good as we hoped? You’ll be glad to know that even it’s purchasable Already, at the end of the article we leave you the link.
Below you have all the answers to what you have been asking yourself for months about the characteristics of the Xiaomi Mix 3. We also know its sale price and finally it will not be as high as many expected. Let’s go to the mess, but we already told you that there is no no trace of the fingerprint reader on the screen nor of 5G, an edition that has been confirmed although not presented. The video presentation is interesting to see.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: a revolutionary high-end, but not so much
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 arrives on the market as a different high-end, a true all-screen that manages to put on the front a 93.4% screen with a panel AMOLED with Full HD+ resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Among the novelties of this panel we find a very high brightness and some novelties such as the Always On Display system.
To this we must also add his sliding front, similar to what we have already seen on phones like the VIVO Nex S but that allows you to customize the opening sound (or remove it). The good thing is that this slider not only houses the camera, it can also do more things that can be configured via software (take selfies, take calls, view shortcuts, etc.).
Another thing that stands out is that it is the first Xiaomi to include a dedicated button for your XiaoAI personal assistantwho still does not speak Spanish.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a different design, which we like
We find here a double camera of 24 MP + 2 MP that is used to take impressive selfies, even at night. In the rear the photographic section It also hits an important jump, but we’ll talk about that after seeing all the features of the device. This second camera will even serve to record videos with a blur effect just like the Mate 20 Pro can do.
Its dimensions are 157.89 x 74.69 x 8.46 mm with a 218g weight, which seems a bit excessive for the type of terminal it is, although we assume that the sliding opening system will have had something to do with this. Other phones like the Mate 20 Pro manage to lower the price of 200 grams without a problem, something that Xiaomi has not been able to do with this system. His body is ceramic with curves in the 4 corners.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: all the specifications
We are before a thoroughbred, although we do not release a new processor nor do we have a version with 5G, at the moment. No trace of the possible Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, a fact of which we already doubted beforehand.
- Screen of 6.39-inch Full HD+ with 103.8% color gamut, 60,000:1 contrast, and 600 nits brightness. Surely we are facing one of the best AMOLED panels on the market.
- Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 845 8 core.
- 6 GB of LPDRR4X with 128 GB of storage in UFS 2.1 format. There will be more versions with 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB and even one that we already expected with 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
- Rear camera 12 MP + 12 MP with 26 mm and Sony IMX363 f/2.8 sensor and large pixels along with a 4-axis optical stabilizer, optical zoom and support for 4K video recording and even a 960 fps slow motion mode. As for the second lens, we have 12 MP with a Samsung S5K3M3 sensor, f/2.4 aperture and 2x zoom. We have scene recognition and many more technologies.
- Frontal camera 24 MP with Super-Pixel and technology to take good photos in low light with a Sony IMX576 sensor, secondary camera of 2 MP DOF and custom OV02A10 sensor to improve the bokeh effect and even a custom selfie flash.
- battery of 3200mAh with Quick Charge 4.0+ and Qi wireless charging with 10 watts of power. Xiaomi says that it will include the wireless charging base in the package.
As you can see, the device has everything, but we still need to add connectivity, which is very complete and quite interesting:
In this section we have Dual-SIM 4G with VoLTE, dual-band WiFi AC, Bluetooth 5GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC and USB C. The phone hits the market with MIUI 10 and the latest version of Android, Android 9.0 Pie.
It is clear that seeing its specifications we will not have a problem move android at full speed and no high-graphics game or heavy Android app can handle it, there’s no doubt about that.
Does the rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 overcome all of the above?
Another important mention goes to the rear camera of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. This time we found a significant improvement over the Xiaomi Mi 8, achieving a score of 103 points on DxOMarkmatching phones like the Galaxy Note 9 or the HTC U12 Plus.
We have new photography modes, including one designed for night photo that improves everything seen before. In fact, Xiaomi compares the operation to that of the Huawei P20 Pro, a device which has similar technology.
We also find the much-loved way of slow motion at 960fps although it is not clear if it is done by software or if the camera actually manages to record at this speed. We will have to see the real tests because you already know that DxOMark is a somewhat dubious benchmark.
Price of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
If you are wondering about the price of the device, we would like to tell you that it will be available in 3 different colors: onyx black (Onyx Black), jade green (Jade Green) and sapphire blue (Sapphire Blue). With this you get really interesting prices:
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB – 416 euros.
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB – 454 euros.
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB – 504 euros.
- Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Special Edition with 10 GB of RAM and 256 GB – 630 euros.
This latest version, the Special Edition “Forbidden City Edition” (named after the lost city, where the terminal was presented) will offer 10 GB of RAM just like the Black Shark 2, the latest mobile gamer linked to the firm China.
There is no trace of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 5G. Of course, Xiaomi has confirmed that it would launch this version of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with 5G in the first quarter of 2019. Remember that these prices are the exchange prices of China, with its arrival on the global market we expect a increase of between 100 and 150 euros per model although, with luck, we can get the cheapest phone through the classic retailers.
Is it worth buying the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3?
Of course it’s worth it. It remains to be seen if the phone reaches prices adjusted to the global market, but it is clear that it is a revolutionary concept and despite not including a fingerprint sensor on the screen (it is on the back), we believe that the facial recognition and the new all-screen front will be something that users fall in love with.
Many influencers believe that the fingerprint reader on the screen is not really comfortable, if the mobile has good facial recognition it is possible that we will not even miss it and when it is well placed in the back it is not a problem either. unlock the device. To us who have chosen to eliminate the notch and launch with a new design, it seems like a more than successful bet, we hope that it will not fail in the long run, we will have to wait a week to see what those who have tried it think. Xiaomi ensures that its magnetic slider withstands 300,000 slides without problem.
You can now buy the Mi Mix 3
In fact, you can already buy it for only 616 euros in Geekbuying, in its version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, a ridiculous price. It is the version with all 4G bands.