The Xiaomi Mix Mix 3 is a beautiful, reliable, elegant, powerful and cheap cell phone for what it is.
For its price, less than US $ 500, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 offers many of the things that have cell phones that cost up to double as a Galaxy Note 9 or more recentand , with are a reliable performance, an elegant design, an attractive experience, reliable cameras and even wireless charging.
However, the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi 9 puts the Mi Mix 3 in an unfavorable position, since that cell phone has a more updated processor and a third lens in the back that offers more versatility, in addition to the occasional improvement in other cameras
The design of the Mi Mix 3, however, is more outstanding and impressive, offering a slightly longer battery life and a stronger ceramic body for the same price in the version with 128GB of storage.
The bad thing is that Xiaomi does not sell cell phones officially in the United States, nor in as many countries as other companies (such as South Korean Samsung and LG) that offer more complete, but more expensive phones.
A strong opponent of the Mi Mix 3 is thewhich has its own advantages and disadvantages, but it is expected that the Present themselves in a short time.
Mi Mix 3 Price
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is available in China with an initial price of 3,299 yen, about US $ 480.
The Mi Mix is ??sold in Spain with an initial price of 499 euros and is not officially sold in the United States.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3: Features and specifications
- Display: AMOLED 6.39 inches
- Resolution: 2,340 x 1,080 pixels
- Processor: Snapdragon 845
- RAM: 6GB, 8GB or 10GB
- Storage: 128GB or 256GB
- Front camera: Dual 24 MP + 2 MP
- Rear camera: Dual 12 MP (f1.8) + 12 MP (f2.4)
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- Operating System: Android Pie with MIUI 10
Design: Seeking to be a cell phone without bezels and with front cameras
The Mi Mix 3 is a cell phone that offers almost only a screen and has a slightly different proposal than other phones such asand the .
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 integrates the cameras behind the screen and they are enabled when you slide the screen down, through an efficient, attractive mechanism that is a pleasure to use.
Even this Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 mechanism can become a vice, because it feels and listens very well to hear its "click" when you open and close it.
This, however, also causes the screen to feel a bit unstable at times, especially at the top. That is, sometimes you can touch the screen and feel the space between it and the back where the cameras are, while you can move the screen a little from side to side at the top or bottom without much effort .
The mechanism integrates two front cameras, one of 24 megapixels and another of 2 megaixels (mainly to detect the depth).
The 6.39-inch AMOLED screen reproduces good colors, good brightness and enough detail to make it very pleasant. Even though the resolution is 2,340×1,080 pixels (Full HD +), I don't think there are many complaints about it.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 does not completely eliminate the bezels, but they are the smallest we have seen on a cell phone. Even the lower bezel is still the largest, although it is very small.
Another interesting aspect is that the rear part is not glass, like most flagship phones in the market, but it is ceramic that will offer greater resistance. That said, the ceramic body looks beautiful, but it also attracts fingerprints a lot.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 also has a fingerprint reader on the back that is well located and works fast. In addition, it has a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left side edge, just below the drawer where the SIM card is placed.
Also, in the back there is a module with double camera.
On the right side edge, there is the power button and the volume control bar, while at the bottom are the speaker grilles and the USB-C port. It is worth mentioning that this device does not have a traditional headphone jack, but includes an adapter in its box.
Even in the box, the Mi Mix 3 brings a cover and even a wireless charger.
Software: MIUI 10 (Android Pie)
The personalized interface of Xiaomi, called MIUI is undoubtedly a combination of different features of iOS and Android, despite the fact that Android Pie is based.
The Home screen does not have an app drawer, but all app icons appear there. In addition, the settings certainly look very similar to what iOS has been.
However, you find a notification panel, as well as one of quick configurations and you have countless ways to modify the interface or different functions.
For example, you can place a launcher like Nova Launcher to bring a little pure Android experience to the Home screen and this is just my preference.
In general, the interface is colorful and very beautiful. The additional animations that Xiaomi has placed to the different icons or mens, as well as the curves that it integrates around the notifications, the topography and other details present through the interface are very pleasant and everything works very fluid.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has very good specifications and although its processor is the same as last year, its performance is as good as you would expect in a high-end cell phone.
This means that browsing screens, mens or opening apps does it very fluently, an experience that also translates to video games. Even in our performance tests the cell phone is positioned very well compared to other phones in the market.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 cell phone has an average 3,200mAh battery and with that battery the cell phone manages to last without many problems the whole working day with a single charge. However, it is not enough to excel in the market.
During our tests, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 cell phone lasted 16 hours and 30 minutes, which falls a little short in front of the 17 hours that the Galaxy S9 Plus achieved, very close to the 16 hours and 34 minutes that theand superior to the Galaxy S10 that lasted 15 hours and 43 minutes.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has good quality cameras in which you can rely on practically all kinds of situations. Outdoors, the Mi Mix 3 phone takes photos with great detail and vibrant colors, while in low light situations it has a night mode that also captures good details even though they are not ideal situations.