It is about to be achieved two years since the original Mix has passed the concept to the final product, Xiaomi is ready to bring it My Narrative 3.
With the combined input range and the Mi Mix 8 Pro as the most classic reference, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 we have already experienced in Xataka supports different terminal status with touch of difference. In this case you need to talk about 10 GB of RAM a camera sliding to avoid getting square in its design without frames.
Data sheet Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
At this point of year and waiting for the MWC 2019 to leave us the first terminals with relevant internal news, the Xiaomi My Mix 3 with each other in his solid technical base sheet that we have seen several times this year.
Xiaomi My Mix 3
AMOLED 6.39 "2.340 x 1080, 19.5: 9
Dimensions and weights
15.79 x 7.47 x 0.85 cm / 218 grams
6 GB, 8 GB or 10 GB
128 GB or 256 GB
Deuol 24 MP + 2 AS
Twelve 12 MPs (f1.8) + 12 MP (f2.4)
Android 9 with MIUI 10
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, dual band, BT 5.0, NFC, USB-C
Sliding body to use camera
In the case of Mi Mix 3, Xiaomi turns into RAM, where we have a 6 GB series, which can be increased to 8 and even 10 GB in version with ceramic finish. By 2019 it will be expected that another Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 screw turning will be compatible with 5G networks reaching the market.
Y New Xiaomi My Mix 3 He has no official price in Europe, and can only be obtained by importing 569 dollars. In our case, we have experienced the version with 8 GB of RAM and a Chinese ROM (only available in Chinese and English, with many local services and without Google services or Google Play store installed ).
Design without frames, without windows and without front cameras in sight
The one that is Xiaomi My Mix 3 there are not just frames, a fingerprint reader, not a watchman, as we see it, it is fairly wedded among the winners of the screen advantage, with more than 93% by the manufacturer.
The next sign of smartphone identity will be how they go to the design without frames but with secondary cameras. The Mi Mix 3 bets offer a real "full-screen" scheme
At the design level, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is very attractive terminal visually. The model we have to analyze is a very colorful, green finish for that tone. I want to build in glass but that combination has the disadvantage it is genuine mirror which also attracts the traces to the fullest.
That visual appeal conflicts with the ergonomics of the Mi Mix 3. In hand, there is a large but can be controlled, and although it is balanced, pressure of almost 220 grams is obvious with the passage of time. But what's my biggest concern at the moment is using Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 as the main phone is that rotation and backup and glass finish are doing Very slippery phone at hand. Xiaomi does not learn and something is too repetitive in her terminals.
For me, it is almost essential to carry a case, and indeed, in the box, as well as the adapter for headphones and a wireless charger, it comes with an inflexible plastic case with a good touch It improves & supports and slides the screen no problem
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has the physical controls of volume and on / off the right, at a height perhaps somewhat high to reach in the natural way one would take a terminal of these dimensions . On the other side, at the same height as the power button, we will see physical button for Xiaomi virtual assistant, which, in the version that we have had to prove with a local ROM, is just available in Chinese only.
In the future, and as Xiaomi told us, he is expected to reach more languages and even be A button that can be used with the Google assistant, something that will give you much more than you have today.
The other elements of the frames are the nanoSIM (double) and slot card slot USB-C charging port with two speakers alongside each other, although as one happens more than what is desired, just one of them is really.
The self-hidden camera
For many potential buyers, the most characteristic of Mi Mix 3 at the design level is the system for opening and operating the block of secondary cameras. There's no note that's worth itnot big or small.
In this design, Xiaomi has chosen to integrate a system the cameras appear when you slip the back of the Mi Mix 3 Different up a cautious with privacy. The latter is the only thing that will save the system once it is tested on a daily basis.
The My Mix 3 slide camera system, as it is implemented, is not convinced at a functional level but it has earned me for privacy
The system is really curious, yes, but I fear, as it has been implemented, is more important just because of the curiosity than because of the effective result.
Initially, the glazed back slippery means that the gesture slips with one hand to "wake up" the front camera system do not work more than if we were making a big force against the panel. Enough power in fact. And in any case, it takes longer to try to open the cameras by hand or to give up and go with the other hand, something that has not become something natural in This time I've spent it with Mi Mix 3 of Xiaomi.
But even getting used to it, the attempts to open the system with the screen are sometimes being implemented and we can end up weighing an application and, in the end, we have to return to the operation twice again.
The slider system also hides a front speaker, which, when it opens, shows all the dirt that it can accumulate when carrying the terminal in a pocket of the pants.
That speaker will be the one who works when we slide the screen to receive after receiving a call. Yes, as in the old days of phones, for now, in the version that we have been able to try at Engadget, this function has not yet been implemented. If we choose to receive the call to the most current mode, there is no problem with the audio because we have a fully active speaker on the edge. The clear and high sound during calls is one of the features of this Xiaomi that I would like most.
The sliding system for cameras is still half defined. In fact, when we finished the review, the latest news allowed us to be able to configure other uses beyond self-auctioneers
With regard to the operation, when entering a camera video directly from the locked terminal, it is not possible to locate the image gallery. Logical However, the system does not allow that, once the camera is opened, we use the fingerprint reader that we can and can access & # 39 ; r oriel. Only this step is just if we slip the screen and enter the PIN code, the pattern that we have selected or directly is.
And if we turn to face recognition system? Neither is the other one. In this case also, when we implement it, the opening of the front slider camera does not take us directly to the self-mode mode but it's going to the system in a normal way. Here's the default configuration for when we have a face recognition to operate, which, beyond the Xiaomi warnings itself, gives us a lot of certainty, even though it's quite fast.
Our face registration is only done through a photograph, no normal scanner movement. At least Xiaomi warns us that there is a justification for doubts about the uncertainty of this knowledge, and in fact, although nobody in my environment can hand over to me, it would be quite simple that a Face ID system with a recent picture Xiaomi would give us access to the system. Be careful with this.
My Mix 3 contains a very fast surface identification system, but it is not complicated to cheat or work (logically) if we do not have the "open" screen system.
Currently, using the camera system sliding, I do not feel that the effort is worth it, no matter how much one hates the tabs on the screen. At least as it was implemented. Indeed, during the review (we have already completed it) we have updated the system to add an option in the menus in the terminal that allows you to configure opening gesture and, as well as allowing a selfie module, let's launch an application directly or access to a control panel with some shortcuts as a control center.
Finally, the operation of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 draws attention the vibration, the most powerful I've ever had in my hands. So, so, in my case, I can keep the vibration of keys and even an active element even in a quiet way, I had to be unemployed because it was obvious to me, but also to # 39; the environment, a He even appreciated an acre. Unnecessarily to say, this powerful vibration is in a terminal that tends to escape slipping from where you are.
A loyal screen to AMOLED and FullHD +
Except the difference in the sliding mode of your camera, The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hosts the manufacturer's high range structure for this 2018. Screen is another of those circular elements but at the same time safe.
The only disadvantage of an AMOLED screen of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is always displayed anecdotal and the decision does not rise above FullHD + in a terminal that wants to be most obvious and ambitious of Xiaomi
Mi Mix 3 panel is one of the kind SYLWCH a 6.4 inch shelter and a decision that does not go either in this model beyond the FullHD + that Xiaomi can not disclose. After being ready for the Mi 8 Pro in the market, this was a good opportunity to distinguish and drip something more at the level of the decision.
The AMOLED panel is a small step below the best Samsung market in quality and global configuration options. We lose more contrast, although the high brightness of 600 nits does the visibility of this screen in the open air is very good, best this year.
Screen options include the reading mode, which makes color colors more warmer, as well as double touch on the screen, which can be customized in brightness and color color , a Mode of Environmental Demonstration we can program but have no more options or controls on what we want it to appear.
For a terminal with the AMOLED panel and this category, we expected much more in this regard, at least to be able to configure the Ambient Display density of light. These are details, such as the low level of illumination and screening in the automatic mode, where one is more and more stable to evaluate very equal terminals in other aspects.
The best thing about the Mi Mix 3 screen is, without cameras and the use of gestures for the interface, the entire front panel is useful for the user
From the screen modes there are three possible options: automatic contrast, better contrast and standard mode. The most accurate way is an automatic contrast, but we should also adjust some temperature, which becomes cold.
From the multimedia experience with Mi Mix 3 we have the part that has to dedicate to audio. Here there is no penset port, you must remove the USB-C adapter included in the careful box of this terminal.
In general, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 offers quality audio but we can not put it among the highlights in this aspect. We carry out the personalization by the type of hand set we set, but it focuses on its own models, and surely there is no one in the box. We can customize the listening experience with the equity, which we can use only with associated headphones.
Speakers, which, as we have indicated, are stereo but with a grid that have to discriminate at the bottom of the terminal, volume of motion and true loyalty.
Up to 10GB of RAM to accompany the Snapdragon 845
In a terminal that takes many figures, starting with a price, the fact sheet could not be overlooked. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is sticking to the Snapdragon 845 and a lot of RAMs to attract us.
The model we have tried to enjoy 8 GB or RAM, but there is a 10GB version that is very tempting by numbers. The reasons for such figures may have to be sought when optimizing the system, because with rare or multidisciplinary tasks, the Mi Mix 3 kept 6 GB of RAM to occupy.
This version comes from 8 GB of RAM, like 10 GB, with each other internal memory of 256 GB (without the possibility of expanding with microSD) which gives us a lot of room for improvement. In the first place, we should not have capacity problems for many applications or content that we store in our Mi Mix 3.
In the performance of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, no surprise. The terminal is higher than the synthetic tests and it's all day-to-day. Multitasking, streaming, editing apps, games … everything is fluid in the Mi Mix 3.
Xiaomi is an experienced assembled, there is no problem with operating temperatures or components or problem areas that excessive heat is not tired. Everything within normal.
Android 9 with MIUI 10 in the controls
With some updates during the week of the use of this terminal for the review, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has shown me that its arrival in the European market may be quite busy. For our review we have considered it terminal with local ROM, which means that an interface is in English but with a lot of uploading the interface and the applications that are related to the local market.
As it has happened far back with Xiaomi terminals, she has touched her look for the tricks to be able to customize keyboard as well as Google services and the Android store running.
Once achieved, we have found a system that has already updated to Android 9 and with the MIUI 10 layer in the controls. The experience was good at stability level, and although this is not my favorite tier, the appearance is increasingly closer to Android in elements such as notices that I would like. Despite all this, there are many things that MIUI users have already used well.
MIUI 10 keeps a lot of flowering level, brings the XI 's name from the Xiaomi itself and some welcome helps it as the gestures, which allows us to manage the interface with enough success leaving the Classic buttons and to win more useful screen space.
We were afraid: 3200 mAh is not enough for the battery
There may be heavy pressure on its high limit terminals, Xiaomi chooses almost all of them for being able to submit a battery that is on paper short for translucent screen and final pretensions.
It's happening in a special way at this Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 terminal, despite its screen of almost 6.5 inches, no more than 3200 mAh battery capacity. These figures translate into very fair independence to reach the end of the day with solvency and without having to turn to the charger.
The weak point Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is an extremely important element: the battery. No more than 4 hours of screen guarantees us to reach the end of the day if we are intense terminal users
During the days we have done the best, we could not avoid having to lift your battery before arriving at night, with an average of No screen much more than 4 hours in any case.
The only good news about Xiaomi Mi 3 battery on the outside. Specifically in the wireless charger that comes to a standard, compact and 10W to accelerate the normal low loading speed of this type of technology.
Camera & Xiaomi My Mix 3
With the built-in interface of the other high end Xiaomi in 2018, the camera part also supports a well-known combination and is used by a Chinese manufacturer in 2018: double back camera ( a 12 megapixel ledge f / 1.8 angle with an optical image stabilization and a 12 MP Tele with a f / 2.4 opening) but with the news also includes a double sensor in the front (24 MPs with the help of a second sensor of 2 MPs)
In order to control that system of four cameras, Xiaomi offers us if there is a classic interface, one of those that better balances options and simplicity of use. Modes are changed by slipping, including one hand, and among the most useful options, they do not lose HDR, AI, flash or filters, and only two touch , other options such as the timer and the general configuration. Well done here from Xiaomi.
The pictures that we can get with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 are not surprising. If there are no complex light scenarios, the results are convinced if we do not need very detailed details. They also sink some excess saturation in some cases, and then the AI does not bring anything.
We are familiar with the AI systems being applied to the camera stopping the scene and the ground simply removing the image quickly. In the case of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 we are proud that there are not so many times as an inconvenience because the scene would be completely spoiled.
Another way that needs more work to be consistent is the HDR. You should not always trust the option that the camera makes faulty, so you must equip yourself with patience and work several times with a trial and an error until you & # 39; get the desired result.
In the opposite, A night that we really like is the night. With this, we will get more information pictures in dark areas that reduce noise, but we lose some clarity and, depending on the case, the image becomes more artificial if we get too close.
It works pretty well inside and outside, but the shoot takes about two seconds to be effective, so you have to consider.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a portrait mode As it happened in the Xiaomi cameras this year, it meets no further. It makes it better in very bright and poor environments when light is scarce. In both cases, the operation is not enough to convince us, by far from adapting the mode to portray our frame, we have to play with a distance to get good results, something that is; It's rather complicated with objects. Much better to draw the close focus and natural depth of the field thanks to the opening of the main lens.
If we choose the classic portrait mode, in our tests, the clipping is generally done, with some small, but the appearance seems to us a bit denatured according to the scenario.
This is My MIx 3 premieres in a way that portrays functionality studio light. It's similar to what Apple offers, but in this case, the effects do not change the light but more like curious effects, and with patience , we will leave portraits as a result.
In the case of the secondary camera, Mi MIx 3 has two sensors. The main one, from 24 MPs, allows for a high level of identity, including portrayal with the same defects as in the main camera. Software work that is once again.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has been very surprised with the video recording. In the 4K and 1080p methods in 60 fps in both cases, the level of detail is high, the color is very successful and stabilizes helps us to move quite easily.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, barn and Xataka note
With price not as tight as other Xiaomi terminals even in the high range, the Mi Mix 3 returns to repeat a strategy in the Chinese brand's catalog. The ban on this occasion comes with numbers (10 GB of RAM in the best version) and especially in Aberystwyth Sliding system that holds underground cameras hidden under screen.
Despite the suspicions that this system produces and its actual utility, as well as its limited autonomy at present, the main problem of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is inside & # 39; own house, where Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro, even the PocoPhone F1 down the bottom of your catalog, are currently better options unless you want a ban and pays logically about it.
- Screen quality that's really "all screen"
- Excellent performance
- Reverse fingerprint reader very fast
- The camera is still lower than the high range of reference numbers
- Inadequate independence, how big it brings a 10W wireless charger
- The sliding screen system is not convincing us. It's still a phone that goes out of hand without a cause