At the edge to meet two years after the original mix has passed from concept to final product, Xiaomi is ready to bring in Europe its My Mix 3.
With the consolidated input range and Mi Mix 8 Pro as the most classic reference point, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, which we already tested in Xataka, maintains the status of a different terminal with a touch of difference. In this case you need to talk about 10 GB of RAM and a sliding camera to avoid a notch in its design without frames.
Data on Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
At this point of the year and waiting for the 20199 MVC to leave the first terminals with relevant internal news, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 together in its technical sheet a solid foundation that we have seen many times this year.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
AMOLED 6.39 "2.340 x 1080, 19.5: 9
Dimensions and weight
15.79 x 7.47 x 0.85 cm / 218 grams
6 GB, 8 GB or 10 GB
128 GB or 256 GB
Dual 24 MP + 2 MP
Dual 12 MP (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
Slider body for camera deployment
In the Mi Mix 3 case, Xiaomi is referred to in 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 is expected that another step on the market will arrive in the shape of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 compatible with 5G networks.
On New Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 It still does not have an official price in Europe and can only be obtained with an import of $ 569. In our case, we tested the version with 8 GB of RAM and a Chinese ROM (available only in Chinese and English, with many local services and without the services of Google or the installed Google Play store).
Design without frames, without a notch and without front cameras in sight
The one that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 not only frames, a fingerprint reader, or it does not look like we'll see, it will put it exactly among the winners of the advantage of the screen, with more than 93% according to the manufacturer.
The next sign of the identity of the smartphones will be how they approach the design without frames, but with secondary cameras. This Mi Mix 3 is trying to offer a true design with "all screens"
At the design level, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is very attractive terminal visually. The model we analyze has a green finish, very impressive for that tone. It is built in glass, but that combination has the disadvantage that it is authentic mirror which also attracts quite traces.
This visual appeal clashes with the ergonomics of Mi Mix 3. In the hand, it's a large but manageable terminal, and although it's balanced, the weight of nearly 220 grams is noticeable over time. But what worried me most at this time using the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 as the main phone was that the roundness of the back and the type of glass finish a very slippery phone in hand. Xiaomi is learning and is something too repetitive in its terminals.
It's almost necessary for me to wear a case, and in fact, in the box, beside the headphone adapter and wireless charger, comes a solid plastic box with a good touch that Improves leverage and supports screen scrolling no problem
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has physical controls on volume and on / off on the right side, at a height, perhaps slightly elevated, to reach them in a natural way for which a terminal of these dimensions would be taken. Only on the opposite side, we find it at the same height as the power button physical key for Xiaomi virtual assistant, which, in the version we tested with the local ROM, is available in Chinese.
In the future, as Xiaomi told us, it is expected to arrive in more languages or even be a button that can be used with a Google Assistant, something that will give you much more benefit than you have today.
The other elements of the frame are the slot for the nanoSIM card (dual) and USB-C Charging surrounded by two speakers, although as it happens more than desired, only one of them is real.
The hidden camera for suicide
For many potential buyers, the most characteristic of Mi Mix 3 at the design level is the system for opening and activating the block secondary cameras. There is no embedded value that's worth itneither big nor small.
In this design Xiaomi chose to integrate a system with which the cameras appear when you slide the back of the Mi Mix 3 up Different and careful with privacy. The second is the only thing that saves the system once tested on a day-to-day basis.
The Mi Mix 3 slider camera system, as it is implemented, does not convince me on a functional level, but it won me privacy
The system is really curious, yes, but I am afraid that, as it is implemented, it is more important precisely because of curiosity than because of the effective result.
For starters, that the back glass is scrolling makes the gesture of scrolling with one hand to "wake up" the front camera system they do not work more than if we do a great deal against the panel. Enough force in fact. And in any case, it takes a long time to try to open the cameras by hand, rather than give up and help us with the other hand, something that did not become something natural at this time I spent with Mi Mix 3 on Xiaomi.
But even if you get used to it, attempting to open the activated screen system sometimes causes us to end up pressing an application and in the end, we need to go back to a two-way operation.
The sliding system also hides the front speaker, which, when opened, reveals all the dirt that can accumulate when carrying the terminal in the pocket of the trousers.
That speaker will be the one who works when, after receiving a call, we slide the screen to accept it. Yes, as in the old days of telephony, for now, in the version that we were able to try at Engadget, this functionality has not yet been implemented. If we decide to accept the call to the most advanced mode, there is no sound problem, because we have a fully functional speaker on the edge. Clear and loud sound during calls is one of the features of this Xiaomi that I liked most.
The camera slide system still seems to be half-defined. In fact, when we finished our review, we came up with an update, which finally allowed us to configure other purposes outside the self-interest
In connection with the operation, when entering the camera mode directly from the locked terminal, it is not possible to access the picture gallery. Logically However, the system does not allow to open the camera, we use the fingerprint reader to not identify and be able to access the gallery. This step is only possible if it slides to the screen and enter the PIN code, the model we selected or directly from our fingerprint.
And if we join face identification system? Neither. In this case, also when activated, the opening of the front sliding camera does not lead directly to the selfie mode, but it enters the system in a normal way. It's the default configuration for when we have activated face recognition, which, in addition to Xiaomi's warnings, does not give us much security, although it's quite fast.
Registration of our face is done only with the help of photography, without scanner movement of the head as usual. Xiaomi at least warns us that our suspicions about the uncertainty of this identification is justified, and in fact, although no one in my surroundings can pass for me, it was quite simple that with the recent picture, the person identification system Xiaomi will give us access to the system . Be careful with this.
Mi Mix 3 includes a very fast face recognition system, but it's not complicated to deceive or operate (logically) if we do not have an "open" screen system
At that time, using the camera sliding system, I do not have the feeling that the effort is worth it, no matter how much it hates the tabs on the screen. At least as it is implemented. In fact, during the preview (in fact, we are already finalizing it), we got the system update to add an option in the terminal menus that allows you to configure the opening gesture and, other than turn on selfie mode, let's start the application directly or access the control panel with some shortcuts as a control center.
Finally, the operation of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 draws attention vibrations, the most powerful one I ever had in my hands. So much so that in my case, I usually keep the key vibrations and some active element even in a silent mode, I had to deactivate it, because it was obvious to me, but also to the environment, which he even appreciated it even acoustically. Needless to say, the danger of this powerful vibration in a terminal that tends to escape by sliding from where you put it.
Display true to AMOLED and FullHD +
Apart from the difference in the slider mode of your camera, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 maintains the high-end structure of the manufacturer for this 2018 year. The screen is another one that repeats itself, but at the same time safe.
The only bad thing on the AMOLED screen of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is in almost anecdotal mode Always Display and that resolution does not rise above FullHD + in a terminal that wants to be the most prominent and ambitious of Xiaomi
The Mi Mix 3 panel is one of its kind AMOLED with a 6.4 inches diagonal and a resolution that does not go even in this model beyond FullHD + that Xiaomi can not give up. With the Mi 8 Pro already on the market, this was a good opportunity to differentiate and dare with something more at the level of resolution.
The AMOLED panel is a small step below the best Samsung market in global quality and configuration options. We are losing contrast, although it produces high light from 600 rotts the visibility of this outdoor screen is very good, of the best this year.
Among the screen options we find the read mode, which makes the colors on the screen warmer, as well as the double touch on the screen, the adjustable night mode in brightness and color temperature, and Ambient mode mode which we can program, but without more options or controls about what or in which way we want to appear.
For a terminal with the AMOLED panel and this category, we expected much more in this regard, at least so that we can configure the brightness of the Ambient Display. These are details, such as the low level of screen brightness in automatic mode, in which one is more and more fixed to evaluate many equal terminals in other aspects.
The best thing about the Mi Mix 3 screen is that, without cameras and using gestures for the interface, the entire front panel is user-friendly
From the on-screen modes, there are three possible options: automatic contrast, increased contrast and standard mode. The best way is automatic contrast, but we also need to adjust some temperature, which as a rule comes a bit cold.
From the multimedia experience with Mi Mix 3 we have a piece dedicated to sound. Here no headphone port, you must pull the USB-C adapter plugged into a careful field on this terminal.
In general, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 offers quality sound, but we can not place it among the most important in this aspect. It maintains personalization by the type of mobile phone we are setting, but it also focuses on its own models, of which no one is coming into the field. We can adjust the listening experience with the equalizer, which we can only use with the connected headphones.
The speakers, which, as stated, are stereo, but with a twisted net at the bottom of the terminal, offer volume and true fidelity.
Up to 10 GB of RAM for escort on Snapdragon 845
In a terminal that goes a lot of numbers, starting with its price, the information sheet could not have been neglected. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 fastens to Snapdragon 845 and lots of RAM to attract us.
The model we tried has enjoyed 8 GB RAM, but there is a 10 GB version that is very eye-catching. The reason for such numbers may need to be required in optimizing the system, as with difficult tasks or multiple tasks, Mi Mix 3 stores 6 GB of RAM.
This version of 8 GB RAM, as well as 10 GB, connects to 256 GB internal memory (without the possibility of expanding with microSD) which gives us a lot of room for improvement. A priori we should not have problems with the capacity for many applications or content that we keep in our Mi Mix 3.
In the performance of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, it's no surprise. The terminal exceeds the synthetic tests and is ready for everything in everyday life. Multitasking, streaming, editing applications, games … everything is liquid in Mi Mix 3.
As an Xiaomi experienced assembler, there is no problem with regard to the operating temperature of the components or problem areas or interferes with excessive heat. Everything is normal.
Android 9 with MIUI 10 on controls
With several upgrades on Sunday to use this review terminal, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 showed me that his arrival on the European market would be maybe a bit hasty. For our audit we count on terminal with a local ROM, which translates to an interface in English, but with a lot of loading of the interface and applications related to the local market.
As it happened not so long ago with the Xiaomi terminals, it touched it Look for tricks so that it can have an adapted keyboard, as well as Google and Android store services.
Once accomplished we are found a system that has already been upgraded to Android 9 and the MIUI 10 layer of controls. Experience is good at the level of stability, and although it's not my favorite layer, the look is closer to Android in elements like the notifications I love. Although all of this with the features that MIUI users have already used well.
MIUI 10 holds a large number of bloatware levels, takes AI to its own Xiaomi and some welcome help as gestures, which allows us to control the interface with enough success to give up the classic buttons and thus gain even easier screen space.
We were afraid: 3200 mAh is not enough for the battery
Perhaps for their top terminals they do not weigh a lot, Xiaomi decides in almost all of them the capacity of a battery that is presented on paper as short for diagonal screen and terminal pretensions.
It happens in a special way in this Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, a terminal that despite its screen of nearly 6.5 inches, no more than 3200 mAh battery capacity. These numbers turn into very fair autonomy to reach the end of the day with solvency and without resorting to the charger.
The weak point of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is an important element: the battery. Not more than 4 hours on the screen does not guarantee us to reach the end of the day if we are intense terminal users
In the days when we were looking for the most, we could not avoid filling the battery before arriving at night, with an average of Not much more than 4 hours of screen anyway.
The only good news about the Xiaomi Mi 3 is the outside. Specifically in the wireless charger that comes as standard, compact and 10W to speed up the usual low speed of loading this type of technology.
Camera of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
With the interior that is assimilated by the other high-end Xiaomi from this 2018, the camera section also maintains a combination known and used by the Chinese manufacturer in this 2018: a dual rear camera (wide angle f / 1.8 with 12 megapixels with optical image stabilization and 12 MP with a f / 2.4 opening telescope), but also with a novelty also includes a dual sensor in the front (24 MP with support of a second 2 MP sensor)
To control that four-camera system, Xiaomi offers us if it's a classic interface, one that better balances the possibilities and ease of use. The modes change by sliding, including manual one, and among the simplest options, there are no missing HDR, AI, flash or filter modes, and only two dots, other options, such as the timer and the general configuration. Very good here from Xiaomi.
The images we get with Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 are not surprising. If there are no complicated light scenarios, the results will convince us if we do not need very fine details. They also mistake some excessive saturation in some cases, and there AI carries barely anything.
We are accustomed to the existence of AI systems applied to the camera stopping the scene and the ground simply saturating the image roughly. Во случајот на Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, ние сме среќни што едвај многу пати не може да се забележи дека сцената ќе биде целосно уништена.
Друг начин на кој треба повеќе работа да биде конзистентен е HDR. Не треба да му верувате на изборот што секогаш го прави камерата, така што морате да се вооружите со трпеливост и да работите многу пати со обиди и грешки додека не го добиете посакуваниот резултат.
Напротив, мода што ни се допадна многу е ноќта. Со него добиваме повеќе информации за фотографии во темни области со што се намалува бучавата, но ние губиме одредена јасност и, во зависност од случајот, сликата станува вештачка доколку се преблиземе.
Тоа функционира сосема добро и во затворени простории и надвор, но застрелот трае околу две секунди за да биде ефективен, па мора да го земете во предвид.
На Xiaomi Ми Микс 3 има портрет на владата дека, како што се случи во камерите на Xiaomi оваа година, се сретнува без понатамошно разбирање. Тоа го прави подобро во многу светли средини и уште полошо кога светлината е ретка. Во двата случаи, операцијата не нè убедува затоа што далеку од адаптирањето на режимот на портрет на нашата рамка, ние мораме да играме со далечина за да добиеме добри резултати, нешто што е малку комплицирано со објектите. Многу подобро е да се повлече близок фокус и природна длабочина на полето благодарение на отворањето на главната леќа.
Ако се одлучиме за класичниот режим на портрет, во нашите тестови клипингот се прави воопшто добро, со мал пролизгување, но замаглувањето ни се чини малку денатурирано според сценариото.
Ова My MIx 3 преминува во портрет на владата на функционалноста на Студио светло. Тоа е априори слично на она што го нуди Apple, но во овој случај ефектите речиси не ја менуваат светлината, туку се повеќе како необични ефекти и, со трпеливост, ќе ги оставиме резултатите на портретите.
Што се однесува до секундарната камера, Mi MIx 3 има два сензори. Главната, од 24 MP, овозможува да се добие самоигра со високо ниво на детали, исто така, вклучува и режим на портрет со истите дефекти како во главната камера. Уште еден софтвер што работи на чекање.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 не изненади многу позитивно со видео снимката. Во режимите 4K и 1080p на 60 fps во двата случаи, нивото на детали е големо, бојата многу успешна и стабилизацијата ни помага слободно да се движиме.
Xiaomi Ми микс 3, мислење и забелешка на Xataka
Со цена не толку цврста како и другите терминали на Xiaomi дури и во високиот спектар, Mi Mix 3 се враќа да ја повтори стратегијата во каталогот на кинескиот бренд. Ексклузивноста во оваа прилика доаѓа од раката на броеви (10 GB RAM меморија во најдобрата верзија), а особено во систем за лизгање кој ги држи секундарните камери скриени под екранот.
И покрај сомнежите дека овој систем генерира и неговата вистинска корисност, како и ограничената автономија во овој момент, главниот проблем на Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 е во сопствената куќа, каде што Mi 8 и Mi 8 Pro, дури и PocoPhone F1 по дното на вашиот каталог, тие се во право сега подобри опции освен ако не сакате ексклузивност и логично плати за тоа.
За да молам
- Квалитетен екран кој навистина е "целиот екран"
- Одлични перформанси
- Многу брз читач на задни отпечатоци
- Камерата е сеуште под референтниот висок опсег
- Недоволна автономија, колку и да е со 10W безжичен полнач
- Системот на лизгање на екранот не нè убедува. Сè уште е телефон што ќе излезе од рака без случај