Not sure how the Selfie Camera figures add up: 24 MP, 0.9 pixel size but binned it's 1.8. That's a 2/1 ration, not really 4 - 1 binning. Am I missing something here?
Just imagine this device with Android ONE software at this price :D
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2019The phone is always bigger due to it. All you care about is looks, I care about footprint. Thi... moreNo thanks!
Huawei's and Samsung Stb ratio's are tricked by curved screens. Those are just awful. Awful to watch fullscreen content and awful to hold with less side grip and more prone to false touch. Huawei's "88%" stb ratio Mate 20 pro has a huge notch, which is also a big NO. As far as a full screen and bezelles experience go, you get it with the Mi Mix 3, but not with the Mate 20 pro.
Honor Magic 2 is a better attempt, as far as Huawei goes, but Mi Mix 3 has better stb ratio and camera. Camera being the main selling point in phones today, makes it an easy win for the Mi Mix 3 for my sake.
Elgreco, 10 Jan 2019You have 5G coming up where you live soon? Probably like the rest of us no. And the 5G 855 ver... moreYes, 5G is already built out a bit down tha coast from here and will be here shortly, but that wasn't the point.
The point was that it is a 2018 device with SD845, not a 2019 device without SD855 like suggested.
ElGreco, 10 Jan 2019Everybody needs to drop the 3,5mm discussion. Soon the cheaper phones will have USB-C as well.... moreNope, this aint about adapting to new technology, but it is all about having CHOICES for listening be it through the 3.5mm jack or Bluetooth etc
Chavis, 10 Jan 2019Hi! Nothing is different in the battery tests themselves. Just that the test sequence is now a... moreThanks for the comment, I know well ViSer but I didn't know that you did that "by hand" before, I though that was a script of yours for example.
Great review and couldnÂ’t agree more. Got in Europe from Swedish online mistore.se. WhatÂ’s difficult to explain in a test is the feeling from the opening, box quality, the letter from CEO, the included Qi charger!!! and of coarse the Mix 3 itself. I think that one important thing about this phone is that you need to want a phone with a hidden selfie camera. Meaning a lot of people say they want it, but if you take a lot of selfies, it is an extra momentum you need to do. I donÂ’t do a lot of selfies but watch Netflix, YouTube browse the intern etc and really appreciate the true full screen experience. As far 3,5 etc: itÂ’s not coming back and we heard similar voices 10 years ago wanting Symbian phones instead of IOS and Android. Things change, some for the better other for the worst and we need to accept changes. ItÂ’s a bigger problem that Apple uses lightning. USB c is meant to be the one standard. In 2 years people will be laughing at comments on 3,5mm and micro sd
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2019If you watch some reviews on YouTube some have shown a widening gap between the two halves tow... moreDonÂ’t know what these people have done to get that gap, but I can tell you I see no gap ina any angle and IÂ’ve tried them all. Also Magic 2 is not nearly as good of phone as Mix 3. I use Mix 3 now and tested Magic 2 some time ago.
Gandalfdenvite, 10 Jan 2019Mechanically moving parts are never good, they break and collect dust...! A mechanical camera ... moreEverybody needs to drop the 3,5mm discussion. Soon the cheaper phones will have USB-C as well. ItÂ’s like shouting at the music industry to get LPs back.. get amp air of ANC USBc headset from Xiaomi or other and youÂ’ll forget 3,5
Marco M, 10 Jan 2019This is a 2018 device and there is a 5G SD855 version on it's way within Q1.You have 5G coming up where you live soon? Probably like the rest of us no. And the 5G 855 version WILL be more expensive, donÂ’t even need to guess here. 855 is more expensive so just the chip will bump the price.
Professional, 10 Jan 2019Din't expect the battery management so good!!!ItÂ’s great actually. Switched from Poco which fantastic, but still, it gets everything done.
George, 10 Jan 2019Face unlock is enabled on mi mix 3 chinese version ,must be in eu version tooNo itÂ’s not. Works great when you slide the phone
What is the DRM security level on global version? Netflix 1080p available?
Giant bezels (85% BtS ratio).
They should take a page or two from Huawei (88% BtS ratio and soon over 90%).
Too sad to see how far this company fell. Mi Mix 1 was a 84% BtS ratio and had no need of slider.
3 iterations layers, a much smaller battery, a slider *and* 2 years later , all they managed to shave the BtS ratio for just 1% ratio.
Come on Xiaomi
Marco M, 10 Jan 2019Yes it still has a chin visible in photos and invisible during use. You don't look below the l... moreThe phone is always bigger due to it. All you care about is looks, I care about footprint. This phone is big for the screen size. Huawei's phone has smaller bezels at 88% BtS ratio. Maybe Xiaomi takes a page or two from them and stops with those fat bezels...
Could someone please freaking update the benchmark scores on the mi 8!!!! after MIUI 10 the phone is now optimized a waaaaay faster than those number suggest. My antutu score is around 293000 similar to mix 3(no one cares cuz it's antutu). Please don't let others think that this lovely device is slow soz...
GregLu, 10 Jan 2019I think this is a good idea yeah, specially considering when it is available on a SD845 (Which... moreHi! Nothing is different in the battery tests themselves. Just that the test sequence is now automated so that it doesn't require human input and interaction as much as it did before. We also record much more data about the system variables data during the runs so if anything - the score is more accurate now thanks to the SmartViser involvement. They help manufacturers and operators automate phone testing.
Aspros, 10 Jan 2019I really really rate bezelness and really really hate the iPhone notch.
But as much as i like... moreYes it still has a chin visible in photos and invisible during use. You don't look below the lowest part of the display, so the chin is invisible in practical use and the rest is fairly bezelless without risking too thin bezels in this round. Maybe eventually they will make the Mix series have bezels around 2mm, like lenovo Z5 pro, but palm rejection is very important then.
Apple's patent didn't disappear just into thin air, so the chin remains until Samsung, LG or other panel manufacturer finds a new way to connect the display.
I really really rate bezelness and really really hate the iPhone notch.
But as much as i like the mi mix 3 for being notch less, it is NOT bezeless, it has a chin!
Also its it only has 85% screen to body ratio, which is worse than some 2018 flagship with teardrop notch, like the 1+ 6T
We better keep the bezeless tag for +90% stb ratios.
Because of that, imo, the compromises the mi mix 3 made, added weight, smaller battery capacity, integrity and water/dust vulnerability, thicker body, etc
Are wasted. Slider idea is a failure!!
On the top of that, availability and price ranges are extremely problematic, esp in Europe, the phone is still not available after months of waiting and by the time it will arrive the 855 batch will already be nearly there. I really doubt that the 500euro price tag mentioned in the article holds any water, as the 2S 128gb is still around there.
Gsmarena is prolly referring to external Chinese options, that lack guarantee and use the chinese ad infected UI
The 1.8 aperture is IMHO unacceptable for a flagship and bellow 75db ringing power is unacceptable on every phone
A pleasant surprise is that despite the pitiful battery capacity it scored a great battery performance score, however considering how hard gsmarena is promoting mi mix 3, i think that Xiaomi may have sponsored this review...