Mi MIX 3 Review: The Sliders Era Is Back

The new generation of Mi MIX series was released last week at such a cool destination like Forbidden City in Beijing.

Do you remember the first Mi MIX model with its full-screen display? But now the full-screen devices market is quite demanding. And the manufacturers use various approaches to surprise the customer. Different kind of “notches”, pop-up cameras, what else?

Slide-up camera! Yes, this is one of the main features of recently released Mi MIX 3. It is similar to the old-fashion trends that are coming back. And it is worth noting that it is quite a successful choice.


The design of the newcomer is completely cool. The sliding module works with magnets. Xiaomi claims that it is really durable and it will work about 300 000 snaps cycles.

The model looks good at any angle of view. Currently, there are three colors available: black, blue and emerald color. Also, Xiaomi is going to launch the Exclusive top Palace Museum Edition.

Generally, the device feels good in a hand thanks to the curved angles. The model looks like frameless. The screen-to-body ratio is 93.4%, which is bigger to compare with the previous generation.

A speaker and USB Type-C interface are situated at the bottom side of the device. As you can see there isn’t a 3.5 headphone jack output.

The Xiao AI voice personal assistant has got a button on the side of the device. According to the information, this button will activate the Google Assistant in the international version.

Talking about the body material — it uses the ceramic.


Before we start the review of camera abilities, let’s remember again the first generation of the camera. The selfie camera was situated on the bottom of the front panel. It was in some ways inconvenient and impractical especially if we are talking about a selfie.

But now, in order to provide the total frameless visual effect manufacturer hid the camera completely.

The user will get 4 cameras (2 front camera modules and 2 rear cameras).

The rear camera is represented in dual modules (12MP SONY IMX363 and telephoto 12MP Samsung S5K3M3 lens) placed in the vertical row. This camera was highly marked by DxO and reached 108 points.

The camera has got a cool night shooting mode. All you need is just select this mode in the shooting menu, wait for two seconds and you will get quite a qualitative picture that looks brighter and clearer.

Another cool thing about a camera is the AI mode. It makes photos more saturated and boosts colors.

Talking about the video, it can record slow-motion 960fps videos.

The front camera is equipped with a 24-megapixel selfie module by Sony paired with a 2MP sensor.

It makes available to make blur selfie portrait shots. Moreover, you can adjust settings and regulate the background blur and add some studio light effect.

Selfie camera panel also serves as a security protection for your device. The model uses Face Unlock, all you need is just to slide up your phone.

Also, the model has a rear fingerprint sensor, which is quite convenient in a use.


Let’s talk about the screen. AMOLED display looks really great. It creates the immersive effect if we are talking about games or videos.

The model features Snapdragon 845 processor that provides flagship performance.

The model comes in different configurations starts from 6/128GB.

The device is powered by 3200mAh battery and supports wireless charging. What is more, Xiaomi will include the portative wireless charger into every box with the smartphone. Such a pleasant bonus!

The model runs the MIUI 10 OS version.


Mi MIX 3 smartphone provides the solution of “no-notch” display smartphone.

What is more, the 5G version of the smartphone is expected in the first quarter of 2019. According to the price tag, this device is really worth buying.

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