Beating the rumor around the most awaited mobile phone of 2019 – XIAOMI’s MI MIX3. At the launch event in Beijing, the Chairman and CEO of XIAOMI – Mr. Lei Jun introduced MI MIX3 wherein, he not only showcased the features of MIX3 but also compared it with currently in-trend Mobile phones like iPhone X, Huawei P20, MI MIX 2S and MI 8. This comparison was done based on the DxOMark* rating.

WHAT’S NEW?

Along with top-notch modern technology, MI has tried to bring in an old-time mobile fashion and concept – The Slider Phone. Traditional slider phones provided access of the physical buttons to the users, MI MIX3 has a magnetic sliding which provides access to the front-camera!

DESIGN

MI MIX3 has utilized 93.4% of the body dimensions for the screen. It has a 6.39″ Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a Full HD resolution (2340 x 1080 pixels) and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 (~403 PPI Density).It has a metallic frame with 6.22″ x 2.94″ x 0.33″ dimension

CAMERA

The MIX 3 houses a dual front and dual rear camera. Upon mechanical pop-up, we see a dual front camera of 24MP (with Sony IMX576 sensor and 1.8µm) and a 2MP (Depth sensor) with selfie light support. The rear cameras are vertically stacked with the flashlight in between. Both the wide-angle and telephoto lenses are of 12 MP each. These are slightly protruded from the back. The wide-angle lens features a Sony IMX363 sensor (with a f/1.8 aperture & 1.4µm). Whereas, the telephoto lens features a Samsung S5K3M3+ sensor (with a f/2.4 aperture, & 1.0µm). From Camera, moving on to the Image quality and DxOMark* rating, the MI MIX3 has scored exceptionally well over competitors like iPhone X, Huawei P20, etc . With below images to compare,the MI MIX3 has scored 103 ratings overall (comprising of 108 for Photos and 93 for Videos) whereas competitors like iPhone X has an overall rating of 97 (Photo: 101 & Video: 89), Huawei P20 has a rating of 102 (Photo: 107 & Video: 94), MI MIX 2S with 97 (Photo: 101 & Video: 88) and MI 8 with rating of 99 (Photo: 105 & Video: 88)

(Please note that the images above are screenshots from the live video of the launch event. Actual Image Quality might be different)

Also, check out the below images taken from MI MIX3

(Please note that the images above are screenshots from the live video of the launch event. Actual Image Quality might be different)

Powered by a top of the line, Snapdragon 845 chipset, the MI MIX3 has an option of multiple variants to choose from. It comes in 6GB RAM + 128GB Storage for ¥3299 (~ ₹34750), 8GB RAM + 128GB Storage for ¥3599 (~ ₹37900), 8GB RAM + 256GB Storage for ¥3999 (~ ₹42150) and 10GB RAM + 256GB Storage for ¥4999 (~ ₹52650). The 10GB RAM variant has a special Mascot, a legendary creature in Chinese Mythology “Xiezhi” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiezhi). All the variants support Fast Charging (Quick Charge 4.0) and wireless charging with 10W Qi charging support. They also have support for 5G and a fingerprint scanner which is placed centrally on the back side of the phone.

BOX CONTENTS: Mi Mix 3, adapter, a charging cable, and 10W wireless charger

WHAT NEXT: MI MIX3 would be made available to the Chinese market only as of now. Sale in the Indian, European and Western market is yet to be announced along with the official pricing for the same.

*DxOMark (https://www.dxomark.com/) is a website providing image quality ratings for standalone cameras, lenses, and mobile devices that include cameras. It rates both the photo as well as video and provides a rating based on the performance

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