Xiaomi Mi Mix

  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Display: 6.4 Inches
  • CPU: Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x2.19 GHz Kryo)
  • Operating System: Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Storage: 128GB

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8.4
  • Performance 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Display 9 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10
  • Usability 8 / 10
  • Battery 9 / 10

Xiaomi Mi Mix Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Flashy design
  • Almost no bezel!
  • Snapdragon 821 works great
  • High storage capacity
  • Great battery life despite screen size
  • Software includes features Western UIs lack

Cons

  • Though flashy, design is far from accessible
  • Near bezel-less 17:9 display gains bezels when viewing typical content
  • MIUI a bit of mess, mostly due to lack of app drawer
  • Cameras are aggressively average
  • Front facing camera location not at all ideal

xiaomi mi mix review

Xiaomi made Xiaomi Mi Mix, quite a splash with what they called a ‘concept phone”; a phone that, they hope, will give us a glimpse into a future where smartphones are slabs of glass that project the magic that lies within. Considering we don’t have the technology (yet) that can make our phones achieve this, they went with the best we can do right now – a phone that is all display, all the time.

I’ve been using it for some time now, trying to figure out if a phone that is basically entire display actually makes sense for our daily lives. After all, doing this to a phone means that some changes have to be made to the very way that we see and use our smartphones. Does it work and is this the future of smartphones? Let’s find out in this, our Xiaomi Mi MIX review.

Here’s the Xiaomi Mi Mix Specification and Features

Xiaomi Mi Mix Key Features

  • 6.4″ IPS LCD edge-to-edge display of 1080p resolution, 362pp, 17:9 aspect ratio
  • Snapdragon 821 chipset (2x 2.35 GHz and 2x 2.2 GHz cores), Adreno 530 GPU; 4/6GB RAM
  • 128GB/256GB storage
  • 16MP camera with phase-detect AF, OV16880 1/3.06″ sensor, 1.00 µm, f/2.0 aperture; dual-tone flash; 2160p video at 30fps; 1080p@30fps
  • 5MP f/2.0 front-facing camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • Cat.12 4G LTE (600Mbps); Dual-SIM; Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth 4.2; NFC; GPS, GLONASS and Beidou;
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 4,400 mAh non-removable battery, fast charging

Xiaomi Mi Mix Review

Heywhats up guys, We are here and we will take a look at that futuristic brand new Xiaomi Mi Mix, the new worlds most interesting phone in our opinion so it make us remember to sharp aquos crystal from a couple years ago that bezelles phone that we  showed before but we think that it look like an old phone.  This Xiaomi Mi mix is 2016 reincarnation of that concept and it’s more beautiful, the companie can make a crazy unique phone and can answer what several people saying about smartphone today like smartphones are boring.

We technically seen this before but this phone takes it to the next level, it has a 91.3% screen to body ratio so it almost no bezel on any of the three top sides. Also, Xiaomi Mi Mix has the highest version that have 6 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. This version feels special for 18-carat gold circles the camera and covers the fingerprint sensor.

What do you think about this phone?

Here’s the Xiaomi Mi Mix Review

Xiaomi Mi Mix Review

Xiaomi Mi MIX was initially deemed only to be a concept since the 6.4-inch screen smartphone was designed extraordinarily. Almost 90% of its front part is the screen. In other words, Mi MIX is classified as bezelless smartphone. The top, left and right sides of the screen are very thin while the bottom part is slightly thicker due to the placement of LED notification and camera. Microphone and earpiece are hidden in the backside. Thus, the sound produced while making or receiving calls is not as perfect as how it used to be.

Besides its unique design, Mi MIX is also very luxurious due to its ceramic material, which is mostly used in the backside. The design looks even fancier since the backside looks shining; yet it gets easily dirty out of fingerprints, and it feels slippery as well. Because of its elegancy, we are worried using it without any casing. Luckily, Xiaomi includes a soft leather case inside the package, so you do not need to worry that the body gets easily scratched or dirty. Unfortunately, if you use the casing, the luxury of its design will be drastically lessen that it looks so-so. We feel comfortable with Mi MIX since we are very much used to using giant smartphone.

Its body is way more compact if compared to other more than 5.5-inch smartphones, such as OnePlus 3 or Zenfone 2 Laser 6-inch. Putting it to our jeans pocket is not very troubling as well. However, it is quite heavy that it reaches 209 gram.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Review

Mi MIX unique design is equipped by Android 6.0.1 based, MIUI 8. There is also a new feature that becomes the signature of this OS, Quick Ball. Its function is similar to iPhone’s Assistive Touch. By default, Quick Ball icon will hide in the left corner of the bottom of the screen, side by side with Recent Apps, Home and Back button. If you press this icon, Quick Ball will be activated, marked by the appearance of a transparent on-screen button in a round shape. Quick Ball itself consists of five shortcuts, which are Home, Recent Apps, Lockscreen, Screenshot, and Back button. You can change the composition; however, you cannot add more than five shortcuts.Plus, you are able to move the position to almost every part of the screen as well.

MIUI 8 best features in this smartphone; for instance, Dual Apps. Having a quite complete feature and a great response, MIUI 8 in Mi MIX turns to waste a lot of capacity, which is up to 40% RAM capacity.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Review

Mi MIX has a huge screen, it is good to watch movies or play games with this phone. Moreover, the screen quality is also great with 2.040 x 1.080 pixel resolution. However, this unusual resolution, in several things, can cut off the display.

Meanwhile, regarding the sound, the speaker on the bottom side does not sound balance because it is not stereo. But the volume is pretty loud. On paper, Mi MIX is an ideal smartphone for gaming for its hardware is fast. Similar to Mi Note 2, Mi MIX is the fastest Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone this year.

This smartphone has some variant, the best variant with CPU Snapdragon 821, 6 GB RAM and 256 GB storage. On the other hand, another variant of this smartphone is equipped by 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. The combination of this hardware delivers 137.000 score on AnTuTu test. Unfortunately, we are not sure why the score is still lower than OnePlus 3. Besides the fact that it is fast enough for gaming, you can also use Mi MIX all day since the battery capacity is up to 4.400 mAh.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Review

Having USB Type-C port and Quick Charge 3.0 feature from Qualcomm, this smartphone can charge 60% or more of the battery only in half an hour. Many complain and think that its 16 MP camera is not good enough. This may be right since the pictures produced by it have more noise, if compared to other flagship smartphone’s camera,such as Galaxy S7, LG G5, or Google Pixel.

Moreover, sometimes Mi MIX camera delivers excessive colors. Anyway, there is a discrepancy in the camera. When using manual mode, what is displayed on the screen is not a real time, so it would seem difficult, therefore, what we see on the screen when shoot, not the same as the results obtained. That Mi MIX camera is not superior can actually be predicted since Xiaomi does not really discuss the camera in their presentation yet more focus on the design. But we do not think that the camera is very disappointing. So far, in terms of camera, most smartphones and phablet which have more than 6-inch screen are not very good at it.

Yet in Mi MIX, the camera performance is quite fast, and the result is quite bright and detailed.

It is great enough for your social media needs. A note for a selfie-freak; the 5 MP front facing camera that in the bottom side delivers an angle that makes you look upward. The trick is that you can twist the top and bottom sides.

The pictures produced by the front camera can brighten and smoothen your face. Xiaomi Mi MIX is very suitable for you who are bored with the regular designed smartphones. Its striking screen is very nice for watching movies, browsing or gaming. Plus, the performance is indeed fast. However, if you want it, there are two obstacles you need to face. First, this smartphone is quite rare. Second, the price is very high.

In this site you are also can see the other phone from Xiaomi that still related to Xiaomi Mi Mix like Xiaomi Redmi 4 Prime 32GB, Xiaomi Mi5 Pro 128GB, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Pro 32GB

Xiaomi Mi Mix - Specifications

General

  • Device Name
    Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Also Known As
    Lithium
  • Release Date
    October, 2016
  • Status
    Available

Battery

  • Battery Technology
    Li-Ion
  • Battery Capacity
    4400mAh
  • Talk Time
    Up to 31 hours (2G)
  • Standby Time
    Up to 250 hours (3G), 200 hours (4G)

Camera

  • Main Camera
    16 MP (Omnivision OV16880 Purecel)
  • Main Camera Resolution
    4608 x 3456 pixels (image) and 3840 x 2160 pixels (video)
  • Main Camera Features
    16 MP, f/2.0, EIS (gyro), Scene Mode, Self-timer, Exposure compensation, ISO settings, White Balance Settings, Face Detection, Touch Focus, HDR, Panorama, Geotagging, Digital image stabilization, Digital zoom, Continous shooting autofocus, 720p@120fps
  • Front Camera
    4 MP
  • Front Camera Resolution
    3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Features
    Video Call, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, 720p@120fps Video Recording

Connectivity

  • USB
    Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct,hotspot
  • Bluetooth
    v4.2, LE, A2DP
  • DLNA
    No
  • NFC
    Yes
  • GPS
    Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS, BelDou
  • Infrared
    No

Display

  • Screen Size
    5.15 inches
  • Screen Technology
    IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution
    1080 x 2040 pixels
  • Touch Screen
    Yes
  • Screen Colors
    16 M
  • Pixel Density
    362 ppi
  • Multitouch
    Yes

Design

  • Type
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    6.25 x 3.22 x 0.31 in (158.8 x 81.9 x 7.9 mm)
  • Weight
    7.37 oz (209 g)
  • Available Color(s)
    Black
  • Protection
    To be confirmed

Storage

  • Internal Storage
    128 GB
  • External Storage
    -
  • RAM
    6 GB

Network

  • SIM Type
    Nano SIM (SIM 1&2) (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)
  • Data Networks
    UMTS / EDGE / GPRS / HSPA+ / LTE Cat 12 / EV-DO Rev A / TD-SCDMA / TD-HSDPA
  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 3G Network
    UMTS 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
    TD-SCDMA 1880-1920 MHz
    TD-SCDMA 2010-2025 MHz
  • 4G Network
    LTE 850 MHz
    LTE 900 MHz
    LTE 1700/2100 MHz
    LTE 1800 MHz
    LTE 1900 MHz
    LTE 2100 MHz
    LTE 2600 MHz
    LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
    LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
    LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B39)
    LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B39)
  • Download Speed Max
    603 Mb/s
  • Upload Speed Max
    102.0 Mb/s
  • GPRS
    Yes
  • EDGE
    Yes

Messaging & Calling

  • SMS
    Yes
  • MMS
    Yes
  • Email
    Yes
  • Push Email
    Yes
  • Call Control
    Voice commands, voice dialing, voice recorder

OS & Hardware

  • Operating System
    Android v6.0 Marshmallow
  • Chipset
    Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
  • CPU
    Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x2.19 GHz Kryo)
  • GPU
    Adreno 530
  • User Interface
    MIUI 8.0

Media

  • Video Record
    3840 x 2160 (4K) @ 30fps
  • Front Camera Video Record
    1920 x 1080 (1080p FHD) @ 30fps
  • Features
    Video Calling
  • Video Format
    3GPP, AVI, MP4, M4A, M4P, M4B, M4R, M4V, MKV, MK3D, MKA, MKS, DivX, Xvid, H.265, H.263, H.264,VC-1
  • Audio Format
    WAV, WAVEM WMA, OGG, OGV, OGA, OGX, SPX, OPUS, MP3, MIDI, FLAC, EAAC+, AWB, AMR, 3GA, AAC+, AAC
  • Audio Output
    3.5 mm jack, Loud Speakers
  • Video Output
    No

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

  • SAR US
    To be confirmed
  • SAR EU
    To be confirmed

More Functions

  • Active Noise Cancellation
    Yes, with dedicated mic
  • Vibrating Alert
    Yes
  • Ringtones
    Yes
  • Web Browser
    HTML5
  • Java
    No
  • Flash Player
    Yes
  • Radio
    No
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes
  • Sensor
    Ultrasonic, Hall, Fingerprint (Sensor model: Fingerprint Cards FPC1235), Barometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, Light
  • Others
    Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (83% in 30min), Fast charging

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