Xiaomi Mi Mix: a mini-review of one of the most unusual smartphones

Xiaomi company periodically introduces new smartphones and the world is already used to it. It would seem that there is nothing to be surprised, but Xiaomi took, and introduced the Xiaomi Mi Mix – its first frameless smartphone that impressed everyone. Of course, there is a framework here, but they are so thin that it seems as if they are not at all. The company did not become a pioneer – Sharp, for example, has been releasing such smartphones for a long time, but the difference is that Sharp devices are sold only in the domestic market, while Xiaomi will sell Mi Mix around the world. By the way, the queue for the smartphone is huge – according to some reports, the plant does not have time to produce devices.

The screen size of this amazing smartphone reaches 6.4 inches. Yes, the screen is large, but the width of the case is still relatively small – only 82 mm, like some 5.7-inch smartphones! This was achieved, as you know, due to the lack of framework. According to the company itself, the screen occupies 91% of the entire front panel, which seems like a fantastic result. Non-standard display resolution – 2040 × 1080 pixels. Screen type – IPS, the number of pixels per inch – 361. The figure is not a record, but it is more than enough.

Surely some users have a question – where did the earpiece and proximity sensor from the front panel go? They stayed there, just moved to the lower part of the building. The same, incidentally, applies to the front camera, which is located at the bottom corner of the case. Fantasy? Not anymore. Interestingly, the headphone audio jack remains – it is located on the top of the case.

Mi Mix looks both familiar and very stylish at the same time. The famous French designer Philippe Starck participated in the design development. The case itself is made of ceramic. On the back of the case is the camera eye, flash, fingerprint scanner.

Although the Mi Mix looks great, one cannot help but talk about what’s inside – there are also a lot of great solutions here. So, the processor is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, 4 GB or 6 GB (Mi Mix 18 k version) of RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB of internal memory. Graphics Accelerator – Adreno 530.

As for the cameras, the front one has a resolution of 5 MP. According to some reports, this is the smallest module with such a resolution that is on the market. The rear camera has a resolution of 16 MP, the OmniVision OV16880 1 / 3.06 ″ sensor with a pixel size of 1 μm. Allows you to record video in 4K, supports PDAF focusing. For dessert – a double LED flash. This may not be the best camera (although tests can prove otherwise), but remember that the bet is primarily on the revolutionary display.

Additional features include a capacious 4400 mAh battery, USB Type-C, Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging function, a fingerprint reader.

Cool? Well, Xiaomi Mi Mix costs less than many flagships, and you get the most exclusive. The question is different – will such a display withstand a drop? We have no answer to this question, but we can remind you that screens also tend to break on familiar smartphones, so, in our opinion, there is nothing to be afraid of. However, we’ll wait for the tests, because someone will definitely check how the Mi Mix can withstand a fall from a height.

Apparently, frameless smartphones are a new trend that other manufacturers will definitely pick up. This has its pluses – with the same width of the case, you can use significantly larger displays. Surely the first time such smartphones will cost more than the usual “brothers”, but in the future they can become pretty cheaper.

Xiaomi Mi Mix is ​​already available in Russia.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 128Gb

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2040 × 1080
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 128 GB
  • RAM capacity: 4 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4400 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 256Gb

  • Screen diagonal: 6.4 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 2040 × 1080
  • Weight: 209g
  • SIM Card Quantity: 2
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
  • Memory capacity: 256 GB
  • RAM capacity: 6 GB
  • Battery capacity: 4400 mAh
  • Camera: 16 MP
  • Memory card support: no
  • Support for 4G networks: yes