- Page 1: Introduction
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity & Ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Android 9.0 Pie with MIUI 10.0
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & charging
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review
Wrapping up the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review
Conclusion time. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is certainly a unique smartphone. It’s beautiful and everything works as advertised – but there are many things that you should take note of, as mentioned in this in-depth review.
In terms of engineering, the Mi Mix 3 is marvelous. The engineers have to design a phone that slides without using any mechanical parts and with magnets only, then have to cramp in all the hardware into an even smaller form factor since the phone is split into two parts and maintain a certain thinness.
I honestly consider the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 to be a niche smartphone as of now. The sliding form factor is a novelty of its own, but comes with a list of trade-offs that I am not ready to make. Thinness of the phone or a larger battery capacity, Xiaomi chose thinness. And that means no 3.5mm audio jack as well. Honestly, I still am not ready to abandon the 3.5mm audio jack at all.
The Mi Mix 3 5G version has a few more difference other than just having 5G – like the new Rogers HeatSORB thermal material to capture heat energy. However, the question of how to expel these heat energy still remains.
For the price of RM2,199, it is worth it – because of the novelty that it offers. Marvelous engineering, but there are lots of improvements that can be done – especially in the software department.