The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is Xiaomi’s first 5G smartphone which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2019. They join the likes of Samsung in releasing 5G enabled smartphones. The 5G era is really here to stay guys, even though most network providers in many countries don’t offer 5G. Let’s take a look at the Mi Mix 3 5G.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G Design
The Mi Mix 3 5G features a slider mechanism which brings out the selfie camera and other sensors. The back is made up of ceramic while the front is glass. In-between these two is the aluminium (7000 series) frame. The back of the phone features a fingerprint sensor at top centre. And a dual camera with LED flash at the top left.
The Mi Mix 3 5G measures a bulky 9.4 mm thickness. This could be as a result of the slider mechanism. The flagship smartphone is available in two beautiful body colours; Sapphire Blue and Onyx Black.
Dimensions: 157.9 x 74.7 x 9.4 mm
Build: Front glass, aluminum frame (7000 series), ceramic back
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Sapphire Blue, Onyx Black
3.5 mm jack: No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G Display
The Mi Mix 3 5G houses a 6.39 Super AMOLED touchscreen with an 85% screen-to-body ratio and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display sports a 1080 x 2340 pixels, 403 PPI density and gorilla glass 5 for protection.
Type: Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.39 inches (85.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (403 PPI density)
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
The main camera system of Mi Mix 3 5G features two cameras. The primary 12 MP wide sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 12 MP telephoto sensor. This camera system will record 4K resolution videos at both 30 & 60 frames per second. The Mi Mix 3 5G features a dual selfie slider camera. Once slid, you’ll be greeted with a 24 MP main sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor.
Dual: 12 MP (wide), f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS + 12 MP (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60fps, 1080p@960fps
Dual: Mechanical pop-up – 24 MP, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm + 2 MP, depth sensor
Features: LED flash, HDR
The Mi Mix 3 5G comes with upgraded hardware. The Mi Mix 3 which was released around December 2018 features Snapdragon 845 chipset. While this 5G version comes with a better Snapdragon 855 chipset. The Mi Mix 3 5G is available in two memory options of 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage.
Chipset: Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core Kryo 485 (1×2.84 GHz & 3×2.42 GHz & 4×1.8 GHz)
GPU: Adreno 640
Memory: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB
Inside the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating the software with MIUI 10 skin overlaid on it. All MIUI features and apps are available pre-installed in the smartphone.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: MIUI 10
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Powering the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G is a non-removable Li-Po 3,800 mAh battery. Wonder why Xiaomi can’t just wrap it up at 4,000 mAh. Anyways, the flagship support 4.0 Quick Charge and 10W wireless charging.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3800 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 4+)
– Wireless charging 10W
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB: Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G Price