Let's take a break from the new apple gadgets, and most importantly - their prices. The world of smartphones is not standing still, but is spinning at a breakneck pace, so while some longingly look at their savings, wondering if there is enough for a new tablet, I get acquainted with an Android novelty that you will definitely like.
It's about a new, pre-release smartphone Xiaomi Mi Mix3.Despite the friendship between Russia and China, we are not particularly in a hurry with the presentation of this gadget, considering that in the Celestial Kingdom Mi Mix3 was already officially presented.
The smartphone will definitely reach Russia, but a little later. Now we have to be content with a quick glance at this gadget, issued for the study of just one hour. And here are the impressions of Xiaomi Mi Mix3:
Appearance: moderately stylish
Mi Mix3 looks rich on all sides. In front is a premium smartphone with a huge screen without distracting “hooks” or “chins”.
Behind - a glossy ceramic panel with a fingerprint sensor and a dual camera, which by its location and appearance is very similar to another smartphone.
Aluminum frames in the color of the back panel. In his hand, the smartphone is securely, despite the glossiness, and does not strive to slip out of the palm.
Characteristics of Xiaomi Mi Mix3 are:
size - 157.9 x 74.7 x 8.5 mm
weight - 218 grams
screen - AMOLED FHD + (2340 × 1080)
Main camera number 1 - Sony IMX363 sensor, 12 MP, f / 1.8 aperture
Main camera number 2 - sensor Samsung S5K3M3 +, 12 MP, aperture f / 2.4
front camera - Sony IMX576 sensor, 12 megapixel + 12 megapixel, f / 2.2 aperture
stuffing - Snapdragon 845 AIE, Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU, 3200 mAh battery, support Quick Charge 4+, slot for 2 sim cards, USB-C charging and have NFC sensor
It is important to remember that this is not a new flagship company Xiaomi. The main performance and frills model remains Xiaomi Mi8 ( that’s proof ), in which the most top-end hardware is installed and there are unique chips that are not even in the iPhone.
Mi Mix3 was made to impress, and that explains its main feature.
The main feature of Mi Mix3: this is a real slider
Remember this cool form factor of cell phones when you had to slide the front panel with your finger until it clicks to unlock the gadget?
Taking Xiaomi Mi Mix3 in your hand, be sure to remember.
By design, the smartphone is a sort of “sandwich” of two panels that move relative to each other in the same plane.
It is enough to slide the screen with your finger to unlock the smartphone and activate the front camera, which is hidden behind the screen along with all the sensors.
Well, the same slider, remember .
The popularity of such smartphones is still not obvious: there is only one gadget that boasts a similar unlock mechanism. This is Oppo Find X ( our review ), which implements a similar slider principle, but with some differences.
In Oppo, the slider function is performed by a small moving part of the back panel, which automatically extends several centimeters up. For the movement meets a special motor.
In Xiaomi Mi Mix3, the slider mechanism is built using non-ionic magnets, no motors. This has at least 2 pluses:
sliding fingers of the smartphone panel saves battery power because it is a purely mechanical action
there is less chance that the slider mechanism will fail: there are no complicated electrical components, just 4 magnets - pure physics
Well, and a bonus - nice clicks , for which at first it is impossible to stop moving and pushing Mi Mix3.
Non-top smartphone with top camera
Okay: clicked the slider, it’s time to test the camera on everything that is at hand. Since Mi Mix3 was shown at the hotel, all the objects and people that were in sight were in the camera lens.