After a long wait, Xiaomi has finally unveiled one of its latest flagship MIX 3. After some leaks from past days, finally, the suspense has come to an end. So now this smartphone will dominate the flagship market for some months. And it will dominate the market until any new flagship comes in the better specification. The MIX series from Xiaomi is one of the best inventions. The MIX 3 has so many advantages than its predecessor MIX 2.

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 1The new MIX 3 has come with the manual motorized or slide up camera. Thank God I was invited to today’s conference. There I got this review unit. Let us discuss the build quality, specifications, and the performance of this new flagship smartphone from Xiaomi.

Read the article till the end to have an in-depth review and first look of the new Xiaomi MIX 3.

Unboxing and Box contents of Xioami MIX 3 smartphone

Unlike other Xiaomi series smartphones, the MIX 3 doesn’t come with white box. This new flagship smartphone comes with black color box. The MIX logo on the box comes with golden color. The texture and color filling on the box is quite attractive and gives the feeling of a perfect flagship phone box.

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 2Now let us discuss the box contents of this attractive package. Surprisingly, this time Xiaomi has provided a wireless charger. It is a 10 W wireless charger. Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 3On MIX 2 the wireless charger was not there with the box. You had to buy it separately whoever required it. Many smartphone users are unaware of the usage of the wireless charger. This time Xiaomi has given it in the box content. Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 4You need not buy the wireless charger separately. And here Xiaomi has set the trend to provide a wireless charger with the flagship smartphones.

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 5You will also get an AC adaptor for fast charging. You will get a USB to Type- C cable.

Specification of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 6Now let me say you of its highlighting specification. Coming to its display unit the MIX 3 comes with a 6.39 inch OLED screen. The screen has awesome clarity and remarkable color production. This screen is also battery efficient. The smartphone is powered by latest flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. The chipset is very much battery efficient, as well as the performance, is awesome. 

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 7This smartphone comes in 3 variant. The base variant has 6 GB RAM and 128 GB ROM; the upper variant has 8 GB RAM and 256 GB ROM. The top variant has 10 GB RAM, and 256 GB ROM. 10 GB RAM is the first time in the industry. The top variant is the special edition which has a graphical design on its body.

The new MIX 3 supports dual frequency GPS global internet, dual-band WiFi, and NFC. If you look at its specification, then you can see Xiaomi has improved a lot in it than its predecessor MIX 2. Xiaomi has set 3299 Yuan price for its base variant in China.

Design of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

This time Xioami has given its maximum effort to develop this smartphone. This time Xiaomi has emphasized its design and looks. The main attracting point of this smartphone is, it comes with a wireless charger. Now the users can enjoy the wireless charging directly. No need to buy any separate wireless charger. Yes, you are getting it with the smartphone this time. 

Slider of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 8Another remarkable job Xiaomi has done with a magnetic power slider. This feature really out of our expectation. Before releasing the MIX 3, you must have come across many renders of its magnetic sliding. But at the conference, Xiaomi has confirmed it by showing. It amazed many ones as this magnetic sliding feature was available in the era of the featured phone. Xiaomi has done the tremendous job by restoring the old feature on its new flagship MIX 3.

Before the sliders were coming with spring technology on featured phones. But Xiaomi has adopted magnetic phenomenon on its flagship MIX 3. You can find this technology on Maglev Train. So you need not worry about the spring failure on your slider. If you talk about its sliding experience, then it is magical. You can experience the repelling force while sliding up and attracting force while sliding down the cover. This reminds me of the magnetic phenomenon of same pole rejection and opposite poles attraction. 

Reliability of the slider

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 9Many people have concerned on its sliding feature for its reliability. Xiaomi has confirmed the life span of the slider is 3, 00,000 times. So let me calculate, if you use the slider 100 times a day, you can have the lifespan for nearly eight years. This is quite higher than the traditional spring-type slider. If you are a heavy user like me, then you need not worry about its sliding feature. You can use the slider 100 times a day to lock or unlock the screen.

Xiaomi has designed the MIX 3 so well that you cannot distinguish it as a slider phone unless you have been informed.

Pop up camera of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 10In a recent trend, the pop-up camera has capitalized the market. So mass production of this type of camera is not a problem now. Here you can experience the pop-up camera on its slider. You can see the pop-up camera on the top of the slider.

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 11One of the biggest concern is taking a picture on its front camera. While you slide up the slider, it will automatically turn on the front camera and interrupt the ongoing process. This feature may annoy many users at first who will use pop up the camera for the first time. But this won't be a big issue if you will be practiced with the new feature.

Software integration with the Slider

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 12Xiaomi has intervened the software very well with its sliding technology. Including slide up call technology, Xiaomi has provided many software application on its sliding technology. Here, you can directly go to system functions with the sliding drawer. This slider is also helpful if you have smart home technology at your home. Xiaomi has given five types of sliding sound. You can customize these sounds as per your requirement or choice. 

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 13Those who have used featured sliding phone; they can experience the sliding technology of the next generation with this new MIX 3 smartphone. The design, as well as its multi-functionality, have given a new dimension to this sliding technology. The texture, as well as the software interaction, will surely impress most of the users.

Picture Quality of the Rear camera of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 14Now let us focus on its picture-taking capability. Xiaomi is competing for the picture taking capability with Huawei P20 Pro smartphone. Before it, Xiaomi was widely criticized for its picture-taking capability on flagship smartphones. But this time on MIX 3 Xiaomi has improved a lot on its camera performance. Also, it has the competition with the camera performance of the latest Huawei Mate 20. In this year Xiaom had unveiled MI 8 smartphone. I have used MI 8 smartphone, and the camera performance is remarkable. The DxO score of the camera has reached 105 points. If you are more concerned about the camera performance, then you can go for MIX 3 smartphone without a single doubt.

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 15In the conference, the Chairman of Xiaomi has given most of the importance to its camera performance. In the presentation, the camera performance of MIX 3 was compared with Huawei P20 Pro smartphone. Regarding clarity and details, MIX 3 camera is beating P20 Pro camera. 

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 16In MIX 3 smartphone Xiaomi has used the camera module of MIX 2S and MI 8 smartphone. The camera of MIX 3 has reached DxO score 108 points. This is a remarkable achievement by Xiaomi regarding camera performance. 

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 17Now let us compare the camera performance in different lighting condition. There is no difference in daylight condition. Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 18The picture clarity of MIX 3 is similar to P20 Pro. But in the night or artificial lighting condition, the camera performance is not up to mark. Here Xiaomi has given four-way Optical anti-shake as well as AI anti-shake stabilization. You can also record the video with 960 fps on its camera. 960 fps is the highest in the current smartphone market. The noise reduction in MIX 3 is remarkable while taking a picture.

Front Camera Performance of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 19The interesting part of the camera performance is its front camera performance. The front camera is a pop-up camera which is fitted with the magnetic slider. On MIX 3 Xiaomi has adopted a dual camera set up on the front camera. Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 20The Primary camera comes with Sony IMX576 sensor of 24 MP, and the secondary camera is of 2 MP for the depth sensing. The 2 MP camera is also used to add soft lightening effect. 

Software and AI feature of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 21The new MIX 3 smartphone comes with the latest Android Pie 9.0 OS. The UI is MIUI10 in MIX 3. As a flagship smartphone, Xiaomi has done good work in giving latest OS as well as UI.

Here Xioami has given a separate AI button in MIX 3 smartphone. In previous flagships, Xiaomi has given AI features on the power button. The same button for AI and power always makes conflicts. But Xiaomi has resolved this issue on MIX 3 smartphone. As like MI 8, MIX 3 has come with Snapdragon 845 AI processor. This is a very powerful processor and is based on 10nm architecture.

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 22Xiaomi has used the ceramic body on MIX 3 also. It has started using the ceramic body in the MI 5 smartphone. If you compare the body materials with other types, in my concern ceramic is the best one you will have. 

This MIX 3 smartphone has unveiled with three different colors. The first one is black which is widely accepted. The other colors are emerald and sapphire blue color. These colors add awesome looks to the ceramic body.

Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 23to sliding technology, Xiaomi has abled to give a bezel-less screen this time. You can enjoy the infinity display feature on MIX 3 smartphone.

Some of the Cons of Xiaomi MIX 3 Smartphone

Now let us discuss some of its cons. As a flagship smartphone, it misses many flagship features which are available on other flagship smartphones. A big feature it misses is under display fingerprint sensor. Nowadays almost all flagship smartphones are coming with this feature. Not only that but also some mid-range smartphones have unveiled with this feature. Xiaomi has not used this technology to avoid late unlocking.


Hands on and First look of Xiaomi MIX 3 Photo 24Those who want to enjoy the latest technology with the powerful performance they can opt this smartphone without any doubt. This flagship smartphone also has a massive battery of 4000 mAh. The chairman has projected 100 million units to be sold on this financial year. And he is confident of getting this target before two months of the actual target.

In my point of view, the MIX 3 will be a real competition to One Plus 6T, Vivo NEX, and OPPO Find X smartphone. I hope you must have a depth knowledge on MIX 3 smartphone now. If you like it, then you can go for MIX 3 smartphone. 


Comments ( 136 )


Awesome phone I just want it to experience this amazing technology.....loved this smartphone.

Nov 30, 2018 Reply

Amazing smartphone I want to make a review if I could be the winner

Nov 28, 2018 Reply

Wow incredibble phone

Nov 26, 2018 Reply


Nov 19, 2018 Reply
Osang Catenza

This is really so amazing . For those who will win or got one , for sure they would be so happy and glad to have it .. after reading of everything it makes me think to have one and hoping to be one of the winner too in thier all giveaways

Nov 18, 2018 Reply
Ra-yAj Santillan

amazing flagship phone....with its wireless charger thats cool...and its big capability or ram....its just was i wishing for....hope to win one of these Value Q.....morw power....

Nov 17, 2018 Reply
Ogun Ayo

The brain in technology is in value Q

Nov 17, 2018 Reply
Жека Сточко

Отличный телефон)) пользуюсь уже вторым Xiaomi и особых проблем не замечал, советую всем !!! Не пожалеете что приобретёте один из Xiaomi!!!

Nov 17, 2018 Reply
Adebayo Abraham

Fascinating new innovation in tech

Nov 17, 2018 Reply
Akerele James Olalekan

Nice product. How I wish I could have one

Nov 17, 2018 Reply

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