This is the second mix model of Xiaomi this year, with the name Mix 3, and it is interesting to note that when most brand series habits are upgraded with the processor platform, there is a small modified enhanced version of Mix 2 to mix 2S on the Mix series, while the mix 3 continues to be used with mix 2 After S the same valiant Dragon 845, the number jumped to 3.

Obviously, mix for Xiaomi is a relatively special category, there is no more fixed time to upgrade the rhythm, there is no tradition in accordance with the custom of configuration upgrade, then mix 3 upgrade based on what is it?

More slender mix 3, more showy mix 3

Xiaomi Mix 3's dimensionsare 157.89mm x 74.69mm x 8.46mm, Weight 215g, while Xiaomi mix 2S's dimensions are 150.86 x 74.9 x 8.1 mm, weight 189g. In a nutshell, Mix 3 is bigger, thicker, and heavier than mix 2S.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

The increase in the length of the body is mainly due to changes in screen proportions and sizes, with Xiaomi MIX 3 's screen size increasing to 6.39 inches and back to the size of the first generation of MIX. But if the size is scrutinized, the mix 3 screen is actually smaller than the first generation of mix, because Mix 3 has a screen ratio of 19.5:9, while the first mix is 17:9, and the mix 2 and 2S are 18:9 screens.

Although the screen size is large and small, but each generation of screens has become more slender than the previous generation, which also makes the MIX overall feel changes.

The MIX 3 screen features Samsung's AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2340 x 1080. In fact, there is nothing to say in the parameters, unfortunately, it still did not reach the 2 K level bar. As for the screen share, MIX 3 undoubtedly hit its own high to 93.4%, a value already very, very close toOppo  Find x.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Fhd+ level resolution, 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED screen, which makes me worry about the delicacy of MIX 3 or lost, PPI 404 is not very high, diamond arrangement will also have a certain loss of fineness. After careful comparison with the 2K level Note 9, the fineness does still have a certain gap, carefully observing the edge of the font can feel the color of pixels, of course, this premise is in the case of "observation", I am not quite sure that most people are sensitive to such a gap, but " The daily use gap is not big "This description for me is not perfunctory or wash the land."

In the brightness and hair color tendency, love fan to get this millet MIX 3 more cold, and some reddish millet 8 exploration version compared to the overall hue slightly green, but Xiaomi provides a more detailed color temperature adjustment, users can adjust their own to a more comfortable state. As for brightness, there doesn't seem to be much difference between the naked eye and the millet 8 on the hand.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

For the MIX series, this is the first time to use the AMOLED screen, which is not good news for the "LCD" Party is not a slave ", but for Xiaomi is a profit outweighing the disadvantages of a choice, because of the lightness of OLED, so that the MIX 3 content space can be slightly narrower, for thickness control, is very favorable, In particular, MIX 3 uses a sliding cover design, the thickness of the requirements are more urgent.

We now talk about the current mobile phone screen "Liu Hai" and "chin", from the beginning of MIX to bring a full screen concept has been more than two years, but the development of the market seems to have a certain gap with Xiaomi's vision that year, the introduction of a comprehensive screen concept, in fact, in the form closer to sharp borderless mobile phone Crystal evolutionary version.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

And in the MIX 3 launched today, forehead, Liu Hai, Chin has become a mobile phone front design of a few common adjectives, especially known as "Liu Hai" of the special-shaped comprehensive screen design, has been from the nature of the description of banter, into a regular use of words, and then also derived from the small bangs, beauty tips, water droplets screen, pearl screen Even Xiaomi's own millet 8 full range of products are used in the Liu Hai design.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

And still did not compromise to Liu Hai, is the MIX series. The first generation of MIX has become the founder of the comprehensive screen concept at the same time, perhaps also for the series to bring a certain "rules", such as adhere to the MIX of full screen line is not shaken, not with the special screen to make friends and so on, but for consumers this is actually a good thing, because now the market on the "Liu Hai" is too much 's persistence has brought us a handful of high-end products without bangs.

In other ways, MIX 3 still supports feature screen display, sun screen and eye care screen, but does not mention HDR video, even if the current HDR video chip source is not much, but this function should become the standard of high-end machine.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

The width of the body is the only reduced data, so the overall feeling will be more slender when the MIX 3 is taken on the hand. But the weight of the 215g still brings a heavy feel, heavier than the Galaxy Note 9 (201g) and the IPhone XS Max (208g).

In view of the sliding cover design, in fact, 8.46mm can also be acceptable. Looking at the side of MIX 3, it can be found that the MIX3 of the sliding cover design has a distinct stratification, the sliding upper part uses matte black treatment, and the lower part of the polished metal formed in sharp contrast.

Added gemstone blue color matching, but gold wire design simplifies

In color, Xiaomi this further added the gem blue color Matching, and the emerald color, this gem blue also has the doorway. According to Xiaomi's official information, they were inspired by the national treasures of many of the Palace Museum's collections, the gem blue color, also known as "Ji Blue", refers to the color of the clear sky after the rain. In traditional ceramic technology, gem blue glaze because of its complexity of the process is regarded as the top, but also known as the color of the national treasure. Of course, the emerald green color also continued to provide, like Evan this time to get the emerald version of the Millet MIX 3.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

In the previous generation of Xiaomi MIX 2S Emerald Art Edition, the border using matte aluminum alloy, and on the MIX3 replaced with a higher hardness of the 7075-t651 super-intensity aluminum alloy, of course, the strength of this can not be intuitively felt, but the aluminum alloy border treatment Changes is a glance can be seen at the change.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Yes, Xiaomi MIX3 's border from the original scrub into polishing, but the same to maintain the green, in the perception of very close to the iPhone X stainless steel luster, this "feeling of" although it is a detailed treatment, but has become a very catch of the small design, even mix2S. The color of the upper gray antenna fracture is also painted green this time.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

There were also some details of the changes on MIX 3, with the slogan of the original "mi MIX designed by XIAO mi" reduced to "mix by XIAO mi". In the past, long English slogans were not only the identification of the MIX series, but also as a design element to balance the vision of the back cover, but this rule was broken on mix 3, the mix series of slogans was not only simplified, but also the "by XIAO mi" further reduced the font size, highlighting only the "mix" three letters.

Overall, the sense of line on the mix was drastically reduced, including the edge of the camera and fingerprint recognition, and now you can't find it on Mix 3. On the other hand, after both black and white have been played by mix, mix is moving in a more colourful direction, such as emerald green, and this new gem blue.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

According to my personal guess, there may be two reasons for this design change, the first is the gold edge and black and white color is very harmonious, in with the appearance of emerald green and gem blue, gold in more colors will not necessarily be harmonious, in order to reduce the possible color conflict, the golden line is removed,which is also justified.

On the other hand, we can see that whether it is emerald green or gem blue, MIX creates a warm sense of gem, the color is not bright, but calm and temperature. In particular, according to such a design idea, the pure sense of uniqueness is very important, and too many lines will weaken this feeling.

Sliding cover is an effective solution, but not a perfect solution

The biggest change in the design is the slider part, which I purposely put at the end of the Appearance section. For this slider design, I think this is a viable option for the pursuit of a screen share road, but it is far from an efficient solution, not to mention a perfect one.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Feasible meaning means that this is a solution to the original purpose, that is, to further improve the screen share, and that it is not efficient enough means that the slider will bring about changes in the user experience, and this user experience is not in a significantly better direction.

Simply put, this is an increase in the ratio of the screen to the possibility of splitting user habits and increasing the likelihood of a false touch. For example, in the process of slipping, if you accidentally hold down the icon on the screen, then the app will open, in fact, this is a typical touch scene.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Speaking of good on the one hand, this slider is still quite magic, sliding feeling is very crisp, Xiaomi officials also laugh that MIX 3 has become a new generation of "decompression artifact" potential. Of course, the joke to joke, Xiaomi on this slider behind the design is still a lot of thought, the use of magnetic power slide design. By applying the force in the vertical direction by the NdFeB permanent magnet, the cover life of MIX 3 will theoretically be longer and can reach 300,000 times.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Love fan got this MIX 3 in the factory has been upgraded to MIUI 10 development version and Android Pie, the system version is quite new, but also encountered some bugs, such as access to the Setup interface appeared once white screen. As for the feature section, MIX 3 adds a feature option to the slider setting on the system, using the settings from the Definition slider related section, including what the default action is when you can set the slide cover. The system defaults to turning on the front camera, and of course you can switch to starting a particular app, or opening a tool drawer, and so on, and this tool drawer contains some quick actions, such as countdown, weather, calculators, notes, WeChat and Alipay sweeps and payment codes. At present this shortcut drawer is fixed and cannot be increased or reduced.

Oh, to add to the fun, Xiaomi gave the MIX 3 slider a sound design, using the default "tech" sound with a slightly cyberpunk. Others also have swords out of the sheath and lighter flip sound and so on, have tried again after I feel a little too two, or silently turned off this function.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

However, mix 3 this time still uses the back fingerprint design, which makes people a little uncomfortable, because the earlier release of Xiaomi 8 has a transparent exploration version and screen fingerprint version of two screen fingerprint model, later higher high-end MIX 3 did not, I think Xiaomi will still explain to the public.

In addition, MIX 3 has a small upgrade of two experiences: sometimes at maximum volume, the volume is still not enough, by pressing the volume + again, will start Super volume mode, and then increase the maximum volume of 27%, another function is to increase the encryption access card simulation, of course, this feature requires the property to match the encryption information.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Mix 3 release, just seven months away from Mix 2S, March mix 2S in the domestic debut Valiant Dragon 845, just seven months to Yu Juanlong 845来 said it has not ended its life cycle, so MIX 3 also continued to follow the Valiant Dragon 845 processor, so in the performance of this , MIX 3 won't surprise us.

Valiant Dragon 845 processor, 10nm process, Adreno 630 GPU, Spectra 280 ISP and Hexagon 685 DSP and X20 LTE baseband are all in this six months have been turned around to bite and chew things. The only surprise is that mix 3 prepared the 10GB running memory version this time, but the first 10GB running memory model has been in the previous two days by the Black Shark game mobile phone Helo, so MIX 3 did not grab the starter, can only be said to be the first 10GB model, but also similar to the Black shark, limited to the Forbidden City Special editionThis configuration is only available. The regular version of MIX 3 has only 6G+128GB, 8G+128GBand8G+256GB,these three versions.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Mix 3 is the smallest generation of batteries in the Xiaomi mix family, with the highest 4400mAh in the first generation of mix, to the mix 2 and mix 2S to shrink to 3400mAh, and to the mix 3 battery capacity has been left only 3200mAh.

From the actual experience, MIX 3 is the "one Day" standard, more quantitatively, in the use of 100% brightness and 1/3 volume, play a set of B station "JOJO" animation (with a play screen) consumption of 6%, serial three after the power from 100% down to 83%. MIX 3 is not a stunning model, ordinary, enough is the evaluation of its ability to life.

Almost forgot, mix 3 full version of the 10W wireless fast charging base, whereas only the mix 2S exclusive version only attached to the charging base.

Super Night view is actually super HDR

For the vast majority of mobile phones, taking pictures is still an open experience, the needs of social networks have spawned a lot of picture demand, and perhaps 99% of the photos are from the mobile side, so the priority of mobile phone photography is increasing, whether it is Apple or Google, Taking pictures is part of the focus of the whole launch.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

From the camera's hardware, MIX 3 compares Xiaomi 8 without substantially changing, from Sony IMX 363 's main camera to Samsung's s5k3m3+ pair, all exactly the same hardware. f/1.8 Aperture. The only thing that can make a difference in these months's flagship,is the soft power on the algorithm. In fact, Xiaomi did show a further improvement in the algorithm, the quantification of the performance of DxO from 99 points to 103 points, and Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in a unified segment, but 108 points of the photo ratio of the same 103 total points of Note 9 (Photo score 107) and U 12+ (Photo score 106) is even higher.

As for the front, use the Sony IMX 576 viewer, 24 million megapixel + 2 million depth of motion lens to support all the beauty features that Xiaomi has previously launched.

In the case of adequate ambient light, in fact, MIX 3 and Xiaomi 8 can not open what gap, after all, are the same dual camera. Also very close in terms of color and HDR strength, the MIX 3 performs better at the edge of the screen than Xiaomi 8, and the metering and white balance is more stable when photographing.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

The above is shown in Xiaomi 8, pictured below is MIX 3

In terms of analytic force, there will be no gap between the 12 million megapixel IMX 363 families, but Xiaomi 8 's imaging is relatively fleshy, MIX 3 will feel sharper, but there is still no Samsung Rui, in most cases Samsung's sample clarity will be higher, but 100% screenshots of Samsung will often appear sharp Excessive situation.

Handheld Super Night sceneinMIX 3,is also added in this main photo function, handheld super night scene solution is mainly the long exposure and the rate of patches between the difficult contradictions, not only Xiaomi, including Huawei and Google just released at the beginning of the Pixel 3 o'clock launched night Sight function, the same super night scene with A song and a principle.

Xiaomi official is so explain the super night scene, handheld Super night scene is the first with AI intelligent metering, AI anti-shake automatic calibration, hardware multidimensional multi-frame noise reduction, multiple long exposure and other 8 processing to create a class close to for long exposure of the night scene photo. After pressing Xiaomi mix 3 shutter, first through AI intelligent metering to detect the scene of light and jitter information, and then determine the most accurate exposure area in each frame of the photo, to ensure that the dark part of the picture has details, bright but exposed, and finally through AI stabilizer in each frame of the photo intelligent selection of 100 key feature points for identification comparison, This compensates for jitter in the correction screen.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

In the current version of the system, Super night scene is taken out as part of the first-class navigation, and photo, video, slow motion and so on juxtaposed, the entrance to do level one navigation means Xiaomi wants users to use Super night view often. However, this function in the photo interface is called Night view, there is no other flower head.

Through the actual shooting found that the handheld super night scene to define the next, I would say that this is a super HDR function, in essence, also play multi-frame synthesis, but now the algorithm "smarter" interference more, in fact, can not simply to the picture brightness to talk about heroes. Of course, for the overall picture is too dark, super night scene will significantly improve the brightness of the picture, but the night light is actually very complex, can not be generalized in a single scene.

The following sample of the same angle of view is the second use of super night scene shooting.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

As you can see from this picture, HDR has been turned on in the automatic scene, but the effect of automatic HDR is completely better than nothing for the performance of night tolerance, the overall picture is very bleak. And after the use of Night view mode, the overall picture brightness soared, while the tree discoloration situation has also been greatly improved.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

As you can see in this set of photos, the overall picture is more bright, and the tolerance has been greatly improved, including the scene of the night light ratio caused by light from all directions, MIX 3 has maintained a high light pressure excellent situation, there is a better dark detail performance.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

But not all night scenes will have such an excellent performance, in fact, super night scene because of the nature of its multi-frame synthesis, more suitable for the scene of complex light sources and the overall picture brightness is insufficient, or automatic HDR force is not caught in the case, super is stronger performance. However, in the automatic HDR ability range of the situation, super night scene is difficult to open the gap with it, but will reveal the shortcomings of the image sharpening excessive.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Occasionally super night view of the HDR too hard, but will appear the overall dimming situation.

Outdoor Environment Photos:

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Indoor Dark Light PHOTOS:

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Portrait Pattern Photos:

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

It is also worth mentioning that 960fps slow motion photography, in the common 240fps based on the expansion of 4times, reached a normal speed of 1/32, enough to record the moment the water droplets fall. There have been some brands that have features before, MIX 3 is certainly good to join, but more like a complement to high-end positioning.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

In addition, Xiaomi also added the function of AI soundtrack for 960fps slow motion, specifically, AI recognized that the screen is when the raindrops fall will be accompanied by music containing raindrops sound effects, but unfortunately I shot the night water droplets drop the picture only the default soundtrack.

For the MIX series, it can't simply be said to be a high-end flagship

In the Mix 2 review, love fan once said that the mix series after getting rid of the first generation of concept machine to become a separate series, bear the responsibility of Xiaomi brand upgrade, in the function and performance handed over to the red Rice and Xiaomi Digital series, the MIX series actually represents Xiaomi on the process and design this higher level of demand landing, from mix" An art, a technology, "the slogan can be seen, Xiaomi on the concept of process design figurative sustenance to China's ancient developed handicrafts, such as ceramic technology and jade culture, are the details of this embodiment."

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

The pursuit of this process design is the unique recognition and series of temperament that you want to create for the MIX series. So Xiaomi has also introduced some special editions of this special edition of the British Museum to consolidate the brand's route again and again. But for now, the concept has yet to create a clear perception among consumers that the MIX series will think of it as Xiaomi's high-end series, but behind this high-end is craft design, and Xiaomi will need to continue its efforts to instill in the public.

Xiaomi MIX 3 model Review

Mix 3 continues to continue its previous route positioning, such as the color of the body named after the jade, as well as the continued pursuit of ceramic craftsmanship, there is no doubt that MIX 3 is a bucket machine, although in some ways and Xiaomi 8 is a trade-off, but in terms of overall temperament, the MIX series is still Xiaomi's current ceiling.

Some people have said before that they do not understand why Xiaomi will choose the Palace Museum so difficult to release MIX 3, quite a bit of thankless feeling. But now, Xiaomi may be trying to tell everyone that MIX is a series that walks all the way in craft design, not as hard as we think.

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