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Xiaomi's new Mi Mix smartphone reviewed

by on17 November 2016

Plenty of good things but some bad as well

Xiaomi certainly made a lot of noise with its impressive concept Mi Mix smartphone with an almost edge-less design and now it has been officially reviewed by Arstechnica and compared to some of the high end smartphones on the market, like the iPhone 7, Galaxy S7 and Google Pixel.

In case you missed it back when it was announced, Xiaomi's Mi Mix is a 6.4-inch ceramic-based smartphone designed to put the likes of Apple and Samsung on the edge of madness. Built around an impressive custom 6.4-inch 2040x1080 resolution, 17:9 aspect ratio display with really thin bezels and rounded corners at the top, the Xiaomi Mi Mix pushed the smartphone design to a whole new level, putting both Samsung and Apple designers to shame, especially with its 91.3 percent screen to body ratio.

Powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 821 SoC clocked at 2.35GHz, 4GB of RAM and an impressive 4400mAh battery, the Xiaomi Mi Mix certainly promised some big things. managed to get their hands on Xiaomi's new Mi Mix smartphone and put it through its paces in plenty of benchmarks, camera tests and more, with the conclusion that this is one of the best-looking smartphones on the market, although an all-ceramic body probably won't survive a drop. Next-gen features and novelties like the internal earpiece and ultra-sonic proximity sensor work like a charm and its battery performance is unprecedented in its class.

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There are a couple of bad things as the camera on the Xiaomi Mi Mix is horrible. It is also stuck with Android 6.0, when Android 7.0 features, like the adjustable UI and split screen, could be quite appreciated. The rear fingerprint reader is also a "huge hassle".

Xiaomi certainly changed a lot of things on the smartphone market with the Mi Mix and although it won't be widely available, it certainly shows that smartphone makers can offer more for the price they are currently asking for a high-end smartphone.

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