Xiaomi Mi MIX review: Bonkers, in the best way possible

Posted:  October 31, 2016   By:    12 comments   


Intro

161031-xiaomi-mi-mix-review-01

A ‘concept phone’. Those were the words I heard when Xiaomi unveiled the Mi MIX — something I thought they wouldn’t sell because that’s what the term ‘concept’ usually means. Then the presentation continued and my jaw hit the floor.

Wait, they’re going to sell it?!

If you forget the ‘concept’ label and think about it, it’s not that hard to believe. It’s got a standard flagship processor with RAM, internal storage, and a regular battery. It’s not powered by harvested unicorn tears. It’s still a smartphone with a camera at the back and a camera in front for selfies. It’s got buttons too!

Then you really think about it. It doesn’t have an earpiece. It has an absolutely humongous screen that is basically — wait for it — bezel-less. The front camera is a tiny little spec at the bottom where it’s easily blocked by your palm. And it’s made entirely out of ceramic which is as slippery as a fish out of water.

Is it really a smartphone then? Should Xiaomi have put it on sale at all or left it as a proof of concept? Well, that’s what I spent the past few days finding out.


Android, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Product review, Xiaomi
, , , , , , , ,
Wanna say something?






 

12 Comments for Xiaomi Mi MIX review: Bonkers, in the best way possible

Afif

A lambo? Come on, Xiaomi is more like a rebadged Naza

jack

this reviewer is so ecstatic on a "bezelless" China phone?
in China there are scores of such phones.
try googling!
obviously Mi Mix doesn't make the cut coz they don't even have palm rejection tech.
how to hold the phone.
don't sell la.
get things right first before bragging.
as for the reviewer, so sad

MalaysiaBole

Give credit when credit is due – soyacincau's done a good job reviewing this phone, and who's heard of "other bezelless phones" ? Can you buy it here without jumping through hoops?

kanazai2001

c'mon… who's that gal… =P

TapaiKakai

I think this would be a good start for Xiaomi, to me this is quite one of a kind. I don't like to compare much to other brands but to me this phone is one of a kind. And looks positively stunning, it's not "YET" a practical phone but who knows what the future holds.