Sunday, February 19, 2017

Xiao Mi Mix Smartphone

    The Chinese manufacturer wants this look futuristic. It has a 6.4 inch screen that occupies mostly the entire face of the phone. The buttons are now placed on the screen. The material used is sturdy and scratch resistant. It has it’s own weaknesses too. It has only one speaker and it is used to play both music and video. The Xiao Mi Mix Smartphone has placed a cantilever piezoelectric actuator. It makes the phone’s body throb when it sounds. The camera is not so good. You can get this phone only in China. These phones are quite limited. There is not so many parts that are available. The model mentioned here is the lower priced smartphone. It cost 3,499 yuan equivalent to almost $510.  There is a more expensive model and it comes with an 18 carat gold embossing. it comes with a 6GB BRAM instead of 4GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage instead of the 128 GB storage of the base model. This model will cost 4,000 yuan. If you turn it into dollars the Xiao Mi Mix Smartphone will cost $600.  Remember that Chines phones do not come with Google apps. You’ll have to find a way to place it there.

   The Xiao MI Mix Smartphone sports a 6.40 inch touchscreen display and it comes with a resolution of 1080 pixels x 2040 pixels at a PPI of 362 pixels per inch. It is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm 821 processor. It has 4GB of RAM , 128 GB of storage. The camera comes with a 16 mega-pixel primary camera on the rear and a 5 megapixel camera on the front side, which can be used for taking selfies.  The Xiao Mi Mix Smartphone runs with an Android 6.0 Operating system and uses a 4400mAh non-removable battery. It measures 158.80  x 81 x 7.90 and weighs 209 grams.. The Xiao Mi Mix has dual SIMS that accepts Nano- Sim options. This includes WI-FI, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, Infrared, USB OTG, FM, 3G and 4G. This has a Band 40 that is used by some networks in India. I personally think that this is not needed. There are some sensors in this phone. These are the following: a compass magnetometer sensor, Proximity sensor, Acceloremeter sensor, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope sensor and Barometer.sensor
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 with it’s Basic RAM and storage performs very well as expected. It runs smoothly. In the benchmark score for the Geekbench 4 ( single core ) it scored  1812 way above the average of it’s category level.  On the Geekbench 4 ( multi-core ) it scored 3,529 above the category level. On the 3D Mark Ice Storm test the Xiao Mi Mix Smartphone scored 27,011 also above the category level. The camera needs a bit of improvement. There is no problem taking pictures during the day. It is during the night when the pictures are not good.. This is not a waterproof smartphone. Stay away from water when using it. The battery life is good for at least 17 hours. My concern is that it drains out when it is unplugged.


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