MI MIX 4
Before we starting this blog the phone MI MIX 4 has not launched yet so it is the Chinese variant so enjoy it.
The original bezel-less beauty! Mi MIX was introduced 4-5 years ago & it’s been called the bezel-less beauty ever since This is the Mi MIX 4 (4th generation) & it comes with a lot of “first’s” along with it.
Today, we’ll unbox it & I’ll give my first impressions. There are 2-3 interesting things that I’m going to tell you about.
let’s check out the interesting things and It’s a big black box, it’s different & squarish! We’ve ordered it from China.
Right up front is the phone & it’s quite slim.
A premium phone, USB cable(USB Type C to Type C) And finally, there’s an adapter, it’s all nicely packed it’s a 120W fast charger! And it’s big & heavy as well.
It is super-duper shiny! It has a ceramic back you do get fingerprint smudges, but it’s not much of a fingerprint magnet. There must be some coating to avoid it.
But yes, you do get some fingerprints on the phone.
This phone seriously feels good in the hand! It has curved sides & it’s a little slippery in the hand as well but if you don’t put it on the case, then it might slip off from the hand But, it gives a premium phone feel.
And the design, its ceramic at the back & Gorilla Glass Victus on the front are well merged, It looks like a unibody design and it’s very beautifully done!
So if we talk about its weight, It’s 230g!
But seriously, it’s a little heavy (230g) but it feels good in the hand & is slightly on the heavier side and it’s a heavy phone but this case is not all that great.
Ports & Buttons
The 3.5mm jack’s missing! But you get everything else, there’s an IR Blaster on the top and It’s a dual nano sim card slot. Its base variant comes with 128GB of storage and another one is 256GB storage.
Now it’s time to start the phone! and I’m excited to see the display & see how bezel-less it is.
Oh look at that display friends, yes it’s truly bezel-less! and the Mi MIX series’ tradition & legacy can be clearly seen And the bezels are absolutely slim & thin! And there’s an under-display camera on the front so there’s no notch.
But Xiaomi doesn’t call it UDC! They call it CUP(Camera Under Panel), and they’ve coined a new name but there’s a CUP that can’t be seen.
It’s a big 6.67” FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz fast refresh rate & 480Hz touch sampling rate and It has HDR10+ support along with a Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front.
So it looks great from every angle as far as the display is concerned, it’s bright as well And I’m going to show some photos via its CUP as well.
Let me tell you it’s a 3D curved display, it’s not much but it is a little curved.
It’s the 1st phone we’ve unboxed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ SoC.
There are 4 variants of this phone – 8GB+128GB(base variant), 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB & 12GB+512GB(upper variant).
Remember the Mi 11 Ultra had launched in India, so there are strong chances that the Mi MIX 4 will come too And also the Mi 11 Ultra’s India price was equivalent to the Chinese pricing.
So imagine if it launches for Rs 50K in India! It’ll definitely give tough competition to the flagship OnePlus 9 series & other flagships!
This is beautiful! It should come to India. It’s an absolutely good-looking smartphone.
There are 3 colour variants – White, Grey & Black. All 3 come with ceramic backs.
And its storage type is UFS 3.1 & the RAM type is LPDDR5.
It’s absolutely top-notch! You can play games in the highest settings, you’ll enjoy it.
Its AnTuTu score had to be run 2-3 times as it kept crashing in the middle and the score’s near 8L!
Yes, the SD888+ SoC gets very hot! And the ceramic back makes it feel even more hot.
The display is so good & gaming will be enjoyable! But take care of thermals, it’ll get hot after long gaming sessions!
It has a 4500mAh battery & with a 5Nm processor, it’ll easily last through the day and It has a 120W fast charging adapter inside the box! And there are 2 different modes of charging.
If you use the Boost charging, it’ll take only 15 minutes to charge the 4500mAh battery and normal charging will take about 21-22 minutes, It has a 50W wireless charging support as well.
Look at this camera module, it’s big! It has a triple camera setup, the primary sensor is 108MP, there’s a 13MP ultrawide sensor & an 8MP periscope sensor as well and it can give you a 50X zoom!
Let’s talk about CUP (Camera Under Panel). It’s a 20MP sensor & it’s the 3rd phone with an Under-Display Camera.
We saw it on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 (4MP), then on the ZTE Axon 30(16MP) & this is the 20MP sensor And this is the best implementation of the Under-Display Camera yet!
Because, even in the ZTE or the Z Fold 3, the camera is clearly visible But not with this one. the camera is not at all visible here. But still, it’s the best implementation of the Under-Display Camera yet!
It’s a beautiful video viewing experience & there are stereo speakers that are tuned by Harman Kardon.
So, they’re loud with good quality & the overall multimedia viewing experience is absolutely top-notch without any problems and there are other flagship features like all connectivity options are flagship level.
It has all sensors including the IR Blaster, NFC & In-Display fingerprint sensor so everything is there, no problems at all and it come with IPX8 rating.
It’s yours, mine & everyone’s favourite MIUI 12 but this is MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition. It’s a Chinese variant, so I can’t talk about the OS much.
But it’s on Android 11 & MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition it will get an update shortly.
Finally, what do I think about it?
let me know in the comments section.
I love it, I really loved the design & the display is even better and It’s a beautiful phone & the Mi MIX 4 legacy is carried on by it.
Now let’s see when & at what price does it come in India!
The base variant price starts with 4,999 Yuan(converted Rs 55-60K).
If MI MIX 4 comes around Rs 50K, it’ll be a great offering in that price range!