Review of Xiaomi's Mi Mix 3 smartphone, a 500 pound mobile that's just launched in the UK in early 2019, providing hot competition for the OnePlus 6T and Honor View 20. After using it as his full-time handset, Chris delivers his verdict on the speed, battery life, MiUI features and camera tech.
Like OnePlus and Honor's blowers, the Mi Mix 3 boasts solid specs for that asking price. You get premium components such as Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset, crammed into a slick ceramic frame with sliding camera panel. Performance is perfect for PubG and other games, while the battery life is decent too.
So is this one of the best Xiaomi phones in 2019? Well, that MiUI 10.2 launcher is rather quirky, but we can't fault the hardware - even if that sliding panel is a little awkward at times. The dual lens rear camera is one of our favourites at this price point, providing excellent photo and video quality across a range of conditions.
You can see our full unboxing of the Mi Mix 3 for a closer look at the software, specs and so on. Let us know your thoughts below!