The Mi Mix 3 set to launch on the 25th of October, 2018 comes with a humongous 6.4 inch AMOLED screen and a screen to body ratio claimed to be at a whopping 93.4%. The flagship, of course, has the strongest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset yet. What’s more interesting about this Xiaomi product is its camera’s capability.
The 12 MP + 12 MP rear dual camera is mounted on a magnetic slider which opens the camera app when slid out. The primary sensor being the Sony IMX363 with 1.4µm pixel size and f/1.8 lens, while the secondary Samsung S5K3M3 telephoto cam has f/2.4 aperture and 1.0µm pixel size. The front face of this magnetic slider brings out the dual front camera with 24 MP + 2 MP camera combo. The main sensor on the front camera is the Sony IMX576 which the company claims can achieve 1.8µm pixel size by 4-pixel binning in low-light environments. The resolution is reduced to 6 MP in low light conditions.
Strong Night-Mode Performance
A new Night Mode is available on the Mi Mix 3 which lets you take long exposure shots. This was earlier introduced by Huawei in its P20 Pro. The Mi Mix 3 surpasses the P20 Pro’s Night Mode performance by a huge margin. The camera also has the inbuilt AI scene recognition feature. AI engine also supports 960 fps slow-motion video recording.
Before the phone was launched, the French company, DxOMark received the device for camera rating. Its results were released during the presentation in Beijing.
DxOMark experts reportedly observed fast autofocus, accurate white balance with vivid colors and a wide dynamic range. The only con experts seemed to have complained about is the high noise level in high-contrast scenes and bokeh mode.
The camera received 108 points for photos, and 93 for video, giving it an overall of 103 points means that it shares the 4th place on DxOMark ranking with the flagship Samsung Galaxy Note 9.