The smartphone manufacturing industry is consistently evolving and as the years roll by, there is an incessant quest for more innovation. The full-screen design has been an area of development over the past year. Last year, Essential Phone got a higher screen-to-body ratio by using a teardrop notch. This notch was modified by Apple into the iPhone X-like notch. We have also seen a pop-up camera design, like what we have in Vivo NEX as well as the periscope design of the OPPO Find X. Now, it appears that the slide screen design is taking the center stage. In the last couple of weeks, we have seen three smartphones with the slide-screen design. Xiaomi Mi MiX 3 was first launched, then we saw the Honor Magic 2 and finally the cheap Lenovo Z5 Pro. Smartphones with slide-displays have been tipped to be a trend in 2019 and although this tech seems premium and expensive, the competition will definitely beat down the price to the barest minimum. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is now available for purchase on Gearbest.
The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is the first slide-screen smartphone to hit the market. This device packs innovative features and it is the first in many ways. It is the first smartphone to adopt a magnetic slide full-screen design. It is also the first Xiaomi phone to use a dual-front camera.
It comes with a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen and its screen ratio is 93.4%. According to the company, this is the first slide-screen full-screen phone. A soft down-slide of the display reveals a 24MP+2MP selfie camera. On the rear, this smartphone a 12MP+12MP camera configuration. On DxOMark, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 scored 103 points, the best Xiaomi camera phone so far. The Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 6GB/8GB/10GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of internal storage. The 10GB of RAM model is called “Forbidden City”, named after the place it was released. This special edition will hit the market soon. The battery is a bit disappointing – 3200 mAh. It supports 10W wireless fast charge which gives you over to 70% in 60 minutes.
This smartphone camera comes with the handheld super night scene mode and 960 frames super slow-motion shooting. This is the first Xiaomi smartphone to use these features. Although the company mentioned 5G compatibility with this phone, Xiaomi will launch the 5G version next year. According to Xiaomi, the slide screen can be used up to 300,000 times although, tests by individuals have shown that the slide of this phone can take at least 600,000 slides. This means that if you slide the display 100 times per day, you will use this device for 8 years without issues. Technically, nobody slides a screen up to 100 times per day and most phones don’t survive up to 8 years.