The in-hand text article is dedicated to inquest the newly-launched Xiaomi AX3600 WIFI 6 Router. In this review piece, we will go through the features and specifications of the Xiaomi AIot router, its design, performance and other vital aspects one-by-one. Make sure to track the headings until the end if you really look for the latest equipment to handle your wireless network properties.
As we depicted in our previous reviews, the 13th of February was the historic date for Xiaomi due to some world-class invention announcements on the same stage. The biggest attraction of the ceremony was, undoubtedly, the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro Series smartphones. Along with this surprise, Xiaomi also managed to introduce some other well-embraced smart devices from the same dais.
Xiaomi AX3600 WIFI 6 Review: What are the Features and Specifications?
The Type-C 65W GaN Wireless Charger, Bluetooth Speakers with wireless charging, AX3600 WIFI 6 wireless router, and some others, are to name, specifically. We will dwell on other products sometime later. But today, we will examine the Xiaomi AX3600 WIFI 6 router, which is also a prominent device among others. As the internet technologies are being shifted to the 5G module, the WIFI 6 is also the next-level profile when it comes to the WIFI technologies. Unlike 3.5 Gbps speed in WIFI 5, the WIFI 6 provides 9.6 Gbps speed of data transmission.
Correspondingly, the Xiaomi AX3600 router is designed with the latest WIFI 6 technology to serve users with ultrafast data speed and performance. Equipped with the Qualcomm IPQ8071A chipset, 512MB/256GB storage and four Cortex-A53 cores, the router is promised to deliver magnificent service at lower power consumption.
So, why wait anymore, let’s quickly dive into the detailed review of Xiaomi AIoT AX3600 WIFI 6 router to get clearer picture.
Xiaomi AIoT AX3600 Design and Build
It is good to check the AX3600 WIFI 6 router physically first before entertaining the technical prospects. Externally, the router looks nice and delicate in the prism shape. The full black colour physique looks glossy, and 7-antenna approach also fascinates users at the prima facia.
Furthermore, Xiaomi has successfully managed to keep the product weight at the lowest along with the 410x177x134 mm physical dimensions. The front side, as well as the middle antenna, has an LED indicator. Similarly, the backside also hosts multiple (like 4 ethernets) posts for specific connections. Overall, the Xiaomi router achieves an ideal physical contour and style to suit your home appliances dramatically.
When it comes to defining the Xiaomi AIoT AX3600 network experience. It seems incredible with the inclusion of OFDMA and MU-MIMO modules. The OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access) technology allows the router to transmit data to multiple terminal devices via only a single transmission.
On the contrary, WIFI routers that don’t sport OFDMA algorithm have to transmit data using multiple transmissions. That is an ineffective practice at all. Therefore, the MU-MIMO tactic also ensures multi-device low-latency connections simultaneously. The AX3600 router also features BSS Coloring, Beamforming and other similar technicalities.
It provides access to WPA3 and IPv6 encryption protocols. Ultimately, the router attains the capacity to enhance communication efficiency, reducing signal interference, fortifying security and expanding network address space etc.
Xiaomi also confirms the inbuilt NetEase UU Accelerator plug-in to support global network acceleration of mainstream games like PS4, Xbox One etc. Online gaming will also be smoother with lowest latency time login troubles. Additionally, new clients can also win 3-month free period through the NetEase UU in collaboration with the Xiaomi WIFI App.
Another eminent mention is that the AX3600 AIoT router is the first to combine the WIFI 6 and Qualcomm chipset together. Now, Xiaomi is the first brand to deliver WIFI 6 services in both mobile and router equipment.
Other Technical Specifications
First and foremost, the Xiaomi AX3600 WIFI 6 router installs the Qualcomm IPQ8071A chipset in the CPU terminal. Further, the chipset configures four Cortex-A53 cores, which provides 1.0 GHz of clock speed. Additionally, the CPU also boasts a 1.7 GHz 2-core NPU chip to excel network strength. That’s why it is advertised as a 2-core chip system.
Moreover, Xiaomi has spruced up the WIFI 6 router with 7 antennas around the body. One antenna refers to the IoT devices, two are 2.4 GHz, while the remaining 5 5 GHz antennas. To connect external devices, you will use the 2.4GHz and 5GHz mediums. The IoT antenna, on the other hand, provides dual-frequency support and up to 150 Mbps speed for IoT-enabled devices. Against the Mi Router AC2100, the latest router is 155% faster. Xiaomi also amazes users saying the router is eligible to connect with up to 248 devices contemporaneously. That is wow!
In terms of security, Xiaomi’s latest router hires consolidated security patterns to give you a safer WIFI zone. You can deal with WPA-PSK, WPA3-SAE, and WPA2-PSK etc. Similarly, the device also tends to offer some space to store data in the form of 512MB RAM and 256MB flash internal storage. It supports 11ax technology on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz WIFI bands. Users will get 1 Gigabit and 3 Gigabit speed on the ethernet WAN and ethernet LAN ports, respectively.
As per the mobile application configuration, the latest Xiaomi AX3600 IoT Router sports the Mijia app and offers easy-to-setup perspective. It detects the IoT devices around you automatically, and you are just one click away from establishing a connection. However, you will also have access to the dedicated WIFI app (updated to version 5) that let you check the real-time notifications.
Xiaomi AIoT AX3600 Router: Price and Availability
The company has launched the AX3600 WIFI 6 router for Yuan 599 (roughly $86). Right now, it is available for preorders on the official platform Mi.com in China. However, we have no words on the availability of the router in other global markets, including India. As soon as we encounter any update, we will let you know without any delay.