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The most unusual mobile you can buy

Mi Mix 2 was therefore an almost necessary anticlimax: How could Xiaomi after such a short time build an even cooler phone than the original?

Mix 3 is here anyway now, and is an attempt to draw on the glory of its predecessor and attract the mobile buyers again. And again, this goes to the mobile manufacturer along unfamiliar roads.

Mi Mix 3 is something as rare as a skydetelefon. The type was otherwise on its way to becoming an endangered race exactly ten years ago, and in 2019 it is therefore a bit like having an exuberant dronefugl in your pocket.

Maximum display

It is, of course, to cover most of the cell phone with the screen. The highly controversial " notch at the top of the mobilskærme takes place to the camera, the loudspeaker and all the other trifles necessary on the front of the phone.

the Design made its debut in the Apple iPhone X and has since appeared in the mobiles from almost all manufacturers except for Samsung.

the Screen on Mix 3 is also an AMOLED display, but it is not so dynamic in color reproduction and contrast, which we are accustomed, even when we try to adjust the farveprofilerne in the settings. However, it is still fine to use.

Xiaomi is not only about to go alternatively to work to get rid of the notch in the screen. Manufacturer Vivo has a simple camera module, which pops up from inside your phone to take selfies, while the Oppos a little crazy Find the X is almost telescopic, and pushes a part of the inside out with an engine, every time you open your phone. In the not so insane department for the design of full-screen mobile phones we also find screens with holes, where the front camera ‘can see’ through the screen. In those cases, the likelihood for mechanical problems less.

Just the durability and build quality is the big question for these phones. For the variants without the motorised parts of the question is mainly about the wear and tear in your pocket and foreign matter between the parts. When it is said, is the new skydetelefoner usually quite successful.

In the Oppo Find X (t.h.) found a small motor that operates the slide. The mark may, however, be difficult to buy at home. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

Futuristic, but slightly fluctuating

The funny thing is that my hands will essentially push the screen upwards instead of pulling it down toward the back,as one should. It was also the first instinct of several of the editors.

I therefore observed during the test period, I had to fight to get used to the slider. Its direction is basically to live with. But, since it must be pushed up to unlock the device with face recognition, has the following use a tendency to remain in the unfolded position. And only a little too late I discover that it is sensible to push the phone back together.

On the Oppo Find X operated device of a motor, which is more practical than the Xiaomis solution. But sustainability is at the Oppos mechanics are just in the long term, more uncertain.

What you must know about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Size: 15,79 x 7,47 x 0,85 cm

Weight: 218 grams

Display: 6,4 inch, 2340 x pixels, 19,5:9, 403 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass

Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4 x Cryo 385 Gold @ 2.8 GHz + 4 x Cryo 385 Silver @ 1.7 GHz, Adreno 630 GPU, 6/8/10 GB RAM

mass memory: 128/256/512 GB, no memory card

Operating system: Android 9 with MIUI 10

Mobile technology: 4G (comes with the 5G later on), wireless charging

Camera: 12 megapixels, f/1.8, face detection + 12 megapixels telephoto main camera, 24 megapixels + 2 megapixelsfrontkamera

Battery: 3200 mAh, hurtigoplading, USB Type-C, wireless charger included

Price: From 4299 kroner (6 GB RAM/128 GB mass memory)

People facial recognition

if you notice not, that the phone even has face detection. This function works only in some geographical areas. But it is up to you to tell the phone that it is in an area where face recognition works. You do this by setting it to either the Uk or Hong Kong.

Functionally, the technology is pretty fast, when it works, but it is not near as accurate as Apple's FaceID or Huaweis solution in the Mate 20 Pro. On cold days, for example, a hat that sits a bit far down in the pan, enough to confuse the phone.

as long As the phone is not surprised of the sunglasses in Elton John-class or large caps, however, locked fairly quickly.

It is the same type of face detection, which you can find in Xiaomi Mi 8. Therefore, it is based on the 3D reading of your face and should not be vulnerable to being cheated with a printed picture of you.

Nice and simple menus are all in the Mix 3. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

Good menus

however, There are a lot of programs from Xiaomi, which is placed in the phone menu. And since this phone does not have a appbakke, it becomes easy a little messy if you're not careful.

It is relatively easy to find your way around on your phone, and it has never performance. Here things will be done soon enough and a little more than that.

In contrast to the lack of a appbakke, there are many options to customize the Xiaomi phones. You can choose to rename operatørnavnet that appears on the lock screen. More convenient you can also see how much bandwidth you use.

The chinese telefonklassiker among the new features is that you can allow the device to turn on and off automatically. You can also ask the phone to disable the data connection every time the screen is locked.

There are a number of more or less useful swipes, which can be used as shortcuts, and this phone has the same type of swipes as on huawei's Mate 20 Pro. You swiper up to get to the home screen and in from the edges to take a step back.

the Model has Android 9, but it is a drawback that the phone does not support the encryption necessary for Netflix and Amazon Prime in HD, while other services like YouTube without problems can utilize the screen resolution.

It is worth to notice that the battery does not look so large out on the list of specifications (3200 mAh), but it actually takes two days to discharge this model. The phone is otherwise fine for calls and sms, but does not support voice over 4G and can therefore not provide the voice quality in HD.

the Back of the phone is made of a ceramic material, which ensures it against scratches. Photo: Ole Henrik Johansen,

Middelgodt camera

and it is also the case with this model. In daylight the phone takes fairly good pictures, but it feels fast, that the cameras do not work as well when it gets dark.

Mi Mix 3 share the large set image properties with the Mi 8. It is not so strange, since the camera on the back is the same in the two phones.

There is a separate night mode in the software. It helps a little in the dark, but as we saw with the OnePlus 6T, software is not enough to match the best in class. Both the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro from Huawei and Google's Pixel 3 does a better job with their natfunktioner.

You can code one of the buttons to open the app, you want. Photo: Finn Jarle Kvalheim,

the Most fun for the money

It applies to the photo, multimedia, and partly ease of use. But vice versa, the device has a relatively unique design and all the accessories provided in the sales package. Fast charger and the wireless charger is included. The back is also of ceramic material, which is almost impossible to scratch.

the Phone has the fastest hardware you can get, and it has plenty of RAM and storage space.

And then there is the option to slide the phone from each other, which gets 99 percent of those around you to think: what just happened there? It can also have a value.

When the phone is sold at a reasonable 4300 dollars, which at the same time something to the for in the same budget to find an alternative. The phone is perhaps not the best, but it is very, very fun anyway. And for some, that is enough.

PS: Mi Mix-the models launched with relatively short intervals. It is expected that the successor to the Mix 3 come in during the spring.

Mi Mix 3 makes up for the weaknesses in an unusual design and has lots of accessories. Pr photo

Big AMOLED skærmUsædvanlig skydefunktionHurtig reader to fingeraftrykHurtig opladerTrådløs lets follow medGode menuerBagside in ridsesikker keramikMasser of storage space and RAMForholdsvis low prisFysisk button for optional app

Middelgodt kameraEn heavy telefonUvished on glidemekanismens holdbarhedUnderstøtter not Netflix in HD Alternatives to the Mi Mix 3


Mate 20 Pro has about the same good fotokvaliteter as P20 Pro from 2018, but adds a wide-angle camera, which makes the overall package much more flexible. The phone has wireless charging and reverse charging where you can charge others devices wirelessly. It has a large battery and is waterproof. It is the best phone right now, but also several thousand dollars more expensive than Mix 3, and far from just as eye catching.


The latest generation of the Galaxy S series is best described as a safe and somewhat boring choice. But maybe it's exactly what you want? A tight phone, with good menus, really good screen and great camera. You can get it for under 4000 dollars, but also huawei's flagship from last year, P20 Pro, is worth considering. But remember that both models in a few weeks is expected to get a sequel.

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