Mi Mix 4 UNBOXING and Initial REVIEW – Xiaomi's FIRST Under-Display Camera Smartphone.
I have managed to snap one up quite quickly. That being said, the prices in the top right corner reflect the current chinese price, which i have converted into global currencies, since a global launch has yet to be announced and may very well not happen at all, even though a global launch is uncertain at this point. In time the xiaomi mi mix 4 is a huge revolution in the smartphone industry. Not only is it the worlds first phone to house an overclocked snapdragon, 8 plus chipset, but its xiaomis first mass produced smartphone to incorporate an in display, selfie camera and possibly the first device in the world to actually do it impressively well, thanks to a micro diamond Pixel pattern display covering the selfie camera paired with transparent, wiring and 400 pixels per inch matching the rest of the display. Of course, we get a bunch of nifty goodies in the box, including a usb type c. Cable, unfortunately, only 2.0 speeds and we do have a 4 500 milliamp hour battery 120 watt wide charging which does come paired in the box and 50 watt wireless charging. The me mix 4 may very well be cheaper than the me 11 ultra, but does a couple tricks up its sleeve, as well as the in display camera tech justify its drawbacks? Lets find out in this unboxing and initial review of the xiaomi me mix 4. Music. The xiaomi me mix 4 comes in 3 different color variants, that being shadow gray, which is the one that i have black or white, and all three of them are coated in a wonderful ceramic which wraps all the way to the display.
It looks absolutely phenomenal, but it does take away some of its flair when you do indeed slap on that silicon case, which comes paired in the box, a premium device with a relatively cheap case. Nevertheless, it looks pretty stunning i wish it was matte. However, we do have a snapdragon, 8 plus cpu under the hood, which is the first seen in any smartphone in the world to date: lp ddr5 ram, ufs, 3.1 storage, ip53 dust and splash protection, which is a step down from the class leading me. 11 ultras ip68 dust and water protection. All three color variants do come with a ceramic back which wraps to the display, and the display is protected by gorilla glass vectors. It is eight millimeters, thick and just 225 grams in weight. The mix 4 is certainly no slouch when it comes to optics. We get a 12 millimeter ultra wide snapper, which is indeed 13 megapixels, a 24 millimeter main sensor, which is indeed a 108 megapixel iso cell hmx sensor. Alongside those two cameras is 120 millimeter, periscope telephoto lens, it is stacked at 8 megapixels with an aperture of f, 4.1 and optical image stabilization as well, and when comparing side by side to the mi 11 ultra on the right hand, side. The me mix 4 lacks brightness in the ultra wide shots when using the raw 108 megapixel mode. Once again is a lot dimmer compared to the mi 11 ultra. When it comes to binning down, it only goes to 27 megapixels instead of 12.
5, as we see on the m11 ultra and the biggest difference over here. The most noticeable is the five times optical zoom, being a hell of a lot better on the m11 ultra. When it comes to portrait shots. However, i do favor the me mix. 4.. The cameras might not be as impressive as the me 11 ultras, but i have yet to deep dive into this camera system. So do stay tuned for my full review on the right hand, side of the device we have a power button, as well as a volume rocket at the top. We have an ir blaster and a top speaker hole and at the bottom we have a dual sim. 5G standby tray over here no expandable storage options available, but we do have a water resistant seal which is good to see usb 2.0 at the bottom, as well as the first homocotton audio speaker at the bottom. The second one is in the earpiece and that little hole that we saw at the top earlier. There is an in display, selfie camera here and for some strange reason there is a cutout in the screen protector for it, which is very strange, well peel, that off in a second and going into the actual device. We are welcome to miui 12.5, which is nice and clean, but still littered with issues. Hopefully, we see miui 13 extremely soon, because i just cannot wait to see what they do in terms of optimizations.
The good thing, though, is that we do have a fully fledged google services on you even on the chinese variants, well get to the full display specifications in a moment, but first lets peel off the screen protector, so that we can truly see the in display selfie Camera or hopefully not see it at all, it looks a hell of a lot better with it. Often you can barely see where it is thanks to the micro diamond pixel pattern: 400 ppi screen over the camera to ensure great clarity and reduce a haze effect. When i speak about haze effect, a good example is over here with last years. Zte accent 20, definitely impressive, that it was the worlds very first mass produced smartphone to has an in display camera, but it implemented pretty poorly. Since you can see all the pixelated pixels on the screen and as you can see, without a hole punch in the top left or center corner of the screen, it looks a hell of a lot cleaner than that of the me 11 ultra. Both the me mix 4 and me 11 ultra compared with a 27 millimeter, 20 megapixel selfie snapper. However, of course, the mix fours one is hidden pretty well when it comes to photo quality using the selfie cam. The me mix force 20 megapixel. Camera is pretty much on par with the m11 ultra less a hell of a lot of detail and its a little more washed out when you switch over to portrait mode.
It doesnt look half as good as that on the mi 11 ultra, but youve got to remember that this is still very new tech and it is a hell of a lot better than we saw with the zte accent 20. Last year, the mix 4 selfie camera using video is capped at 1080p 30fps, where the mi 11 ultra can go all the way up to 60fps at the same resolution, and you can see a difference in detail. This is not because of the fps, but this is because theres an actual screen covering the selfie cam on the mix 4, and i did notice that there is a micro diamond pixel pattern effect. Thanks to that pattern covering the selfie camera. But it only seems to be visible when very bright light enters the lens. The pictures might not be the best, but the display certainly is great. We have a 6.67 inch amoled 20 by 9 aspect ratio curve display it is full hd plus we have 1 billion colors over here, 1 300 nits of max brightness, 120 hertz refresh rates and 480hz touch sampling rates and, while those specs sound impressive, when standing on Its own, the mi 11 ultra, has even more impressive screen. Specs were talking a larger screen, a high resolution with up to wqhd plus and a higher brightness of a thousand seven hundred notes, but the selfie camera on the m11 ultra is very much visible. Another thing worth mentioning is that there is no adaptive refresh rate on this panel as weve seen with many recent xiaomi devices, though the 120 hertz is nice and smooth to use on the fly.
The xiaomi mi mix 4 is an incredible phone so far. I cannot wait to deep dive into it in my full review. It is definitely a stunning device, thanks to the ceramic coating, wrapping all the way to the front of the screen, but it does have some drawbacks when compared to the me 11 ultra well have to wait and see in my full review to see which one comes Out, on top make sure to like subscribe and smash that notification bell, so that you are notified as soon as my full review drops, which should be in the next few days.