The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is one of the most polarizing smartphones of 2018. The Mi Mix 3 acted as the brand’s best player when it came down to maximizing the screen to body ratio and compete with others. The Mi Mix 3 offered a different solution to the notch problem by adopting the slider magnet mechanism from old cell phones. The slider proved to be logical and more trustworthy than the pop-up camera module on the Vivo and the whole top lifted by a motor on the Oppo Find X. The Mi Mix 3 stays relevant even in 2019 due to the fact that Xiaomi announced 5G models of the device and even showcased their product. The fact that every major manufacturer is working tirelessly to bring 5G to the mainstream markets allows Xiaomi to be in a prime position after all.
The youtuber JerryRigEverything uploaded yet another durability test video and this time, the Mi Mix was put up for the challenge. The device held up quite well when the glass front and ceramic back were put to the test. The slider itself is built with daily wear and tear kept in mind and does not want to break quite easily. The sandwich of a phone does have a tiny gap between the two portions which will allow tiny particles to sneak through and cause permanent damage. Surprisingly enough the Mi Mix 3 does exceptionally well in the bend test and does not give up at all. The device itself is quite flexible but in a good and assuring way.
With the punch hole display easily the norm of 2019 since many brands have started to adopt the feature like Huawei, Samsung & Xiaomi itself. We should expect to see many different workarounds to achieve that sweet near 100% screen to body ratio. Moreover, it’ll be interesting to see how manufacturers try to improve durability standards whilst trying to maximize screen to body ratios.