Check out what happened to a Xiaomi Mi MIX when it slipped out of someone's hand

Check out what happened to a Xiaomi Mi MIX when it slipped out of someone's hand
Xiaomi delivered a megawatt jolt to the smartphone industry last week when it unveiled its 'fullscreen' concept phone, the Xiaomi Mi MIX.  With a ceramic build and a huge 6.4-inch screen that reportedly takes up 91.3% of the front of the phone, the Mi MIX doesn't appear to be built to withstand a sudden drop to the ground.

Proof of this lies in a photograph taken of a Mi MIX after the unit reportedly slipped out of someone's hand at Xiaomi's store in Hangzhou. Gravity took over, and you can see from the photo that accompanies this story just what the results were. Not only did the screen break, but the ceramic body was damaged as well. We should point out that the 6.4-inch display does not offer Corning's Gorilla Glass protection.

Buyers of the phone aren't going to want to put a case on it, as it takes away from the beauty of the device. But truthfully, putting the Mi MIX in a case could save the phone in case it drops. Another option is accident insurance, which is priced at the equivalent of $36.90.

The Xiaomi Mi MIX will have its first flash sale on Friday. Xiaomi is building just 10,000 units a month. If you do happen to pick one up, make sure that you protect it any way that you can.
 

source: MyDrivers (translated) via XiaomiToday

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Mi MIX
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2040 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4400 mAh

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32 Comments

1. NoAllegiance unregistered

Well, this is why bezel is necessary, but not too much. Even though this has bezel.

4. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Just don't drop it!

17. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Exactly. If you drop ANY phone, it might break. Phones with huge bezels shatter display and it stops working.

18. Jango

Posts: 376; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Exactly. If you drop ANY phone, it might break. Phones with huge bezels shatter display and it stops working.

6. torr310

Posts: 1670; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Yes, I prefer a little bit bezel too.

9. Guaire

Posts: 890; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

The frame is broken. Even if had iPhone like bezels it would have broken too. Fragile materials like ceramic and glass prone to shatter. It has nothing to do with bezels.

15. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

If you look at quality ceramic knife's on youtube you will see the material can be super tough and flexible. I expect it to be somewhat fragile but in this photo above you can see all 200g has gone straight flat onto that corner which would damage any phone quite badly, just unlucky, possibly deliberate. https://youtu.be/jaxcu8jltjc

33. crystalspire

Posts: 2; Member since: May 31, 2017

No, it has everything to do with the bezels. Shape matters as much as material. The arched shape of an egg gives it strength far beyond its materials...and strong bezels do the same for a phone.

10. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yeah. I too think a little bit of bezel is necessary for rigidity and looks.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just put in the case that come with the phone. Still look sweet. Anyway user that don't use case should have a total loss mentality in case of drop cause most phone are not built with drop resistant in mind.

20. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Anyway user that don't use case should have total loss mentality in case of drop..." What's mentality got to do with the unintentional accident of anything slipping off the hands of anyone?

24. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Personal experience. There a time that i don't use case for aesthetic reason drop my phone feel the pain. Start using case from then on. Its just my personal opinion you don't have to agree.

30. McLTE

Posts: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

What exactly does this disaster of a sentence mean? "What's mentality got to do with the unintentional accident of anything slipping off the hands of anyone?" What Joey is saying is that if you don't use a case, you should understand and accept (mentality = way of thinking) that your phone will be a total loss if dropped under any circumstance.

11. tezzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

"Dropped" my Galaxy S6 about 4 inches (yes inches not feet) and it cracked the screen... Shame that the newer devices are so fragile and that Motorola only sells Z Force in the US...

3. xq10xa

Posts: 810; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

Damn that sucks. Gotta have cases on phones man. They might be bulky and ugly but you gotta put that s**t on

5. bossman

Posts: 264; Member since: Jan 27, 2016

Not a case, but at least a screen protector because cases takes away from the beauty of a phone unless the phone is very ugly.

28. TheOracle1

Posts: 2331; Member since: May 04, 2015

Screen protectors don't do jacksh*t for a drop.

7. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Should do a no e phone with bezels but a screen and body technology do not reward cases or screen protectors. Design should not be covered. So I am for a phone with bezel but without case needed.

8. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Bloody autocorrect :@@@

12. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

If the phone was metal, this would not have happened. Not the fault of the design, but the choice of materials.

16. mahima

Posts: 739; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

another negative article on a phone that has not apple logo. I think anyphone phone can crack if you drop and get unlucky.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Right on! It kinda absurd to assume that the MIX's design with virtually no bezels is the cause of it breaking easily on a drop. That's rather down to the material build of the phone.

22. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

that's why they give free jelly case inside MiMix package

27. TheOracle1

Posts: 2331; Member since: May 04, 2015

Every phone I buy gets a case no matter how "beautiful" it is. The only compromise I make is to use a clear gel Nilkin type case. Xiaomi provide a case for a reason. They never claimed it was a rugged phone. Common sense is not common I guess.

31. kishore3k

Posts: 102; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

They have included a leather case worth of 300yuan ~ 30$ in the box . if the same apple does means they would sell it for 150$ for sure

23. talha_16

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 12, 2015

Iphones with huge bezels break more easily so no it has nothing to do with bezels

29. Life_Engineer

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

DUUUUHHHHHH!!!!

32. Shamoy

Posts: 112; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

Cheap Chinese quality.

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