Poll: would you buy the bezel-less Xiaomi Mi MIX?


Yesterday, Xiaomi surprised us with a brand-new smartphone that we pretty much didn't see coming — not through leaks and not through rumors. The Xiaomi Mi MIX is an impressive phablet with a 6.3-inch display and almost no bezels save for a chin at the bottom, which really isn't all that huge as well. The phone rounds it all off with a polished ceramic body and top-of-the-line hardware specs.

Of course, it looks like something from the future, and it surely will have its fans and early adopters, either pre-ordering it or dreaming about getting their hands on the device. Buying a Xiaomi handset through international retailers has become increasingly easy in the past months and with a price-tag of around $500, the Mi MIX is certainly alluring.

However, there will also be many that see issues with the device. What about accidental touches to the screen? Why go with a gargantuan size? How is the “earpiece” going to sound (the phone vibrates the ceramic body in order to conduct sound to the user's ear canals)? I don't want to stick my ear to the display glass! So on and so forth. So, we thought we'd ask — how do you feel about getting a Mi MIX and why?

Would you buy the Xiaomi Mi MIX?

Yes, pre-ordering ASAP!
30.83%
I might, but want to see a couple of reviews first
43.49%
I would, if it had a smaller screen
15.22%
No, because I don't like the software
4.9%
No, because I don't like most things about it
5.56%

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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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34 Comments

1. Fona13A unregistered

I would if I wasn't dead broke. I wish I had a disposable high hundreds to low thousands I can use at any given time to buy two or even three of these. But that cannot happen sadly. I hope the US market takes note of the Mi Mix. It's a very interesting device in the sea of redundant slabs. Unlike PhoneArena's staff I'm not the least bit salty about a very insubstantial "lip" (ink zone) that didn't make an appearance on the promotional render.

27. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and they'll write that as CONS and give it less than 8/10 score

29. Fona13A unregistered

This is honestly the most interesting phone Xiaomi had ever released, and they make some solid tech. Albeit not for everyone, but this is seriously them stepping up the game where they may have missed. Yes, it's ridiculously sized screen will be a turnoff for many, but in this case it suits itself to a lot of picky standards.

30. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

It's pretty much my dream phone and now that it exist. i wouldn't settle for less. Next year onwards, all my new phone purchase must have 80% screen to body ratio not my existing standard of 74% and above.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

For any given phone, big or small, hyped or real, the 2nd option will always be the most logical answer! I do have an idea of how the phone will perform given it's specifications. Just want to know if there's any handling issues and boy, i can't wait for the drop test.

25. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

MIUI has had very good palm rejection for a long time. Marques Brownlee shows a tiny bit of this. The lucky man was sent the 256gb model to review.

3. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

i would buy every phone out there if money wasn't the problem. then test all of them and then keep the one i like most. so basically the polls are interesting but far from reality. who wouldn't want those phones. but currently i'd like the MIX, Pixel XL, LG V20 and maybe some other 2 Huawei, Honor etc... not gonna happen, therefore just reading these sites and spend less on other things and maybe get one of those phones later on when cash is available and they'll cost less..

4. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I was excited for this phone's bezel less screen...but screen size at 6.3" is disappointment...if Xiaomi makes another phone in future with 5.5" screen, no bezel and top specs then...I'd definitely buy one.

24. Alex11092

Posts: 30; Member since: Jun 25, 2015

You do know it has the same foot print of an iPhone 7 Plus and Pixel XL both 5.5".

32. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Even I am a small and pocketable phone lover. I really wish they make a similar design in 5 inch display. The overall footprint should be smaller than their 4.7 inch Redmi 2.....

33. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

Those phone is pretty much the same size as the huawei mate 8 and. 4 inches larger

5. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Got my wallet ready :) 6Gb ram 256gb. Be a nice toy to play with till note 8 :)

17. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

You're going to be playing with that phone for a very long time while waiting for the Note 8.

21. hellonerds

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

I have a note 4 and a iphone 7 plus :) I like new toys.. sucks note 7 was a fail lol.. my friend still has his note 7 and won't let it go lol.. told him you are risking a phone that might catch fire anytime.. he wireless charge it only but I'm assuming it still not good lol.. I always wanted a mi phone back then but it was eh.. bit this is something new :)

6. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Bottom and top bezel need to switch and the screen should be around 5.5". It'd make for a smaller battery but even a 3500mah would do the job as long as it comes with quick charge 3.0. Looks awesome.

22. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

when taking pics you can change the orientation of the top and bottom of the phone.

23. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

It'd be nice if it was switched all the time though. I'm sure a custom rom wouldn't have a problem changing it. Some CM roms allow 180 degree screen rotation but not to lock it in that position.

7. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

In my opinion the phone will only be good for the moment. This phone will never be updated and the camera will be sub par. Everyone loves the concept till you live with it.

11. Master_Oogway

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

MIUI beta is updated every week. MIUI Stable is updated every three months. They update their devices more frequently than any other OEM...

26. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah, they're good with update.. even 1.5year old RN3 will get nougat on next MIUI

31. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Even my two years plus Redmi note got MIUI 8 update recently. No complaints about their update. Xiaomi weakness is poor Android Pay support. Update sometimes break Android Pay. So if Android Pay is important to you stay away from Xiaomi.

8. sissy246

Posts: 7074; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Nope to big

9. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Where is the option "no because it's a Chinese phone?"

10. Leo_MC

Posts: 7210; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

The Bingo! A phone without support (local) means nothing. 1-3 days vs. a few weeks if the phone breaks is yet another thing that keeps me in Apple's boat (and Samsung's as a possibility).

14. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

@HugoBarraCyanogenmod - you should change your nickname - there are so many things wrong with it :-)

12. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Xiaomi automatic NO.

13. Guaire

Posts: 885; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

I would if I could. Legally importing it isn't possible in my country. I wouldn't pay that much without warranty to the smugglers. Also small sensors, small apertures and lack of OIS implies pretty bad camera performance for both front and rear cameras at this level. So far Xiaomi flagships didn't provide satisfactory camera performances even with great hardware. The phone looks awesome, spec sheet is top notch and it made of premium materails, but if it has subpar camera it might be embarassing.

15. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

If you'd like to see Xiaomi Mi Mix in action, take a look a this. It's stunning! I love love love this phone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7plA1ALkQw

16. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

If they release a version with band 17 (700mhz), for the USA market, I might think about it. Band 2,4,5,17 for me are needed.

18. Marslander

Posts: 160; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

I'd like to see a few reviews about the camera first. But I am definitely interested.

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