Xiaomi Mi MIX owners need to buy a case and insurance

Xiaomi Mi MIX owners need to buy a case and insurance
Right after the Xiaomi Mi MIX was unveiled in late October, we showed you the picture of a unit that had slipped from its owner's hand. The unprotected device ended up with a huge piece of broken glass missing from the screen, making the device unusable. But what else could you expect from a phone that has a screen to body ratio anywhere from 84% to 91% depending on whom you ask?

If you're lucky enough to snag a Mi MIX, you'll almost certainly want to protect the phone with a case. Images show that the handset holds up better when it's wearing protection. But that is common sense. Another thing to consider is the insurance. According to a report published today out of China, insurance for the phone costs only the equivalent of $36 USD a year. That seems like a bargain for a phone with so much glass on it. The insurance covers the screen, water damage and drops.

One weibo poster showed a picture of his Mi MIX after it fell 1.64 feet off a table, landing on the ground. A piece of glass broke off of the corner of the display, leaving a small but visible hole even though a protective case was being worn. The owner of the phone said that he suspects that the Mi MIX glass design is defective, something that some Google engineers also believe. We should point out that Gorilla Glass is not used on the full screen concept phone.

Comparing pictures of the Mi MIX after falling to the ground, it is easy to see that buying a case and insurance are the best investments that you can make on your new head-turning handset.


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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12 Comments

1. AlikMalix unregistered

Still a great looking device.

2. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Strange they didn't use G-glass on this phone

3. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Probably a rush job to be first!

11. xperian

Posts: 417; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Gorilla glass protects against scratches, not shatter. Shatter resistant glasses (to some extent gg5) are not as hard, so they are less scratch resistant, but less brittle.

4. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1312; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

They're just trying to be environmentally friendly by recycling some windows.

5. sissy246

Posts: 7027; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It's a nice looking phone, that to bad

6. monoke

Posts: 1151; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Not a phone for butter fingers. You'll need Jerry Rice level hands to even begin thinking about owning this phone!

7. TheOracle1

Posts: 2147; Member since: May 04, 2015

What a stupid article. The Mi MIX comes with a case in the box already. So a $600 phone needs insurance and a case and a $700-900 Samsung or Apple doesn't? 95% of phones need a damn case!

8. drazwy

Posts: 352; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Too fragile and a case ruins it. Pass.

9. BoardDWorld

Posts: 117; Member since: Aug 17, 2016

The premium leather case comes free with the phone. The problem is the phone looks so beautiful nobody wants to use it. It should have had Gorilla Glass 5. Bend and scratch tests were off the chart.

10. nedimko_wot

Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

these users are probably braindead i mean you dont need that much iq to know that this phone must be in case all the time

12. kaisosceles

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 22, 2016

I got a transparent case for mine from Luanke.

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