Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G, Mi 9 Explorer, and Mi 9 SE hands-on review

24 February 2019
Xiaomi was among the makers to hold a special press event at Barcelona ahead of the MWC. It unveiled its first 5G smartphone - an upgraded Mi Mix 3 5G model. It also showcased the Mi 9 Explorer edition and the Mi 9 SE.

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  • { Seek The Unknown }

Wow ! Nice Display .
How About the quality ?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 29 May 2019can it's battery last 10 hour GPS cycling training tracking... moreXiaomi mi 5g mobile with infrared sensors and light sensors and 5000 mh battery and 5 inches display my choice

  • Anonymous

can it's battery last 10 hour GPS cycling training tracking or not?

  • Anonymous

why not battery endurance rating? dont know, to buy or not. afraid battery too weak. will it be about same as redmi 3 or it is not as good?

  • Raimi

Read everything with my xiaomi m9 ...

Correction: 3800mAh battery on the mix 3 5G not 3200.

I've noticed that the new tactic is to misinform people about Chinese products to keep their popularity as low as possible. Can't do like before and just ignore it. Can't do like before and call their world's first products as IP theft copycats. So the safest choice is to get the data wrong and fool the casual browser to believe the product isn't as good as the big brands.

Reality Check:
Samsung finally got a ceramic edition of their flagship device. It costs maybe $1599 + tax and just released in 2019. Apple claimed that ceramic would drive up the cost of iPhones so they won't release one. Xiaomi made their first ever ceramic phone in early 2016 with the Mi 5 Pro which only cost about $400. Later that year the bezel-less trend started with the Mi Mix that was a full ceramic device which cost at most $600.
Since 2016 all of these OEMs have been trying to match that original Xiaomi mi Mix phone and nobody got close so what do they do? Media coverage for the device was barely there until Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 released half a year later. Then information about the Mi mix was edited so that most sites stated it had a 82-84% screen-to-body ratio instead of the 91.3% real ratio. This was to make it less than or similar to Galaxy S8 which was 84%. But just in case that wasn't enough suddenly you had media coverage against the trend. People claiming that the edge to edge screen made it easy to mispress the phone. Of course they have to not report on how Xiaomi already saw that problem and solved it with palm rejection so you can literally put half your hand on the device's screen without it affecting the one finger you are actually using the phone. Right now the Mi Mix 3 on these sites also has a 84-85% ratio even though it has no bezels at all. S10+ looks almost exactly the same as it but with a slightly thicker chin, sides, forehead and of course the really large notch on the top right corner. S10+ is reported at 88%.

I'm sorry but this is just sad and what it actually ends up doing is making it really clear that it is due to fear of Xiaomi's innovation and growth.

  • NickMick

Heya guys, This phone is incredibly powerful with an amazing camera..... There's just one catch.... I don't have it :\

  • Cayon

The CN versión conectivty of the the Xiaomi mi 9 se it's similar at the global versión?

  • benedict

Hi gsmarena, what is the lte category of Xiaomi Mi 9 SE? Thanks in advance.

Q, 25 Feb 2019With 91h endurance rating on this site, indeed. Good batter... moreYeah, but the 855 seems to be the biggest driving force. The MIUI optimization assist that

  • Anonymous

Tee, 24 Feb 2019What's with the low battery capacities? I thought 4,000+ mA... moreMi Mix 3 5G has 3800mAh battery. So its 600mAh more than first mix 3. Good improve

  • Anonymous

Tee, 24 Feb 2019What's with the low battery capacities? I thought 4,000+ mA... moreMi Mix 3 5G has 3800mAh battery. So its 600mAh more than first mix 3. Good improve

  • Q

Walter C. Dornez, 25 Feb 2019The S10E is small with more software optimization and lower... moreWith 91h endurance rating on this site, indeed. Good battery for that capacity. It seems 855 does wonders with 7nm but there is also MIUI optimizations.

  • hdryr

Andrei , 25 Feb 2019Will there be also a Mi Mix 3S variant, like the upgraded M... moreprobably in 6 months

  • Andrei

Will there be also a Mi Mix 3S variant, like the upgraded Mi Mix 2S from last year? Or is this the only update the 5G one? Thanks.

Anonymous, 24 Feb 2019The overrated samsung s10 has 3400 mah and s10e has 3100 wh... moreBro, don't worry about complaints cause Sammy and crapple fanboys are every where and the only thing they do is complaining everything for every brand other than Samsung and Apple.
For ppl like you and me value for money is the priority cause we care about our money we earned by hard work. Those fanboys are those who don't care for their money or may be they have too much extra money to through on anything just to take a pride.

  • Anonymous

All oversized "phones"

  • Anonymous

someone, 24 Feb 2019LOL .. LOL ... LOL ... in what way dear ??? ... Xiaomi rema... moreHuawei in my opinion is the one who humiliated Samsung this year. Mate X completely destroyed Galaxy Fold and made it look like one of TCL's prototypes.

Some heads at Design department are going to roll.

  • Maria

Anonymous, 24 Feb 2019The overrated samsung s10 has 3400 mah and s10e has 3100 wh... moreThe answer is because everyone in the world expect too much about Xiaomi (particularly Mi9 family), which is value for money while all is not surprised with overpriced Samsung.

Anonymous, 24 Feb 2019The overrated samsung s10 has 3400 mah and s10e has 3100 wh... moreThe S10E is small with more software optimization and lower resolution than it's bigger brothers. As for the people complaining, I don't know why. After all, the Mi 9 has proven to be good with battery