Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 – Innovation on Full Display

Xiaomi just recently released one of their latest premium smartphone in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series. The new Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone is called the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4.

Now of course, the question that always pops up when a new smartphone is released:

 

What is different in the new smartphone compared to the previous smartphones in the smartphone series?

 

We will answer this question in this article by comparing the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 with other previous smartphones in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series and see what are the major differences or improvements in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series.

 

 

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Evolution of the Xiaomi Mi Mix Series


The Xiaomi Mi Mix series started in the year 2016. Ever since then the Xiaomi Mi Mix series has gained a lot of popularity mostly for its design, camera specs and display. There have been some downgrades in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series namely in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 in terms of battery capacity and design layout.

Here below is a glimpse how the Xiaomi Mi Mix series has evolved:

However, with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, the Xiaomi Mi Mix series has improved quite a bit compared to the two Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphones I just mentioned. Now let us look at their specs.

 

 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Specs compared to the rest


The major differences between the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 and the other Xiaomi Mi Mix series smartphones are the following:

  • Design Layout – The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 design is totally compared to the previous Xiaomi Mi Mix series smartphones. They look similar to the Xiaomi Mi 11 series quite a bit, but the rear camera design more like the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
  • Size – Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is the biggest smartphone in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series.
  • Weight – Sadly, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is also the heaviest smartphone in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series. This is understandable for its size. However, this may cause users that do not like heavy smartphones to avoid Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 as their next new smartphone selection.
  • Chipset – The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 also make use of the Snapdragon chipset in the series, but is also the first Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone that has 5G network capabilities. Giving the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 faster network connection capabilities compared to the other Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphones.
  • Front Camera – This is one of the interesting categories for the new Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 as it will be first Xiaomi smartphone whose front camera is under the display. Meaning you will not see the front camera lens like you usually do as it will be under the screen display. That is quite an achievement and something new for any smartphone. In terms of megapixels, it is 4 megapixels lower than the previous Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 which is quite sad. However, the under screen front camera display may be a winner for some users.
  • Rear Camera – Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 rear cameras has major improvements compared to the previous Xiaomi Mi Mix series smartphones. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 increased to three camera lenses of which one camera lens has 108megapixel camera capability. It is almost 90 or more megapixels compared to the other Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphones! That is definitely a big change and a good one for users that love to take great photos or videos on their smartphones.
  • RAM – The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 has one of the highest RAM memory options to choose from compared to the other smartphones in the series. Meaning the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 processes information or data faster between different applications compared to the other smartphones in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series.
  • Storage – The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 offers a 512GB storage memory on board option of which the other Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphones do not. This results the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 smartphone can store the most items on it compared to the other smartphones in the series.
  • Battery Capacity – Xiaomi made certain that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will have a good battery capacity as it did with its first Xiaomi Mi Mix smartphone in the series. A great improvement as compared to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.

Overall: The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 smartphone is a true premium smartphone that many users would love to have. The features that stand out the most for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 smartphone is the hidden front camera under the screen display and the excellent rear camera megapixels it offers. There are other specs that also stand out for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4, but these two specs are the major stand outs. The cons for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 smartphone will mostly be its size and weight if you do not like too heavy or big smartphones to use.

 

Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Versus Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra


Now of course, the following question must be on your mind:

 

How does the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 compares to the current best Xiaomi smartphone, Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra?

 

Well we are going to discuss about it now and see how they differ among each other. You might be surprised!

The major differences between the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra are the following:

  • Display Size – The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is 14inches bigger than the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4. Meaning if you want a big screen smartphone, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will satisfy you more. However, if you want a smaller smartphone the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 might be better option if you look only at these two smartphones.
  • Weight – The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is 9g less compared to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra. Meaning the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is lighter to carry as compared to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
  • Front Camera – Even though both smartphones has the same front camera megapixels, there is one major difference between them. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 front camera display is under the screen display, meaning you do not see the front camera lens. While the Xiaomi Mi 11 front camera display can be seen.
  • Rear Camera – The megapixels of both smartphones are very different. Both have three camera lenses. However, each rear camera’s lenses megapixels are quite different. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4’s rear cameras has one camera lens that has a lot of megapixels, whereas the rest of its rear camera lenses are quite low in megapixels. Whereas with the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra’s rear camera lenses, all their megapixels are equally split. Both of them will be able to take excellent pictures. However, the one that will take the most clear and unshaken pictures is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.
  • Battery Capacity – The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has 500 mAh more battery capacity as compared to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4. This means the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will last longer before it has the need to charge compared to the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4.

Overall: Both are excellent premium smartphones of Xiaomi. They really do compete with each other in a lot of features. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the best for taking photos and videos. However, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is close to taking the same quality photos and videos. The difference is mostly based on the camera megapixels between each rear camera lenses. Rest the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is lighter and smaller compared to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra.

 

Colors available for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4


The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 will be available in three different colors. They are the following:

  • Ceramic Black
  • Ceramic White
  • Shadow Gray

 

 

 

Conclusion


Xiaomi has made major improvements in the Xiaomi Mi Mix series. They made certain the camera specs are up to standard and can compete with other top smartphone brands. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 may help Xiaomi move up in the top smartphone brand rankings. Maybe even obtain the number one spot.

The one spec that stand out the most for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is its front camera. It is the first smartphone that has its front camera lens hidden. Even though its front camera lens is hidden, it still has good megapixels to take good selfie photos or videos. The question would be the quality this front camera lens takes while the lens is hidden. Will it still take good photos and videos?

Besides that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 is a good smartphone to have, the question is though:

Does the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 satisfy your smartphone requirements?

Please provide your answer or thoughts about the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 in the comments below.

5 thoughts on “Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 – Innovation on Full Display”

  1. I have a Xiaomi Redmi and I can attest it’s a good brand. So far so good. It’s not at the spec level of these Mi Mix but it does the job. I however think it could be better without the MIUI interface. Or maybe I was just used to the pure Android experience of the Motorola Moto G5. That’s what I had before I got the Xiaomi. I know I can’t fight the trend but I’m a proponent of smaller devices I can carry in my trouser pockets comfortably. 

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    • Hi Steve

      I understand how you feel. There are others that prefer smaller size smartphones cause they want smartphones that are easier to take out of their pockets. Each person has the right to choose the smartphone that meets their specific needs.

      If you want to know more about the criteria most users look at when selecting a smartphone for themselves, read the following post: Find best smartphone for me.

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  2. I do not consider myself as a geek. Maybe that’s the reason why I have never heard of the Xiaomi Mi mix series. I’m looking for a new phone and there are some features that I find quite interesting in this new phone. I’m talking about the rear camera. I will soon start to make videos for my business and this phone seems to be the right choice to make. This is why the size of the phone doesn’t bother me.

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  3. This is a nice-looking product that seems to be in a position to compete in this modern electronic world. Admittedly, I have never owned one of the phones for myself. How would you say they compare to the mainstream phones produced by Apple and Samsung? Are there any major advantages they hold? Any significant disadvantages? Thanks for the information!

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    • Hi Chase

      Xiaomi is actually the second best smartphone brand worldwide currently after Quarter 2 review.They just surpassed Apple in sales and in the month of June they surpassed even Samsung with more sales. The reason they achieved this, they released a lot of new smartphones with awesome specs at lower prices. 

      Their camera specs are fantastic. Plus their chipsets installed are more powerful compared to Samsung’s current new smartphones. The disadvantage I have experienced is the size of their smartphones. They are quite big and sometimes bulky.

      If you want to know more of the Xiaomi smartphone brand itself, please read the following article: Xiaomi – Who are you?

      If you want to know more about the quarter 2 smartphone rankings, read the following: Q2 2021 Top Smartphone Brand Rankings.

      Thank you for the comment!

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