Xiaomi mi mix mobile isn’t the first bezel-less phone. Companies are trying to make smartphones more interesting by their modular designs, dual camera setups, etc. So sometimes back a company called Sharp created Aquos Crystal an almost bezel-less smartphone, all the way around the phone, except for the bottom there is minimal bezel. It had a 5-inch 720p display which has a glass chamfered from edge to edge all the way down to the metal edges.
The bottom side of the phone houses the front-facing camera, notification light and contains the display driver. Since there is no space in the top to house the earpiece, the entire glass on the front display panel vibrates, a technology similar to bone conduction speaker in google glass. Overall the phone looks really great having a minimal bezel. Whether you are watching a video, playing a game or even clicking pictures, you get an immersive experience thanks to the almost no bezel construction.
So durability is a bit of a concern as there is no bezel so if you drop the phone and it lands on the sides other than the bottom of the screen then there will be a direct impact on the screen and probably it won’t be able to withstand that.
Sharp Aquos Crystal
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8926 Snapdragon 400
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 305
DISPLAY 5.0 inches, TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
RESOLUTION 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 PPI
INTERNAL 8 GB, 1.5 GB RAM
CAMERA 8 MP, autofocus, LED flash (Primary), 1.2 MP (Secondary)
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 2040 mAh
OS Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Xiaomis take at the future.
The Xiaomi mi mix mobile is the reincarnation of the sharp Aquos Crystal, with a 91.3% screen to body ratio. So like Crystal, there is almost no bezel on the 3 sides and with a small chin on the bottom. The phone has a huge 6.4-inch display which flows right up to the edges of the phone with small curves on all four sides of the display. On using the phone it feels almost there is just the display and there’s absolutely nothing on it.
So Xiaomi mi mix mobile comes with a 1080*2040 pixel IPS LCD screen with 362 ppi makes everything from browsing web to watching a video to playing games a one of a kind immersive experience. Though because of the no bezel, the smartphone might be prone to accidental touches but Xiaomi’s edge rejection software integration minimizes that. So the cons about this phone is probably the durability, you have to be careful not to drop the phone because if dropped the display is likely to get cracked. The ceramic body of the MI MIX is very slippery and a fingerprint magnet
Xiaomi mi mix mobile specs:
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821
CPU Quad-core (2×2.35 GHz Kryo & 2×2.19 GHz Kryo)
GPU Adreno 530
DISPLAY 6.4 inches, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
RESOLUTION 1080 x 2040 pixels, 362PPI
INTERNAL 128 GB, 4 GB RAM or 256 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA 16 MP, f/2.0 (Primary), 5 MP (Secondary)
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Ion 4400 mAh
OS Android OS, v6.0