Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex

When Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 launch was announced on October 25 following a lot of leaks and speculations, some of the main highlights of the mobile device were its slider camera and bezel-less display. This sliding mechanism lets you select your favorite sound from several others when opening the slider.

Vivo Nex, on the other hand, was launched few months earlier, specifically in July 2018. Powered by a 2.8GHz Octa-core processor, the smartphone comes with 6.59” touchscreen display and resolution of 1080 by 2316 pixels. How do the features and specs of Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 compare with those of Vivo Nex? Read on to find out.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex — Design

Looking at the 2 phones, you would see they both have a gorgeous design. However, with a thickness of 7.98mm, Vivo Nex is a little slimmer than Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, which has a thickness of 8.4mm. Also, the former device weighs 199g, a bit less than the 218-g weight of the latter. Thus, due to its slim and lightweight design, Vivo Nex slightly beats Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex — Display

It is a tad laborious to state which of the 2 phones sports better display as they both offer bezelless display. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, on its own part, features a 6.39-inch AMOLED display, slightly lower than Vivo Nex’s 6.59 inches. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a better resolution and aspect ratio, 1080 by 2340 pixels and 19.5:9 respectively, compared with those of its counterpart, which are 1080 by 2316 pixels and 19.3:9.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex — Camera

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 offers a slider which contains a 24MP+2MP dual-front-facing shooter for taking high-resolution selfie photos. It also features another dual rear camera comprising a 12MP+12MP telephoto sensor. As for Vivo Nex, it packs a dual rear camera setup, consisting of 12MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.4) primary shooter, in addition to an 8-MP front-facing selfie camera. Comparing the 2 mobile devices in terms of their cameras, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 clearly has more powerful camera set-ups. Even its DxOMark test scores — 103, 108 for photos as well as 93 for videos — attest to its superiority. Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is, thus, one of the leading smartphone cameras this year.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex — Performance

The two handsets ship with the same chipset and graphics, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 and Adreno 630 respectively. This processor is an Octa-core soc with Quad core Kryo 385 and works in conjunction with 10GB RAM on Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and 8GB RAM on Vivo Nex. While the former has 256GB/512GB ROM, the latter comes with 128GB. The 2 contenders have no SD card support. The Mi Mix 3 provides Android 9.0 Pie with Miui 9, while the Vivo Nex offers Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0. Thus, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 promises a better performance.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex — Battery

Due to the fact that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a 3200-mAh non-removable battery, one may be tricked into saying that Vivo Nex’s battery capacity of 4000 mAh has a greater battery life. However, choosing the stronger battery between the two depends on some other factors.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex — Price

The Mi Mix 3, billed to be released on November 1 on China markets, will start at 3,299 yuan (about $475) for a 6GB RAM/128GB ROM option; the 8GB RAM/256GB ROM version will go for 3,999 yuan (about $575); and the most premium variant, 10GB RAM/256GB ROM costs 4,999 yuan (around $720). Vivo Nex, released in July, is sold for $613 (approx.).

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 VS Vivo Nex — Key Specs

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3      Vivo  Nex

  • Octa-core Processor                 Octa-core Processor
  • 39″ AMOLED display                 6.59” display
  • 6GB/8GB/10 RAM                       8GB RAM
  • 128/256GB/512 GB ROM          128GB ROM
  • 12 MP dual rear cameras          12MP & 5MP dual rear cameras
  • 24MP & 2MP dual front cam.   8MP front camera
  • 3200mAh battery                      4000mAh battery
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Final Verdict

Comparing Vivo Nex’s price ($613) with that of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 8GB RAM/256GB ROM model ($575) and taking their individual specs and features into consideration, it can be concluded that the Mi Mix 3 offers more value for its money and is even cheaper.

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