Is Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 waterproof with the new slider technology?

With all the notch camera hype and the competition to give the best screen to body ration, Xiaomi has launched another device names Mi Mix 3. It is a successor of previously all screen to body ration device range of Mi Mix series. Since Xiaomi Mi Mix is not a budget oriented device and doesn’t come cheap, s customers are wondering whether it is a waterproof device or not. Since it has mechanical moving parts, it is hard for users to digest whether it can survive much or not. So to test that, today we are going to perform Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 waterproof test. After the test results, you will know whether Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 can survive underwater or not. So without wasting any tie, let’s start.

Is Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 waterproof with the new slider technology?

Is Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 waterproof with the new slider technology?

What is the new slider technology? Well, Xiaomi invented a new method to solve the problem of notch display. Instead of putting everything into a single tiny notch, Xiaomi developed their own way of putting all the necessary sensors without compromising the display. And Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a really good example of excellent craftsmanship. Today, we are going to test the durability of this craftsmanship under water. This will reveal whether Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is really waterproof or not.

Quick specs for Xiaomi Mi Mix 3

Before we start with our Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 waterproof test, let’s get to know some specifications of this wonderful device!

  • Launched in October 2018
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
  • 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, full-HD+ display (2,340×1,080 pixels)
  • 6GB RAM with 128GB onboard storage; 8GB RAM with 128GB storage; 8GB RAM with 256GB storage; 10GB with 256GB onboard storage
  • 94% screen to body ratio
  • 12-megapixel dual rear cameras
  • 24- and 2-megapixel dual front cameras
  • Rear fingerprint sensor
  • 218 grams (7.69 ounces), 158 by 75 by 8.5 mm

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 waterproof test

According to the official website and other specs website, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 don’t have any sort of IP68 certification which means it is not waterproof. This is because of the slider mechanism which leaves a lot of space for moisture to get inside. However, we will still perform a real-life Xiaomi  Mi Mix 3 waterproof test to find out for sure.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Splash Proof Test

In Splash proof test, we will test the device to withstand an accidental water splash. This will tell us whether the device survives in such condition. So when we subject Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 to artificial water splash, the device seems to work fine.

Touchscreen Working
Camera No damage
Splashproof Yes

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Rainwater test

In this test, we are going to suspend the device in artificial rain environment. This also mimics the showering conditions as well. After performing the rainwater test, we can say that it doesn’t hold well under rain or shower. The water starts getting inside the device because of the huge gap from the slider mechanism.

Can you use the device in rainy conditions No
Can you use the device while taking a shower No
Any damage due to rain or water droplets No

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Washing Test

In this test, we are going to wash Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 with running tap water for 1 minute and check whether it survives or not. This will help us verify that this device is waterproof or not.

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Camera Works perfectly
Speaker Works
Water damage with hardware Yes, the screen showing some level of water damage

I/O Ports Water Test

In this test, we try to check whether the water will go inside Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 or not.

Power & volume rocker buttons Works
Any other I/O port damage None
Charging Point Works
Screen Shows water damage
Earpiece & Mic Sounds muffle up
Speaker Distorted sound

Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 Dustproof Test

In this test, we will keep the device in a sandy environment with lots of grain and sand particles with a running fan around it. This situation mimics dust storms and will check how the device holds in such conditions.

Dust in speakers No
Dust inside the device yes, the dust gets trapped inside the slider mechanism
Dustproof No

After performing all the tests, we come to the conclusion that Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is not a waterproof device. Due to the slider mechanism, there’s a huge gap for water, moisture, and dust particles to barge in. So we recommend users not to use this device in rain, shower or any condition where water is exposed.

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