Last year, Xiaomi restarted the mobile phone series focusing on looks and selfies, renamed the abandoned CC series to the brand new Civi, kicked off cooperation with software manufacturers, and opened the road to the design of selfie camera phones. From the front single camera to the dual camera, from the front screen fill light to the multi-color temperature four LED soft lights, Xiaomi has accumulated three generations of product research and development experience in portrait selfies and agrees that the double-sided slightly curved screen is the best. A design in line with girls’ aesthetics. This year, the fourth mobile phone in the Civi series, Xiaomi Civi 3, evolved based on Civi2, changing the 90° front-facing portrait main camera to a 78° distortion-free selfie lens, and with its trendy and novel appearance design and The most hard-core performance explores a new idea in the thin and light mobile phone market.
1. The main focus is high appearance, small and light
Xiaomi Civi 3, is a high-value mobile phone, the biggest change in design is that it introduces the trendy design elements of twin colors, and the back and bottom of the fuselage adopt different colors of the same color system. When you walk on the street with your mobile phone, others It can be recognized a glance that this is the latest mobile phone of the Xiaomi Civi series. It not only looks good but also greatly improves recognition.
Rose purple, mint green, adventure gold, and coconut gray, the four color schemes cover the four key colors of 2023, and they look healing. The mobile phone has a 6.55-inch slightly curved screen, and both sides are made of Corning’s fifth-generation Gorilla Glass. cell phone for any harm.
The most important thing is that for female users, Civi3 has finely polished the frame of the mobile phone, controlling the thickness to 7.56mm, and the whole machine only weighs 173.5g. The small and light body allows girls to use it with one hand Can hold it easily.
2. Front dual 32 million lens group
This generation of Civi3 also inherits the previous generation’s front dual 32-megapixel lens group, both of which use Samsung S5KJD2 sensors.
The 78° main camera and the 1.6μm large pixel can present a true viewing angle without distortion when taking selfies; the 100° ultra-wide-angle lens is suitable for multiple people to shoot at the same time and is also suitable for shooting vlog videos by yourself, allowing you to collect more environments information.
3. Xiaomi and MediaTek jointly customize the Dimensity 8200-Ultra chip
Xiaomi Civi3 and MediaTek have deeply customized the Dimensity 8200-Ultra chip. MTK has directionally output a set of interfaces coupled with the Xiaomi imaging brain through the Dimensity open architecture. Xiaomi can deeply adapt the image processing and calling efficiency of the platform.
Secondly, more than 30 operators in Xiaomi’s influence brain have achieved comprehensive enhancement and acceleration through this in-depth combination, from portrait blur to portrait ultra-clear, to multi-frame noise reduction, and improved optimized performance, which reduces power consumption.
4. 16GB+1TB large storage to shoot videos, no longer afraid of running out of space
This generation of Civi3 is unexpected. It has introduced 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and super large storage of up to 1TB. The biggest fear for girls when shooting videos is that there is not enough storage. Now they can finally shoot videos at will.
Design & Appearance
The front of the Mi Civi 3 uses a 6.55-inch double-sided slightly curved OLED screen, and the front and rear glass panels are made of Corning’s fifth-generation Gorilla Glass, which is wear-resistant and drop-resistant.
The screen resolution of Civi 3 is 2400×1080, the static contrast ratio of 5000000:1, and the native 12bit color depth, so that the overall display quality of the screen is improved to a higher level, and it also supports 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming.
In the center above the front of the phone are two 32-megapixel main cameras and an ultra-wide-angle portrait lens. Four multi-color soft lights are hidden at the edge of the transition between the screen and the frame. When taking selfies in dark-light scenes, the system cabinet is designed according to the environment. You can adjust the color temperature and brightness of the soft light by yourself, and of course, you can also manually adjust it to your personal preference.
Since the screen of Xiaomi Civi 3 adopts the COP packaging process, the bottom and top frames of the fuselage have extremely narrow visual effects. Twin color is also the biggest feature of Mi Civi3’s appearance design. It adopts different color blocks of the same color system to divide the back of the phone into half and half. The design of the pyramid texture presents a metallic luster.
This double combination of half-tones will be the design trend of 2023-2024. The color scheme we have is rose-purple, which looks very healing. The rear three-camera module uses a 50-megapixel IMX800 main camera, an 8-megapixel IMX355 ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel OV macro lens.
The three cameras are surrounded by a metal camera ring, showing the beauty of advanced scale. Under the camera module, there are dual LED single-fill light and an ambient light sensor. The middle frame of the Xiaomi Civi 3 is designed in a hyperbolic shape, and the power button and volume adjustment button are integrated on the right side.
The top of Civi3 integrates an infrared remote control sensor and a noise-canceling microphone, and the bottom is equipped with a single speaker, a Type-C and earphone two-in-one interface, a microphone, and a SIM card slot.
In addition to the phone body, the Xiaomi Civi 3 package also includes a transparent silicone phone case, a fast charging charger set, a quick start guide, and a SIM card pin. Xiaomi Civi 3 supports up to 67W wired fast charging, which is consistent with the previous generation Civi2.
Front CameraThe front main camera of Xiaomi Civi 3 adopts the same dual 32-megapixel Samsung S5KJD2 sensor of the previous generation, a beauty mirror with a 78° field of view, and an ultra-wide lens with a 100° field of view, covering all front-end application scenarios.
At the same time, Civi 3 inherits the multi-color temperature and four soft lights from Civi2. Users can adjust the brightness, color temperature, and light cycle mode of the soft light according to the shooting scene.
We compared the proofs (picture on the right) taken by the front camera of other mobile phones with the 78° beauty mirror of Xiaomi Civi 3. The portraits taken by Xiaomi have a narrower angle, which has a good effect on the characters, and the skin appears more White, and blemishes on the face, such as acne marks have been diluted, covering some defects on the face.
Of course, as a selfie artifact, the first thing is to take a good-looking shot, but the color of the picture is not as rich as those taken by other mobile phones on the left. The two lenses of Xiaomi Civi 3 can adapt to the selfie needs of different scenes. The 100° ultra-wide-angle selfie camera is more like the effect of holding a selfie stick.
At the same time, the entire picture taken under the ultra-wide-angle lens will not be distorted, achieving a balance between reality and beauty, and retaining the natural beauty of the young lady to a greater extent.
Xiaomi Civi 3 uses the bionic dual camera to achieve the gradual blurring effect of an SLR-like space. The newly added portrait engine module of Xiaomi Imaging Brain reshapes the three-dimensional information of the characters and avoids pure algorithm optimization, which can make girls’ skin look more beautiful. nature.
From the real shot proofs, it can be seen that the buildings and lawns behind the young lady have been blurred, the characters stand out strongly, the hair strands on the edges of the characters can be seen, and the transition between the hair strands and the background behind is very natural. Let the overall film be very real, and there is no trace of algorithm optimization.
In addition, the imaging system of Xiaomi Civi 3 is also based on multi-frame processing in the RAW domain, achieving image fusion with 8 times the amount of data collected. Through this technology, the details of the characters are further refined. After the picture is enlarged, eyebrows, eyes, eyelashes, etc. can be seen clearly.
We used Xiaomi Civi 3 and a competitor’s selfie phone to take a front-end video for comparison. The left side is a screenshot of the video taken by the competitor’s model, and the right side is taken by Civi3. Both phones have turned on the beauty effect. Such a comparison makes it easy to feel that Xiaomi’s beautification does not liquefy the entire face like a friend’s business so the proofs taken in this way will lose a lot of facial details and look fake.
Xiaomi’s approach is to even out the skin tone of the face, avoid excessive color differences, make the portrait look more real, and make the facial features more three-dimensional. Therefore, using the front camera of Xiaomi Civi 3 to shoot videos can preserve the original details of the skin and achieve a balance between reality and beauty.
Xiaomi Civi 3 also inherits the Civi 2’s front multi-color temperature four-soft light, which supports 5 levels of color temperature adjustment (candlelight, warm light, warm white light, cold light, cool white light), which can adapt to different needs in different scenarios, even in Taking selfies at night or in low light conditions, you can also adjust the brightness of the flash according to the different environments, bringing beautiful selfies to the ladies.
Xiaomi Civi 3 has three rear cameras, and the main camera uses the same Sony IMX800 CMOS as the Mi 13 flagship. This lens has 54 Megapixels, 1/1.49” photosensitive unit, but because the sensor size is 16:9, the photos in the mobile phone will be presented in a ratio of 4:3, and the photosensitive area will be cut at this time 1/1.56”, the images on both sides are cropped, the high-pixel mode will output 50 million pixels, and the default pixel four-in-one is 12.5 Megapixels.
The ultra-wide-angle lens uses an 8-megapixel Sony IMX355, and there is another 2-megapixel macro camera with an OV02B10 sensor from OmniVision.
The proofs taken by the main camera in the daytime scene are very pure, with excellent image resolution and high saturation of green grass, which is pleasing to the eye at first glance.
When we were shooting, the sky was gloomy, but Civi3 combined with a 1G+6P glass-plastic hybrid lens has lower dispersion, and the displayed picture will eliminate some dark components, improving the color accuracy and the overall picture quality The quality makes the overall look and feel of the photo better.
The last photo was taken on a sunny day. Xiaomi Civi3 can restore the blue color of the sky very well, and the details of the building after zooming in are also very good. Xiaomi Civi3 is equipped with In-sensor Zoom technology, through 2x lossless zoom, and the loss of the picture is repaired, the proofs presented in the 2x mode are almost the same as the 1x picture quality.
In night scenes, the use of long exposure and OIS optical image stabilization ensures the details of light and shadow, the proofs are pure and noise-free, and in scenes with high light ratios, the colors are pure and there are no major optical defects.
The lights mapped from the shops to the ground can be captured, with a very strong sense of substitution. However, when taking a sample of a single building, the sky behind the building will appear a little less pure, but compared to the standard mode, the night scene mode is still in place for controlling the lines of the building.
Ultra Wide Angle
Under the 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, there are no over-exposed samples no matter the day or night scene. The picture is pure and noise-free, and the glare control of the light is also in place. The black sky behind the building will not appear too much noise. If you want to take high-quality night scene proofs, it is recommended to turn on the night scene mode to shoot.
The 2-megapixel macro lens equipped with Xiaomi Civi3 can show better details when shooting such figures, flowers, and other objects, but there is still a certain requirement for the distance. It can take samples within 4cm of the lens.
Hardware & Performance
Xiaomi Civi 3 is equipped with MediaTek’s latest 4nm mid-to-high-end chip – Dimensity 8200-Ultra. The version we have is the storage version of 12GB LPDDR5+512GB UFS3.1. This chip is very rare in a selfie-focused phone, so we ran a set of performance tests to see how well Civi3 tuned the chip.
In AnTuTu’s comprehensive test, Xiaomi Civi3 ran a score of nearly 870,000. Compared with last year’s Xiaomi Civi2, the comprehensive ability is nearly 54.7% ahead. Among them, the biggest improvement is GPU performance and memory performance, which have increased by nearly 89.7% and 65.7% respectively compared with the same period last year.
In theory, Civi3 will have certain advantages in terms of game expressiveness and background application switching speed. In the CPU single test, compared with the previous generation Xiaomi Civi2, it has improved by nearly 30%.
In the memory and flash memory test, the memory copy speed reached 14.9GB/s, the writing speed reached 24.1GB/s, the sequential reading speed of the flash memory reached 1842.63MB/s, the sequential writing speed was 1794.05MB/s, and the random reading speed The speed reaches 365.13MB/s, and the random write rate reaches 439.39MB/s. On the whole, it belongs to the level of LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1. It is not easy to have such a high-standard configuration in a thin and light selfie mobile phone.
Next, we launched a round of game tests on Xiaomi Civi3 to see how well this thin, light, and compact mobile phone, which focuses on selfies, can optimize games.
We chose three mainstream mobile games on the market, namely QQ Speed, Call of Duty, and Yuanshen, to test the performance of the mobile phone in the game in an office environment with a room temperature of 27 degrees Celsius. Prioritize high frame rate output in the game, and record the average frame rate, average power consumption, and maximum temperature of the phone body during the game.
1. QQ Speed
QQ Speed mobile game, with the highest special effect level and extremely high frame rate, after a game test, the average frame rate is maintained at 120.8FPS, the frame rate fluctuation is only 0.4, and the picture is very smooth during the game. The average power consumption of 3.385W, the frame energy consumption of 28mW, and its energy efficiency ratio reached 35.7.
After three rounds of games for about 8 minutes, the temperature on the front of the fuselage reached 40.6 degrees Celsius, and the temperature on the back reached 40.5 degrees Celsius. In an environment of 27 degrees Celsius, the heat dissipation of the mobile phone is quite satisfactory. You will feel more obvious heat during the game, but it will not be hot.
2. Call of Duty
Call of Duty mobile game, in the 90FPS high frame mode, can open smooth image quality, after nearly 5 and a half minutes of a team battle test, the average frame rate of the game reached 89.4FPS, and the average fluctuation was only 1.2. Although it has dropped to 80FPS during the game, it will not cause a sense of stuttering during the experience, and the overall picture is also very coherent.
With an average power consumption of 2.62W and a frame energy consumption of 29.4mW, the overall energy efficiency ratio of the game has reached 34.1. After a single game, the temperature test was carried out. The front of the fuselage was 39.1 degrees Celsius and the back was 39.3 degrees Celsius.
3. Original God
Finally, there is the heavy-loaded Yuanshen mobile game. Under the extremely high image quality + 60 frame rate, it can stabilize 60 frames in the first 8 minutes. After 8 minutes, the frame rate of the stabilization control mechanism is triggered and the frame rate drops to 55FPS. After that, the frame rate is reduced and increased. , the average frame rate of the whole game was maintained at 57FPS. In the face of such large-scale mobile games, Xiaomi Civi3, a thin and light mobile phone that mainly focuses on selfies, can also easily win.
In the 10-minute Yuanshen mobile game, the average power consumption has also reached 5.17W, and the frame energy consumption is 90.6mW. The energy efficiency ratio has also reached 11, which is a little higher than the Dimensity 8200 models of other competitors.
10 minutes of Yuanshin, the temperature of the front of the fuselage is 44.5 degrees Celsius, and the temperature of the back is 43.3 degrees Celsius. Although the high heat area is located around the camera, the metal frame will increase the heat transfer. At this time, you have to change the holding position before playing the game.
Xiaomi Civi3 has a built-in 4500mAh battery, which supports 67W ultra-fast charging in seconds. According to the official introduction, it can be fully charged in 38 minutes.
Next, we also tested the charging capacity and battery life of Civi3.
The battery level was tested from 1%. The Xiaomi Civi 3 mobile phone was charged to 33% in 10 minutes, 53% in 20 minutes, and 72% in half an hour. It took a total of 48 minutes to fully charge.
For the battery life test, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog produced by Kuai Technology. In terms of test items, we chose the limit battery life test and checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate user usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.
Before the test, we adjusted the power of the mobile phone to 50% and turned off the automatic brightness, adjusted the refresh rate to adaptive, turned off the performance mode, turned off all notification messages, turned off all background applications, and used the battery dog for continuous uninterrupted testing. It took 6 hours, 36 minutes, and 46 seconds for the final power consumption from 100% to 20%. After conversion, the full battery life is about 8 hours, which can support users for a whole day in daily use.
As a thin and light selfie phone, Xiaomi Civi3 allows you to take satisfying proofs in any scene, but if you say it is an excellent selfie phone, then it does not compromise on performance and storage.
Xiaomi Civi 3’s front-facing 32-megapixel high-spec dual-camera, plus four multi-color temperature flashes, can directly fill you up on the self-timer hardware, and the shooting effect it brings is unparalleled among self-timer phones at the same price. Rivalry, through the exclusive tuning with MediaTek, the image is directly improved on the chip. When taking a selfie, it avoids the excessive color difference caused by software optimization, and the portrait effect is more realistic.
The top-of-the-line 16GB+1TB large storage combination is not only beautiful for selfies but also can store these beautiful proofs and videos, so girls no longer have to worry about insufficient storage.
The main camera of the flagship machine is the same Sony IMX800, which ensures the shooting ability of the Xiaomi Civi3 during the day and night. Although the super wide angle has been reduced from 20 million pixels to 8 million pixels, combined with Xiaomi’s imaging algorithm, its imaging quality has not changed much. , no matter what kind of scene you shoot in, you can get samples with high saturation and pure picture.
The Dimensity 8200-Ultra chip fully maximizes the hardware specifications of the selfie phone, and its performance is strong enough. Not only the selfie effect is amazing, but there is no pressure to be a king or a chicken every day.
Xiaomi’s fourth Civi mobile phone, Civi 3 introduces a novel and trendy double-colour combination. Walking on the street with the mobile phone, the recognition rate soars. You can recognize it at a glance from ten meters away. This is the Xiaomi Civi series. latest mobile phone.
As a selfie phone, Xiaomi Civi3 pursues realism in portrait shooting, and not only focuses on image and appearance design but also brings the performance and experience of mid-to-high-end phones into the Civi series for the first time. Under the strong performance and image performance, it can take into account the thin and light feel and the bold and innovative trendy design. After four generations of Civi, it is enough to see that Xiaomi is serious about making a selfie phone.
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