A high value thin and light selfie phone can also take into account high-performance performance? In the past, this was not even a thought, generally positioning high value selfie phone, the processor and other peripheral configuration will be weak, leaving an extremely "biased" impression. The newly released Xiaomi Civi 3 has changed this stereotype, giving users of this category a new all-around option.
Let's take a look at the exterior first. The Xiaomi Civi 3 is another innovation in design, using the same color scheme on the back cover of the phone, bringing "Rose Purple", "Mint Green", "Gold" and "Coconut Grey". The new color scheme is available in "Rose Purple", "Mint Green", "Gold" and "Coconut Grey". We received the "mint green" color scheme, this color scheme belongs to the first glance feel not very good, look at slowly understand the designer's intention, these color schemes are quite fresh and elegant, very durable, colorful design in a crowd of cell phones is also very unique, in the crowd is also the most special existence.
Xiaomi Civi 3's lens DECO is surrounded by metal and triangular scale, which looks full of texture. The xiaomi Civi3 also has a great grip. The width of the whole machine is only 71.7mm and the weight is only 173.5g, which is really excellent among the models with more than 200g this year, and the proportion of the whole machine is also very slender, so there is no pressure to hold it in a single hand.
Performance is often the weak point of this type of phone, but this time the Xiaomi Civi 3 a turn of attack, the performance of the short board to make up for it, using the MediaTek Tiangui 8200-Ultra processor, using TSMC 4nm process to build, 1 + 3 + 4 architecture, CPU main frequency can reach 3.1GHz, but also with excellent performance of LPDDR5 and UFS3.1 storage combination, whether It has a very smooth practical experience for both daily use and heavy gaming.
Let's start with the score, the actual test AnTuTu score can reach more than 900,000 points, and GeekBench 6, single-core got 1093 points, multi-core 3252 points, this score is actually compared to the Tiangui 8200 is not a big gap, but still completely enough.
We also actually tested how the chip's game performance, take the national game "glory of kings" to test, half an hour during the basic stable 120fps, the average frame rate of 119.1fps, power consumption is only about 3.5W. After half an hour of gaming, the temperature was 40.9 degrees on the front and 39.2 degrees on the back. Whether it's frame rate, heat control or power control, the Xiaomi Civi3 is doing quite well, so you don't have to worry about the performance.
Xiaomi chose this Tiangui 8200-Ultra not only for performance considerations, but also because this chip has an open architecture, after all, the beauty algorithm has a huge amount of calculation, through Xiaomi and MediaTek's joint research and development, to be able to strengthen the algorithm directly on the chip, so that the algorithm capacity can be used as needed, so that the image capacity and processing speed can be qualitatively improved.
Now that we've talked about it, let's take a look at the Xiaomi Civi 3 and see what kind of enhancements can be made to the image side this time. The main camera is a 78-degree "beauty mirror" with an equivalent focal length of about 26mm and less distortion, so you'll find that compared to the 90-degree front of friends, faces are almost distortion-free and more natural, just like taking a picture in a mirror.
In order to allow users to take into account multiple selfies, the front also added a 100-degree ultra-wide angle lens, a wider lens can accommodate more environmental information when shooting video, but also make the size of the face in the picture proportion smaller, but also for the EIS electronic anti-shake allowance. The phone will also automatically switch to this lens when a group photo is taken with multiple people, and there is a face anti-distortion algorithm for more natural group photos.
Both lenses use the GD2 sensor from Samsung, the advantage of using the same sensor is the same ability to shoot the effect will not be very different, when switching lenses almost no sense, two lenses can also have better depth of field measurement capabilities, so that portrait bokeh effect is more natural, light spot also better.
The image is a good reproduction of the skin tone, which is identical to the actual look and feel, and after zooming in, you can see that the skin details are still there, as well as the facial highlights are also preserved, which looks very natural.
The Xiaomi Civi 3 also supports male beauty, the effect should be liked by male users, the peel is relatively strong, but still retains part of the skin details, it feels like it is the degree of shooting who will look good.
It is worth mentioning that the front fill light of Xiaomi Civi 3 has also been upgraded this time, this generation is equipped with four multi-color soft light, support AI intelligent brightness adjustment, 5 color temperature mode adjustment, cyclic light mode, so that you have enough clear and natural selfie effect even when shooting in dark light conditions.
You can see that after turning on the soft light, not only does the color temperature become normal, but the skin tone of the person is also restored to a red in white state. The biggest advantage is that when the soft light is turned on, the sample still looks very natural, without the feeling of hard light on the skin.
After talking about the front, let's see how the rear performs. The Xiaomi Civi3 is "way ahead" in terms of image hardware configuration compared to its competitors' models in the same price range. The main camera is equipped with the same Xiaomi 13 Sony IMX800 sensor, 1G + 6P lens, and OIS optical stabilization, supports 2 times lossless zoom. The secondary camera is a 120 degree ultra-wide angle lens, a 4cm focus distance macro lens.
From the hardware configuration of the main camera alone, it is still strong enough, especially with 2x on, it is the usual 50mm focal length, which is very suitable for street scenes and portraits.
From the rear scenery samples can be seen, Xiaomi Civi 3 is indeed inherited Xiaomi's image aesthetics, the light and shadow effect in the finished film is well preserved, while ensuring clarity and sufficient detail. The photos also have a great sense of atmosphere.
The rear lens is really one of the best for portraits, especially for human skin tones, and the whole picture is not particularly flat, with a certain sense of atmosphere retained.
With 2X lossless cropping on, you can see that there is no particular loss of image quality, and the overall tone and atmosphere is well maintained with excellent performance.
The performance of Xiaomi Civi3 is also relatively stable in scenes with complicated lighting, and the facial skin tones are well maintained and the overall texture is very good.
Overall, the Xiaomi Civi3's front and rear lens shots, after being jointly tuned by Xiaomi and MediaTek, have very good imaging results, and the finished film is fast, making it a great experience.
To be able to take good-looking photos, there must be an excellent screen to display. Xiaomi Civi3 is equipped with a 6.55-inch 3D flexible AMOLED curved screen, which supports 120Hz high refresh rate. And the use of Huaxing photoelectric C6 luminescent material, so that the peak brightness of this screen can go to 1500nit, full screen brightness can also go to 1200nit, this brightness in the sun can really see very clearly.
This time, the Xiaomi Civi3 also uses the super dynamic display technology that only the Xiaomi 13 series flagship has, which can accurately identify HDR and non-HDR areas in photos and reconstruct the spatial brightness of the screen, so that the photos in the album can restore the light and shadow effect of the shooting scene.
In addition, the screen supports 12bit color depth display, which is calibrated piece-by-piece for excellent color accuracy, and 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, which ensures no eye damage when the screen brightness is low. In the parameters of this screen directly pull full.
After a period of experience, I feel that the Xiaomi Civi3 is very competitive at the same price, with male and female users like the front and rear selfie effect, very high value, and very good performance, screen configuration is also quite real, even if you do not want to choose this phone for daily use for this photo is no problem at all. And 12GB + 256GB starting price of only 2499 yuan, 16GB + 1TB version also only need 2999 yuan, can be said to be very fragrant.
Xiaomi with strong hardware and supply chain, further pull down the price of mid-range machines, rolled to death at the same time, so that more users can easily use such a good machine, worthy of praise.