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Xiaomi Civi 3 launched with a beautiful back design, Dimensity 8200-Ultra SoC, 6.55-inch OLED 120Hz display & more

By:  RENDC     23 May 2023

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Xiaomi Civi 3 launched with a beautiful back design, Dimensity 8200-Ultra SoC, 6.55-inch OLED 120Hz display & more

Xiaomi has recently unveiled its highly anticipated Civi 3 smartphone in China, following a series of teasing and anticipation. The device offers a harmonious blend of stunning visuals and impressive performance, boasting the cutting-edge Dimensity 8200-Ultra processor. It is widely regarded as one of the most visually appealing smartphones to hit the market in recent times. Without any delay, let’s delve into the details of the Xiaomi Civi 3.


Design & display

Moving to the rear of the device, the Xiaomi Civi 3 showcases an eye-catching dual-tone aesthetic, offering users a choice of four delightful color variations: Rose Purple, Mint Green, Adventure Gold, and Coconut Ash. Situated in the top left corner, you’ll find a prominent camera module that houses all three lenses within it. The camera island is elegantly encircled by a metal ring that perfectly matches the color of the rear panel, delivering a sleek and polished appearance. The flash module sits just below the camera ring.

Xiaomi Civi 3 launched with a beautiful back design, Dimensity 8200-Ultra SoC, 6.55-inch OLED 120Hz display & more

tHe edges of the Xiaomi Civi 3 feature a seamless blend of flat and curved contours, gracefully tapering from both ends to ensure a satisfying and ergonomic grip for users. The slimness is one of the key highlights of this device as it is only 7.56mm thick weighing just 173 grams.

The Xiaomi Civi 3 features a 6.55-inch OLED curved display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. It offers a display frame rate of up to 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz, ensuring smooth and responsive interactions. With a DCI-P3 Color Gamut Peak, the display produces rich and accurate colors, while its peak brightness of 1500nit ensures excellent visibility even in bright conditions.

The Civi 3 incorporates features like 1920Hz High-Frequency PWM Dimming for flicker-free viewing, a Primary Color Screen with precise color representation, and 12-bit panel support for smooth color gradients. It also features automatic brightness adjustment, a Sunshine screen for better readability under sunlight, and HDR10+ and Adaptive HDR10+ technologies for enhanced dynamic range. The display is protected by Gorilla Glass, providing durability against scratches and drops. The front panel also has a pill-shaped cutout in the top center for its dual front cameras.



Under the hood, the smartphone comes equipped with the recently launched MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra chipset. For those unaware, this is an improved version of the Dimensity 8200 SoC, featuring faster CPU clock speeds, faster GPU clock speeds, and most importantly, support for both sub-6GHz and mmWave 5G bands.

To be precise, the Dimensity 8200-Ultra is based on TSMC’s N4 node and has an octa-core processor with one Cortex-X2 core clocked at up to 3.2 GHz, three Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.85 GHz, and four Cortex-A55 cores clocked at up to 2.0 GHz. It also features a Mali-G610 MC6 GPU, an IMG BXT 6E Gen 1 ISP, and a MediaTek APU 690 AI engine.

The Xiaomi Civi 3 offers users a choice between two RAM options. Opting for the 12GB RAM configuration provides LPDDR5 memory while selecting the 16GB RAM variant offers LPDDR5X memory. The device is available in three storage options, ranging from 256GB to 1TB of UFS 3.1 storage capacity. It operates on the Android 13-based MIUI 14.

The Xiaomi Civi 3 is equipped with a built-in 4500mAh lithium-ion polymer battery, which the brand claims can last for more than a day on a single charge. The device features a USB Type-C charging interface, supporting BC1.2, PD3.0, and PD2.0 charging protocols. With 67W fast-second charging, the Civi 3 can achieve a full 100% charge in just 38 minutes, ensuring quick and efficient charging capabilities. To keep the temperatures under control, Xiaomi has also incorporated a large 4000mm² stainless steel VC liquid cooling system.

For connectivity, the phone offers 5G, WIFI 6, and Bluetooth 5.3 with support for AAC / LDAC / LHDC. It also has NFC onboard along with Beidou GLONASS and AGNSS. The Xiaomi Civi 3 is equipped with a range of sensors, including an optical distance sensor, an ambient light sensor under the screen for color temperature detection, a rear light sensor, a flicker sensor, an acceleration sensor, a gyroscope, an electronic compass, a Z-axis linear motor, and an infrared remote control sensor, enabling various functionalities and enhanced user experience.



In terms of photography capabilities, the Xiaomi Civi 3 features a triple-camera setup on the rear. This setup comprises a 50MP Sony IMX800 sensor with an f/1.77 aperture, and optical image stabilization (OIS) support, ensuring sharp and stable captures. Alongside the 50MP lens, there is an 8MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, expanding the field of view. Additionally, a 2MP macro lens is included for close-up shots. The primary camera is capable of recording videos in 4K 30fps, 1080p 30fps/60fps, and 720p 30fps.

On the front, the device sports a pill-shaped cutout housing a dual selfie camera setup. The primary lens is a 32MP shooter with an f/2.0 aperture and autofocus capability. The secondary front-facing camera is also 32MP, serving as an ultra-wide angle lens with electronic image stabilization (EIS) support and an f/2.4 aperture. This front camera configuration enables users to capture high-resolution and wide-angle selfies with enhanced stability. The front camera is capable of recording videos in 4K 30fps, 1080p 30fps/60fps, and 720p 30fps.


Pricing & availability

The Xiaomi Civi 3 offers different models with varying RAM and internal storage configurations. The base model, featuring 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, is priced at CNY 2,499 ($353). The 12GB RAM variant with 512GB of internal storage is available for CNY 2,699 ($382). For those seeking maximum storage capacity, the top-end model offers 16GB of RAM and 1TB of internal storage, priced at CNY 2,999 ($424). Pre-orders for the Xiaomi Civi 3 have commenced in China as of today.

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