Mi Mix 5G - how do I turn on 5G?

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slebeau1988

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Hey
I recently bought a Mi Mix 3 5G and I get 5g signal come up on the top of the screen where I am, but the speeds are only coming through as 4g speeds.
when in *#*#4636#*#* I can see that I'm connected to LTE and not 5g.

Can anyone tell me how to enable 5G properly?
 

slebeau1988

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Yea, maybe so... But I have coverage where I live.
I already subscribe to home 5g broadband through my provider and it runs on band n78.
So I get a signal, full 5g bars but speeds aren't 5g using the mi mix.
My home broadband 5g service is 400mbps.
 

drizzt09

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Yea, maybe so... But I have coverage where I live.
I already subscribe to home 5g broadband through my provider and it runs on band n78.
So I get a signal, full 5g bars but speeds aren't 5g using the mi mix.
My home broadband 5g service is 400mbps.
Are you talking 5g through your home internet router? That's not the same thing. That's WiFi.
5g network is from your carrier and if your carrier has it it would be set up city wide not just at your home.
 

slebeau1988

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My home broadband 5g is a separate device.
I was only mentioning it to demonstrate I have 5g service where I live.

While my phone is disconnected from wifi, I get a 5g signal instead of 4g.
The speed however is only 25mbps as opposed to my home 5g broadband modem which is 350-400 mbps.

Does that make sense?
 

siggey

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
My home broadband 5g is a separate device.
I was only mentioning it to demonstrate I have 5g service where I live.

While my phone is disconnected from wifi, I get a 5g signal instead of 4g.
The speed however is only 25mbps as opposed to my home 5g broadband modem which is 350-400 mbps.

Does that make sense?
Maybe your data plan is limited?
 

CookieJarApps

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Oct 19, 2019
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Yea I've got the settings all set to allow it.
I get a 5g signal too but the speeds are like a single band of 4g.
Here's a screenshot of it all "working"
https://drive.google.com/file/d/11Wzs5KRWoDAYIsxTjBvVzTzhPUFTbCkW/view?usp=drivesdk

Which version of firmware are you running?
I'm using the latest global rom.

I'm on the global rom 10.3.19 and I get a strange problem too - 4G appears in the bar at the top but I get 5G speeds - but I guess it does work.
 

pkchips

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I'm having a similar problem. Connecting to 5g but speeds range between 2 MB (yep that's right) to 150 MB - which is similar to what I can get in 4g.

Did you find a solution?
 

slebeau1988

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Oct 27, 2019
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No solution yet.
Going to flash the new EU rom soon to see if that fixes it. I'm running global ATM.
What rom are you running and what network?
 

Waled666

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Nov 13, 2019
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You have to contact your mobile company and ask to activate the 5g service on your SIM card , all I know that the 5g service is still available for postpaid not prepaid. And they may ask you to go for the newest branch to change your SIM to make it work
 

slebeau1988

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Oct 27, 2019
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Flashed the EU ROM, doesn't even have 5g as an option in preferred network settings.
Wtf is wrong with this phone?
 

genstef

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I am on PEMEUXM MIUI Global 10.3.21

and in the telekom germany network it shows 5G in the settings
but in the vodafone germany network it does not show 5G in the settings

Contracts both allow for 5G - I am in the hotline loop with vodafone germany right now to get the Mi Mix 3 5G activated.

Edit: The hotline answered that Xiaomi has to enable the 5G settings button in android through an OTA update. Anyone knows if this is part of the global beta rom? Thanks!
 
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