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Recently, Xiaomi unleashed its first foldable phone to the market under the Mi Mix series. This about the newly launched Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold. The new phone with flexible display adopts the same form factor as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, hence offers room for us to pair them against each other. So, we have decided to publish a comparison review between these two foldable phones.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

Is Xiaomi’s Mi Mix Fold now the king of foldable phones or is the Galaxy Z Fold2 still the best choice? Lets find out now.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Fold2

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
THICKNESS 17.2 mm when folded, 7.6 mm when unfolded 16.8 mm when folded, 6.9 mm when unfolded
DISPLAY Main display: 8.01 inches, 1860 x 2480p (Quad HD+), 387 ppi, Foldable AMOLED
External display: 6.52 inches HD+ (840 x 2520p), 27:9 ratio, AMOLED
7.6 inches, 1768 x 2208p (Quad HD+), Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X
External display: 6.23 inches, Super AMOLED, 816 x 2260 pixels (HD+)
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, octa-core 3.09 GHz
MEMORY 12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – 16 GB RAM, 512 GB 12 GB RAM, 256 GB
SOFTWARE Android 10, MIUI Android 10, One UI
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS
CAMERA Triple 108 + 8 MP + 13 MP f/1.8 and f/2.4
20 MP front camera
Triple 12 + 12 + 12 MP, f/1.8, f/2.4 and f/2.2
10 MP f/2.2 selfie camera
10 MP f/2.2 cover camera
BATTERY 5020 mAh
Fast charging 67W
4500 mAh, Fast Charging 25W and wireless charging 11W
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Foldable display, secondary external display, 5G Foldable display, secondary external display, 5G
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Design

As mentioned in the intro, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 share the same form factor: unlike the recent Huawei Mate X2, they come with a foldable display placed internally and a secondary traditional and non-foldable display placed externally, in case you want to use them as normal phones.

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold 1
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold

Lovers of compact phones might prefer the design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 due to its more elegant camera module. Further, it has a more compact and thinner body. It is even a lighter phone. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold offers bigger displays: both the foldable screen and the external display have wider diagonals. Further, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold comes in an additional ceramic version built with better materials.

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Display

Talking about the displays, these devices come with similar specifications and both feature excellent AMOLED panels. Despite it is a Xiaomi phone, the display of the Mi Mix Fold is made by Samsung.

In both cases, you get foldable AMOLED panels with 2K resolutions, HDR10+ certification. But on the paper, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is superior thanks to its 120 Hz refresh rate, while Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has a standard 60 Hz refresh rate.

Galaxy Z Fold2
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2

If we talk about the external non-foldable displays, then Mi Mix Fold wins: it has a 6.52-inch external panel which, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2, features a 90 Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and the HDR10+ certification.

Hardware & Software

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is the most powerful foldable phone ever made: it is powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform paired with up to 16 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of native storage (UFS 3.1).

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The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 comes with the weaker (but still flagship-class) Snapdragon 865+, which sits in the middle between Snapdragon 865 and 870. It offers a max of 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of internal storage.

Despite Mi Mix Fold just went official it is still based on Android 10, just like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. But the latter has already been upgraded to Android 11.

Camera

It is still too early to establish which is the best camera phone here. The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold comes with a 108 MP main camera, an 8 MP telephoto sensor with 3x optical zoom, and a 13 MP ultrawide sensor, as well as a new Surge C1 proprietary image co-processor.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 has three 12 MP cameras with dual OIS (unlike the Mi Mix Fold), 2x optical zoom and an ultrawide sensor. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is definitely better when it comes to the front cameras.

Battery

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has a bigger battery and, with its standard refresh rate, it should last more than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 in most scenarios. It also supports the fastest charging technology with a power of 67W. But you should consider that Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 supports wireless charging and reverse charging, while Mi Mix Fold does not.

Pricing and Availability

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold made its debut in China with a €1300/$1530 starting price, while Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 launched in the country with a €2200/$2585 listing price.

Despite the Mi Mix Fold is a newly-announced foldable phone and Galaxy Z Fold2 is not, it is not superior to Samsung’s offering in every aspect. It has better hardware and a bigger battery, but with the Galaxy Z Fold2, you get wireless charging and a better internal display. Which one would you pick?

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Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2: PRO and CONS

Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
PRO
  • Better hardware
  • Bigger internal display
  • Better external display
  • Bigger battery
  • Faster charging
  • More compact
  • Wireless charging
  • Wider availability
  • eSIM support
CONS
  • No wireless charging
  • Inferior hardware

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