Xiaomi announced the return of the Mi Mix series to the spotlight again, with the launch of a foldable phone, which is Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold, which adopts the same form factor as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.
This is exactly the reason why we decided to compare these two great phones. Has Xiaomi succeeded in making a distinct phone that differs from all other competing phones, or is it that? Galaxy Z Fold 2 Is it still the best option? Comparing the price and specifications in the next lines will help you find out.
As mentioned in the introduction, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 share the same form factor: unlike the recently unveiled Huawei Mate X2, they come with an internally foldable screen and a traditional secondary and non-foldable externally, in case You want to use them as regular phones.
Personally, I tend to design the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 due to its more elegant camera module. Moreover, it has a more compact and durable body, which is also thin and lighter in weight.
On the other hand, Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold comes with larger screens: both the foldable screen and the external screen have a wider diagonal. Furthermore, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold comes in an extra ceramic version designed with better materials.
Speaking of screens, we have similar specifications as both phones feature excellent AMOLED screens. Despite being a Xiaomi phone, the Mi Mix Fold display is made by Samsung. On both devices, we have 2K foldable AMOLED panels.
But on paper, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is superior thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate, while the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has a standard 60Hz refresh rate.
If we talk about external non-foldable screens, Mi Mix Fold wins as it has a 6.52-inch external screen, unlike the external Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 screen, here we have a 90Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is the most powerful foldable phone ever made: it is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor paired with up to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with a weaker processor, the Snapdragon 865 Plus, but it's still definitely a flagship as it falls in the middle between the Snapdragon 865 and the 870.
We have a RAM capacity of 12 GB with an internal storage of 512 GB. Although Mi Mix Fold was launched in 2021, it comes with Android 10 operating system, just like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. But the latter has already got Android 11 update.
It's still too early to say which is the best camera phone here. Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold comes with a 108MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto sensor with true 3x optical zoom, and a 13MP ultra-wide lens.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has three 12MP cameras with dual OIS unlike Mi Mix Fold with 2x optical zoom and ultra-wide lens. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is definitely better when it comes to the front cameras.
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has a bigger battery, and with its standard screen refresh rate, it should outlast the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in most scenarios. It also comes with a more powerful 67W fast charging. But the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 outperforms the overall as it supports wireless charging and reverse charging, while the Mi Mix Fold does not support these technologies.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold was unveiled in China with a starting price of $ 1,530, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is currently priced at only $1,200. Although Mi Mix Fold is a newly announced foldable phone, it does not beat Samsung in all aspects. The Xiaomi phone has better internal specifications and a larger battery, but with the Galaxy Z Fold 2, we have support for wireless charging and a better internal display. Which phone would you choose?
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold
|Category||Specifications and Prices Specifications and Prices|
|Announcement Date||March 30, 2021 August 5, 2020|
|Launch Date||April 16, 2021 September 2020|
|Dimensions||Unfolded: 173.3 x 133.4 x 7.6 mm - Folded: 173.3 x 69.8 x 17.2 mm Flat screen: 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm - Folded screen: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm|
|Phone Materials||Glass front (folded), plastic front (not folded), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5) or ceramic back, aluminum frame Glass front (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back, aluminum frame|
|Weight||317 grams 279 grams|
|Phone Colors||black, ceramic black, bronze|
|Display||OLED touch screen, 1 billion colors AMOLED dynamic foldable touch screen, 16 million colors|
|Size||8.01 inch 7.6 inches|
|Resolution||1860 x 2480 pixels, with a pixel density of 420 pixels per inch 1768 x 2208 pixels, a pixel density of about 372 pixels per inch|
|protection layer||Gorilla Glass 6|
|Screen-to-body ratio||69.3% screen-to-body ratio 89.1% screen-to-body ratio|
90Hz refresh rate Always-on display
120Hz refresh rate
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 - Five nanometers Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus - Seven nanometers|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680, 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680) Octa-core (1 x 3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3 x 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 585)|
|GPU||Adreno 660 Adreno 650|
|Memory Card||no no|
|RAM||12 - 16 GB 12 GB|
|Internal Storage||256 - 512 GB 256 GB|
|1st Sensor||108 MP, f/1.8, (wide) 12 MP (wide), f/1.8|
|2nd Sensor||8 MP (Telephoto), x3 optical zoom 12 MP (telephoto), f/2.4, x2 . optical zoom|
|3rd Sensor||13 MP, f/2.4, (Ultra Wide) 12 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video Recording||[email protected]/30fps, [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10+ rec [email protected], [email protected]/240fps (gyro-EIS), [email protected] (gyro-EIS), HDR10|
|Selfie Camera||Single Single|
10 MP (wide), f/2.2
|Video Recording||[email protected] [email protected], [email protected], gyro-EIS|
|Capacity||5020 mAh non-removable 4500 mAh non-removable|
|Type||Lithium Polymer Lithium Polymer|
|Fast Charging||67 W, up to 67% in 37 minutes 25W|
|3.5mm jack||no no|
|Other features of the sound||24-bit/192 kHz audio - Tuned by Harman Kardon 32-bit/384kHz Audio - Tuned by AKG|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with four stereo speakers Yes, with stereo speakers|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted) Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)|
|Other Features||Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum, barometer Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, Bixby, Samsung DeX|
|Phone Name||Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2|
|Price in US Dollar||1520 dollars $2370|
|Price in Saudi Arabia||5700 riyals 8880 riyals|
|Price in Iraq||2215610 dinars 2817152 dinars|
|Price in India||111635 rupees 177430 rupees|
|Price in Egypt||23,865 EGP 37,825 EGP|