Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold vs Huawei
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(Pocket Ribbon) – Huawei's second-generation foldable smartphone comes in the form of the Mate X2, while Xiaomi's foldable phone is called the Mi Mix Fold.
Both follow a similar design to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series after Huawei changed the size of the foldable device of its predecessor – the Mate X and Xs – from an outward folding display to an inward folding display.
If you are looking for a vertically folding smartphone, you can compare the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold, Huawei Mate X2 and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 as follows.
Mi Mix Fold: 173.3 x 133.4 x 7.6 mm unfolded / 173.3 x 69.8 mm x 17.2 mm folded / 317 g (black) 332 g (ceramic) Mate X2: 161.8 x 145.8 x 4.4-8.2mm unfolded / 161.8 x 74.6 x 13.6-14.7mm folded / 295g Z-Fold 2: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm unfolded / 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm folded / 282 g
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has a vertically folding book-style display like the Huawei Mate X2 and Galaxy Z Fold 2. It comes with a glass back or a special edition ceramic and there is a prominent camera body in the top left corner. . There is a metal frame, a large screen and a single hole camera in the top right corner when folded.
When unfolded, the Mi Mix Fold has an 8.01-inch display and a precision-based hinge. However, there is a small gap when folded, like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. It is available in black or special edition ceramic finishes.
The Huawei Mate X2, meanwhile, also has a vertically folding display. There is a glass back with a prominent rectangular camera housing in the top left corner, a metal frame and a full screen with dual cut-out front cameras when folded.
Unfolded, the Mate X2 has a large 8-inch screen. The hinge is multidimensional and creates a water drop shaped cavity for the display when the phone is folded, leaving no opening at all when closed resulting in a different design from the Mi Mix Fold and Galaxy Z Fold 2 a wedge-shaped design that is only 4.4 mm at its narrowest point. It comes in white, black, crystal blue and crystal pink colors.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a similar shape to the Huawei Mate X2 and Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold in that it offers a vertical fold in a book style. It also has a glass back, with a rectangular camera body in the top left corner, as well as a metal frame. Like the Mi Mix Fold, it has a single front camera when folded, but it is centralized instead of on the right.
When unfolded, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a slightly smaller 7.6-inch screen than the Huawei Mate X2 and Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold. The hinge allows for multiple viewing angles, but there is a small gap at the fold of the device when folded. It comes in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black colors.
Mi Mix Fold: 8.01-inch unfolded, 6.5-inch folded, OLED, 90Hz refresh rate Mate X2: 8-inch unfolded, 6.45-inch folded, 8-inch unfolded, OLED, 90Hz refresh rate Z-fold 2: 7.6-inch unfolded, 6.23-inch folded, OLED, 120 Hz refresh rate
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has a 6.5-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2520 x 840 resolution and a pixel density of 409ppi on the front when folded. It has a screen ratio of 27: 9 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. At the top right is a perforated camera and the edges are slightly larger than the alternatives from Huawei and Samsung.
When unfolded, the Mi Mix Fold has a 8.01-inch WQHD + resolution, 1 billion colors and a 4: 3 aspect ratio. It has a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
The Huawei Mate X2 has a 6.45-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2700 x 1160 and a pixel density of 456ppi on the front when folded, making it a fraction smaller than the Mi Mix Fold, but with thinner bezels. It has an aspect ratio of 21: 9 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. As mentioned above, the X2 has two perforated front facing cameras in the top left of the screen.
When unfolded, the Mate X2 has an 8-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2480 x 2200, resulting in a pixel density of 413ppi. The unfolded display has a ratio of 8: 7.1. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a 6.23-inch external display, which makes it slightly smaller than the Mate X2 and Mi Mix Fold. It is also an AMOLED panel and offers a resolution of 2260 x 816 pixels and an aspect ratio of 25: 9.
When unfolded, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has an internal 7.6-inch display – the smallest of the three devices compared here. It is Dynamic AMOLED and has a resolution of 2208 x 1768 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 372ppi. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate and supports HDR10 +.
Mi Mix Fold: Triple rear camera (108 MP + Liquid Lens 8 MP + 13 MP), 20 MP front Mate X2: Quad rear camera (50 MP + 16 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP), 16 MP front Z-fold 2: Triple rear (12 MP + 12 MP + 12 MP), 10 MP front
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has three lenses on the back, with a 108 megapixel main sensor with 2.1 µm pixels and a 7P lens, along with a 13 megapixel ultra-wide angle lens with a field of view of 123 degrees.
There is also an 8-megapixel liquid lens on the back that uses the principle of bionics of the human eye and a special chip created by Xiaomi to change the radius of curvature of the spherical surface. This allows one lens to cover two functions, allowing 3x optical zoom, up to 30x digital and a minimum focus distance of 3cm. The front camera of the Mix Mix Fold is a 20 megapixel snapper.
The Huawei Mate X2 has a quad camera on the back, which is equipped with Leica technology, just like Huawei's other flagship smartphones. The camera setup includes a 50-megapixel main sensor, 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor, 12-megapixel telephoto lens and an 8-megapixel SuperZoom sensor.
The main sensor has an aperture of f / 1.9 and OIS, the ultra-wide sensor has an aperture of f / 2.2, the telephoto sensor has an aperture of f / 2.4 and OIS with 3x optical zoom, while the SuperZoom sensor has an aperture of f / 4.4 , OIS and 10x has optical zoom. The front camera has a wide angle lens of 16 megapixels with an aperture of f / 2.2.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a triple rear camera consisting of a 12 megapixel main camera, 12 megapixel telephoto lens sensor and 12 megapixel ultra-wide sensor.
The main camera has an aperture of f / 1.6, autofocus with dual pixel phase detection and OIS, the telephoto lens has an aperture of f / 2.4 and OIS, and the ultra-wide sensor has an aperture of f / 2.2. There is also a 10 megapixel front camera.
Hardware and specifications
Mi Mix Fold: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 5G, 12/16 GB RAM, 256/512 GB storage, 5020 mAh Mate X2: Kirin 9000, 5G, 8 GB RAM, 256/512 GB storage, 4500 mAh Z Fold 2: Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, 5G, 12 GB RAM, 256/512 GB storage, 4500 mAh
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 chipset. It is a 5G handset and it comes with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB or 512 GB of storage. However, the Special Edition Ceramic model has 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
There is a battery from 5020 mAh under the hood that supports Xiaomi's fast charging 67W. The software is MIUI 12, based on Android 10 and has features such as a one-click option to shut down things like GPS for security, as well as a desktop mode with a three-finger swipe.
The Huawei Mate X2 runs on Huawei's proprietary 5nm Kirin 9000 platform. It is also a 5G device. It is backed by 8 GB of RAM and comes in 256 GB and 512 GB storage variants.
It has a 4500 mAh battery under the hood that supports Huawei's 25W SuperCharge. Huawei's proprietary Harmony OS can be installed through the company's usual EMUI interface running on top of Android.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 runs on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset, backed by 12 GB RAM and comes with 256 GB and 512 GB storage options.
There is a 4500 mAh battery with the Fold 2, which supports 25W wired charging, 11W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging. It runs Android with Samsung's One UI over the top and there are some great multi-tasking features that make good use of the screen when unfolded.
Mi Mix Fold: £ 1105 / $ 1550 equivalent, China Mate X2: £ 1985 / $ 2785 equivalent, China Z-Fold 2: £ 1799, $ 1999
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold will cost RMB 9999, 10,999 or 12,999, starting at the equivalent of $ 1550 or £ 1105. It will be available in China from April 15th.
The Huawei Mate X2 costs RMB 17,999 or 18,999, starting at the equivalent of $ 2785 or £ 1985. It is only available in China for now.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 costs £ 1799 in the UK and $ 1999 in the US.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold and Huawei Mate X2 are currently only available in the Chinese market, but while the Mate X2 is slightly more expensive than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, the M Mix Fold is cheaper.
When comparing by spec, these three devices are on par and while the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold breaks the scale in several areas, the other two devices have their fair share of wins as well.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold has larger displays both indoors and outdoors than both Huawei and Samsung. It also offers the most advanced Qualcomm chipset, the largest battery of the three devices, the fastest wired charging options, and it has an interesting camera setup with its liquid lens.
The Mate X2 arguably has a more streamlined design, an additional rear camera and a wide-angle front camera. It also has only fractionally smaller screens than the Mi Mix Fold.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 has more RAM than the Mate X2 but the same as the Mi Mix Fold. However, it also has a higher refresh rate on the internal screen, and it offers a more user-friendly software experience and supports Google services – the latter of which the Mate X2 doesn't offer. The Z Fold 2 has fewer cameras than Huawei, but the triple rear camera offers great results.
The Samsung is more widely available than both the Mate X2 and Mi Mix Fold, so while the Mi Mix 2 and Mate X2 can win in some spec areas, you'll have to live in China to get your hands on them for the time being. It's also worth remembering that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be tipped for a July 2021 launch.
Written by Britta O'Boyle.