Samsung is the trendsetter in foldable smartphones as the first foldable phone to hit the market was the Samsung Galaxy Fold. By then the company subsequently releases and comes up with an enhanced range from time to time. The Galaxy Fold series represents the classic application of foldable phones, having a phone fold out into a tablet.
Recently, the company unveiled its fourth generation foldable devices which are Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 through unpacked event 2022. Now, reportedly Xiaomi has also launched it’s foldable which is Xiaomi Mix Fold 2, as earlier a lot of rumours come for the same. As following the trendsetter various OEMs are deliberately working to come up with foldable devices, and now Xiaomi stands out to be the one.
Now, Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 in this way become the first potential Galaxy Z Fold 4 competitor so far. Also, it seems that Xiaomi appears to have improved durability with the addition of UTG. Therefore to see, how Xiaomi has done in terms of features and functionality to give challenge to the foldable trendsetter. Again, there are a lot of aspects which definitely play a vital role and which make one device a differentiator from the other one. Although, to assimilate with one of the key differentiators among all these is Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 pricing which certainly going to challenge Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 . Moving further, along with pricing certain other factors, we going to discuss in detail below to understand things in a more clear way.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Internal hardware
Both Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (MIUI Fold 13) and Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold 4 ( One UI 4.1.1) are equipped with a powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset from Qualcomm. Also, both they having similar storage and memory options, including a 1TB variant with 12GB of RAM. So in terms of processor and storage, Xiaomi is not leaving any gap.
Talking about audio, then Samsung’s new foldable phone has 32-bit/384kHz audio which is tuned by AKG. While Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has 24-bit/192kHz audio, tuned by Harman Kardon.
Moving further, these foldable phones are on par in terms of batteries and the difference of 100 mAh. But when it comes to charging speed where Xiaomi plays a wildcard by adding 67W enhancing fast-charging capabilities to that of Samsung’s flagship retaining 25W only.
Whereas Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 doesn’t offer wireless charging competence (and therefore lacks reverse wireless charging). And therefore, this is precisely the reason why it’s roughly 1mm thinner than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 when unfolded. Therefore, Samsung’s foldable is a bit thicker but has a 15W wireless charging coil and at the same time supports reverse wireless charging.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Display
Xiaomi’s new foldable phone has an 8-inch foldable display with a resolution of 2160 x 1914, 120Hz, and Schott UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass) protection. The cover screen has a 6.56-inch diagonal, a resolution of 2560 x 1080, 120Hz, and an aspect ratio of 21:9.
The Xiaomi Mix 2 has an 8-inch foldable display with a resolution of 2160 x 1914, 120Hz, and Schott UTG (Ultra-Thin Glass) protection. Whereas the cover screen has a 6.56-inch diagonal, a resolution of 2560 x 1080, 120Hz, and an aspect ratio of 21:9 respectively.
On the other hand, Samsung’s new Galaxy Z Fold 4 features a 7.6-inch 120Hz AMOLED display with UTG and a resolution of 2176 x 1812. Alongside an AMOLED 120Hz cover display that has a 6.2-inch diagonal and a resolution of 2316 x 904 pixels which is somewhat similar to the former.
However, both devices are nearly the same in display configuration which is very much alike but when their hinge design comes into the role the Samsung hinge form only one crease whereas it is been said that Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 hinges create several creases. So non arguably going to be a distracting factor in touch.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Mix Fold 2: Camera setup
Again, the camera is also one of the segments in which Xiaomi has challenged Samsung Fold 4 competitively. Xiaomi has a 50MP primary, 13MP ultra-wide, and 8MP telephoto rear-facing camera, and a 20MP selfie camera embedded in the cover screen.
Samsung, on the other hand, uses more advanced and optimised technologies. An example that depicts this is an under-display sensor behind the foldable screen and also a selfie camera for the cover display. Xiaomi’s phone doesn’t have a selfie camera for the foldable panel.
Although the number of pixels more and less are almost equal as one is taking edge somewhere, whereas another one leading in some cases. But to draw a gist with respect to overall photography charm then Samsung’s Flex Mode still has no competition.
Galaxy Z Fold 4 vs Mix Fold 2: Price, where the real game begins
It seems like Xiaomi has done prior homework before launching Mix Fold 2, as they are almost on par at every node and never lag anywhere though majorly.
Would be it hardware or Camera specs, the difference is more and less seems quite identical. Xiaomi proportionates the specs following the trendsetter to give it a real challenge everywhere.
But, to balance the overall equation Xiaomi make the pricing low making it a more attractive choice for foldable phone lovers. As Xiaomi is set to launch its foldable in china with a price ticket of around $1,300, while Galaxy Z Fold 4 costs more than $2,000 (via The Verge). Noticeably, Samsung offers a complete package with better software and its updates from time to time, multitasking, cameras, wireless charging, build quality and quality of the hinge.