On March 29, 2021, at the Xiaomi Mi 11 series new product launch conference, in addition to the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, the Mi Folding Screen Mix Fold was also released, which should be regarded as the first folding screen mobile phone owned by Xiaomi.
To be honest, the folding screen is no longer a rare thing for everyone, and it is not a new concept.
As early as 1 year ago, Huawei and Samsung have successively released their own folding screen phones, but they are expensive and not more practical than ordinary smartphones. Folding screens have not caused too much trouble and belong to niche smart phones. Mobile phone products.
It is worth mentioning that the Mix Fold released by Xiaomi this time is not as expensive as Huawei and Samsung, which has lowered the price of folding screen phones.
So, the same is a folding screen mobile phone. Compared with the Huawei Mate X2, which folding screen is more worthy of users to start with?
Hardware configuration: Xiaomi Mix Fold and Huawei Mate X2 configuration is basically the same as the flagship machine, and the rear camera Huawei is stronger
Among them, the Snapdragon 888 processor uses a 5nm process, a built-in integrated X60 5G baseband, and uses an X1 large core + 3 A78 middle cores + 4 A55 small cores. CPU performance and energy efficiency are both improved by 25% compared to the previous generation. The Kirin 9000 processor uses the latest 5nm process, and the large core uses the A77 architecture. Snapdragon 888 is stronger in performance.
In terms of rear camera, Xiaomi Mix Fold uses rear three cameras, and Huawei Mate X2 uses rear four cameras.
In terms of specific pixels, Xiaomi Mix Fold uses a “HM2.1 billion pixel main camera + 13 million pixel ultra-wide angle + 8 million pixel telephoto” rear three-camera combination. The main camera sensor is not particularly good, it is the Redmi Note9Pro main camera sensor The low-profile version still has a certain gap compared to the Xiaomi 11Pro. The main camera supports 9-in-one pixels. The imaging effect at 100 million pixels is slightly worse than that of the Xiaomi 11. In the case of multi-pixel synthesis, the Mix Fold has a larger amount of light. The telephoto uses a liquid lens that supports 30x zoom and 3cm macro.
It is worth mentioning that the Surging C1 chip has been added this time, but the ISP performance of the Snapdragon 888 processor is already strong enough. In essence, Surging C1 is more only added in the way of testing.
Huawei Mate X2 uses a “50 million pixel super-sensitive main camera + 16 million pixel super wide-angle + 12 million pixel telephoto + 8 million pixel super zoom” rear four-camera match.
Among them, Huawei Mate X2 main camera, telephoto and super zoom lenses support ois anti-shake. Telephoto supports 10x optical zoom and 100x binocular zoom. The rear camera can shoot 960 frames of slow-motion video.
Among them, Xiaomi Mix Fold uses a 20-megapixel front camera, Huawei Mate X2 uses a 16-megapixel front camera, and the Xiaomi MixFold parameters on the front camera are better.
Appearance design: Xiaomi Mix Fold and Huawei Mate X2 both adopt the internal folding scheme, and the secondary screen of Xiaomi is narrower
Initially, there were many solutions for folding screen mobile phones, such as Samsung’s “clamshell” folding and Huawei’s external folding.
The two folding methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. The advantage of the design of the Samsung Z flip is that it reduces the size of the smartphone and is more convenient to carry. The inner folding has higher screen protection. The disadvantage is that the crease is more obvious, and the screen is integrated after unfolding. The sex is not strong, it is more like two halves of mobile phones spliced together.
The Huawei Mate X series adopts an external folding scheme, and the secondary screen image and the main screen image are seamlessly expanded. According to previous user tests, Huawei Mate X can seamlessly expand the large screen and the small screen during mobile games. Screen convergence.
However, there are obvious shortcomings in the design of the outer folding in terms of drop resistance and durability. The rumors that the outer folding Huawei Mate X may leak and break the screen have not been interrupted.
On the whole, the advantages of internal folding outweigh the disadvantages, and Huawei Mate X2 and Xiaomi Mix Fold eventually chose internal folding as the mobile phone folding solution.
The exterior of Xiaomimi Mix Fold is a 6.52-inch external screen, the screen is a perforated screen design, the screen size ratio is 27:9, and the interior is an 8.01-inch 4:3 ratio screen. The mobile phone adopts an internal folding method as a whole. The external screen is slender and narrower than traditional smart phones. The look and feel is obviously not as good as traditional smart phones, but it is more handy in one-handed experience and is suitable for single-handed Weibo.
The overall folding screen of Xiaomi Mix Fold is more inclined to be used by users. The expanded internal screen resolution is 2K+, the screen is similar to the iPad, and the phone is equipped with four speakers. Due to the positioning of the flagship phone, the frame design is still relatively exquisite, and the back cover is made of glass and ceramic.
Huawei Mate X2 uses an internal folding solution. The external screen uses a 6.45-inch OLED perforated screen, and the internal uses an 8-inch OLED full screen. The external screen supports a 90Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate, which is closer to a normal smartphone in terms of size ratio. The internal screen supports 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. The pixel density is 413ppi for the internal screen and 456ppi for the external screen.
In terms of the folding scheme, Huawei Mate X2 internal folding adopts a new double spiral water drop design, which can effectively prevent creases caused by screen folding. The mobile phone adopts a double wedge-shaped design, and the bottom is composed of two triangles to form a rectangle. When folded, it can be used as a smart phone, and when it is unfolded, it can be used as a tablet.
Pricing strategy: Xiaomi Mix Fold is priced lower than Huawei Mate X2, but still requires more than $2,000
In terms of weight, the Xiaomi Mix Fold weighs 310g, and the Huawei Mate X2 weighs 295g. Because of the battery capacity, the Mi Mix Fold is more prominent in weight. If it is used as a tablet for watching dramas or games, the weight is relatively light. Smart phone use is obviously more like holding a brick.
In terms of battery life, the battery capacity of Xiaomi Mix Fold is 5020mAh, and the battery capacity of Huawei Mate X2 is 4500mAh. In terms of batteries, although the screens of the two mobile phones are close to those of a tablet, they are basically the same in capacity as current smartphones, and their battery life is not as good as current smartphones when they are used.
In terms of charging, Xiaomi Mix Fold has a charging power of 67w, and Huawei Mate X2 uses 55w fast charging. The fast charging of the two mobile phones is basically the same as that of the main flagship, which can be fully charged in about 40 minutes.
Compared with smart phones, folding screen mobile phones have larger storage and are more inclined towards luxury goods or high-end flagships.
In terms of pricing, Xiaomi Mix Fold is generally cheaper than Huawei Mate X2.
Regardless of the price and brand influence, the choice of the two mobile phones is more important to the user’s preference for daily use habits.