There is a prevalence of foldable smartphones in the market. We have already heard about the foldable devices from Samsung, Huawei, Motorola, and even LG (
the latter won’t come ever). Xiaomi also joins the growing list of foldable phone manufacturers with its first foldable device – Mi MIX Fold. Previously, we have compared foldable smartphones of two giant companies – Samsung and Xiaomi. And today we will compare the Mix Fold with another foldable device – Huawei Mate X2. The Huawei Mate X2 is the most recent foldable from the Chinese manufacturer. It was released in February 2021.
In terms of appearance, both devices have similar designs. However, the Huawei Mate X2 comes with a dual-hole-punch screen, while the Mix Fold comes with a single hole-punch screen. On the other hand, the Huawei Mate X2 uses a dual-hinge design for better fortification, the Mi MIX Fold comes with a single hinge design. So, the similarity in appearance is seen in terms of the camera module. They both come with a square rear camera module.
When unfolded, the Huawei Mate X2 measures 161.8 x 145.8 x 8.2 mm and 161.8 x 74.6 x 14.7 mm after folding. The weight of this device is 295g. On the other hand, the MIX Fold’s unfolded dimension is 173.3 x 133.4 x 7.6 mm and 173.3 x 69.8 x 17.2 mm after folding. The glass model weighs 317g and the ceramic model is 337g. So, as we can see, the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is a bit heavier, though it is thinner before folding, and thicker after folding.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold is famous in the market for its large display. But, in fact, it is only 0.01-inch larger than the Mate X2. It means that the Mix Fold uses an 8.01-inch display, and the Mate X2 uses an 8.00-inch display. Thus, there is no big difference.
What about the display parameters after folding, it is worth mentioning that the Mate X2 has a 6.45-inch screen while the MIX Fold has a 6.52-inch screen. After all, Xiaomi’s foldable device has a larger display. Nonetheless, in terms of refresh rate, we should note that both displays of the Mate X2 come with a 90Hz refresh rate. As for the Mix Fold, only the 6.52-inch screen comes with a 90Hz refresh rate support. The 8.01-inch display supports only a 60Hz refresh rate. Overall, the display ratio of the Mate X2 is a bit higher on both screens. Both phones come with a side fingerprint sensor.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold has three sensors while the Mate X2 has four cameras. Although the number of cameras does not matter nowadays. The main camera of Xiaomi’s foldable device is 108MP. In addition, it also comes with an 8MP telephoto camera as well as a 13MP ultra-wide-angle camera. At the same time, the Mate X2 uses a 50MP main camera. It also has a 12MP telephoto camera as well as an 8MP periscope telephoto camera, and a 16MP ultrawide angle camera.
It is also worth mentioning that while the Huawei Mate X2 supports 3x zoom shooting, the Mix Fold supports 30x zoom. The self-developed ISP chip, the Surge C1 chip that the Mix fold uses also improves the display performance of this smartphone.
The battery capacity of the Mi Mix Fold is 5020mAh. Besides, it also supports 67W fast charging technology. It can be recharged roughly two and a half times faster thanks to its 67W super-fast charging capabilities. The Huawei Mate X2 comes with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 55W fast charging. So, in this case, the Mix Fold wins.
The Mi MIX Fold has up to 16GB of RAM and 521GB of UFS 3.1 native storage. The Mate X2 also offers the same thing only that it has up to 8GB of RAM. In terms of software, the MIX Fold uses MIUI 12 on top of Android 10. The Mate X2 comes with EMUI 11 on top of Android 10 with no Google Play Services.
The price will probably be the deciding factor in your choice. The Huawei Mate X2 is almost $1000 more expensive than the MIX Fold. While the Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold starting price is about $1,520, the Mate X2 starting price is about $2,698.
To sum up
Both Huawei and Xiaomi are considered to be giant smartphone manufacturers and their products are almost incomparable. In this case, it definitely depends on your own preferences. So, in order to help you, we have summarized the pros and cons of the two foldable smartphones.
Mi Mix Fold Pros
- Good Hardware
- Better Camera
- Very cheap
- Better battery capacity
- old design
Huawei Mate X2 Pros
- Thinner & Lighter
- Good Hardware
- Good Display
- Weaker battery
- Higher price