Samsung’s foldable phones reached the third generation. The Korean giant has just launched the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, which solves all the problems of the previous generations and adds a lot of really interesting features like the S Pen from the Samsung Galaxy Note series. But is it really the best foldable phone out there that can be turned into a tablet, or can you find something better from other brands? The only foldable phone that can compete with the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 in the world is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold and this is a comparison of their specs.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 Specs
|Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3|
|THICKNESS||17.2 mm when folded, 7.6 mm when unfolded||16 mm when folded, 6.4 mm when unfolded|
|DISPLAY||Main display: 8.01 inches, 1860 x 2480p (Quad HD+), 387 ppi, Foldable AMOLED|
External display: 6.52 inches HD+ (840 x 2520p), 27:9 ratio, AMOLED
|7.6 inches, 1768 x 2208p (Quad HD+), Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X|
External display: 6.2 inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 832 x 2268 pixels (HD+)
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – 16 GB RAM, 512 GB||12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, MIUI||Android 11, One UI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 108 + 8 MP + 13 MP f/1.8 and f/2.4|
20 MP front camera
|Triple 12 + 12 + 12 MP, f/1.8, f/2.4 and f/2.2|
4 MP f/1.8 selfie camera
10 MP f/2.2 cover camera
Fast charging 67W
|4400 mAh, Fast Charging 25W and wireless charging 11W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Foldable display, secondary external display, 5G||Foldable display, secondary external display, 5G, reverse wireless charging, IPX8 waterproof|
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – Design
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold is very attractive because it has a ceramic back design, while the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has the classic glass back combined with an aluminum frame. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is waterproof with the IPX8 certification and also comes with Corning’s Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Last but not least, it is more compact and sleek: just look at the camera module to see how minimal the design is. Note that the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 supports the S Pen and eSIM technology, while the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold does not have a pen. The Mi Mix 4 Fold is a dual SIM phone (unlike its competitor), but it doesn’t have an eSIM.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – Display
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 is the first display with an Eco2OLED panel that can improve efficiency for lower power consumption. The internal folding display has a diagonal of 7.6 inches and a Quad-HD + resolution, as well as the HDR10 + certification, the highest brightness, and a refresh rate of 120 Hz.
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold still comes with an excellent folding panel with a diagonal of 8.01 inches, a Quad HD+ resolution, up to a billion colors, HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has a more interesting screen, but the Mi Mix 4 Fold remains great. Both phones have an external OLED display for those who want to use them as regular phones, as well as side-mounted fingerprint readers.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – Specifications & Software
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 and Xiaomi Mi Fold have almost the same hardware. They are powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, but with the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold, you get more RAM: up to 16 GB instead of just 12 GB. In both cases, the internal memory is up to 512 GB. The phones run on Android 11 with a custom user interface. These phones are flagship phones and offer great performance thanks to their flagship-class hardware and full 5G support.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – Camera
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has the most extensive camera department. It has a triple rear camera with three 12 MP sensors: the main camera with OIS, a telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, and an ultra-wide-angle camera. It also comes with a 4 MP cover camera and an under-screen camera with a resolution of 10 MP that can record 4K videos. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold has a great 108 MP main camera, an 8 MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom and a 13 MP ultrawide camera, and a 20 MP front camera on the external display.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – Battery
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold has a larger battery with a capacity of 5020 mAh and can offer a longer battery life. It also supports faster charging technology with a power of 67W (wired). However, unlike the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3, it lacks wireless charging and reverses wireless charging. You can only charge the Mi Mix 4 Fold with a cable, while the Galaxy Z Fold3 has Qi wireless chargers.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 – Price
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 has a starting price of $1799 / €1799 in the global market, while Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold starts at €1300 / $1522 in Asia. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 wins the comparison because it is waterproof, has wireless charging, more interesting cameras, under-screen camera technology, S Pen support, and more. But the Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold remains a good choice with its 67W fast charging technology, 3x optical zoom, and larger battery.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: PROs and CONS
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 Pro
- More compact
- Wireless charging
- Greater availability
- eSIM support
- Camera under the screen
Galaxy Z Fold3 Cons:
- Smaller battery
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 Fold Pro
- Wider screens
- Bigger battery
- Faster loading
- Up to 16GB RAM
Xiaomi Mix 4 Fold Cons:
- No wireless charging