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 FoldSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 3
THICKNESS17.2 mm when folded, 7.6 mm when unfolded16 mm when folded, 6.4 mm when unfolded
DISPLAYMain 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+)
PROCESSORQualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz
MEMORY12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB – 16 GB RAM, 512 GB12 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 512 GB
SOFTWAREAndroid 10, MIUIAndroid 11, One UI
CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPSWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS
CAMERATriple 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
BATTERY5020 mAh
Fast charging 67W
4400 mAh, Fast Charging 25W and wireless charging 11W
ADDITIONAL FEATURESFoldable display, secondary external display, 5GFoldable 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
  • Water-resistant
  • eSIM support
  • S-pen
  • 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