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On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam: What is the appeal of Xiaomi’s first folding screen smartphone?

At the new product launch event held by Xiaomi in late March, the smartphone brand introduced the next generation Mi MIX after a long wait. This MIX is called Mi MIX Fold and as the name suggests, this is a smartphone with a folding screen. Using a similar design with the Galaxy Z Fold2 and Huawei Mate X2, but Mi MIX Fold has a much cheaper price than its two “rivals”, only from 35 million VND (Z Fold2 has a starting price. 50 million VND and Mate X2 is even more expensive, from 64 million VND).

At the moment, Mi MIX Fold is being brought to Vietnam by a number of hand-held merchants and sold at a price of about 40 million VND.

The case of the Mi MIX Fold is similar to that of the MIX series before having a rather large design with the distinctive “MIX” logo in the middle.

The accessories are quite complete: 67W fast charger, USB-C charging cord, border-like case and a tag with phone number to support for MIX Fold customers.

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The case that comes with the machine is quite easy to get dirty, when worn if you do not clean the inside and outside often, the device will look dirty and lose its aesthetics.

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

This is the Mi MIX Fold, the first folding screen smartphone from Xiaomi. The version we have on hand is the standard version with a glass finish back. In addition, the Mi MIX Fold has an option of a high-end ceramic back

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This is the MIX Fold when folded. In this state, the device is quite thick, coarse and longitudinally long

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

The main camera cluster of Mi MIX Fold with the design is inspired by Mi 10S and Mi 10 Ultra. In terms of parameters, the camera of MIX Fold includes 3 lenses: 108MP wide-angle camera using Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor, 13MP super wide-angle camera and 8MP 3X telephoto camera using lenses with liquid technology, allowing use Telephoto camera is a macro camera

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

The familiar “MIX” logo is placed at the bottom corner

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

Secondary screen on the outside of MIX Fold. Mi MIX Fold uses a similar design to the Z Fold2, so the device will have two screens: the external display and the main screen inside. The machine’s secondary screen is 6.52 inches in size, uses an AMOLED panel, with a resolution of 840 x 2520 with a 27: 9 ratio and has a 90Hz refresh rate. This screen has a selfie camera “mole” placed in the left corner, and there is a speakerphone placed on the top edge, which means that if you want to selfie, video call or listen to normal calls, users are forced to fold the phone to be able operable

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

90Hz / 60Hz option in monitor settings

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

And this is the main screen inside. This screen uses a flexible AMOLED panel, 1860 x 2480 resolution, 4: 3 ratio, and supports 10-bit color display. This is a flawless screen and quite regrettable that it only has a basic 60Hz refresh rate, not 90Hz as the external monitor. This is in stark contrast to the Z Fold2

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

When trying to set the scan frequency of the internal monitor, the machine will display a message of not supporting and only supporting the external monitor.

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

Pay close attention, in the center of the screen where the hinge is located, we will still be able to clearly see the screen folds appearing quite clearly. This area will also be slightly concave and the user can completely feel the swipe / touch area of ​​the screen.

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

For comparison, the left side is the Galaxy Z Fold2 and the right is the Mi MIX Fold. Mi MIX Fold has a significantly larger screen size than the Z Fold2 (8.01 inches and 7.6 inches). However, due to the cheaper price, the experience of using Mi MIX Fold is completely different than when using Z Fold2.

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

There’s also a big difference between the two’s external screens

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

The back of the two machines: Mi MIX Fold has a glossy back and Z Fold2 has a rough back

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

Overall, Mi MIX Fold is much bigger than Z Fold2, but the user experience is not as good. We will have a detailed comparison of these two machines in the near future

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There is a Mi MIX Fold that is quite similar to the Z Fold2 is that between the two halves of the screen when folded, there is a small gap. This can allow dirt to get in and damage the screen and internal components

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

Mi MIX Fold has a fingerprint sensor on the side, integrated directly into the power key, similar to many current folding screen smartphones.

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

The hinge of Mi MIX Fold is the slogan “Innovation for Everyone”.

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

Mi MIX Fold uses a MIUI interface designed specifically for the folding screen, along with applications optimized for use in large screen sizes. However, due to the local version, users still have to manually install Google Play from the GetApps app store. In addition, according to Xiaomi, the company has integrated a PC-mode mode, allowing users to use the Mi MIX Fold as a real computer (quite similar to Samsung DeX), but currently this mode has not been activated. to use

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

Mi MIX Fold is equipped with Snapdragon 888 chip, which is also the first folding screen smartphone to feature this chip. It has 12GB / 16GB RAM and 256GB / 512GB memory. 5020mAh capacity battery, 67W fast charging

On the hands of Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold in Vietnam What is the appeal of Xiaomi s first folding screen smartphone | Mobile

With a price of about 40 million VND to own a first generation folding screen smartphone from Xiaomi, users will receive a device that is not really complete, especially in terms of experience. Compared to competitors in the market such as Z Fold2 and Mate X2, which have both reached the 2nd generation, Xiaomi is clearly becoming weaker than its two competitors. However, “everyone will have the first time”, at the first introduction of the folding screen smartphone that Xiaomi has done quite well, we can completely believe that in the next generation, Xiaomi can completely improve. and overcome the shortcomings of the first Mi MIX Fold series

Thanks to Mobile City for helping us make this article!

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