Xiaomi’s new line up Mix Fold series started its journey in 2021 with the Mi Mix Fold device. The ancestor Mi Mix Fold is still powerful and efficient. The latest Mi Mix Fold 2 was officially released in China on August 11. It is a more expensive model with a lot of features and high configurations, but it might also be more complex to use. Let's see more detail in this Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 review.
Key Features of Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Design and Display
It is considered the thinnest foldable phone. The stunningly designed Mix Fold 2 is very breathtaking. The flat front and back panels have slim bezels. However, there is no hole in the screen for the selfie camera in the front panel, but the outer panel does have a hole for the selfie camera. The rear half of the back has a triple rear camera module.
The Mix Fold 2's inner screen is an 8.03-inches Foldable LTPO2 OLED, which supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, 120Hz. And the display is protected by a Schott UTG glass. The outer display is 6.56-inches AMOLED with HDR10+, 12Hz, Dolby Vision, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
The phone weighs around 262 g, and its unfolded dimension is 161.1 x 144.7 x 5.4mm. Although it is a foldable phone, it is very lightweight and portable, which makes it easier to carry anywhere.
Although the Mix Fold 2 is not water and dustproof, this is the foremost matter to observe with regard to the durability of this gadget. Nevertheless, there currently aren't any foldable phones with the dustproof feature. Only the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 has waterproof features. With that said, Mix Fold 2 is a strong device, as it's made from durable and premium components. Just be careful to take good care of it. Don't leave it near water and let it remain clean.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has really good camera sensors and features. If you enjoy taking photos and shooting videos, you will enjoy this phone's cameras. It has three rear cameras with a single front camera on the outer display. The primary 50 MP camera contains PDAF and OIS features.
The PDAF or Phase Detection Auto Focus allows the camera to automatically focus on specific objects in a scene and track them as they move. This makes it easier for the photographer to keep track of where their subject is in the frame and makes it possible to take pictures with better accuracy and detail.
The OIS in Mix Fold 2 helps stabilize the image so that it is not subject to aliasing, which can cause the image to look blurred or jagged. OIS is often used in cameras that are used in live-view mode, which allows users to see the images being taken unchanged by the camera.
Apart from the 50 MP main camera, it has 8MP telephoto with 2x optical zoom, a 20MP front-facing camera, and 13 MP ultra-wide lenses.
The Sony IMX766 sensor is the primary camera on this phone, which can record stable video in 8K and 4K resolutions, while the front camera can record videos in 1080p resolutions. This sensor offers great value for the price, making it a great option for people who want to capture amazing videos.
With its 50 MP primary camera, the Mix Fold 2 can capture high-quality images and videos with perfect detail and clarity. Plus, its portrait mode makes it the perfect choice for capturing photos and videos of your friends and family. Other camera features include HDR, Dual LED flash, panorama, gyro-EIS, and Leica lenses.
Software, Performance, and Storage
The phone contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. It is a 5G chipset with Cortex-A710 efficiency cores, Cortex-X2 power core, and Adreno 730 GPU. Further, it also contains TSMC's 4nm process technology which makes the cheapest power efficient.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip makes the phone very fast and smooth. Also, you can play any game smoothly without any lag. The phone also remains cool even if you use it heavily, and it can provide excellent performance at its peak without dropping the frame rates.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is capable of performing any task you throw its way- from graphics-intensive tasks to simple tasks. The phone can manage the heat with powerful GPU and fast CPU cores.
The Xiaomi Fold 2 is based on MIUI 13 running on Android 12. Moreover, the phone will get major security patches for four years and major software updates for three years. Even though Mix Fold 2 has greatly improved the software and user experience on the program, you can download apps and games from the Play Store.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has 16GB of RAM and 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB of internal memory. There is no card slot for expandable storage with a microSD card.
Battery and Charging
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is equipped with a 4,500mAh battery that supports 67W wired charging. The fast charging gives you the opportunity to charge 0-100% in just 40 minutes. However, it does not come with wireless charging capability. But the wired charging features Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 4+.
Price of Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
The base model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage is priced at 8,999 yuan or BDT 1,25,625 (1 yuan= BDT 13.96). The 12GB RAM with 512GB will cost 9,999 yuan or BDT 1,39,585 625 (1 yuan= BDT 13.96). However, the official price of Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 in Bangladesh may vary due to tax, company policy and other issues.
Although Fold 2 is not waterproof and dustproof, it has some amazing features. Its camera sensors are outstanding, and it has a very bright display. The phone is also highly durable and has long battery life. Overall, you will experience a great user experience as the Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold 2 phone is lightweight and very easy to carry around.