As we all know, the Mi MIX series has always been born out of exploring technology. Whether it is configuration or design, it can give people a feeling of coming from the future. As Xiaomi’s first foldable phone, what kind of experience will Xiaomi Mix Fold be?
When I first got it, it gave people a very heavy feeling. Like Huawei and Samsung, this product also adopts the method of in-screen foldable + secondary screen. I won't say much about the form. However, it needs to be improved in the folding area. After the screen is folded, there is a clear gap in the middle, and there is only one angle of hovering when unfolding.
The secondary screen is a 6.52-inch 90Hz flexible screen with a resolution of 2520*840. It supports HDR 10+ and Dolby Vision. The ratio of the entire screen is much exaggerated than that of Sony phones. The operation just started is really unaccustomed.
The display effect of the internal screen is even better. The resolution is 2K+, and there is no hole digging, bangs, etc. The disadvantage is that it does not support high refresh rate. You can only enjoy the 60Hz sliding experience on this large screen. But to be honest, this phone still has obvious creases. I don't know how long it will take before the folding screen can completely avoid this situation.
Xiaomi Mix Fold uses a three-camera system, which is a 100-megapixel main camera, a liquid lens, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens. Liquid lens is also considered a black technology. It can achieve both telephoto and macro functions with only one lens.
Moreover, the self-developed surging C1 professional imaging chip can also bring it better image quality and better focusing experience, making it more professional to take pictures and images.
In terms of performance, it combines the current top-level combination, Snapdragon 888, LPDDR5, UFS3.1, WIFI6 enhanced version, whether it is playing games or daily use, you will basically not worry about the problem of lag.
In addition, it is also equipped with a 5020mAh battery. If you only use the external screen, there is no problem in a day, but if you often use the internal screen to watch things, you still can’t avoid the embarrassment of charging once every two days. However, it supports up to 67W fast charging, and it can be fully charged in 42 minutes, which is still very fast.
In the actual experience, the application conversion of the two screens is not strong enough, and the concept of "small screen directly into large screen" is not well perfected. However, this situation can be resolved through system updates, and I hope Xiaomi can optimize this function to perfection as soon as possible.
In terms of sound quality, the Harman Kardon stereo four speakers, the effect is really shocking. Compared with mainstream mobile phones, there are two more speakers. When playing games and watching videos, you can clearly feel the 3D panoramic effect, which is far from ordinary mobile phones. The experience is improved.
In other aspects, NFC and infrared remote control are not missing, but because of the limited form, the fingerprint is placed on the right middle frame of the whole machine. I am not used to it at the beginning, but it can be unlocked skillfully after using it a few times.
Overall, as Xiaomi’s first folding screen, Xiaomi Mix Fold has innovations, but it also has shortcomings. The advantage is that it has a liquid lens for the first time, as well as a self-developed professional imaging chip, and the configuration is powerful, and everything that can be done is basically arranged for you.
At the same time, the shortcomings are also obvious, the texture is not in place, and the system is not optimized enough, it is easy to cause poor experience. But after all, it is the first time for Xiaomi, and there must be a lot of room for optimization in subsequent models.