Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 official repair costs get more reasonable in 2023
Xiaomi touts its latest flexible display as its most advanced yet, forming part of its most powerful bendable flagship smartphone in the Mix Fold 3. However, as always, going for its cutting-edge specs and hardware entails the risk of equally premium fees in the event of an out-of-warranty mishap.
Then again, as the OEM gets better at making foldable smartphones, it is finding them easier to fix, as indicated in the first findings on Xiaomi's new schedule of 12GB RAM Mix Fold 3 repair charges. They state that a main screen repair is priced at 3,650 yuan (~US$502) in 2023 - 74.5% of the 4,899 yuan (~US$674) surcharge for that of the Mix Fold 2.
In addition, a Mix Fold-series motherboard repair has fallen from 2,899 yuan (~US$398) in 2022 to 2,430 yuan (~US$344, plus the obligatory extra 40 yuan (~US$5.50) labor charge) this year. Nevertheless, the combined cost of both still easily buys 2 whole new Redmi K60 Ultras of similar specs with cash to spare.
Then again, Xiaomi offers 1 free Mix Fold 3 screen replacement (for the main or cover display) for the duration of its warranty, as well as screen insurance for 899 yuan (~US$124) per year. However, unfortunately, these services will yet again pertain to Chinese customers only in 2023.