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Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 review: Foldable high-end smartphone with cosmetic flaw

Almost perfect. With the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, up to 16 GB of RAM and a 6x camera, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 clearly belongs to the high-end smartphone class, but is still comparatively well-priced. Officially, the 8.03-inch AMOLED foldable is reserved for the Chinese market, which also affects mobile phone coverage. Our review clarifies whether an import purchase is worth it.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

Xiaomi is presenting a new foldable in the Mix Fold 3 that is a real flagship thanks to its powerful features, such as the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, a total of 6 cameras and up to 1 TB of storage. Officially, the manufacturer only offers the Mix Fold 3 in China. On the other hand, it can also be purchased via importers.

Foldable top dogs such as the Google Pixel Fold and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 will have to brace themselves, as the Mix Fold 3 stands out not only in terms of performance, but also starts at a very competitive price. In the smallest model with 256 GB memory, the Mix Fold 3 costs around US$1450 and is thus around the same price as the Galaxy Z Fold5. In contrast, the Google Pixel Fold was available for just under US$1800 at the time of review.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Mix Fold Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 8 x 2 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X3 / A715 / A710 / A510 (Kryo)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR5x
Display
8.03 inch 10.15:9, 2160 x 1916 pixel 360 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, LTPO display, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HLG; Cover display: 6.56 inches AMOLED, 2520 x 1080 Pixel, 120 Hz, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash, 512 GB 
, 478 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Color spectrum, Barometer, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3; GNSS: GPS (L1+L5), Glonass (G1), BeiDou (B1I+B1c+B2a), Galileo (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC (L5)
Networking
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3, 2G (Band 2, 3, 5), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), 4G (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 26, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42), 5G (Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 5.3 x 161.2 x 143.3 ( = 0.21 x 6.35 x 5.64 in)
Battery
4800 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
wireless charging, fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 13
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix (Sony IMX800, f/1.8, 23mm, PDAF, OIS) + 10 MP Telefoto (Samsung S5K3K1, 3.2x optical zoom, f/2.0, 75mm) + 10 MP Telefoto (Samsung S5K3K1, 5x optical zoom, f/2.9, 120mm) + 12 MP Ultrawide (Omnivision OV13B10, f/2.2, 120°, AF); videos up to 8K@24fp
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix (Omnivision OV20B, f/2.3, 23mm)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: virtual, 67W charger, USB cable, Protective case, Quick start guide, MIUI 14.1, 12 Months Warranty, 50W Wireless charging, fanless
Weight
259 g ( = 9.14 oz / 0.57 pounds), Power Supply: 95 g ( = 3.35 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
87.5 %
11/2023
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
SD 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740
259 g512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash8.03"2160x1916
84.7 %
08/2023
Google Pixel Fold
Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7
283 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash7.60"2208x1840
87.2 %
03/2023
Honor Magic Vs
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
261 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash7.90"2272x1984
86.3 %
06/2023
Huawei Mate X3
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
239 g512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash7.85"2496x2224
89.1 %
08/2023
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740
253 g256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash7.60"2176x1812
86.3 %
12/2022
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
262 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash8.02"2160x1914

Case - Very slim foldable

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is available in Black, Black Carbon and Gold, each with a different back cover design. The Gold and Black variants both have a matte glass back that is smoothly textured in gold, but feels similar to leather in the Black variant. In the third color variant, Black Carbon, the back is made from a mix of ceramic and aramid fibers, which has a carbon look and is said to be particularly durable. However, there is no IP certification for any color variant.

The Mix Fold 3 is surrounded by an aluminum frame, and the buttons and the solid hinge are made of the same material. The 6.56-inch AMOLED outer display is covered by Gorilla Glass Victus 2, while the 8.03-inch AMOLED interior display has a protective film applied to it. The fold crease is clearly visible and noticeable.

Like the rest of the housing, the aluminum frame is of high quality and confers good stability onto the foldable. When unfolded, there is very little play in the hinge area and strong applications of pressure are not enough to bend the Mix Fold 3 backwards. The hinge remains stable in the unfolded position without wobbling. According to Xiaomi, it is designed to last 500,000 folds. The elegant overall impression is only marred by the rather wide, matte plastic frame that surrounds the foldable panel.

When unfolded, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 measures 161.2 x 143.3 x 5.3 millimeters, making it one of the thinnest foldables currently available alongside the Huawei Mate X3. When folded, it measures a compact 161.2 x 73.5 x 11 millimeters and is therefore barely thicker than an Apple iPhone 15 Pro Max in a protective case. At 259 grams, it doesn't feel too heavy.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

Size comparison

161.6 mm / 6.36 inch 144.7 mm / 5.7 inch 5.4 mm / 0.2126 inch 262 g0.578 lbs161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 143.3 mm / 5.64 inch 5.3 mm / 0.2087 inch 259 g0.571 lbs160.3 mm / 6.31 inch 141.5 mm / 5.57 inch 6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch 261 g0.575 lbs158.7 mm / 6.25 inch 139.7 mm / 5.5 inch 6.05 mm / 0.2382 inch 283 g0.624 lbs156.9 mm / 6.18 inch 141.5 mm / 5.57 inch 5.3 mm / 0.2087 inch 239 g0.527 lbs154.9 mm / 6.1 inch 129.9 mm / 5.11 inch 6.1 mm / 0.2402 inch 253 g0.558 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Size comparison (folded)

161.2 mm / 6.35 inch 73.5 mm / 2.89 inch 10.96 mm / 0.4315 inch 259 g0.571 lbs154.9 mm / 6.1 inch 67.1 mm / 2.64 inch 13.4 mm / 0.528 inch 253 g0.558 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Equipment - Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 with USB 3.2 Gen.1 and IR blaster

Xiaomi offers the Mix Fold 3 in three configurations. The smallest variant is equipped with 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 256 GB of UFS 4.0 storage and costs around US$1450. The middle variant offers 12 GB of RAM but 512 GB of storage space for around US$1700. In the largest version for around US$1800, the Mix Fold 3 offers 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage. The storage cannot be expanded due to the lack of a microSD slot.

The Xiaomi foldable has an OTG-capable USB-C port that works according to the USB 3.1 Gen.1 standard, i.e. reaches USB 3.0 speeds. In the copy test with our external Samsung 980 Pro M2 SSD, the USB port reached a solid data throughput of 295.5 MB/s.

In addition to stereo speakers, a dual SIM slot and a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button, other features also include an infrared transmitter that can be used, for example, to remotely control smart TVs.

Left, folded: no ports
Left, folded: no ports
Right, folded: power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Right, folded: power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Top, folded: speakers, dual SIM slot, IR blaster, microphone
Top, folded: speakers, dual SIM slot, IR blaster, microphone
Bottom, folded: speakers, USB-C 3.2 Gen.2, microphone
Bottom, folded: speakers, USB-C 3.2 Gen.2, microphone

Software - MIUI 14.1 with unclear update supply

The Mix Fold 3 uses MIUI 14.1, which is based on Android 13. On our Chinese import from TradingShenzhen the Google framework and the associated services are already running in the background, so that the Google Play Store can be easily installed if desired. This works, for example, via the preinstalled Xiaomi app store GetApps. The Mix Fold 3 also has DRM certification (Widevine L1), meaning that HD streaming is supported.

In addition to simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Tibetan and Ugurian, the only system language available on the the Mix Fold 3 is English. Many of the preinstalled apps are in Chinese, but can all be uninstalled if not needed. Freshly installed, Android 13 and MIUI 14.1 occupy around 34 GB on our 512 GB test device.

At the time of review in early November, the last Android security updates were from September 1 and thus no longer completely up to date. Xiaomi has not yet provided any information about how long the foldable will be provided with security updates and OS upgrades.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

Communication and GNSS - WiFi 7 and frequency gaps

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 has solid frequency coverage for mobile communications. Compared to competitors such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, however, it is not all too extensive. Our test device lacks LTE band 20, which is important in Europe. Despite this limitation, there are unlikely to be reception issues in urban areas. However, the situation is likely to be completely different in rural areas.

At short distances, the Mix Fold 3 communicates via Bluetooth 5.3, NFC and WiFi 7 and is thus better positioned than its predecessor, the Mix Fold 2, which is limited to WiFi 6. Connected to our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, it achieves WiFi transfer rates of over 1800 MBit/s on the 6 GHz band. Almost 1000 MBit/s is possible on the 5 GHz network.

Networking
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
iperf3 receive AXE11000
911 (min: 867) MBit/s ∼69%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
994 (min: 919) MBit/s ∼68%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1867 (min: 1829) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1645 (min: 811) MBit/s ∼98%
Google Pixel Fold
iperf3 receive AXE11000
920 (min: 888) MBit/s ∼70%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
950 (min: 481) MBit/s ∼65%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1714 (min: 856) MBit/s ∼92%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1684 (min: 1447) MBit/s ∼100%
Honor Magic Vs
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1315 (min: 1162) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1467 (min: 1101) MBit/s ∼100%
Huawei Mate X3
iperf3 receive AXE11000
928 (min: 851) MBit/s ∼71%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
934 (min: 888) MBit/s ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
iperf3 receive AXE11000
886 (min: 764) MBit/s ∼67%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
924 (min: 456) MBit/s ∼63%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1631 (min: 1075) MBit/s ∼87%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1601 (min: 1511) MBit/s ∼95%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
iperf3 receive AXE11000
808 (min: 737) MBit/s ∼61%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
915 (min: 858) MBit/s ∼62%
Average of class Smartphone
iperf3 receive AXE11000
647 (min: 34.8) MBit/s ∼49%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
682 (min: 40.5) MBit/s ∼46%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1542 (min: 229) MBit/s ∼83%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1379 (min: 598) MBit/s ∼82%
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Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1867 (1829-1894)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1631 (1075-1812)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1616 (811-1673)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1598 (1511-1667)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø910 (867-927)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø884 (764-954)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø994 (919-1015)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Qualcomm Adreno 740; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø909 (456-950)
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal indoors
GPS signal outdoors
GPS signal outdoors

The Mix Fold 3 pinpoints its location via the GPS (L1, L5), Glonass (G1), Beidou (B1, B1c, B2a), Galileo (E1, E5a), QZSS (L1, L5) and NavIC (L5) satellite systems. Indoors, positioning takes a few seconds, but displays an accuracy of up to 3 meters. Outdoors, on the other hand, localization is almost instantaneous and just as precise.

We put the real-world tracking capabilities of Mix Fold 3 to the test by taking it along on a walk. However, it doesn't perform particularly well here. Compared to the Garmin Venu 2 fitness smartwatch, which didn't have the best day either, the foldable tracks the route much less accurately and occasionally produces large outliers.

GPS test: summary
GPS test: summary
GPS test: lake in the park
GPS test: lake in the park
GPS test: street crossings
GPS test: street crossings

Telephony and voice quality

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 offers space for 2 nano SIM cards. VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are supported, but not eSIMs.

In our tests, the Mix Fold 3 delivers good voice quality. Calling partners can understand each other quite clearly, even in noisy environments, as background noise is filtered out quite effectively. However, when the loudspeaker is activated, a slight echo creeps in and the microphone range is not all that long.

Cameras - Quad camera with Sony IMX800

Selfie with the inner camera
Selfie with the inner camera
Selfie with the front camera
Selfie with the front camera

Despite the Leica branding, we weren't entirely convinced by the camera setup of the Mix Fold 2 predecessor, as the imaging performance of the additional lenses left a lot of room for improvement. For the successor, however, Xiaomi has really gone the extra mile and not only integrated more cameras, but also upgraded the quality. Starting with the selfie cameras.

Unlike the Mix Fold 2, there is now a selfie camera equipped with the Omnivision OV20B in the inner display, which increases the total number of cameras to 6. The same camera is also used on the outer display and takes good portrait photos, although they do not show a lot of contrast.

Instead of a triple camera, there is now a quad camera setup with two telephoto lenses on the back of the foldable, which was developed in cooperation with Leica. The main sensor is the Sony IMX800 (Mix Fold 2: IMX766) with 54 MP, of which 50 MP is effectively utilized. The same sensor is installed in the Xiaomi 13 and its Leica Vario-Summicron 1:18-2.9/ 15-115 ASPH nickname is immortalized on the back of the foldable.

Thanks to the collaboration with Leica, the two image modes Leica Vibrant (default) and Leica Authentic, which each work with slightly different color calibrations, are once again on board alongside numerous photo setting options. In daylight, the Mix Fold 3 with its 50 MP main sensor takes very good quality photos that impress with high image sharpness, natural colors and a strong dynamic range. Difficult lighting conditions pose no issue for the Mix Fold 3, as the sensor is able to capture lots of detail in low ambient light.

The 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera (Omnivision OV13B10) only offers standard fare compared to the main camera and is actually much less than you would expect in this price range. The photos are solid, but still a little too pale overall.

Things get interesting again with the two telephoto cameras, both of which use the Samsung S5K3K1 as the image sensor. The 10 MP camera works with 3.2x optical magnification and is also used as the standard sensor for portrait shots. Its 12 MP colleague has 5x optical zoom. Digital magnification of up to 50x is possible. Both telephoto cameras take high-contrast and sharp photos and achieve very decent imaging performance overall. If you use the digital zoom, however, the quality of the images deteriorates rapidly and are visibly noisy.

The Mix Fold 3 records videos in 4K at up to 60 frames per second and in 8K at 24 FPS. Videos in the latter resolution can be recorded for a maximum of 6 minutes. If you activate HDR, videos can be recorded in a maximum of 4K at 30 FPS or alternatively at 24 FPS.

Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera
Photo with the main camera

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Daylight photo 1Daylight photo 2Ultra wide angle5x zoomLow light

Under optimal lighting conditions in the lab, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 captures the Colorchecker color chart quite precisely and shows no abnormalities (Delta-E < 12). With the exception of the peripheral areas, the test chart is captured sharply and is still recognizable at 1 lux residual light, but also quite blurry.

ColorChecker
6.1 ∆E
4.1 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
11.5 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
4.2 ∆E
6.1 ∆E
6.2 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
6 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
7.1 ∆E
3.1 ∆E
4.3 ∆E
9 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
3.7 ∆E
2 ∆E
5.7 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Mix Fold 3: 6.03 ∆E min: 1.98 - max: 11.53 ∆E
ColorChecker
26.6 ∆E
42.4 ∆E
33 ∆E
31.4 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
49.4 ∆E
41.7 ∆E
27.7 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
49.1 ∆E
51.9 ∆E
24.9 ∆E
38 ∆E
26 ∆E
50.7 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
51.3 ∆E
50.7 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
22.6 ∆E
13.1 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Mix Fold 3: 35.71 ∆E min: 13.11 - max: 51.94 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Mix Fold 3 with extensive features

The 67-watt power supply unit supplied.
The 67-watt power supply unit supplied.

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 comes with a 67-watt power adapter (up to 20V/3.25A, plug type A), a USB cable (type A to C), a SIM tool, a protective case and a quick start guide. If you buy the smartphone from TradingShenzhen, you'll also receive a power adapter (plug type C) as a free gift.

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 comes with a 12-month warranty.

Input devices & operation: 120 Hz display and multitasking

Multitasking with the Floating Windows feature of MIUI 14.1.
Multitasking with the Floating Windows feature of MIUI 14.1.

The AMOLED displays on the Mix Fold 3 react very quickly and precisely to inputs. Thanks to their maximum refresh rate of 120 Hz, they display content very smoothly. We also have nothing but good things to say about the fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button, which we were always able to use to log in reliably and almost instantly in our tests. The much less secure 2D face scan of the selfie cameras can also be used for biometric authentication.

Switching between the two screens is very intuitive. Only one is active at a time. If you open the hinge ever so slightly, the 6.56-inch outer screen turns off and the 8.03-inch inner display turns on. Conversely, when the hinge is closed, only the outer screen is active. MIUI automatically adjusts the display of the screen content.

The large inner screen of the Mix Fold 3 is ideal for multitasking. This is exactly what the floating windows of MIUI 14.1 are designed for. With this feature, apps are displayed in separate windows that can be resized and moved around on the home screen as required. Not all apps support floating windows. But users quickly find out which ones do. All compatible apps can be called up directly via an expandable sidebar on the left edge of the screen. The floating windows are not available on the outer display.

Three keyboards come preinstalled on the Mix Fold 3: the Baidu IME, iFlytek IME and Sogou keyboards, which are optimized for Chinese users. For all other users, it is advisable to install an alternative keyboard such as the Google Gboard from the Google Play Store, because input otherwise takes a lot of getting used to.

Keyboard on the inner display, portrait mode (Google Gboard)
Keyboard on the inner display, portrait mode (Google Gboard)
Keyboard on the inner display, landscape mode (Google Gboard)
Keyboard on the inner display, landscape mode (Google Gboard)
Keyboard on the outer display, portrait mode (Google Gboard)
Keyboard on the outer display, portrait mode (Google Gboard)
Keyboard on the outer display, landscape mode (Google Gboard)
Keyboard on the outer display, landscape mode (Google Gboard)

Display - Up to 2300 nits in HDR mode

Subpixel grid of the outer display
Subpixel grid of the outer display
Subpixel grid of the inner display
Subpixel grid of the inner display

The foldable inner display of the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 measures 8.03 inches and uses an AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2160 x 1916, corresponding to an unusual aspect ratio of 10.15:9 and a pixel density of 360 PPI.

Another special feature of the XXL display is its LTPO functionality. This allows for a lowering of the refresh rate from 120 Hz refresh rate down to 1 Hz. The 21:9 outer display of Xiaomi's foldable measures 6.56 inches, has a resolution of 2520 x 1080 and also works at a refresh rate of 120 Hz. However, unlike the inner display, it does not support LTPO.

In terms of brightness, both displays are not too different and both achieve four-digit luminance values when the brightness is adjusted manually. However, the inner display is a little brighter and reaches a peak value of 1308 cd/m² (outer display 1065 cd/m²) with evenly distributed light and dark areas (APL18) and the ambient light sensor activated.

When displaying HDR content, the brightness of the inner display even increases to up to 2301 cd/m² and is thus relatively close to the manufacturer's specification of 2600 nits. Conversely, we can only elicit a maximum of 603 cd/m² from the foldable when the brightness sensor is deactivated. At the lowest brightness setting we measured 2.59 cd/m².

The Mix Fold 3 uses pulse width modulation to control brightness and is therefore not spared from PWM flickering. Although both screens show a rather unsteady amplitude curve, the inner display flickers at a high 367 Hz on average, which shouldn't cause any complaints for sensitive users.

1316
cd/m²
1304
cd/m²
1315
cd/m²
1309
cd/m²
1307
cd/m²
1297
cd/m²
1331
cd/m²
1308
cd/m²
1283
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 1331 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 1307.8 cd/m² Minimum: 2.59 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 96 %
Center on Battery: 1307 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
99.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.24
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
AMOLED, 2160x1916, 8.03
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
AMOLED, 2520x1080, 6.56
Google Pixel Fold
OLED, 2208x1840, 7.60
Honor Magic Vs
OLED, 2272x1984, 7.90
Huawei Mate X3
OLED, 2496x2224, 7.85
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Dynamic AMOLED, 2176x1812, 7.60
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
OLED, 2160x1914, 8.02
Screen
-7%
-36%
-103%
-27%
-81%
-46%
Brightness middle
1307
1020
-22%
993
-24%
803
-39%
948
-27%
1104
-16%
1015
-22%
Brightness
1308
1065
-19%
997
-24%
809
-38%
969
-26%
1107
-15%
1022
-22%
Brightness Distribution
96
84
-12%
94
-2%
97
1%
94
-2%
97
1%
98
2%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1
0.9
10%
1.4
-40%
2.27
-127%
1.4
-40%
3.1
-210%
1.6
-60%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
1.7
2
-18%
3.2
-88%
5.99
-252%
2.6
-53%
4.2
-147%
3.4
-100%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
1.2
20%
2.1
-40%
3.9
-160%
1.7
-13%
3
-100%
2.6
-73%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2.26 97%
2.24 98%
2.25 98%
2.15 102%
2.01 109%
2.22 99%
CCT
6313 103%
6436 101%
6796 96%
6234 104%
6539 99%
6594 99%
6506 100%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 367 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 367 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 367 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18269 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Minimum display brightness
Min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings (foldable display)

Minimum display brightness
Min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
Maximum display brightness
100%

Series of measurements at a fixed zoom level and different brightness settings (outer display)

Color representation is very accurate if you select the Original Color Pro color profile, which uses the sRGB color space. In the default Vivid setting, the display is slightly cooler, but uses the significantly larger DCI-P3 color space.

Color fidelity (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB)
Color fidelity (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB)
Color space (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB
Color space (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB
Grayscale (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB
Grayscale (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB
Color saturation (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB
Color saturation (Original Color Pro color scheme, warm white balance, target color space: sRGB

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.55 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7815 ms rise
↘ 0.7715 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 4 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
3.32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.384 ms rise
↘ 1.937 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 8 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 cuts a very fine figure outdoors thanks to its bright display. Even on very sunny days, screen content on the viewing angle-stable screen can be easily seen.

Inner display (automatic brightness)
Inner display (automatic brightness)
Inner display (maximum brightness)
Inner display (maximum brightness)
Outer display (automatic brightness)
Outer display (automatic brightness)
Outer display (maximum brightness)
Outer display (maximum brightness)
Viewing angle stability of inner display
Viewing angle stability of inner display
Viewing angle stability of outer display
Viewing angle stability of outer display

Performance - High-end performance with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2

Using the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 has one of the most powerful processors currently available for mobile devices. The high-end SoC has at least 12 GB of LPDDR5x RAM at its disposal. This means that the Mix Fold 3 not only impresses in the benchmarks, but also performs extremely well in all kinds of scenarios in everyday life.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1526 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1048 - 1574, n=18)
1452 Points -5%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1324 Points -13%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1292 Points -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=212, last 2 years)
902 Points -41%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
897 Points -41%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5005 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4192 - 5243, n=18)
4945 Points -1%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4320 Points -14%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4237 Points -15%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3782 Points -24%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=212, last 2 years)
2934 Points -41%
Geekbench 6.2
Single-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2084 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1999 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1534 - 2104, n=11)
1940 Points -7%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1806 Points -13%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1480 Points -29%
Average of class Smartphone
  (193 - 2930, n=84, last 2 years)
1436 Points -31%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
5525 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
5384 Points -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (4255 - 5648, n=11)
5170 Points -6%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4656 Points -16%
Average of class Smartphone
  (845 - 7408, n=84, last 2 years)
3918 Points -29%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
3533 Points -36%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1308059 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1111522 - 1322448, n=15)
1263746 Points -3%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1135554 Points -13%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1057225 Points -19%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
985150 Points -25%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
782013 Points -40%
Average of class Smartphone
  (102602 - 1650926, n=148, last 2 years)
745745 Points -43%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
619727 Points -53%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
16311 Points +3%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
15761 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11562 - 19783, n=19)
15689 Points 0%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13195 Points -16%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12606 Points -20%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
11617 Points -26%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=205, last 2 years)
11537 Points -27%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
11296 Points -28%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
9730 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
9337 Points -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (7354 - 9730, n=17)
8759 Points -10%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7236 Points -26%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7003 Points -28%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
5704 Points -41%
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 11438, n=151, last 2 years)
5653 Points -42%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5642 Points -42%
System
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
14032 Points +2%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
13749 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (10786 - 15148, n=17)
13206 Points -4%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
12326 Points -10%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
11275 Points -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2376 - 16475, n=151, last 2 years)
9571 Points -30%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8750 Points -36%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
8318 Points -40%
Memory
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
10136 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (6601 - 10821, n=17)
9382 Points -7%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8846 Points -13%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
8467 Points -16%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
7342 Points -28%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 12306, n=151, last 2 years)
6152 Points -39%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
4556 Points -55%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
3871 Points -62%
Graphics
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
32002 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
31928 Points 0%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (22837 - 32334, n=17)
27673 Points -14%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
23174 Points -28%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
20974 Points -34%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
18021 Points -44%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
16243 Points -49%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 58651, n=151, last 2 years)
13749 Points -57%
Web
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
2032 Points +1%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
2009 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (1077 - 2044, n=17)
1749 Points -13%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
1720 Points -14%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1612 Points -20%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2145, n=151, last 2 years)
1480 Points -26%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1291 Points -36%
Huawei Mate X3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1198 Points -40%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
73962 Points +364%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
37656 Points +136%
Average of class Smartphone
  (207 - 84787, n=137, last 2 years)
22542 Points +41%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
15942 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (11338 - 16880, n=16)
15326 Points -4%
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
8502 Points -47%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, Adreno 740, 12288
1267 Points -92%
AImark - Score v3.x
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  (941 - 157948, n=14)
12468 Points +940%
Average of class Smartphone
  (298 - 128240, n=89, last 2 years)
12264 Points +923%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1201 Points 0%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Adreno 740, 16384
1199 Points
Honor Magic Vs
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1001 Points -17%
Google Pixel Fold
Google Tensor G2, Mali-G710 MP7, 12288
496 Points -59%

In the Mix Fold 3, the Adreno 740 handles graphics processing and ensures the foldable a top spot in the GPU benchmarks. Our test candidate and the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 are evenly matched for the most part, whereas the Honor Magic Vs, the Huawei Mate X3 and the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 follow at a somewhat respectful distance. The Google Pixel Fold is no match for the strong competition and usually falls well behind.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3892 Points +2%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3800 Points
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2757 Points -27%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2735 Points -28%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2726 Points -28%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1711 Points -55%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3928 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
3901 Points -1%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2821 Points -28%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2799 Points -29%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2795 Points -29%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1760 Points -55%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14671 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14599 Points 0%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11041 Points -25%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11022 Points -25%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10893 Points -26%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6849 Points -53%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
6120 Points
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6030 Points -1%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
5983 Points -2%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5847 Points -4%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4973 Points -19%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
26316 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
24283 Points -8%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20549 Points -22%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
20220 Points -23%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
10577 Points -60%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
15182 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
14482 Points -5%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13386 Points -12%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13077 Points -14%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8459 Points -44%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps 0%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps 0%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
119 fps -1%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps -26%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -50%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
502 fps
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
434 fps -14%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
419 fps -17%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
381 fps -24%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
329 fps -34%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
303 fps -40%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
120 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
111 fps -7%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
92 fps -23%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
89 fps -26%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
82 fps -32%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -50%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
288 fps
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
238 fps -17%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
222 fps -23%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
211 fps -27%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
164 fps -43%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
90 fps -69%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
113 fps
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps -35%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
71 fps -37%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
70 fps -38%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -47%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
55 fps -51%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
213 fps
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
146 fps -31%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
145 fps -32%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
130 fps -39%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
111 fps -48%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
79 fps -63%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67 fps
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
55 fps -18%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
53 fps -21%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps -36%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps -39%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps -51%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
136 fps
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
103 fps -24%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
94 fps -31%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
83 fps -39%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
80 fps -41%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49 fps -64%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
65 fps +3%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
63 fps
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
45 fps -29%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
32 fps -49%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
31 fps -51%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps -56%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
66 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
59 fps -11%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50 fps -24%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
41 fps -38%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps -41%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
29 fps -56%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
80 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
77 fps -4%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59 fps -26%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps -36%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
51 fps -36%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
35 fps -56%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
153 fps
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
138 fps -10%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
125 fps -18%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
120 fps -22%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
106 fps -31%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
64 fps -58%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps 0%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
31 fps
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
23 fps -26%
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
19 fps -39%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
18 fps -42%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
14 fps -55%

As in the synthetic benchmarks and in the GPU tests, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 also proves in the browser benchmarks that it is one of the fastest foldables you can currently get. For the tests, we used Google Chrome instead of the preinstalled Silk Browser.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
188.652 Points +20%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
157.504 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.7 - 179.2, n=18)
128.9 Points -18%
Honor Magic Vs (Chrome 111)
111.449 Points -29%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
106.562 Points -32%
Average of class Smartphone (13.8 - 351, n=163, last 2 years)
104.1 Points -34%
Huawei Mate X3 (Huawei Browser 13.0.4)
103.364 Points -34%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (MiUI-Browser 14.7)
76.341 Points -52%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
199 runs/min
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
127 runs/min -36%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (62.9 - 199, n=14)
124 runs/min -38%
Average of class Smartphone (14.9 - 445, n=147, last 2 years)
103 runs/min -48%
Honor Magic Vs (Chome 111)
99.4 runs/min -50%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
185 Points +1%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
183 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (28 - 183, n=17)
125.5 Points -31%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
101 Points -45%
Average of class Smartphone (22 - 202, n=142, last 2 years)
97.5 Points -47%
Huawei Mate X3 (Huawei Browser 13.0.4)
97 Points -47%
Honor Magic Vs (Chrome 111)
81 Points -56%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Points -100%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
238 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (115 - 238, n=9)
199.8 Points -16%
Average of class Smartphone (37 - 304, n=119, last 2 years)
131.6 Points -45%
Honor Magic Vs (Chrome 111)
123 Points -48%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
65418 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
60317 Points -8%
Huawei Mate X3 (Huawei Browser 13.0.4)
50732 Points -22%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (19870 - 65418, n=20)
44774 Points -32%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
43817 Points -33%
Honor Magic Vs (Chrome 111)
36606 Points -44%
Average of class Smartphone (4633 - 89112, n=198, last 2 years)
33270 Points -49%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (MiUI-Browser 14.7)
29168 Points -55%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Smartphone (388 - 9999, n=160, last 2 years)
1662 ms * -154%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 (MiUI-Browser 14.7)
1530.8 ms * -134%
Google Pixel Fold (Chrome 115)
1074.5 ms * -64%
Honor Magic Vs (Chrome 111)
1055.4 ms * -61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (654 - 1837, n=17)
1049 ms * -60%
Huawei Mate X3 (Huawei Browser 13.0.4)
880.8 ms * -35%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 (Chrome 115)
693.3 ms * -6%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 (Chrome 118.0.05993.111)
653.8 ms *

* ... smaller is better

With its UFS 4.0 storage, the Mix Fold 3 achieves a very high data throughput. Large apps have extremely short loading times. Apps are installed practically instantaneously.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3Google Pixel FoldHonor Magic VsHuawei Mate X3Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5Xiaomi Mix Fold 2Average 512 GB UFS 4.0 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-53%
-45%
-34%
-11%
-27%
5%
-53%
Sequential Read 256KB
3572.73
1606.37
-55%
1695.2
-53%
1953.41
-45%
4384.43
23%
1882.11
-47%
3712 ?(3344 - 4512, n=13)
4%
1428 ?(215 - 4512, n=207, last 2 years)
-60%
Sequential Write 256KB
2897.27
1169.32
-60%
1296.5
-55%
1479.42
-49%
2449.23
-15%
1783.27
-38%
2980 ?(1891 - 3518, n=13)
3%
1041 ?(57.5 - 3518, n=207, last 2 years)
-64%
Random Read 4KB
389.81
219.11
-44%
270.2
-31%
261.78
-33%
459.94
18%
342.67
-12%
421 ?(268 - 480, n=13)
8%
239 ?(22.2 - 543, n=207, last 2 years)
-39%
Random Write 4KB
506.41
238.72
-53%
300.1
-41%
466.74
-8%
161.39
-68%
446.48
-12%
530 ?(174.3 - 709, n=13)
5%
263 ?(13 - 709, n=207, last 2 years)
-48%

Gaming - Always enough FPS at the ready

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, 12 or 16 GB of RAM and the Adreno 740 GPU make the Mix Fold 3 a very powerful gaming platform. Our PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9 test games run smoothly at all times, even at maximum detail levels. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide specific frame rates because the foldable refused to provide our Gamebench test tool with the corresponding values.

Asphalt 9
Asphalt 9
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile

Emissions - The Mix Fold 3 can overheat

Temperature

The surface temperatures of the Mix Fold 3 are very low when idle at a maximum of 26 °C. Under load, however, they increase considerably and peak at 49.4 °C. The greatest heating occurs on the right side of the foldable and is concentrated in the area of the rear camera module.

Under heavy load, it can happen that apps or benchmark tests are disrupted by overheating warnings. This also initially occurred in the 3DMark Wild Life stress test, where the Xiaomi gets too hot. After a longer cooling phase, however, both stress test scenarios run through to the end. The Xiaomi sometimes loses almost 30% of its performance, but still performs comparatively well.

Max. Load
 49 °C
120 F
49.4 °C
121 F
39.5 °C
103 F
 
 42.9 °C
109 F
39.1 °C
102 F
42.1 °C
108 F
 
 33.4 °C
92 F
34.2 °C
94 F
33.9 °C
93 F
 
Maximum: 49.4 °C = 121 F
Average: 40.4 °C = 105 F
33.7 °C
93 F
41.4 °C
107 F
42.9 °C
109 F
32.3 °C
90 F
39.6 °C
103 F
42.1 °C
108 F
30.5 °C
87 F
31.4 °C
89 F
31.9 °C
89 F
Maximum: 42.9 °C = 109 F
Average: 36.2 °C = 97 F
Power Supply (max.)  29.5 °C = 85 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 40.4 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 49.4 °C / 121 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 42.9 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 25.5 °C / 78 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
72.9 %
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
70.3 % -4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
59.9 % -18%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
50.4 % -31%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40.7 % -44%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95.2 % +19%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
80.2 %
Honor Magic Vs
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
69.6 % -13%
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash
67.2 % -16%
Google Pixel Fold
Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
59.2 % -26%
Huawei Mate X3
Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43.9 % -45%
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Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø19.5 (18.5-23.1)
Google Pixel Fold Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.7 (6.38-10.8)
Honor Magic Vs Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø14.1 (11.6-16.7)
Huawei Mate X3 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø11 (7.4-16.9)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø17.2 (15.6-23.3)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø16.3 (15.9-16.7)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2, 512 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø66.5 (61.2-83.9)
Google Pixel Fold Mali-G710 MP7, Tensor G2, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø26 (20-39.6)
Honor Magic Vs Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø48.5 (44.4-63.1)
Huawei Mate X3 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 512 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø44 (26.1-64.2)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Adreno 740, SD 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy, 256 GB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø57.3 (50.1-83.6)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

Speakers

Xiaomi installs stereo speakers from Harman Kardon in the Mix Fold 3, which support Dolby Atmos. Since both are located above and below the outer display, the sound has some "punch" from the left when you unfold the foldable. The speakers aren't bad by smartphone standards, but we are still unimpressed as they produce rather thin and treble-heavy sound.

Audio devices can be connected to the foldable via Bluetooth 5.3 and USB-C. The Mix Fold 3 supports practically all important Bluetooth codecs, including AAC, SBC, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive and LHDC V1 to V5.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.444.72531.235.53125.129.84029.931.85032.131.96323.127.58023.625.910022.434.312516.840.616016.548.920013.447.325014.154.931512.953.84001359.550011.768.263011.670.680012.974100013.377.7125013.175.7160012.474.7200012.673.4250012.574.3315012.475.8400012.775.6500013.176.3630013.577800013.674.91000013.474.61250013.670.61600013.464.5SPL2587N0.671.3median 13.1median 73.4Delta1.28.630.937.222.325.323.225.625.42731.137.82026.317.82217.531.217.340.41555.215.154.816.358.113.556.713.956.113.463.813.365.311.769.61471.91475.413.377.21379.613.577.414.378.513.479.414.778.413.674.914.171.91467.314.26413.85725.888.40.771.1median 14median 69.60.710.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Mix Fold 3Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 26.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2.1% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (1.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 96% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 18% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 78% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.5% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (4.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 13% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 80% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 34% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 59% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life - Fast charging with 67 watts and wireless charging

Power consumption

The 4800 mAh battery is quickly recharged with the included 67-watt power supply. In testing, it only took 44 minutes for a completely empty battery to reach 100%. The Mix Fold 3 supports wireless charging with up to 50 watts.

In terms of power consumption, the Xiaomi presents a very mixed picture. When idle, it is very frugal with an average of 1.05 watts. Under load, on the other hand, it consumes an impressive 15.3 watts on average, which is significantly more than all comparison devices.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.05 / 0.14 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.86 / 1.05 / 1.07 Watt
Load midlight 15.27 / 17.78 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
4800 mAh
Google Pixel Fold
4821 mAh
Honor Magic Vs
5000 mAh
Huawei Mate X3
4800 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
4400 mAh
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
4500 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-10%
-21%
-109%
27%
11%
-3%
5%
Idle Minimum *
0.86
0.86
-0%
1.3
-51%
0.81
6%
0.55
36%
0.97
-13%
1.052 ?(0.7 - 2.37, n=18)
-22%
0.897 ?(0.44 - 2.37, n=151, last 2 years)
-4%
Idle Average *
1.05
1.7
-62%
1.7
-62%
4.26
-306%
0.9
14%
1.37
-30%
1.49 ?(0.8 - 2.16, n=18)
-42%
1.465 ?(0.69 - 4.26, n=151, last 2 years)
-40%
Idle Maximum *
1.07
1.8
-68%
2
-87%
4.45
-316%
1
7%
1.48
-38%
1.632 ?(1.07 - 2.2, n=18)
-53%
1.647 ?(0.79 - 4.45, n=151, last 2 years)
-54%
Load Average *
15.27
9.1
40%
7
54%
10.11
34%
9.58
37%
3.98
74%
6.81 ?(2.61 - 15.3, n=18)
55%
5.25 ?(2.4 - 15.9, n=151, last 2 years)
66%
Load Maximum *
17.78
11.06
38%
10.1
43%
11.58
35%
10.74
40%
6.83
62%
9.29 ?(4.57 - 17.8, n=18)
48%
8.01 ?(4.32 - 20.8, n=151, last 2 years)
55%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.31 (0.866-14.4)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø6.08 (1.023-13.7)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Geekbench 5.5 Power Consumption 150cd: Ø5.72 (1.086-12.4)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.773 (0.702-0.896)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.767 (0.706-1.165)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.012 (0.955-1.307)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.31 (8.17-10.8)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø9.81 (6.01-13.1)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; 1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Offscreen: Ø6.95 (6.5-7.47)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.773 (0.702-0.896)
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø0.767 (0.706-1.165)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1; Idle 150cd/m2: Ø1.012 (0.955-1.307)

Battery life

Although the battery of the Mix Fold 3 has only grown by 300 mAh compared to its predecessor, the battery life has increased significantly. In the WiFi test, which we carried out with the screen brightness set to 150 cd/m², the Xiaomi lasted almost 6 hours longer than the Mix Fold 2 at 15:23 hours. The Mix Fold 3 also performs very well during video playback in a continuous loop under the same test conditions, achieving almost 23 hours. This makes it one of the most enduring high-end foldables at present. 

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
35h 32min
WiFi Websurfing
15h 23min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
22h 51min
Load (maximum brightness)
4h 30min
Xiaomi Mix Fold 3
4800 mAh
Google Pixel Fold
4821 mAh
Honor Magic Vs
5000 mAh
Huawei Mate X3
4800 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5
4400 mAh
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
4500 mAh
Battery Runtime
-23%
-18%
-48%
-17%
-39%
Reader / Idle
2132
1582
-26%
1435
-33%
H.264
1371
960
-30%
1089
-21%
WiFi v1.3
923
651
-29%
756
-18%
476
-48%
763
-17%
567
-39%
Load
270
257
-5%
271
0%

Pros

+ slim housing
+ very accurate and bright AMOLED displays
+ WiFi 7
+ very high performance
+ fast charging at up to 67 watts
+ strong main camera

Cons

- unclear update supply
- MIUI 14.1 only in English
- no LTE band 20
- overheating in stress testing

Verdict on the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3

In review: Xiaomi Mix Fold 3, test device provided by
In review: Xiaomi Mix Fold 3, test device provided by

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is a high-end foldable that is cheaper than many of its competitors with comparable features and performance. Compared to its predecessor, the Mix Fold 2, our test candidate has improved in many areas and scores particularly well with its slim design. Thanks to the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 and at least 12 GB of RAM, its everyday performance values leave nothing to be desired. However, the foldable can overheat if pushed too hard over long periods of time.

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is a very powerful foldable at an attractive price. However, there is a large gap in the features offered.

In addition to flagship-worthy features such as WiFi 7 and two 120 Hz fast AMOLED displays with four-digit peak brightness, the Mix Fold 3 also attracts attention with its extensive camera equipment. The 50 MP main camera equipped with the Sony IMX800 and the two 10 and 12 MP telephoto lenses not only deliver very good image quality, but also allow smartphone photographers plenty of creative freedom to design their shots.

Xiaomi officially offers the Mix Fold 3 only in China. On the other hand, interested buyers may be able to purchase the foldable via importers such as TradingShenzhen, but will then have to make do with a system interface in English. However, this lacks LTE band 20, which is important in countries such as Germany and plays no role in Asia. Anyone who often travels in rural areas with their mobile device may experience reception problems.

Alternatives to the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 include the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 or the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold5, which is now at a price level similar to the test candidate.

Price and availability

The Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 is available in all storage variants at TradingShenzhen, with the smallest configuration (12GB/256GB) starting at around US$1370.

Prices are as of 07.11.2023 and are subject to change.

Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 - 11/03/2023 v7
Manuel Masiero

Chassis
84%
Keyboard
67%
Pointing Device
89%
Connectivity
53%
Weight
87%
Battery
92 / 86 → 100%
Display
93%
Games Performance
73%
Application Performance
96 / 90 → 100%