Honor Magic Vs vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: The Honor Magic Vs is the first foldable phone from China to have Stylus (or S PEN) support. And now that it has been launched, it’ll be competing with the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 which is one of the biggest foldable phones in the market. Is the addition of S PEN enough for the Magic Vs to be better than the Mix Fold 2?
In this Honor Magic Vs vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 specs comparison, I’ll be highlighting the differences and similarities. And also to explain which is better between these two foldable phones.
Honor Magic Vs vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
|Specs||Honor Magic Vs||Xiaomi Mix Fold 2|
|Unfolded Display||7.9-inches, 90Hz||8.02-inches, 120Hz|
|Folded Display||6.45-inches, 120Hz||6.56-inches, 120Hz|
|Display Features||HDR10+, OLED||OLED, HDR10+, Dolby Vision|
|RAM||up to 12GB||12GB|
|Storage||up to 512GB||up to 1TB|
|Back Camera||54MP + 8MP + 50MP||50MP + 8MP + 13MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|Software||Android 12||Android 12|
|Battery||5,000mAh (66W)||4,500mAh (67W)|
Honor Magic Vs vs Mix Fold 2: Display, Design, and Durability
Both smartphones have inner and outer displays. The inner and outer displays of the Magic Vs are smaller than those of the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. But despite its size, the Mix Fold 2 is almost as slim as the Magic Vs and is also as light weighted as the Honor foldable phone.
Choosing between the design of both phones is subjective to user preference. However, the Magic Vs has a punch hole on top of the inner display whereas the Mix Fold 2 does not have any camera in the inner display. This allows users to make full use of the big inner display without any obstruction but also means there is no inner camera for convenient video conferencing.
The hinges on both phones are sturdy and really good but the hinge of the Mix Fold 2 can only hold steady at certain angles. This is why Xiaomi included a case that has a stand. Both phones are made of a Glass back, a foldable front glass for the inner display, and Gorilla Glass for the outer display. When it comes to durability, both phones might not have water and dustproof ratings, but they’re durable devices.
Honor Magic Vs vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Camera
|Camera||Honor Magic Vs||Xiaomi Mix Fold 2|
The Magic Vs has a 54MP main camera which is good but not as good as the 50MP main camera of the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. This is because the main camera of the Mix Fold 2 has OIS stabilization features which allow it to take more stable photos and record stable videos.
Both phones have an 8MP telephoto lens but the advantage of the telephoto lens of the magic Vs is that it has an OIS stabilization feature and can take clearer photos of objects from a farther distance.
Honor Magic Vs has two 16MP cameras placed on the inner and outside display. This setup is better than the single 20MP front camera of the Mix Fold 2. When trying to make video calls and you set up the phones on the bed at a 90-degree angle, the inner 16MP of the Magic Vs be just perfect but you won’t get this on the Mix Fold 2.
The Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is a good camera foldable phone that can record videos in 8K resolution using its main camera. But, its camera feels restrictive when compared to the cameras of the Honor Magic Vs. Most people prefer the camera setup of the Magic Vs and rightly so.
Honor Magic Vs vs Mix Fold 2: Chipset, RAM & Storage
The performance of both phones is different because both phones are similar because both phones have the same chipset. The chipset in both phones is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 5G chipset. Both phones have the same CPU cores, the same GPU, the same ISP, the same AI engine, the same 5G MODEM, etc.
The Honor Magic Vs has 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage while the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 has 12GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage. None of these phones have space for a microSD card slot. The base model of the Magic Vs has 8GB + 256GB of storage while that of the Mix Fold 2 has 12GB + 256GB of storage.
Honor Magic Vs vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Software
The Honor Magic Vs boots Magic UI 7 based on Android 12 out of the box and will get up to three years of software updates while the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 boots MIUI Fold 13 based on Android 12 out of the box and will get up to three years of software updates. The user interface, app icons, and navigation settings of both smartphones are different.
Honor Magic Vs vs Mix Fold 2: Battery & Other Features
The Honor Magic Vs is powered by a 5,000mAh which is bigger than the 4,500mAh battery that powers the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2. None of these phones supports wireless charging but the Magic Vs supports 66W wired charging while the Mix Fold 2 supports 67W wired charging.
Other features available in both smartphones include Fingerprint (side-mounted), NFC, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, Virtual proximity sensing, color spectrum, 24-bit/192kHz audio, Tuned by Harman Kardon, Stylus support (SPEN) is only available in the Magic Vs, etc.
Honor Magic Vs vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Price
The starting price of the Honor Magic Vs (8 + 256GB) is $1199 which is cheaper than the 12GB + 256GB model of the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 which sells for $1799. The Mix Fold 2 has more RAM and is more expensive than the Magic Vs but you can take advantage of the $300 discount on the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 now.
|Xiaomi Mix Fold 2||Price|
|Buy on Giztop||$1,499.00|
|Honor Magic Vs||Price|
Honor Magic Vs vs Xiaomi Mix Fold 2: Conclusion
The Honor Magic Vs is a very good foldable phone that gives the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 a run for its money. The Magic Vs supports S PEN (Stylus), has the same performance as the Mix Fold 2, similar display features, but has smaller RAM and is cheaper.
However, in some ways, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 is better than the Magic Vs. The Mix Fold 2 has a bigger RAM, better display features, and a bigger and uninterrupted inner display. So, if you like to have a big full-screen foldable phone, then buy the Mix Fold 2 but if you need a bigger battery and S PEN, then buy the Honor Magic Vs.