When comparing FX File Explorer vs MiXplorer, the Slant community recommends MiXplorer for most people. In the question“What are the best file explorers on Android?” MiXplorer is ranked 4th while FX File Explorer is ranked 6th.
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Pro Plus add-on for network browsing
FX File Explorer has a paid Plus add-on that add more functionality to the app such as network file browsing and a built in text editor. It costs $2.99 and has a 24 hour return policy.
Pro Material Design
FX File Explorer utilizes the Material Design guidelines set forth by Google.
Pro PRO SMB2 support
Pro Supports many compression and uncompression file formats
FX File Explorer features numerous compression file formats such as .zip or .tar as well as a .rar decompression tool.
Pro Root add-on
There is a free root user add-on that allows root file editing and viewing.
Pro Unlimited tabbed browsing and dual panel in landscape mode and drag and drop between panels also supported
Pro SAMBA, FTP, SFTP, WEBDAV, BLUETOOTH support
Pro Can do tasks in background
Things like pasting/moving files can be done in background.
Pro Extract and create compacted files
Extract and create 7z and Zip/Zip64 (splitted-encrypted), TAR, TAR.GZ, TAR.BZ2, GZIP, BZIP2 and extract RAR (splitted-encrypted, RAR5), XZ, APM, CAB, ISO, ARJ, AR, LZH, LHA, CHM, MSI, WIM, Z, CPIO, RPM, DEB, NSIS, LZMA, NTFS, FAT, VHD, MBR, SWM, MSLZ, CramFS, Dmg, ELF, MachO, Mub, PE, Split, Xar, Z, Udf, HFS, SquashFS, PPMD.
Pro Queue Tasks
Can Queue every task, copy, paste, move, delete , rename etc.
Pro Root access for all advanced operations
Pro Theming support
Download and apply a theme or easily create you own.
Pro Active forum support
Lots of guys giving pointers on the xda.
Pro Available for Android TV
Supported languages of the main program: English, German, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian,Tamil and many more.
Pro FTP/HTTP server built in
Share files trough the browser.
Pro All your cloud storage needs accessible from one single app
Choose from 19 providers:
Mega.co.nz, Dropbox, Box, Yandex, HiDrive, Baidu, Mediafire, Kuaipan, Kanbox, IDrive, Hubic, 4Sync, Google Drive, Copy, Meo, OneDrive, pCloud, SugarSync, VDisk.
- clouds which support webdav like (Yandex.ru, OwnCloud, MyDrive.ch, DriveHQ, CloudMe, CloudSafe, ...).
Con SMB where?
Unable to find the option to connect to an SMB server without upgrading to "pro" version. Can it even be done in the free version?
Con Dreadful interface
A great example of what happens when a developer puts form before function. Pretty to look at but awkward and unintuitive to use.
Con New Material Design look is not that great
FX File Explorer use to have a better design to it before the Material Design overhaul.
Con Not on PlayStore
The developer has chosen to not place the app on the Play Store but to offer it for free on the XDA forums. This may be inconvenient for some as the app will have to be side loaded.
Con Image browsing
Image browsing has bugs.
Search doesn't work in landscape mode.