Huawei Mate Xs review

RESOLUTION 2200 x 2480 pixels
DISPLAY Foldable OLED capacitive touchscreen, 8 inches
RAM8 GB
STORAGE512 GB, 256 GB expndable
CPU2.6 GHz, Octa-core Processor
BACK CAMERA40 MP wide angle + 16 MP + 8 MP
OSAndroid 10
BATTERY4500 mAh, HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 55 W)
NETWORK Dual SIM, 5G, 4G, 3G, 2G
BLUETOOTH / USB5.0, Type-C
SENSORS Gyroscope
Compass
Proximity Sensor
Gravity Sensor
Hall Sensor
Infrared Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Barometer
Colour Temperature Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor

Huawei Mate size is 8 inches when unfolded and the main screen is about 6.6 inches. The secondary screen is 6.38 inches with round shape corners design on the display, the actual viewable area is slightly smaller).
This phone comes with 16.7 million colors and OLED screen technology.

Resolution

Phone resolution 2480 x 2200 when unfolded and the main screen is 2480 x 1148 when folded. Secondary screen resolution is 2580 x 892 with a rounded corners design on the display, the effective pixels are slightly less.

Width is 78.5 mm , Height is 161.3 mm, Depth is 11 mm, and Weight is approximately 300 grams including battery.

This phone comes with Interstellar blue color

Processor & Memory

You will get a fast & power processor CPU HUAWEI Kirin 990 5G with 8 cores (Octa-core) 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.86 GHz + 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex-A55 1.95 GHz. GPU speed is 16-Core Mali-G76 and NPU is
Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit). This phone powers by Android 10.0 Operating System.

Let’s talk about phone memory which is 8 GB RAM + 512 GB ROM that handles multiple tasks without any roadblock. The available internal storage may be smaller as part of the internal storage is occupied by software. Actual memory space may change due to app updates, user operations, and other related factors. You can get enough extra space with external Memory Support up to 256 GB NM SD Card which customers need to buy separately.

Camera

Next big talk about the camera, hold your breath because this is a tuff part. Huawei Mate Xs Rear Camera is Leica Quad Camera with 40 MP Wide Angle Lens and f/1.8 aperture plus 16 MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture + 8 MP telephoto, f/2.4 aperture, OIS. This is amazing!!!

I still have my doubts about picture quality and I have yet to really see how the camera behaves between different color contrast and dim light. Another big challenge is software and apps behavior between folds that are going to be a bigger deal for Huawei fold. HUAWEI supports autofocus and contrast focus on Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera. Huawei is loaded with Artificial Intelligence support image stabilization (AIS) so in different photo modes, the number of pixels may be slightly different, it depends on a real scenario. Shooting mode determines the photo pixels and may vary depending on the setting.

The front or selfie camera doubles as the front camera after the phone is folded. The photo pixels may differ based on the shooting mode and camera settings.

Battery

Nowadays it’s all about power and speed. In the age of battery-powered cars like Tesla, smartphone Battery makes a whole lot of difference.

One reason you should consider any smartphone apart from the screen and camera is the big battery to last forever. This phone is powered by a 4,500mAh battery, capacity is the nominal battery capacity and battery capacity for each variant may be slightly below the nominal battery capacity. The battery is non-removable and removing the battery may cause damage to the phone.

I did not test the battery for talk time or media time and can not tell the worst-case scenario. Battery life depends on moderate to heavy use and screen refresh rate which sucks. Screen time and video time vary on regular streaming and gaming. Smart battery use will give you better and long-lasting results.

Phone Charging is HUAWEI SuperCharge (Max 55 W), HUAWEI SuperCharge cable and charger is mandatory.

Connectivity

WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, LDAC

USB Type-C and USB 3.1 GEN1*
*USB GEN1 function should be used with the USB 3.1 GEN1 cable, need to be purchased separately that supports this function. The inbox USB cable supports USB 2.0.

Earjack: Type-C earjack

Others: PC Data Synchronisation

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