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Huawei Mate Xs 5G Smartphone

MSRP 2500 EURNEX score 75%

Product Overview

Buliding on the Huawei Mate X, the Mate Xs features a more powerful SoC and an improved Falcon Wing hinge design. Made with a zirconium-based liquid metal, the upgraded hinge is more durable. At the same time, the Mate Xs benefits from the Kirin 990 5G chipset that supports the full 5G spectrum and 5G + 4G dual SIM dual standby capability.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Foldable form factor
  • Good battery life
  • Good camera setup
Cons
  • Second SIM is 4G

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 75% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good performance
  • Excellent camera
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • Unreliable audio
  • Poor battery life
  • No 5G support
  • No wireless charging
  • Display is not bright enough to be usable in direct sunlight
  • No Google Play Store
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Specifications

Construction

Battery | Capacity
4400 mAh
Camera | Rear
40MP f/1.8 (wide) + 16MP f/2.2 (ultra-wide) + 8MP f/2.4 OIS (tele) + ToF (Time-of-Flight) camera

Dimensions

Size | Depth
11 mm
Size | Height
161.3 mm
Size | Width
78.5 mm Folded / 146.2 mm Unfolded
Weight
300 g

Display

Display Diagonal
6.6" + 6.38" Folded / 8" Unfolded
Resolution
2480 x 1148 + 2480 x 892 Folded / 2480 x 2200 Unfolded

Function

Graphics
16-Core Mali-G76
Processor
[CPU] Kirin 990 5G 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 + [NPU] Dual Big Core + Tiny Core NPUs (Neural-network Processing Unit)

Performance

Memory | Capacity
8 GB
Storage
512 GB + NM card

Production

Debut
2020-02-24

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

androidauthority[1]

Sentiment Score 83%
Reviewers from androidauthority have found the following***:
The Mate XS is essentially modeled after the revised Mate X build we saw at IFA 2019. The battery and charging capabilities have also been upgraded over the Mate X. The foldable's UX also benefits from a new feature called App Multiplier. There's no Google Play Store or any of those Google apps so many rely on every day.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Foldable design
  • Fast processor
  • Great battery life
Cons
  • No Google Play Store
  • No waterproofing

digitaltrends[2]

Sentiment Score 59%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The Huawei Mate Xs costs 2,300 British pounds, which converts to around $2,750. It's available through Huawei itself, Carphone Warehouse, and on contract with Three UK. Reception is great across the board, with 4G performance noticeably better than some other phones. Huawei has plenty of software and hardware enhancements inside that keep the software running smoothly.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Foldable design
  • Excellent camera
  • Excellent battery life
Cons
  • Unreliable audio
  • Poor battery life

nextpit[3]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from nextpit have found the following***:
Huawei's move app, Phone Clone, is a loyal servant when it comes to setting up the new Mate Xs. You can still access a lot of data that you have stored on your old smartphone with Google Mobile Services and the cloud services of the search engine giant. In everyday life, I was able to operate the Huawei Mate X for a whole working day.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good cameras
  • Good performance
Cons
  • No 5G

notebookcheck[4]

Sentiment Score 66%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The display is not bright enough to be usable in direct sunlight. A few URLs only show the mobile version of their site despite the big screen size. The 512-GB UFS 3.0 storage is not only very large but also extremely fast. The hardware of the Huawei Mate Xs delivers strong gaming performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Large display
  • Fast Wi-Fi
  • Fast SoC
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Display is not bright enough to be usable in direct sunlight
  • No microSD card slot

techradar[5]

Sentiment Score 77%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
You won't find any of the Google Apps on it (that's things like YouTube, Gmail or Chrome) There aren't other popular apps such as Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram or WhatsApp. As long as you know what you're getting into, the Mate Xs can handle most Android apps but there's a lot of hassle to get them.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic camera system
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • No 5G support
  • No wireless charging

tomsguide[6]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Huawei Mate Xs has a front 6.6-inch display and a rear 6.4-inch screen. When unfolded, the two screens combine to make an 8-inch device. The bar on the side of the phone, which also acts as a handle, measures 11mm deep. A quartet of camera sensors also live within the bar, and feature the same Leica-tuned lenses that appear on Huawei's P30 Pro and Mate 30 Pro.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Foldable display
  • Excellent battery life
  • 5G connectivity
Cons
  • No selfie camera
  • No Google apps

trustedreviews[7]

Sentiment Score 80%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following***:
The Mate Xs has one large 8-inch panel that folds in half to create both a 6.6-inch front screen and 6.38-inch rear panel. Powering the foldable is Huawei’s own Kirin 990 5G chipset. A lot of the camera skills come from the Mate 30 Pro, including a main 40-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 lens. The Falcon Wing hinge has been upgraded with a firmer feel and a more satisfying click when it's shut.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Foldable design
  • Impressive camera performance
Cons
  • No 4G
  • No waterproofing

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Huawei Mate Xs hands on: Weird flex, but still unique. [androidauthority]. https://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-mate-xs-hands-on-1097808/. 2020-02-24. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
2. ^ Huawei Mate Xs folding phone review: Flawed marvel. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/cell-phone-reviews/huawei-mate-xs-review/. 2020-04-01. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
3. ^ Huawei's Mate Xs is a terrific foldable phone, without Google Services. [nextpit]. https://www.nextpit.com/huawei-mate-xs-review. 2020-04-03. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
4. ^ Huawei Mate Xs Smartphone Review - Foldable with Drawbacks. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Huawei-Mate-Xs-Smartphone-Review-Foldable-with-Drawbacks.462987.0.html. 2020-04-26. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
5. ^ Huawei Mate Xs review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/huawei-mate-xs. 2020-03-26. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
6. ^ Huawei Mate Xs review (hands on). [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/huawei-mate-xs-review-hands-on. 2020-02-24. Retrieved 2021-10-14.
7. ^ Hands on: Huawei Mate Xs Review. [trustedreviews]. https://www.trustedreviews.com/reviews/huawei-mate-xs. Retrieved 2021-10-14.

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