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Huawei Mate X hands on review: the first 5G folded Huawei Android phone

Huawei Mate X hands on review: the first 5G folded Huawei Android phone

By  Sigismondo Eisenhower 2019-10-24 1077 0

On October 23, Huawei held a 5G terminal and full-scenario new product launch conference in Shenzhen, and brought Mate X to the site. Let's talk together, what is the actual hand experience.

Huawei Mate X screen

Start with the screen that everyone is most concerned about. Due to the special product form, the screen of Huawei Mate X is divided into two modes: folded state and expanded state. In the folded form, it is subdivided into a main screen and a sub-screen, wherein the main screen is 6.6 inches, the ratio is 19.5:9, 2480 x 1148 resolution, the secondary screen is 6.38 inches, and the ratio is 25:9, 2480 x 892 resolution.


 Huawei Mate X


It can be clearly seen from the bottom of the fuselage side that the main and auxiliary screens are connected by special hinges. This kind of connection is not unusual in PC products. The same approach was adopted long ago on Microsoft Surface and Lenovo YOGA series, but mobile phones do not do much.

Huawei Mate X 

After unfolding, its main and secondary screens can be perfectly stitched (with no gaps in between) and become an 8-inch large screen with a screen ratio of 8:7.1 and a resolution of 2480 x 2200. While the screen size is larger than the iPad mini, the body size is much smaller. In other words, on the phone, you can also get the big screen experience brought by the tablet.

Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold: screen

Since I mentioned Huawei Mate X, I have to say that the Samsung Galaxy Fold is also designed for folding screens. Although the two models have the same general shape, the deployment is obviously different. The former is flipped to the outside and the latter is flipped inside. Different flipping methods have certain differences in the structural design of the product.

 Huawei Mate X

Specifically, Huawei Mate X made a handle-like bump similar to the Kindle Oasis on the left side of the secondary screen, and the Samsung Galaxy Fold did not use the same solution. Of course, the two different treatment methods also represent different product paths for the two manufacturers.

As far as Huawei Mate X is concerned, after adding the handle-like protrusions on the side, its camera, screen opening and closing buttons, Type-C interface and physical fingerprint buttons have plenty of places to place, which also makes its body The thickness can be made thinner.

According to the official data, Huawei Mate X has a fuselage length of 161.3mm, a width of 146.2mm, a thickness of only 5.4mm (thickness of 11mm) and a weight of 300g. By means of the raised structure, it is more convenient to hold.

However, visually, due to the existence of this structure, Huawei Mate X looks a bit awkward at first glance, while the Samsung Galaxy Fold is more like a regular mobile phone, but the latter's body is obviously thicker. Taken together, Huawei and Samsung have different priorities, and it is hard to say which one is better.

Huawei Mate X compatible APP

Of course, due to the fact that there are not many forms of folding screens, application adaptation has become a problem that manufacturers need to solve. According to Huawei's public information at the press conference, some of the apps that we often use in daily life have been adapted, and will continue to increase in the later period.

Huawei Mate X camera

Huawei Mate X​ 

After talking about the screen and the application, let's talk about the hardware configuration information. Huawei Mate X uses a 40 megapixel super-sensing camera (f/1.8 aperture) + 16 megapixel super wide-angle camera (f/2.2 aperture) + 8 megapixel telephoto camera (f/2.4 aperture, optical anti-shake) + ToF The four-camera scheme of the lens shares a camera system in front and rear.

Huawei Mate X battery life

In terms of battery life, its battery capacity is 4500 mAh, and it supports 55W Huawei Super Fast Charge. Huawei claims that it can charge up to 85% of its power in 30 minutes. The official theoretical standby time is 8.1 days. As for the actual endurance performance, since we did not conduct the actual measurement, there is no more evaluation here.

It is worth mentioning that, like the Mate30 series 5G version, Huawei Mate X also supports SA and NSA two 5G networking modes. However, it is realized by the Kirin 980+ Baron 5000 Modem. It is not equipped with the Unicorn 990 chip with integrated 5G Modem.

Huawei Mate XS

However, at the press conference, Huawei officially announced that Mate XS equipped with the Kirin 990 chip will be launched in March next year. If you care more about this, you can wait a few more months.

Huawei Mate X price and availability

Finally, the relevant sales information, Huawei Mate X price is 16,999 yuan (8GB + 512GB), will be limited sales in Huawei Mall on November 15th, friends who want to try the folding screen mobile phone can pay attention to.

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