The Mate Xs came from Huawei this year as one of the best versions of the design with a foldable design in smartphones, as the Chinese giant made improvements in this version for the first version of the company, and in the next lines we review the advantages and disadvantages of Mate Xs.
The Mate Xs phone comes with a new vision in the design of smartphones, as it can support the user to switch smoothly to tablet mode, and the phone’s configurations are also anchored in the side frame, with a design that mimics a folded book when the phone is closed.
Screen design and specifications in the Mate Xs
The Mate Xs phone features a 6.6-inch OLED screen when the phone is folded, which supports a resolution of 2480 by 1148 pixels, and the screen also supports a good brightness ratio for viewing in sunlight or outdoors.
The phone features a frame with a greater thickness in the periphery of the screen than recent versions of smartphones, and any holes in the phone screen for the front camera disappear, and the phone screen turns when the frame is opened to a size of 8 inches, with a resolution of 2480 by 2200 pixels.
Huawei offers the Mate Xs phone with a button that supports screen unlocking with a different design from the previous version, which came with a small button, where the Mate Xs phone comes with a large button that maintains the stability of the phone when closed, and also harmonizes better in this version with the design of the phone frame, also when you click On this button, the screen opens at an angle of 60 degrees, and then you can raise the screen to place the tablet by pressing a little firmly.
The screen design in the Mate Xs phone also supports the user with a good experience, as the screen design has been improved for the first version, also the screen bending site does not appear clearly as in the first version, which is one of the clearly improved features in this version.
Also, with the practical experience of the screen design of the Mate Xs phone, it can support this design that is clearly used in the gaming experience, as the distinctive plastic design of the screen will not prevent the user from getting a distinctive experience in games and pressing the screen without showing a problem in the screen.
Mate Xs design
The Mate Xs features a heavyweight design of 295 grams, with a thickness of 11 mm when the device is closed, while it reaches a thickness of 5.4 mm when the device is fully opened.
The Mate Xs also includes the complete configurations on the left side of the phone frame, so the phone simulates the design of a folded book when the screen is closed, and the left side of the phone frame comes with a greater thickness, which is a distinctive design for the phone that supports carrying and holding the phone efficiently.
The right side of the phone frame includes the operation buttons and the volume control, and it also supports the operation button used as a built-in fingerprint sensor, and the operation button can be accessed smoothly thanks to the prominent design, the fingerprint sensor feature also comes with a fast and accurate response to the registration on the phone.
The Mate Xs frame includes a USB C port to the right of the bottom, while the 3.5 mm headphone jack disappears, so Huawei offers USB C headphones in the box’s content.
On the other hand, the upper frame of the phone includes a slot for a dual SIM card, or a chip with an external storage card, the phone also features quality plastic and aluminum manufacturing, but it is an excellent and elegant design in the end.
Software and technology in the Mate Xs
Huawei offers the Mate Xs phone without Google services, but Huawei supports this version with the company’s own services and the App Gallery store, which replaces the Google Play store, and the Huawei store provides third-party applications such as the TikTok application, and Microsoft Office applications.
On the other hand, the main Google applications such as the Gmail application, YouTube, and Chrome browser disappear, while the phone has WhatsApp and Instagram applications, which work efficiently by downloading APK files, and the Android 10 system will also support the user well.
Huawei supports the Mate Xs phone with pre-installed applications, including the Huawei Mail and Notes applications, where these applications come with an experience compatible with the design of the phone screen, where the applications are divided into two parts on the phone screen.
The browser also comes on the Mate Xs screen with an experience that mimics the interface of computers, where the tabs are displayed at the top of the screen, on the other hand, the large screen supports a distinctive experience in games, while some 16: 9 videos do not correspond to the dimensions of the screen.
Huawei supports the Mate Xs phone with a distinct set of technologies, including WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, as well as NFC technology, with dual GPS and IR.
The Mate Xs also includes the Always On display technology that disappeared in the first version of Huawei’s foldable phones, and returned to support the new Mate Xs version, and the phone also comes with a new option to display applications, which varies between a display system in the phone mode, or a tablet display system. , Where the user can control the selection of the display system in each application.
Also, Huawei offers the Mate Xs phone with a side menu that supports the user to choose as a window for each application according to the applications that support this feature, or it may support the user to separate the screen into two parts to display two applications at the same time, such as running the WhatsApp application and Google Maps, for example.
The software can also support smooth copying from the first part of the screen and pasting to the second part, so the second generation of Huawei’s foldable phones comes with remarkable software improvements.
Processor and performance of the Mate Xs
Huawei introduced the Mate Xs phone with a Kirin 990 processor chip that is based on a 7-nanometer manufacturing accuracy, with a random memory of 8 GB RAM, a storage capacity of 512 GB, and the phone also supports connection to 5G networks via the modem chip built into the chip.
The Kirin 990 chip delivers great performance in the Mate Xs with various daily tasks, as well as in heavy duty tasks, with fast response and no-delay performance.
Mate Xs cameras
The main camera of the Mate Xs comes with LEICA signature with a multi-camera system, as the camera settings include a 40-megapixel main sensor with an f / 1.8 lens slot, with a RYYB sensor that supports photography with the best performance in low-light, and the camera settings include an 8-megapixel sensor and aperture The f / 2.4 lens in telephoto lenses supports a focal length of 52 mm with optical stabilizer and supports optical zoom up to 3 times, and digital zoom up to 30 times.
While the third sensor comes with 16 mega pixel camera and f / 2.2 lens slot, and a focal length of 17 mm, with a 3D TOF sensor that will support the user in 3D measurements, with better performance in portrait photography.
The main camera supports 4K video recording at 30 frames per second, the camera also supports macro photography, with optical stabilizer and digital stabilizer in the videos, and in practical experience the camera has already provided excellent performance in 4K video recording, at wide viewing angles, with the stability of the camera and excellent performance Also in zoom.
The Mate Xs main camera can also support the user to work as a mirror or as a selfie camera, through a dedicated code to convert the camera to shooting a selfie.
Battery and charging in the Mate Xs
Huawei offers the Mate Xs phone with a capacity of 4500 mAh battery, where this ability can support the user with good performance throughout the day, also the fast charging technology from a 55W charger can support the user with a charging life of 85% after charging the battery for 30 minutes.
In normal to average battery usage, with the brightness level set at 60%, the phone continued to work for a period ranging from 7 hours to 7 hours and a half hours, so the battery provided excellent performance in the phone.
The price of a mobile phone will be approximately 2,499 euros.
Huawei supports the second generation of its Mate Xs foldable phones with improvements, design and excellent manufacturing quality, as this design supports holding and carrying the phone with a good and steady experience, and the Chinese giant also added the Mate Xs phone with clear improvements in screen design with the disappearance of the screen bending site, on the other hand the phone supports An audio experience with excellent bass compared to the first generation Huawei foldable phones.
On the other hand, the Kirin 990 processor offers great performance in the Mate Xs, and excellent performance also with distinct results in the phone camera in still photography and video recording with great performance in zooming.
Also, some may miss Google services and applications in the Mate Xs phone, but Huawei offers alternatives and a store that includes many third-party applications.