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Huawei Mate X

Specifications

Huawei Mate X
Huawei Mate X
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
8 inch , 2480 x 2200 pixel 414 PPI, AMOLED, Folded: 6.6", resolution 2480x1148 (19.5:9), glossy: yes
Storage
,  GB 
, 512GB
Connections
Card Reader: Nano, NFC, Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, fingerprint, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM, UMTS, LTE, Dual SIM, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 11 x 161.3 x 78.3 ( = 0.43 x 6.35 x 3.08 in)
Battery
4500 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 40 MPix Triple: 40MP (Main, f/1.8, 27mm, 1/1.7") + 16MP (Ultra Wide, f/2.2, 17mm) + 8MP (Tele, f/2.4, 52mm)
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
Weight
295 g ( = 10.41 oz / 0.65 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2300 Euro

 

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Reviews for the Huawei Mate X

Huawei Mate X initial review: Foldable champ
Source: Pocket Lint English
Huawei was one of the first to show off its foldable smartphone, the Mate X is an exciting start. Yes it's big and chunky, and it'll undoubtedly take time to mature into a product that most consumers will want to use, but it's a very promising device and form factor with tonnes of potential. We suspect with this particular model that the price tag is almost impossible to swallow for most average consumers, and maybe even for the tech-enthused early adopter. But if Huawei works on the form, makes it smaller, polishes the software to make it a killer experience, and brings the price down, you may just start to see it in a few more hands.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2019
Hands on: Huawei Mate X review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Mate X might be the first foldable phone you seriously consider paying gobs of money for in 2019. Its solid-feeling hinge allows this handset to fold up, transforming from full 8-inch tablet into a more-traditional-looking 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch smartphone with a screen on either side. It feels like you're holding the future in your hand, just know that your transformative euphoria over this phone comes at a very high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2019
Hands on: Huawei Mate X review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Mate X might be the first foldable phone you seriously consider paying gobs of money for in 2019. Its solid-feeling hinge allows this handset to fold up, transforming from full 8-inch tablet into a more-traditional-looking 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch smartphone with a screen on either side. It feels like you're holding the future in your hand, just know that your transformative euphoria over this phone comes at a very high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2019
Huawei Mate X: First look
Source: PC Advisor English
The Mate X is proof the future is nearly here, but you might not want to buy a first generation foldable phone. But there's no doubt this is better hardware than the Galaxy Fold - we'll have to wait and see if the software is as good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2019
Hands on: Huawei Mate X Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Samsung struggled to make a strong case for them with the Galaxy Fold, with that device seemingly sacrificing a decent phone experience to achieve the new design. With the Mate X that doesn’t seem to be an issue and this looks like it’ll be fantastic whether it's folded down into a phone or unfurled into a tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/16/2019
Huawei Mate X hands on review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Mate X might be the first foldable phone you seriously consider paying gobs of money for in 2019. Its solid-feeling hinge allows this handset to fold up, transforming from full 8-inch tablet into a more-traditional-looking 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch smartphone with a screen on either side. It feels like you're holding the future in your hand, just know that your transformative euphoria over this phone comes at a very high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/25/2019
Huawei Mate X review (early verdict): a 5G folding phone pioneer
Source: T3 English
The Huawei Mate X is a folding phone pioneer. From our hands on time with the device it not only definitely proved that folding phones are far from a gimmick, but it also genuinely wowed us with its build quality as well as fit and finish. The Mate X is genuinely exciting to hold in the hand, and for that Huawei must be congratulated. However, naturally, no judgement can be bestowed on the phone until we get chance to extensively test the device, as its incredibly high price will almost certainly not be the only obstacle it will need to overcome to win our approval.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2019
Huawei Mate X Review: Their is Folding Screen Phones Beast
Source: Igeekphone English
Some might ask, “Is it worth $2,600?” It needs to be clear that Mate X is not a continuation of any existing equipment or design. Although it is based on existing smartphone and tablet technology, it is still a new form. For this reason, Huawei’s Mate X and Samsung’s Galaxy Fold phones must now create an exclusive market for devices, and must also recover a lot of research and development costs. Today’s early user prices reflect all of these factors, and it is unfair to judge the phone with current smartphone standards and prices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/07/2019
Using the Mate X made me a foldable phone believer
Source: CNet English
Last week, Samsung and Huawei announced the $1,980 Galaxy Fold and $2,600 Mate X foldable phones, respectively. I gawked along with everyone else, absorbing every detail I could, but it wasn't until I spent a good 5 minutes playing around with the Mate X in a cramped, stuffy meeting room at MWC 2019 that the appeal of foldable devices sunk in on a much deeper level. Not every foldable phone design will be a revelation, but for me, opening and closing the Mate X was.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/03/2019
Huawei Mate X hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
Where many other smartphone companies are standing at the edge of the pool, dipping toes in 5G waters. Huawei has swam a lap, climbed up the diving board, sprung off the edge with a triple reverse roll and made an almighty splash.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/27/2019
Huawei Mate X: First look
Source: PC Advisor English
The decision to show media the device in this controlled fashion has us believe that, again like Samsung, Huawei has made a technological marvel but is cautious about the software bugs. A room with scores of tech journalists will quickly find way to pick holes in a new device as much as they have just fawned over it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2019
Hands on: Huawei Mate X review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Mate X isn't going to be the first foldable phone to launch, but it might be the first you seriously consider paying gobs of money for in 2019. Its solid-feeling hinge allows this handset to fold up, transforming from full 8-inch tablet into a more-traditional-looking 6.6-inch and 6.38-inch smartphone with a screen on either side. It feels like you're holding the future in your hand, just know that your transformative euphoria over this phone comes at a very high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2019
Why Huawei's Mate X is the foldable phone to beat
Source: Sydney Morning Herald English
Overall, the Mate X offers a larger display on all fronts with a more refined design, thinner frame and gapless hinge with minimal compromises. Of course there's still question marks over the durability of the hinge and screen in the long-term, but for now the Mate X is the foldable phone to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/26/2019
Huawei Mate X first look: 5G flexibility in a foldable form factor (Updated)
Source: Android Authority English
The Huawei Mate X is a tablet-phone hybrid with an exterior folding display Huawei calls “FullView display,” which is wrapped around the outside of the device. The single flexible 8-inch OLED display provides a tablet experience when open, as well as a phone mode. The Mate X in tablet mode is not quite square with an aspect ratio of 8:7.1. Its 2,480 x 2,200 resolution results in 414 pixels per inch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/26/2019
Hands on: Huawei Mate X review
Source: What Hi-Fi English
But as first impressions go, the Mate X edges nearer to a well-rounded reality than a pie-in-the-sky concept – impressive considering it’s still a few months from hitting the market – and is certainly one of the 2019 handsets we most look forward to getting our mitts on again later this year.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2019
Huawei Mate X – the dazzling new flagship phone with everything
Source: Gadgetguy English
Well, we kind of expected big things from Huawei this year with its new phones, but only superlatives can be used for everything to do with the Huawei Mate X smart phone. In the lead up to the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, Huawei showed off a phone that, at this stage, looks to be state-of-the-art in everything. (And those superlatives apply equally, as we’ll see, to the purchase price).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2019
Huawei Mate X Foldable Phone First Look: The Future Is Here
Source: Unbox English
As for Philippine availability, it’s still up in the air. While its 2299 Euro(~Php 135.7k) price tag is pretty steep because of regional pricing, there are certainly people out there willing to shell out top peso to get a piece of the foldable pie.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2019
Huawei Mate X hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
Unfortunately that's all the hardware info we currently have on the Huawei Mate X. Many potentially important pieces are still missing from the puzzle. Judging by the company's often vague answers to particular questions and the fact that the unit we was on the show floor was the only unit available, we don't really expect to many particulars to get cleared up in the immediate future.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
Huawei Launches the Mate X: Folding in a New Direction
Source: AnandTech English
Huawei plans to make the Mate X available in the middle of 2019 at a super-premium price of 2299€. Availability of the phone will strongly depends on the 5G deployments of carriers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019

Foreign Reviews

Huawei Mate X
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2019
Huawei Mate X Die nächste Handy-Generation
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Huawei Mate X Das muss einfach klappen!
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2019
Huawei Mate X Was wir vom Falt-Handy halten
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/28/2019
Huawei Mate X Das muss einfach klappen!
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
Huawei Mate X One more thing mit Falcon Wing
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/24/2019
Huawei Mate X è più che reale: prova e prime impressioni!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/09/2019
Rating: features: 93%
Huawei Mate X: il futuro è già qui? Abbiamo provato il primo smartphone pieghevole 5G
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; high performance; nice display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/08/2019
Abbiamo provato il Mate X, lo smartphone pieghevole di Huawei
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; solid workmanship; nice display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2019
Notre Prise En Main Du Huawei Mate X : Inquiétudes Et Admiration Autour Du Smartphone Pliable
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; impressive design; excellent display; support 5G.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2019
Huawei Mate X : on a pris en main le smartphone pliable 5G, et il est fou !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Thin frames; powerful hardware; beautiful design; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/01/2019
On a essayé le Mate X, le smartphone pliable de Huawei
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Premium design; beautiful screen. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
Cảm nhận về Huawei Mate X: Rất thú vị so với phần còn lại!
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; support 5G; nice cameras. Negative: Mono speakers; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/12/2019
Chân dung Huawei Mate X: Smartphone màn hình gập "đỉnh" nhất vừa ra mắt tại Việt Nam
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive 2-in-1 design; solid workmanship; big screen; nice display; powerful hardware. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2019
Chi tiết Huawei Mate X màn hình gập vừa về VN
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; slim size; big screen; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/05/2019
Trên tay nhanh Huawei Mate X tại Việt Nam: Smartphone gập với công nghệ 5G
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; powerful hardware; high performance; support 5G. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/05/2019
Cận cảnh Huawei Mate X - mẫu smartphone màn hình gập đầu tiên về Việt Nam
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; slim size; good hardware; nice performance; great display. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/05/2019
Huawei Mate X màn hình gập đối đầu Galaxy Fold, giá 2600USD
Source: Sac Pin VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; support 5G. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/25/2019
Huawei Mate X – Am îndoit telefonul pliabil care te face să te simți bogat
Source: Playtech.ro →EN
Negative: Very expensive.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/08/2019

Comment

Model: The Huawei Mate X is a flagship high-end smartphone which claims to be the future of mobile technology. It features a new folding design, which integrates a new era of communicative interaction. Users can keep it compact for daily smartphone tasks or unfold to reveal an exceptional experience in multitasking or entertainment. Based on Huawei’s tests, the flexible screen can bend and stretch numerous times without failing. Users can prepare to be surprised by its innovation and ground-breaking performance. The HUAWEI Mate X is engineered to be impressively thin with what it calls as the ‘Falcon Wing’ design. This unprecedented stretchable hinge is artistically crafted to dissolve into the device for a smooth and flat finish on both sides of the device. The firm and durable design ensures the screen will not over stretch while folding or bulge in unfolding. With the folding display, users can experience boundless proficiency in Split Screen mode. Now, users can drag an image to email or write a memo while searching on the browser and overcome work challenges more efficiently. Besides that, the power switch is integrated with the fingerprint reader into one fast and secure button. Another highlight of the Mate X is the 5G chipset. Ushering in the 5G revolution with the HUAWEI Balong 5000, the world's first 7 nm multimode 5G chipset achieves industry-leading 5G download speed. The HUAWEI Mate X with Balong 5000 officially unlocks a new experience in the 5G era. The advanced dual sim provides extensive access to 2G / 3G / 4G / 5G frequency bands around the globe. Leading the 5G evolution, HUAWEI Mate X also supports Standalone 5G network, which will be the mainstream solution in the future.

The hardware performance is provided by the HUAWEI Kirin 980 with 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 2.6 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76 Based 1.92 GHz and 4 x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz, Mali-G76 GPU, 8 GB RAM and 512 GB ROM. As for software, the Mate X runs on EMUI 9.1.1, which is the latest EMUI version based on Android 9. With the world’s fastest 55 W HUAWEI SuperCharge, users can charge the phone up to 85% in 30 minutes. The camera has a compact hand-held bar design with a re-designed Leica Camera System perfectly balancing the pursuit of a slim body and comfortable grip. The camera is a Leica camera with 40 MP (wide angle lens) + 16 MP (ultra-wide-angle lens) + 8 MP (telephoto). On the back with a futuristic interstellar blue, a new material is adopted to allow an uninterrupted 5G signal. The dual screen design allows the user to preview shots in real-time from both sides and contribute their creative ideas to produce a stunning portrait. As a conclusion, the Mate X is suitable for users who are looking for the latest designed smartphone. The design is highly catered for business users who work a lot from their phone since multitasking is much more convenient with the folding screen. However, this newly designed high-performance smartphone does not come cheap, so it is only suitable for users who are willing to pay the high price.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G76 MP10: Integrated graphics card based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. Uses 10 of the 20 possible clusters and according to ARM offers twice the performance per cluster than the old Mali-G72. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 980: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x Cortex-A76 up to 2.6 GHz (performance), 2x A76 with up to 1.92 (balance) and 4x Cortex-A53 with up to 1.8 GHz (power saving). Furthermore, it integrates a fast LTE modem with up to 1.4 GBit/s and is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8":

This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.295 kg:

This weight is typical for smartphones.


Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Nova 5T
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.26", 0.174 kg
Huawei Nova 5 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.39", 0.171 kg
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 7.2", 0.233 kg
Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.26", 0.182 kg
Honor 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.26", 0.174 kg
Huawei P30
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.1", 0.165 kg
Huawei P30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.47", 0.192 kg
Honor View 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.4", 0.18 kg
Honor Magic 2
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 6.39", 0.209 kg
Huawei Mate 20 X
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 7.2", 0.232 kg

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Huawei Mate 30 RS Porsche Design
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.53", 0.198 kg
Huawei Nova 5i Pro
unknown, unknown, 6.26", 0.178 kg
Huawei Mate 30
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990, 6.62", 0.196 kg
Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP16, Kirin 990 5G, 6.53", 0.198 kg
Huawei Nova 5
unknown, unknown, 6.39", 0.171 kg
Huawei Nova 5i
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.4", 0.178 kg
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PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, 5.71", 0.146 kg
Huawei P20 Lite 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.4", 0.178 kg
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
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Huawei P Smart Z 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.59", 0.197 kg
Huawei Y6 2019
PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, 6.09", 0.15 kg
Huawei P Smart+ 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.16 kg
Huawei Enjoy 9S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.16 kg
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.15", 0.159 kg
Huawei Nova 4e
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.15", 0.159 kg
Huawei Y7 2019
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 6.26", 0.168 kg
Huawei Y9 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.5", 0.173 kg
Huawei Y7 Prime 2019
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 6.26", 0.168 kg
Huawei Y Max
Adreno 512, Snapdragon 660, 7.12", 0.21 kg
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