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7.9/10
Informr score
The Huawei Mate Xs currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.86 GHz
Screen Size
8"
Camera
40+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Ausdroid

Huawei's Mate Xs is a fantastic piece of engineering, including some of the best technological advancements available in mobile in 2020. However, the phone lacks Google's Play Services (and thus, you can't use any of Google's apps) and Huawei's App Gallery - while a good start - is far too empty to...

- Duncan Jaffrey, Ausdroid
PhoneArena

When it comes to design and hardware, we found the Mate Xs to be a stunner. A big 6"+ phone when closed, a veritable 8" tablet when opened - that's what foldable phones were supposed to bring, and Huawei still managed to keep things relatively thin and small. Performance is snappy, pictures and vide...

- Daniel Petrov, PhoneArena
GSMArena

It is just an amazing device that pushes the envelope in more ways than one, offering a glimpse into one potential future for the industry. It's the definition of a "halo product" for both Huawei and folding display tech, not only showcasing what is possible but also pushing it forward and actually...

- GSMArena
Tech Guide

The Huawei Mate Xs is an amazing feat of engineering and a truly remarkable smartphone. It needs to be treated with care but it provides an amazing experience especially for commuters and travellers – what a shame we’re not commuting and travelling right now. But that doesn’t take away from the fact...

- Stephen Fenech, Tech Guide
Notebookcheck

While the Huawei Mate Xs is an attractive foldable, it does not appear to be mature in all areas yet. The Huawei Mate Xs certainly is not a device for everyone. The high price will likely be enough to deter most prospective buyers. That being said, it is still an appealing concept that in this case...

- Daniel Schmidt, Notebookcheck


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Screen Size
8"

The Huawei Mate Xs's screen size is 8 inches with 2200 x 2480 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.86 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.86 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 10 operating system (OS).

Camera
40+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 40+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
512 GB

Internal memory is 512 GB. An external, nanoSD (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4500 mAh battery.

Mate Xs Specs

Overview
Release date March 20, 2020
Regions available United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
Networks
LTE:
700/850/900/1500 /1700/1800/1900/2100/2300/2500/2600 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
5G:
2500/3500/3700/4700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 10

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G (7 nm+) Octa-core 2.86 GHz
Internal Storage 512 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Interstellar blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.62 x 16.13 x 1.1 cm (5.8 x 6.4 x 0.4 in)
Weight 300 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 2200 x 2480 pixels
Pixel density 414 pixels
Size 8 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/ac
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info nanoSD (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
40+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (8 MP, F2.4, Telephoto), 4th camera feature (TOF)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Zoom
No
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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