7.9/10
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The Huawei Mate Xs currently has an Informr score of 7.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 20 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...


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
AndroidPIT

The Huawei Mate Xs is, like its predecessor, an impressive folding smartphone, but it also has its price. At €2,499, it has even become €200 more expensive and is therefore certainly not affordable for everyone. No one in their right mind will buy the Huawei Mate Xs, but this is also true the other...

- Shu On Kwok, AndroidPIT


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


Huawei released the Mate Xs on March 20, 2020.


The Mate Xs price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Huawei Mate Xs prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Huawei backs up the Mate Xs with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Mate Xs has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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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
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
No
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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Critic Reviews


PhoneArena

A joy to read, browse and Instagram on

from 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 v...More

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 video are good, and the tailored-for-foldables interface has some interesting layout ideas.

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GSMArena

An incredible product

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 actual...More

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 getting into the point of relative viability as an end-user product.

Read full review

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Tech Guide

Amazing but it has its challenges

from 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...More

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 that Huawei has produced an amazing device. If you can afford it and are willing to go the trouble of setting it up without a Google Play Store, you’re going to love it – and it will really impress your friends when you’re eventually allowed to see them.

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Notebookcheck

Foldable with drawbacks

from 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 c...More

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 has been paired with many powerful components, which turn it into a unique smartphone that is sure to attract attention.

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AndroidPIT

A terrific foldable phone, without Google Services

from AndroidPIT

The Huawei Mate Xs is, like its predecessor, an impressive folding smartphone, but it also has its price. At €2,499, it has even become €200 more expensive and is therefore certainly not affordable for everyone. No one in their right mind will buy the Huawei Mate Xs, but this is also true th...More

The Huawei Mate Xs is, like its predecessor, an impressive folding smartphone, but it also has its price. At €2,499, it has even become €200 more expensive and is therefore certainly not affordable for everyone. No one in their right mind will buy the Huawei Mate Xs, but this is also true the other folding smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Flip or the Motorola Razr. With these smartphones with folding displays, you will buy more with your gut and driven by emotions than with any sensible rationality.

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Digital Trends

Flawed marvel

from Digital Trends

The Mate Xs is just about the most expensive smartphone from a mainstream manufacturer you can buy today. The cost can partially be justified by the amount of cutting-edge tech in the design, screen, and hinge, but is much harder to justify when you consider the software pain points and rubbish a...More

The Mate Xs is just about the most expensive smartphone from a mainstream manufacturer you can buy today. The cost can partially be justified by the amount of cutting-edge tech in the design, screen, and hinge, but is much harder to justify when you consider the software pain points and rubbish audio. The Mate Xs is impressively versatile, has a strong battery and performance, a beautiful screen, and is equipped with a superb camera, making it a great everyday companion that’s a pleasure to use.

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TechRadar

The foldable phone done right

from TechRadar

A foldable phone that expands into a tablet has been thought of as the next form factor for mobile devices. Huawei has thrown conventional design out of the window with Mate Xs by placing the foldable screen on the outside and we think this design makes great sense as you're not stuck with a seco...More

A foldable phone that expands into a tablet has been thought of as the next form factor for mobile devices. Huawei has thrown conventional design out of the window with Mate Xs by placing the foldable screen on the outside and we think this design makes great sense as you're not stuck with a secondary smaller display. What remains to be seen is if the Mate Xs can prove to be durable enough for the long run. It's a pricey proposition and without Google's framework, it requires you place your faith in Huawei.

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Metro UK

Hardware masterpiece but lack of software hurts

from Metro UK

The reality is that nobody outside of a small enclave of tech enthusiasts would or should buy this phone. It’s a phenomenal piece of design and an extremely exciting proof-of-concept gadget but as a day-to-day smartphone it’s not there yet.

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The reality is that nobody outside of a small enclave of tech enthusiasts would or should buy this phone. It’s a phenomenal piece of design and an extremely exciting proof-of-concept gadget but as a day-to-day smartphone it’s not there yet.

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Pickr

No Google apps or services, a seriously high price

from Pickr

While the idea is definitely very cool, the build is a little larger than you might expect, with a fairly noticeable weight not far from the iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s a sizeable smartphone to be sure, thanks in part to the parts and design, though nicer than we expected for a pre-production model...More

While the idea is definitely very cool, the build is a little larger than you might expect, with a fairly noticeable weight not far from the iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s a sizeable smartphone to be sure, thanks in part to the parts and design, though nicer than we expected for a pre-production model to be. There is a catch, however. Two, actually.

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T3

A folding phone that actually works very well

On face value it still looks like the Huawei has made the best foldable phone to date, beating the Samsung Galaxy Fold, in terms of hardware. But the phone's lack of Google apps is something that could affect how usable the phone is for many users — until we can live the the Mate Xs it is simply hard to judge.

Read full review

On face value it still looks like the Huawei has made the best foldable phone to date, beating the Samsung Galaxy Fold, in terms of hardware. But the phone's lack of Google apps is something that could affect how usable the phone is for many users — until we can live the the Mate Xs it is simply hard to judge.

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