Huawei Mate Xs vs Samsung Galaxy Fold specs comparison
Huawei has officially unveiled its latest foldable smartphone, the Mate Xs. It’s not the only foldable smartphone in the market, though, as Samsung also has the Galaxy Fold. So, how do these phones compare? Let’s check out their specs below.
|Huawei Mate Xs specs:||Samsung Galaxy Fold:|
|Folded main: 6.6-inch (2480 x 1148) 19.5:9 display||Cover display: 4.6-inch (1680 x 720) 21:9 display|
|Folded secondary: 6.38-inch (2480 x 892) 19.5:9 display|
|Unfolded: 8-inch (2480 x 2200) 8:7.1 AMOLED outwards-folding display||Unfolded: 7.3-inch (2152 x 1536) Dynamic AMOLED display|
|HiSilicon Kirin 990 5G octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core CPU|
|Mali-G76 MP16 GPU||Adreno 640 GPU|
|8GB RAM||12GB RAM|
|512GB storage||512GB storage|
|Leica quad-camera (rear/front): 40MP F1.8 (main) + 16MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 8MP F2.4 (telephoto, 30x hybrid zoom, 3x optical) + 3D depth sensing camera||Triple rear camera: 12MP F1.5 Dual-Pixel (main) + 12MP F2.4 (telephoto, 2x optical zoom) + 16MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)|
|Dual-front camera: 10MP F2.2 (main) + 8MP F1.9 (depth camera)|
|Cover camera: 10MP F2.2|
|OIS, AI Image Stabilization, 2.5cm macro||OIS, EIS|
|5G (SA/NSA)||5G (NSA)|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)||Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted)|
|EMUI 10.0.1 (Android 10)||One UI 1.5 (Android 9 Pie)|
|4,500mAh battery w/ 55W Huawei SuperCharge||4,235mAh battery w/ 15W Fast Charge, 15W Wireless Charging, Reverse Wireless Charging|
|Flying Fish Fin cooling system|
Although both are foldable smartphones, the two implement a different approach when it comes to their displays. The Mate Xs uses an outward-folding design that, in a way, makes it seem like it has three displays. When folded, it has a 6.6-inch display on the front, then a 6.38-inch at the back. Unfolded, it reveals an 8-inch screen.
The Galaxy Fold, on the other hand, folds inwards. Folded, it provides the user with a 4.6-inch screen, but when it’s unfolded, it has a 7.3-inch display.
We can’t comment yet on quality since we don’t have both devices on hand for comparison. Still, the Mate Xs has a higher resolution screen and appears to be more versatile when it comes to the display, but that would depend on how the UI utilizes the design.
The Galaxy Fold uses a rear + front camera design similar to most smartphones in the market. It’s different in the Mate Xs as the rear cameras also serve as the selfie camera due to the outwards-folding design.
In terms of camera specs, the Galaxy Fold utilizes more cameras, consisting of triple rear cameras (12MP F1.5 Dual-Pixel (main) + 12MP F2.4 (telephoto) + 16MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)) and dual front cameras (10MP F2.2 (main) + 8MP F1.9 (depth camera)).
The Mate Xs, on the other hand, uses quad-cameras (40MP F1.8 (main) + 16MP F2.2 (ultrawide) + 8MP F2.4 (telephoto, 30x hybrid zoom, 3x optical) + 3D depth sensing).
We’ll know more about the quality of these cameras once we have the unit for a full review.
Chipset and Memory
The newer Kirin 990 5G powers the Huawei Mate Xs, while the Samsung Galaxy Fold has a Snapdragon 855. Both are powerful flagship chipsets so that you won’t see the difference in performance in day-to-day usage, but we’re banking on the Kirin in this aspect.
When it comes to memory, the Galaxy Fold has the advantage of offering 12GB of RAM compared to the 8GB on the Mate Xs. Based on this, the former has more room to handle more background processes. For storage, both have 512GB to start with, which is more than enough for heavy users.
The Mate Xs takes the lead on this one for running EMUI 10.0.1 based on Android 10. The Galaxy Fold, on the other hand, has One UI 1.5 based on Android 9.0 Pie, but an Android 10 update is in the works. However, the former doesn’t have Google Mobile Services, which is a downer for those who want Google apps right out of the box.
Both devices sport large batteries, but the Huawei Mate Xs wins in terms of capacity for having a 4,500mAh battery with a 55W Huawei SuperCharge technology. The Galaxy Fold is not far behind, though, at 4,235mAh, with a slower 15W fast charge, a 15W wireless fast charge, and reverse wireless charging technology.
Which one to get?
We’re torn between the two if the price is not a concern. On the one hand, the Mate Xs looks more exciting due to the different foldable design, newer chipset, Leica quad-cameras, and a larger battery. On the other, the Galaxy Fold has been around longer, has plenty of cameras, larger RAM, and comes with Google’s apps.
So, what do you guys think? The Mate Xs or the Galaxy Fold? Let us know in the comments below.