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Huawei Mate S Review


Huawei’s successor to the highly regarded Mate 7 phablet is the smaller yet faster version called the Mate S. It’s as if Huawei merely wanted the standard-sized version of the Mate 7. Make no mistake — the upgrade might look incremental on the outside but there’s actually a lot of improvements just under the hood.

Also read: Huawei Mate 7 Review and Huawei P8 Review.


Huawei carried out the same design of the series in the Mate S although there are some details that were derived from the Huawei P8 as well. It’s like they combined the best features of the P8 and the Mate 7 to create the Mate S (the front side looks like the P8 and the back side looks like the Mate 7).

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The handset is made up of a single solid aluminum alloy with chamfered edges allowing it to be really slim (7.2mm) and sleek.

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The fingerprint sensor is still positioned at the back just below the camera lens for easy access while the power and volume controls are on the right side.

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The front panel is completely covered with the glass display that stretches from edge to edge and protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The corners are a bit rounded along the edges and the glass slightly curving towards the edges before it is cut by the metal frame. There is also a small slit on the glass along the upper corner for the speakerphone.

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The SIM card cradle is found on the left side and pops up when you punch the pinhole. As usual, the Mate S supports 2 nano SIM cards with one tray able to support a microSD card as well. As for the micro-USB port, it is found at the bottom end with speaker grills positioned on each side.

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The slight curve at the back makes handling more comfortable and easier to grip compared to the P8 which has flat backside.

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 Huawei Mate 7Huawei Mate S
Display Size6.0 inches5.5 inches
Height157 mm149.8 mm
Width81 mm75.3 mm
Thickness7.9 mm7.2 mm
Screen-to-Body Ratio83%73.9%

Comparing the dimensions between the two, the Mate 7 is taller wider and thicker than the Mate S. The Mate S is also lighter at just 156 grams.

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3 years ago

Mediatek’s newly released socs are good, i’ve just bought the redmi 6 and it has a p22 soc. No issues so far.

6 years ago

Coz huawei wants to prove that they are capable of making their own chipset and indeed its a successs.

6 years ago

Why not use Snapdragon soc? It’s the best out there

Reply to  Zobel
6 years ago

Why not start your own Mobile Company? You seem to know what to do.

Snap out of your Snapdragon obsession and fanboyism.

Jan Lorenz Salvidar
Reply to  Zobel
6 years ago

It’s not the best,Snapdragon have heating issues.

Ian Bolipata
Ian Bolipata
Reply to  Zobel
6 years ago

ZOBEL naman name mo, so gumawa ka na ng Zobel Mobile. Magaling ka eh.

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