Huawei Mate Xs Review

Introducing the new Huawei Mate Xs, the latest foldable smartphone from the Huawei brand. It’s a dual-screened device with an innovative hinge that lets you fold the device into eight different modes. It fits into your pocket or palm for easy portability and uses a five-sided screen with a dual-sized immersive view.


Considering the fact that the Huawei Mate Xs is one of the first mass-produced folding-screen phones, its build quality has improved a bit. Compared with the first-generation model, the screen is more robust, but it’s also more likely to get scratched.

The phone has an optimized hinge, a larger battery, and improved image quality. It also has a versatile camera system. The dual screens on the Mate Xs allow users to drag apps from one side to the other. It also has a unique feature called Mirror Smart Shot, which uses the NPU (Neural Processing Unit) to perform image recognition and data crunching.

The phone features an artificial intelligence (AI) sound engine that achieves a balance of audio width and volume. It can also perform a number of other functions, such as the ability to perform a translation function.


Despite the fact that the display of the Huawei Mate Xs is one of the most impressive features of the foldable device, it also shows a number of shortcomings. The main one is that it lacks cinematic experience. This is primarily due to poor audio codecs. The screen is also vulnerable to damage.

The Huawei Mate Xs display is made up of four composite layers. It is surrounded by a softer polymer layer. This means that it is more durable than the first-generation Mate X.

In order to make sure that the display of the Mate Xs is pristine, it is advisable to purchase a screen protector. There are many types available on the market. However, you might want to opt for a liquid screen protector that is made of crystal clear quality.


Whether you are an amateur photographer or just want to check out your new phone’s camera, you’ll love the camera on the Huawei Mate Xs. It’s a compact unit that can be used for a variety of purposes. You can capture important moments in your life.

Huawei has used a 40MP primary camera with an f/1.8 aperture, plus a 16MP ultrawide module. The phone also features an 8MP telephoto lens, as well as a 3x zoom. The cameras are designed to produce photos with good clarity and color reproduction. They are capable of recording Ultra HD with 60fps, and they can be switched to a wide-angle shooting mode.

The camera is also equipped with a macro mode, which can be accessed by using the three-bar button. This mode produces photos that have a similar look to those taken with a Leica camera. It can also be used to make a blurred background effect.

Battery life

Despite being a folding phone, the battery life of the Huawei Mate Xs isn’t the best. The 4600mAh cell isn’t as big as some competitors and only manages nine hours of video playback when folded. The screen stays on for a decent eight hours, but it’s unlikely you’ll be doing a lot of heavy use with the Mate Xs.

However, there’s good news for those who love Huawei’s hardware. The Mate XS is significantly lighter than its predecessor, and the hinge design has been improved. It also has an improved battery. The battery is split into two separate packs for quick charging.

The Mate Xs also comes with a unique dual-microphone setup, with one stereo speaker that acts as an earpiece when you’re listening to music. The two speakers are also capable of delivering sound to the front and rear of the phone.


Despite Huawei’s move to EMUI 12 as opposed to HarmonyOS 3.0, the Mate Xs does not have a Google Play Store. Instead, users can download apps from the Huawei App Gallery, or use a third-party app store.

The Huawei App Gallery features a full-cycle security protection system. New local and international apps are added regularly. In addition, users can download personalized themes and professional services apps for free.

The Huawei App Gallery is an open app store. Users can download free professional services apps from a variety of sources, including Microsoft Office Mobile. Some apps require manual installation through third-party sites. Some third-party apps allow users to view videos, and communicate through social networks.

The Huawei Mate Xs comes with a wide selection of pre-installed apps. These include an email client, a note-taking application, a web browser, and a calendar. Some apps also include cloud storage.