Huawei Mate Xs 2 review: A unique and attractive folding mobile but not for everyone

At a time when trends bring uniformity to the world MobilesWith fairly similar features and different styles of design but within canon, It is appreciated to find unique and daring instruments for their different expression. Folding Huawei Mate XS 2 It surprises and seduces for it, although it presents aspects that it doesn’t for all tastes.

The Chinese company announced in May that it would move to the Spanish market later, which was completed at the end of August, when it went on sale in the shortest possible time. 1,999 euros in the configuration of 8 GB + 512 GB, Even more than the high price, even more than the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, which costs 1,919 euros in its intermediate version (12 GB + 512 GB).

Folding ones that aren’t pocket-sized, an aspect that Huawei debuted with the P50 Pocket and which now houses the Pocket S, given the format book type, Like the Mate Xs 2, before the Mate X and Mate Xsits predecessor, distorts the concept and realizes it in its own way except ‘pages’, because The screen itself acts as a cover when it is folded. This goes against what is widespread in the marketThe ‘normalcy’ however was also discovered by Huawei with the Mate X2.

Huawei Mate XS 2, when it starts coming out
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Initially, it can be used as a conventional mobile. While it is off, only the front part of the panel is active. button press With a red stripe located below the rear cameras, what we can tell is The spine of the ‘book’, the hinge comes into action and the mechanism opens, after which you have to slowly complete the other half of the movement so that the screen opens completely. In the process, the content expands and adopts a new way of viewing. From a 6.5-inch panel it goes to a 7.8-inch panel,

The hinge and back of the Huawei Mate XS 2 when exposed
The hinge and back of the Huawei Mate XS 2 when exposed
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premium feel, reflected in the quality of the material, the envelope at all times. This is confirmed by Hinge (double-rotation Falcon wing), blunt in strength And it gives complete peace of mind, even if you have to ‘help’ him calmly in the practice of opening and closing. The interior, which is later shelled out, sports a refined finish similar to that of leather.

It weighs 255 grams and feels comfortable, though Because of his style, you have to get used to it and get used to it. smart fone in case of hold (Find the most suitable way). In turn, the issue that the screen is always open raises first suspicion and logistical hazards, so the convenience of using the protector included in the box or being very careful when storing it and leaving it on surfaces. In any case, holding it in your hands and handling it gives you the feeling of being in front an example of technological magic,

Huawei Mate Xs 2.  screen of
Huawei Mate Xs 2. screen of
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Screen OLED conforms to what is expected in the context of its level, which is symbolized by When it is opened, the fold of the flexible part is barely noticeable, and also it’s very subtle when you run your finger through that area. The panel, suited for immersion and of course curved when closed and only used in the front, features FHD+ resolution, up to 120Hz of fluidity, 240Hz touch sampling, and a billion colors.

On the spine, the fixed part of the apparatus is Three cameras, a true-chroma system that supports the main 50 MP . is made of, a 13 MP ultra wide angle with 120 degree field of view and an 8 MP telephoto lens. Intended for selfies is 10.7 MP. The photographic result moves between what is accurate, what is interesting and what is predictable, although in some situations it does not perform so well. Notably, one lives up to its 3.5x optical zoom. However, the 30x digital zoom isn’t very convincing.

The 4,600 mAh battery and the autonomy it offers do not cause complaints, Nor does its 66W . Has a fast charge (Huawei SuperCharge), It’s nice to be in front of foldables that address this issue, which is far from what all brands do. If it is at 20%, it recovers 100% of the energy in about 35 minutes.


integrate processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888producing remarkable performance but that Lived its splendor in 2021, so its benefits have already been outweighed. However, the major drawback You can assume that it comes in its variant with connectivity 4GSince Huawei has limited 5G. That 2,000 Euro device doesn’t come with 5G…

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In any case, The main determining factor lies in your software For the average unfamiliar user, work with EMUI 12 (Huawei has released EMUI 50 with Mate 13) and as it is known Google services lacking, before which Huawei stages its various options, Changes can be made difficult for users based on ‘normal’ Android, so you have to be clear about the situation.

if factor software This is not a difficulty, Huawei’s methods are preferred and one can afford the higher outlay, The Mate Xs 2 shines with its unusual rendering and its premium elements. But that being said, it is not for everyone.,

Huawei Mate Xs 2, from the back when turned off
Huawei Mate Xs 2, from the back when turned off
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Huawei Mate XS 2 Data Sheet

  • Screens: 6.5-inch (closed) and 7.8-inch (open) OLED
  • Configuration: 8GB + 512GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
  • Rear Camera: 50MP + 13MP + 8MP
  • Front Camera: 10.7MP
  • Battery: 4,600 mAh with 66W fast charge
  • Connectivity: 4G
  • Operating System: EMUI 12
  • Other Elements: NFC, Fingerprint Sensor on the Edge, 4K, 120Hz Fluidity, One Billion Colors, Huawei Histen Sound, AppGallery
  • Weight: 255 grams
  • Price: 1,199 euros

20 bit score: 8/10

  • Best: Concept, Design and Screen
    Worst: A software that’s not for everyone

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