Suspension of Google support on Huawei devices left all of its users bewildered. Although the issue has now been resolved and Google is once again providing Android support, people are still somewhat afraid to purchase any devices from the Chinese tech giant, especially when it’s as expensive as Huawei Mate X.
Their latest model has already been launched in China and is expected to soon find its way to the UK, but release in the US is still a dilemma. According to Metro.co.uk, the company has no plans of selling Huawei Mate X in the United States. After using this phone for a few days, I wondered whether that news is a loss to the company or to the US. Here are a few reasons why the device was sold-out within a minute of its release in China.
Huawei Mate X – Specs Summary:
- Android 9.0 (Pie)
- Internal Memory 512GB
- 8GB RAM
- Hybrid Dual SIM
- Three Cameras (40 MP, 16 MP, 8MP)
- Side-Mounted Fingerprint
- 8 Inches Screen (wide open)
- 6.3″ and 6.6″ Screen when Folded
- OLED Display
- 4500mh Battery
The popularity of this device is owed to its two distinct features:
- Foldable display
Although it isn’t the first foldable device, it is uncommon and expected to be the future of mobile phones. Huawei Mate X foldable has an 8-inch display screen when opened fully. You can fold it from the center and use an average 6-inch screen from either of the sides.
5G is also relatively new technology and only the latest mobile phones can support it. It will come as no surprise then, that this new release is 5G-capable; a progressive step in this highly competitive market, which has worked quite well as a unique selling point for Huawei.
What We Like?
While many were critical about its big size in the beginning, they will not find it an issue after using the device for a few days.
The Unique Screen
If you don’t want to use that 8-inch display, you can simply fold it and get the same experience you would with any other smartphone. If you like playing games and watching videos on a mobile phone, you will appreciate this big screen.
It has magnificently met all expectations of a Huawei foldable phone. Its sensors detect the side facing upward and activates the screen, turning the rest of the display off.
The display of organic light-emitting diodes offer a wider viewing angle and enable higher contrast. OLED display makes Huawei Mate X more flexible and lighter.
Slim and Lightweight
It is the thinnest foldable smartphone in the world. I can’t say it’s the most lightweight device, but its significantly light considering its size. It is only 11mm thick when folded, and 5.4mm when opened. You will also find a fingerprint scanner on the right side of its slim body.
While I personally didn’t consider 5G support much of a big deal, most people seem to really admire it. At the very least, this 5G smartphone will allow you to experience the fastest internet speed in the world, that which only a few people can access today.
There is no shortage of mobile phones with cameras, so Huawei did something creative. It allows you to show the camera view on both sides when folded, so you can tell the photographer just how you want that picture to be taken!
What We Don’t Like?
The first let down is the price. The Huawei Mate X is sold in China for $2,400. This tech company is known to offer high quality devices at reasonable prices. This time however, it decided to take a $500 leap over the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Another thing I didn’t like about Huawei Mate X was the button to open its fold lock. While this might be a necessity for better user-experience, I expected a better solution.