Huawei Mate X review, hardware and performance

Huawei Mate X is the world’s first bending smartphone. The device has a huge screen, as well as the flagship iron. The official announcement of the smartphone took place on February 24, 2019.

Appearance and ergonomics

The design of Huawei Mate X is fundamentally different from all existing mobile phones released earlier. The angular body is made of metal and plastic. It is worth mentioning a special bending structure. If necessary, the folded display is revealed, turning into a full-fledged tablet. To create a folding mechanism, the producer used more than 100 different elements and parts.


The front panel consists of a large screen with a thin frame on three sides. All navigation buttons are virtual. The back side has received not only the second part of the display, but also a thick side panel. Numerous elements are located here: three main camera modules, a dual LED flash, a fingerprint scanner and a proprietary logo. The bottom end got a few microphones, multimedia speaker grille, as well as a USB Type-C connector. Above there are a few more microphones.

It is worth to mention that the “rear” display can be used separately. This smartphone looks very unusual and innovative. The case itself is bent easily enough. If desired, you can see the place of the folds, but with the naked eye it is completely invisible. Available color: interstellar blue. Dimensions: height – 161.3 mm, width – 78.3 / 146.2 mm, thickness – 11 / 5.4 mm, weight – 295 g.



The Mate X has a really big AMOLED screen with an 8-inch diagonal. Its resolution is 2480 by 2200 pixels. These characteristics are relevant when the smartphone is in the “open” position. In this case, when folded, the matrix is ​​conditionally divided into two screens. In this case, the front display has a resolution of 2480 by 1148 pixels and a 6.6-inch diagonal, and the rear screen has a diagonal of 6.38 inches (2480 x 892). Both displays are capable of displaying the same thing. It is worth noting that the back panel can be useful for creating selfies. In this case, the user will see himself using the main camera. The matrix has excellent detail and wide viewing angles. The color scheme pleases juicy shades.

Hardware and performance

Huawei Mate X has an eight-core Kirin 980 chip inside. This processor is based on the 7-nm process technology, and its maximum clock frequency reaches 2,600 MHz. There is a graphics accelerator Mali-G76 MP10. There is 8 GB of RAM, as well as 512 GB of internal storage for files. You can use progressive NM cards up to 256 GB. Here is a battery with a capacity of 4500 mAh and support for fast charging (55 W). Thanks to proprietary technology SuperCharge battery charges in half an hour to 85%. Out of the box, the user can access the Android 9.0 platform along with the EMUI 9.1 shell.

In the famous AnTuTu v7 test advanced gadget has gained more than 305,000 points. This is achieved with the help of an impressive amount of RAM and a top processor in the HiSilicon line. The highest level of performance in synthetic tests is confirmed in real-world scenarios. The interface, system, applications, and services are truly fast. There is no sense of leisure. There are no lags and brakes during the games. Even projects with rich special effects and console-level graphics are launched with the most beautiful picture.

Huawei Mate X review

Communication and sound

The Huawei Mate X has a powerful external speaker that sounds very loud. The sound quality in the headphones is very decent, because it feels like a good working out of high and low frequencies. There is support for aptX HD, which guarantees high-quality sound using a wireless headset. The speaker also has a good quality, because the interlocutors are heard quite clearly. There is Bluetooth 5.0, advanced navigation system, infrared and NFC. It is very important that the device fully supports Work in 5G networks. The Balong 5000’s built-in modem is capable of transmitting traffic at speeds up to 4,600 Mbps.


The Triple Camera in Huawei Mate X was developed in collaboration with Leica. Its main module with aperture ratio of 1.8 is 40 megapixels. There is also a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with a 2.2 aperture. The third sensor was an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with a f / 2.4 aperture. It uses Leica optics, and there is also a dual LED flash of two colors. The camera can shoot video in 4K resolution. It is also designed for self-portraits, as the rear display allows you to see yourself while shooting. This triple camera takes very high-quality images in the daytime and evening. Certain difficulties can arise only at night, or indoors without normal lighting. Otherwise, this is a top camera with a huge selection of settings.


Huawei Mate X is in many ways an experimental gadget that sets a completely new level of quality in terms of technology and design. It is in this device for the first time used a similar folding design. The user at any time is able to turn the phone into a tablet with an 8-inch screen. Moreover, the gadget itself stands out and excellent performance, advanced camera and the presence of a progressive 5G-modem, which can boast incredible speeds.


  • Unique design with a foldable display in half.
  • Smartphone and tablet in one device.
  • Triple camera with Leica optics.
  • Innovative AMOLED-matrix.
  • Very high performance.


  • No standard headphone jack.
  • There are minor flaws in terms of the implementation of the design.
  • Enough impressive price tag.

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