Huawei Mate Xs Review

Huawei launched Mate Folding series smartphone Named Mate Xs. Mate Xs is priced at 16,999 Yuan in China which is converted into 2415 USD OR 1,24,999 INR @ 8GB + 512GB Variant In India.

Huawei Mate Xs SmartPhone features the kirin chip from Huawei named Kirin 990 5G. this chip is made of 7nm LPP (Low Power Plus) FinFet process. this processor is divided into 3 parts; the first part features 2 x A76 High power cores which are clocked at 2.6GHz, second part features 4 x A576 high powered cores which are clocked at 1.92GHz and Third Part consists 4 x A55 Single core which is clocked at 1.8GHZ. it has Mali G76 MP 16 GPU which increases its work by 20% compared to Kirin 980 the last Flagship processor from Huawei. it has a 5G Modem. Coming to the AI Department it does have a built-in the NPU in the processor for dedicated Ai Capabilities, it has also Ai Optimizations which helps in AI.

I will divide the review into pros & cons. let’s see quick specs of  
Huawei Mate Xs and Jump into the review.

Huawei Mate Xs Specs

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  • 8”, Quad HD Folding AMOLED Display when Unfolded
  • 6.6” AMOLED display, 600 x 800 pixels
  • HI-Silicon Kirin 990 Soc
  • Mali G7 MP16
  • 8GB LPDDR4 Ram
  • 512 GB Internal Storage Storage
  • Camera : Rear 40 f/1.8, PDAF (main) + 8MP f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto) + 16MP f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide) + TOF 3D Camera (Depth), 4K UHD video Capture
  • No front camera
  • 4500 mAH battery with 55W fast charging
  • Android 10 with EMUI 10 on top
  • Side Mounted Finger Print Scanner / Volte
  • WiFi / Bluetooth 5.0 / USB – C

8” Full HD screen :

here in Display Department Huawei Mate Xs Features an Excellent 8”  Full HD AMOLED panel screen with 414 pixels per inch, the colors are rich and awesome, viewing angles are perfect. there are No issues & problems with screen quality. It is very bright to see in direct sunlight. Actually it will be in a Size Of Tablet.

This Display when folded will convert into 6.6” AMOLED Display Which acts like a Smartphone

Single Speaker and Headphone Jack:

 In Mate Xs, Huawei Used Single Speaker system which is enough. these speakers are supported by Dolby Atmos Surround Sound technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus) which helps to get clear sound output from the mobile speaker.

Coming to Headphone jack and earphones, the no headphone jack was equipped We have to listen through USB-C Port but the Quality is Good.

Build Quality : 

 Huawei Mate Xs is also Build with an Aluminium frame on the side and front with the Plastic screen and the back of the device is protected with Glass. Because of glass on the back, it is slippery to hold. No issues of creakiness with the build quality. well built and the bezels are shrunk down to place an 8” Foldable AMOLED screen.

Folding Hinge is Sturdy and it is not making the Creeking Sound when open and close.

In-Display fingerprint scanner: 

Mate Xs Features a side-mounted fingerprint sensor that is included in the side of the Frame. By looks, it is Small to see but, fast and very accurate to recognize the fingerprint of the user.

Face unlocking:

 Mate Xs has a Face Unlock system we can use the TOF 3D Camera to Unlock the phone. Unlock speed is very fast and accurate to recognize the face of the user.

Weight balance: 

 Mate Xs feels so small and light with 8”  Screen and 4500 mAh battery equipped. This Mate Xs can be used by one hand. The weight balance is done very well on the device. When  Folded it is like A small device for good grip and balance.

Battery life:

 My Mate Xs lasted a Full Working day with heavy usage and at the end of the day, I had 17% of charge left in the phone which is good for a 4500 mAH Battery The ideal drain of Mate Xs is very. the 55W fast charging makes a difference and charges the phone in 50 min.

EMUI10 Based on Android 10 Operating System :

  EMUI 10 based on Android 10 Present on Mate Xs is very fast & so fluid, No lags were noticed. it comes with little bloatware installed.


My Mate Xs managed to do day to day tasks very well. there are no issues and problems with the UI and there are no heating issues with Mate Xs. It Supports High Gaming Setting in Any Game Because of Kirin 990 CPU

Ram Management : 

Ram Management is done very well on this Mate Xs device. it features 8 GB ram and I did not notice any lags with the device and there is no reloading of apps on this Mate Xs. the Multitasking experience is nice.

Coming to Gaming, we played Asphalt 9 & PUBG at the highest graphics setting without any lags & frame drops in the game. thanks to the processor for giving us a lag-free gaming experience.

Call Quality :

 the Call quality on Mate Xs is very good and there are no issues with cellular call quality. we have taken long calls in a day and the other party doesn’t don’t complain. the earpiece is included in the top bezel & its very loud.


Coming to the Camera Department, Mate Xs features a triple camera setup on the back of the device and a single camera on the front of the device. they work perfectly in Mate Xs. let’s divide the cameras and look at the performance of them

1. Main Camera: the 40MP main Camera is Awesome and features a Fixed Aperture of F/1.6 and PDAF Auto Focusing. The daylight pictures are great and contain Excellent details like a Natural photo. Exposure is in control with the Perfect Dynamic range to take good pictures in good lighting conditions. Here this Camera can take 40MP Images and 10MP Images. Here the 10MP Image has Good Image Quality With Great Colours and Perfect Sharpness. this 40MP Image has Great Image Quality with Excellent Details and Perfect Dynamic Range. AI Makes sense and Captures Photos with good Colours. in Nighttime AI Does make Difference for Normal photo and AI photo. in low light conditions, the images are very clear and Sharp without noise which is good to see

8MP Telephoto Camera

the 8MP Telephoto on Mate Xs SmartPhone does a good job in good lighting conditions. it captures 50x Digital zoom Image, 10x Hybrid Zoom and 5x Optical Zoom with good details. the Pictures are very Clear When Compared to Other Flagship Smartphones. the exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 8MP Telephoto camera has noise in total darkness because of F/2.4 Aperture. when there are Light images Comes Pretty good In Low Light Conditions Also.

Ultrawide Camera:

the 16MP ultra-wide-angle lens on Huawei Mate Xs SmartPhone does a good job in good lighting conditions. the exposure is in control with a decent dynamic range. in low lighting conditions, the 16MP camera has a bit noisy because of F/2.2 Aperture which is negligible.

TOF 3D Camera: 

The TOF 3D camera in Mate Xs does an awesome performance. The depth effect is natural and the edge detection is perfect.

Video recording can be done up to 4k UHD (3840×2160) .the video footage has awesome Colours with great sharpness and decent dynamic range in 4K. Stabilization is awesome in 1080p@30fps FHD recording.


  • Good Design
  • The Quality of 8” Foldable Display is good
  • Premium USB-C Headphones Sounds Awesome
  • The Case In The Box Provides Good Protection
  • Cameras are Mind-Blowing
  • 5G Ready
  • A bit Good Battery Life


  • No Glass Screen
  • No IP Rating
  • No Stereo Speakers

If you are using Mate Xs then Share your experiences with us in the comment section below and Stay tuned to MobiRadar for more Reviews like this

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