Huawei Mate X vs Samsung Galaxy Fold

Tsepz_011

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Huawei Mate X has arrived, let's see how it compares to the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Mate X

Galaxy Fold

Mate X



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GSMArena was mentioning how all this tech is very much in the prototype stage:

"Foldable" is clearly the buzz -word of 2019. Well, that and 5G - a rather confusing situation that has been causing some evident confusion among manufacturers. Huawei clearly decided on a Pokemnon, "Gotta Catch 'EM All" approach to the situation with the Mate X - a truly head-turning device that both rocks a foldable display and what Huawei claims is the faster 5G connectivity around.

Having said that, "rocks" is kind of a misleading way to put things, since the Mate X is far from a finished device ready for end-user markets. In fact, it falls squarely in the prototype category for quite a few reasons. Not only did it stop by and MWC with pretty much no hardware details, but it was also showcased vary sparingly, mostly from a distance and often even in a glass box.

This seems to be a common theme when it comes to this initial batch of foldable display handsets. The Samsung Galaxy Fold got very limited exposure. Clearly the tech just isn't ready for prime time quite yet - a slightly annoying fact we've just had to deal with at MWC 2019.

It's just that sheer excitement appears to be tampling practicality and market realities and possibilities at the moment. It seems to be a common trend at MWC this year and one that Huawei is participating fully in with the Mate X - the single prototype for a future dream it decided to bring to the Barcelona show.


https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_mate_x_hands_on-review-1896.php
 

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R34 000....for a phone....

Pass.

Although it does look like the Huawei design is much, much better than the 'notched to death' Samsung design.
 

hj2k_x

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Wow, that Hauwei makes the Samsung look like version 1 while it is version 2 already.

Much better implementation of the idea. Much bigger screens too.
 

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Love how the Mate20pro internals appears in the X with a 5G modem, hope they keep the form.
Wonder if we can trade up?
 

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Love how the Mate20pro internals appears in the X with a 5G modem, hope they keep the form.
Wonder if we can trade up?
Would you really risk it? Who knows how many times you can keep bending the screen before it has an effect on it.
 

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I give it to Huawei on this one.. they really buried Samsung
 

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R34 000....for a phone....

Pass.

Although it does look like the Huawei design is much, much better than the 'notched to death' Samsung design.
Agreed, although while it does look way more sleek and streamlined, would you really want to place your phone face down all the time? Essentially that is what will happen since the display is folded around the back of the device.
 

hj2k_x

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Agreed, although while it does look way more sleek and streamlined, would you really want to place your phone face down all the time? Essentially that is what will happen since the display is folded around the back of the device.
What about that snazzy cover?
 

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Love how the Mate20pro internals appears in the X with a 5G modem, hope they keep the form.
Wonder if we can trade up?
My other question is will SA 5G be ready by the time they launch locally
 

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My other question is will SA 5G be ready by the time they launch locally
Doubt it, I see SA 5G rolling out the same way 4G LTE is now; it's going to be a work in progress until 6G arrives, lol.

Good thing these phones still allow switching to 3G.

Still many areas here that only have EDGE or basic 3G not even 3.5G.
 
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