In this post, we’ll look at two Samsung and Huawei foldables that are incredibly interesting. Although both of these gadgets are fairly enormous, they are also very different from one another. Compare the Huawei Mate Xs 2 to the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4. Although they both fold vertically, the former folds in while the later folds out. There is a lot to discuss here, and some of the contrasts, particularly in the design area, might even surprise you.
The Mate Xs 2 debuted earlier this year, while the Galaxy Z Fold 4 was introduced earlier this month. However, it took some time for the Mate Xs 2 to reach international markets. In light of this, we’ll start by outlining their requirements before moving on to other categories. We will contrast the looks, functionality, battery life, cameras, and audio quality of each device. We hope that this post will be useful to you as you decide what to buy.
Before you do, keep in mind that the Huawei Mate Xs 2 does not include Google services and is not as widely distributed as the Galaxy Z Fold 4. With that said, let’s get going, shall we?
Advertisement Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 SPECS Mate Xs 2 by Huawei Display size The main display is a 7.6-inch fullHD Dynamic AMOLED 2X. (foldable, 120Hz) 6.2-inch HD Dynamic AMOLED secondary (cover) a 2x display (flat, 120Hz) Main: Foldable 7.08-inch QHD OLED display (foldable, 120Hz) 6.5-inch fullHD OLED display as a backup (cover) (flat, 120Hz) Main screen resolution: 2176 by 1812 2316 x 904 Secondary (Cover) Main: 2480 x 2200 2480 x 1176 SoC for the secondary (cover) Snapdragon 888 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 12GB (LPDDR5) 8GB of RAM (LPDDR5) 256GB/512GB/1TB (UFS 3.1) of non-expandable and expandable storage (up to 256GB) backup cameras Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, f/1.8 aperture, 24mm lens, 50MP, with 1.0um pixels 10MP, f/2.4 telephoto lens, 67mm focal length, 1.0um pixel size, PDAF, OIS, and 3x optical zoom 12MP (1.12um pixels, f/2.2 aperture, 123° field of view) 50MP (f/1.8 aperture, PDAF, and Laser AF) 8MP (3x optical zoom, PDAF, OIS, f/2.4 aperture) 13MP (f/2.2, 120-degree field of view) entrance cameras f/1.8 aperture, a 26mm lens, a 2.0um pixel size, and an under-display for the main: 4 MP Secondary: 10MP (1.22um pixels, f/2.2 aperture, 24mm lens) (f/2.2 aperture) 10.7 MP Non-removable 4,400mAh battery with 25W wired, 15W wireless, and 4.5W wireless charging. PowerShare Non-removable 4,600mAh battery with reverse wire charging and 66W power. Dimensions 155.1 x 130.1 x 6.3mm when unfolded 155.1 x 67.1 x 15.8 mm when folded 156.5 x 139.9 x 5.4mm when unfolded 156.5 x 75.5 x 11.1 mm when folded weighing 255 grams and 263 grams. 4G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi, and USB Type-C are among the available connectivity options. 5G, LTE, NFC Security fingerprint scanner on the side fingerprint scanner on the side Price $1,799 $1,999 OS Android 12One UI 4.1.1 Android 11EMUI 12 Order Samsung Huawei HUAWEI MATE XS 2 vs. SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 4: Design Although they are both fairly enormous in a broad sense, these two gadgets are also very dissimilar from one another. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 is much thicker than the Huawei Mate Xs 2, which is much slimmer. Even when the phone is unfolded, it is thinner, but when the phone is folded, its thinness truly shines. When folded, it is only 11.1mm thick, as opposed to the 14.2–15.8mm thickness of the Galaxy Z Fold 4. It also folds completely flush, in contrast to the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
When folded, the Huawei Mate Xs 2 has strong curves that make it seem like a typical smartphone. With the Galaxy Z Fold 4, that is not the case. Of course, there are drawbacks to this design. Without a case, almost half of the display on the rear is visible when the device is folded. As opposed to the Huawei Mate Xs 2, which lacks that satisfying click into place, the folding of the Galaxy Z Fold 4 feels smoother. Additionally, folding the Mate Xs 2 requires more effort.
Although the bezels on both devices are tiny, the Mate Xs 2s undoubtedly has a slimmer appearance, and its curves only assist. The Mate Xs 2 only has one display, whereas the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has two. When the phone is folded, half of it becomes inactive. While the width of the two phones when folded and unfolded is the same, the Mate Xs 2 is broader. When folded, it actually becomes much wider. Compared to the Mate Xs 2, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 is a little heavier.
Advertisement While the Galaxy Z Fold 4 boasts IPX8 certification for water resistance, both devices are fairly slick. The Huawei Mate Xs 2 cannot be claimed to be the same. Therefore, as you can see, the designs of these two phones are quite dissimilar. Despite the fact that both of their design strategies are very strong, they are very distinct.
HUAWEI MATE XS 2 vs. SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 4: DISPLAY While the Huawei Mate Xs 2 only has one display, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has two. The Huawei Mate Xs 2s display shrinks when it is folded because a portion of it turns off. The 7.6-inch 2176 x 1812 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display on the Galaxy Z Fold 4 has a resolution of. That display has a 120Hz refresh rate, a maximum brightness of 1,200 nits, and HDR10 capability.
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Advertisement The phone’s cover display has a 6.2-inch diagonal size. It is a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel with a resolution of 2316 x 904 as well. Additionally, this display has a 120Hz refresh rate and is Gorilla Glass Victus protected. By the way, the device has two flat displays. While the main display features an under-display camera, the cover display has a centered display camera hole.
On the other hand, Huawei’s foldable features a 7.8-inch 2480 x 2200 Foldable OLED display. That display, which has a 120Hz refresh rate and 1 billion possible colors, A 6.5-inch OLED display with a resolution of 2480 x 1176 is what you get when folding the device. Since we’re talking about the same monitor, it goes without saying that you’re still left with a 120Hz panel, but just a portion of it is active after the display is folded.
If you’re wondering whether these displays are any good, the answer is yes. Regardless of which one we look at, you get screens that are clear, bright, and vibrant. Although Samsung does have a slight advantage in terms of brightness, either one is a good choice.
Advertisement HUAWEI MATE XS 2 vs. SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 4: Performance These phones are both flagship models, therefore they are both pretty powerful. Technically speaking, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 does boast more potent specs. The Snapdragon 888, Qualcomm’s previous-generation flagship, is the processor that powers the Huawei Mate Xs 2. Due to US sanctions, that chip is also restricted to 4G connectivity on the phone. On the other hand, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 CPU, the best Qualcomm has to offer, is used in the Galaxy Z Fold 4.
The Galaxy Z Fold 4 has UFS 3.1 flash storage and 12GB of LPPDR5 RAM. Both 8GB and 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 flash storage are featured on the Huawei Mate Xs 2. Do these specifications equate to effective performance? They do, indeed. Despite having an older SoC, the Mate Xs 2 keeps up with the Galaxy Z Fold 4 in terms of performance. That’s not unexpected because the Snapdragon 888 is still incredibly powerful.
Neither phone overheats while in use, although they do warm up if you’re playing games on them for extended periods of time. On both phones, you will occasionally notice a stutter, but we didn’t really observe any slowness that was noteworthy. Regardless of what you’re doing, they both operate really well. Please remember that the Huawei Mate Xs 2 does not include Google services. It features Huawei’s HMS as well as the business’s own app store. You will be pleased with the performance on any phone if that is not a concern for you.
Advertisement HUAWEI MATE XS 2 vs. SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 4: BATTERY A 4,400mAh battery powers the Galaxy Z Fold 4, while a 4,600mAh battery powers the Mate Xs 2’s international model. For international markets, that is the sole configuration available, but in China, there is also a 4,880mAh model in addition to the 4,600mAh model. In any event, keep in mind that we were referring to a model of the phone with a 4,600mAh battery since we were using the global variant of the phone.
With that said, let’s begin with the Galaxy Z Fold 4. The device’s battery life doesn’t seem to be very good. We managed to reach 6 hours of screen time, but not consistently. With our usage, it was more like 4-5 hours of screen time. By the way, there wasn’t a lot of gaming there. However, it did involve snapping pictures, using Google Maps, perusing the web, writing emails, utilizing TikTok, and other activities. Consequently, the battery life wasn’t really all that fantastic.
The Huawei Mate Xs 2 comes to mind. Well, it also fell short in terms of battery life. It fared worse under similar conditions as the Galaxy Z Fold 4’s usage. Therefore, based on our experience, neither of these two foldables has a very long battery life.
Advertisement But what about charging? The Huawei Mate Xs 2 offers support for 66W wired charging, however the Galaxy Z Fold 4 only supports 25W wired charging. Be aware that while the Galaxy Z Fold 4 does not include a charging brick, the Mate Xs 2 does. However, the Galaxy Z Fold 4 does enable 4.5W reverse wireless charging in addition to 15W wireless charging. Although the Mate Xs supports reverse wired charging, it does not support wireless charging.
HUAWEI MATE XS 2 vs. SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 4: Cameras Three cameras are located on the back of each of these phones. A 50-megapixel main camera, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens, and a 12-megapixel ultrawide camera are all featured on the Galaxy Z Fold 4. A 50-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 13-megapixel ultrawide camera are all used by the Huawei Mate Xs 2. Actually, both sets of cameras perform admirably.
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Advertisement These two camera configurations ought to be plenty, even for the pickier among you. The Huawei Mate Xs 2 has better color accuracy, but the Galaxy Z Fold 4 typically captures photos that are more colorful. That is particularly obvious in the daytime and outdoors. When it comes to daily photos, both phones offer incredibly detailed images with virtually no noise. Both perform admirably in low light, although the Mate Xs 2 may perhaps be superior in this situation. There is almost any difference between photographs taken in ordinary mode and night mode, and it shoots pictures quite quickly. In such circumstances, both phones maintain details under control.
Additionally, ultrawide cameras are excellent, albeit, as before, the Mate Xs 2 probably performs significantly better in low light. But the outcomes are more than comparable. But in every situation, the Galaxy Z Fold 4s telephoto camera tops the list.
AUDIO We’re sorry to disappoint you if you were hoping that at least one of these two phones would have an audio jack. You’ll have to rely on a Bluetooth wireless connection or the Type-C port on the bottom of each phone.
In relation to that, both devices provide Bluetooth 5.2. Additionally, they both feature stereo speakers, and those speakers perform admirably. Samsungs feature a unique sound profile because they have been tuned by AKG. Both speaker systems are quite sharp and powerful enough.