Huawei Mate XS Unboxing Review In 2020

What’s up, guys? Saf here on SuperSaf TV and we’ve got a very specialunboxing for you guys today. Here is the Huawei Mate Xs, one of the first, if not thefirst unboxing in the world, so a thumbs up for thatwould be appreciated. We heard about the Huawei Mate X last year which got a little bit delayed, but Huawei have gone backand improved the Mate X and we have here the Huawei Mate Xs. Let’s go ahead, get it unboxed, and take a detailed first look. So we’ve got a black boxwith the Huawei branding, Huawei Mate Xs, as well as the Leica quad camera logo. Let’s go ahead and open this up and here we have it. Okay, we’re going to put thephone to the side for a second, see what else we get inside the box. Now everything is presentedreally nicely in smaller boxes. We’ve got some USB type C earphones, a USB type C to USB type C cable, SIM card ejector tool with some paperwork, and finally there’s a 55watt Huawei SuperCharger. Now, this is going to be ableto charge the Huawei Mate Xs from zero to 85% in just 30 minutes, and you’re also going tobe able to use this charger to charge up things like your laptop because of the fact thatit’s got 55 watt charging, absolutely awesome. Now, let’s take a look at the device. And here it is in its full glory. When it is completely folded out, we’ve got a massiveeight inch OLED display and it looks really, really good. Now when you fold it, you actually get two displays, you get the main outer display,this is around 6.6 inches, but then as well as that, you then get a back displaywhich is around 6.3 inches. Now Huawei have actuallymade a few improvements to this display compared towhat we had on the Mate X.

Let me run you through a few of these. So firstly, this is a quad layer display, so we’ve got a few differentlayers to make it protected. And also the crease isno longer as visible as it was on the Mate X. Now Huawei are using anaerospace-graded polymer, so this is still plastic-based, and we’re going to have to seein terms of the durability, of course, based on otherfoldable devices that we’ve seen, which normally have thefolding element inside, this is more of an outie. So we’ve got the display on the outside when you’re putting it inand out of your pockets. That’s something that I ama little bit concerned about but I can’t really tell you as yet, I’m going to have to usethis on a daily basis and see how that fares over time. But the improvements that Huawei have made should make this more durable compared to what we had on the Mate X. Now if you look closely, you can see that there isa screen protector applied, so you can see the edges of it. This is not to pealed off, warning to everybody out there who’s going to try to peel it off. Do not peel this off. Now one of the biggestadvantages that you get with a display like this, which kind of falls on the outside is that when the device is closed, you’ve got a very usable 6.6 inch display. So you could very comfortably use this as a regular smartphone. But when you do want to experience that full tablet size device, then you can pop it out and you’ve got this full screen experience with no notch, or no punch,or anything like that. Now the hinge has also been improved, so we’re getting apretty much flat display when it is completely out. And then it folds back onitself a full 180 degrees. Now as well as that, we’ve got these two elements that are at the top and thebottom of the hinge area and these will prevent any dust and debris getting in to the display. Looks very promising. I honestly cannot wait to kindof put my SIM card into this and try using this on a daily basis. Now another very interestingthing about the Mate Xs is that we’ve got this side bar here along the side, obviously, and this actually has afew different purposes. So firstly, it actually kindof acts as a bit of a handle. So you can hold the device whenit’s flat out with one hand using this as a bit of a grip. But more importantly, it houses the quad camera set up, a flash, the button, which actuallyexpands the device out, a volume rocker, as well as a side mountedfingerprint scanner, which also doubles up as a power button. Now let’s talk a littlebit about these cameras. So these are quite similar to what we’ve got on the P30 Pro. So we’ve got a primary 40 megapixel camera with an f/1.8 aperture. Now this is a super sensing camera. So instead of using red, green and blue, it uses red, yellow and blue and this allows the sensorto capture a lot more light. Huawei very big on low light photography. We then have a 16 megapixelultra-wide camera. This, of course, great ifyou want to get a lot more into your shots. We then have an eightmegapixel telephoto camera, this is going to give you upto three times optical zoom, up to five times hybrid zoom, which uses a combinationof optical and digital zoom and it’s also going to give youup to 30 times digital zoom. And finally, we have atime of flight sensor. This is going to helpwith depth information. Now personally for me, the most interestingthing about these cameras is that not only can they beused as rear facing cameras, but they can also be usedas front facing cameras. Now because the devicefalls back on itself, you can use the rear side of the display as a viewfinder for your selfies and this means you’re going toget much better quality selfies because you are usingthose rear facing cameras as front facing cameras, and you’re also getting that flexibility of using multiple lenses so you’re going to be ableto get ultra-wide selfies, you’re also going to be able touse the time of flight sensor for your portrait selfies. Another interesting use of these cameras is that if you do have the device folded, if you’re taking picturesof somebody else, then they’re going to be able to see what they look like from this back display while you’re taking that shot. So if you want to hand thedevice over to somebody, and you want them to changethe composition a little bit, you’re going to be able to see that. So this is a very, verycool and interesting setup. If we take a quick look around the device, when the device is folded shut it’s actually not too thick. Here you can see incomparison to the Mate 30 Pro. And although of course it is thicker, honestly speaking for a foldable device, this is pretty good. At the bottom as part of the sidebar, there is a USB type C input. Then we’ve got a few mics. There’s a bottom firing speaker. Now we do have stereo speakers. So there is one here bottom firing and then there is one in the earpiece. At the top, we’ve got a SIM card tray. Now we do have support for dual SIM cards and then there is an IR blaster. On the right hand side,there’s the volume rockers as well as that power buttonthat we looked at earlier that also doubles up asa fingerprint scanner. Now let’s talk about the internals. This is another area where there’s been some big improvements. We now have the Kirin 990 chipset compared to the 980 thatthe Mate X came with. What’s the most interestingthing about the 990 is that it has integrated 5G capability, so you’re not going to haveto have a separate 5G modem. This is all within one chip, which is going to giveyou much more efficiency when it comes to power. You do have eight gigabytes of RAM with 512 gigabytes of storage. Now let’s talk about the software. So we do have EMUI 10.1, and this is built on topof open source Android 10. Now yes, there is still theissue of the Google Play Store not being supported. I currently can’t talk too much about that because this device is pre-released. So I’m not sure exactlywhat’s going to be happening, are we going to be getting an alternative? I’m hoping that thisissue can be sorted out. But what I can tell you is about some of the multitasking features that have been built into EMUI 10.1 to take advantage of this larger display. So initially, if you do have an app open while the device is folded, when you do unfold it, that app is automatically going to expand and utilize the full display. What you can also do isdrag from the side and hold. This is going to give youlots of shortcuts to apps. So say for instance I wantto open a web browser, I can do that here. And then if I want to split the screen, and say for instance havethe gallery open as well, I can tap and hold and then drop that on the side. So now I’ve got two appsopen here side by side, I can also change the size. And in addition to that, ifI want to open a third app, then I can have that floating on top of both of the currently open apps. \

And that’s definitely an interesting use of the real estate thatyou have on the Mate Xs. We also have Huawei Share built in. So if you do have another Huawei device, maybe a MateBook X, then you’re going to be able to quickly and easilytransfer images and files from the Mate Xs to the laptopvery quickly and easily. Now let’s talk about the battery. So we do have a 4500 milliamp battery. It’s actually split in two because of the foldingnature of this device. We’ll have to see howlong that’s going to last. As mentioned, you do getthat 55 watts supercharging, which is absolutely insane. Now in terms of pricing and availability, I’ve not been giventhat information as yet. As soon as I had that, I’ll be dropping that downbelow as a pinned comment as well as in the description. I’d assume it’s going to be coming in similarly to what we hadthe Mate X as last year. And there we have it, guys,that is the Huawei Mate Xs. A very interesting device for me. It’s something thatI’ve wanted to check out for a very long time. It’s a very different approachto the foldable smartphone. It folds on the outside whichhas a lot of advantages, but it also has a lot of question marks. How durable is this goingto be on the day-to-day considering that the screenis always going to be exposed going in and out of your pocket? How is the software going to be? These are things that we’regoing to have to look at in the full review. What do you guys thinkof the Huawei Mate Xs? Definitely drop me a comment below. Let me know your thoughts. If you want to see lots morecoverage with the Mate Xs as well as lots of other devices. Now, be sure to subscribeand hit that bell icon so you don’t miss any of it. I hope you enjoyed thisvideo and found it useful. If you did, then do hit thatthumbs up button for me. Thanks for watching. This Saf from SuperSaf TV. I’ll see you next time. (upbeat music)

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