Samsung and Huawei announced the end-user versions of its foldable phones. Which one of these unusual phones is better?
The long-awaited foldable telephones are now ready for the end user in prototype form with MWC 2019. The downside is that foldable telephones have a $ 2, 000, $ 2,000 surplus in the global market. Samsung Galaxy Folder X and Huawei Mate was introduced after several days and will be sold in many markets including Turkey in the coming months. The device of Turkey prices are not yet clear.
The Galaxy Fold, which was exciting when everyone was introduced, could be said to be a little shady with the introduction of Mate X. However, both devices have pros and cons compared to each other. Let us examine these points in an ojectics and together.
1. Performance comparison:
Although Samsung did not explain the chipset of the Galaxy Fold, we can say that Snapdragon 855 or its own Exynos 9820 is used because of the 7nm production process. Coming with 12 GB of RAM, the Galaxy Fold has a storage capacity of 512 GB. There is no information about the device’s 5G connection support.
On the Huawei side, the company’s own chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980 and Balong 5000 5G provide power to the device. The Kirin 980 is still behind the Samsung Galaxy Fold, though it remains a little behind the Snapdragon 855. The other minus is that the Huawei Mate X comes with 8 GB of RAM. Huawei‘nin Samsung on this issue is the biggest goal is 5G support.
Samsung‘s use of a newer and relatively superior chipset makes the device a plus for performance. As a matter of fact, the fact that Mate X has 5G support with an advantageous modem like Balong 5000 equals the situation.
Mate X: 1 / Galaxy Fold: 1
2. Foldable display and design comparison:
When we come to the design side, they both come with different designs, although they can be folded. The Samsung Galaxy Fold offers an integrated 7.3 inch tablet screen. If the device is turned off, it is 4.6 inches in size and it is quite a rough screen compared to today’s phones. In other words, Galaxy Fold‘s body has two separate screens. At the same time, the device’s 7.3 inch tablet screen has a severely large notch.
The Huawei Mate X comes with a folding screen. With a folded-down front view of 6.6 inches and a 6.38-inch rear-facing display, the device features an 8-inch OLED FullView, notched and frameless tablet screen. In addition, Huawei‘s device has a display on both front and back when folded, leaving question marks on stability. The Samsung Galaxy Fold will offer a slightly more reliable use experience. As a result, the tablet screen remains in the closed position.
Huawei, in terms of the design of the folding mechanism, made a more detailed explanation than Samsung. Huawei Mate X comes with a patented hinge system with more than 100 components. In addition, this system allows the phone to fold without leaving any space.
While the Huawei Mate X‘s screen stretches from the middle and makes a U-turn, the Galaxy Fold’s screen is clearly divided into two.
Both devices have different approaches to the folding screen. Focused on Huawei’s tablet experience, Samsung is focused on mobile experience. Since the preference is the user, the equality is not impaired.
Mate X: 2 / Galaxy Fold: 2
3. Camera comparison
When we get to the camera, we see that the Huawei Mate X has a triple camera setup, which was developed in cooperation with Leica only in the back. It is possible to use these cameras as a front camera when the device is in phone mode. Mate X, which does not have a percentage camera, also allows you to use the front camera in tablet mode.
The fact that Mate X does not have a front camera brings him to the pointless design. Coming with a 40 MP main camera sensor, 16 MP ultra-wide angle lens and 8 MP telephoto camera, Mate X offers one of the most advanced camera experiences of the day, similar to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with different camera setups on the front and back as we are used to today’s smartphones. In total, the camera has six cameras, three of which are on the back, two on the inside screen and one on the 4.6-inch phone display. 16 MP ultra wide angle sensor with f / 2.2 aperture on the rear camera side; It has features like 12 MP and Dual Pixel, AF, OIS. There is also a wide-angle sensor with a variable aperture of f / 1.5 to f / 2.4, and finally a f / 2.4 10 MP telephoto camera with PDAF and OIS. Let’s add that this latest camera has 2x optical zoom.
The Galaxy Fold‘s dual selfie camera, in the tablet mode, comes with sensors with 10 MP f / 2.2 and 8 MP RGB f / 1.9 aperture. Finally, the front camera in the folded-up mode, the small screen phone mode, has a resolution of 10 MP and a f / 2.2 opening. As a result;
Mate X: 2 / Galaxy Fold: 3
4. Battery comparison:
Producers following similar paths in terms of battery positioning have solved the problem of collapsing by placing two batteries in the devices. With a 4.500 mAh battery, Huawei Mate X can charge up to 85% in 30 minutes with 55W Huawei SuperCharge technology, a record for the smartphone industry.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a total of 4.380mAh battery capacity and comes with fast charging and wireless charging technologies, though not as fast as the Huawei.
Huawei deserves a plus for battery and energy issues, as it offers an adapter for battery performance, especially in the case of an adapter to charge even the MateBook X laptop.
Mate X: 3 / Galaxy Fold: 3
The most crucial part of the job is pricing policies. Foldable devices, which are yet a fairly new technology, are currently only available for sale by Samsung and Huawei. Manufacturers such as Oppo and TCL will expect costs and hence prices to fall. The Samsung Galaxy Fold, described in US $ 1980, is about twice as expensive as Samsung’s other flagship-level devices.
On the Huawei side, things are no different, even worse. Due to the euro price, the Huawei Mate X is priced on a euro basis and has a price tag of 2299 euros. That’s $ 2600. Turkey prices of the devices is not clear; However, the Galaxy Fold will be available for $ 3000 and Mate X at $ 4-5000.
If we summarize the entire comparison, we can say that both phones are quite good but the prices are very high. Even though the Galaxy Fold has the advantages of a more current chipset, the Huawei Mate X seems to be a better choice in terms of design and usability.