Foldable Smart Phone Trend Game: Samsung Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X
Samsung Galaxy fold smartphone was countered by the release of Huawei Mate X. Although both phones are foldable, there are some fundamental differences between the two.
The biggest observable difference is the way the screen is used and folded. The Galaxy fold has an outer 4.3 inches screen and when you unfold the phone there is a second 7.3-inch screen hiding inside the phone. The Huawei Mate X has a different manufacturer therefore when you fold the phone the display remains on the outside so the phone has a front display of 6.6 inches and a rear display of 6.38 inch when it’s folded and a single 8-inch flexible display when it’s unfolded.
The interior fold in Samsung serves as a shield from scratches while Huawei’s exterior fold provides a flat screen and large displays on the front and back even when the phone is closed. Galaxy fold’s screens are hidden safely while Mate X is more exposed to scratches and fingerprint smudges.
However, when folded or unfolded, Huawei Mate X is a thinner and lighter product than the Galaxy fold which is twice as thick as the mate X when folded. When it comes to portability, Mate X has an edge over the Galaxy fold as its design makes it suitable for everyday use.
The Mate X has a total of three cameras that can be used when the phone is folded or unfolded the camera setup is similar to mate 20 Pro means there’s a regular angle view camera with 40 megapixels, an ultra-wide 16 megapixels and an 8 megapixels telephoto camera which is going to give you optical zoom. The Galaxy fold has the same triple camera setup but it also has a single front-facing the camera when the device is closed and two cameras when the device is open. That means the Galaxy fold has a total of six cameras which spread everywhere. In terms of quality, Mate X doesn’t have any front facing cameras because the rear facing camera can be used for selfies by folding the device. Rear-facing cameras have better quality than the front facing one so you are definitely getting tonnes of likes on your selfies if you opt for Mate X. However, you won’t be able to video call with Mate X in tablet mode due to this. With Galaxy fold, you can make video calls on a large screen as well the small one.
Both devices are using dual battery solution, meaning one battery on each side of the phone. Mate X will require more power usage because it has a larger display even when the device is closed. With Galaxy fold, you’ll only need more charging in tablet mode. The smaller display will take much less power. Mate X offers 55-watt supercharge which means you can get 85% of total charge in only thirty minutes. Galaxy fold doesn’t have this advantage but offers wireless charging and power-sharing which is not available in Mate X.
Furthermore, Galaxy fold has a 7nm processor which is probably the Snapdragon 855, 12 GB RAM, 4380 mAh of Juice and 512 GB of flash 3.0 storage. Mate X offers a fingerprint scanner, kirin 980 chipset, 8 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage and 4500 mAh of juice.
Galaxy fold is reported to be available in the market from 26th of April at a price of $1980. Meanwhile, Mate X is expected to be available in the market by the middle of 2019. Huawei has not specified the exact date for its release. The Mate X price is €2300 which is a bit expensive compared to the Galaxy fold.
Both devices offer practical solutions and add extra value to your smartphone experience. However, they both cost a lot of money. If you are on a tight budget and still want to keep up on trend game, you can buy a refurbished version of these phones from a reputable seller with better deals and cheaper rates once they are available in the market.