HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review : The thinnest large-screen folding phone

From the past, only one family could try,Up to now, all manufacturers are blooming。Folding screens are finally no longer a rarity,There is plenty of room for every consumer,Choose your favorite brand and model。but,take a look,Each folding scheme is similar。It is more convenient to stack hardware by design、Simple Inward Folding Folding Phone ,It has almost become the common choice of all mobile phone manufacturers。And Huawei,At this time, it brought a new wind to the industry,That is the sequel to its own folding screen – HUAWEI Mate XS 2 。

To say that the last time I saw an external folding screen,That may also start from the first year of the folding screen。As one of the solutions explored by manufacturers at that time,It does lighten creases significantly,However, there is still a lack of protection、Still heavy and other issues。And this time HUAWEI Mate XS 2 ,It completely realizes the super-evolution of the outer folding screen,Eliminate the three major pain points of folding screens,The experience has changed dramatically。

Huawei Mate XS 2 ,Has unprecedented lightness。The whole machine weighs only 255g,Not just the lightest foldable phone,It is close to the traditional candy bar phone。The thickness after unfolding is only 5.4mm,This time the feel is quite good。

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HUAWEI Mate XS 2

Huawei Mate XS 2 ,Has an unprecedented flatness。The external folding type has the advantage of having a smaller screen shape in structure.,Plus Huawei’s first dual-rotor eagle-wing hinge design,Precision linkage with flexible screen during folding/unfolding,Compared with the previous generation, the flatness can be improved by 70%。

Huawei Mate XS 2 ,It also has the most reliable structure ever for a folding screen。outside the display layer,There is also a protective layer、buffer layer、Barrier layer three-layer structure blessing,Anti-drop、impact resistance、Double the anti-extrusion performance,In the past, your perception of the “precious” of folding screens will be greatly changed。

In addition to the new screen design,at the software level,Huawei has always been a leader in the ecological integration of large and small screens。 HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Not only has smart multi-window、Large-screen multitasking functions such as parallel horizons,Equipped with an original adaptive UI engine,The UI display of the APP can be adjusted in a targeted manner,Achieve the best APP compatibility performance in the current folding screen。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2

On a regular configuration, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Not bad at all。It uses a set of three-camera configuration at all focal lengths,Have the main camera、Ultra wide-angle and 3.5x ultra-telephoto,Plus the support of Huawei’s powerful XD Optics computational optics and XD Fusion Pro primary color engine,Although it can’t be said that the stacking material is to the extreme,But the image strength is definitely still the flagship level。

also,66W super fast charge、Unique tri-band Wi-Fi, Hongmeng smart communication and other technology blessings。Huawei Mate XS 2 will definitely not only bring you a novel external folding screen experience,Work as a mobile phone,It does everything well。next,Let’s take a closer look at how this new folded product performs.。

Exterior:The weight is the same as that of an ordinary mobile phone, and the 7.8-inch large screen is exquisitely folded

in the folded state, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 The screen size is the same as that of ordinary mobile phones。6.5inch plus 19:9display ratio,No remote control look and feel,Can be perfectly adapted to various mobile APPs。

More than just a display similar to a traditional mobile phone,It also weighs only 255g,It is very close to the super cup mobile phone in the state of the shell,So the feel is close to that of a traditional mobile phone,Not like other folding screens,Difficult to hold with one hand。The screen adopts a punch-hole design in the upper right corner,The opening is oval,It can ensure that the slight displacement when the screen is unfolded will not block the front camera。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2

after expansion, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 It turned into a tablet with a large 7.9-inch screen。The screen resolution is 2480×2200,Equivalent to 424 ppi,It can be said to be the most delicate folding large screen。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

also,It also supports up to 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate,It also has 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming function,The display screen is smooth and it is more eye-friendly。

Because the outward folding can only partially fold the screen,Therefore, the actual thickness is much thinner than that of the inner folding type.,Remove thicker grips,The thickness of the rest of the screen is only 5.4mm。

Huawei Mate XS 2

The folded inner layer has a leather-like texture,Feel richer,It is more slip-resistant to hold。Acts as a protective layer when folded,Avoid small slips from scratching the rigid body。

The thicker frame on the outside accommodates all the interfaces and buttons of the Huawei Mate XS 2。Three rear cameras plus flash、Microphone openings in sequence。The bottom is the button for the folding buckle。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

interface,Up and down dual speakers、SIM card slot can’t escape。It is worth noting that,Because the rest is really thin when unfolded,Therefore, the Type-C interface of Huawei Mate XS 2 is also set at the thicker grip.。

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HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review
Huawei Mate XS 2

except mobile,The regular version does not come with a charger and data cable,Only one silicone case is provided。

experience:The first adaptive UI engine large-screen APP is no longer weak

Compared with other folding screens, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 The biggest advantage is to have a mature ecosystem of large and small screens。Back in the tablet era,We have already experienced Huawei’s adaptation concept for large-screen multitasking,Various smart floating windows、The functions of parallel horizons are all too familiar。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

On Huawei Mate XS 2,You only need to long press and drag the task window to choose between split screen and floating window modes,Animations and mode switching are very smooth,You can also drag to resize the window。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Evaluation

Parallel horizon function,Multiple sub-pages of the app can be displayed at the same time,Improve display efficiency。and,Choose to unlink the two pages,In this way, independent browsing of two pages can be achieved,Easier to compare prices。

And this time it’s even more special, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Equipped with an adaptive UI engine for the first time,The UI elements of the app can be split,Layout optimization through self-learning,Smarter zoom adjustment。No other foldable screen proportionally enlarged UI will appear,But the embarrassing result that the actual display area is reduced。

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Both microblogs can be displayed on the screen at the same time, and the UI icon at the bottom will not be too large

We directly select a full-screen stretched APP and the display on the mobile phone to compare。Even if the picture is stretched and enlarged on the folding screen, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 It can guarantee the same information density as the mobile terminal。

Currently, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 100% large-screen adaptation of Top 300 applications has been achieved,Top 2000 applications can be adapted to 90%,As the future progresses,The wisdom of using various APPs is getting better and better。

also,Let’s talk about how the external folding screen feels in daily use。before,People have always been concerned about the safety of the use of external folding。Because the flexible screen itself is very fragile,two screens exposed,The probability of damage is greatly increased。

But in HUAWEI Mate XS 2 superior,On the one hand, the reliability of the structure of the screen itself is greatly improved,Stronger ability to resist external physical interference。on the other hand,Thanks to the newly designed protective case,It can be said to be truly safe and worry-free when going out。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 The protective shell design is very special,in folded state,The back of the phone is always protected,The front screen is normally exposed,The feeling of using it can be said to be no different from ordinary mobile phones。

Huawei Mate XS 2

The left side of the protective case adopts a special card slot design,when you need,Take it off with a little effort。At this time,You can freely expand the screen to use。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

Although free hover is not supported,But the hinge of Huawei Mate XS 2 can be fixed at 45° for use,Comes with a protective case,The phone can form a stand by itself,Also convenient for daily viewing、video chat etc。

performance:Snapdragon 888 flagship processor mainstream mobile games run smoothly

And in terms of performance,Huawei Mate XS 2 equipped with Snapdragon 888 processor,Enough to ensure smooth daily use,Even all kinds of mainstream mobile games are no problem。

1、AnTuTu: HUAWEI Mate XS 2 The score is 832795 points,It basically meets the performance level that the Snapdragon 888 should have.。

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2、Peace Elite

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Evaluation
HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Evaluation

HDR HD quality + extreme frame rate to play “Peace Elite”,Maybe it’s because it hasn’t been adapted yet,Game locked at 30fps,The frame rate of the whole fluctuation is within 1 FPS。

3、King of Glory

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Evaluation

Popular moba mobile game “King of Glory”,High frame rate mode with 90 frames unlocked at the highest quality,Average frame rate during gameplay is 89.54 FPS,Frame rate is always stable。

4、Genshin

Facing the “Genshin Impact” known as the mobile phone performance killer,The average frame rate of Huawei Mate XS 2 can reach 53.53 FPS in the highest quality +60 frame mode,Reduce some image quality,Stable 60fps operation can also be said to be very easy。

also,It is worth mentioning that the adaptation of Huawei Mate XS 2 for games in large screen mode is also different.。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

Expand from the small screen of mobile phone size,The most dominant view is “Peace Elite”,The screen will add two upper and lower parts on the basis of the original,Get a bigger field of view。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review
HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

And “Glory of the King” and “Yuan Shen”,The screen is slightly cropped,So it is strongly recommended to enable compatibility mode,At this time, the game screen will be displayed with 4:3scale display,Adapt to tablet mode,At the same time, leave a certain black border up and down。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

Since the core components such as the SOC of Huawei Mate XS 2 are concentrated on the half-side body of the camera,Therefore, the cooling conditions are also the best when the game is launched.。

In the most stressful “Genshin Impact” game,The heat of the mobile phone is all concentrated on the upper half of the fuselage (because the mobile phone is used horizontally and vertically),The maximum temperature can reach 47.5 ℃,And the area of ​​the lower body held by both hands is still only 35.3 ℃,It can be said that the game can have an extremely cool experience。

image:Full focal length without count-up, rear three-camera computational photography blessing

Although very thin,But HUAWEI Mate XS 2 The image configuration is also unambiguous。Ultra wide angle、main camera、Telephoto is readily available,The lineup with all the focal lengths and Huawei’s unique computational photography algorithm can definitely be regarded as the flagship level。

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——Main camera auto mode

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review
HUAWEI Mate XS 2
HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review
HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

——Main camera night scene mode

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main camera,With 50 million large pixels,Excellent resolution and color during the day。Compatible with Huawei’s primary color engine,Vibrant colors without being oversaturated。Although it does not support anti-shake,But at night with the help of the night scene algorithm,Can still exclude clear in extremely dark environment、bright photo。

telephoto

– Telephoto auto mode

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HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review
HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Review

——Telephoto night scene mode

HUAWEI Mate XS 2 It is also equipped with a telephoto lens that is very rare in traditional candy bar flagship phones.,80010,000-pixel 3.5x telephoto,Support OIS anti-shake,Provides richer detail when shooting distant objects。daytime imaging,regardless of color,Tolerance is excellent,No problem with direct sunlight reflection。

Ultra wide angle

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Ultra wide-angle automatic mode
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Ultra wide-angle automatic mode
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Ultra wide-angle night scene mode

1300Megapixel ultra wide angle,Imaging quality is unexpected,The overall color and latitude performance during the day is amazing,It has a very high consistency with the other two main cameras。

In general, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Although the rear camera lineup is not as stacked as other folding screens to the extreme,But at least it’s a flagship full-focus three main camera lineup。

After all, it adopts a thin and light design,under limited interior space constraints,Excellent main camera and telephoto,There is also a super wide-angle that performs well during the day,Plus Huawei’s computational photography algorithm,It can easily handle most of your daily photo scenes。

battery life:About 7 hours of heavy use, upgrade the collector’s edition for better battery life

The Huawei Mate XS 2 we received is the standard version,The battery capacity is 4600mAh。Using the Battery Dog APP,Continuous testing of 3D games、video、Web browsing and other scenarios,The final battery life was 6 hours and 37 minutes,Taking into account daily comprehensive usage,It will last about 7 hours under heavy use.。

This kind of endurance performance can only be said to be passable,Similar to flagship phones with the same battery capacity。If the battery life requirement is high,Consider the Collector’s Edition,it has a bigger battery,Can reach 4800mAh,The battery life will also be enhanced accordingly。

also, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 Also supports 66W super fast charge,1550% charge in minutes,It can also greatly ease your battery life anxiety。

Summarize:The folding screen design is thin and light, and the experience is different from the folding screen

Most of the folding screens on the market do not consider weight and volume,fill up the config,The main focus is a pragmatism。The Huawei Mate XS 2 dares to be the first,Unique and mysterious outward folding design,Create the thinnest body,Opened up a thin new track in the folding screen,It can definitely attract the attention of many “crab lovers”。

The previous folding screen is often 300g,The oversized cup of a traditional candy bar phone also weighs as much as 225g。However, Huawei Mate XS 2 brings a wonderful large-screen experience based on the weight of the latter.,255weight in g,and the thinnest thickness of only 5.4mm,Once you get it, you will never let it go,This is what a folding screen should look like,not adding weight,Rather, it is a structural expansion with a more technological content.。

For the integration and interoperability of large and small screen ecology,Huawei, which started the earliest, can also be said to understand。not only parallel horizons、Standard features for productivity improvement on large screens such as smart floating windows,These features of Huawei Mate XS 2 have more details to pay attention to。

HUAWEI Mate XS 2

For example, the parallel horizon can manually determine the relationship between the two windows,Is it a context menu or a separate window,You can decide according to actual needs,Improve large-screen display efficiency,Or perform convenient operations such as price comparison。

And for most apps,The first UI adaptive engine is definitely a great boon。According to UI content,Intelligently learns the size and arrangement of parts。It is difficult for Huawei Mate XS 2 to have an embarrassing scene where the APP is scaled up but shows less content,It can ensure that the information density of the UI will not shrink,Let your big screen really benefit。

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on the hardware configuration,The Huawei Mate XS 2 isn’t too far behind。Snapdragon 888 processor,Running behind the Snapdragon 8,But in actual use,But it doesn’t seem to be much different。not to mention,Huawei Mate XS 2 can give full play to the performance of SOC after deployment,Also avoid roasting your hands。Mainstream games can run smoothly,Don’t worry about performance dragging back。

How to create an excellent rear camera configuration in limited hardware space? HUAWEI Mate XS 2 It also gave us a classic example。A set of three main camera solutions with all focal lengths,With the support of computational optics and primary color engine,Three main cameras take pictures during the day without dead ends,The main camera and telephoto can also exert a lot of power at night。 HUAWEI Mate XS 2 The rear camera stacking is really not enough,But it’s not easy。

also,It also has the highest pixel density 120Hz screen in a foldable screen,Support 1440Hz high frequency PWM dimming,Take into account the display effect and eye protection。Also has dual speakers、66W super fast charge, etc.。Under the light and thin design concept, HUAWEI Mate XS 2 The configuration also gives enough sincerity,enough to make you pay for it。

Folding screen,Bought a fresh。HUAWEI Mate XS 2 design and experience,Not only can satisfy your early adopter psychology,It also has a set of mature software and hardware solutions,Directly completed the leap from early adopters to common use。

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