Huawei Mate S Review

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Officially unveiled at IFA Berlin, the Huawei Mate S is one of the most awaited devices of the season and is build on the foundations that made its predecessor, Mate 7, a super-cool phone. So, let us have an in-depth review of the Mate S and checks what it has got under the hood.

Huawei Mate S

Design of Huawei Mate S

The Huawei Mate S is the premium device from the company, and hence, possesses a full metal body design as other high-end devices have. However, it has an updated build along with curved rear and 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 4. According to Huawei, the curves provided in the phone have allowed to reduce the thickness of the edges, keeping the complete profile of just 7.2mm, making an elegant handset, which is easy to hold.

Huawei Mate S Design

All the buttons of the Huawei Mate S are extremely responsive and easy to press, providing a sufficient amount of tactile feedback. If you will look around the phone, you will find a volume rocker and power button on the right side, headphone jack and microphone on the top and a microUSB port, a single speaker at the bottom. Just above the display, the phone is fitted with an 8MP front facing camera with flash and on the back; there is a 13MP camera sensor with a dual-tone LED flash and fingerprint reader.

Display of Huawei Mate S

The Huawei Mate S is featured with a 5.5-inches AMOLED Full HD display, giving a screen color saturation of 105 percent of the RGB gamut and contrast ration of 1.8M:1. The new Huawei devices, including Huawei Mate S, are now having an option to adjust the color temperatures of the display. So, if you want to do so, just go to the settings menu and choose the display option.

Huawei Mate S Display

However, the device does not have a Quad HD display, but the Full HD resolution is no less than the Quad HD. You will not have any complaint against the display of Huawei Mate S, especially related to the viewing experience.

Battery of Mate S

Almost all the smartphones are fitted with a non-removable battery and Mate S is no exception in this. The Mate S is backed up with 2700mAh battery, which allows superb battery life and can give five to six hours of screen-on time during a busy day. Your busy day may include watching videos, a lot of internet browsing, responding to your loved ones, and taking a lot of selfies.

Moreover, if you are game lover, you can easily play the 3D intensive games continuously for around 4-5 hours, starting with a full battery. So the bottom line is that you can easily use the phone for a whole day not even worrying about the charger.

Performance of Huawei Mate S

The Huawei Mate S is fitted with an Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 935 processor, four Cortex-A53 processors, clocking at 2.25GHz and four clocking at 1.5GHz. A Mali-T628 GPU and 3GB of RAM back all these great specs. The performance of Huawei Mate S is super smooth and you will hardly find any lag or stutter while using the device. So, you have smooth UI, smooth opening, closing and switching among the applications, which is fast and snappy also. Moreover, the gaming in Huawei Mate S is superbly smooth, however, a little lag you can find when you are playing some graphically intensive games.

Hardware of Huawei Mate S

Talking about the hardware of Huawei Mate S, it comes with 32GB or 64GB internal storage. You have an option to expand the memory and can make it to 128GB with the help of a microSD card. In the selected markets, you can also find the 128GB version of the Mate S, which will include the Force Touch or the Pressure-Sensitive screen.

In the entry level storage of 32GB,you will get around 24GB  of storage for use. It clearly means that around 8GB is saved to be used as flash memory.

You get the standard connectivity options in the Huawei Mate S phone, which include NFC and 4G LTE. As mentioned above, the Huawei Mate S is loaded with a fingerprint scanner, which is placed in an easy reach of your index finger.

Software of Huawei Mate S

Running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, the Huawei Mate S is also coupled with the newest version of Huawei’s Emotion UI (EMUI v3.1). With this, you can get rid of the app drawers, which will leave your things organized.

Software of Huawei Mate S

Taking about the notification panel, it is divided into two sections – Shortcuts & Notifications. You also get a theme engine to change the look and feel of the entire UI. There are a lot of options available and you can choose the theme according to your likings.

Camera of Huawei Mate S

The Huawei Mate S is loaded with a 13MP rear camera, which include a 4-color RGBW imaging sensor and Optical Image Stabilization.

Camera of Huawei Mate S

The camera app has got some awesome features, which will increase your shot quality. Some of the awesome modes it has are panorama, HDR, super night mode, time-lapse, slow motion, and light painting mode, in case you want to take long exposure shots. Apart from these awesome modes, there are also a few built-in filters that include car light trails, if you want to capture moving car lights clearly; light graffiti, if you want to capture light trails when environment is dark; silky water, to get the silky smooth effects of running water; and star track, if you want to capture the star and galaxies trails during the night.

Final Words

Huawei Mate S Conclusion

So we had an in-depth look of the Huawei Mate S, which brings us to the conclusion that the Huawei Mate S is an awesome phone. It has elegant display, superb battery life, and great camera. The performance of the Huawei Mate S is snappy and smooth in the majority of the parts. So, if you want an awesome phone with awesome features, Huawei Mate S is the one you must go for.

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