Huawei Mate X Has the Same Crease and Interface Problems as Galaxy Fold

The foldables are here to stay because bigger screens in compact sizes just makes sense.

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A new video review shows that the Huawei Mate X shares the same display crease and user experience problems as the Samsung Galaxy Fold. And still, it feels like the future.

Mobile phone blog GSMArena’s Angie Zampona spent two weeks testing the Huawei Mate X — and she is impressed. But there are some trade-offs for living in the future.

She praised many things of the Huawei. First, the weight of the device, which she said is light compared to other flagships, arguing that she is tired of this equivalence between “heavy” and “premium”. The finish on the back feels durable, a black polymer that is not metal but feels very high quality.

Ergonomically, Zampona says it’s really comfortable to hold and operate, even while the keyboard feels too large. A sign that perhaps Huawei and Google need to implement a split-keyboard design like Apple’s.

There are also other problems in terms of user interface — like things not working well on split screen — which she blames mostly on glitches that Huawei says it will fix upon commercial release of the phone. However, the lack of good tablet apps for Android isn’t easily remedied.

Hopefully, some of these complaints will be addressed with the release of Android Q, which will be optimized for foldable devices and is pushing developers to embrace a fluid interface that can adjust to all kinds of form factors. More


Jesus Diaz · Freelance Writer