Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X: Which Will Be Better?

Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X review

Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X
Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X

More and more foldable phones are being announced with each passing month but there are already two major frontrunners for the category. The Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X, both of which are due to arrive later this year.

Ahead of their official launches, let’s take a look and see which one looks better.


Huawei Mate X

By default, the Mate X is an 8-inch tablet with a resolution of 2480 x 2200.

When folded, it can be used as either a 6.3-inch with a resolution of 2480 x 892 pixels or 6.6-inch smartphone with a resolution of 2480 x 1148 pixels.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

When used as a normal smartphone, the smaller cover display on the Galaxy Fold offer up 4.58-inches of screen space and a resolution of 840 x 1960 pixels.

Meanwhile, the larger QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED tablet-style screen offers a hefty 7.3-inches of screen space.

Processor & Storage

Huawei Mate X

Under the hood, the Huawei Mate X is powered by Huawei’s Kirin 980 CPU, 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. No word yet on whether this will be expandable via Huawei’s NanoMemory format.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Under the hood, the Galaxy Fold has a 7-nanometer Exynos processor, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of on-board storage. Unfortunately this is not expandable via MicroSD.


Huawei Mate X

The Huawei Mate X uses an external fold design that wraps the display around itself. To look at and handle, it’s super slick but it’s unclear how durable the device will prove over the long haul.

The Huawei Mate X also features a 4500mAh dual-battery system that supports fast charging speeds of up to 55W. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint sensor built into the power button of the device plus Huawei’s own 5G chipset: the Balong 5000.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Samsung Galaxy Fold boasts an internal foldable display. Essentially, it folds in on itself like a book. Even if this design does result in a more bulky form-factor relative to the Mate X, it does suggest the Galaxy Fold will be more durable. The one other here is that the larger screen inside the Galaxy Fold does boast a pretty noticeable (if quirky) side-notch.

Still, like it’s Huawei counterpart, the Galaxy Fold boasts side-mounted fingerprint sensor. As for the battery, the Samsung Galaxy Fold also a unique dual-battery power system to the sum of 4380mAh and also offers support for regular wireless charging and Samsung’s take on reverse wireless charging (called PowerShare). More

Fergus Halliday (PC World)