Huawei is still here, despite the very damaging sanctions it’s had to deal with for a few years now, and it releases a limited number of phones each year, focusing on the mid-range nova line as well as foldables. The Mate Xs 2 falls into the latter category and gives us an intriguing glimpse of what could have been one of the Galaxy Z Fold3’s main competitors, had it been able to sport 5G and use the Play Store.
We recently completed our in-depth written analysis of the struggling Chinese company’s top-tier foldable, and today we bring you the video version of the review as well. As usual, it aims to be concise but still incredibly informative, giving you all the important information about the device without going into every nook and cranny.
The Mate Xs 2 definitely has a premium price tag, and when you couple that with the lack of Google services and lack of 5G, it becomes a pretty tough sell for most people. And yet, we enjoyed seeing it again because it has an odd air of “what might have been”, if the story were different.
It’s got a unique and interesting form factor, folding in the opposite direction to what competitors do, and requiring one less screen in the process – while basically feeling like a slightly bigger regular smartphone when it’s on. is closed. Oh, and the cameras are great too. On the other hand, the battery life is pretty bad and the screen is very exposed all the time, so durability could be an issue.