HUAWEI Mate X2 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2: Which one’s the alpha foldable?

The battle for the most effective foldable cellphone crown simply acquired lots hotter. HUAWEI has launched its newest foldable – the HUAWEI Mate X2. And regardless that the corporate probably wouldn’t ever admit it, however it seems that the oldsters over at HUAWEI realized that an inward-folding design with a dual-display method is one of the best ways to go. Design inspiration aside, the HUAWEI Mate X2 comes with some notable upgrades and actually takes the foldable feud to Samsung’s doorsteps. Right here’s how the 2 telephones examine towards one another:

Design and construct high quality

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Pocketnow

Sure, the method is comparable, however there are quite a lot of variations. The HUAWEI Mate X2 will not be symmetrical in its cross-section, however claims to supply a close to zero-gap expertise when folded. As for the Samsung providing, the hole between the 2 halves of the machine when folded is well noticeable, however it’s uniformly thick. The steel and glass construct is a shared trait between the 2 telephones.

HUAWEI Mate X2 is available in a alternative of 4 colours – Crystal Blue, Crystal Pink, White, and Black. The Galaxy Z Fold2 is up for grabs in two colours – Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black – however you’ll be able to customise the colour of the hinge for a two-tone method. A serious distinction between the 2 telephones is that the internal foldable show of the HUAWEI Mate X2 has no selfie digicam, whereas its Samsung rival comes geared up with a 10MP selfie shooter.

HUAWEI Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Show Cowl Show
6.45-inch OLED
2480 x 2200 pixels
90Hz refresh charge
413 ppi pixel density

Inside Show
8-inch OLED

2700 x 1160 Pixels
90Hz refresh charge
456 ppi pixel density

Cowl Show
6.2-inch Tremendous AMOLED
2260 x 816 pixels
60Hz refresh charge
386ppi pixel density

Inside Show
7.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2X
2208 x 1768 pixels
120Hz refresh charge
373ppi pixel density

Processor HiSilicon Kirin 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
Storage 256GB / 512GB 256GB / 512GB
Rear Cameras 50 MP Extremely Imaginative and prescient Digicam
(Large Angle, f/1.9 aperture, OIS)
16 MP Cine Digicam
(Extremely-Large Angle, f/2.2 aperture)
12 MP Telephoto Digicam
(3x Optical Zoom, f/2.4 aperture, OIS)
8 MP SuperZoom Digicam
(10x Optical Zoom, f/4.4 aperture, OIS)
12MP Extremely Large
(1.12μm, 123˚ FOV, F/2.2)
12MP Large-angle
(OIS, 1.8μm, 83˚ FOV, F/1.8)
12MP telephoto
(PDAF, 1.0μm, 45˚ FOV, F/2.4)
Entrance Cameras 16 MP Selfie Digicam
(Large Angle, f/2.2)

NO internal show digicam

10MP Selfie Digicam
(1.22μm, 80˚ FOV, f/2.2)

Inside Show Digicam
10MP selfie digicam
(1.22μm, 80˚ FOV, F/2.2)

Battery 4500 mAh
55W quick charging
25W quick charging
Wi-fi Charging
Reverse wi-fi charging
Weight Approx. 295 grams 282 grams
Colours Crystal Blue, Crystal Pink,
White, and Black
Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black

Show: HUAWEI Mate X2 is the higher geared up one!


The HUAWEI Mate X2 comes armed with an 8-inch versatile OLED show with a 90Hz refresh charge, whereas the outer cowl show measures 6.45-inches diagonally. This one additionally affords 90Hz refresh charge and has a decision of 2700 x 1160 pixels.

On the Samsung machine, solely the internal foldable show qualifies as a excessive refresh charge panel, whereas the quilt show is an everyday 60Hz panel. The quilt show measures 6.2-inches with a a lot decrease decision of 2260 x 816 pixels in comparison with its HUAWEI sibling. The internal 7.6-inch foldable show can also be barely smaller than its HUAWEI rival, however affords the next 120Hz refresh charge.


Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Pocketnow

The HUAWEI Mate X2 attracts energy from the 5nm-based Kirin 9000 chip that comes with an built-in 5G modem. There’s 8 gigs of RAM and 128GB / 512GB of non-expandable onboard storage. The lights are stored on by a 5,000mAh battery that may be topped at a peak 55W energy. Curiously, there isn’t any help for wi-fi charging.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes geared up with the 7 nm-based Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC ticking alongside 12GB of RAM and as much as 512GB of onboard storage. You’ll discover a 4,500mAh juicer inside that expenses at a relatively slower 25W, but it surely helps wi-fi as reverse wi-fi charging.

Software program: A tough state of affairs for HUAWEI Mate X2

Huawei Mate X2 back

A key distinction, which may properly dictate the ultimate choice whether or not you purchase the Galaxy Z Fold 2 or the HUAWEI Mate X2 is the software program. The HUAWEI Mate X2 nonetheless runs EMUI 11 based mostly on Android 10, which is kinda disappointing. The Samsung machine, alternatively, has acquired the Android 11 improve already. Nonetheless, the largest distinction is their method to Android.

The HUAWEI Mate X2 depends on the HMS (HUAWEI Cellular Companies) core as a substitute of the GMS (Google Cellular Companies) core, which suggests it misses out on some defining Google choices comparable to Play Retailer, Gmail and Google Maps to call just a few. And this may be a crimson flag to many potential consumers, particularly these in markets outdoors China. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold, alternatively, affords the full-fledged Android expertise with all important Google providers and a few cool tweaks courtesy of Samsung’s One UI 3.1 pores and skin.

Cameras: HUAWEI Mate X2 takes the glory right here

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Pocketnow

The digicam division is the place the HUAWEI Mate X2 brings the largest {hardware} improve. Over on the again, you’ll discover an optically stabilized 50MP main digicam, sitting alongside a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens.

There are a few zoom cameras on the again – a main 12MP telephoto digicam with 3x optical zoom vary and an 8MP Tremendous Zoom periscope-style digicam with a formidable 10x optical zoom output. Selfie and video calling duties are taken care of by a 16MP snapper on the quilt show.


Coming to the Galaxy Z Fold 2, it has a trio of 12MP sensors on the again serving as the principle shooter, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and a telephoto digicam. Each the quilt show and internal foldable panel are armed with a 10MP selfie shooter.

Pricing: Innovation comes at a excessive value

The HUAWEI Mate X2 will set you again by CNY 17,999 (~ $2,780) for the bottom 256GB storage variant, whereas the 512GB model will evaporate CNY 18,999 (~ $2,940) out of your checking account. Pre-orders have gone stay in China, however there isn’t any phrase concerning its abroad availability for the time being.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Pocketnow

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is presently up for grabs at $1,999 from Samsung’s official on-line retailer, however you’ll be able to convey the value right down to $1,000 with an eligible trade-in within the US. In contrast to the HUAWEI providing, the Samsung machine is broadly out there in markets throughout the globe.

Nadeem Sarwar

I’ve been writing about client expertise for over three years now, having labored with names comparable to NDTV and Beebom prior to now. Except for overlaying the newest information, I’ve reviewed my justifiable share of gadgets starting from smartphones and laptops to sensible dwelling gadgets. I even have interviewed tech execs and appeared as a bunch in YouTube movies speaking concerning the newest and biggest devices on the market.