The new Huawei Mate X2 handset has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 50 MP, Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 6.8 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 108/12/10/10 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 40 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 5000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Huawei Mate X2 runs on Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.13 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 3 cores of 2.54 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 4 cores of 2.05 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3130 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Dual-core NPU. Running on EMUI 11 with HMS operating system.

The Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 is a less powerful chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 680, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 680 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2800 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. And it’s running on EMUI 11 with HMS OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ARM Mali-G78,24 cores gpu in the interior and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has the Adreno 660 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 11.1% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The handset is using a OLED display with 1160 x 2700 pixels and a screen size of 6.45 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.8 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 5.4% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
240 Hz touch sampling rate 120Hz refresh rate
90 Hz refresh rate 1600 cd/m² peak brightness
Capacitive Always-On Display
Multi-touch Capacitive
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate Gorilla Glass Victus
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels HDR10+
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate Infinity-O Display
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with 16 gigabytes

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Huawei Mate X2 comes with or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Huawei Mate X2 rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 50/16/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 , of 17 mm (#3) , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/12/10/10 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35 mm:24 mm , carrying sensor like Samsung S5KHM3 Camera sensor size:8.17 x 10.82 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.9 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) 10x hybrid optical zoom (#4)
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) 10x optical zoom (#3)
6-element lens (#3) 2160p @ 60 fps
AIS (#2) 3x optical zoom (#4)
AIS (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Angle of view – 10° (#4)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Angle of view – 35° (#3)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Continuous shooting Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Aperture size – f/4.9 (#4)
Digital image stabilization Autofocus
Digital zoom Continuous shooting
Exposure compensation Digital zoom
Face detection Dual Phase Detection (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Dual Phase Detection (#3)
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Dual Phase Detection (#4)
Geotagging Exposure compensation
HDR Face detection
ISO settings Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Leica camera Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 240 mm (#4)
Macro mode Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 72 mm (#3)
OIS (#2) Fourth rear camera – 10 MP (telephoto)
OIS (#3) Geotagging
OIS (#4) HDR
Optical image stabilization HDR10+ video recording
Optical zoom ISO settings
Panorama Laser autofocus (LAF)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Nona Super Phase Detection
RYYB sensor Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Scene mode Object tracking AF
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto) OIS (#3)
Self-timer OIS (#4)
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle) Optical image stabilization
Touch focus Optical zoom
White balance settings Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#3)
Pixel size – 1.22 µm (#4)
Pixel size – 1.4 µm (#2)
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#3)
Sensor version – Samsung ISOCELL 3J1 (#4)
Sensor version – Sony IMX563 (#2)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#2)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.24″ (#4)
Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Third rear camera – 10 MP (periscope telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Huawei Mate X2 comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
16 MP 40 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Auto HDR
HDR Autofocus
Panorama HDR
Wide angle lens Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size:0.7 µm /0.000700 mm
Sensor model:Samsung S5KGH1
Sensor size:5.13 x 6.51 mm /0.33 in
Sensor type – ISOCELL Plus
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
TetraCell RGB Bayer Pattern

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+ HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 21 LTE Cat 20
TD- UMTS(384 kbit/s)
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra price tag is 1200 (12 GB + 128 GB) or $1250 (12 GB + 256 GB) or $1380 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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