Huawei Mate X2 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 – Review, specifications and prices

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 Z Fold2 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 7.6 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 2208 x 1768 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 10 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4500 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 better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 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 Z Fold2 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh, which is the same as Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 4.5 W, Dual-cell battery and Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 is featuring a AMOLED display with 2208 x 1768 pixels and a screen size of 7.6 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 17.8% smaller than Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
240 Hz touch sampling rate 120 Hz
90 Hz refresh rate Always-On Display
Capacitive Capacitive
Multi-touch Cover Super AMOLED display – 6.2″;
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels HDR10+
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate Infinity Flex Display
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Ultra Thin Glass
Y-OCTA technology

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 Z Fold2 is coming with a 12 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 Z Fold2.

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, both phones have the same storage capacity of 256 gigabytes.

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

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 gets you 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 Z Fold2 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 22 mm (#2) , carrying sensor like Samsung , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

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Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) 10x digital zoom (#3)
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) 2160p @ 60 fps
6-element lens (#3) 2x optical zoom (#3)
AIS (#2) 720p @ 960 fps
AIS (#3) Angle of view – 123° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Angle of view – 76° (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3)
Autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous shooting
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Digital image stabilization
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Dual OIS (#3)
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 22 mm (#2)
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Geotagging
Geotagging HDR
HDR HDR10+ video recording (#3)
ISO settings ISO settings
Leica camera OIS
Macro mode Optical image stabilization
OIS (#2) Panorama
OIS (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
OIS (#4) Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2)
Optical image stabilization Scene mode
Optical zoom Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Panorama Self-timer
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Super Speed Dual Pixel AF
RYYB sensor Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Scene mode Touch focus
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto) Tracking AF (#3)
Self-timer White balance settings
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 has a 10 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2
16 MP 10 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 10 MP (cover display)
Face unlock Angle of view – 80° (cover display)
HDR Angle of view – 85° (#2)
Panorama Aperture size – f/2.2 (cover display)
Wide angle lens Aperture szie – f/2.2 (#2)
Aperture:f/2.0.2
Auto HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 25 mm (cover display)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Pixel size – 1.12 m (#2)
Pixel size – 1.22 m (cover display)
Sensor version – Samsung S5K4H7 (#2)
Sensor version – Sony IMX347 Exmor RS (cover display)
Sensor model:Sony IMX347 Exmor RS
Sensor size – 1/4″ (#2)
Sensor type – CMOS (cover display)
Sensor type – ISOCELL (#2)
Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)

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 Z Fold2
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 Z Fold2 price tag is $2000

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