The Chinese telecommunication company Huawei launched Huawei Mate S in September 2015, and the mobile phone has earned a lot of appreciation in the market and has created a sensation, focused on capturing the budget segment of smartphones. The device has some cool features and boasts some impressive specifications. Let’s see if this time Huawei has finally managed to make some high-end mobile phone to be in the race of other Android cell phones.
The phone comes with the body dimension 149.8x75.3x7.2mm and weighs around 156gm and comes with an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours with a full screen of 5.5inches and resolution 1080x920 pixels with a multi-touch facility and a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection and an optional 3D display feature in the phone The Resolution of the screen is amazing. The viewing angles are not that great but then again it’s mainly because the screen is LCD based instead of the standard IPS display. Although the fantastic camera, battery backup, and the current price tag make the phone featuring one of the best display in the current market. The sunlight adjustability can pose a little problem with the screen.
The Huawei Mate S comes with an Android OS version 5.1.1 lollipop which could further upgrade to the version 6.0 marshmallow. The phone comes with a uniquely designed Hi-Silicon Kirin 935 chipset with a Quad core 2.2 GHz and Quad core 1.5 GHz processors with Mali-T628 MP4 GPU. The processor provides encouraging benchmark scores and proves blazing fast for carrying standard function that too with no lag at all. Certain high-end games such as Asphalt 8 run with almost no lag. The performance of this phone processor is comparable to the high-end flagship smartphones. The Huawei Mate S come with 16/32/64 GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 256 GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone comes with fingerprint, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass sensors in the phone which makes it all ready to go in the market. It has the SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email messaging feature with HTML 5 browser with no Java having the photo and video editor accompanying document editor. The NFC compatibility gives it thumbs up to the phone and lets you use the most modern features power packed in a phone with a reasonable price gives an immense excitement to the users for the usage of the phone.
The phone is packed with a 13-megapixel autofocus dual LED, dual tone flash with a “1/2.6” sensor size with geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama features available on the phone. The secondary camera being 8 megapixels with LED flash is quite hyped as the picture quality is quite nominal. The phone captures videos of 1080p @30 fps which are focused and precise. The phone manages to take good snaps in dim lighting condition but then again like its other siblings Huawei Mate S the images captured in both dim, and bright lighting conditions had high levels of noise. The video recorded by the phone has issues related to exposure control and stabilization. The phone comes with WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi hotspot and Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP with GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS/BDS. The plus point with the phone which makes it much more appealing in the market is that it is NFC enabled. It also comes with FM Radio and MicroUSB v2.0 in the phone.
The Huawei Mate S is powered by a non-removable 2700 mAh battery. By using the various power saving profiles present in the software, you can extend the battery life considerably. The battery provides enough juice to run the phone for one and a half day with moderate to heavy usage per charge. The phone comes with vibration, mp3, and WAV ringtones as alert types with a loudspeaker and 3.5mm jack featuring active noise cancellation with dedicated mic. The music player as offered by Huawei in all of its phones is fairly nice. The GSM/HSPA/LTE technology the phone is a high power packed device with 3 GB RAM and comes with Single SIM (Nano) and dual SIM (Nano SIM, dual standby).
The phone offers an amazing battery life, and so this phone can become your perfect travel mate. The various fantastic Huawei features running on the phone is amazing and provides a range of software tweaks and customization options. If we talk about the negative aspects of the phone, then the first thing to note is the phone’s common design. The phone looks average in appearance, and much could have been done with its design. The second point to note is the average camera performance; much could have been done with the design of the phone as it has been put in as the conventional designs in the phone. The Huawei Mate S is the best smartphone for people searching for a budget smartphone. It provides amazing battery backup and lag free processing. This phone qualifies to be the best buy for the users in the market with an overall decent Android experience and with its amazing features like efficient processor, the range of connectivity options, affordable price tag and availability of the phone in different colours such as Luxurious Gold, Mystic champagne, Titanium Grey.