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Huawei Mate S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of Huawei Mate S. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The design and size also get good comments, whereas many are critical about the GPS navigation.

performance, size, design, usability, price

GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate S is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Huawei Mate S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Huawei Mate S from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and performance. The durability and usability also get good reviews.

design, usability, durability, performance, screen

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Mate S 3GB 4G White - smartphones (Android, Single SIM, NanoSIM, GSM, UMTS, LTE)Huawei Mate S 3GB 4G White - smartphones (Android, Single SIM, NanoSIM, GSM, UMTS, LTE)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Huawei Mate S

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Huawei Mate S from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design. The usability also gets good feedback. There are some mixed views about the price.

performance, usability, design

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Huawei Mate S Unlocked Smartphone 5.5 Inch Hisilicon Kirin 935 Octa Core 2.2GHz+1.5GHz,Dual SIM RAM 3GB + ROM 32GB FDD-LTE WCDMA GSM (Gold)Huawei Mate S Unlocked Smartphone 5.5 Inch Hisilicon Kirin 935 Octa Core 2.2GHz+1.5GHz,Dual SIM RAM 3GB + ROM 32GB FDD-LTE WCDMA GSM (Gold)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei Mate S Smartphone Review

 

Mirror, mirror in my hand … The Mate S is definitely one of the most beautiful smartphones that are currently available on the market. Whether it is all only beautiful illusion or the new style-icon from China has more to offer can be discovered in our...

Top notch build, Swift system performance, Expandable storage, Decent cameras, Outstanding call quality, Good speaker, Extensive accessories, Long-life battery

No Force Touch at market release, Dubious price design, Only middling GPS, No MHL, Miracast or Slim Port support, No UHD videos, LTE Cat. 4 only, No infrared port

Huawei's Mate S is a successful smartphone that primarily convinces with its outstanding build and stylish design. It provides great battery runtimes, a decent camera, first-rate call quality, and an up-to-date operating system in the form of Google's...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: (dpreview.com)

Huawei Mate S Review

 

DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Huawei Mate S (luxurious gold)

 

Even buying the phone is difficult to do, with Huawei's own UK website directing you to a Chinese-language online shop. The phone itself has some highlights to boast about, including an attractive metal body and a good camera, but Huawei's custom...

The Huawei Mate S takes sharp photos, it has enough power for everyday tasks and its metal design look and feels great.

It's too expensive, Huawei's custom Android is messy to use and the pressure-sensitive display is a pointless addition that adds nothing to the overall experience.

Though Huawei's flagship Mate S has classy looks and a great camera, you can find better-performing top-end phones for less money elsewhere.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chris P. (phonearena.com)

Huawei Mate S Review

 

From the point of view of Huawei's product portfolio, the Mate S is a weird addition to its high-end roster. A mixture between the P and Mate lines, the S strikes a balance between thinness and size, all the while hitting the right notes when it comes...

Comes with a flip cover included ; Seriously attractive design ; Solid construction ; EMUI 3.1 has all the features you might want ; Selfie camera is up to snuff

Display needs work ; EMUI 3.1 poses some fundamental user experience issues ; Recent apps menu is clunky and awkward ; Main camera has problems with focus a bit too often ; General camera performance is inferior to the best out there ; 1080p video is...

At €649 in Europe and about the same in green through Amazon US, the Huawei Mate S is aimed at the premium market, and it definitely looks the part. Of course, that alone hardly exhausts the list of requirements you bring to the store when you're ready...

Dec, 2015

Highly Recommended

Expert review by: Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Huawei Mate S Review

 

The Mate S is Huawei's flagship smartphone and boasts an eight-core, 2.2GHz processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Its camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and can record 1080p video at 30fps, while the lens boasts optical image stabilisation, a fast...

Although relatively unknown in some parts of the world, the Huawei Mate S is an excellent smartphone that brings together a lot of photographer-friendly features into a coherent, well-thought-out package. Although low light performance is less...

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Andy Walker: Gearburn Editor (gearburn.com)

Huawei Mate S review: touch made irrelevant

 

We take Huawei's latest flagship, the Huawei Mate S, for a spin to find out if it's a worthy successor to the company's outgoing flagships.

: If Huawei hacked R3000 off its price, renamed it the P8S (perhaps) or slapped Force Touch on all models, then maybe the Mate S would’ve made sense. This phone is another example of what looking over your shoulder does to your own brand identity. It...

Jan, 2016

Expert review by: S21 (s21.com)

Huawei Mate S review

 

The Huawei Mate S is an ultra-slim, attractive phone with an aluminium body and a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. It packs a fast 8-core processor with plenty of memory, an excellent camera and a large AMOLED screen. Battery life isn't so impressive...

Huawei has released a number of good phones this year, both in the affordable smartphone sector, and now also in the flagship arena, where it competes with high-end models from Samsung, HTC and LG. The Mate S is undeniably a very attractive handset,...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Chance Kinney (chipchick.com)

Huawei Mate S Review – A Luxurious Phone That’s Regrettably Not Available in the U.S.

 

The Huawei Mate S is being marketed as a luxury flagship phone, and the design reflects that. With a 5.5″ display, this phone is comparable to the iPhone 6/6S Plus, although the frame is less rounded. Impressively, despite the frame being a bit smaller...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Gary Sims (androidauthority.com)

Huawei Mate S review

 

A fingerprint reader that is worth having ; Great design ; Solid performing camera, plus the inclusion of an 8MP front facing camera ; EMUI is smooth and intuitive

Without an app drawer, Emotion UI not for everyone ; Only 24GB of stated 32GB available

With a great design, a top class display and an excellent fingerprint reader, Huawei proves it has what it takes to build a true flagship device.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Phil Nickinson (androidcentral.com)

Huawei Mate S review

 

The latest Android smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Huawei is another version of the same tune: Impressive hardware, and software that overshadows its nice bits with instances of madness.

And then there's the price. The 32GB Mate S runs €649 — about $731. The 64GB model is €699. That's a chunk of change in a day when you can get a lot of phone for a lot less — and particularly one that's not going to give you so much grief over the...

Sep, 2015

Product Specifications

Battery

Talk time (4G):327

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):13

Design

Brand colour:Luxurious Gold
Curved Design: No

Display

Screen shape:Flat

Messaging

E-mail: Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:GSM
3G standards:UMTS
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes

Processor

Coprocessor: Yes
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.5