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Huawei Mate S

alaTest has collected and analyzed 267 reviews of Huawei Mate S. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the price and usability are generally positive. The design and size also get good views. Some have doubts about the connectivity and GPS navigation.

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GPS navigation, connectivity

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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (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 really like the screen and performance. The durability and usability also get good feedback.

design, usability, durability, performance, screen

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

Nov, 2019

Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the design. The usability is also appreciated. Comments are divided on the price.

performance, usability, design

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

Nov, 2019

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 : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Huawei Mate S review: Style and camera skills but at too high a price

 

Although the Huawei Mate S can take great photos, and looks good doing it, its high price is difficult to swallow.

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 : Ajay Kumar (pcmag.com)

Huawei Mate S (Unlocked)

 

The Huawei Mate S is a sharp-looking Android smartphone with a crisp display and a good camera, but it can't handle gaming very well, and has a heavy, unappealing UI layer.

Attractive design. Crisp AMOLED display. Good camera performance. 128GB internal storage and microSD slot. Loud speakers.

Force Touch is mostly just a gimmick. Heavy UI layer. Struggles with high-end gaming. Frustrating button placement.

Software and Conclusions When it comes to software, the Mate S is certainly not the phone for lovers of pure Android. The device runs Huawei's Emotion UI 3.1 on top of Google's Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Huawei makes a number of iPhone- customizations,...

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

The Huawei Mate S Review

 

Huawei has been a company which over the past few years has visibly increased its presence in western markets. The Chinese vendor has in particular executed a big push into European markets over the last year as devices have become increasingly...

In the end I'm not sure if that was all that great of a decision for costumers as the Mate S carries a lot of the more crippling aspects of previous Huawei flagships.

Dec, 2015

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 : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei Mate 30 Pro gets penta-camera | LetsGoDigital

 

Huawei patents smartphone case for a smartphone with penta-camera. The case is probably meant for the Mate 30 Pro.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei Mate S Flagship Smartphone

 

Huawei Mate S Android smartphone : The Huawei Consumer Business Group has recently introduced the Huawei Mate S, the new flagship smartphone in Huawei's Mate series of mobile phones. Its ergonomic design and innovative technology deliver a premium...

The Huawei Mate S smartphone will be available in more than 30 countries. Dual SIM or dual 4G LTE can be configured on the Huawei Mate S in seconds, supporting 13 mainstream LTE frequencies covering Europe, Asia Pacific and America. The standard...

Sep, 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

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