Mate S: the new flagship smartphone Huawei (first impressions)

Mate S: the new flagship smartphone Huawei (first impressions)
At a press conference at the IFA Huawei unveiled its new flagship Smartphone Series Mate. Huawei Mate S replaces last year’s model – Mate 7 and attract the attention of ergonomic chic design and innovative technology.

Huawei has equipped its new 5.5 “AMOLED screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Thus, the pixel density up to 400 ppi. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. However, the thickness of the smartphone is only 7.2 mm, and up to the edge of the screen – only 2.65 mm. curved “back” smart phone is comfortable to hold in your hand. The weight of the flagship – 156, the processor is used HiSilicon Kirin 935 with 8 cores with a clock speed to 2.2 GHz. graphics acceleration provides a Mali GPU. The capacity is 3 GB of RAM, the capacity of flash memory – 32 GB. The latter can be expanded through the microSD slot up to 128 GB.

Even the fingerprint sensor on the rear panel has been improved and equipped with new features. It will not only unlock the smartphone, but also to control panel messages. Two clicks – and unread messages are deleted. It also allows you to make calls and set an alarm. Attached photo touch finger to the fingerprint sensor, you can easily move from one image to another. Thus, the new Huawei Mate S can be easily operated with one hand.

Huawei Mate S – The new camera, microphone three

Knuckle Control, which appeared in the Huawei P8 , became perfect. If you write a knuckle on the screen “C”, the camera is activated. Double-tapping the two knuckles, you turn on the video screens. As for the camera, it continues to improve in Huawei Mate S. Main news camera is equipped with 13-megapixel sensor, RGBW, which will provide higher quality images in low light. There is also an optical image stabilizer and an independent image processing, as well as two-color lights.

The front camera shoots self in a resolution of 8 Megapixels, she F2.0 aperture and LED flash. Pro Mode allows you to adjust ISO, exposure compensation, shutter speed, white balance, and focus manually. To record a sound has three microphones. A special algorithm allows to select the sound you want and hide the background noise. Android 5.1 pre-installed, and a proprietary shell Huawei Emotion UI 3.1. However, due to downsizing the battery performance decreases. Mate S battery capacity is only 2700 mAh.

In Europe, Huawei Mate S appears at the end of September in colors Mystic Champagne and Titanium Grey. The recommended price is 649 euros.

On closer examination changes from the Huawei Ascend Mate 7 obvious and tangible – and they are the best. In terms of design and feel of a smartphone corresponds to such flagships as Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6 (Plus). The screen is smaller, so the smart phone comfortable to hold, in addition, he cut edges and curved back, which makes it all the more convenient.

Liked by smaller screen or not depends on its taste. One thing is clear – the screen is bright and good color; however, the details will be known after the test. The same applies to the performance and operation time of the smartphone. Whether the novelty surpass its predecessor in performance, time will tell, and tests. On the one hand, the battery capacity has decreased, on the other – the screen has become less energy-intensive, and the processor has become more economical.

Although the test device is not equipped with Force Touch, we have a surplus strike one of the new control method. Although control by clicking on the screen – a matter of habit, the potential here is slightly higher than the new touchpad Apple.

Mate S: the new flagship smartphone Huawei (first impressions) updated: September 3, 2015 author: Jonathan Davis