Galaxy Fold vs Mate X Battle of the foldable phones

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Wireless charging 36 Photos How To • Huawei P30 phone announcement: How to watch, what to expect Related coverage 12GB Mobile software 4 rear cameras Connector Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: CNET editors react RAM 512GB Kirin 980 processor No Mobile World Congress 2019 See All Price off-contract (USD) 9:54 Two 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel 3D depth 3:30 6.6-inch (2,480×1,148 pixels); 6.38-inch (2,480×892); 8-inch OLED (2,480×2,200) 2:13 Jun 1 • The Nubia Alpha looks like either a house arrest bracelet or Batman’s phone Foldable display, wireless charging, fast charging See it TCL’s DragonHinge lets phones bend and fold 4G or 5G The Huawei Mate X will come in one configuration: 5G. In fact, Huawei boasts that it’s the fastest foldable phone there is (a claim we can only check when 5G is going strong). Samsung, on the other hand, will have 4G and 5G configurations, so you’re not tied to 5G if you’re not interested in paying the extra for 5G access.Price and sale dateAffordable foldable phones aren’t here yet, but companies like TCL are working on it, and Motorola is rumored to sell a $1,500 foldable Motorola Razr. You’ll have to earmark at least $2,000 if you’re going to get either the Galaxy Fold or Huawei’s Mate X. But hold on. Let’s say you have the extra dough to spend. When do you get each phone, and will they sell where you live?  Review • Huawei P30 review: The P30 Pro’s fantastic photos for less USB-C Storage Galaxy Fold: First impressions of Samsung’s foldable… The specs (that we know about) reading • Galaxy Fold vs. Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Now playing: Watch this: Huawei Mate X Galaxy Fold: $1,980, on sale April 26 in select markets, including the US. That converts to about £1,500 or AU$2,800.Huawei Mate X: 2,300 euros, sale date starting in select markets around June or July. Huawei says it isn’t announcing sale markets until 5G networks start taking off. Because of tensions with the US government, it’s doubtful that the Mate X will sell in the US. However the price converts roughly to $2,600, £2,000 or AU$3,660.Read: Mate X foldable phone is $$$, but Huawei hints at cheaper future foldable phones Display size, resolution But what about the screen durability? Glass isn’t at a point where it can bend enough to fold (but glassmakers are working on that), so polymer it is. That’s not a screen material you think of as being worth $2,000 or more, but there you have it. The bottom line is that with version one of foldable phones, it seems likely there will always be trade-off of one sort or another. We’ll have to see both phones side by side to see which one gets more in the way.Read: I used the Huawei Mate X and now I’m a foldable phone believerThe camerasSamsung gives its Galaxy Fold a total of six cameras: three on the back, two on the front and one on the cover. Is this confusing or helpful? How easy is it to remember which camera to use for which type of photo you want to take? And how do quality and convenience compare to the Huawei Mate X’s four cameras? It looks like there are three, but Huawei consumer CEO Richard Yu confirmed there are four — one that the company will turn on in March when it launched the Huawei P30 series of phones. $1,980, converts to £1,500 or AU$2,800 Android 9.0 with Samsung One UI 4:39 Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 4.6-inch Super AMOLED; 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Share your voice Front-facing camera Galaxy Fold screens: 4.6-inch exterior7.3-inch interior screenHuawei Mate X ‘screens’:8-inch OLED displayIn “closed” position, front screen is 6.6 inchesIn “closed” position, rear screen is 6.38 inchesLit-up screen switches as you turn the phone At least one N/A Jul 9 • Killer cameras and battery life might meet their match in the Note 10 Galaxy Fold vs. Mate X The fold, the screensDoes your phone fold in or out? Samsung’s Galaxy Fold takes the form of a book, with its largest screen on the inside, protected by the outer “cover.” Except in this case, one of the “covers” has a screen on it. Huawei takes the opposite approach, with the screen hugging the frame. The advantage here is that you have one screen that can act like three, depending on how you hold the phone.  Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 512GB 8GB Comments Can Motorola’s Razr top Galaxy Fold by going smaller? Expandable storage No N/A 60 Photos Notch versus ‘wing’The Galaxy Fold has a fairly wide eyebrow notch on its 7.3-inch screen. This blacked-out area houses two camera lenses and sensors. The Mate X’s 8-inch display is notch-free, but it does have a strip on the back where the cameras line up, and a curved “wing” that serves as a handhold. I got a chance to open and close the Mate X, and I think this wing is a clever design workaround that makes sense. It seemed to mostly work as a grip, though it isn’t a comfy handle, but it does help stabilize the device when it’s opened up in tablet form, making it easier to hold without cropping the sides. 2,299 euros, converts to $2,600, £2,000 or AU$3,660 29 Power button Power button Processor Samsung Galaxy Fold Now playing: Watch this: News • Huawei P30 Pro in a gorgeous orange finish leaks Mentioned Above Huawei P30 (128GB, black) • Time for a state of the union on foldable phones. There are currently two top brand contenders, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X. Both have plastic (polymer) screens that fold in half down the middle, premium specs and a sky-high price to match. They may both fold, but the similarities end there. For example, the Fold will sell on April 26 for $1,980 (with a 5G version incoming later this year). Preorders begin April 15. Meanwhile, the Mate X set its price higher, at 2,300 euros (roughly $2,600). It’ll come in a 5G model only and will start selling this summer. The Galaxy Fold also has one small screen on the outside and a large screen on the inside, while the Mate X uses one screen on the outside in three different ways. It shapeshifts depending on how you hold the device. Samsung’s phone comes with six cameras. While I’ve never seen the Galaxy Fold in the flesh (this was the closest I got to it), a new YouTube video claiming to show off the Fold appeared online.Commentary: Rushing foldable phones doesn’t work. Just ask Samsung and Huawei Foldable display, fast charging CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Jun 29 • Galaxy S10 5G, OnePlus 7 Pro LG V50 ThinQ 5G: Why you shouldn’t rush to buy a 5G phone 2:43 Huawei Motorola Samsung Published: Feb. 24 at 12:05 p.m. PTLate update, March 20 at 10:27 a.m. PT: Added new links. 4,500 mAh Now playing: Watch this: 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto) Galaxy Fold: Samsung reveals more about its foldable… Fingerprint sensor Mobile World Congress 2019 $534 Galaxy Fold vs. Huawei Mate X: Battle of the foldable phones Every foldable phone coming your way Foldable phones are so tantalizingly close Galaxy Fold is the most exciting phone in years Using the Mate X made me a foldable phone believer Battery Camera Huawei Mate X is a foldable phone with 5G May 13 • Galaxy S10E vs. iPhone XR: Every spec compared 4,380 mAh 20 Photos Close up with the Galaxy Fold screen, notch and hinge The Mate X, which I briefly tried out, has four cameras (three you can see now and one that’ll launch in March) and 5G across the board. And where the Galaxy Fold’s hinge won’t lay completely flat, Huawei boasts about the sophistication of its patented hinge.We’re still learning more about both phones. But here’s what we know about both foldable phones so far, and how they both plan to take control of our brave new foldable world. Mate X foldable phone: Here’s what it’s really like to use Tags Huawei P30 Now playing: Watch this: Foldable Phones Tablets Phoneslast_img

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