Huawei Mate S review: Precision styled

18 November, 2015
The Huawei Mate S is somewhat of a weird fit in Huawei's current device lineup. It is not the eagerly anticipated successor to the Mate7 (that would be the soon to be announced Mate 8), nor is it part of the Honor family, or bothered with an Ascend moniker.

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  • J.P

hello every body, i need your support,
i bought a Hawaii mate S 5 months ago, and until 2 weeks ago everything is going in a good way,
suddenly the battery life is 50 % less then before and i have to charge my phone twice per day, and previously once is enough for all day.
i need your support.

  • Sam

shlox, 21 Nov 2015I'm using it for over a month, and It's the fastest fingerprint ... moreEvery latest device of Huawei looks extremely gorgeous (P8, mateS) but onsceen bezels makes it look a lot cheaper . 1-2 mm of hardware bezel won't harm the beauty but 3-4 mm of onscreen bezel makes it worse . I don't understand are Huawei deaign engineers mad .
They need to improve their android skin whole lot .

Touchwiz on latest samsung flagship is awesome :; learn Huawei .!!! You are in a learning phase

  • Sam

saikat, 22 Nov 2015Decembar 21 And what about Huawei P8 release date in India . And idea about huawei brick and mortar stores

  • saikat

AnonD-467646, 20 Nov 2015When this "Huawei Mate S" releasing in India ? Please anyone reply.Decembar 21

  • AnonD-422846

Pathetic battery life for sure !

  • shlox

Whuzzup, 20 Nov 2015Everyone talking about the price and so forth but anyone bother ... moreI'm using it for over a month, and It's the fastest fingerprint scanner I've ever used (and I tried pretty much the most of them, I think). It's really good.

On the other hand: when it fails to read my finger, I get a short vibrate. If I touched it by accident when I took the device out of my pocket it vibrates. it happens quite a lot and it's annoying.

  • Waqas

Expensive at this price i can buy iphone or samsung flagship

  • Papawinx

Which is which, I don't have the instrument to test the audio quality but have ears, when I tested the HMS it's almost identical to the huawei P8 and also the loudness. Cheers guys.

  • AnonD-467630

AnonD-467630, 21 Nov 2015I think I faced few more nags. 1. Huawei wanted to have a custo... more*app* not appointment.

  • AnonD-467630

AnonD-467630, 20 Nov 2015I got this yesterday. Too early to comment, but the EMUI which c... moreI think I faced few more nags.
1. Huawei wanted to have a customised memory management I presume and there is "Protected" apps. If an appointment is unprotected, the OS closes it when I lock the screen / timeouts. I would have thought that Android "default" can manage the memory better.
2. the Huawei Swype is laggy. And unresponsive. That, on a rebooted phone (so excess memory usage is not an issue and again I don't have too many apps).
3. I made Google keyboard as default. After sometime, presumably after a restart, it (keyboard) went back to Huawei Swype !

  • AnonD-467646

When this "Huawei Mate S" releasing in India ?
Please anyone reply.

  • AnonD-467630

I got this yesterday. Too early to comment, but the EMUI which came with this is too restrictive and I don't have the feeling of working on the latest Android. Will install CM12 soon.

  • AC3

Huawei's copy of the HTC One Max

  • AnonD-338467

How many more iPhone 6/6S Plus phones lookalike do we need on the market?
I mean after HTC A9 and others really shamefully to steal Apple iPhone design and make it into their own phone. It's getting very sickening now...

  • Sam

A Man, 19 Nov 2015This phone pretty much sucks specs wise for its price range, but... moreBack of the phone looks screems beauty but front looks ugly atleast from the images on the net

  • AnonD-467488

Basically if you own an Ascend 7 this is the same phone, It's too pricey for the hardware it offers, the Kirin 935 has a really good CPU, but outdated GPU and it`s not a phone to last.
My suggestion is to wait for the Kirin 950 (Ascend Mate 8) and skip this one.

  • Sam

SDKforLumia, 19 Nov 2015In my country, it costs same as an LG V-10. Now you tell me whic... moreIf it cost as much as LG-V10 then you should definitely go for LG. No doubt abt it ..

  • Whuzzup

Everyone talking about the price and so forth but anyone bother talking about the finger print scanner. According to the review, its a killer on this phone. Sounds like its in mad competition with Samsung's TouchWiz and Apple's Touch ID.

  • SDKforLumia

In my country, it costs same as an LG V-10. Now you tell me which one should I choose Huawei?

  • A Man

This phone pretty much sucks specs wise for its price range, but all its good for IMO is the looks.