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Huawei Mate S (2015) review

Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
HiSilicon Kirin 935
Mali-T628 MP4
3 GB / 32 GB
5.5 inches (1080 x 1920 px)
13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization

Huawei announced the launch of the Mate S smartphone in 2015. The manufacturer is offering the Huawei Mate S phone with 5.5 inches display, HiSilicon Kirin 935 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.

The Huawei Mate S comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, and a Li-Ion 2700 mAh, non-removable battery. The 5.5 inches phone comes with AMOLED display (1080 x 1920 px). The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones.

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Huawei Mate S specifications

BrandHuawei
NameMate S
ModelHMAS
Release date2015

Body

The weight of Huawei Mate S is about 5.5 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. The dimensions of this Huawei phone are average (5.9 x 2.96 x 0.28 inches).

Weight5.5 oz
Dimensions5.9 x 2.96 x 0.28 inches
Colorsluxurious gold, mystic champagne, rose gold, titanium grey
SIM typeNano SIM

System

The Huawei Mate S comes with Android OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS.

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
SoCHiSilicon Kirin 935
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-T628 MP4

Display

The size of Mate S screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. The 5.5 inches AMOLED display of Huawei Mate S with 1080 x 1920 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size5.5 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 px
Multitouch supportyes

Memory

The internal memory of Huawei Mate S (3 GB) cannot be expanded, but the internal storage (32 GB) can be expanded with a compatible microSD card.

RAM3 GB
Internal storage32 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

Camera

The camera of the Mate S is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of Mate S has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Selfie camera8 MP
Main camera13 MP, 4128 x 3096 px, autofocus, optical image stabilization
FlashDual LED

Connectivity

The Huawei Mate S supports 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE networks. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board. The Mate S comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The Mate S phone has built-in FM radio. The built-in FM Radio is great for listening to your favorite radio station.

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
NFCyes
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Battery

The Li-Ion 2700 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The Li-ion is a low maintenance battery which offers high energy, is lightweight and does not require periodic full discharge. The battery of Mate S isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

TypeLi-Ion 2700 mAh, non-removable

Features

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. This Huawei phones comes with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear. The Dual SIM capability of Huawei Mate S phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone doesn't support fast charging technology.

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, gyroscope, proximity
SpecialsCorning Gorilla Glass 4, Dual SIM
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The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Huawei Mate S, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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