Today, we will compare two very similar smartphones – The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Huawei Mate X2.
Though the two devices share some standard features, they are meant for different user types.
However, they are both foldable devices, meaning that it makes sense to compare them.
The Galaxy Z Flip hit the market in February last year, while the Mate X2 was introduced recently.
The Mate X2 initially launched only in China, and it’s still only available there at the moment.
However, the company is undoubtedly working on a global launch.
The Mate X2 is seen as substantial progress from the Mate X design, as Huawei tried to make it comparable to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2.
It appears that Samsung struck a gold mine with that design.
Let’s see a quick comparison of the two!
Both devices are made out of metal and glass.
When folded, the Z Flip is noticeably smaller than the Mate X2.
However, when you unfold it, it becomes taller than the Huawei.
Though the core concept is similar at the base, the two devices are entirely different products.
The Z Flip is a device that folds into a compact chassis while the Mate X2 is simply a foldable tablet that you can turn into a smartphone form.
Therefore, it is a matter of user preference. If you opt for a big screen size when the device is unfolded, then the Mate X2 is the way to go.
However, when you unfold the Z Flip, it becomes tiny, which may interest you if you don’t feel like carrying a chunky phone around.
The Z Flip packs a display camera hole on the main display, and it is centered.
The Mate X2 boasts a pill-shaped display camera hole on the secondary screen, and it’s located in the device’s top left corner.
The Mate X2 seems to provide more rear-facing cameras – four units in total, twice what the Z Flip offers.
The Mate X2 is significantly heavier than the Z Flip.
It weighs 112 more grams, at 295 grams in total.
However, that is reasonable when you take the size of the main display into account.
Let’s just start on the right foot and say that both devices feature impressive displays.
The Z Flip features a 6.7-inch fullHD+ Dynamic AMOLED core display.
It doesn’t provide a significant refresh rate, but at least it can display HDR10+ content.
Additionally, a minuscule 1.1-inch Super AMOLED panel is featured on the device’s rear side, which is convenient for when the phone gets folded.
The Mate X2 features an 8-inch 2480 x 2200 foldable OLED core display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
The device’s secondary display is roughly 6.45 inches. It has a 90Hz refresh rate with a 2700 x 1160 resolution.
The Mate X2’s secondary display is nearly as large as the Z Flip’s core display, which is impressive.
Though both displays are impressive, they aren’t necessarily the best in the market. The main highlight of their performance is the fact that they are foldable.
Performance And Battery
When it comes to performance, neither of the two devices will disappoint you. They can both handle anything you’ll throw at them.
As for the battery, the Z Flip features a 3,300 mAh battery, while the Mate X2 has a 4,500 mAh battery.
However, the Mate X2 provides a larger refresh rate and the fact that it has to fuel two power-hungry displays, impacting battery life.
Neither of the two is an outstanding performer in terms of battery life, to put it simply.
You can expect to get more than 5 hours of screen time with either device, but that number heavily depends on what you do with them.