Which foldable phone did you like better? Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X

Which foldable phone did you like better? Samsung Galaxy Fold vs Huawei Mate X
So, we finally got to see Samsung's new foldable phone! The Galaxy Fold is out in its full glory — an inwards-folding device that has a 7.3-inch AMOLED screen on the inside and a 4.6-inch mini display on the outside. It has its quirks, like being a rather thick handset with a gap in the middle when folded. Also, there's a notch on the big inside display, which houses the dual selfie camera.

The Huawei Mate X goes the other way — it has a single 8-inch AMOLED display and folds outwards, transforming into a sleeker smartphone with two screens when folded. There's no gap and no notch, making it look like a more elegant solution. But, on close inspection, you can clearly see the display has a wrinkle down the middle when the screen is unfolded.

The Galaxy Fold costs $1,980, the Mate X is up there with a heart-stopping $2600 price-tag... But... let's try to ignore the price here. Conceptually, which phone did you like better? If you had money to burn, which one would you buy?

Which foldable phone did you like better?

Samsung Galaxy Fold!
51.95%
Huawei Mate X!
48.05%

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Galaxy Fold
  • Display 7.3" 1536 x 2152 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB
  • Battery 4380 mAh(32h talk time)
Mate X
  • Display 8.0" 2200 x 2480 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 512 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4500 mAh

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64 Comments

1. Jaifaith

Posts: 7; Member since: Oct 09, 2018

Huawei mate looks so cheap material like plastic.... But Samsung looks really great But both price tag was not good at this time maybe next year it will become cheap

2. CEDEOTB

Posts: 446; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

The Mate X looks much better but the Galaxy Fold, folds more practically for durability.

3. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Tough question. 1st, the price of both are crazy. The notch on the Samsung is equally crazy. Why they didn't put the camera's on the back with the secondary display so the main screen didn't have that huge notch I have no idea. The Huawei screen has no notch, but it clearly has a ripple where the screen bends. IMHO both of these should be tech demo products, not actual retail.

4. macawmatt

Posts: 138; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

That outside fold scares the hell out of me for wear and tear, especially since it ends up being the middle of your screen when you are in tablet mode. Is it sexier, in concept. For practicality, I prefer the infold method. Though I still wouldn't buy either, I haven't spent that much on any computer I have every owned, and I don't see myself spending that much on a phone.

5. j_grouchy

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

The Huawei just doesn't look at all practical for regular daily use.

6. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

just look at them side by side...case closed.

33. bbycrts

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 05, 2018

You're right. Huawei wins.

46. tedkord

Posts: 17418; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Until you see that huge crease in the middle of the screen.

64. chenski

Posts: 774; Member since: Mar 22, 2015

Samsung has one too actually

10. Farcaster

Posts: 163; Member since: Apr 16, 2018

One's a rushed concept phone for viewing only. The other's a first edition with flaws, but you can actually use in daily life.

50. hateftotti

Posts: 233; Member since: May 03, 2011

Exactly ! Other point is that Galaxy Fold, folds inwards so it is protected when it is closed, but Mate X is more vulnerable

11. midan

Posts: 3028; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

As a concept and look, Mate X is clear winner, both devices aren't ready for market, but in the future if i would have to get one i would get something which works like Mate X. Opening your phone hundred times a day just doesn't sound good with infold tech. Durability wise mate X is clearly worse, but time will show how it's going to be.

12. ph00ny

Posts: 2058; Member since: May 26, 2011

In the initial debut of the device i was leaning towards the Mate X for larger main display as well as the folded display. However, more and more hands on videos have shown critical flaws with Mate X specially around the fold has me leaning towards the Galaxy Fold more. Look at the video and see the uneven surface in the hinge area, amount of effort to expand the display, also the discoloration at offangle. Not entirely sure how well the device will work on flat surfaces with the handle on one side. As for thickness of the device when folded, i think it will be offset by the fact that Galaxy Fold is much much narrower so it may end up being a toss up. Lastly, there is the price.... 2K is ridiculously high but 2.6k??? Come on

41. ph00ny

Posts: 2058; Member since: May 26, 2011

Not sure if i misunderstood but it looks like Mate X is using a proprietary storage format called NM. What's wrong with MicroSD?

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

id choose the galaxy fold but i dont really care for both of them. im waiting for the 2nd or third gen. bring it on!

17. mohsin845

Posts: 48; Member since: Apr 05, 2014

Samsung Fold Inwards so It's Practical & Durable.

18. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

There is another flaw with the mate X not any have mentioned is the square shaped ratio. Nearly all movies and videos are widescreen. Some games will suffer too when not optimised for this "square" display. Watching on that huge display will have very large black bars top & bottom leaving you around the same size video being played unfolded and folded.

28. midan

Posts: 3028; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

That's almost same with Fold.https://goo.gl/images/CSSMgP Lot of wasted space.

47. tedkord

Posts: 17418; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That's brilliant. He talks of a square display, and you show a rectangle display. Maybe it looked like a square by the time it penetranted the RDF.

20. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

mate X is made with cheap materials and still looks like not ready for mass market.

29. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

and Galaxy Fold is 2cm thick when folded...both have pros and cons and both will be better in future.

36. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 598; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Fold has more RAM, is cheaper, is stronger and durable.

39. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

it's a phone, not a tank...Mate X have better design folded and unfolded and more screen is point of foldable phones...

51. tedkord

Posts: 17418; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not better unfolded - a huge crease right down the middle. The point of foldable phones is undistorted, usable screen.

52. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

58. uberzero

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 07, 2018

For a first generation, the thickness is not bad and insured durability.

59. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

Mate X "durability" is also more than good...and thickness is awesome.

63. uberzero

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 07, 2018

In other words, Mate X in this presentation is much less durable with the cheap plastic looking materials and full exposed screen outwards is prone to scratches and ease of shattering. Thickness must be really good for Galaxy Fold in comparison of the seemly fragile thinness of Mate X obviously rushed.

21. Vancetastic

Posts: 1618; Member since: May 17, 2017

Between these two, I’d choose the Samsung. The Mate looks like a hurriedly cobbled together concept. I’d trust Samsung’s experience on this.

26. skips

Posts: 488; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

with huawei's X having that noticable bump on the folding point, and the risk of easily damaging the screen (plastics duh) turned me off instantly.

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