The Huawei Mate X2 is the latest flagship foldable phone from Huawei in 2021. However, it doesn’t mean that it’s the only foldable device in the market. The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is another device that is also probably the best alternative to the Mate X2. Despite the phone being released back in 2020, it still gives the Mate X2 a run for its money in some sections.
In this post, we’re going to perform a side-by-side comparison of the 2 foldable smartphones, the Huawei Mate X2 vs Samsung Galaxy Fold 2. We are going to list all the key differences between the 2 smartphones in terms of the prices and the hardware specifications. However, let’s first go through a summary of the device’s specifications;
Huawei Mate X2 Specs
The Huawei Mate X2 sports an 8.01 inches Foldable OLED 4K display which is considerably bigger compared to the Galaxy Fold 2. It has a total pixel density of 414 PPI which is quite impressive considering it’s an 8 inches display. The cover display is a 6.45 inches AMOLED panel with an 1160 x 2700 screen resolution. It runs on Android 10 with EMUI 11 but it doesn’t include Google Play Services. It is powered by a powerful Kirin 9000 5G. It comes with 12 GB of RAM + 512 GB of internal storage. At the rear, it sports a 50 MP main camera, an 8 MP telephoto lens, a 16 MP ultrawide camera, and another 12 MP camera. At the front, it has a single 16 MP selfie camera. As for the battery, it is equipped with a 4400 mAh battery with 66W fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 Specs
The Galaxy Fold 2 sports 7.6 inches Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X display (1768 x 2208) with a pixel density of 372 PPI which is smaller compared to the Huawei Mate X2. The cover display is a 6.23 inches Super AMOLED panel (816 x 2260). It comes packed with Android 10, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset. It is available in 2 variants, 12 GB + 256 GB , and 12 GB + 512 GB of RAM and internal storage respectively. At the back, it sports a 12 MP main + 12 MP telephoto + 12 MP ultrawide camera setup and a 10 MP main + 10 MP ultrawide at the front. This huge phone is powered by only a 4500 mAh battery with a mere 25W fast charging support.
Key Differences Between The Huawei Mate X2 vs Galaxy Fold 2
From the Specs summary above, it’s pretty obvious that the Huawei Mate X2 obliterates the Galaxy Fold 2 in pretty much every sector. That might be expected considering both devices were launched with over a 6 months gap between each other.
When compared to the Galaxy Fold 2, the Huawei Mate X2 has a bigger display, a more powerful processor, a better camera combination, and even a better camera setup as it is almost triple fast charging compared to the Fold 2.
For anyone who would be looking for the perfect foldable phone, either for the office or just for fun activities, the Huawei Mate X2 is the best option. It beats the Galaxy Fold 2 by so far. However, all this doesn’t come cheap as the Mate X2 goes for over $2750 which isn’t anywhere near cheap. I mean, that’s a brand new mac book. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 just sells for $1,199 which is way cheaper but you have to settle for less.
When it comes to these 2 devices, it all comes down to the size of your wallet. The more you’re willing to pay, the more you will get. The Mate X2 is by far the best foldable phone in the market right now and is also the best choice for heavy tasks or office work, as it has a bigger display and a much more powerful processor. The phone also covers you in the photography section when you’re out of the office or out and about and you decide to take snap some shots. It’s perfect, that’s the only way I can describe it.