The Huawei Mate S takes beautifully sharp photos on its built-in camera, and it has enough power to take everyday tasks. With its metal design, it looks and feels great. But perhaps all of the good and great about this product are overshadowed by one thing – its price. For many, it’s just too expensive.
Can the Huawei Mate S Justify Its High Price Tag?
The Huawei Mate S now faces off against the likes of Apple and Samsung in the smartphone competition. Competing against these mobile phone giants is no easy task. Huawei usual tactics within this fight is usually to give the market lower-priced phones to level the playing field. However, this is not the case with the Mate S.
The price tag that is plastered on this phone is far above other excellent flagship offerings. When compared to the prices of the LG G4, or even the HTC One M9, the feature and price balance does not do enough justice to justify the expensive tag.
But if you’re still planning on getting, or at least learning about the Huawei Mate S smartphone, read on to know a bit more about its offerings. For starters, it has 150 x 75.3 x 7.2-millimeters for its dimensions and weighs 5.5-ounces (or 156-grams). It has an all-metal body, which again, looks and feels great. There is also a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Once you hold the phone, it does feel like a premium handset. Some would say that it even resembles the previous Mate 7. However, there are various changes for the Mate S that make it very different from the Mate 7. It is thinner as it only has a 7.2-millimeter profile. The glass display is rounded at the edge and there is also a slight curve at the back which make it a comfortable design to hold.
This phone has a 13-megapixel rear snapper and an 8-megapixel one at the front. Both cameras have their own flash. There are a variety of scene modes in-store for smartphone shutterbugs to let their images have that “artsy” feel to it. Images have plenty of detail, and the cameras perform well for an on-phone camera.
Aside from the hefty price tag, the Huawei Mate S still has the company’s custom Android UI which is far from clean. In fact, it looks downright messy. While this can be remedied by downloading an appropriate app, getting to that price won’t be as easy.