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Reviewed on 2016-06-14
It's hard to get too excited about new mid-range Android releases as, aside from being a dime a dozen, there's very little difference from one manufacturer's handset to another, except for the odd tweak here or there.Even when it comes to the higher-end f...
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Reviewed on 2016-04-07
Good exposure and generally pleasant color at all light levels, Wellbalanced noise reduction at higher ISOs, Good manual control in Pro camera mode, Decent front camera with useful front flash, Responsive general operation and swift camera startup, Water...Smeared luminance noise noticeable in areas of plain color at base ISO, Slightly elevated tendency to clip highlights in highcontrast scenes, Slight blur and softness in some images, even in bright light, Ghosting and very warm skin tones in flash images,...
DPReview smartphone reviews are written with the needs of photographers in mind. We focus on camera features, performance, and image quality.The Huawei Mate S was launched at IFA 2015 and with its 5.5-inch full HD screen it is, in terms of dimensions, a c...
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Reviewed on 2016-03-19
BEAUTIFUL SHELLThe full metal design also has the advantage of superior heat dissipation compared to hybrid metal and plastic models. The Mate S is also extremely thin, measuring just 7.2mm at the edges. Weight is also not a problem with the device weighi...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-12
One of the trends we find when we review a device from Huawei is that we love the design, but feel a little let down by the custom UI, Emotion. At first we were worried that the trend would continue when we saw the gorgeous Mate S. It borrows elements fro...
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Reviewed on 2016-02-05
Performance, Features, DesignPrice, Battery life
Huawei has come quite far with its smartphone business, and it looks like they're not stopping any time soon. The Huawei Mate S is marketed to be their highest-end smartphone yet, and at a price point that is similar to many other premium phones, what set...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-25
Huawei has come a long way. Having partnered with Google to come up with the greatest and most premium Nexus device yet, one shouldn't forget that the Mate S, its flagship smartphone released before the Nexus – is a testament to how far the company has co...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-20
Good camera, Highquality design, Futuregazing tech, Loads of storagePressure sensitivity is very limited, Expensive, Battery life not great
Meet the Force Touch phone. What's this, a Star Wars signature edition of the Huawei Mate S we looked at last year? Not quite.Huawei actually just pipped Apple in being the first company to officially announce a pressure sensitive screen phone last year...
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Reviewed on 2016-01-20
Good camera, Highquality design, Futuregazing tech, Loads of storagePressure sensitivity is very limited, Expensive, Battery life not great
Meet the Force Touch phone. What's this, a Star Wars signature edition of the Huawei Mate S we looked at last year? Not quite.Huawei actually just pipped Apple in being the first company to officially announce a pressure sensitive screen phone last year...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-23
When the Huawei Mate S was first announced back at the IFA technology trade show in Berlin, it beat Apple to the punch as the first smartphone with a pressure-sensitive screen. However, it's taken until now (a good three months later) for the “Press Touch...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-21
This has certainly been a good year for Chinese phone cobblers. OnePlus and Xiaomi have been grabbing headlines but Huawei has been doing remarkable things. Their sister-brand, Honor, wowed me at its launch of the Honor 7. My latest favourite phone, the N...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-17
The Mate S is Huawei's flagship smartphone and boasts an eight-core, 2.2GHz processor paired with 3GB of RAM. Its camera has a resolution of 13 megapixels and can record 1080p video at 30fps, while the lens boasts optical image stabilisation, a fast f/2 m...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-14
Comes with a flip cover included, Seriously attractive design, Solid construction, EMUI 3.1 has all the features you might want, Selfie camera is up to snuffDisplay needs work, EMUI 3.1 poses some fundamental user experience issues, Recent apps menu is clunky and awkward, Main camera has problems with focus a bit too often, General camera performance is inferior to the best out there, 1080p video is underwhel...
From the point of view of Huawei's product portfolio, the Mate S is a weird addition to its high-end roster. A mixture between the P and Mate lines, the S strikes a balance between thinness and size, all the while hitting the right notes when it comes to...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-11
Incredibly strong, thin and well shaped metal build, Excellent screen quality, Lots of software features, Sound output is phenomenal, Lots of options in the camera software, International signal compatibilityEMUI has huge UI issues
Some would say that Huawei has become the most important OEM in 2015, not only showing some unbelievable growth in every market it sells devices in, but also because of its partnership with Google on the Nexus 6p and the Android Wear powered Huawei Watch...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-10
Highend specs Solid construction Great camera Pressuresensing screen is coolNot cheap Pressuresensing screen not fully utilized
A week before Apple announced the 3D Touch-enabled iPhone 6S in September, Huawei did something interesting: It announced an Android phone with a pressure-sensitive screen.That phone was the Huawei Mate S , the company's flagship that held its own — on pa...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-09
Solid, wellmade chassis, Dual SIM support, Excellent use of fingerprint sensorYou can use a MicroSD card or a second SIM, but not both, Knuckle gestures are awkward to use, Force Touch functions are only available on forthcoming 128GB model
Huawei says its new Mate S smartphone combines an ergonomic, 'luxurious' design with innovative technology to deliver a top-notch Android experience. The company often excels on build, and is Google's production partner on the well-received Nexus 6P. So h...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-07
This time last year Huawei managed to pull off a coup of sorts with their Mate 7 phablet . Up until that time the company was perfectly content in making flagships clothed in plastic and glass. Their Mate 7 phablet made the world sit up and notice, and th...
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Reviewed on 2015-12-02
Huawei has been a company which over the past few years has visibly increased its presence in western markets. The Chinese vendor has in particular executed a big push into European markets over the last year as devices have become increasingly available...
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Reviewed on 2015-11-18
The Huawei Mate S is somewhat of a weird fit in Huawei's current device lineup. It is not the eagerly anticipated successor to the Mate7 (that would be the soon to be announced Mate 8), nor is it part of the Honor family, or bothered with an Ascend monike...
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Reviewed on 2015-11-16
Still, it's probably for the best, as Huawei's force touch technology is only available on the Luxury 128GB edition of the Mate S, which will no doubt cost a lot more than the Standard £420 version reviewed here when it eventually launches in the UK. The...
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Reviewed on 2015-11-13
Great display quality, Impressive performance, Beautiful design and build quality, Fingerprint sensor, Great imaging quality, (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({})Uninspiring UI, Steep pricing, Average battery life
Huawei's successor to the highly regarded Mate 7 phablet is the smaller yet faster version called the Mate S. It's as if Huawei merely wanted the standard-sized version of the Mate 7. Make no mistake — the upgrade might look incremental on the outside but...
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Processor frequency

1.5 GHz

Processor family


Processor model

Kirin 935

Processor architecture

ARM Cortex-A53

Processor cores


64-bit computing
Processor lithography

28 nm

Processor operating modes


System bus rate

12.8 GT/s


Display diagonal

14 cm (5.5")

Display resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels

Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Touch technology


Touch screen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB version


Weight & dimensions


156 g


7.53 cm


7.2 mm


15 cm


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


4G standards


Wi-Fi standards

IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Bluetooth version


2G bands (secondary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz


Internal storage capacity

32 GB

Internal RAM

3072 MB

Compatible memory cards

MicroSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

128 GB


GPS (satellite)
Electronic compass


Main camera resolution (numeric)

13 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Second camera
Video recording
Flash type


Sensor type


Second camera resolution

8 MP


Battery capacity

2700 mAh

Talk time (2G)

19 h

Standby time (2G)

353 h

Talk time (3G)

13 h

Standby time (3G)

380 h

Talk time (4G)

327 h


Form factor


Colour of product


Brand colour

Luxurious Gold

Fingerprint reader
Curved design


Operating system installed


Operating system version


Subscription type

No subscription

Proximity sensor
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list


Icons, Menu, Shortcuts

Support for contact groups