Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X are both available now, with two distinct approaches to foldable phones. Both were created with the intention of inspiring and changing the way we think about phones. These aren’t yet common products, but they could pave the way for foldable phones to replace the large-screen variants that are currently too big for your pocket.
For the past year, there has been a lot of buzz around foldable phones, positioning 2019 as the start of a smartphone design revolution. A screen that folds in half looks really futuristic, and it can also quadruple your screen space while keeping the gadget half the size. Early faults with the Galaxy Fold’s screen, as well as concerns about the phone’s hinge’s durability, have dimmed enthusiasm for the foldable device.
These early foldable phones shared the capacity to bend a flexible screen in half, but that’s where the similarities ended. Their screens bend completely in different directions. Their cameras are also at different spots. These distinctions between the Galaxy Fold and the Mate X are significant because they affect how you use each foldable device.
Screen style: Galaxy Fold is an innie. Mate X is an outie
The greatest and most obvious difference between the Fold and the Mate X is how they fold. On the inside, there’s a 7.3-inch foldable plastic screen from Samsung. It can be accessed by folding the Fold like a book. The handset’s exterior component, which includes a glass “cover” can be used when the phone closes up, protects the phone’s plastic inner screen.
The Mate X is another option. The Huawei device’s 8-inch plastic display wraps around the outside and is used in three different ways. The screen on the Mate X changes shape depending on how you hold it. You get a “front” screen, and you’re utilising it completely open the following minute. There’s also a back screen if you flip it over.
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Using the Mate X in this manner gives you more versatility right away than using the Fold. The Samsung phone features a small outside display that is difficult to operate efficiently. It feels more like you’re working on a tablet that you can close, whereas the Mate X seems like you’re on a large-screen phone that you can expand into a larger screen. You can acquire much more usable screen with just a twist of the wrist.
The Mate X’s display is continuously exposed to the elements, putting it at risk of scratches, nicks, and harmful pressure. This could be a huge liability for you. We won’t know for sure until we have the Mate X for more than a day to test and study it.
Explained below are the screen details of both the smartphones so you can decide good for yourself.
Galaxy Fold Screens:
- 4.6-inch exterior
- 7.3-inch interior screen
Huawei Mate X screens:
- 8-inch OLED display
- In “closed” position, front screen is 6.6 inches
- In “closed” position, rear screen is 6.38 inches
- Lit-up screen switches as you turn the phone
Crease To Crease
When foldable phones initially came out, people kept asking: What’s with the crease that runs down the middle of the bending screen? Unfortunately, when it comes to foldable phones, a hump where the screen goes slack when the phone is unfolded is unavoidable — at least for the time being. The crease on the Galaxy Fold is visible to the naked eye and can be felt with your palm, however it is less evident when the smartphone is closed.
Surprisingly, the slack screen of the Huawei Mate X seems and feels less wrinkled. It’s still there, but it’s more of a bump than a valley now, and that appears to be the difference.
There are various other differences and very little similarities in both of these models. When the phones finally are out and about in the marketplace, the users will get to know the difference themselves. Till then everyone is waiting for more and more revolutions!