An elegant device with great specs
Design and Display
The Huawei Mate S 128GB is equipped with 5.5-inch AMOLED screen of full HD resolution and pixel density of 401ppi. The display is crisp, detailed and bright with decent contrast. The display also has ÂForce TouchÂ feature that detects how hard you press down and provides differing responses as a result. The device has full metal body with curved rear which is great to look at and surprisingly easy to hold. It comes in gold, grey or champagne coloured body that weighs 156 grams and 7.2mm thickness.
OS and Configuration
The device runs on Android v5.1 (Lollipop) wrapped around HuaweiÂs Emotion UI. The Huawei Mate S is powered by a home-brewed HiSilicon Kirin 935 chipset. It is equipped a pair of Cortex-A53 processors, one clocked at 2.2 GHz and another at 1.5 GHz. It is assisted by 3GB of RAM and Mali-T628 MP4 GPU. Such an impressive setup is more than adequate enough to handle heavy multitasking, high end gaming and other forms of intensive usage.
Camera and Storage
The device has a 13MP main camera complete with optical image stabilisation, autofocus, a two-tone flash and various other modes and settings. Its picture quality is excellent and the camera is capable of taking some really good shots with a good amount of detail and saturated colors. It is accompanied by an 8MP secondary front facing camera with LED flash and BSI sensor that improves its performance in dark conditions. The device comes with a 128GB inbuilt storage that can further be increased upto 128GB using microSD card on its Hybrid SIM slot.
Connectivity and Battery
The device offers wide range of connectivity options that include 4G, Wi-Fi, hotspot tethering, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS with A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. The smartphone comes with a usual set of sensors with fingerprint sensor nested on the back, along with light, proximity, RGBW, accelerometer, compass and gyroscope. The device has an average battery backup of 2,700mAh, thankfully it comes with quick charging feature which helps mitigate its poor battery life.
Overall, the Huawei Mate S 128GB is a really good phone, with its elegant design, beautiful display, great camera and powerful performance. Coupled with many other useful features, like fingerprint sensor, force touch screen and a fully customised UI makes it a really great choice to go for.