HUAWEI Pocket S released, how does it compare to the competition?

HUAWEI Pocket S released, how does it compare to the competition?

HUAWEI is on a roll to announce foldables this year. After launching the companion xs 2 and P50 Pocket earlier this year, the company introduced its latest addition to its foldable lineup, the clamshell-style foldable HUAWEI Pocket S, in China. The Pocket S features a design similar to the pocket P50 but it’s considerably more affordable, making it a direct competitor to the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Motorola Razr (2022).

In this comparison guide, let’s take a look at what the HUAWEI Pocket S has to offer and see how it compares to the other foldable smartphones on the market. To start, let’s see how the specifications of the HUAWEI Pocket S compare to those of the other two clamshell phones.

Category HUAWEI POCKET S Samsung Galaxy ZFlip 4 Motorola Razr (2022)
Operating system Harmony OS 3.0 One UI 4.5 (Android 12L) android 12
Main screen
  • Size: 6.9 inches
  • Resolution: 2790×1188
  • Aspect ratio: 21:9
  • Type: OLED
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
  • Size: 6.7 inches
  • Resolution: 2640×1080
  • Aspect Ratio: 22:9
  • Type: 2X Dynamic AMOLED
  • Refresh rate: 120 Hz (adaptive)
  • Size: 6.7 inches
  • Resolution: 1080×2400
  • Aspect Ratio: 20:9
  • Type: Dynamic P-OLED
  • Refresh rate: 144Hz
cover screen 1.04-inch round, 340 x 340, OLED 1.9 inches, 512 x 260, Super AMOLED 2.7-inch, G-OLED, 573 x 800
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
Memory 8GB 8GB 8GB, 12GB
Storage 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
rear cameras
  • Main: 40 MP, f/1.8, wide angle, PDAF
  • Ultra wide angle: 13 MP, ƒ/2.2, 120-degree FoV
  • Main: 12 MP, ƒ/1.8, Dual Pixel AF, OIS
  • Ultra wide angle: 12 MP, ƒ/2.2, 123-degree FoV
  • Main: 50 MP, f/1.8, wide angle, PDAF, OIS
  • Ultra wide angle: 13 MP, ƒ/2.2, 120-degree FoV
Frontal camera 10.7 MP, ƒ/2.4, ultra wide angle 10 megapixels, ƒ/2.4, wide angle 32 MP, f/2.4, wide angle
connectivity without 5GLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC
Drums 4000mAh 3700mAh 3500mAh
  • 40W wired fast charging
  • wireless charging
  • 5W reverse wireless charging
  • 25W wired fast charging
  • fast wireless charging
  • Reverse wireless charging
Security Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, PIN, pattern, password Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, PIN, pattern, password Under-display fingerprint scanner, PIN, pattern, password
Colors blue, pink, green, silver, gold, black
  • Standard Edition: Purple, Graphite, Rose Gold, Blue
  • Custom Edition: Front/Back (Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red), Frame (Silver, Black, Gold)
black satin
starting price China exclusive for now (¥5,998 / €830) $999 ~$870 €1,199

Starting our comparison with design, you’ll notice that all three smartphones feature a similar-looking body with flat sides, a flip screen, a cover screen on the outside, and a dual camera setup. Taking a look at the internal display, the Pocket S offers a 6.9-inch 120Hz OLED display which is quite similar to the 6.7-inch 120Hz AMOLED display on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the P display. -6.7-inch 144Hz OLED from the Moto Razr.


The big difference appears when we take a look at the cover screens of the three smartphones. The Moto Razr (2022) takes the spot because it has a large 2.7-inch screen where you can do just about everything (see notifications, access apps, and more). the Galaxy ZFlip 4 It comes next with its 1.9-inch cover screen that can be used to check notifications, widgets, date, time, and quick settings.


You can also check the time and notifications and access widgets on the HUAWEI Pocket S Cover Screen, but it’s quite small at just 1.04 inches. Not forgetting that it has a circular shape, while the other two smartphones have rectangular cover screens. It is also worth noting that only Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 has IPX8 water resistance while the other smartphones lack this feature.

Now, if you prefer a minimalist and simple look, keep an eye on the Motorola Razr (2022) as it comes in only one color (satin black). However, if you want your smartphone to stand out, you may want to consider the Galaxy Z Flip 4 or the HUAWEI Pocket S as they are offered in several vibrant, poppy-like colors.

huawei pocket s camera

As for cameras, the HUAWEI Pocket S features a 40MP main camera (f/1.8 aperture) and a 13MP ultra-wide-angle shooter with 120-degree FoV. On paper, the Moto Razr (2022) features a better camera system that not only comes with a (slightly) better 13MP ultrawide lens, but also features a 50MP primary sensor that features optical image stabilization ( OIS). The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 also features a dual camera setup, and although its camera module is inferior compared to the other two smartphones on paper, left us quite impressed.

From a performance point of view, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Moto Razr offer a better experience compared to the HUAWEI Pocket S as they feature the latest technology from Qualcomm. Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset offers significant improvements over the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and is way ahead of the Snapdragon 778G found in the Pocket S.

Image of Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1

Taking a look at storage options, all three smartphones are offered in 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB configurations. Although all three foldables can handle daily tasks well, if you’re looking for a smartphone that’s more suited to gaming or other high-performance tasks, the Galaxy Z Flip 4 and Moto Razr (2022) are hands down the better choices.

While we have yet to test the Pocket S, the foldable HUAWEI should offer the best battery life (theoretically) thanks to a combination of a 4,000mAh battery and 40W charging. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes in second. place with a 3700 mAh battery, while the Moto Razr (2022) offers only a 3500 mAh cell. It’s also worth noting that HUAWEI and Samsung smartphones offer wireless (and reverse wireless) charging, while the Razr (2022) misses out on this feature.

Overall, the HUAWEI Pocket S looks like a solid foldable smartphone. The only deciding factor (for now) is the fact that the smartphone is only available in China. What do you think about the HUAWEI Pocket S? Would you buy it over the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4? Let us know in the comments section!

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