Motorola Droid Maxx 2 and Huawei Mate S are two phablets that were released in October 2015, both devices come with some impressive specifications and today we’re going to compare them. So, if you want to purchase any of these devices, you’d better read this comparison and draw a conclusion.
The Droid Maxx 2 measures 148x75x10.9mm and weights 169 grams. The phone has a water repellent nano-coating and has a similar body as the Moto X Pure Edition, but the plastic back has a soft grip texture. On the other hand, the Mate S is slimmer and lighter as it measures 149.8×75.3×7.2mm and weights 156 grams, while its construction is made of aluminum and on the back, below the camera, sits a fingerprint scanner.
The Droid Maxx 2 comes with an IPS LCD display of 5.5-inch that supports a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 403 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Mate S has an AMOLED display of 5.5-inch with the same resolution, but it supports a pixel density of 401 ppi and it’s protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4.
Processors, Graphics Cards & RAM
The Droid Maxx 2 features a Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and a quad-core Cortex A53 processor clocked at 1GHz, an Adreno 405 graphics card and 2GB of RAM. The Mate S comes with a HiSilicon Kirin 935 chipset, an octa-core processor formed from a quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz and a quad-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz, a Mali-T628 MP4 graphics card and 3GB of RAM.
The Droid Maxx 2 has been released with an internal storage of 16GB, but it can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card. On the other hand, the Mate S has been released in three internal storage variants of 32GB, 64GB and 128GB and you can expand it up to 128GB using a microSD card.
The Droid Maxx 2 sports a primary camera of 21MP (found on the rear side of the handset) that features dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR and secondary camera of 5MP (found on the front side of the device). The Mate S has a weaker primary camera of only 13MP that features OIS, autofocus, dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama, touch focus, geo-tagging and secondary camera of 8MP.
Both handsets come with non-removable batteries, but the Droid Maxx 2 has a bigger one of 3630 mAh, while the Mate S is powered by a very small battery of 2700 mAh.