Huawei Mate X3

Huawei Mate X3 features and specifications in Kenya

  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Internal Storage: 512GB
  • Battery: 4800 mAh
  • Main camera: 50 MP + 12 MP + 13 MP
  • Front camera: 8 MP
  • Cover camera: 8 MP
  • Display: 7.85 inches, OLED, 120Hz
  • Cover display: 6.4 inches OLED, 120Hz
  • Processor: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, 3G, 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi
  • Colors: Black, White, Violet, Dark Green, Gold
  • OS: EMUI 13.1, no Google Play Services

KSh 400,000

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Huawei Mate X3

Huawei Mate X3 price in Kenya is Kes 400,000. The foldable smartphone features a foldable, OLED, 1B Colors, and 120Hz display measuring 6.4 inches when folded and 7.85 inches when unfolded. It measures 156.9 x 72.4 x 11.8 mm (folded) and 156.9 x 141.5 x 5.3 mm (unfolded). Mate X3 runs on HarmonyOS 3.1 (China), EMUI 13.1 (Europe), with no Google Play Services. It relies on an Octa-core, Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G (4 nm) processor for seamless operations such as playing games, multi-tasking across various apps, and internet browsing.

For optimal operations, the X3 smartphone comes packed with 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM, or 1TB 12GB RAM. For snapshots and video recording, you have access to a single 8MP (wide) cover camera and 8MP (wide) camera when unfolded. To power the phone, a Li-Po 4800 mAh, non-removable battery is installed on the phone. To recharge the battery, you can opt for 66W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, and 7.5W reverse wireless charging. Purchase the Mate X3 today at Phoneplace Kenya, available in Black, White, Violet, Dark Green, and Gold colors.

Huawei Mate X3 specs and price in Kenya

Brand Huawei
Model Huawei Mate X3
Announced March, 2023
Released April, 2023
Operating System HarmonyOS 3.1 (China), EMUI (Europe), no Google Play Services
Chipset Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G (4 nm)
CPU Speed Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A510)
GPU Adreno 730
Storage 256GB, 512GB, 1TB
Card Slot NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Rear Camera 50 MP + 8 MP + 13 MP
Front Camera 8 MP
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
Sim Card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Weight 239 g or 241 g (8.43 oz)
Dimensions Unfolded: 156.9 x 141.5 x 5.3 mm, Folded: 156.9 x 72.4 x 11.8 mm
Screen Resolution 2224 x 2496 pixels (~426 ppi density)
Display Type Foldable OLED, 1B colors, 120Hz
Display Size 7.85 inches, 197.5 cm2 (~88.9% screen-to-body ratio)
3.5mm jack No
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
GPS GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (B1I+B1c+B2a), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
USB USB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, OTG
Radio No
Sensor Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, altimeter, color spectrum
BDS Satellite Message
Battery i-Po 4800 mAh, non-removable
Fast Charging 66W wired, 50W wireless, 7.5W reverse wireless
Colors Black, White, Purple, Dark Green, Gold
Price in Kenya Ksh 400,000

Physical Attributes

The foldable Huawei Mate X3 is an elegant high-end smartphone that stands out based on its design, size, aesthetics and hinge set-up. Announced on March 23rd 2023, the handset measures 156.9 x 72.4 x 11.8 mm when folded and 156.9 x 141.5 x 5.3 mm when unfolded. It weighs 231g / 241g based on rival brands, the weight and size of the Mate X3 is modest, with the slim design making it particularly awesome to hold and use when both folded and unfolded. The body of the smartphone is made from a glass front, glass / eco-leather back and aluminum frame. The dual SIM handset is IPX8 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min). The phone is available in Black, White, Violet, Dark Green, and Gold colours.

Splendid Hinge Technology

The new gen multi-dimensional hinge is slim and shows off state of art materials for reliable, durable, use in the long haul. With the help of a dual-track wing-shaped hinge, the Huawei Mate X3 boasts a sturdy body when folded. Better yet, the high-precision cam-drive system, which makes a flex-stop possible, is a thrill to unfold as well.

Great experiences with the foldable Display

Huawei’s X-Ture Dual Screens to Savour

As the first foldable smartphone to garner two TUV Rheinland Certifications (Colour Accuracy and Precise Colour Projection), Huawei Mate X3 brings a true to life details right in front of you. It supports 1B Colors and groundbreaking Huawei X-TRUE Technology. Thanks to Mate X3’s Intelligent Light-Sensitive Display, the screens deliver a consistent viewing experience, whatever the occasion is. The interior screen’s anti-reflection layer keeps the view clear, even when used outside under direct sunlight.

Horizontal Split Screen

Swipe on the screen to create a Horizontal Split Screen immediately to start multitasking. You can attend a video meeting on the top screen as you take notes on the lower screen.

Open it as you like it

Unfold your phone in the Flex-Stop Mode and double it up as a portable electronic gadget, with access to the weather, time and more just a touch away.

Wet Screen

If when you are within wet conditions i.e., drizzling or water splashes around you, you need not worry. While enduring splashes with its IPX8 rating, Huawei Mate X3 can even respond to your touches when the screen is wet. Whether it is drizzling or water splashes on your screen at the poolside, you can scroll on while the least worries.

Durable Screen and Protection

The multi-layered interior screen including the layer of non-Newtonian fluid materials is 4X more impact-resistant, making it the industry’s first foldable display to pass the Switzerland five-star SGS impact-resistant certifications The KunGlass is Solid as ever for the cover display, making it scratch and break free from falls.

Ultra-Vision XMAGE Camera

Huawei Mate X3 packs a 50MP Ultra Vision Camera, 13MP Ultra-wide-Angle Camera and 12MP Periscope Telephoto Camera which supports 5X Optical Zoom to capture your timeless memories in breathtaking splendour. The fast algorithm is now faster to ensure that no moment ever passes you by. Three XMAGE styles (Original, Vivid and Bright) paint your world in the striking colours that appear in front of you.

Capture the Details beyond your Eyes

The periscope telephoto lens supports a maximum of 5X optical zoom and 50X digital zoom and can capture details that the naked eye would otherwise miss in scenes far away.

High-Performance Smartphone

An Efficient Cooling System

The new Gen-cross hinge cooling system utilizes a unique flexible conductive layer to shift heat across the dual parts of the screen with a 20% larger heat dissipation area, striking balanced heat dissipation across the hinge. The 1800W/m.K ultra-high thermally-conductive graphene layer helps the Mate X3 keep its cool, even when it is handling a lot.

Network and Connectivity

The foldable phone is 4G enabled. It relies on GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE Network Technology for connectivity and communication. Supporting 2G, 3G and 4G bands, Mate X3 runs on up to HSPA, LTE-A, 5G network speeds. Thus, you will have an easy time uploading and downloading files, videos and applications. Make use of Bluetooth for pairing with other smartphones and devices. 5.2, A2DP, LE is good enough for best pairing and wireless connectivity, especially at present where most devices require BT pairing.

For data transfer, you can rely on BT connectivity, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1, DisplayPort 1.2, OTG and the internet. The Huawei phone uses Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, and Wi-Fi Direct for the best internet connectivity that ensures minimal buffering when using available WI-FI and hot-spotting.

For tracking and accurate identification of locations especially when travelling, motoring or out in the wild, make use of GPS (L1+L5), GLONASS (B1I+B1c+B2a), BDS (B1I+B1c+B2a), GALILEO (E1+E5a), QZSS (L1+L5), NavIC. Several sensors are installed on the Huawei Mate X3 for the best handling experience. They include Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, altimeter, and colour spectrum.

Huawei Mate X3 Powering System

The foldable smartphone is massive and has a huge demand for power to run the systems and operations. To match these demands, the Mate X3  packs a Li-Po 4800 mAh, non-removable battery, capable of keeping power for a day if you are an average user. To recharge, the handset comes along with 3 options for you to choose from:

  • 66W wired fast charging
  • 50W wireless charging
  • 5W reverse wireless charging.

With fast charging support, you will have little inconvenience as you play games, work and browse the internet with the foldable phone, considering you can juice up the battery within a short period and keep on your work or play. With reverse charging, the phone can be used to recharge your devices wirelessly, especially your Bluetooth ear pods, headphones and smartwatch that support wireless charging.

Pros and Cons of Huawei Mate 3


  • Excellent build quality
  • Slim and thin smartphone at 5.3mm when folded and 11.8mm when folded
  • Weighs 239g, which is remarkable for a foldable smartphone.
  • It folds perfectly with no airgaps
  • Decent Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G (4 nm) chipset performance.
  • Impressive immersive display, flat when folded with little crease to show
  • Big display panels, when folded and unfolded with 120Hz refresh rare and colour accurate
  • IPX8 waterproof rating
  • Kunlun Glass Cover screen protection
  • Solifd battery life at 4,800mAh and 66W fast charging
  • Supports wireless and reverse wireless charging.
  • Decent stereo speaker setup
  • High-grade triple camera set up with autofocus and OIS on both the main and telephoto cameras.
  • High-quality 4K video recording


  • Limited to 4G connectivity.
  • The fingerprint is inconvenient and redundant to use when the smartphone is folded up.
  • EMUI 13.1 still lacks Google Services.
  • The automatic 120Hz refresh rate of the internal display is inconsistent.
  • Sustained intensive use on the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 is very unstable.
  • Both displays cannot be used simultaneously
  • The bundled recharging system is not PowerDelivery (PD) compliant.
  • No official HDR certification on either display
  • No additional memory


The Mate X3 is an exquisite, elegant and classy device in this modern digital age. The foldable design, and hardware, made of Glass front, glass back / eco leather back, and aluminum frame all point to a premium, high-end phone. It represents one of the most advanced foldable designs in 2023, easily beating its rival brands (Samsung, Google, Xiaomi). Huawei built an incredibly thin device that folds perfectly. It has no air gaps and unfolds to a very flat state with minimal crease on the screen.

A Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 4G chipset, high display resolution (2224 x 2496 pixels), up to 1TB 12GB RAM, superior camera set-up with 50MP + 12MP + 13MP capable of 4K Video recording, and a 4,800mAh battery supported by 66W wired fast charging make it a high-performance smartphone worth having. The only disadvantage with the foldable phone other than the high price tag is being limited to 4G network connectivity and lack of Google services.

Rating: 8.5/10

Alternative Handsets

  • OnePlus V Fold 5G
  • Google Pixel Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
  • Tecno Phantom V Fold.

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