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This is why the Huawei Mate S is better than the iPhone 6s

I won't pull any punches here: you all know I have no great love for iPhones. I respect their build quality and software integration, but they're simply not my cup of tea. Even before the iPhone 6s is officially announced, I already know that the Huawei Mate S is a better phone for me. Here's why.

I hate the Mate S interface

But I can change it. That's the joy of Android. As much as I dislike the default user interface on the Mate S, it's very simple to make it look the way I want it to. Prefer stock Android? I've got the Google Now launcher. Need crazy customizations? Hello, Nova Launcher. Don't like launchers? Use the built-in Theme Store.

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That interface makes me shudder, but it's 10 seconds' work to replace it. / © ANDROIDPIT

It won't cost me a kidney

The iPhone 6s is going to cost a packet. But I need my organs for, you know, organ-stuff, so I can't pawn my kidneys or non-existent children to finance my craving for the latest Apple phone. The Mate S is going to be several hundred dollars cheaper than whatever price Apple puts on the iPhone 6s and it's going to look just as good.

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The Mate S has a much nicer price than the iPhone 6s. / © ANDROIDPIT

The force is strong with this one

As much as we tend to disregard who did things first, we know that everyone loves that title. Thinnest phone, fastest charging, first with feature X or best of something else. Force Touch may have been 'invented' by Apple and debuted on the Apple Watch, but Huawei beat Apple to the punch by getting it on the Mate S before Apple got it on the iPhone 6s.

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History remembers who did things first: this is Force Touch on the Mate S. / © ANDROIDPIT

I like pointing fingers

I can't guarantee Apple won't do something creative with its finger scanner this year, but I highly doubt it will put it on the back and let you navigate the interface with it. The Mate S already lets me do that. Not only is the Mate S finger scanner super quick and super accurate, it also serves as a kind of track pad for scrolling through on-screen elements or bringing up your notifications. Plus, it means I'm way less likely to drop the Mate S while unlocking it.

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Once you've navigated with a finger scanner, you'll never want to stop. / © ANDROIDPIT

Which do you think is the better phone, the iPhone 6s or the Huawei Mate S? Or does another device beat both of them? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Ofcourse Huawei beats iphone now.

  • i can't understand why Huawei didn't fit a big megapixel camera in Mate S and why did they dont put an extra button in Mate S like in Honor 7
    it would be really interesting if these were in them

  • Mark Sep 10, 2015 Link to comment

    You respect Apples build quality? They use only strengthened glass instead of much stronger options available. They are one of the least water, and dust proof phones on the market. Talking about organ payment the cost of having that glass replaced will cost at least testical or ovary.

  • really excited for the mate s.... can't wait to get my hands on it asap

  • that Mate S is a sexylishus looking phone. I hope some of that spills over to the Nexus!

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