Huawei Mate 20 X
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.0
Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Huawei Mate 20 X
After much confusion, Huawei announced that it would be releasing the Mate 20 X in Austria and Germany. The giant 7.2-inch phone has now arrived at our offices and is ready to put through its paces. Read on to find out whether this €900 (~$1037) beast is worth the money.
Source: Tech Nave
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Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2018
Source: NDTV Gadgets
Overall, we feel that Huawei has certainly made a splash with these new phones. All three models look great, and their camera quality and displays seemed great in the short time we were able to spend with them. The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro were easy enough to hold and operate with one hand, with only the minor difficulties of their curved glass fronts. The relatively larger Mate 20 X was definitely on the bulky side, usually requiring two hands to operate and being rather awkward to hold - this could be an acceptable trade-off, however, as the smartphone is positioned as a gaming and entertainment device. In terms of performance, all three phones felt rather snappy. We had no trouble with their UIs or multitasking, and even in the camera app. We also played about 10 minutes of Asphalt 9 Legends on the Mate 20 Pro, and felt no lag or discernible heating of the glass body.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2018
The Huawei Mate 20 X is a great smartphone for those looking to game or binge Netflix on the move, but for many it will simply be too big.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
Source: GSM Arena
And anyways - it's not like either of the Mate 20 phones feels like a compromise. Rather they both seem like proper flagship that we can't wait to put through their paces.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
Source: Inside Handy DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Source: Panorama IT→EN
Positive: Nice gaming performance; big screen; nice display; fast face ID; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/18/2018
Source: AndroidPit.it IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; attractive design; decent cameras; nice performance. Negative: Bulky.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2018
Source: AndroidPit.fr FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; attractive design; nice cameras. Negative: Bulky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2018
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
Model: The Huawei Mate 20 X is a huge sized smartphone, which is bigger than some tablets years ago. Since it has a very big screen, it is not possible to use it with one hand. However, the company claims that it is a performance dynamo, thus the size could also be for performance sake besides the screen. The Mate 20 X packs in a huge 7.2-inch OLED HDR display. It has a Full HD+ (2,244 x 1,080 pixels) resolution with an 87.83 % screen to body ration, which makes it a bigger screen boasting a higher resolution. However, it is also an advantage for users who want to display a lot of information on their smartphones. As for design, The Mate 20 X comes in Midnight Blue or Phantom Silver. The engraved glass back panel filters the color layer to produce the unique textures glittering in the light and the finish is made to be non-slip and anti-fingerprint for a gorgeous look at every moment. As for audio, a user will also find speakers on the top and bottom of the Mate 20 X. The Mate 20 X is powered by the industry-leading 7 nm process technology Kirin 980 processor, which generates a direct performance upgrade in terms of speed improvement and power efficiency. One of the dual-NPU offers vast AI computing and the other focuses on specific tasks to create a drastically improved user experience. The huge smartphone also features Huawei Supercool, the world’s first liquid multi-dimensional cooling system with vapor chamber (VC) and graphene film used in smartphones.
As for the camera, the Mate 20 X certainly offers very high specification in terms of image capturing. The new Leica Triple Camera powered by AI reveals life’s drama, texture, color and beauty in every photograph. Designed for different scenarios, the 40 MP main RGB lens captures great details in everyday photos, while the 8 MP telephoto lens will focus on distant shots and the whole new 20 MP Leica Ultra-Wide Angle Lens is perfect for the landscape photos and macro shots. There’s much more about AI computing in the Mate 20 X. Recognizing more than 1,500 scenarios and 25 categories, the upgraded AI-powered photography now can segment different objects and scenes in one photo. The AI Portrait Colour detects people and greys out the background to record films with an artistic taste. Furthermore, The AI video editor can identify faces and create separate video highlights for each person, saving time and effort of editing the video. The company also claims that the Mate 20 X uses AI to help the user discover landmarks, antique paintings and provides an accurate measurement of calories in food. AI also applies on the battery of the Mate 20 X. The industry-leading 5000 mAh battery and AI-driven resource allocation deliver a staggering level of power that can handle intense gaming and long working hours. Besides that, TUV safety-certified Huawei SuperCharge offers high-speed charging so a user can power-up quickly. As a conclusion, Huawei has delivered a powerful yet huge smartphone. It is huge to the point where it will probably be too big for most users, making it a niche product. It could be useful for users who always showcase products and services, or entertain on the go.
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This display size is a threshold between tablets and smartphones. Most tablets have larger screen diagonals but a lot of smartphones offer such a big screen.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for smartphones.
Huawei: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a Chinese company founded in 1987 with focus on telecommunications hardware and 170000 employees. In the first quarter of 2016, Huawei had a market share of 8.2% in the smartphone market, making it the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Compared to the same quarter of 2015, Huawei increased its market share by more than 58%.
In 2014, Huawei created the sub brand Honor and offers certain smartphone series under this name. The name Huawei is usually not listed for these products.
There are a lot of reviews on Huawei phones with slightly above average ratings (as of 2016).
89.63%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.
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