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Huawei Mate 20 X

Specifications

Huawei Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X (Mate 20 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
7.2 inch 18.7:9, 2244 x 1080 pixel 346 PPI, Capacitive, OLED, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Infrared, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headphone jack, Card Reader: up to 256 GB nano memory cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Colour temperature sensor, Gravity sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Proximity sensor
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8; 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. 3G/UMTS/TD-SCDMA: B34, B39. WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B6, B8, B19. LTE/FDD/TDD: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B7, B8, B9, B12, B17, B18, B19, B20, B26, B34, B38, B39, B40., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.2 x 174.6 x 85.4 ( = 0.32 x 6.87 x 3.36 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 40 MPix Leica Triple rear-facing camera: 40 MP wide angle lens, f1.8 aperture; 20 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, f/2.2 aperture; 8 MP telephoto lens, f/2.4 aperture, Laser focus, Phase focus, Contrast focus, Huawei AI Image stabilisation
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo speakers, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, Keyboard Light: yes, USB charger, USB Type-C cable, protective cover, headphones, SIM tool, EMUI 9.0, 24 Months Warranty, SAR values: Head - 0.42 W/kg, Body - 0.95 W/kg, fanless
Weight
232 g ( = 8.18 oz / 0.51 pounds), Power Supply: 97 g ( = 3.42 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
900 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.23% - good
Average of 23 scores (from 41 reviews)
price: 75%, performance: 76%, features: 82%, display: 87% mobility: 94%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 97%

Reviews for the Huawei Mate 20 X

84.2% Huawei Mate 20 X Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
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.
Huawei Mate 20 X & Mate 20 X 5G review: The Godzilla of phones
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you're looking for a two-handed mega-sized phone then the Mate 20 X is a genuinely fantastic media powerhouse. It has a great (and, yes, massive) screen, further enhanced by great audio, and the battery just goes on and on whatever you throw at it.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2019
80% Huawei Mate 20 X review
Source: PC Advisor English
If you want a premium flagship smartphone with the largest screen possible then this is it. With practically the same specs as the Mate 20 Pro including the same excellent cameras, the Mate 20 X is a curious smartphone that we enjoyed using far more than we expected given the size. Performance is flawless in 2019 and the winning combination of large battery and 1080p display is attractive. If you want a smaller phone then you have many other options but the Mate 20 X is flying the flag for screen real estate with build quality that is right out the top drawer. It doesn’t have full waterproofing or wireless charging but with a proper fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack, we are sold.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Huawei Mate 20 X review: Android gaming, super-sized
Source: Android Authority English
Initially described as the “best portable mobile gaming machine” on the market by Huawei’s CEO, it’s notable the Chinese juggernaut gradually softened its gaming-centric marketing for the Mate 20 X over time, instead focusing on the phone’s size and specs. This should’ve been the approach from the outset, as the Mate 20 X is a bonafide media monster with an eye-popping display, killer camera, 1-2 day battery life, and enough raw power to handle almost anything you can throw at it. Yet, those outlandish launch claims still linger in the memory and the Mate 20 X doesn’t get anywhere close to delivering on Huawei’s originally ridiculous promises that it’d crafted the ultimate gaming device.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 86% display: 89% mobility: 77%
80% Huawei Mate 20 X review
Source: PC Advisor English
With a bigger screen, bigger battery and smaller notch than the Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 X also has the same camera set up and adds a headphone jack. If you want the most screen possible, it might be for you. You lose the curved display, wireless charging, full water resistance and secure Face ID but for many that won’t matter if a huge display, outstanding camera and great performance are top of your list. If you want a normal size phone, get the Mate 20 Pro.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Mate 20 X review: Android gaming, super-sized
Source: Android Authority English
There’s also competition from within from the Mate 20 Pro. For an extra 150 euros, the Pro model has a higher resolution display, improved waterproofing, reverse, wireless, and faster charging, and upgraded biometrics. Likewise, if you have cash to burn, Huawei’s $2,600 Mate X folding phone is on the horizon with its even larger 8-inch fold-out display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2019
80% Huawei Mate 20 X review
Source: PC Advisor English
With a bigger screen, bigger battery and smaller notch than the Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 X also has the same camera set up and adds a headphone jack. If you want the most screen possible, it might be for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Huawei Mate 20 X review
Source: PC Advisor English
With a bigger screen, bigger battery and smaller notch than the Mate 20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 X also has the same camera set up and adds a headphone jack. If you want the most screen possible, it might be for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Mate 20 X review: Fantastic beast, if you can find one
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you're looking for a two-handed mega-sized phone then the Mate 20 X is a genuinely fantastic media powerhouse. It has a great (and, yes, massive) screen enhanced by great audio, and the battery just goes on and on whatever you throw at it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/18/2019
Why you should get an M-Pen for the Huawei Mate 20 X
Source: Tech Nave English
Just so you know, the M-Pen is pretty big so it's recommended that you get a special casing for the Mate 20 X to clip the stylus together. The phablet is now available for RM3199 and you can check it out at your nearest Huawei experience store or the online store right here. Stay tuned for more tech articles at
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2019
92% Huawei Mate 20 X review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Huawei Mate 20 X is not everyone's cup of tea because of that giant 7.2" screen. While it is a joy for gamers, it might be a nightmare as a daily driver because of that size. Then again, the Mate 20 X is about 15-17mm taller than the most recent bunch of phablets - the Galaxy Note9, iPhone XS Max, Mi Mix 3 - so its footprint might be not so tough to stomach after all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 92%
80% Huawei Mate 20 X Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
However, if you’re wanting a regular, generously sized phablet, it ticks most of the right boxes. The screen is a little on the warm side but it’s nicely sharp and HDR-ready. Plus, the Mate 20 X’s size makes it superb for Netflix binging on-the-go. Stellar battery life and performance round-off a decent package.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Mate 20 X review - A super awesome phone made for large hands
Source: Tech Nave English
Overall, this is a great phone and is actually the first Huawei smartphone that I've fallen in love with (also the reason why I'm addicted to mobile gaming, specifically, Mobile Legends). But what do you think? Let us know in the comments below and read more reviews on TechNave.com!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2019
80% Huawei Mate 20 X review
Source: Stuff TV English
Huawei's latest CPU is super quick, the three-lens rear camera is one of the best and most versatile you'll find on a phone right now, and even goes one better than the Mate 20 Pro by finding room for a headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Huawei Mate 20 X: More than just a gaming phone?
Source: Tech Nave English
All in all, we find that not only is the Mate 20 X one of best gaming phablets in the market now, but for just lifestyle purposes - the phablet can be used in other areas such as watching or gaming together, taking mobile photography, drawing as well as other social and even working related task is conveniently available for you.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2019
Huawei Mate 20 X: Another battery smartphone monster
Source: Tech Nave English
After testing out the battery, we think the Mate 20 X is more than capable of satisfying most users with its huge 5000mAh battery. Since the phone can handle the entertainment aspect easily, imagine how long it can last if you are just using it for social media. Moreover, it also has a SuperCharge technology that makes charging on-the-go faster and more convenient.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/03/2019
Gaming on the Huawei Mate 20X: The giant screen and high-end specs gives an immersive experience!
Source: Tech Nave English
So to recap, the Huawei Mate 20X is part of the Huawei Mate flagship business series offering high-end performance as well as a superior triple camera setup, as it possesses the ability to capture wide-angle shots with 3x zoom which makes it perfect for professional as well as casual photography! Also, gaming on it is just great and can be really immersive thanks to the 7.2-inch display and the dual stereo speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/02/2019
Is the Huawei Mate 20 X REALLY that big?
Source: Tech Nave English
So what do you think about the Mate 20 X? Is it too big? Are you interested in checking it out at your nearby Huawei Experience Store? And will we be seeing bigger devices in the next few years? Let us know what your favourite phablets are in the comments below and stay tuned for more tech articles at TechNave.com.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/26/2018
Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 X First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
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
Hands on: Huawei Mate 20 X review
Source: Techradar English
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
Huawei Mate 20, 20 Pro, 20 X hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
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

Foreign Reviews

80% Huawei Mate 20 X Gameboy auf Chinesisch
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% features: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
91% Huawei Mate 20 X Ein (fast) perfektes Smartphone?
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
Huawei Mate 20 X Riesen-Phone für große Hände
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/07/2019
80% Huawei Mate 20 X Groß, stark, aber nicht für jedermann
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
87% Huawei Mate 20 X Gigantisch gut?
Source: Connect - 3/19 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 02/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 92% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 81%
88% Huawei Mate 20 X Monster-Handy mit Riesen-Display für Gamer
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 94% features: 79% display: 86% mobility: 94%
90% Huawei Mate 20 X Ein merkwürdiger Kaventsmann
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
95% Huawei Mate 20 X
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
93% Huawei Mate 20 X, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 93% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
0% Análisis Del Huawei Mate 20 X: Prueba A Fondo, Características Y Opinión
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/20/2019
Rating: price: 70% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
90% Huawei Mate 20 X: extraordinario en batería, pero no el mejor Huawei del mercado
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/03/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 98% workmanship: 93%
Huawei Mate 20 X, análisis tras un mes de uso: todos los móviles parecen pequeños a su lado
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Impressive stylus pen; high autonomy; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2019
87% Recensione Huawei Mate 20 X: il top in formato gigante e con M-PEN!
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% Huawei Mate 20 X recensione: basta poco per abituarsi
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/19/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Mate 20 X 5G hands-on: Huawei apre le danze alla nuova era
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; support 5G. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2019
Mate 20 X è lo smartphone per gli amanti dei videogame
Source: Panorama Italian 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
Huawei Mate 20 X hands-on: il grande smartphone per gaming e businessman
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; attractive design; decent cameras; nice performance. Negative: Bulky.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2018
80% Test du Huawei Mate 20 X : un géant auquel on s'habitue vite
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Prise en main du Huawei Mate 20 X : un très très grand smartphone
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; attractive design; nice cameras. Negative: Bulky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2018
Trải nghiệm nhanh Huawei Mate 20 X: Hiệu suất tuyệt vời, camera đẹp, nhưng quá to
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent cameras. Negative: Bulky.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2019
83% مراجعة للهاتف المحمول Huawei Mate 20 X
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%

Comment

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.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

ARM Mali-G76 MP10: Integrated graphics card based on the second generation of the Bifrost architecture. Uses 10 of the 20 possible clusters and according to ARM offers twice the performance per cluster than the old Mali-G72. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Kirin 980: ARM based octa-core SoC with 2x Cortex-A76 up to 2.6 GHz (performance), 2x A76 with up to 1.92 (balance) and 4x Cortex-A53 with up to 1.8 GHz (power saving). Furthermore, it integrates a fast LTE modem with up to 1.4 GBit/s and is manufactured in 7nm at TSMC.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
7.2":

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.
0.232 kg:

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).
81.23%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980

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Huawei Y6 2019
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Huawei P Smart+ 2019
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Huawei Enjoy 9S
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Huawei P30 Lite
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