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Huawei Mate 20

Specifications

Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 (Mate 20 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
4096 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.53 inch 18.7:9, 2244 x 1080 pixel 381 PPI, Capacitive, 16.7 million colours, DCI-P3 colour space, TFT LCD (IPS), glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 113.1 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: Up to 256 GB nano memory cards, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint sensor, Gyroscope, Hall, IR, Proximity sensor, Pyroelectric detector, Colour temperature , USB Type-C OTG, DisplayPort, HDMI, LDAC, aptX, aptX HD
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G/GSM: 850, 900, 1,800, 1,900 MHz. 3G/UMTS: Bands 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19, 34, 39. 4G/LTE Cat.16: Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41. SAR values: Head - 0.44 W/kg, Body - 0.99 W/kg, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 158.2 x 77.2 ( = 0.33 x 6.23 x 3.04 in)
Battery
4000 mAh Lithium-Polymer, Talk time 2G (according to manufacturer): 38 h, Talk time 3G (according to manufacturer): 31 h, Standby 2G (according to manufacturer): 629 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 632 h
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Leica Triple Camera: 12 MP wide-angle lens, f/1.8, 16 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, f/2.2, 8 MP telephoto lens, f/2.4). Autofocus Laser Focus, Phase Focus, Contrast Focus, AIS
Secondary Camera: 24 MPix , f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Dual speakers, Keyboard: Virtual, 22.5 W SuperCharge charger, USB cable, Headphones, SIM tool, quick start guide, EMUI 9, 24 Months Warranty, IP53, fanless
Weight
188 g ( = 6.63 oz / 0.41 pounds), Power Supply: 120 g ( = 4.23 oz / 0.26 pounds)
Price
799 Euro

 

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Average Score: 81.81% - good
Average of 34 scores (from 69 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 90%, features: 85%, display: 84% mobility: 92%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Huawei Mate 20

90.4% Huawei Mate 20 Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The Huawei Mate 20 is largely identical to its 200-Euro (~$225) more expensive sibling, the Mate 20 Pro. Read on to find out whether the Mate 20 is worth the money and its differences from the Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei Mate 20 Review
Source: Android Guys English
There’s more here to consider besides what an excellent phone the Mate 20 is. I’ve truly enjoyed my time with it outside of the software issues I experienced. If there was no baggage, I would recommend this device to friends and family no problem. But, there is and that gives me pause.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/07/2019
Huawei Mate 20 Review: Camera Chops And Great Battery Life
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Mate 20's screen is also striking. The screen-to-bezel ratio is extremely small, so there's very little to get in the way when you're playing games or watching movies. Image quality is also top-notch, but the display uses IPS technology and not OLED, like the Mate 20 Pro. Gaming and graphics performance, while good, isn't on the same level as many current-gen smartphones either, so if you're a heavy gamer this might not be the option for you. For most users though, the Mate 20 is an extremely snappy and relatively affordable phone that will handle daily smartphone duties with aplomb.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/12/2019
Huawei Mate 20 review: Packing premium performance for a high price
Source: Android Authority English
Overall, you get a lot of bang for your buck but this phone doesn’t live in a bubble. There are a lot of other great phones out there for similar pricing but with much better brand recognition, including devices like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Note 9. That’s not to say this isn’t worth picking up, but before you make the plunge it’s never a bad idea to consider checking out the competition as well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/16/2018
90% Huawei Mate 20 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Huawei Mate 20 offers lightning-fast performance and a comprehensive list of features, with a clever bill of compromises to help meet its £500 price tag. It’s a genuine OnePlus 6T rival.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
0% Huawei Mate 20 — Australian Review
Source: Ausdroid English
I’ve loved revisiting the Mate line one year on, firstly it shows me that Huawei is consistent with their hardware, the excellent performance and finish of the Mate 10 wasn’t a one-off that’s just how Huawei makes devices.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2018
Huawei Mate 20 Review
Source: Yugatech English
Although it sits at the bottom of the series, the Mate 20 is still every bit worthy to be called a flagship smartphone of 2018. It even has some advantage over the Mate 20 Pro in some aspects and compared to its predecessor, the Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro; it’s significantly better. When it comes to pricing, the Mate 20 is cheaper than the Mate 20 Pro at PHP 40,990. It’s also more affordable than other flagship smartphones in the market. So if you’re looking for an upgrade but don’t want to splurge on the extra features, this is the Mate to get.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2018
90% Huawei Mate 20 review: Great all around, but it lives in the shadow of the Pro
Source: Neowin English
My biggest complaint overall is that you can't buy it in the U.S., unless you buy it on Amazon or something, but it's not optimized for U.S. LTE bands. This is really for reasons outside of Huawei's control; the U.S. government thinks that Huawei is spying on users and sending information back to the Chinese government.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Huawei Mate 20 Review: The Practical Choice
Source: Unbox English
And aside from the substantial price difference, the Mate 20 has a few additional features that its more expensive brother doesn’t have: 3.5mm jack, a physical fingerprint scanner that’s more ergonomic to use, and a bigger, easier to use display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2018
80% Huawei Mate 20 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Summing it all up, the Huawei Mate 20 is a big and powerful Android phone. It has incredible battery life, fast charging and a fast chip inside it. But you get an LCD screen which may be bright, but it doesn't quite have the more impressive colors of an AMOLED one. The phone also lacks a few useful extras like wireless charging. Most notably, it can’t quite match the rest of late 2018 flagships when it comes to camera performance. The unclear update situation is another con.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
81% Huawei Mate 20 review: Not as good as the Mate 20 Pro and a bit too wide for comfort
Source: Zdnet.com English
In typical Huawei fashion, the battery seems to last forever and it also charges fast with Huawei's charger. The screen looks great, performance is flawless, reception is good (even in the US where not all bands are supported), and that rear fingerprint scanner is faster than anything I've tried at unlocking your phone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 81%
The Mate 20 & Mate 20 Pro Review: Kirin 980 Powering Two Contrasting Devices
Source: AnandTech English
Overall, the Mate 20’s are a big step forward for Huawei. However, I feel like there’s some issues on the Mate 20 Pro that prevent it from really being an outstanding device. The Mate 20 Pro comes with a launch price of 1049€, and at this price range we really expect a no-compromise device. Unfortunatly, I feel like the issues with the display as well as only average battery life represent notable compromises. Supposedly the units with BOE screens have far fewer issues, but this isn’t much of an argument if you have to play the device lottery in order to get a good unit.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2018
80% Huawei Mate 20 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Mate 20 does a lot of what makes the Pro so great - but not enough. Unless you're unlucky enough to live somewhere Huawei has deemed the Mate 20 Pro to be off-limits, this isn't the version to buy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Huawei Mate 20 review
Source: GSM Arena English
The Huawei Mate 20 isn't a crippled Mate 20 Pro. It's one powerful smartphone, with thoughtfully picked features, and it's more than capable to stand its ground. We can see many people deciding on saving €300 and opting for the less fancier but equally capable Mate 20, if they get that kind of choice at all, of course.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
Huawei Mate 20 Unboxing, Quick Review: The Practical Mate?
Source: Unbox English
The Mate 20 has a smaller battery than the Mate 20 Pro at 4000mAh, though we have a feeling that it’ll probably last quite a bit longer since the display runs at a lower resolution compared to its bigger brother. Unfortunately, while the phone has fast charging capabilities, it’s nowhere near as fast as the Mate 20 Pro’s 30-minute 70% guarantee, nor does it have wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/27/2018
90% Huawei Mate 20 review
Source: PC Advisor English
We’re seriously impressed by the Huawei Mate 20. Though it doesn’t quite boast the bells and whistles of the Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20 is an amazing smartphone in its own right. It boasts impressive internals that offer great speed and performance no matter the task, and the trio of lenses on the rear capture gorgeously detailed, well-lit images. Master AI 2.0 not only changes camera settings to get the best possible shot, but can actually track subjects to make sure the focus is always perfect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Huawei Mate 20 review
Source: Techradar English
The Huawei Mate 20 distills much of what makes the Mate 20 Pro an excellent phone into something that’s different, though not necessarily inferior. It costs less, offers more screen and has a headphone jack. If you crave the cutting-edge bells and whistles the Pro packs, then look elsewhere. If on the other hand you want utility, big power, great battery and camera performance, the plain-Jane Mate 20 could be just the ticket.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
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
Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro challenge for the flagship crown
Source: Gadgetguy English
Yes, without hesitation. Until we see the next round of smartphones early next year like the Samsung Galaxy S10 or those using the 7nm Qualcomm 855 processor, Huawei appears to have a giant lead over the rest.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Huawei Mate 20 first look: Say hello to the ‘Dewdrop’ notch
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Mate 20 is clearly sitting behind the flashier Mate 20 Pro in Huawei’s line-up, yet its clever approach to the notch makes it feel like one of the best Android phones around for people who want an all-screen phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
Hands on: Huawei Mate 20 review
Source: Techradar English
The standard Mate 20 doesn't need the cool, forward-looking features of its Pro sibling to be a powerful, desirable phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
Huawei Mate 20 + Mate 20 Pro hands-on preview: The phones that do everything
Source: Android Central English
It's clear Huawei wants to hit a lower price point with the standard Mate 20 for people who just want a large, high-performance smartphone without any of the extra-expensive goodies. As it has been for the past year or so, the Pro series is the real jewel in Huawei's crown, and the far more interesting device for enthusiasts. Whether you value a high-quality, versatile camera setup, the biggest battery of any mainstream phone, the latest Android software, or being able to save your iPhone X-owning friends from battery anxiety, you'll find Mate 20 Pro a formidable piece of technology.
Comparison, 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
Huawei Mate 20 initial review: Does bigger mean better?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The standard Mate delivers a strong innings, but the Pro model outshines it in every department. When it comes to future-facing features the Pro is the way to go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
Huawei Mate 20 hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
It also plays the classic “me first” Huawei game, arriving with a next-gen CPU before any of its Android rivals. Would we rather have a Mate 20 Pro? Of course, particularly as the Mate 20 doesn’t have the cleanest-looking screen in its class. However, this still has the potential to be a critical smash.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
Huawei Launches the Mate 20 Series: Kirin 980 7nm SoC Inside
Source: AnandTech English
New to the market is the latest flagship smartphone from Huawei. Following the Mate series, last year’s Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro are succeeded by the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro, featuring the 7nm Hisilicon Kirin 980 chipset, along with a whole new design with added features. Out of the two, the Mate 20 Pro is aiming for the upsell, with new features such as reverse wireless charging, an OLED HDR display, an IP68 rating, a larger battery, and support for a 40W Supercharge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2018
HUAWEI Mate 20 Leaks – Graphene Tech + Camera Features!
Source: Tech ARP English
Here are the leaked HUAWEI Mate 20 specifications, features and details, including new photos and details of its graphene cooling technology and new camera features!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2018
HUAWEI Mate 20 Specifications + Pictures Leaked!
Source: Tech ARP English
After overtaking Apple, HUAWEI is aiming its sights at Samsung. It is a steep mountain to climb, with a huge gap in their sales, and the overwhelming popularity of the yet-to-be-released Samsung Galaxy Note9, but they’re hoping that the upcoming HUAWEI Mate 20 will help them gain on Samsung.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2018

Foreign Reviews

89% Ein Flaggschiff ohne Firlefanz
Source: Guenstiger.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 90% performance: 100% features: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
Wer braucht schon das Pro-Modell
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2018
90% Huawei Mate 20 Das Flaggschiff aus der zweiten Reihe
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 87% mobility: 95%
90% Doppelspitze
Source: Connect - 12/18 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 12/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 75%
76% Huawei Mate 20 Flagship-Killer im Anmarsch?
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% features: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
80% Huawei Mate 20 Zu Unrecht unbeachtet?
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Huawei Mate 20 Kleiner Bruder, großer Auftritt
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Charme-Offensive in der Oberklasse
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2018
Huawei Mate 20 Die goldene Mitte
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2018
Huawei Mate 20 Viel Gutes unter der 1.000-Euro-Grenze
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/17/2018
91% Huawei Mate 20, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 90%
89% Huawei Mate 20, análisis: la pérdida del apellido ‘Pro’ cada vez tiene menos concesiones
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 93% workmanship: 93%
80% Análisis Del Huawei Mate 20: Prueba A Fondo, Características Y Opinión
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Mate 20 tras un mes de uso: ser el del medio le sienta de lujo
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; decent hardware; nice cameras; impressive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/23/2019
80% Recensione Huawei Mate 20 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
86% Recensione Huawei Mate 20: meno PRO ma ha tanta potenza
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 86%
85% Huawei Mate 20 Recensione: Notch A Goccia E Kirin 980 Per Il Top Di Gamma
Source: Everyeye.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Huawei Mate 20 recensione: anima Pro al miglior prezzo
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Recensione Huawei Mate 20: un piccolo cinema portatile
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 76% features: 93% display: 89% mobility: 92% ergonomy: 72%
80% Recensione HUAWEI MATE 20 e confronto con il PRO
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 63% display: 75% mobility: 90% workmanship: 81%
85% Recensione Huawei Mate 20
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% features: 95% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Anteprima Huawei Mate 20 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; attractive design; metal case; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2019
Huawei Mate 20: Recensione E Pro&Contro Del Top Di Gamma
Source: Tecno Cino Italian IT→EN
Positive: Pleasant design; nice display; long battery life; excellent main camera. Negative: Poor selfie camera; no wireless charging; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2018
Huawei Mate 20, recensione completa: ecco l'anti iPhone XR
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; attractive design; nice cameras; good price; high autonomy. Negative: Relatively heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2018
Huawei Mate 20 hands-on: una valida conferma
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Stylish design; big screen; nice display; long battery life; good hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2018
86% Twee maanden met de Huawei Mate 20 – indrukwekkend broertje van de Pro
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 90% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 80%
80% Review: Huawei Mate 20 – Prima toestel, maar aanvankelijk te duur
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Huawei Mate 20 - Mate met mate
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Test du Huawei Mate 20 : l’efficacité selon Huawei
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Test Du Huawei Mate 20 : Le Faux Modeste
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 80%
Prise En Main Du Huawei Mate 20
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/16/2019
Prise en main du Mate 20 : le nouveau prodige de Huawei ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Big screen; premium design; long battery life; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2018
75% [Recenzja] Huawei Mate 20 – dlaczego nie warto o nim zapominać?
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 60%
Takie powinny być wszystkie flagowce. Recenzja Huawei Mate 20
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice display; fast system; great cameras; long battery life. Negative: Only 4GB RAM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2018
90% Huawei Mate 20 - Самый оптимальный флагман?
Source: Helpix RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
74% Обзор Huawei Mate 20: младший флагман, который на треть дешевле
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 100% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Обзор смартфона Huawei Mate 20: мощный камерофон
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2018
Обзор смартфона Huawei Mate 20: тройная камера, удвоенный "интеллект"
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; nice display; decent cameras; fast charging. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2018
Trải nghiệm Huawei Mate 20 sau 2 tuần sử dụng: chiếc "flag ship" quá đáng giá!
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Positive: Stylish design; powerful hardware; impressive cameras; long battery life. Negative: Unsupported waterproof; no wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2018
3 điểm trên Huawei Mate 20 khiến đối thủ dè chừng
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Excellent cameras; decent interface; fast connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2018
Test: Huawei Mate 20 smartphone
Source: HwT DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2018
Rating: price: 80% performance: 100% workmanship: 80%
Huawei Mate 20
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Positive: Compact size; decent hardware; high performance; excellent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/05/2019

Comment

Model: The Huawei Mate 20 is a smartphone that claims to be a visual art that embraces technology and craftsmanship. It is built with a full vibrant display to accentuate its pure beauty. A user can be immersed by the Dewdrop display with the remarkable screen-to-body ratio, supporting a full screen of distinct clarity and striking color. The seamless design provides a wide space to explore the world. As a tribute to the nature’s rich colors, the Huawei Mate 20 is available in four vibrant colors. Light reflects beautifully off the back of midnight blue and emerald green making the unique Hyper Optical patterns glitter. It also has a special glass texture, which is non-slip and anti-fingerprint. Sophisticated craftsmanship creates a smooth and warm contrast to the glass back and makes it comfortable and reliable to hold. As for hardware, the industry-leading 7 nm process technology of the Kirin 980 generates a direct performance upgrade of speed improvement and power efficiency. By adopting the advanced and flexible CPU and GPU multi-core architecture, task and operation speed of the device has been greatly increased. One of the DUAL-NPUs offers vast AI computing and the other focuses on specific tasks to create massive efficiency and a drastically improved user experience. For memory, it features an innovative storage solution for smartphones, which is the world's first NM Card, which is 45% smaller than a microSD card. It shares the same slot with a nano SIM card. A user can select up to a 256 GB NM Card and enjoy massive storage with high transfer speeds.

The new Leica Triple camera powered by AI reveals life’s drama, texture, color, and beauty in every photograph that will take a breath away. The 12 MP main RGB lens captures great details in everyday photos, while the 8 MP telephoto lens will focus on distant shots and the new 16 MP Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens is perfect for landscape photos and macro shots. Users can capture an imposingly wide perspective even from the confines of tight spaces and take extreme close-up shots from 2.5 cm. Recognizing more than 1,500 scenarios and 25 categories, the upgraded AI-powered photography can segment different objects and scenes in one photo now. Colors, brightness, and contrast are adjusted automatically. Powered by advanced AI Image Stabilization, the Night mode will shoot blur-free and focused handheld photos in low-light. It also balances high-contrast scenes to present incredible images. Enduring power has always been the symbol of the Mate series. The large 4,000 mAh battery with smarter AI power management fuels a user’s daily work and entertainment needs. The Huawei SuperCharge with TÜV Safety certification supports a rapid charge of just 30 minutes to provide a 58 % battery. As a conclusion, the Huawei Mate 20 is a smartphone is a smartphone of the Mate series with powerful performance, latest features, and impressive design.

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.
6.53":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
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.
0.188 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


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).
81.81%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Honor 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Honor 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Huawei P30
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Huawei P30 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Honor View 20
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Honor Magic 2
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980

Devices with the same GPU

Huawei Mate X
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 8", 0.295 kg
Huawei Mate 20 X
Mali-G76 MP10, Kirin 980, 7.2", 0.232 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Huawei Y5 2019
PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, 5.71", 0.146 kg
Huawei P20 Lite 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.4", 0.178 kg
Huawei Y9 Prime 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.59", 0.1968 kg
Huawei P Smart Z 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.59", 0.197 kg
Huawei Y6 2019
PowerVR GE8300, Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761, 6.09", 0.15 kg
Huawei P Smart+ 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.16 kg
Huawei Enjoy 9S
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.21", 0.16 kg
Huawei P30 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.15", 0.159 kg
Huawei Nova 4e
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.15", 0.159 kg
Huawei Y7 2019
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 6.26", 0.168 kg
Huawei Y9 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.5", 0.173 kg
Huawei Y7 Prime 2019
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 6.26", 0.168 kg
Huawei Y Max
Adreno 512, Snapdragon 660, 7.12", 0.21 kg
Huawei Y6 Pro 2019
PowerVR GE8320, unknown, 6.09", 0.15 kg
Huawei Y7 Pro 2019
Adreno 506, Snapdragon 450, 6.26", 0.168 kg
Huawei Nova 4
Mali-G72 MP12, Kirin 970, 6.4", 0.172 kg
Huawei P Smart 2019
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.2", 0.16 kg
Huawei Mate SE
Mali-T830 MP2, Kirin 659, 5.93", 0.165 kg
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Mali-G51 MP4, Kirin 710, 6.3", 0.172 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-09-17)