Huawei Mate 20 X review

Huawei Mate 20 X review-1

Coming a few months after the rest of the Mate 20 series phones, but considered by most to be the best phone in the family, the Mate 20 X is finally entering the market, offering new screen capabilities you might not have expected.

Better late than never, as the old saying goes. The Mate 20 X was one of the most interesting smartphones in this series, but it never saw the light of day except for a few countries in Southeast Asia. This was the case until recently.

What we liked about the Huawei Mate 20 X:

  • large screens
  • best cameras
  • fastest processors
  • powerful batteries
  • stylus M-Pen from Huawei
  • giant OLED screen

Full HD is not what we would call “best”, but it is if you are a gamer. Above all else, the Mate 20 X has been truly praised for its potential gaming capabilities. The user can even select a dedicated hardware controller for a more immersive gaming experience.

Huawei Mate 20 X Specifications

  • Case: double glass with metal frame; IP53 rated for dust and splash resistance
  • Screen: 7.2 “HDR OLED, 1080 x 2244 px resolution (346ppi); water cut
  • Chipset: Kirin 980 chipset, octa-core processor (2xA76 @ 2.6GHz + 2xA76 @ 1.92GHz + 4xA55 @ 1.8GHz), Mali-G76 MP10 GPU
  • Storage: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable with Nano Memory – hybrid slot)
    OS: Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9;
  • Camera: 40MP f / 1.8 + 8MP f / 2.4 OIS telephoto (80mm) + 20MP f / 2.2 ultra-wide (16mm);
  • 4K video recording, 720 @ 960 fps slow motion, Leica branding
  • Camera Features: 1 / 1.7-inch 40-megapixel sensor, up to ISO 102,400, 5x optical zoom, OIS + EIS, variable aperture, portrait mode, lets you shoot long exposure without a tripod
  • Selfie camera: 24MP, f / 2.0 Leica lens, portrait mode with live bokeh effects
  • Battery: 5000mAh; Super charge 22.5W
  • Security: Fingerprint reader (rear)
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi A / B / G / N / AC, Bluetooth 5 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Misc: IR blaster, stereo speakers, M-Pen support

As for the specs, it goes without saying: the Huawei Mate 20 X has a large AMOLED, larger than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but with a more playable resolution and a notch size. In addition, it is equipped with the Kirin chipset, with the same triple camera with 3x optical zoom and a massive 5000mAh battery with Super Charge function.

9.1 Total Score

Design
8
Display
9
Software
9
Performance
10
Battery Life
10
Camera
9
Value for Money
9
PROS
  • Large screens
  • Best cameras
  • Fastest processors
  • Powerful batteries
  • Stylus M-Pen from Huawei
  • Giant OLED screen
CONS
  • Lack of waterproofing
  • Inconsistent fingerprint recognition
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