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Huawei Mate 20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews of Huawei Mate 20. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and battery. The camera and screen are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the portability. The GPS navigation and sound get negative reviews.

performance, screen, camera, battery, design

price, usability, sound, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei Mate 20 review

 

Can a stripped-back flagship really capture enough of the real thing to stand out?

Flagship-grade performance ; Latest version of Android ; Capable, flexible cameras ; Actually has a headphone jack

Outshone by the Mate 20 Pro in almost every way ; Proprietary expandable memory format frustrating ; Limiting choice between models is anti-customer

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.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Basil Kronfli (techradar.com)

Huawei Mate 20 review

 

It's Mating season!

Excellent battery life ; Incredible power for the price ; Versatile stills and video camera

Full HD+ screen resolution is low ; IPS screen inferior to flagship AMOLEDs ; No IP68 water and dust resistance

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...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei Mate 20 Smartphone Review

 

Insider tip. 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.

well-built ; accurate and fast location services ; LTE Cat.16 ; MIMO Wi-Fi ; 3.5 mm jack ; Android 9.0 Pie ; decent call quality ; dual VoLTE ; impressive triple rear-facing cameras ; bright IPS display ; flagship SoC ; long battery life ; quicker...

only IP53-certified ; no wireless charging ; no IR facial recognition ; PWM flicker ; nano-memory card instead of microSD card

The Huawei Mate 20 is a premium flagship just like its more-expensive sibling, the Mate 20 Pro. Huawei has equipped the Mate 20 with its Kirin 980 SoC, which makes the device as powerful as the Pro model. Moreover, the former’s lower resolution display...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 20 review: Hands on with the bigger but less sophisticated Mate 20

 

Cut-down Mate 20 Pro gets a slightly under-specified triple camera but a bigger screen

But for canny internet buyers who may not be able to afford the Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20 looks like it could provide a tempting, more affordable alternative. All we need now is for Huawei to change its mind and launch it officially in the UK.

Oct, 2018

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Expert review by : Lewis Painter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei Mate 20

 

The Huawei Mate 20 review is here. Featuring a stunning Dewdrop display, fast internals and a stunning camera setup, it's the ideal choice - if you're not in the UK.

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Huawei Mate 20 Review

 

The Mate 20, Huawei's other, more affordable flagship, comes with the same fast, 7nm chip as the Pro version and has most of the tricks of its sibling…

Incredible, 2-day battery life ; Android’s most advanced 7nm chip ; Plentiful 128GB internal storage

Pricey for what it is ; LCD screen is not quite as great as some AMOLEDs ; Camera is just decent, not on par with the best ; Unclear future software update situation ; Gesture navigation is not perfectly polished ; Loudspeaker is too quiet

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Miller (zdnet.com)

Huawei Mate 20 review: Not as good as the Mate 20 Pro and a bit too wide for comfort Review | ZDNet

 

The Mate 20 Pro is an outstanding flagship, but for €150 less you can pick up a less capable Mate 20. It's a bit too wide and has an LCD screen, but still has a headphone jack and three rear cameras.

Gorgeous fit, finish, and design ; Outstanding battery life ; Perfectly placed fingerprint scanner ; 3.5mm headset jack, FM radio, and IR receiver

Minimal level of dust/water resistance ; No support for wireless charging ; Proprietary nano memory card format

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Kevin Parrish (androidauthority.com)

Huawei Mate 20 review: Packing premium performance for a high price

 

The Mate 20 is an awesome phone packing premium performance for a high price.

Huge, brilliant display ; Gorgeous design ; Speedy performance ; Great cameras ; Dual SIM card support ; UPS panel enables a long-last ing display ; Fingerprint scanning and facial recognition ; 3.5mm audio jack

Proprietary memory card ; Night Mode washes out scenes

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Silvia Santos (androidpit.com)

Huawei Mate 20 review: everything you need... in XXL | AndroidPIT

 

Huawei has introduced three new additions to its Mate series, and the Mate 20 is in the middle ground between the Lite and Pro models. But that doesn't mean the device is mediocre, since it still has a lot to offer. We tested the Mate 20 and we'll tell...

I'm not going to beat around the bush: when I like something, I really like it. The Huawei Mate 20 has been an extension of my hand for several weeks now. And I won't trade it in for another device anytime soon. It's dazzled me from the beginning to...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Martyn Casserly (macworld.co.uk)

Head to head: Huawei Mate 20 vs iPhone XR

 

Huawei is challenging Apple's dominance in the smartphone market. We see how one of the firm's latest models, the Mate 20, compares to the new iPhone XR

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3750 / 4000
Standby time (2G):629
Standby time (3G):632
Standby time (4G):560
Talk time (2G):38
Talk time (3G):31
Talk time (4G):33

Call management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y

Camera

Auto Focus:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera flash:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):24
Front camera type:Dual camera / Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Optical Zoom:2
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera flash:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 20
Rear camera type:Dual camera / Triple camera
Second front camera resolution (numeric):2
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):16 / 2
Smile detection:Y
Third rear camera aperture number:2.4
Third rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.44

Design

Colour name:Midnight Blue / Twilight
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Form factor:Bar
Product colour:Black / Blue / Gold

Display

Aspect Ratio:18.7:9 / 19.5:9
Display diagonal:16 / 16.6
Display number of colours:16.78 million colors / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:2244 x 1020 / 2244 x 1080 / 2340 x 1080
Display Type:IPS
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:381 / 409
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Distance sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y
Text prediction system:Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,AMR,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,WAV / 3GP,AAC,AMR,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG,WAV / 3GP,AAC,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,MP4,OGG
Video formats supported:3GP,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,MP4

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Barometer:Y
BeiDou:Y
Electronic compass:Y
Galileo:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS):Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G:Y
3G standards:TD-SCDMA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:APT-X
Bluetooth version:4.2 BLE / 5.0 / 5.0 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
SIM card ejector pin:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-G51 / Mali-G76
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar,Events reminder,Notes,To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53 / ARM Cortex-A55 / ARM Cortex-A57
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73 / ARM Cortex-A76 / ARM Cortex-A76+Cortex-A55
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.6
Processor lithography:12 / 7
Processor Model:Kirin 710 / Kirin 980
Processor threads:2

Software

Operating system installed:Android 8.1 / Android 9.0
Platform:Android

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / NM
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
Maximum memory card size:256
Memory card slot type:Hybrid slot
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.6 / 8.3
Height :158.2 / 158.3
Weight:172 / 188
Width:75.3 / 77.2