This duel will be one of the most talked about in the coming months, as the new launch of the Huawei Mate 20 X goes directly to a field where Samsung is currently moving quite comfortable. It is none other than the large terminals, since with the Galaxy Note 9 the Koreans control a niche very focused on productivity and high-end.
So we are going to do a review to check what differences and similarities exist between these two models, so that you can get an idea of which phone is closest to your needs.
There is not much to check to see that the Mate 20 X screen is especially large. With 7.2 inches, the new Huawei phone takes no less than 0.8 inches of difference to the Galaxy Note 9, although this large surface does not arrive as well accompanied by pixels as it happens in the Samsung device. While the panel of Koreans reaches a pixel density of 516 pixels per inch, the Huawei Mate 20 X remains at 370. This difference could be quite remarkable at first glance, since the panel of Mate 20 X would stretch too much the resolution , while the Note 9 would offer much more definition in the image .
Both have high-end processors, although in the case of the Mate 20 X , the Kirin 980 comes with a more advanced and modern design with 7-nanometer technology and the incorporation of two NPUs to control artificial intelligence. As far as memory is concerned, both go hand in hand, with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, although the Galaxy Note 9 offers a version with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
|–||Huawei Mate 20 X||Samsung Galaxy Note 9|
|screen||7.2 “FHD + OLED (2,244 x 1,080 pixels) / Format 18.7: 9||6.4 “Dual Edge Super AMOLED (2,960 x 1,440 pixels), 516 ppi|
|Size and weight||174.6 x 85.4 x 8.15 mm / 232 grams||161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8 mm / 201 g|
|Processor||Kirin 980, octacore with double NPU at 2.6 GHz||Snapdragon 845 / Exynos 9810|
|RAM||6 GB||6/8 GB|
|ROM||128 GB + NM Card||128/512 GB + microSD|
|Camera|| – Triple 40 MP wide angle (f / 1.8) + 20 MP super wide angle (f / 2.2) + 8 MP telephoto (f / 2.4) with OIS / Zoom x3 optical, hybrid x5 / Macro up to 2.5 cm
– Front of 24 MP
| Dual 12 MP with aperture f / 1.5 + 12 MP (telephoto) AF, aperture f / 2.4, OIS
– Front of 8 MP with opening f / 1.7
|Connectivity||4G, Wi-Fi 802.ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB type-C|| 4G, WiFi 802.11 ac,
Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB type C
|YOU||Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Drums||5,000 mAh with SuperCharge (up to 40W), support for Qi wireless charging and Wireless Reverse Charging||4000 mAh with fast charge|
|Price||899 euros||1,009 euros|
Very similar extra benefits
The interior design of both devices is very close, since both models include, for example , advanced cooling solutions . If the Note 9 opts for a cooling system with carbon and water, the Mate 20 X does the same with a steam chamber and a graphene film. The same happens with the stylus, since Huawei has been encouraged to include also a pencil with 4,096 levels of pressure, the same as the stylus of the Note 9, although in its case it comes perfectly integrated into the device, has additional functions and does not It is purchased as an optional accessory.
Very capable cameras
In both cases we have very complete camera systems , although on paper, the Mate 20 X includes more solutions with its three objectives. Another issue will be the final image quality that we obtain with the terminal, something that we will have to check in our tests.