Little by little, the catalog of the best smartphones of the year is becoming complete. If last week it was up to Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL to make themselves known officially, now it’s Huawei Mate 20’s turn . The same also comes accompanied by a variant of better performance in the form of but this time we will face the model that gives name to the new high range of the manufacturer with the rest of range tops that compete for the throne of the best mobile phone of the year.
The range top of Apple, Samsung, Google, OnePlus and LG now receive Huawei’s largest mobile to date (with permission of Huawei Mate 20X that also round the presentation) They all display formats 18: 9 or higher and they show a screen, to a greater or lesser extent, without side frames. Some of them, such as the Google model or the Samsung model, eliminate the notch of its design and Huawei chooses to go down the middle path and present a smartphone with a tiny notch in the shape of a drop of water.
Obviously, that triple rear camera in square arrangement under which the mobile fingerprint reader is located is another of the fundamental differences between the Huawei Mate 20, the iPhone XS, the Galaxy S9 and the rest of the smartphones that appear in the comparison .
Comparison of the Huawei Mate 20
As we did with other flagships, after the introduction of the , it is time to face the new range top of the Chinese company with the , , and . These are the best phones that we can find in the market today, waiting for the and the that will take place later this month. In terms of screen size Huawei’s new mobile sweeps its contenders, but in the specification, it’s pretty even.
If you want to consult all the features of the phones that face the Huawei Mate 20 in this comparison , you can slide your finger on the table, if you access from the mobile, to see all the similarities and differences between the 6 phones.
|–||Huawei Mate 20||Google Pixel 3||iPhone XS||Samsung Galaxy S9||LG G7 ThinQ||OnePlus 6|
|screen||6.53 “FHD + (2,244 x 1,080 pixels) / 381 dpi||5.5 “FullHD + (2280 x 1080 px), 459 dpi||5.8 “Super Retina HD (2.436 × 1.125 pixels), 458 ppi||5.8 “SuperAMOLED QHD + (2,960 x 1,440 pixels), 570 dpi||6 “QHD + (2,960 x 1,440 pixels), 516 dpi||6.28 “AMOLED FHD + (2280 x 1080 pixels), 420 dpi|
|Size and weight||158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm / ND||145.6 x 68.2 x 7.9 millimeters / 148 grams||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm / 177 g||147.7.1 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm / 163 g||153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm / 162 g||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.75 mm / 177 g|
|Processor||Kirin 980 7n, Octa-Core with double NPU at 2.6 GHz||Snapdragon 845 64 bits. Octa-core at 2.8 GHz||A12 Bionic. Sixth-Core||– Exynos 9810 Octa (2.9 GHz) – Snapdragon 845||Snapdragon 845 64 bits. Octa-core at 2.8 GHz||Snapdragon 845. Octa-core at 2.8 GHz|
|RAM||4GB||4GB||N / D||4GB||4/6 GB||6/8 GB|
|ROM||128 GB + NM Card||64/128 GB||64/256/512 GB||64/256 GB + microSD||64/128 GB + microSD||64/128/256 GB|
|Camera|| – Triple of 12 MP ƒ / 1.8 wide angle + 16 MP ƒ / 2.2 super wide angle + 8 MP ƒ2.4 telephoto / Zoom x3 optical, x5 hybrid
– Front of 24 MP, f / 2.0
|– Rear of 12.2 Mpx with opening f / 1.8 – Dual frontal of 8.2 Mpx with aperture f / 2.2||– Dual of 12 MP + 12 MP with aperture f / 1.8 and f / 2.4 and LED flash + OIS – Front of 7 MP with aperture f / 2.2||-12 MP with aperture f / 1.5 and f / 2.4, LED flash – Front of 8 MP with aperture f / 1.7||– Dual of 16 MP + 16 MP with aperture f / 1.9 and f / 1.6 and LED flash + OIS – Front of 8 MP||– Dual of 20 MP + 16 MP with aperture f / 1.7 (both), OIS and LED flash – Front of 16 MP with aperture f / 2.0|
|Connectivity||4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB type-C, IP53, fingerprint sensor||4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC, Active Edge,||4G, Wi-Fi 802. ac Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Lightning Connector||4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB type C||4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB C||4G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB type C|
|YOU||Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0||Android 9 Pie||iOS 12||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|Drums||4,000 mAh with SuperCharge (up to 40W)||2,915 mAh with fast charge||2,658 with fast loading||3,000 mAh with fast charge||3,000 mAh with fast charge||3,300 mAh with fast charge|
|Price||N / D||From 849 euros||From 1,159 euros||From 579 euros||From 549 euros||From 519 euros|
At the power level, on paper, the Huawei Mate 20 should be above its rivals, but we have already seen how the Now, with the arrival on the market of this First mobile equipped with the processor is to hope that the optimization of the same has been improved and the benchmarks of the device give a joy to the Huawei fans. But for the moment, we can not do more than stay expectant. As for RAM and storage, all have variants of 128 GB, despite the iPhone XS , Galaxy S9 and OnePlus 6 reach 256 GB or more. In view of this, Huawei launches its NM Card to offer higher speed external storage.
With a battery of 4,000 mAh, the Huawei Mate 20 is far above its rivals, but we must also bear in mind that in some cases it is a mobile phone up to an inch larger. It is in the camera of the device where the firm wants to sweep its rivals and if, as everything seems to point, it is better than the , it will not have any kind of problem.
In short, the Huawei Mate 20 reaches the market as the main option for those looking for a large phablet, with great power and an exceptional camera. all this enhanced with the AI functions provided by the double NPU of the Kirin 980 , the first processor manufactured in 7 nm. Soon we will analyze the device to publish our final verdict of a phone that aims to become, if no mark prevents it, the best smartphone of the year.