Huawei Mate 20
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Huawei Mate 20 Review
The 3-Minute Huawei Mate 20 Review
How Does the Huawei Mate 20 Compare?
By Graeme Messina | November 10, 2018
Features & Design: 4/5 ● Performance: 4/5 ● Value: 4/5 ● Battery Life 4/5
This is a stripped down version of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but it does offer some good points that make it a good choice. It has a slightly bigger screen, but the screen type is of a lower detail rating because it is an LCD and not an OLED. This model also comes with SuperCharge, although the rate at which it charges is only at 22.5W. There is a headphone jack, which is a welcome feature.
Because this is a more budget friendly version of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, there are obviously some things that it can’t do quite as well as the flagship. There is no waterproof capabilities, and the screen is not curved. There is no face unlocking tool either, nor does it have the under the screen fingerprint sensor.
Is it for you?
If you are looking for a slightly more affordable smart phone with decent features and very good build quality, then this is an excellent choice. If you do not need to have a water-resistant device, and if you don’t mind the lower display quality, then you should take a look at this model.
Meet the Huawei Mate 20
This is a 6.53-inch device, making it ever so slightly bigger than the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and it only weighs around 188g. It has Corning Gorilla Glass for strength, and it runs off a HiSilicon Krin 980 chipset, and an Octa-core 2x2.6 GHz CPU. This gives the device enough power to run the majority of applications that you will need in your everyday life.
What we like
As with most new devices, there is a type C connector that supports USB 3.1, and because of this it is a reversible connector. The fingerprint sensor, although rear-facing, works very well and is highly accurate. The battery is another winning feature, which is at an impressive 4,000mAh.
The actual design is really attractive, and the front and back of the device is made from glass, while the sides are aluminium.
There are a few color options available, but not that many. There are 3 different colors at present, Midnight Blue and Twilight and Black. There is even a radio tuner built in, which is useful if you ever listen to the radio during your day.
What we don’t like
As this is not a flagship device, there are obviously some items that could not be included as part of the package, such as the lack of water resistance. Other things that we didn’t like was the sound quality of the main sound speaker, which sounds a little tinny. The selfie camera also lacks autofocus, which is a pity because it is a good camera. These are all relatively small issues though, and the device is a solid performer in general.
Should you buy it?
Huawei has made a very good smart phone with the Mate P20, and it balances well against the more expensive phone, the Huawei P20 Pro. It isn’t perfect, but with high quality cameras arranged in a triple lens configuration, you can get some amazingly detailed pictures. The battery life is really impressive and will be enough for even the most active phone users.
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- The Huawei Mate 20 is manufactured by Huawei and was added in October 2018 in the Smartphones section
- This product has a rating of 4.0 out of 5
- The best price of the Huawei Mate 20 in Australia is $793.00 at Etoren
- In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
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