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Huawei Mate 20
  • Operating system

    Android 9.0

  • Screen size

    6.53 in

  • Processor frequency

    2.6 GHz

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With its Mate range, Huawei has a rather mid-range, even high-end focus with the Pro model. This Mate 20 therefore has a price positioning but also a rather high level of functionality, with good qualities to promote.

The design of this smartphone is quite spectacular with its extremely reduced edges, and it gives a beautiful impression in the hand, despite a significant weight. It fits well in the hand, remains ergonomic, displays a rather chic glass back but a little too prone to fingerprints, but surprisingly is not completely waterproof. The two SIM card ports are complemented by an NM card port, a proprietary format unfortunately signed by Huawei to extend storage.

The huge screen - more than 6.5 inches diagonal, or more than 16 cm - is strangely equipped with an IPS technology panel. A choice that is not in itself disappointing, but the contrast is hardly worth it, far from the best smartphones of the competition, and responsiveness is also lagging behind. However, a few small adjustments allow a very accurate rendering of the colours and temperatures, and the brightness is sufficient to keep the Mate 20 readable in most situations. As for visual comfort, the resolution of 2240 by 1080 pixels is sufficient even for the most fussy.

The sound of this smartphone goes through a headphone jack in particular, and this one is quite satisfactory and it only lacks a little power. For the rest, the stereo is a little disappointing because there is an inequality in the power of the two speakers.

The power of this Huawei Mate 20 is more than enough to ensure constant fluidity, regardless of the number of applications opened simultaneously. The heating of the device is also the lightest thing.

Despite three photo sensors, with complementary focal lengths, the result is not quite up to par with what can be expected. There is indeed a treatment of the photos that is a little too marked not to affect the photo, with some details that suffer and a rendering that is not totally natural, even in good conditions. The same is true when the darkness is marked, with a smoothing that takes everything in its path. If that is not a big problem, there is a small disappointment. This smoothing is also found in selfies.

If the battery of this Huawei Mate 20 is certainly generous, there has been a huge optimization work to bring the smartphone up to three days of use or not far away, which makes it one of the very best, even the best device in this field.

Review of the Huawei Mate 20 done by Julien Hany the 2018/12/29

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Key points

Barometer

Yes

Rugged

Yes

Infrared

Yes

Photo resolution (Front camera)

24 MP

Video resolution

2160 p

Internal storage

128 GB

RAM

6144 MB

Processor frequency

2.6 GHz

Screen size

6.53 in

SAR

0.44 W/kg

Capacity

4000 mAh

Weak points

Radio

No

Weight

188 oz

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Technical specifications

The Huawei Mate 20 has several versions, you will find the features of the 128GB / 6GB RAM, Single SIM version then on the (128GB / 6GB RAM, Dua SIM) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Android 9.0
Available Yes
Released (US) October 2018
Original price (US) 799 $
Released (FR) November 2018
Street price (EUR) 799 €
Design Candybar
Color
Blue
Black
Gold
Green
SAR 0.44 W/kg
Rugged Yes
Type Dust
Splash proof
Ingress Protection
Display
Screen type IPS LCD
Resolution 2244x1080 pixels
Screen size 6.53 in
Touchscreen Yes
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Colors 16 777 216
3D No
PPI 381
Network
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies 850
900
1800
1900
GPRS Yes
EDGE Yes
UMTS Yes
UMTS Frequencies 800
850
900
1700/2100
1900
2100
HSPA Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Maximum theoretical bandwith 42 Mbit/s
CDMA No
4G LTE Yes
LTE Frequencies 700
800
850
900
1700/2100
1800
1900
2600
WiMAX No
Digital Camera / Video
Back camera Yes
3D No
Photo resolution 12 MP
Video resolution 2160 p
Flash Yes
Flash type Dual LED
Features High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
Panorama
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 24 MP
Front Flash No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Compass Yes
Barometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Fingerprint Yes
Size and weight
77.2 in
8.3 in
158.2 in
188 oz
Huawei Mate 20
Height 158.2 in
Width 77.2 in
Thickness 8.3 in
Weight 188 oz
Hardware
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 980
Processor frequency 2.6 GHz
Core number Octo Core
RAM 6144 MB
Internal storage 128 GB
Removable storage Yes
Memory card microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi Standard 802.11a
802.11ac
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 5.0
Profiles Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP)
Low Energy (LE)
GPS Yes
GPS type A-GPS
USB Yes
USB version
USB connector type Type-C
USB features USB charging
Mass storage device
Audio Yes
Headset jack 3.5mm
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC Yes
Dual SIM No
Infrared Yes
Multimedia
Music player Yes
Supported formats eAAC+
FLAC
MP3
WAV
WMA
Video player Yes
Supports DivX
H.265
MPEG4
Xvid
WMV
Radio No
FM Transmitter No
Battery
Battery type Lithium-Polymer
Capacity 4000 mAh
Qi wireless charging No
Quick Charge Yes
Connectivity
Dual SIM Yes



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