Huawei slices out a few features from the Mate 20 Pro to make the slightly cheaper Huawei Mate 20, but it's overall an exceptional handset for those on a tighter budget.
The Huawei Mate 20 series will be Huawei's second flagship series for the year and brings plenty of power – both for processing and battery life – into its range of large-screen smartphones.
The non-"Pro" version of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro drops the camera quality, screen display and charging features of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It's not quite the flagship that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is, but at its price point, it's a superb phone anyway.
- Teardrop notch
- Aussies only get the black model
- Has a headphone jack
- LCD rather than OLED
- Triple camera has been dialled down, but is still very good
- Good night-shooting capabilities for its price range
- Camera AI mostly works
- Portrait lighting remains clunky and daft
- No monochrome lens
- Kirin 980 provides excellent performance
- Still a shadow over Huawei's benchmark honesty.
- EMUI is still divisive
- NM storage card format
- Good battery life, although precisely how good is hard to pin down
- Fast wired charging
- Lacks wireless charging
- A very good phone for the asking price
- A return to more regular pricing form for Huawei
Pricing and availability
- The Huawei Mate 20 launched on 16 October 2018 and went on sale in Australia from 1 November 2018.
- Pricing is $1099 outright, but you can score a better deal by comparing prices on the Huawei Mate 20 from Australian retailers.
- The Huawei Mate 20 is also available on contract with Vodafone.
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Huawei Mate 20 specs
|Display size (inches)||6.53|
|Display resolution (pixels)||2244 x 1080|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||381|
|Battery size (mAh)||4,000|
|Rear camera (1) resolution||12|
|Rear camera (1) aperture||f/1.8|
|Rear camera (2) resolution||16|
|Rear camera (2) aperture||f/2.2|
|Rear camera (3) resolution||8|
|Rear camera (3) aperture||f/2.4|
|Front camera (1) resolution||24|
|Front camera (1) aperture||f/2.0|
|Front camera (2) resolution|
|Front camera (2) aperture|
|Network category speed||Category 21|
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