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Huawei Mate 20 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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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.

6.53 inches

Display size

1080 x 2244px

128GB

Internal storage

12MP + 16MP + 8MP

Rear camera

4,000 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Display

Display Size
6.53 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2244px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
381 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 16MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
24MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
158.2mm x 77.2mm x 8.3mm
Weight
188g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Kirin 980
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No
Launch price (RRP)$1,099
Launch date2018-11-01
Huawei Mate 20

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.

Design

  • Teardrop notch
  • Aussies only get the black model
  • Has a headphone jack
  • LCD rather than OLED

Camera

  • 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

Performance

  • Kirin 980 provides excellent performance
  • Still a shadow over Huawei's benchmark honesty.
  • EMUI is still divisive
  • NM storage card format

Battery life

  • Good battery life, although precisely how good is hard to pin down
  • Fast wired charging
  • Lacks wireless charging

Verdict

  • A very good phone for the asking price
  • A return to more regular pricing form for Huawei

Pricing and availability

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Huawei Mate 20 specs

Display

Display Size
6.53 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2244px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
381 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 16MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
24MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
158.2mm x 77.2mm x 8.3mm
Weight
188g

Connectivity

NFC
Yes
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Kirin 980
RAM
6GB
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
128GB
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
Yes
Fingerprint sensor
Yes
Water resistance rating
N/A
Wireless charging
No

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