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

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.53 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2244
Pixels per inch (PPI) 381
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
Dimensions 158.2mm x 77.2mm x 8.3mm
Weight 188g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 21
Processor Kirin 980
RAM 6GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No
Launch price (RRP)$1,099
Launch date2018-11-01
Huawei Mate 20

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.

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

Huawei Mate 20

The Huawei Mate 20 delivers excellent app performance and a powerful camera at a more budget-friendly price. Get yours now from Amazon Australia.

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Huawei Mate 20 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.53 inches
Resolution 1080 x 2244
Pixels per inch (PPI) 381
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
Dimensions 158.2mm x 77.2mm x 8.3mm
Weight 188g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 21
Processor Kirin 980
RAM 6GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack Yes
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance N/A
Wireless charging No

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