The Huawei Mate 20X is very much like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a bigger screen and without the in-display fingerprint scanner. You don’t have many big screen smartphones around and that is because it is not easy to carry about especially if you’re having a small pocket. Nonetheless, the smartphone still appeals to a niche of users who prefer the multimedia advantage or the perks of a large screen. Also, the smartphone is compatible with gaming accessories that would make it very much used as a gaming smartphone.
Where to Buy Huawei Mate 20X
Huawei Mate 20X Key Specs and Features
- 7.2-inch, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2244 pixels (346 ppi)
- Android 9 Pie
- Octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU with 6GB RAM
- 128GB built-in storage, up to 256GB with a Nano memory card
- Triple 40MP + 20MP + 8MP rear camera and a 24MP front camera
- 4G LTE
- Fingerprint scanner (rear)
- IP53 dust and splash proof
- 5, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
Design and Display
As big as the smartphone is, you can’t help but notice how compact the phone is. Despite the big screen, there are little bezels around it and it does have a rather slim mettalic frame.
Moreso, the smartphone has a similar 2×2 camera grid at the back with the fingerprint scanner below it. The glass build is curved at the side and has a similar texture as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It has the notch tagged dewdrop by Huawei and just a bit of bezel at the chin while there is more or less no side bezels.
One of the most obvious features here and probably the main attraction here is the large display. With a behemoth 7.2-inch screen, the Huawei Mate 20X is still very much a phone and not a tablet.
Partially because of the minimal bezels and aspect ratio, the screen is still usable using one hand. The display has a 1080 x 2244 pixels resolution and not to forget it is AMOLED.
Battery and Camera
Being offered as a gaming smartphone, albeit being a normal day to day phone too. It is very important it comes with a big battery that can handle the battery draining task of gaming and last the day.
The 5, 000 mAh battery cannot be charged wirelessly but does have quick charge capability.
Regarding the camera, the smartphone retains the camera trio at the back same as the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
At the back, there is the 40MP primary camera, 20MP ultra-wide lens and an 8MP telephoto sensor all with laser autofocus. Situated in the dewdrop notch is a 24MP camera taking flagship worthy selfies.
Hardware and Software
You also have the HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset from. Huawei and the perks of a 7nm process SoC it brings. There is the neural engine too and dedicated AI processing system alongside a Mali-G76 MP10 GPU.
To increase the storage on the smartphone, you’ll need a nano-memory card and you could add an additional 256GB of space with it.
There is a 6GB RAM on the phone as well as a cooling system that uses vapour and graphene. For storing files, you’ve got 128GB of space some of it occupied by the system software already, the Android 9 OS and EMUI 9 inclusive.
Huawei Mate 20X Price and Availability
Huawei Mate 20X price starts at $620. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores.
Huawei Mate 20X Specs
Here are a few specs of the Huawei Mate 20X:
- Platform: Android 9.0 Oreo
- Processor: Octa-core Hisilicon kirin 980
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
- Memory: 6GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight Blue, Phantom Silver
- Dimension: 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 232g
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 7.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2244 pixels (382 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Rear Camera: Triple 40MP + 20MP + 8MB camera, 2160p [email protected] 1080p [email protected], 720p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Front Camera: 24MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 6(900), 7(2600), 8(900), 9(1800), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: LTE-A Cat 21 1400/200Mbps
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: –
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: Yes
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: Yes
- Dust Resistant: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes