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Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X and Mate 20 RS: how to choose?

ByNiki Jones 2018-10-17 12945

Last night, Huawei released the four phones of Huawei Mate 20 series.Not only do the four phones vary widely in price from a minimum of about 799 Euros to a maximum of about 2095 Euros,but also the configuration has been confusing.Will the four new phones have big differences in their actual functions with such a huge price difference ? Let's interpret their differences for you.

The specs of Huawei Mate 20 Series 

Here is the key specs of Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20 X.


Huawei Mate 20
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 X
6+64GB;6+128GB; 8+128GB
6+128GB;8+128GB; 8+256GB
Kirin 980
Kirin 980
Kirin 980
6.53 inches
6.39 inches
7.2 inches
Unlocking way
Rear fingerprint
3D structured light recognition;3D structured light recognition+screen fingerprint recognition
Rear fingerprint recognition
Front single shot
24 MP
24 MP
24 MP
Rear three-shot
12 MP+16 MP+8
40 MP+20 MP+8
40 MP+20 MP+8
Battey capacity
4000mAh(typical value)
4200mAh(typical value)
5000mAh(typical value)

The price of Huawei Mate 20 Series 

Let’s look at the price of each version of the Mate 20 series:

● Huawei Mate 20: 4GB+128GB (799 Euros);6GB+128GB( 849 Euros );

● Huawei Mate 20 Pro: 6GB+128GB ( 1049 Euros);

● Huawei Mate 20 X: 6GB+128GB ( 899 Euros);

● Huawei Mate 20 RS: 8GB+256GB (1695 Euros); 8GB+512GB (2095 Euros).

The color of Huawei Mate 20 Series

 In addition to the differences in price, the Huawei Mate 20 series has some differences in appearance. In the colors, Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro come with the colors of pink gold,black,midnight blue,emerald green,twilight,and so on. This time also brought a new color - "Florence", using nano-level laser etching technology, with the enamel color of the gemstone.

However,the Huawei Mate 20 X only released two colors, including sapphire blue and phantom silver. Huawei Mate20 RS continues the classic colors of Porsche red and black, so the colors of black and red are only available.


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The display of Huawei Mate 20 Series

Looking at the front of Huawei Mate 20 series, Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 X both come with a pearl-type full screen. However, Huawei Mate 20 comes with an LCD screen, while Huawei Mate 20 X uses an OLED screen. In addition, the HUAWEI Mate 20 X has a screen of 7.2 inches and supports 4096-level pressure sensitivity, and it can write freely with HUAWEI M-pen.

The front side of Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a 6.39-inch bangs full screen with a 2K curved screen design. Although it is a bangs screen, the bangs area is a little narrower than the bangs of iPhone XS Max, and the left and right borders are even narrower to 2.1mm, and the screen ratio is 86.90%.

The display of Huawei Mate 20 Series 

The camera of Huawei Mate 20 Series

Let's take a look at the difference of configuration of Huawei Mate 20 series. Of course, these phones are all the Kirin 980 7nm processor, and the rumored Yuba three-shot. Mate 20 equipped with the triple cameras of 16MP( ultra wide angle lens) + 12 MP ( wide-angle lens) + 80MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture).Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 X are equipped with the triple cameras of 40MP( wide-angle lens) + 20MP( ultra wide angle lens) + 8MP (telephoto, f/2.4 aperture).

The camera of Huawei Mate 20 Series 

The CMOS size comparison of Huawei Mate 20 Series

For the triple cameras of different pixels, the CMOS on the phone is also very different. Huawei Mate 20 Pro uses 1/1.7-inch CMOS, while Huawei Mate 20 uses 1/2.3-inch CMOS. The CMOS parameters of Huawei Mate 20 X and Mate 20 RS are not yet determined.

The unlocking method of Huawei Mate 20 Series

In terms of the unlocking method, the phones also have great differences. Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 X use rear fingerprint recognition, while Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with dual unlocking of screen fingerprint recognition + 3D structured light and face recognition. Huawei Mate 20 Pro with 8GB version will use the screen fingerprint recognition and the dual unlock of 3D structure light and face recognition. In the bangs area of Huawei Mate 20 Pro, there are not only a 24 MP front camera, but also 3D structured light equipment modules such as an infrared camera and a speckle projector.

The face unlocking of Huawei Mate 20 Series 

The battery and various charging modes of Huawei Mate 20 Series

 The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a 4200 mAh battery.While the Huawei Mate 20 comes with a battery capacity of 4000 mAh and supports 22.5 quick  charging. The Huawei Mate 20 X comes with a battery capacity of 5000 mAh. The Huawei Mate 20 X is also equipped with the HUAWEI SuperCool-super cooling system, a liquid-cooled and graphene diaphragm that allows the phone to cool down faster  than the other three Mate models.

 For charging modes, the Huawei Mate20 series released is also very eye-catching. Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with 40W super quick charging of Rheinland safety certified, which can charge 70% in 30 minutes, especially 15W wireless quick charging. Surprisingly, it is also possible to reverse wireless charging. While there aren’t the functions of super quick charging and wireless charging for Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 X.

Other features

In daily use, Huawei Mate 20 Pro also supports IP68 dustproof  and waterproof, while Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 20 X support IP53 dustproof and waterproof. The Huawei Mate 20 series has gathered various avant-garde designs, such as the rear Leica three-shot, 40W super quick charging, and 15W wireless charging, etc, which still shows the design strength of Huawei phones.


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