Huawei did not release just the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the Chinese giant, impressed the audience by announcing a smartphone dedicated to Gaming and Productivity, the Huawei Mate 20 X.
Interestingly, the Huawei Mate 20 X is also the first smartphone on the market to support a stylus with 4096 levels of pressure. (Outside of Samsung of course.)
So let’s compare the new Mate 20 X with Samsung’s current top-of-the-range Note 9.
I had the opportunity to have Huawei Mate 20 X in hand. And while it’s really impressive, with its GIANT screen and ‘drop of water’ monocle. I wonder about usability with just one hand, or to be even more realistic … Does it fit in the pocket?
However, it must be said that both appliances have excellent build quality. As well as an extremely appealing design.
In addition to being more compact, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 also has a higher quality screen. By the way, at this time only the iPhone XS Max and Xperia XZ3 can compete with the image quality of the Samsung panel. (The iPhone XS uses Samsung AMOLED screen.) That said, Note 9 supports HDR 10 with a QHD + resolution and incredible maximum brightness.
Oh yeah … If you hate any kind of notch, Note 9 will be a lot nicer to look at. But the Mate 20 X has a significantly larger screen (7 “), which may be better for Gaming and Productivity.
Specifications and Software
After testing the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, with the new Kirin 980. I can say with certainty that you will enjoy more performance with the new Mate 20 X. However, there may not be a difference as significant as this … Note 9 has more RAM with an 8GB option.
The year 2018, will become known as the year of Huawei, in terms of cameras of course. The Huawei Mate 20 X uses the same camera system as the ‘Pro’ model. After launching the P20 Pro, the first handset on the market with three rear cameras, which until last Tuesday still held the crown of the world’s best smartphone for photos! Being only surpassed by his successor, Mate 20 Pro.
Well, Mate 20 X, unlike Mate 20, has the same top-of-the-range camera system ‘Pro’, so it will take better pictures than the Galaxy Note 9. But it must be said that Note 9 counts with a brutal camera system, and will hardly disappoint you.
The Huawei Mate 20 X has over 1000 mAh compared to the Galaxy Note 9, containing one of the largest batteries ever seen on the market.
In addition, it has a Full HD + screen, which should consume less than the QHD + screen of Note 9, so you should easily defeat your opponent in this category.
In reality, neither of these two handsets is cheap … While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 hit the market with the frightening price of € 1029, the Huawei Mate 20 X will cost a respectable € 899.
In short, there is no clear winner in this comparison! If you want a device that is more mobile than tablet, and at the same time have a screen of excellent quality, choose Note 9. But if you prefer a better camera and a brutal autonomy, saving a few changes, then you have to choose Mate 20 X.