Hands on with the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G
Today in Berlin I had the pleasure of getting some hands on time with the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G smartphone, Huawei’s current 5G handset offering for European markets.
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is a big device: it has a 7.2” display (FHD+). Despite this it is surprisingly easy to handle and feels well balanced. In many ways it reminded me of my Xiaomi Mi Max I had a while back in terms of ergonomics.
The user experience was very smooth. I wasn’t surprised by this as the device is powered by the same HiSilicon Kirin 980 chip we have seen on the Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei P30 Pro.
The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is already on sale int he UK from Three, Vodafone and EE (the networks launching their 5G at the moment).
The camera setup is identical to the one on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, so should deliver some great shots in a variety of situations.
I look forward to seeing how this device does in the market, as it is a bit of a niche product. I can definitely see it delivering a lot of value to someone who travels or commutes a lot, given the immersive screen and gaming capabilities.
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Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Full Specifications
Model: Mate 20 X 5G
Body type: Glass
Dimensions (mm): 174.60 x 85.40 x 8.15
Weight (g): 232.00
Battery capacity (mAh):4200
Removable battery: No
Fast charging: Proprietary
Wireless charging: Yes
Screen size (inches): 7.20
Resolution: 1080x2244 pixels
Aspect ratio: 18.7:9
Processor: octa-core (2x2.6GHz + 2x1.92GHz + 4x1.8GHz)
Processor make: HiSilicon Kirin 980
Internal storage: 128GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: Nano Memory Card
Expandable storage up to (GB): 256
Rear camera: 40-megapixel (f/1.8) + 20-megapixel (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4)
Rear flash: Yes
Front camera: 24-megapixel (f/2.0)
Operating system: Android 9.1 EMUI 9.1
Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
USB Type-C: Yes
Headphones: No 3.5mm jack, adapter from USB Type-C included in box
Number of SIMs: 2
3D face recognition: No
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes