Huawei Mate 20 Unboxing and First look

The Huawei Mate 20 might not have all the spotlight like the flagship Mate 20 Pro, but it's nonetheless an equally powerful phone with a wider screen, a large battery and support for Huawei's powerful fast-charging technologies.

To freshen up your mind, the Mate 20 is physically bigger than the Mate 20 Pro (it's noticeably wider), while the main differences feature-wise boil down to the Mate 20 having an LCD screen vs the AMOLED display on the Pro, as well as the cameras not being quite as capable on the Mate 20.

Of course, there are some other differences as well: the face recognition and in-screen fingerprint scanner are special on the Mate 20 Pro, plus it has water protection and fast, 40-watt charging.

But enough with the comparisons. Let's take a look at...

What's in the box:
  • Huawei Mate 20 phone
  • Huawei SuperCharge wall charger (up to 22.5 watts)
  • USB-C to standard USB cable
  • Headphones with in-line mic (3.5mm jack)
  • Translucent silicone case
  • SIM ejector tool
  • User manual

Let's also say a few words about the cameras on these phones as they are different. The Mate 20 has a similar setup to the Pro, with a triple camera system consisting of a main shooter, an ultra-wide angle camera and a telephoto one, but not quite at the same megapixels.

Mate 20 Cameras:

  • 40 MP main camera, f/1.8 lens, 27mm focal length, 1/1.7" sensor
  • 20 MP ultrawide camera, f/2.2 lens, 16mm focal length, 1/2.7" sensor
  • 8 MP telephoto camera, f/2.4 lens, 80mm focal length, 1/4" sensor, OIS

So, yes, the Mate 20 still looks like a plenty powerful phone with a top-notch processor and enough to lure in everyone looking for a great new smartphone.

Stay tuned for our detailed review of the phone that's coming up soon!

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Mate 20
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. alanrock

Posts: 315; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

you are shown us M20 pro cam setup instead of M20 at the end of article?

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Mate 20.. - FHD+ - 4000mAh battery - 22.5W charger - 128GB storage for the same price as XR 64GB Since XR get 9/10, this phone should get.... 7.5/10 /s

3. aljosamitrovic

Posts: 16; Member since: Sep 28, 2018

Or even 7, case included in the box is not of premium quality sounds like a con material to me.

6. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

No headphone jack on an android means you lose whole point for PA. No AMOLED on Android means you lose another point for PA. Include some other ridiculous negatives and ye 7.5 is quite plausible.

5. ponnbu

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 01, 2014

Are you still interested in Android phone? Mr. Apple man.

7. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

PA Rating: 6.5 Pros: - We love the headphone Jack - Beautiful screen - Water Resistant - Good battery Life - Good all around cameras Cons: - Holding on to acient headphone jack - Not a Samsung made OLED Panel - Ridiculously Low Resoution makes text jaggy - Not best IP rating for slam dunking in water - Battery life is good but we expected it to last much more. - Cameras are decent all around but are not the best.

8. ZerosAndOnes

Posts: 84; Member since: Oct 12, 2018

They gave a 9 to a phone that's 740$ with a 820p screen. I think if a non iPhone phone existed that actually made coffee and could 3D print a house they would still find some ridiculous negative to put it under an iPhone.

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