Would you own a phone as big as the Huawei Mate 20 X?

Would you own a phone as big as the Huawei Mate 20 X?
Huawei's Mate 20 X may have looked like an afterthought at the announcement yesterday, as it was announced way after the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, but it certainly seems like it's something more than that... something bigger!

Yeah, the Mate 20 X is huge. 7.2-inch screen huge! Compared to the Galaxy Note 9 — a phone that is already pretty big — the Mate 20 X still looks like a slab.

Would you own a phone as big as the Huawei Mate 20 X?


Thankfully, Huawei isn't relying only on a big screen to sell this device. No, no, there's support for a new Huawei M-Pen, which kind of sounds like it'll work like a Samsung S Pen, but will be sold separately; there are also stereo speakers with enhanced bass chambers in there; there's a gargantuan, 5,000 mAh battery inside; and there's a gamepad specifically developed for the Mate 20 X to kind of transform it into a sort-of-Nintendo-Switch (but not quite) console.

Yeah, it sounds cool... but is that size overkill? Well, we thought we'd ask you — would you own a smartphone with a 7.2-inch screen?

Would you own a smartphone with a 7.2-inch screen?

In a heartbeat!
30.5%
If it has enough features and accessories to support that big screen, yes
23.46%
Nope... that's overkill!
46.03%

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Mate 20 X
  • Display 7.2" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 5000 mAh

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32 Comments

1. Fred3

Posts: 288; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

I miss small phones. The Pixel 3 and IPhone Xr are the last it seems and i don't want neither one.

6. libra89

Posts: 2041; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

The Xr is not small, it's bigger than the Xs but I do agree with your small phone statement.

18. rouyal

Posts: 1540; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

iPhone 8 still has legs

2. OneLove123

Posts: 590; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Yes, like 3.5in is the perfect size for a certain group.

3. TechGirl90 unregistered

I would most definitely get this amazing device! I just wish the powers that be in the US would give Hauwei a chance, and it sucks that it's not compatible with CDMA networks. :( Out of all the cellular flagships that has been unveiled this year, this is the ONLY one that has impressed me! Hauwei isn't playing, LOL!

4. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 901; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

I would get this but they need to up the PPI on it.

27. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3930; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's full HD with a PPI higher than the iPhone XR so I think it's fine, If this phone didn't use the Kirin soc then I would agree but Huawei doesn't have the best track record when it comes to harnessing the power of the GPUs they use so until they figure that out I really wouldn't won't to see a QHD version of this phone, for example, the P20 and P20 pro have FHD displays and they get worse FPS than the iPhone 6s plus, the P20 has a Mali-G72 MP12 so that shouldn't be happening but Huawei is crippling it, when Samsung gets the exact same performance in the Exynos version of the S7(they also cripple the ARM GPUs in their SOCs) using the previous gen ARM GPU with the same cluster count then you know you have a problem, Huawei should stick with FHD until they address this issue with their SOCs.

28. perry1234

Posts: 613; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

Can’t comment on P20 Pro, but I do own a 6S Plus and PUBG runs extremely well on it . I think I get consistent 60fps. I am assuming Fortnite will get those frames too.

31. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3930; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Yep, I'm using the 6s Plus right now lol.

5. sissy246

Posts: 6837; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Thats getting to big.

7. libra89

Posts: 2041; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Way too big.

26. zelas

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is that a tablet, Yes it is.

8. alanrock

Posts: 196; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

for in home use yes.

9. master-mkk

Posts: 200; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

I want to say yes but my note 9 is already pushing the limit of the maximum smartphone size so have to say no

10. toosmoove

Posts: 914; Member since: Sep 28, 2017

I already feel my Note 8 is too tall so nope.

11. ShadowWarrior

Posts: 142; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

People will still buy like crazy because they just want a big smartphone...because that equates to better in their mind

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30510; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hell yes. Big phones rule.

13. warrenellis93

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Yes and the reason is it would make the width of the phone as wide as a 6 inch 16:9 aspect, when they switched to 18:9 we lost some width for the keyboard

14. monkeyb

Posts: 342; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

While I used to love the iPhone SE, I love my 7 even more as I feel I am able to use it more comfortably. The new phones are anyways requiring us to use both hands, so I dont think this is an overkill. As long as there are nice features that make use of the real estate I think people will love it. Especially media consumers. Remember what looks like an overkill today will be the standard tomorrow for everyone.

24. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

As an SE user myself, I couldn't agree more. It's a great phone for the most part, but both the display and the actual dimensions are too small. Larger screens are better, but I want to get a 7 or an 8 because I don't want to deal with the notch and prefer a one-handed device. My ideal phone would be an XS with decent pricing and no notch.

15. monkeyb

Posts: 342; Member since: Jan 17, 2018

Edit: Posted again by mistake.

16. Sparkxster

Posts: 1091; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This size is basically like having your phone and tablet at the same time and with the right accessories this would be awesome.

17. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2030; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Bring it on...would love to see 7.5" screens. My dream is that Apple reaches this size. If so, expect starting price of $1499, while top out to 1TB of storage at $1999.

19. cmdacos

Posts: 3661; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nope. It's bigger than the Google home hub FFS...

20. galaxian

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

I won't buy this phone. It is too small for me. I am looking for 10 inch phone :D

21. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

Never

22. toyboyz

Posts: 231; Member since: Jan 22, 2010

Yes I want to walk around with a 32 inch phone strapped to my head #sarcasm This is getting ridiculous!

23. Trex95

Posts: 2314; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Compare mate 20X with note 9, iPhone XS max and S9 plus highest same as you comparing burj khalifia and Empire State Building Lol. Honestly still good looking phablet even though I’m not a fan of Huawei phones.

25. MarmiteTheDog

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 31, 2017

Currently 'yes' is leading the poll

29. vasra

Posts: 96; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

1. Only moron stores their phone in the front pocket (check the correlation with sperm count, fertility and testicular cancer) 2. 7.2" inch in 19:9 ratio means long/tall, rather than overly wide 3. We need real high end competition to Samsung Note-series. Mate 20 X has a true pen support and is not low-mid class like LG's Q-series Stylus phones 4. It has a 5000mAh battery, AND a card slot, AND a 3.5mm jack, AND stereo speakers AND those fancy cameras. Thank you Huawei. Thank you for making something DIFFERENT and not just another me-too-copy of almost all the other top end phones of 2017-2018

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