Get the Huawei Mate 20 on eBay for a lower-than-Black Friday price while you can

Get the Huawei Mate 20 on eBay for a lower-than-Black Friday price while you can
Last we checked, both the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping events had technically ended at most major US retailers, but it looks like some eBay sellers may have missed the memo, still charging remarkably low prices for great smartphones. 

Case in point, the factory unlocked Huawei Mate 20 at top-rated seller Sobeonline1, which believe it or not, is currently cheaper than the same device offered by a similarly reputable e-commerce company in an early Black Friday deal last week.

If you thought a $600 Mate 20 was a bargain (and it certainly was), we can’t wait to hear your opinion on this deeply discounted new $549.99 listing. The usual words of caution apply, of course, as the US-based seller can’t hook you up with a valid warranty.

Keep in mind that the Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are not even officially released stateside, nor will they ever be, which in a way, makes this special offer that much sweeter.

Signaled as a Cyber Monday deal, even though it’s already Wednesday, this is unlikely to last much longer, with black and blue color options listed as out of stock at the time of writing. That only leaves the “Twilight” model available in “limited quantity” right now, which shouldn’t be a problem given how stunning that particular gradient finish looks. 

Under the hood, the “regular” Huawei Mate 20 packs the same blazing fast Kirin 980 processor as the Pro variant, along with 4GB RAM, and 128GB storage space. An in-display fingerprint reader and 3D face scanner are arguably the biggest feature omissions here compared to the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but the latter’s absence allows the 6.5-inch Mate 20 to sport a more discreet and stylish “Dewdrop” notch.

Sold “brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged”, the discounted “international” Huawei Mate 20 comes with dual SIM connectivity and full support for US GSM networks. Obviously, there’s no compatibility with Verizon or Sprint, though.

Check out the deal here



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19 Comments

1. OneLove123

Posts: 841; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

Great phone at a great price.

2. sirohunter

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

Sadly it’s not sold in the US, WiFi calling not supported on these in the US :(

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Amazing deal for an amazing smartphone. Definitely a top 5 release of 2018. Props to Huawei for releasing some incredible smartphones.

14. ShaikhJGI

Posts: 358; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Launched in INDIA yesterday for an amazing price of Rs.69,900 (US $960). For those purchasing it in 1st week, will be getting Sennheiser PXC 550 headphones worth Rs.29,900 (In US it is $349 I believe). How good of a deal is that? :O For comparison, iPhone XS Max is retailing at more than twice of Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Apple you are a disgrace to INDIA man.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Things like this are why Apple isn’t doing well in India at all.

4. Whitedot

Posts: 719; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

That's the price that should have been from the start.

6. blac.inc

Posts: 59; Member since: May 16, 2018

Why is that?

7. Whitedot

Posts: 719; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Because it's overpriced. Don't you think so?

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

I think the original price can be justified more than most, given what you get for the price. Not saying that I agree with any of these crazy prices for high-end flagships these days, just saying that it can be more justified than some others.

9. Whitedot

Posts: 719; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

When I look at 1+ 6T I don't think so. It is really nice phone but £899 for what? Camera is decent but not the best. Design is fine but not mind blowing. Software is Ok. Battery life is good. But there is nothing WOW to pay nearly a grand in my opinion.

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

The camera on the Mate 20 is better than most, no doubt in my mind. Battery life is fantastic and the EMUI software is packed to the gills with features. As I said, I'm not a fan of the high pricing of flagships, and much rather prefer something that's affordable as long as it can fulfill my wants and needs, but for what this offers, the price is arguably justified, even with the OnePlus 6T available.

11. Whitedot

Posts: 719; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Pixel is still better in my opinion, battery is 6T is super amazing though mah is smaller. The beauty of the software is in hands of the beholder as they say. Oxygen optimisation still the beast and looked after better. Spec war aside I don't see any technology worth paying £899 for this phone. Many things are small iteration apart from FPS on the screen. Flagships should not cost that money currently given what they provide. There are stellar midranges or 9 months old old phones like Sony XZ2 at £399 which is worth every penny.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 21453; Member since: May 28, 2014

Pixel has waaayyyyy too many issues and bugs to ever be a "better option", imo. And I will agree that Oxygen OS looks better than EMUI, as it's too reminiscent of iOS, but as far as features go, EMUI is hard to beat. I don't don't like the current pricing of smartphone high end flagships either, but as I said, some can be arguably justified given what they bring to the table. Huawei's Honor sub-brand has a great " affordable flagship" in the Honor View 10, and the Huawei Nova 3 is an affordably priced smartphone with last year's Kirin 970 in it (the View 10 has it as well) which are both worth any penny.

5. p51d007

Posts: 700; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Nice, but even though this is an international version, and should work in the USA and I've had 3 Huawei phones...I'll pass. If the maker isn't supporting the USA, then I don't want it. :( I just don't bother with rooting, hacking, flashing. I prefer stock out of the box. Just getting too old to mess with it. It's a tool. End of the day, I don't even pick em up. Now get off my lawn LOL. Shame the U.S. government tossed them out, just as they were about to start to tear down the duopoly of Apple/Samsung too.

16. TechPimp

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 28, 2018

Why is the Mate 20 X not on sale that's the one i really want. I love that screen.

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