We are going to start this article by answering the above question. We think this phone is actually good enough to invest your money on it. If you want to have a phone with high resolution and serious gaming capability, Huawei has designed this phone for you. This phone is better than Huawei Mate 20 in almost all aspects with the better three-camera design. Next, we are going to describe the specifications and give you the proper, neutral Huawei Mate 20X review so that you can decide whether to buy it or not.
Huawei Mate 20X Review
The Huawei Mate 20 X came as a surprise announcement at the Mate 20and Mate 20 Pro launch, but this handset has its firm grip on gaming and productivity audiences.
With the shared specs, the Mate 20 X has much more to give its consumer.
Design and display
The Mate 20 X comes in a simple textured black box. The box includes the phone, a protective TPU phone case, a SIM tray eject tool, charger, charging cables, paperwork and 3.5 mm headphones.
The Huawei Mate 20 X comes with a huge 7.2-inch OLED, HDR display. This display of this phone has overcome the poor display of Mate 20 Pro. If you are a game lover, it will give you plenty of space to examine the battleground on your game.
The phone has a resolution of HD+ (2244 x 1080) with a screen of 87.83% to body ration including the dewdrop notch which makes it huge.
In the notch, there are a front camera and earpiece speaker above it. The 3D top-of-the-line facial recognition in the phone is not like Mate Pro.
The shiny aluminum chassis is sandwiched by the glass, making the phone as royal as it feels.
The 20 X has two color options, midnight blue, and phantom silver. The back glass texture and the intricate pattern showcase below the glass are so adorable which makes it less slippery.
There are power and volume buttons on the right side and SIM tray on the left
It has the square camera module on the back of the phone which is way better than previous iterations of three camera designs. This looks clean, understated and elegant.
The fingerprint sensor of the phone is under the camera square.
Along with two antenna lines, the top of the device has an IR blaster, the noise reduction microphones, the second speaker, the dual stereophonic speaker system, and the 3.5 mm audio jack.
The bottom of the device, on the other hand, has the main microphone, main dual stereophonic speaker and the USB C charging port. With dual symmetricalspeakers at both ends, Huawei gives a super high dynamic range up to 40 decibels which can be said extreme.
The sound quality of this phone has its own league. The sound has incredible separation which is loud, accurate and detailed.
Because of the huge size and display, this isn’t a phone, you would think to use one-handedly. Some may find it impractical and again, some will be more than happy.
The Mate 20 X is IP53 rated which actually means the dust and the water resistant level is not so good as the high-end phones today. Don’t think of sinking the phone into water. However, as per the rain is concerned, Mate 20 X is alright.
The Mate 20 X has three types of camera on the back of the phone structured squarely. It has a generally used lens with standard focal length, a telephoto lens for the portraits and a wide angle lens for the distant images.
The Huawei has done something special for its camera organization and design. Inside the square with the 3 cameras, there is a dual tone flash also.
The cameras are-
- 40MP, f/1.8 primary, 27 mm standard focal length camera
- 20MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle, 16mm ultra wide camera,
- 8MP telephoto, f/2.4, 80 mm telephoto camera
This configuration gives you a huge amount of flexibility in the composition of your shot. Depending on the type of the snap, you can use the cameras. There are various modes and also the slow-motion video which is unbelievably good.
The front camera is of 24 megapixels which you are really going to enjoy if you are selfie lover. This camera system and resolution are going to give you a better experience and make you satisfied.
For power users, this phone is like a boon. The phone has a 5,000mAh lithium-ion battery which will last more than a full day and a half of heavy use including gaming, videos, web browsing. It offers more gaming time than its competitors.
If you run out of battery charge, you will have a 22.5-watt supercharger unit that'll get you back up in shortest of time.
Performance and Interface
The performance and interface of the Mate 20 X are quite fascinating. The phone includes Android Pie, the heavy skinned EMUI 9.0. It comes with the 7 nm high silicon Curie 980 outscore chipset which includes 4 A76 cortex and 4 A55 cortex paired with the G76 GPU.
The phone has a RAM of 6 GB and internal storage of 128 GB. It has an additional Nano memory card expansion up to 256 GB although the card has a different size and not easy to buy compared with the most standard micro SD.
It has a GPU turbo mode version 2, a supercool liquid cooling system with a vapor chamber which has doubled the cooling capability than the copper pipes used in common gaming phones.
The benchmarks of this phone are in upper tier which is 271021, is slightly better than the Mate 20.
The graphics and the video capabilities of the Mate 20 X are better than most usually need. Because of its high gaming capabilities, the playing of heavy graphics games have few issues, little lag and of course, smooth gameplay. You will have the best gaming sessions of your life on a mobile device. You can take the gaming experience on a different level if you buy an additional clip-on controller.
Running various large apps will give you a fluid experience with no sign of slow down. The Mate 20 X has a special feature to darken interface colors which is groovy when reading something or at night. It has an always-on feature that allows a low power mode to show things like time, date etc.
There is a fingerprint reader on the back of the phone which allows for swipes to quick access switches and swipe forward and backward also when in the gallery.
The fingerprint id works just fine but not always convenient on the back of the phone. It doesn't have any in screen fingerprint reader. The face recognition is good enough but not very secure as the fingerprint scanner. Though it is a good way of unlocking the phone as it is fast and no additional input is to be given.
The phone allows you to use the sold separately H pen with which you can directly draw under the screen with over 4000 levels of pressure sensitivity.
Besides there are some additional features like lift awake, flip to mute, knuckle gestures and so on.
What you might not like
The phone is huge to use it daily. Some might find it impractical. You might face difficulties carrying this phone because of its large body. The phone is expensive, though when you consider the features, it rather looks cheaper.
Every phone is designed centering some specific consumers. This phone is for those people who love photography, resolution, and gaming. Of course, the phone won't be of everyone's taste. It is for the men who don't want to compromise on screen space. We don't know if this phone meets up your demand, what we do know is that the Mate 20 X is an awesome phone and you should invest upon it.
The final decision is yours. We just tried to give the Huawei Mate 20 X review to help you decide. If you can, you should have the phone. We wish you luck.