HUAWEI Mate 20 X is the latest flagship for the well-known HUAWEI Mate series. With a massive 7.2-inch display, the new smartphone is said to be designed for gaming purpose. We are lucky to try it out, and we do agree on that. Check out our HUAWEI Mate 20 X review below to know more about the device!
Here is our unboxing video:
The Design and Display
The HUAWEI Mate 20 X comes in two colour – Midnight Blue or Phantom Silver, the model we get is in Phantom Silver. On the back, we got an engraved glass panel that shows a unique texture glittering in the light along with the “matrix camera lens”.
With a body size of 174.6mm x 85.4mm, Mate 20 X is a pretty large smartphone compared to the normal ones (but much smaller compared to a tablet). It is quite heavy too at about 232g, but from our experience, its body is non-slippery and comfortable for one-handed operation.
The expansive 7.2-inch OLED screen with a resolution of 2244×1080 is undoubtedly the biggest selling point of Mate 20 X. The bezels are narrow, while the waterdrop notch design allows a larger screen ratio. Although the display might sound too big for a smartphone, it does offers a super immersive experience for both gaming and entertainment.
HUAWEI Mate 20 X Specifications
- Size: 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.15 mm
- Weight: 232 g
- Color: Midnight Blue and Phantom Silver
- Display: 7.2″ FHD+ FullView OLED display
- Resolution: 2244 x 1080 pixels
- CPU: HUAWEI Kirin 980 Octa-core processor
- OS: Android 9
- Memory: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM (NM card: support up to 256 GB)
- 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture Front Camera
- 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture) Leica Triple camera
- Battery: 5000 mAh
- EMUI: EMUI 9.0
Inspired by the four-eye car lights of the Porsche 919, the matrix lens on Mate 20 X sports an AI-powered Leica Triple Camera of 40MP+20MP+8MP lens. The 40MP Wide-Angle Lens and 8MP Telephoto Lens allow you to take detailed shots effortlessly, while the new 20MP Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens offers a perfect experience for taking landscape photos. Moreover, it supporting triple optical zoom and 5x hybrid zoom.
As it is AI-powered, you can expect Mate 20 X to feature the basic AI features such as AI scene recognition. It is recognising more than 1,500 scenarios and 25 categories, the AI video editor can even identify faces and create separate video highlights for each person.
Interestingly, the device also features the AI Vision and AI Shopping, where you can simply point your camera at an object and get its information or online listing from shopping platforms.
On the front, it is having the 24MP front camera along with some AI-beautifying features and lighting effects. It comes with the AR lens as well, you can play around with its different 3D live AR emojis and make a GIF out of it.
Performance and Battery Life
Powered by the newest Kirin 980 processor, 6 GB RAM and GPU Turbo 2.0 technology, Mate 20 X is capable to run most of the graphics-intensive games smoothly. So far we haven’t encountered any lags while testing the device with some of the trending mobile games such as Call of Duty: Legend of War, Epic Seven and Blade & Soul: Revolution under the best graphics and FPS settings.
Here is our Call of Duty: Legends of War gameplay recorded on Mate 20 X:
Call of Duty: Legends of War (Call of Duty Mobile) is now out for selected countries and here is our gameplay! Check out the gorgeous graphics and classic maps! ^^Read more: http://smarturl.it/ijxme6*Gameplay recorded with Huawei Mobile Mate 20 X#PlaywithMate20X
Posted by GamerBraves on Thursday, December 13, 2018
Overheating is a common issue for smartphones, but you can rest assured that Mate 20 X doesn’t heat up too easily. It features the HUAWEI Supercool technology that could keep the device cool even after few hours of non-stop gaming.
The battery life of Mate 20 X is impressive too, thanks to its 5000mAh battery and AI-driven resource allocation technology. From our experience, the battery still remains healthy (over 40%) after 4 hours of intensive gaming, you can expect it to last more than 1 days of regular usage too. The HUAWEI SuperCharge allows you to charge it up rapidly for more hours of gaming!
Aside from the incredibly-large display, HUAWEI Mate 20 X is packed with powerful specifications which you will find gaming on it an enjoyable experience. If you are looking a smartphone for gaming, be sure to check out Mate 20 X!