Huawei Mate 20 Lite

7.4/10 AVG.
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7.4/10
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The Huawei Mate 20 Lite currently has an Informr score of 7.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 14 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
6.3"
Camera
20+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Talk Android

The Mate 20 Lite offers a premium design that disguises its mid-range nature, outstanding battery life, and good photography chops. It packs a punch for its price of £379, and as a mid-range phone that I really enjoyed using (apart from the odd crashing app), I would generally have no hesitation in...

- Peter Holden, Talk Android
KitGuru

The Mate 20 Lite is a decent mid-range phone from Huawei. It isn’t going to blow your socks off, but it generally does everything fairly well.

- Dominic Moass, KitGuru
TrustedReviews

Good battery life, a sharp-looking design and solid camera make the Huawei Mate 20 Lite a good buy for those wanting high-end style at a sensible price. However, as is often the case with Huawei phones, sister brand Honor’s similar device for less money is hard to ignore.

- Andrew Williams, TrustedReviews
Android Authority

This phone feels like a proof of concept for the Mate 20 proper, but is too overpriced to be recommended.

- Adam Sinicki, Android Authority
Notebookcheck

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a powerful smartphone with a large display, but is only a minor update over its predecessor.

- Mike Wobker, Notebookcheck


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Common Questions


Huawei released the Mate 20 Lite on September 5, 2018.


The Mate 20 Lite price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Huawei Mate 20 Lite prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Huawei backs up the Mate 20 Lite with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your Mate 20 Lite has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.3"

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite's screen size is 6.3 inches with 1080 x 2340 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.2 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
20+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 20+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3750mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3750 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1461 minutes, 842 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Mate 20 Lite Specs

Overview
Release date September 5, 2018
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
2100/800/900/1800 /2600 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 710 Octa core 2.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 4 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.46 W/kg
Body: 1.13 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3750 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 768 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 842 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1461 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Sapphire Blue, Platinum Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.83 x 7.53 x 0.76 cm (6.2 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Weight 172 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels
Pixel density 409 pixels
Size 6.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 512 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (2 MP 2nd camera), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Dual camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Talk Android

This is not the mate you need

from Talk Android

The Mate 20 Lite offers a premium design that disguises its mid-range nature, outstanding battery life, and good photography chops. It packs a punch for its price of £379, and as a mid-range phone that I really enjoyed using (apart from the odd crashing app), I would generally have no hesitation in recommending the Mate 20 Lite.

Read full review

The Mate 20 Lite offers a premium design that disguises its mid-range nature, outstanding battery life, and good photography chops. It packs a punch for its price of £379, and as a mid-range phone that I really enjoyed using (apart from the odd crashing app), I would generally have no hesitation in recommending the Mate 20 Lite.

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KitGuru

Flagship look at a mid-range price

from KitGuru

The Mate 20 Lite is a decent mid-range phone from Huawei. It isn’t going to blow your socks off, but it generally does everything fairly well.

Read full review

The Mate 20 Lite is a decent mid-range phone from Huawei. It isn’t going to blow your socks off, but it generally does everything fairly well.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

A solid, long-lasting mid-range Android

from TrustedReviews

Good battery life, a sharp-looking design and solid camera make the Huawei Mate 20 Lite a good buy for those wanting high-end style at a sensible price. However, as is often the case with Huawei phones, sister brand Honor’s similar device for less money is hard to ignore.

Read full review

Good battery life, a sharp-looking design and solid camera make the Huawei Mate 20 Lite a good buy for those wanting high-end style at a sensible price. However, as is often the case with Huawei phones, sister brand Honor’s similar device for less money is hard to ignore.

Read full review

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Android Authority

Not so smart

from Android Authority

This phone feels like a proof of concept for the Mate 20 proper, but is too overpriced to be recommended.

Read full review

This phone feels like a proof of concept for the Mate 20 proper, but is too overpriced to be recommended.

Read full review

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Notebookcheck

The fast Phablet

from Notebookcheck

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a powerful smartphone with a large display, but is only a minor update over its predecessor.

Read full review

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a powerful smartphone with a large display, but is only a minor update over its predecessor.

Read full review

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Pocket-lint

A Mate that won't make many friends

from Pocket-lint

One look at the Mate 20 Lite's neat and tidy exterior design would suggest it's a great phone. But it's let down by context: the Honor Play is £100 cheaper and that phone is far more powerful and stable. Plus the whole idea of the Mate series is for powerful, top-end devices, thus the Lite is a contradiction to that very premise.

Read full review

One look at the Mate 20 Lite's neat and tidy exterior design would suggest it's a great phone. But it's let down by context: the Honor Play is £100 cheaper and that phone is far more powerful and stable. Plus the whole idea of the Mate series is for powerful, top-end devices, thus the Lite is a contradiction to that very premise.

Read full review

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Daily Express

An incredibly capable and commendable phone for the price in its own right

from Daily Express

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite manages to redefine the term "budget smartphone" thanks to its incredibly premium design, gorgeous display and snappy performance. Mate 20 Lite offers customers a plethora of functionality that be harnessed all-day long thanks to its laudable battery life for a £379.99 pr...More

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite manages to redefine the term "budget smartphone" thanks to its incredibly premium design, gorgeous display and snappy performance. Mate 20 Lite offers customers a plethora of functionality that be harnessed all-day long thanks to its laudable battery life for a £379.99 price tag that is incredibly difficult to argue with.

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ZDNet

A decent large-screen mid-range handset with too much bloatware

from ZDNet

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a large handset, and that's both a blessing and a curse. The 6.3-inch screen lends itself well to media-rich tasks, but the phone can be tricky to pocket. It has good battery life and a solid chassis, although the glass back does attract fingerprints. The processor may...More

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a large handset, and that's both a blessing and a curse. The 6.3-inch screen lends itself well to media-rich tasks, but the phone can be tricky to pocket. It has good battery life and a solid chassis, although the glass back does attract fingerprints. The processor may prove underpowered for gaming fans, but this is otherwise a good competitor for the likes of the Asus Zenfone 5 and Honor 10.

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TechRadar

A stylish mid-range phablet, but not the best value

from TechRadar

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a handsome phablet with an attractive and all-encompassing display and some impressive dual-camera tricks. However, its performance is only alright, and there are some tantalizing alternatives for similar or even less money.

Read full review

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a handsome phablet with an attractive and all-encompassing display and some impressive dual-camera tricks. However, its performance is only alright, and there are some tantalizing alternatives for similar or even less money.

Read full review

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GSMArena

Good all-round camera experience with some creative options

Having the flagship's name is good and all, but Huawei's priced the Mate 20 lite without accounting for the 'lite' bit too much, and we're not liking the numbers. It's a good overall package, with excellent battery life, decent display and good image quality from its two (real) cameras. But other...More

Having the flagship's name is good and all, but Huawei's priced the Mate 20 lite without accounting for the 'lite' bit too much, and we're not liking the numbers. It's a good overall package, with excellent battery life, decent display and good image quality from its two (real) cameras. But other phones offer those too, some even outperform the Mate in key areas, and often at a lower price.

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