8.4/10
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The Huawei Mate 20 X currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 12 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.6 GHz
Screen Size
7.2"
Camera
40+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Tech Advisor

If you want a premium flagship smartphone with the largest screen possible then this is it. With practically the same specs as the Mate 20 Pro including the same excellent cameras, the Mate 20 X is a curious smartphone that we enjoyed using far more than we expected given the size. Performance is fl...

- Henry Burrell, Tech Advisor
Android Authority

Huawei's 7.2-inch behemoth is an all-round media monster, but its much-touted gaming credentials come up short where it counts.

- Oliver Cragg, Android Authority
GSMArena

If size is what you are after, the rest is as flagship-grade as it can get right now. The Kirin 980 chipset is one of the best, the triple-camera on the back might be the most-skilled setups to date, and the battery life is pretty awesome. There are also some nice touches like the true stereo speake...

- GSMArena
3G.co.uk

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a massive achievement - quite literally. Its huge AMOLED display and impressive power make it a media playing champ, though it will probably be too unwieldy for a lot of people.

- Jon Mundy, 3G.co.uk
TrustedReviews

If you’re after an alternative to the Nintendo Switch, or want a dedicated gaming phone, then the Huawei Mate 20 X isn’t the best option. However, if you’re wanting a regular, generously sized phablet, it ticks most of the right boxes. The screen is a little on the warm side but it’s nicely sharp an...

- Alastair Stevenson, TrustedReviews


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Huawei released the Mate 20 X on October 26, 2018.


Huawei backs up the Mate 20 X with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
7.2"

The Huawei Mate 20 X's screen size is 7.2 inches with 1440 x 2440 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.6 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 980 Octa core 2.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
40+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 40+ megapixel camera.

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

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, nanoSD (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
5000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 5000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 840 minutes, 786 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

Mate 20 X Specs

Overview
Release date October 26, 2018
Regions available UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/2100/800 /850/900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980 Octa core 2.6 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.22 W/kg
Body: 1.26 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 986 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 786 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 840 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 7 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Phantom Silver, Midnight Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.46 x 8.54 x 0.815 cm (6.9 x 3.4 x 0.3 in)
Weight 232 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2440 pixels
Pixel density 346 pixels
Size 7.2 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 touchscreen
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 Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info nanoSD (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
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
40+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Second camera(20 MP, Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2), Third camera(8 MP, Telephoto, f/2.4 )
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
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
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


Tech Advisor

Huge display, outstanding camera and great performance

from Tech Advisor

If you want a premium flagship smartphone with the largest screen possible then this is it. With practically the same specs as the Mate 20 Pro including the same excellent cameras, the Mate 20 X is a curious smartphone that we enjoyed using far more than we expected given the size. Performance is...More

If you want a premium flagship smartphone with the largest screen possible then this is it. With practically the same specs as the Mate 20 Pro including the same excellent cameras, the Mate 20 X is a curious smartphone that we enjoyed using far more than we expected given the size. Performance is flawless in 2019 and the winning combination of large battery and 1080p display is attractive. It doesn’t have full waterproofing or wireless charging but with a proper fingerprint sensor and a headphone jack, we are sold.

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Android Authority

Android gaming, super-sized

from Android Authority

Huawei's 7.2-inch behemoth is an all-round media monster, but its much-touted gaming credentials come up short where it counts.

Read full review

Huawei's 7.2-inch behemoth is an all-round media monster, but its much-touted gaming credentials come up short where it counts.

Read full review

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GSMArena

One of the best flagships right now

If size is what you are after, the rest is as flagship-grade as it can get right now. The Kirin 980 chipset is one of the best, the triple-camera on the back might be the most-skilled setups to date, and the battery life is pretty awesome. There are also some nice touches like the true stereo spe...More

If size is what you are after, the rest is as flagship-grade as it can get right now. The Kirin 980 chipset is one of the best, the triple-camera on the back might be the most-skilled setups to date, and the battery life is pretty awesome. There are also some nice touches like the true stereo speakers, the audio jack, and the stylus support if you need one.

Read full review

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3G.co.uk

A phone with niche appeal

from 3G.co.uk

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a massive achievement - quite literally. Its huge AMOLED display and impressive power make it a media playing champ, though it will probably be too unwieldy for a lot of people.

Read full review

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a massive achievement - quite literally. Its huge AMOLED display and impressive power make it a media playing champ, though it will probably be too unwieldy for a lot of people.

Read full review

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TrustedReviews

A decent phablet if you can get used to its size

from TrustedReviews

If you’re after an alternative to the Nintendo Switch, or want a dedicated gaming phone, then the Huawei Mate 20 X isn’t the best option. However, if you’re wanting a regular, generously sized phablet, it ticks most of the right boxes. The screen is a little on the warm side but it’s nic...More

If you’re after an alternative to the Nintendo Switch, or want a dedicated gaming phone, then the Huawei Mate 20 X isn’t the best option. However, if you’re wanting a regular, generously sized phablet, it ticks most of the right boxes. The screen is a little on the warm side but it’s nicely sharp and HDR-ready. Plus, the Mate 20 X’s size makes it superb for Netflix binging on-the-go. Stellar battery life and performance round-off a decent package.

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AndroidPIT

A huge battery, a large display and top performance

from AndroidPIT

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a great smartphone for those who spend so much time in front of the smartphone to play or see multimedia content, perhaps during their travels by plane or train. With the huge amount of screen available you can enjoy the best of any type of content and, in my opinion, once...More

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a great smartphone for those who spend so much time in front of the smartphone to play or see multimedia content, perhaps during their travels by plane or train. With the huge amount of screen available you can enjoy the best of any type of content and, in my opinion, once you get used to its size is a good compromise between smartphone and tablet.

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ZDNet

A powerful giant-screen phone with long battery life

from ZDNet

The 7.2-inch Huawei Mate 20 X is a beast to carry around, and it's tricky to use one-handed. But its big screen makes it well suited to media-rich tasks like video viewing and games playing, as well as reading documents and ebooks.

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The 7.2-inch Huawei Mate 20 X is a beast to carry around, and it's tricky to use one-handed. But its big screen makes it well suited to media-rich tasks like video viewing and games playing, as well as reading documents and ebooks.

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TechRadar

Big, beautiful and packed with power

from TechRadar

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a delight for big phone fans. It’s blazingly fast, crammed with tech and the battery can endure a full day of extensive use while the triple-lens camera produces stunning results. But its size makes it awkward to carry around and use practically on a daily basis, so whil...More

The Huawei Mate 20 X is a delight for big phone fans. It’s blazingly fast, crammed with tech and the battery can endure a full day of extensive use while the triple-lens camera produces stunning results. But its size makes it awkward to carry around and use practically on a daily basis, so while it's great, it definitely isn't for everyone.

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TechNave

A super awesome phone made for large hands

from TechNave

Coming from a desktop and console gaming background, I can't quite get as immersed as I want but however, the bezel-less 7.2 inch display definitely helps with that and gives much more wiggle room for me to customize the HUD of my games. The battery life is also perfect for long gaming sessions a...More

Coming from a desktop and console gaming background, I can't quite get as immersed as I want but however, the bezel-less 7.2 inch display definitely helps with that and gives much more wiggle room for me to customize the HUD of my games. The battery life is also perfect for long gaming sessions and the graphene cooling system means I don’t have to burn my fingers when I game.

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Notebookcheck

An excellent flagship phablet whose performance is unique for a device of its size

from Notebookcheck

The giant smartphone has excellent system and storage performance, while its cameras are first-class. Moreover, the OLED screen is impressive, as are the LTE and Wi-Fi speeds. The Mate 20 X lacks the standout features of the Mate 20 Pro such as its 3D face recognition, wireless charging and its 4...More

The giant smartphone has excellent system and storage performance, while its cameras are first-class. Moreover, the OLED screen is impressive, as are the LTE and Wi-Fi speeds. The Mate 20 X lacks the standout features of the Mate 20 Pro such as its 3D face recognition, wireless charging and its 40 W fast charger, which is disappointing. The screen brightness is lower too, which is another drawback.

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