Huawei Mate 20 Review: Smartphone is worth buying!

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The new Huawei Mate 20 series has made a name for itself in the high-end smartphone market. The Mate 20 is much lower priced than the Mate 20 Pro, but the majority of the features are not inferior. Both lines possess a luxurious, high-end look, SoC, 128 GB UFS 2.1 flash memory, EMUI version and a Leica-branded 3 rear camera cluster. In this article, Bestechz will review the Huawei Mate 20 to see what it stands out for and who it is suitable for.


Design of Huawei Mate 20

The first visual difference I discovered between the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro is that they have different screens. The Mate 20 has a flat screen like many other smartphones while the Mate 20 Pro has a curved screen. Unlike the P series like the P10 and P20, which are aimed at young users, combining two elements of fashion design and technology, the Mate series is somewhat elegant when it focuses on the group of users with income and living. in the city and in need of a versatile, polite phone that acts as an assistant as the Mate name.

Huawei Mate 20 Review Design
Huawei Mate 20 Review Design

The Mate 20 contains only a 24 MP front camera. There is no notification LED or infrared sensor used for 3D facial recognition like in the Mate 20 Pro.

Huawei Mate 20 is newly designed, different from the design of the Mate 10 series and also in the style that the company has recently applied on many models such as Nova 3 or P20 which is a glass back, hidden underneath is the cover. discoloration. Mate 20 has a basic design with a metal frame of almost equal thickness, the back glass is still curved and hugged close to the frame, but the screen is quite flat 2.5D, only assembled with the frame by one. The black plastic edge creates a slightly awkward grip because the back is curved and the face is flat.

Both the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 have this common design point and similar color options with 5 options are emerald green (emerald green), midnight blue (midnight blue), twilight purple ( twilight), black and pink gold. In addition to the blue version with thin diagonal lines called Hyper Optical Patterns, Huawei says they are very light-catching.

The back of the Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 are both curved and embraced. One thing I like about the glass on the back of these two new Mate is that it is coated with a slightly lumpy layer with anti-slip function, but in fact, I realize that this coating gives a better touch feeling when But it’s not very slip-resistant, it’s easy to slide and leaves a lot of fingerprints.

Mate 20 Pro has a metal frame design that is quite similar to the Galaxy Note 9, the frame at the top and bottom is thick and tapered to the side when switching sides. As a result, the back glass and the front glass surface are curved and he is close to the thin frame, thereby creating a coherence and smoothness in the design, without causing a lot of hands.

Software of Huawei Mate 20

Mate 20 comes with EMUI 9.0, a customized version of Huawei from Android 9.0 Pie. EMUI 9.0 is quite similar to previous versions but has faster response and app load times than EMUI 8.0.

Huawei Mate 20 Review Software
Huawei Mate 20 Review Software

EMUI 9.0 offers familiar features like Google search bar on the home screen and gesture control. For example, you can wake up the screen by raising the device or tapping the screen to take a screenshot. You can also open the app by drawing a letter on the screen. These features can be disabled if you prefer.


Rear camera
The feature of this Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro is a large camera cluster, placed in a square with 3 cameras and large dual-tone LED flash arranged in 4 balanced circles. A slightly different appearance is the LED flash position on the camera cluster of the Mate 20 Pro located in the left corner while the Mate 20 is in the right corner. This camera system is also designed with the advice of Leica, so right on this camera cluster there are words Leica and specifications.

Operation, security

The touch screen of the Huawei Mate 20 is capable of multi-touch up to 10 fingers. High accuracy even on the edge of the screen and response with almost no lag.

Huawei pre-installed SwiftKey as the default keyboard for the Mate 20. Of course you can replace it with any keyboard downloaded from the Google Play Store when needed.

The Mate 20 lacks the infrared sensors Huawei equips the Mate 20 Pro, needed for 3D facial recognition. The Mate 20 supports 2D face unlock through the front camera, although this unlocking method isn’t as secure as 3D recognition or using a fingerprint sensor.

Furthermore, the device has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor while the Mate 20 Pro has used a fingerprint sensor built into the screen. While some might consider this a step backwards, the fingerprint sensor on the Mate 20 works very quickly and accurately. In addition, this fingerprint sensor is easy to find when holding the device, it is positioned in the center of the device so it is beneficial to use the Mate 20 with one hand.