At an event in London on Tuesday, Huawei launched the Mate 20 Pro alongside the Mate 20 and Mate 20 X smartphones. The Mate 20 Pro features three rear-facing cameras, 3D face recognition, 40W Huawei SuperCharge technology, and a 6.39-inch QHD + OLED display. The Mate 20 Pro is IP68 certified for water and dust resistance and powered by AI's latest and best 7nm Kirin 980 processor. Compared to the previous-generation 10nm process, the 7nm process is expected to deliver 20 percent improved SoC performance and 40 percent more efficiency.
According to a recent Gartner study, Huawei has supplanted Apple behind the second-largest smartphone maker in the world in the second quarter of this year. We use the flagships of the top 3 companies in the global smartphone segment to see which performs better on paper. Stay tuned tp Gadgets 360 for a comprehensive review of the Huawei Mate P20 Pro to see how the phone is in the real world.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs iPhone Xs Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Price
While the India price and availability have not been announced, the Huawei Mater 20 Pro price in Europe is $ 1
In Europe, the iPhone XS Max at 1,279 euros (about Rs 108,000) for the 64 GB variant, 1,449 euros (about 123,300 rupees) for the 256 GB variant and 1,679 euros (about 142,800 rupees) for the 512 GB variant. As a reminder, the iPhone XS Max has a starting price of $ 1,099 for the 64GB version, $ 1,249 for the 256GB version, and 1,449 for the 512GB -Variant. In India, the device is at Rs. 1.09,900, Rs. 1,24,900 and Rs. 1,44,900 for 64GB, 256GB and 512GB storage options, respectively. It is available in the colors Space Gray, Silver and Gold
iPhone XS Max Overselling iPhone XS by 4 Times
Finally, the price for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in India starts at Rs. 67,900 for the 6GB RAM / 128GB storage variant, while the 8GB RAM / 512GB storage variant costs Rs. 84,900. In the US, the price for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for the variant with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage space starts at 999 US dollars (about 68,000 euros), the model with 8 GB RAM and 512 GB storage at 1,250 US dollars ( about 85,900). In Europe, the price for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 starts with the version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of memory at 999 euros (about 85,500 euros), the model with 8GB of RAM and 512 GB of memory at 1,249 euros (about 106,200 euros)) , It is available in midnight black, metallic copper, ocean blue and lavender purple colors
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Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs iPhone Xs Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 specifications
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 at the top, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience UX customizations. The iPhone XS Max, of course, runs Apple's own iOS 12 out of the box. All phones support dual-SIM slots, but the iPhone XS Max does so via eSIMs outside of China, Hong Kong and Macau.
The eSIM is soldered to each phone's motherboard, allowing telecom operators to remotely set up a second SIM card by transferring a user's credentials to the device. In India, Airtel and Reliance Jio are now supporting the eSIM. Other operators are expected to come to them in the future. Please note that dual-SIM support via eSIMs is not yet available in all markets and is expected to be introduced at a later date.
The largest display on the iPhone XS Max at 6.5 inches, with the Galaxy Note 9 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro neck to neck with 6.4-inch and 6.39-inch displays. The iPhone XS Max has an OLED Super Retina Panel with a resolution of 1242×2688 pixels, the Galaxy Note 9 has a Quad HD + (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display and the Mate 20 Pro has a QHD + (1440×3120 pixels) OLED display. The Huawei and Apple phones have a display notch, while the Samsung version has a traditional display design with bezels top and bottom
As mentioned, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from the flagship HiSilicon Kirin 980 7nm SoC with dual AI processor. Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC (2.8GHz + 1.7GHz) in markets like the US, while countries like India are receiving the Exynos 9810 (2.7GHz + 1.7GHz) variant. Finally, the iPhone XS Max is powered by Apple's latest A12 Bionic SoC, which is also manufactured in a 7nm process.
The camera comes with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a triple camera setup consisting of a primary 40-megapixel wide-angle camera with f / 1.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor with f / 2.2 aperture and a third 8-megapixel 3X telephoto lens with aperture f / 2.4. These sensors are coupled with LED flash and Super HDR. At the front is a 24 megapixel RGB selfie camera with support for 3D face recognition.
The Galaxy Note 9, on the other hand, has a horizontally arranged dual rear-view camera setup with a 12-megapixel dual-pixel lens. This includes a wide-angle lens with a f / 1: 1.5 and 1: 2.4 aperture and a 12- Megapixel sensor and a Tele / f / 2.4 auto-focus lens. For selfies, there is an 8 megapixel sensor with an auto-focus lens with aperture 1: 1.7.
Finally, the iPhone XS Max has a vertical dual-camera setup with a 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor (aperture 1 / 1.8)) and another 12-megapixel tele-secondary sensor (f / 2.4) , The rear camera receives a 6-element lens and 2x optical zoom. There is also an improved TrueTone Quad LED flash on the back. On the front, the iPhone XS Max gets a 7 megapixel RGB camera sensor with f / 2.2 aperture
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro wins the battery war on paper with a 4,200mAh battery, closely followed by the Galaxy Note 9 with a 4,000mAh battery, and the iPhone XS Max only packs a 3,174mAh battery. The iPhone XS Max is the thinnest with 7.70 mm, while the Galaxy Note 9 with 8.80 mm is the thickest. The iPhone XS Max is the heaviest at 208 grams, and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the lightest at 189 grams.
All three phones support Face Unlock, but the iPhone XS Max does not support a fingerprint. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is equipped with a fingerprint scanner on the back, while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a fingerprint scanner. Only the Galaxy Note 9, of the three, has a 3.5mm audio jack.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Apple iPhone XS Max vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Compare
|Overall NDTV rating||–||–|
|Design Review||–||– Ad Rank||–||– |
|Price-quality ratio||– [ 1 9659025] –|
|Publication date||October 2018||September 2018||August 2018|
|Introduced in India||No||–||–|
|Dimensions (mm) [1965902615750x7740x770||161,90 x 76,40 x 8,80  Weight (g)||189,00||208,00||201,00|
|Protection class IP||IP68||IP68||–|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4200||–||4000|
|Colors||Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Rose Gold, Twilight, Black  Space Gray, Silver, Gold||Midnight Black, Metallic Co pper, Ocean Blue, Lavender Lila|
|Screen size (inches)||6,39||6,50||6,40|
|Resolution||1440×3120 pixels  1242×2688 pixels||1440×2960 pixels|
|Aspect ratio||19.5: 9||–||–|
|pixels per inch (PPI)||–||458||–|
|Processor||Octa-Core (2×2.6GHz + 2×1.92GHz + 4×1. 8GHz)||Hexakern||1.7GHz Octacers|
|Processor Make||HiSilicon Kirin 980||Apple A12 Bionic||Samsung Exynos 9810|
|Expandable Memory to (GB)  256  –||512|
|Dedicated to iCroSD slot||No||–||–|
|Expandable bearing type||–||–||microSD|
|Reversing camera||40 megapixels (1: 1.8) + 20 megapixels (1: 2.2) + 8 megapixels (1: 2.4)||12 megapixels (1: 1.8, 1.4 micron) + 12 megapixels (f /2.4)||12-megapixel|
|front camera||24 megapixels (19659025) f / 2.0)||7 megapixels (f /2.2 )||8- megapixel|
|Operating System||Android 9.0  iOS 12||Android 8.1  Skin||EMUI 9.0||–||Samsung Experience UX|
|Supported Wi-Fi Standards||19659026] 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac||802.11 a / b / g / n / ac||802.11 a / b / g / n / ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v. 5.00  Yes, v 5.00||Yes, about 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2  2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes||Yes||–|
|Flash||–  Yes||–|
|4G / LTE  Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4G / LTE||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|3D Face Detection||Yes||Yes||–|
|Fingerprint Sensor  Yes  No||–|
|Compass / Magnetometer||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Ambient Light Sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|