Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the company’s latest flagship smartphone which launched in India today, on November 27. The Mate 20 Pro has garnered tons of positive reviews from fans as well as critics. Ever since it was launched globally, the device has been pitted against the likes of Galaxy Note 9, iPhone XR and Pixel 3XL. No doubt, the Mate 20 Pro comes with impressive specifications. Let’s see if it really is one of the best smartphones right now.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR: Price in India
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is exclusively available on Amazon with a price tag of INR 69,990. As a part of the launch offer, the brand is offering a special bundle which consists of Sennheiser PXC550 headset worth INR 29,990 along with the smartphone. This bundle will cost just INR 71,990, giving buyers a pretty decent deal.
At the time of writing this post, the Galaxy Note 9 is available for INR 59,790 on Amazon. Apple iPhone XR, on the other hand, is priced higher than that of Note 9 and Mate 20 Pro. The device will set you back around INR 76,900.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR: Build, Display
The Mate 20 Pro comes with a 6.39-inch curved AMOLED display having 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 538 ppi pixel density. The device has a wide notch on the front with next to negligible bezels on the sides, giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 87.9 percent. As expected, it is a premium smartphone with ‘Hyper Optical Pattern’ at the back for better gripping.
The Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution, 18.5:9 aspect ratio and 516 ppi pixel density. The device boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 83.4 percent, thanks to the Infinity Edge display.
Apple iPhone XR, on the other hand, features a 6.1-inch IPS LCD display having 828 x 1792 pixels resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio and 326 ppi density. The device has thick bezels on the side with a notch giving it a screen-to-body ratio of 79.0 percent.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR: Hardware, Performance
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is powered by an octa-core 7nm Kirin 980 chipset paired with either 6GB of RAM and 128GB of memory or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The device uses Mali G76 MP10 for graphical processing.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs on the company’s own Exynos 9810 chipset which also has eight cores but fabricated over the 10nm process. It also comes in two memory variants: 6GB/128GB and 8GB/512GB.
The iPhone XR is powered by Apple’s own A12 Bionic chip which has six cores and is fabricated over the 7nm process. The device has a 3GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage.
Even though Apple’s A12 chipset has six cores, it still manages to beat Kirin 980 and Exynos 9810 in benchmark scores. You might not notice that much of a difference in real time usage. With Huawei Mate 20 Pro, you will also get the latest Nano-Memory expandable option.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR: Camera Setup
One of the most impressive features on Mate 20 Pro is its Leica triple-camera setup at the back. The setup consists of a 40MP wide angle lens, an ultra wide 20MP sensor and lastly an 8MP telephoto lens. For selfies, there is a single 24MP sensor on the front.
The Galaxy Note 9, on the other hand, has a dual camera setup at the back with two 12MP camera sensor. The primary sensor has a dual aperture which comes pretty handy for low light shots. There is an 8MP selfie shooter that can record videos at 1440p at 30fps.
Apple iPhone XR has a single 12MP camera sensor at the back and a single 7MP selfie snapper on the front.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro has one of the best camera setups at this price segment, hands down. You can also click very wide shots from the rear camera, something the Note 9 and iPhone XR are incapable of doing.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR: Battery, Software
The Mate 20 Pro has a massive 4200mAh battery packed inside with 40W fast charging support. The device also comes with a 15W wireless charging support. Also, you get reverse wireless charging feature which actually is pretty impressive. The device runs on the latest Android operating system, i.e., Android 9.0 Pie, with EMUI skin on top.
The Galaxy Note 9 packs a slightly small 4000mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0 and Wireless charging. It runs on Samsung’s Experience UI based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
While the Apple iPhone XR packs a very small 2942mAh battery, it has proved to be just as good at real-world usage statistics. It also features fast and wireless charging support, but only ships with a standard charging brick. The phone runs on the latest version of the iOS operating system, i.e., iOS 12.1.
With Huawei Mate 20 Pro, buyers get a large battery, 40W charging, and most importantly, reverse wireless charging. The Mate 20 Pro clearly takes the lead in these two aspects too.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy Note 9 vs Apple iPhone XR: Conclusion
When it comes to value-for-money, we would definitely go with the latest Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The Mate 20 Pro is a sweet offering owing to the Kirin 980 chipset, unbeatable cameras, reverse wireless charging and much more. Adding an extra INR 2,000, buyers will get an impressive audio product from Sennheiser. The only thing which Apple was able to beat Mate 20 Pro is in the processor where the A12 Bionic chipset manages to steal the show. If you are a bit tight on budget, and also happen to enjoy a stylus experience, the Note 9 will be for you.