Huawei Mate X2 vs Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei Mate X2 device has a 4 camera setup with a main lens of 50 MP, Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 processor chipset and a battery of 4500 mAh. On other side, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 6.7 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Apple A14 Bionic
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 1284 x 2778 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 6 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 12/12/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 16 MP 12 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 3687 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Huawei Mate X2 runs on Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.13 GHz ARM Cortex-A77, 3 cores of 2.54 GHz ARM Cortex-A77 and 4 cores of 2.05 GHz ARM Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3130 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Dual-core NPU. Running on EMUI 11 with HMS operating system.

The Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 is a better chipset processor than the Apple A14 Bionic.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has a Apple A14 Bionic, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Firestorm and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Icestorm. It has a maximum CPU frequency of . Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Next-generation Neural Engine. And it’s running on EMUI 11 with HMS OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ARM Mali-G78,24 cores gpu in the interior and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has the Apple GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 22% (percent) more powerful than the 3687 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, MagSafe wireless charging – 15W, Qi wireless charging – 7.5W and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The handset is using a OLED display with 1160 x 2700 pixels and a screen size of 6.45 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is featuring a OLED display with 1284 x 2778 pixels and a screen size of 6.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 3.8% smaller than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
240 Hz touch sampling rate 1200 cd/m² peak brightness
90 Hz refresh rate 2000000:1
Capacitive 800 cd/m² typical brightness
Multi-touch Capacitive
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate Ceramic Shield
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels Display manufacturer – Samsung
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate Dolby Vision
Haptic Touch
HDR10
Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Scratch resistant
Super Retina XDR
True tone display
Wide color display (P3)
Wide color gamut

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Huawei Mate X2 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max is coming with a 6 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 33.3% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Huawei Mate X2 comes with or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 100% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max.

At the more expensive edition, both smartphones present the same built-in storage capacity:512 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes) or 512 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Huawei Mate X2 rear camera setup is composed by 4 lenses of 50/16/12/8 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 , of 17 mm (#3) , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.9 f/2.2 f/2.4 f/4.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) 10x digital zoom (#2)
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) 2.5x optical zoom (#3)
6-element lens (#3) 5-element lens (#2)
AIS (#2) 5x optical zoom range (#3)
AIS (#3) 6-element lens (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3)
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Autofocus Autofocus
Continuous shooting Continuous autofocus
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Exposure compensation Exposure compensation
Face detection Face detection
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 13 mm (#2)
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 65 mm (#3)
Geotagging Geotagging
HDR HDR
ISO settings ISO settings
Leica camera LiDAR scanner (ToF 3D depth)
Macro mode Macro mode
OIS (#2) Night Mode
OIS (#3) OIS (#3)
OIS (#4) Optical image stabilization
Optical image stabilization Optical zoom
Optical zoom Panorama
Panorama PDAF (#3)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RYYB sensor Pixel size – 1.0 m (#3)
Scene mode RAW
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto) Sapphire crystal lens cover
Self-timer Scene mode
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle) Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Touch focus Self-timer
White balance settings Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.6″ (#2)
Sensor-shift OIS
Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

The Huawei Mate X2 comes with a 16 MP in the front.

The Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 12 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
16 MP 1080p @ 120 fps
Aperture:f/2.2 12 MP
Face unlock Aperture:f/2.2
HDR Cinematic video stabilization
Panorama Deep Fusion
Wide angle lens Digital image stabilization
Face detection
Face unlock
HDR
Night Mode
Sensor type:CMOS BSI (backside illumination)

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem EDGE
EDGE EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
GPRS Gigabit-class LTE with 2×2 MIMO and LAA
HSPA+ GPRS
LTE Cat 21 HSPA+(5.76/ 42.2 Mbit/s)
TD- LTE
TD-SCDMA LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) TD-
TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max price tag is $1300

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