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

The new Huawei Mate X2 phone 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 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
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 6.1 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 1170 x 2532 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 2815 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 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 has the Apple GPU,4 cores graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 59.8% (percent) more powerful than the 2815 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone 12 Pro. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Apple iPhone 12 Pro 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 is featuring a OLED display with 1170 x 2532 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 5.7% bigger than Apple iPhone 12 Pro screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone 12 Pro
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 Dolby Vision
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate 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 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.

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.

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

Apple iPhone 12 Pro 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 rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 12/12/12/TOF MP , the flash type is LED , a pixel size of 1.7 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.6 f/2.0 f/2.4 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone 12 Pro
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) 10x digital zoom (#2)
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) 2x optical zoom (#3)
6-element lens (#3) 4x optical zoom range (#3)
AIS (#2) 5-element lens (#2)
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 Cinematic video stabilization
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Continuous autofocus
Digital image stabilization Continuous shooting
Digital zoom Digital zoom
Exposure compensation Dolby Vision HDR video recording
Face detection Exposure compensation
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Face detection
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Geotagging
Geotagging HDR
HDR ISO settings
ISO settings LiDAR scanner
Leica camera Macro mode
Macro mode Night Mode
OIS (#2) OIS (#3)
OIS (#3) Optical image stabilization
OIS (#4) Optical zoom
Optical image stabilization Panorama
Optical zoom Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Panorama RAW
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Sapphire crystal lens cover
RYYB sensor Scene mode
Scene mode Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto) Self-timer
Self-timer Third rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle) Touch focus
Touch focus White balance settings
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

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

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

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

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Apple iPhone 12 Pro price tag is $999

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