Huawei Mate X2 vs Apple iPhone SE (2020) – Review, specifications and prices

The new Huawei Mate X2 handset 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 SE (2020) 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 SE (2020)
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 4.7 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 750 x 1334 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 3 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 64 GB (gigabytes),128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 12 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 7 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 1821 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 A13 Bionic APL1W85.

Meanwhile, the Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a Apple A13 Bionic APL1W85, the second processor has a total of 6 cores composed by 2 cores of 2.65 GHz Lightning and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Thunder. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2650 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture. 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 SE (2020) has the Apple GPU,4 cores,Antutu gpu – 186079 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 147.1% (percent) more powerful than the 1821 mAh offered by the Apple iPhone SE (2020). Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Apple iPhone SE (2020) battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and USB Power delivery 2.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Apple iPhone SE (2020) is featuring a IPS display with 750 x 1334 pixels and a screen size of 4.7 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 37.2% bigger than Apple iPhone SE (2020) screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone SE (2020)
240 Hz touch sampling rate 1400:1 contrast ratio
90 Hz refresh rate 625 cd/m²
Capacitive Capacitive
Multi-touch Haptic Touch
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate Ion-strengthtened glass
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels LED-backlit
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate Multi-touch
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
Retina HD display
Scratch resistant
Wide Color display (P3)

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 SE (2020) is coming with a 3 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR4.
In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 166.6% more ram memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

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 300% more storage memory capacity than Apple iPhone SE (2020).

The max storage capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Apple iPhone SE (2020) with 256 gigabytes.

Apple iPhone SE (2020) gets you or 64 GB (gigabytes) or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 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 SE (2020) rear camera comes with 1 lenses of 12 MP , the flash type is Quad LED , a focal length(35 mm) of 28 mm , carrying sensor like Sony Exmor RS , a pixel size of 1.22 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone SE (2020)
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) Autofocus
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) Continuous shooting
6-element lens (#3) Digital zoom
AIS (#2) Exposure compensation
AIS (#3) Face detection
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Flash type – Quad LED
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Geotagging
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) HDR
Autofocus Hybrid IR filter
Continuous shooting ISO settings
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Macro mode
Digital image stabilization Noise reduction
Digital zoom Optical image stabilization
Exposure compensation Panorama
Face detection RAW
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Scene mode
Geotagging Self-timer
HDR Touch focus
ISO settings White balance settings
Leica camera
Macro mode
OIS (#2)
OIS (#3)
OIS (#4)
Optical image stabilization
Optical zoom
Panorama
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
RYYB sensor
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto)
Self-timer
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Apple iPhone SE (2020) has a 7 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Apple iPhone SE (2020)
16 MP 7 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 720p @ 240 fps
Face unlock Aperture:f/2.2
HDR Face detection
Panorama HDR
Wide angle lens Panorama
Pixel size:1 µm /0.001000 mm
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 SE (2020)
5G NSA EDGE
5G SA EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
Built-in 5G modem GPRS
EDGE HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
GPRS LTE Cat 16(150/1 Gbit/s)
HSPA+ LTE-A(500/1 Gbit/s)
LTE Cat 21 TD-
TD- TD-SCDMA
TD-SCDMA UMTS(384 kbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Apple iPhone SE (2020) price tag is $550

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