Huawei Mate X2 vs Asus ROG Phone 3 – 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 Asus ROG Phone 3 also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Asus ROG Phone 3
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 6.59 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 64/13/5 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 24 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 6000 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 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus.

Meanwhile, the Asus ROG Phone 3 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 3.09 GHz Kryo 485, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 485 and 4 cores of 1.80 GHz Kryo 485. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 3090 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,GameCool 3 cooling system,3D vapor chamber,Large graphite film and 6x larger heat sink. 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 Asus ROG Phone 3 has the Qualcomm Adreno 650 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 33.3% (percent) less powerful than the 6000 mAh offered by the Asus ROG Phone 3. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, 10W reverse wired charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Asus ROG Phone 3 is featuring a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.59 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 2.1% smaller than Asus ROG Phone 3 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Asus ROG Phone 3
240 Hz touch sampling rate 1 ms response time
90 Hz refresh rate 1000000:1 contrast ratio
Capacitive 108.8% NTSC
Multi-touch 113.3% DCI-P3
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate 144 Hz refresh rate
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels 153.7% sRGB
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate 2.5D curved glass screen
25 ms touch latency
270 Hz touch sampling rate
650 cd/m² outdoor brightness
Always-On Display
Bluelight Filter
Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Delta-E < 1
HDR10
HDR10+
Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1000 cd/m²
Scratch resistant
Supports glove touch
TÜV Rheinland Certified

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 Asus ROG Phone 3 is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Asus ROG Phone 3.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the Asus ROG Phone 3 with 16 gigabytes

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 Asus ROG Phone 3.

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

Asus ROG Phone 3 gets you 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 Asus ROG Phone 3 rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 64/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26.6 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX686 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.0 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Asus ROG Phone 3
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 240 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) 2160p @ 120 fps
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) 3-axis electronic image stabilization
6-element lens (#3) 720p @ 480 fps
AIS (#2) Angle of view – 125° (#2)
AIS (#3) Aperture size – f/2.0 (#3)
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Autofocus
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Continuous shooting
Autofocus Digital image stabilization
Continuous shooting Digital zoom
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Exposure compensation
Digital image stabilization Face detection
Digital zoom Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 11 mm (#2)
Exposure compensation Geotagging
Face detection HDR
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) ISO settings
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Optical image stabilization
Geotagging Panorama
HDR Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
ISO settings Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning)
Leica camera Pro Video Mode
Macro mode RAW
OIS (#2) Scene mode
OIS (#3) Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide angle)
OIS (#4) Self-timer
Optical image stabilization Third rear camera – 5 MP (macro)
Optical zoom Touch focus
Panorama White balance settings
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 Asus ROG Phone 3 has a 24 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Asus ROG Phone 3
16 MP HDR
Aperture:f/2.2 24 MP
Face unlock Aperture:f/2.0
HDR Face unlock
Panorama Panorama
Wide angle lens

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 Asus ROG Phone 3
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
Built-in 5G modem Built-in 5G modem
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
HSPA+ HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 21 LTE Cat 20
TD- TD-
TD-SCDMA TD-SCDMA
UMTS(384 kbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Asus ROG Phone 3 price tag is $1050 (12 GB + 512 GB) or $1150 (16 GB + 512 GB)

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