Huawei Mate X2 vs Google Pixel 5 – 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 Google Pixel 5 also has interesting features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Google Pixel 5
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 6 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 1080 x 2340 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 12/16 MP
Front Camera 16 MP 8 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 4080 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 765G.

Meanwhile, the Google Pixel 5 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.4 GHz Kryo 475, 1 core of 2.2 GHz Kryo 475 and 6 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 475. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2400 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture and Titan M security module. 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 Google Pixel 5 has the Qualcomm Adreno 620 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 10.2% (percent) more powerful than the 4080 mAh offered by the Google Pixel 5. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Google Pixel 5 battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi wireless charging and Wireless reverse charging.

Screen

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

Meanwhile the Google Pixel 5 is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 7.4% bigger than Google Pixel 5 screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Google Pixel 5
240 Hz touch sampling rate 90 Hz refresh rate
90 Hz refresh rate Always-on Display
Capacitive Capacitive
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate Multi-touch
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels Scratch resistant
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate

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 Google Pixel 5 is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2133 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR4X and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 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 Google Pixel 5.

The max storage capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 is 512 gigabytes ,which is a 300% more than the Google Pixel 5 with 128 gigabytes.

Google Pixel 5 gets you or 128 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 Google Pixel 5 rear camera comes with 2 lenses of 12/16 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length 35:28 mm , a pixel size of 1.4 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.2 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Google Pixel 5
1080p @ 960 fps 1080p @ 120 fps
10x optical zoom (#2) 720p @ 240 fps
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) Angle of view – 107° (#2)
6-element lens (#3) Aperture – f/2.2 (#2)
AIS (#2) Autofocus
AIS (#3) Continuous shooting
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Digital image stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Digital zoom
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Exposure compensation
Autofocus Face detection
Continuous shooting Geotagging
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) HDR
Digital image stabilization ISO settings
Digital zoom Optical image stabilization
Exposure compensation Optical zoom
Face detection Panorama
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Geotagging Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
HDR Scene mode
ISO settings Secondary rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide-angle)
Leica camera Self-timer
Macro mode Touch focus
OIS (#2) White balance settings
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 Google Pixel 5 has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Google Pixel 5
16 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock Face unlock
HDR HDR
Panorama Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.112000 mm
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 Google Pixel 5
5G NSA 5CA
5G SA 5G NSA
Built-in 5G modem 5G SA
EDGE Built-in 5G modem
GPRS EDGE
HSPA+ EV-DO Rev. A(1.8/3.1 Mbit/s)
LTE Cat 21 GPRS
TD- HSPA+(42.2/ 5.76 Mbit/s)
TD-SCDMA LTE Cat 13(UL)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 18(DL)
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Google Pixel 5 price tag is $700

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