Huawei Mate X2 vs Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra – 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.45 in (inches) 6.9 in (inches)
Processor Huawei HiSilicon KIRIN 9000 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System EMUI 11 with HMS EMUI 11 with HMS
Resolution 1160 x 2700 pixels 1440 x 3200 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes),512 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 50/16/12/8 MP 108/48/12/TOF MP
Front Camera 16 MP 40 MP
Battery 4500 mAh 5000 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.

Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,Antutu gpu – 217015 graphics processor.

Battery

The Huawei Mate X2 battery capacity is 4500 mAh which is a 11.1% (percent) less powerful than the 5000 mAh offered by the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Some features include Fast charging, Non-removable and 55W fast charger in the box.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra battery include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Qi/PMA wireless charging – 15 W, Wireless reverse charging – 9 W, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is featuring a Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1440 x 3200 pixels and a screen size of 6.9 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Huawei Mate X2 is a 6.9% smaller than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
240 Hz touch sampling rate 120Hz refresh rate
90 Hz refresh rate Always-On Display
Capacitive Capacitive
Multi-touch Corning Gorilla Glass 6
Unfolded – 120 Hz touch sampling rate HDR10+
Unfolded – 8 in; 2200×2480 pixels Infinity-O Display
Unfolded – 90 Hz refresh rate Multi-touch
Scratch resistant

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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra is coming with a 12 GB (gigabytes) or 16 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz) and LPDDR5.
In the basic edition, the Huawei Mate X2 gives a 50% more ram memory capacity than Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

The maximum ram capacity offered by the Huawei Mate X2 is 8 gigabytes ,which is a 100% smaller than the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra.

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

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra rear camera comes with 4 lenses of 108/48/12/TOF MP , the flash type is Dual LED , a focal length (35 mm) of 26 mm , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/3.5 f/2.2 f/1.0 respectively.

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
1080p @ 960 fps 100x digital zoom (Space Zoom) (#3)
10x optical zoom (#2) 1080p @ 240 fps
2.5 cm macro shooting (#3) 10x optical zoom (#3)
6-element lens (#3) 2160p @ 60 fps
AIS (#2) 30x hybrid zoom (#3)
AIS (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Aperture size – f/2.2 (#3) Angle of view – 120° (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#4) Angle of view – 24° (#3)
Aperture size – f/4.4 (#2) Aperture size – f/2.2 (#2)
Autofocus Aperture size – f/3.5 (#3)
Continuous shooting Autofocus
Contrast detection autofocus (CDAF) Continuous shooting
Digital image stabilization Digital zoom
Digital zoom Exposure compensation
Exposure compensation Face detection
Face detection Fourth rear camera – DepthVision
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 17 mm (#3) Geotagging
Fourth rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto) HDR
Geotagging HDR10+ video recording
HDR ISO settings
ISO settings Nonacell pixel size – 2.4 m (9-in-1 pixel binning)
Leica camera Object tracking AF
Macro mode OIS (#3)
OIS (#2) Optical image stabilization
OIS (#3) Optical zoom
OIS (#4) Panorama
Optical image stabilization Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
Optical zoom Scene mode
Panorama Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) Self-timer
RYYB sensor Sensor type – ISOCELL Bright
Scene mode Super Phase detection
Secondary rear camera – 8 MP (periscope telephoto) Third rear camera – 48 MP (periscope telephoto)
Self-timer Touch focus
Third rear camera – 16 MP (ultra-wide angle) White balance settings
Touch focus
White balance settings

Front Camera – Selfie

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

The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra has a 40 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Huawei Mate X2 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
16 MP 40 MP
Aperture:f/2.2 Aperture:f/2.2
Face unlock Auto HDR
HDR Phase detection with Dual Pixel
Panorama Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
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 Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
5G NSA Enhanced 4×4 MIMO
5G SA LAA (US only)
Built-in 5G modem Snapdragon X55 modem
EDGE Up to 7CA
GPRS 5G NSA
HSPA+ 5G SA
LTE Cat 21 EDGE
TD- GPRS
TD-SCDMA HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
UMTS(384 kbit/s) LTE Cat 20
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Huawei Mate X2 price is $2500 and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra price tag is $1399

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