Huawei Mate 20x (Vs Mate 20 Pro)

Obviously they are the same phone with a few exceptions

Mate 20X vs Mate 20 Pro:

7.2" vs 6.4" display
174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm vs 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
5000mAh vs 4200mAh
Fingerprint rear vs on screen sensor (unfortunate but understandable)
3.5mm vs USB-C (nice!)
IP53 vs IP68 (that's disappointing but understandable for the proposed price cut)
1080 x 2244 vs 1440 x 3120 (that actually suits me, lower res = better battery generally and possibly helps cut the price)
Water drop notch vs no notch
18.7:9 vs 19.5:9 ratio

Both have the supercharge and identical cameras, cpu, GPU etc.

Early reviews suggest the 20X will be cheaper but I am not convinced. It misses some features but it's larger and will be newer. Do we really expect it to come in cheaper?

Me personally I'm thinking I could get used to the larger size. Battery life will be awesome, possibly even better than the 20 Pro. Reviewers have been impressed.

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    The difference will sort of be like a Samsung Galaxy vs. Note phone, really.

    Whether the 20X is cheaper the 20 Pro, nobody will know. I think it's likely because the 20 Pro is the flagship phone, whereas the 20X seems to be a "big" variant. Bigger phones are easier to make from an engineering standpoint, screen resolution is lower, it drops some of the marquee features like the fancy fingerprint scanner and the high-res screen.

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      I think you mean S9, S9+ and Note 9, But IMO the difference is not the same as how Samsung has split their model '9' range.

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        I agree, but I really think that the S9+ is really just a big S9 and a Note 9 is an even bigger S9 (5.8", 6.2" and 6.4" respectively). I know they have differences under the hood and the Note range have additional features like the Note pen, but I think for most people, the differences are in the size.

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    Looking at Taobao prices

    Mate 20 ~ 3999 RMB
    Mate 20X ~ 4999 RMB
    Mate 20Pro ~ 5500 RMB

    I have not heard of 20X being available locally officially at all, but I don't work for Huawei. Would be interesting to hear from a seller or someone that works at a telco store.

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    Having a lower resolution screen will improve performance.

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    No point listing screen size without dimensions, I learnt that recently.

    My old Nexus 6 has a 5.99" screen, I upgraded to a Nokia 8.1 that has a 6.18" screen. You assume that its bigger or the same size, but nope, because the screen-to-body ratio is much higher, the physical size of the phone is smaller.

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      That's fair.

      Mate 20 Pro
      157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm

      Mate 20 X
      174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm

      Added to the post above.

      Based on eBay prices these are selling around the price of a Galaxy Note 9 6GB/128GB maybe a touch more ($1000-1070). I think that's pretty reasonable. Stills quality is superior to Note 9 according to most, Note 9 wins in video and sound and the Huawei sucks in 4K apparently but I still shoot in 1080P/60 so as long as that's decent I'm happy (free Google Photos storage among other things).

      I also prefer the flat screen over the curved edge screen. I know they look nicer but protecting them is harder and more costly. Flat is good enough for me. Definitely worth getting a glass protector for those 3 rear shooters too.

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