Huawei Mate 20 lite review

21 Sept 2018
A Mate 20 before the real Mate 20s are out that's lighter on your wallet but not light on features - it's the Huawei Mate 20 lite. While waiting for the big boys, we figured we'd give this midranger a go.

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foconauta, 21 Nov 2018What do you guys wolud prefer? this are my options and came... moreMate 20 has poor camera.Moto is a no buy at any standards.iPhone 7 and Huawei P10 are amazing.But for price,P10 is around 280$ and iPhone 7 is still rocking 500$ mark.If you find ip7 for a cheap price i would definetly go for it.Otherwise P10 makes amazing (bit whitened photos) for it's current price.

Huawei honor play/Poco phone are 350 euroes.This phone as well.Way worse chipset and worse camera.Not even a metal unibody for heat dispersion or heat sink/water cooling.Total failure price for a mid ranger.

  • foconauta

What do you guys wolud prefer? this are my options and camera is important:

P10 - Mate 20 lite - Moto G6 Plus - Iphone 7

What would you choose?

  • Mandango

Haters alert!

Why is are the daylight pictures took so washed up, low contrast, blotchy and full of artifacts?! They're worse than on Pocophone F1 and most other phones, a lot worse than on old 16mpx f.2.2 Huawei cameras too. Just look at the bird in the comparison tool or the building with the blue roof in samples, all phones destroy the Mate 20 in this regard. How is this supposed to be an upgrade?! Worse chipset than Honor Play, worse camera. Too bad the Play isn't available in my country. I don't like the Pocophone because of the very large notch. I'm not sure it can even display the battery percentage, there's basically 2 little corners for a notification bar. I hoped the Mate 20 would be good, but the camera seems to be a disaster.

voodoo3dfx, 25 Sep 2018Much better an - S8 plus - in every aspect at the same price...Ay XD
Of course, old flagships are way better than this one.

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voodoo3dfx, 25 Sep 2018Much better an - S8 plus - in every aspect at the same price...Stop make me laugh, dude :)) :)) :))

  • Mick Hughes

It may be a good phone, but blue? Seriously? Why not bring it out in either green, white or even gold?
It's a joke,

Our day will come!

  • voodoo3dfx

Much better an - S8 plus - in every aspect at the same price...

  • Etam Iewauh

Imperator Neubaticus, 25 Sep 2018This is a sad excuse for a midranger. You agree not to post any abusive, obscene, vulgar, slanderous, hateful, threatening, sexually-oriented or any other material that may violate any applicable laws. Doing so may lead to you being immediately and permanently banned (and your service provider being informed). The IP address of all posts is recorded and part of it will be publised along with the post. You agree that the webmaster, administrator and moderators of this site have the right to remove, edit, move or close any topic at any time should they see fit.

  • Kong Koila Abuchek

›Please no foul language, be polite and use common sense

This is a sad excuse for a midranger.

  • OwO

Dina, 22 Sep 2018The worst cell I have from the first day I I bought the pho... morewho cares

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Geric.770, 23 Sep 2018That battery life though... Really attractive device and c... moreBetter battery than redmi note 5 and oppo f series. I'm going to target the honor 8x.

That battery life though...
Really attractive device and cool midrange specs.

  • Dina

The worst cell I have from the first day I I bought the phone didn't up date the many apps don't work with the phone for example WhatsApp Viber and much Moor i don't recommend to no one

  • ZloiYuri

Price is really high but lack of 4k recording doesn't needed at all for mobile devices. No one I personally know never use this resolution for video. Never. Ever. Waste of space and lower quality (eis works worse on 4k).

acemang, 22 Sep 2018not long time ago, 400 euros you could buy a new flagship p... moreU do have a point there.

Lets be honest this Mate 20 lite pricing is bad. But out of the 4 phones u mentioned, only OP 5t is eligible. Htc U11? Outdated bezels design with average battery life & lack future updates. Galaxy S8? It maybe performs very well on performance & camera but the battery life is not up to the mark. In lab test it performs average, but in real life it cant even last for a day. Note 8? Absolutely the best yet, but u can have the same price as this Mate 20 lite? I doubt it. It still very expensive in my country.

As for me, i'll take the newer phones such as Honor Play or Poco F1 for a cheaper price and future proof.

Whackcar, 21 Sep 2018Mid-rangers have come a long way. There was a time when mid... morenot long time ago, 400 euros you could buy a new flagship phone, and you still can with better specs than this phone. htc u11 is 10x better than this and you can buy it for the same price. s8, note 8, one plus 5t are still better phones than this and same price range.
so telling that mid phones are getting better...well...they are getting expensive but not better for the prices they are asking now.
phone prices are out of control, and worst people are still buying them. companies will not stop putting prices up if people continue to buy them.