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Best Huawei Mate 20 X 5G monthly + contract offers

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Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£26
per month
£408.99
upfront cost
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Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 22GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£26
per month
£473.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 24GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
£467.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

EE
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 16GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
£303.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£30
per month
£342.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 22GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£30
per month
£372.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 6GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£30
per month
£471.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 64GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£31
per month
£415.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data Unlimited
  • Minutes Unlimited
£31
per month
£446.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

fonehouse

Vodafone
Huawei Mate 20 X 5G: 256GB
Emerald Green
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 6GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£33
per month
£425.99
upfront cost
fonehouse

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About Huawei Mate 20 X 5G - Review, Specs + more

If you're looking for a 5G handset in the UK, and you're prepared to overlook some of the drawbacks of the technology that currently exist (such as rather poor national coverage - in other words, i.e. only if you only live in a city should you really be considering getting 5G), then which smartphone is best to buy?

Table of contents

  1. What you need to know:
  2. Huawei 20 X 5G  - Specs
  3. Cameras
  4. How much is the Mate 20 X 5G in the UK?
  5. Our Verdict

So here we have one possible contender for you - Huawei's first 5G-enabled smartphone for the UK (and wider European) market; it is similar to the normal Mate 20 X in pretty much every way, except for the additional 5G boost and a smaller battery (find out more why that is below). You benefit as an early adopter of the new mobile standard, but should you buy one when the price is about £200 more than the non-5G version, quite honestly? Let's find out...

What you need to know:

  • Large, high-contrast OLED display
  • Very good triple camera setup with AI functions
  • Intended for gamers and movie-watchers
  • 5G technology in UK only sporadically available

The 7.2-inch display of the Mate 20 X 5G boasts Full HD +. This is not exactly generous for the size, but quite sufficient. Using the device with just one hand proves to be difficult, but as we mentioned in our review of the 20 X (the non 5G version) - this really is a large unit, and intended to be used for gaming and movies, so it wouldn't work if it were smaller.

If you're looking for a smaller 5G ready phone, then the Samsung Galaxy A90 5G is definitely worthy of your attention, and it's currently available at a similar monthly price.

Huawei 20 X 5G  - Specs

Also, the weight of 230g is quite a lot - something you should keep in mind when buying. The mobile phone convinces thanks to the fast performance of the Kirin 980 chip, which allows intensive gaming experiences. However, this is to the detriment of the relatively small sized battery for this display size with 4200 mAh, and there's quite a good reason for this - it had to make room to accommodate the additional 5G antennae. Huawei could not really make it any bigger, so this was the compromoise.

However, Huawei does bring us fast recharging times: within 30 minutes, the battery is about 70% charged.

Cameras

"The Mate" as it's popularly known, is equipped with a 40 megapixel main camera, a lens with super macro effect and a wide-angle lens - the usual 3-camera system setup is present here, and it works well. The quality of the photos are convincing, and some reviewers also pointed out that the night-mode was perhaps their favourite feature when it comes to photography.

Don't overlook the new zoom and macro functions. The photos are sharp, rich in contrast and true to colour. In addition, Huawei's artificial intelligence ensures that different subjects are recognised by themselves and special effects are proposed, or adjustments are made (automatically or manually, it's up to you).

There’s also a rear fingerprint scanner below the camera bump, which is a strange inclusion for a phone that costs roughly £1,000 - we really would have expected to see an in-screen scanner here. It's yet another odd corner-cutting alongside very advanced other features.

How much is the Mate 20 X 5G in the UK?

The UK price for the phone at launch is £999. Quite steep - but 5G models tend to be. Or, if you prefer, you can pay monthly, with the price starting at about £35 a month on a 24 month contract with Virgin Mobile.

Obviously as the 5G version is still relatively new, the price should drop further.

Our Verdict

The unique selling point of the Mate 20 X 5G is already in the name - so check out our review of the regular Mate 20 X if you want to know more about the phone itself, as this is only a breif review.

On the one hand, the 4G version packs a bigger battery and costs half the price in the UK. So while in isolation it’s a great phone, until 5G coverage improves, or its price goes down, it is a tough sell at £799.

The 5G module enables future-orientated,  faster network standards and - assuming you don't drop it! - this phone should still be perfectly usable in 5 year's time...  By that point, 5G should be pretty common up and down Britain and readily available even the smaller provincial towns.

Mate 20 X 5G Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 808 Huawei Mate 20 X 5G contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals on the EE network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals on the Vodafone network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals on the iD network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals on the O2 network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals on the Virgin network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Mate 20 X 5G: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Mate 20 X 5G currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Mate 20 X 5G deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date.

Is SIM Only better for Mate 20 X 5G?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Huawei Mate 20 X 5G ee contract or a Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Huawei Mate 20 X 5G contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 808 Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals, covering 2 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Huawei Mate 20 X 5G handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 808 Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deals, our cheapest Huawei Mate 20 X 5G deal over the entire life of the contract is £965.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Huawei Mate 20 X 5G SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Huawei Mate 20 X 5G handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Huawei Mate 20 X 5G Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Huawei Mate 20 X 5G phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Huawei will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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