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Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£20
per month
£238.99
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
£175.99
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£24
per month
£175.99
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£26
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data Unlimited
  • Minutes Unlimited
£26
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 20GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£26
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£26
per month
FREE
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 5GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
£113.99
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£28
per month
£113.99
upfront cost
Vodafone
Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X: 128GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 20GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£29
per month
FREE
upfront cost

About Huawei Mate 20 X - Review, Specs + more

Enter the Huawei Mate 20 X! Here we test another device from the somewhat confusing product range of Huawei - the rapidly growing Chinese manufacturer. Just to clarify, here is the full line-up currently - all of these are available on pay monthly contracts in the UK via oneCOMPARE:

The biggest smartphone of the entire range is what we have here - the Mate 20 X and it is worth noting how large is really is. Aimed at gamers and multimedia enthusiasts, so  really it should be held with both hands. Much of the monster smartphone is similar to the popular Huawei Mate 20 Pro, except for a few careful  changes.  So the Huawei Mate 20 X reveals itself in our test as a top-of-the-range phone-come-tablet (phablet?), although it is now available as a 5G model - so which should you buy?  Or should you get the Lite version? Let's find out...

If there was a smartphone leaderboard, then the Huawei Mate 20 X would break many records: with its dimensions of 17.5 x 8.5 centimeters, it is the largest Huawei phone and with a screen diagonal reading of 7.2 inches also has the largest display in terms of surface area. Saying that, 232 grams is not the heaviest weight we've ever measured, but it isn't exactly light.... Although thicker than the Mate 20 Pro, the phone is at least not as heavy as that model.

The Mate 20 X is large for a reason, for it accommodates a 5,000 mAh monster battery. That is going to last for hours and hours, even days of constant use. Of course, all these supersize dimensions have a purpose: the Huawei Mate 20 X is aimed primarily at gamers and also at those who watch videos on their smartphone and want to have the largest possible display, without getting a full tablet.

In both these cases, the Chinese manufacturer assumes that the gigantic smartphone is held with both hands nearly all the time.  It doesn't really work in one hand, as this reviewer found out, but if you hold it in both hands, the fit is quite comfortable.

Build quality

It's pretty well known and accepted now that Huawei builds excellent smartphones; the manufacturer has already impressively demonstrated with their latest models, the one that stands out for us is the Honor 20.  

Since the Huawei Mate 20 X is in many ways a mixture of the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, there is nothing wrong with the build quality. This gamer focused phone has the usual highly-prized glass case with a ribbed back, in which sits the characteristic camera square.

Perks of the Mate 20 X:

  • As powerful as the Mate 20 Pro, but cheaper
  • Best in class camera performance
  • A battery that goes on and on

Also, the fingerprint sensor is located on the back - unlike the Mate 20 Pro where it's in the display. The frameless display design with rounded edges has also been omitted.

In the UK you can get the Mate 20 X only in the midnight blue colour. It's a shame that Huawei doesn't bring out some more choices here, although the midnight blue is pretty special.

Verdict on the Mate 20 X

Despite the similarities, there are substantial differences in the pricing of the big(ger) three, mainly down to camera fidelity and the screen technology. The regular Mate 20 is the cheapest at £699, then the Mate 20 X at £799, and finally the Mate 20 Pro at £899.

So, with a price of £799 in the UK, what is the Mate 20 X’s main rival? There’s really not too much competition any more, chiefly because big phones are all the rage. The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is the best comparison, though.

Mate 20 X contract offers

The price of the Huawei Mate 20 X on contract starts at £15 a month, with £50 upfront. This is through EE network, although there are over 500 deals available at the time of writing on this phone.

 

Huawei Mate 20 X: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm
  • Weight: 232 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2244
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • Processor: 2.6 Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Capacity: 5000
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 24 MP
  • Back Camera: 40 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 2
  • Network
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Mate 20 X Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 848 Huawei Mate 20 X contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Huawei Mate 20 X deals on the EE network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X deals on the Vodafone network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X deals on the iD network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X deals on the O2 network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X deals on the Virgin network
  • Huawei Mate 20 X 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: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Mate 20 X currently is ยฃ10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about ยฃ100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Huawei Mate 20 X 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 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?

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, 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 ee contract or a Huawei Mate 20 X 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 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 848 Huawei Mate 20 X deals, covering 1 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Huawei Mate 20 X 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 848 Huawei Mate 20 X deals, our cheapest Huawei Mate 20 X deal over the entire life of the contract is £408.00, 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 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 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Huawei Mate 20 X 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 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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