Google Pixel 3 XL vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro

It has not been even a month since we saw two of the newest and high-end entries in the Android smartphones market: Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Google Pixel 3 XL.

Both the smartphones carry top-notch tech specs that are pricey yet capable of an alluring smartphone experience. Where Pixel 3 XL delivers Google’s latest mobile OS with flagship level of power and performance, Huawei takes a step further in technology to deliver an astonishing Mate 20 Pro which will replace one of the favorites among android devices Huawei P20.

Google Pixel 3 XL vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro

So, which among these devices deserve to replace your hard-earned money next? Here is our comparison.

Design

Here’s a department that’s probably not so good as far as Pixel 3 XL is concerned. With a deep notch and a big chin, Google’s device certainly lacks in the looks. It’s not new for a Google device to be in that zone since we saw how Pixel 2 XL also failed to compete against its rivals last year in terms of polish and precision in design.  

On the other side, we have Huawei Mate 20 Pro with a wider but shallower notch that replicates iPhone XS to an extent. The chin at the bottom is also very small as compared to Google’s device. In addition, it comes with beautiful rear options including Hyper Optical pattern variant and Twilight Gradient version.

Winner: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

 

Display

Both the devices flaunt big and beautiful OLED panels with Quad HD resolution. Unlike last year, Pixel 3 XL doesn’t have bad viewing angles and dull colors on its 6.3 inches screen with a 1440 x 2960 pixels of resolution.

Meanwhile, the Huawei branded device looks just as beautiful with its 6.39-inch OLED panel with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution and 539 ppi resolution.

The biggest secret hidden in Mate 20 display is the inbuilt fingerprint reader that activates when you press your finger against the screen. But that doesn’t overshadow the neat advancement in the display of Pixel 3 XL that sticks with the back-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Winner: Both

Camera: The Real Test

Pixel 2 had the best camera last year since P20 Pro made its way to the market this spring. But the arrival of Pixel 3 XL doesn’t mean that Google has retaken the throne. Unlike most of the flagship devices that are opting out for dual-cams (even four-camera setups), Google has opted to stick with a single 12.2MP camera and focus more on the software. Google’s AI photography is capable of getting everything out of that 12.2MP shooter with strong snaps. But it lacks as many details as P20 Pro or iPhone XS when you ZOOM-IN on subjects.

The Mate 20 Pro takes the game one more level up from P20 Pro’s approach with a triple camera setup of 40MP wide-angle lens, 20MP ultra-wide angle snapper, and an 8MP telephoto lens. The phone offers a 3x optical zoom and 5x hybrid zoom. Other than details in zoom, the phone performs brilliantly on close-ups too. And to add on that, it shockingly delivers amazing nighttime shots too.

On the front, Pixel 3 XL has the dual-camera setup of 8MP+8MP but none of those have facial recognition for security. The Huawei device, on the other hand, carries an iPhone X-like 3D-mapping 24MP sensors to perform exceptionally on both securities as well as animated emojis. If you turn on the in-display fingerprint as well as facial unlock, you will have phone unlock faster than any other way.

Winner: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Software and Hardware

Kirin 980 chip is somehow competing head-to-head to any other high performing chips in the smartphone world. Pixel 3 XL uses Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, which is also a flagship processor. Both run on Android 9 Pie with Mate 20 Pro featuring Huawei’s famous EMUI 9.0 skin over it. Both the devices are super-speedy and never lag on any day to day tasks or even on heavy games.

The real difference comes on benchmark tests where Kirin 980 chip goes well ahead of Snapdragon 845. Kirin 980 have shown sizable improvement over its previous version Kirin 970.

Winner: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Storage and Battery

Pixel 3 XL sticks with a decent 3,430 mAh battery, which is fine for a day or maybe a pinch more. But it is not supposed to offer an extended two-day usage like Mate 20 Pro which is powered by a 4,200 mAh battery. Both the devices support wireless charging, but Mate 20 Pro holds the ability to charge other phones, which basically means working as a power bank.  

In terms of storage, we have two variants, 64GB, and 128GB with 4GB of RAM for Pixel 3 XL, that are separated by a £100. You cannot expand the storage on Google’s device. The Mate 20 Pro, on the other hand, comes with 128/256 Gigs inside with 6GB/8GB RAM and lets users push the storage with Huawei’s new Nano memory cards. There is no information about their prices yet.

Winner: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Verdict

It is a one-sided battle from top to the bottom. Huawei Mate P20 Pro is soon to become the new favorite smartphone for Android admirers. While Google Pixel 3 XL stands above many other devices out there, it just couldn’t beat the beast from Huawei.

Google Pixel 3 XL vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro: A Stiff Comparison

Specifications Google Pixel 3 XL Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Processors Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 636
Display 6.3-inch with 1440 x 2960 pixels 6.39-inch with 1440 x 3120 pixels
Operating System Android 9 Pie Android 9 Pie
RAM 4GB 6GB/8GB
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB 128GB/256GB
External Storage N.A 256GB
Primary Camera 12.2 40MP+20MP+8MP
Secondary Camera 8MP+8MP 24MP
Battery 3,430 mAh 4,200 mAh