Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, hands on: Smaller battery, faster charging, bigger price tag

Charles McLellan | August 22, 2019

Huawei Mate 20 X 5G, hands on: Smaller battery, faster charging, bigger price tag
We reviewed Huawei's £799 7.2-inch Mate 20 X back in January, and gave it an 'Outstanding' rating for its Kirin 980-powered performance and long battery life, courtesy of a massive 5,000mAh battery.  Since then, a lot has happened in the smartphone market: Huawei has fallen foul of US suspicions over its alleged links to the Chinese government, and of the ongoing US-China trade dispute generally; and 5G networks are beginning to be switched on around the world -- initially in non-standalone (NSA) mode, leveraging existing 4G LTE infrastructure, with standalone (SA) 5G networks to follow. In the UK, EE, Vodafone and Three have now launched their 5G networks, with O2 due to join the party in October. Coverage will be restricted, both geographically and in terms of use cases, for several years -- especially if the government succumbs to US pressure to limit or ban the use of Huawei's equipment in the UK's 5G infrastructure.

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