HUAWEI Mate 20 with Triple Leica Cameras In-Depth Review!

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HUAWEI Mate 20 Performance - Work, Gaming, Battery, Recharging Speed

Work Performance – PCMark

We tested the HUAWEI Mate 20’s performance using PCMark, which simulates work applications like web browsing, playing video, writing text and editing photos.

HUAWEI Mate 20 PCMark results

Work 2.0HUAWEI Mate 20Honor PlaySamsung
Galaxy Note9
Samsung
Galaxy A7
Performance Score
(Average)
10215736155575379
Web Browsing10960769557635278
Video Editing6147549954104413
Writing12506664954215056
Photo Editing202621332658987427
Data Manipulation6514576453165147
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The new HiSilicon Kirin 980 demonstrated just how fast it is. It beat the Honor Play, which uses the last-generation Kirin 970, by almost 39%! It was almost 84% faster than the Exynos 9810 used in the Samsung Galaxy Note9, and is 90% faster than the Exynos 7885 used in the Galaxy A7 2018.

Gaming Performance – 3DMark

Next, we tested the HUAWEI Mate 20’s gaming performance using 3DMark, using the Ice Storm Unlimited test.

HUAWEI Mate 20 3DMark results

Ice Storm UnlimitedHUAWEI Mate 20Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Honor PlaySamsung
Galaxy A7
Gaming Score61595425983162215354
Graphics72523511993735115788
Physics40327268252057614005
Graphics Test 1386.2 fps330.2 fps208.9 fps136.5 fps
Graphics Test 2266.4 fps167.9 fps132.8 fps45.8 fps
Physics Test128.0 fps85.2 fps65.3 fps44.5 fps
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The HiSilicon Kirin 980 once again proved its superiority. It was almost twice as fast as its predecessor, the Kirin 970 (which powered the Honor Play.

Impressively, it proved to be 45% faster than the Samsung Galaxy Note9, and was 4X faster than the Galaxy A7 2018!

Battery Life – PCMark

We then tested the HUAWEI Mate 20’s battery performance using PCMark. It basically ran the PCMark work tests until its battery capacity dropped to 20%.

HUAWEI Mate 20 battery life

Work 2.0 HUAWEI Mate 20Samsung
Galaxy A7
Samsung
Galaxy Note9
Honor Play
Battery Life12 hours 19 mins10 hours 25 mins10 hours 15 mins9 hours 56 mins
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Even though it has the same battery capacity as the Samsung Galaxy Note9, and is almost twice as fast in the Work 2.0 test, the Mate 20 lasted two hours longer in this stress test!

This means the HUAWEI Mate 20 (US | UK | MY) is about 20% more efficient than the Galaxy Note9. VERY IMPRESSIVE!

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Battery Recharging Performance

The HUAWEI Mate 20 comes with a 22.5 watt HUAWEI SuperCharge power adaptor. Let’s see how fast it recharges the 4,000 mAh battery.

HUAWEI Mate 20 battery recharging speed

It took the HUAWEI Mate 20 (US | UK | MY) just over 118 minutes (1 hour 58 minutes) to recharge its battery from 20% to 100%. Not particularly good performance, considering it’s using a high-powered 22.5 watt charger.

The Samsung Galaxy Note9, in comparison, took under 107 minutes (1 hour 47 minutes) to recharge its 4,000 mAh battery with a less powerful 15 watt charger. The Note9 is thus 9% faster and 14% more efficient than the Mate 20 in this aspect.

This slower battery recharging speed gives the HUAWEI Mate 20 (US | UK | MY) a battery life : recharging ratio of 6.3 : 1 – a good ratio. A rule of thumb – for one hour of battery life, charge it for 9.5 minutes.

The fastest recharging happened up to the 90% level. This took just under 84 minutes. Then the recharging speed slowed down, and it took a further 35.5 minutes to top up the remaining 10%.

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