Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs iPhone X: Review + Camera Comparison in 4K

Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs iPhone X: Review + Camera Comparison in 4K

Last month, Huawei gave me one of their Mate 20 Pro phones, and there was a challenge with that gift… if I drop my
iPhone and and switch to Huawei/Android they will gift me this new phone.
I’ve been using it for the last month, I’ve made up my mind and I’m gonna
tell you which phone when I picked and why. So first let’s let’s start with The Good. The battery of this phone is amazing!
This phone has two full days worth of battery, I can get to the second day with
20% battery still on the phone, which is pretty impressive; that’s something that
I’ve never been able to achieve on any iPhone. The second good feature is the
camera. There are two sides to this. Some features on the camera are better,
some features are worse. But on the good… side there’s the wide-angle lens camera,
which is truly amazing! It lets you take fantastic photos, that you
absolutely cannot replicate on a regular camera. The telephoto lens is 3x
magnification instead of 2x, that’s optical magnification which is also
really appreciated. It allows you to take pictures of distant objects with much better definition… than what you can achieve on an iPhone.
However, side to side comparison…. on cameras, the standard 24mm
camera is supposed to be 40 megapixels but if you compare that to the iPhone camera which is just at 12 megapixels, you really don’t see 4x or 3x the the definition;
it’s not there. So it’s advertised as 40 megapixel
but in reality it’s not three times the definition. In general the look and
feel of the phone is very nice, it doesn’t feel like a cheap phone by any
means. The back alone is plastic, the screen is curved and it is sort of
sharp on the edges, so that provides a… much better grip; I don’t feel like its
own and that would slip away. The screen definition is really good, the size is really good, it’s comfortable to hold in my pocket, which is something that I not necessarily felt with the larger versions of iPhone. Next up there are some Android features that are really appreciated, now remember, I’m an iOS user, I’ve been an iOS users since iPhone 4, and so I’ve never really owned an
Android phone…. There are some Android features that were
appreciated, for example apps like Facebook Messenger have a bubble that
lives inside other apps, you can pick up a Facebook message and conversation where you left off, without having to switch apps in the traditional manner.
That extra flexibility in the interface is appreciated. Next up, another feature that
I really appreciated is the fingerprint sensor. There’s a fingerprint sensor that’s hidden behind the screen… so there’s no physical button, there’s no
sensor behind the phone; it literally just sits behind the screen, so
unlocking the phone with that is very easy. This phone has both a fingerprint
sensor and a front-facing face recognition camera, and you would ask
why would you need both of those features to unlock your phone…. and the reason for that is that face recognition doesn’t always work as
expected. For example, isn’t able to… recognize me with glasses, so I’ve had to default to the fingerprint reader a couple times. Now let’s move into The Bad, I’m gonna start again with the camera. Some stuff is clearly superior on
iPhone…. like slow motion. This phone shoots up to 960 frames per second, that’s a super slow motion, that is recorded on 720p regular HD, not full HD… but the quality of the video is very poor. It seems out of focus ,the
colors are very faded, it doesn’t look like a 720p video by any measure.
You can have a regular 720p video, and then switch to super slow-motion, and you would very well notice where the cut happens… because the quality changes completely. Now, iPhone doesn’t have 960 frames per
second, you would call that an advantage, but if you compare side to side on 240
frames per second, which is something that iPhone does support on full HD, the iPhone is still superior. Definition is much better, sharpness is
much better, colors are much better, so you’re stretching the camera to
its limits to be able to record 240fps, and you can tell, the phone can’t really handle it. And then, there are a bunch of cool features on the camera, that I believe we’re sort of useless, so for example, the camera is
able to recognize what you’re taking a of, whether it’s food or landscape, or what not; but I don’t feel that it makes any difference in the results of the photo. The problem, I think, is that
overcomplicates the camera app, so camera app is complicated to say the least. For example, if you set your camera
resolution to 40 megapixels, for some reason it blocks out the zoom, or it blocks out switching to the other lenses*, which doesn’t make sense to me, I
wouldn’t expect to have to go and change it myself. Some other annoyances…
pre-installed software on Android. It reminded me of old times when
I purchased a PC, that had some… trial software that you need to get rid of or pay; this phone came with… and eBay… for some reason;
which annoyed the hell out of me. There’s also some duplicate functions,
Huawei has this EMUI system that they… installed on top of Android, and it has
duplicate functions for a lot of things. So there’s a mail, there’s Gmail the actual Android-owned Gmail app, which is what I ended up using; and there’s
another Huawei mail, and there’s no clarification on which is which…. and then for example the default is set to the Huawei. So even though set up Gmail, moving from other apps into mail… sometimes caused it to go to the
default Huawei, which I had not set up. So you need to create, you need to handle
two separate IDs: we got your Huawei ID, and you have your Google Play ID; which is
probably going to be confusing for a lot of people. So this EMUI thing doesn’t
work that well. Some Android-specific annoyances, for example, having to accept multiple terms of service, for some reason. Even though you accept your Terms of Service or Terms of Use, when you connect the
phone and set it up, whenever you log into Chrome for the first time, you also need to accept Chrome Terms of Service, and so on with some other apps, which
again is rather annoying especially if… they’re the default Android/Google functions. Another annoyance, another bad about the phone is, it didn’t really play well with my car. So I’m able to connect my phone to my car, and you can stream music, and then usually when I’m driving what I do is just ask Siri to play music; that doesn’t really work well with
with this phone, first of all the car didn’t really recognize it. This is a
rather new car, it’s not this… old stereo that that would be incompatible… So it won’t recognize the phone, it won’t recognize the song ,and then
‘OK Google’ didn’t work as well, because I needed to unlock the phone for OK Google to play music, which obviously is not feasible
when you’re driving. Now moving into the Ugly, which is functionality that really annoyed the hell out of me, that I would consider a deal-breaker.
So first of all iMessage: I’m very used to iMessage, I prefer iMessage over
WhatsApp, I think it’s much simpler and responsive, cleaner interface. Most conversations with my family…. or my close friends are handled via iMessage. So without notifying them that I was switching phones, I moved everything to WhatsApp, and then a lot of conversations met a dead end. Another big annoyance was the lack of a Wallet/GPay functionality, I use Apple wallet a lot, I have a bunch of my coupon cards, my Starbucks card is there, and I use it for plane tickets. I took a flight during this experiment…
airline tickets land on passbook, and they have this automatic ticket that you add to your wallet, just double tap, and you show it at the door… but there’s just nothing similar to that on this phone. There is a wallet by Huawei, part of these EMUI interface, but you need to create this Huawei ID, and I just didn’t
bother to set it up… I knew that many of these airline tickets were not going to
work here, so I I just didn’t bother doing it. And the phone doesn’t really support GPay, at all, it’s not listed as a compatible device… so that’s a shame. Now another ugly, and this is really ugly,
their very sad attempt at animoji, I don’t use animoji that much, but these guys tried to… build this crappy animoji on top of
this phone, but the face recognition was… really poor, the characters are really creepy, and then the animation is just not smooth at all. I think it just goes in detriment of the experience. It’s more like a copy, a bad a copycat…
don’t do it at all! So one of the biggest issues was
security… so my phone is a big part of my productivity, I’m connected to my
Stripe account, which is the revenue account for my business, and me and we
invoice thousands people through Stripe… and then I need to make sure that my
phone is fully secure. During the presentation, when they gave me the phone, they talked a lot about these… security features, but I’m still not a
hundred percent sure. It is well known, that a bunch of apps in the Google Play Store have trojans or viruses in them, I had to be extra careful, with the apps that I downloaded… as a matter of fact, I only downloaded apps that I also use on my phone, that are crucial to my productivity;
but I didn’t download any games, just in that concern that something would get hacked. And I know that there’s this secure enclave chip on the phone, that’s supposed to protect some of your personal information, but I
don’t know if this chip protects information stored on other apps, for
example my logins to my Bank accounts, that are stored in my Bank of America app. So I’m not really sure and I… wasn’t gonna risk. And then that’s extended to this whole issue with… Huawei, where it’s been banned from certain countries… could it be a political issue? Yes; but you know Huawei was banned
from New Zealand, the government halted this process for Huawei to build cell phone towers in the country,
always looking in the US and it might be it’s obviously banned in the US, and it might be a political issue, but if it is grounded in some security concerns about … the Chinese spying via Huawei devices, I
certainly didn’t want to risk that. So this is an annoyance that shouldn’t have to worry about, to be honest. And then finally, and this is probably the final reason that made me… choose which from when I was keeping…
incompatibility with my device environment! So I own an Apple Watch which I had to stop using for these few months, I own Apple TV’s on both of the
TVs in my apartment, I own a Mac, and then this phone didn’t really play well with neither of those devices. One thing that I do often is I’m watching a video on YouTube, and then I want to watch it on the TV, and then I just AirPlay that video to the TV. I could do this with the Huawei if I had a Chromecast, but I don’t have one, I’m not gonna go and buy a new set of devices. That is one that I think most
people that are living on an Apple… environment will find extremely
annoying. You can’t send files easily from your
computer to your phone, I normally do that via AirDrop,
but here you would probably have to send an email, or an upload that file to
Google Drive and then re-download, which is certainly extra steps, and this stuff really hurt my productivity, I post regularly on Instagram, there are a lot of things that.. I start on my computer and finish on the
phone or vice versa, those little things on productivity are
what ended up making up my mind. So I really appreciate and I really thank
Huawei for giving me the chance to try this, but it would seem that I’m gonna
have to return it and keep my iPhone X.

43 thoughts on “Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs iPhone X: Review + Camera Comparison in 4K

  1. The back is glass…. Watch Jerry rig everything

  2. +it's not default set on 40 megapixel it's 10 (pixel cropping) you have to set it to 40 megapixel

  3. Apple spy on you all the time lol

  4. My friend, you've been living in the Apple ecosystem for too long. That is why, and it is good if it works for you. I can totally understand why it wasn't a pleasant experience for you.

  5. Try to use android for the long time.. ios is very different compare to android

  6. You can disable the Huawei email and never see it again.. It would help if you knew how to use Android..I use iOS and Android..I wouldn't use an iPhone if it were free though

  7. Let's get this channel to 100k subs, yeah?

  8. google play id??? you can just use your gmail for both xd

  9. I have been using iPhone 2 till now and I will switch to use this mate 20 pro. Too many aspects I don’t like about iPhone now!

  10. You certainly don't know Android that much, and didn't even bother to do a little investigation.

  11. Dual apps is similar in iPhone as people have Gmail and apple mail, Google maps and apple maps. Also, Google pay is miles better than apple pay and you can use face unlock on it on the mate.
    The mate 20 Pro is much more secure than an iPhone and you can install apps in a second user so it protects your main stuff. Can't use multiple users on iPhone.
    IPhone sucks

  12. Apple loser. Your problem is owning too many Apple products

  13. The security warnings are made from the us government, they only want to push the us industry! They are lying! There no security problems known and that for me are only cheap FAKE NEWS. HUAWEI sell more and more phones and Apple is to expensive and the quality is going down.

    The Spy facts are the USA are spying the hole world and that is a fact Edward Snowden brought that informations, I think you doń t know Snowden!

  14. I like your review it very objective good going… Too much hate for an original review… pls keep making such reviews i like it… Youtubers are mostly commercial and this is something which i dont like.. i m liking this channel as this is not commercial… keep going..

  15. Summary: Hardcore apple fanboy review!

  16. You can say ok Google to unlock your android and it will only unlock with your voice

  17. keep up your vids, thanks . you re a cool dude. please ignore the hatred from all these droid users.
    i own an iphone x and a watch aswell, i debated getting this huawei, but you just cleared up my mind! cheers my man!

  18. I just wasted 11min 37sec of my life listing to his bias. I use android n ios. Both systems hv their own pros n cons.

  19. The messenger bubble has been there since forever. And after a while it gets annoying af

  20. Whe you said "hey Google" my friend's phone activated lmao. ??

  21. This review was essentially Android Vs Apple… Not the phones.

  22. u need to read android for dummies

  23. I hate apple phones really boaring I'm an android fan I love my huwawi mate 20 pro

  24. clingy apple fanboy

  25. You didn't download any games incase you get hacked….. Damn what an apple snowflake lol u being foreal?

  26. The huawei is a superior phone in terms of hardware but apples software in the way it works e.g Apple Pay no dodgey apps, etc etc is on point

    I’m not a fanboy just honest
    I wish the iPhone had the huawei camera and battery

    The battery life on iPhone fucks me off so much lol

  27. The Apple Watch on your hand said, you don't really care about how powerfull Leica camera with all it features. iPhone is still the best choice.

  28. Honestly your review is worthless as you are clueless about Android. I have a mate 20 pro and it is by far the best phone I owned. It runs circles around your xs. It is such a productive device. I have upgraded away from all Apple devices and it is such a great feeling, now everything just works.

  29. I think it’s mainly the haters that are making this about android vs Apple… the droid users always seem to get so offended when you call out their phones poor operating system etc. I am currently debating which phone to upgrade to from a iPhone 6s, phones in contention are the iPhone X & XS/XS Max or Huawei mate 20 Pro / P30 Pro. The only reason I’m considering the dreaded androids is for the camera and battery life, aside from that I’m leaning more towards the newer iPhones, better colour on pictures for sure ?

  30. Great video. I was considering making the change from my iPhone 5 to the Mate 20, but I think I might just get the iPhone x. Not sure why there's so many dislikes on this video…

  31. Hi what camera format do you use on you iPhone ? high efficiency or Most Compatible?

  32. I own both these phones. The advantages the iPhone has are 4k video at 60 fps, unlimited, and it's stereo speakers are better, though not by a huge margin. The facial recognition is more advanced on Apple, and Airplay is a great feature that Android phones lack.

    In every other way, the Mate 20 pro beats it hands down. Better screen, better battery life, far better camera, and in screen finger print sensor.

  33. seriously an underrated channel, im surprised this channel doesn't have at least 500k subscribers

  34. Yo man what’s the end credit song

  35. Mate 20 pro is cheese and iPhone x is chalk. What a baised review. IPhone will be chewed and vanished in coming years by huwaei. Just wait and watch brother.

  36. sta khor oghaim

  37. I absolutely agree with a review. I used Mate 9 for two years and it was overall good but annoying experience. So I ordered the X.

  38. Tbh the only reason why Apple is more "secure" than a lot of Android devices is because it's really boring to make viruses in ruby or other languages that work against Apple's systems. But overall agree with the Chinese government spying stuff.

  39. Fake

  40. Certo cazzo se sei in un ecosistema Apple e cambi a Huawei è certo che non puoi utilizzarlo. Come se sei in un ecosistema Huawei (c’è fidati) e usi IPhone è ovvio che non funziona coglione

  41. Where is the camera comparison?

  42. Lmfaooo This review is total bs ?
    No wonder he's on 3k subs

  43. You my dude are Apple slave.

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