Huawei Mate 20 Lite

We can expect the inevitable Huawei Mate 20 Pro to basically be the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 to the Huawei P20 Samsung Galaxy S9. It will be an iterative lead phablet overhaul. 

At the contrary end of the range, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite sits only a screen score over the Huawei P20 Lite. That last telephone was an endeavor to supply a sharp lead shape factor at a mid-run cost, and the Mate 20 Lite takes action accordingly. 
Huawei Mate 20 Lite

For £379 (around $500, AU$665, however with no word on a dispatch in the US or Australia), you're getting a smooth telephone with a 6.3-inch show and a suite of AI-upgraded double camera traps. 

Be that as it may, does it take after its sibling by making mistakes on the execution and esteem stakes, or has Huawei figured out how to back up those great looks with some genuine muscle? 


Huawei has proceeded with the planned approach it began with the P20 family, with for the most part satisfying outcomes. The Mate 20 Lite takes after the iPhone X state of mind, with a surprising metal casing sandwiched between twin glass surfaces. 

It's significantly greater than the iPhone X and is more similar to the new iPhone XS Max. In spite of this present, it's shockingly simple to employ and carry around. 

That can be put down to a couple of reasons. One is the edge-to-edge show, which evacuates a decent measure of the bezel for an 81% screen-to-body proportion. Regardless it has a button, yet it's quite subtle. 

Another reason the Huawei Mate 20 Lite is so natural to deal with is that it's both thin and generally light. It's only 7.6mm thick, and keeping in mind that 172g makes it a reasonable piece heavier than the 145g Huawei P20 Lite, it doesn't generally feel that path on account of its more noteworthy surface region. 

This is a telephone you should need to put for a situation, however. The screen edges are extremely presented and inclined to scrape and chipping, as we found when the telephone took the lightest of tumbles from actually a couple of creeps off the ground amid our photography procedure. 

Obviously, most present-day telephones have a comparably fragile attitude nowadays, and we don't test each handset's solidness along these lines. Be that as it may, we thought we'd take note of our encounters at any rate. 

The Mate 20 Lite's capacity and volume catches are all around situated, however, one of them could utilize a little surface to separate it from the other. We have no second thoughts about the expedient unique finger impression scanner's situated on the back, however, and it's additionally pleasantly recessed to make it significantly less demanding to discover. 

It's great to see both NFC and an earphone jack present and represented, as well. Neither ought to be deserving of a say thusly, yet tragically both are nowadays. 

You'd expect USB-C in a telephone costing more than £300/$400, and Huawei doesn't frustrate on that front either. 


We've said the Huawei Mate 20 Lite presentation's extensive measurements, yet we haven't contacted upon its quality. What's more, that ends up being one of the all the more satisfying parts of the bundle. 

This 6.3-inch IPS LCD is simple on the eye, with distinctive yet sensibly precise hues. It doesn't get eye-searingly splendid, however, it was bounty sufficiently brilliant for open-air utilization as far as we can tell. 

Goals of 1080 x 2340 probably won't seem like much in a 6.3-inch show, yet we didn't wind up seeing particular pixels anytime. 

Put it along these lines: we moved specifically from a Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium with its 4K HDR show, and it didn't feel like a greatly evident advance down. Let's get straight to the point that it was a major advance around any diagnostic metric, however in pragmatic everyday utilize this screen is more than capable. 

Some portion of that is down to the way that the Mate 20 Lite's presentation overwhelms the front of the telephone, with an extended 19.5:9 viewpoint proportion. Video content applications still don't generally make utilization of this more drawn out shape factor, however, amusements will by and large round out on the off chance that you select the proper choice when you first begin them up. 

If not, the showcase will round off pleasingly beneath the score. On account of the sheer size of the screen, this doesn't feel as prohibitive as it does on littler telephones (counting the iPhone XS). 

Obviously, on the off chance that you pick to shroud the indent for all time in the settings menu, you'll get that marginally off-dark differentiation either side. That is unavoidable with a non-OLED show, for example, this, where you essentially can't get a similar profound black. 


Huawei is obviously focusing on youthful selfie-takers with the Huawei Mate 20 Lite's double selfie cams and gimmicky highlights, as talked about toward the start of our audit. 

In any case, it's an expert with regards to customary shots, either. The double camera setup (a 20MP camera with a 2MP right hand for profundity data) may do not have the Leica marking of the P20 family, however, regardless it has Huawei's great AI calculations and consistently expanding dominance of photographic standards. 

Keeping that in mind, we could get some quite amazing shots with enough light. Hues popped, the presentation was for the most part adjusted, and the shot velocities were decent and smart. 

Those previously mentioned AI includes especially appeared to assist on a cloudy day, conveying the brilliance and tone up to something very clear and respectable. 

The camera battles a little in less perfect or indoor lighting, nonetheless, with abnormal amounts of clamor 

The misrepresented bokeh impact of gap mode is truly powerful at making the subject pop, however, wasn't especially to our taste. It's too false and excessively forceful, however, this can be acclimated to anyplace between f/0.95 and f/16 sometime later - a component that really went before Apple's usage. 

Those anticipating that monstrous additions should their selfie shots because of that noteworthy looking double camera setup may be somewhat frustrated, as well. They're not especially more awful than some other cell phone at this value point, yet they're not altogether better either - particularly in lesser lighting. 

The different Representation mode lighting choices (we're back to Apple-riffing once more), in the meantime, demonstrated genuinely insufficient at enhancing matters as far as we can tell. They sort of seem to be marginally subtler Instagram-like channels. 

Battery life 

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite packs a bigger-than-normal battery to go with its bigger than-normal showcase. 

At 3,750mAh, it's a reasonable piece greater than the 3,000mAh batteries you have a tendency to get in little gadgets, (for example, the Huawei P20 Lite). It's precisely the same as the Respect Play, however, which shares a 6.3-inch show. 

Similarly, as with its nearby cousin, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite will easily get you through an entire day under general conditions. 

All things considered, we found that an especially overwhelming gaming session (a few progressive rounds of PUBG, Firearms of Blast and Black-top 9) and a group of photography brought the battery down from a full charge to 28% only 8 hours in the wake of being unplugged. 

Under our standard battery trial of an hour and a half 720p circling video with the screen splendor swung up to full, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite lost 14% of its charge all things considered. 

That isn't precisely fabulous, however, it is superior to anything the Respect Play, which lost 20%. It's additionally superior to the previously mentioned Huawei P20 Lite on 17%, however, it misses the mark concerning the Moto Z2 Play on 10%.


 6.3-inch FHD+ screen
64GB of storage and microSD up to 256GB
Kirin 710 CPU 
4GB of RAM 
20MP + 2MP rear camera, f/1.8 lens
24MP + 2MP front camera
AI-powered dual-lens rear camera
A dual-lens camera on the front too
Iffy AR effects
3,750mAh battery
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