Specs Comparison: Huawei P20 vs Mate 10

Specs Comparison: Huawei P20 vs Mate 10

After the release of Huawei’s P20, readers may be wondering how it will fare with the company’s previous Mate front-liner, the Mate 10. Well, here’s our specs comparison for both of the devices. Let’s start!

The Huawei P20 is one of the recently released smartphones that focuses on mobile photography. It has a 5.8″ FullView display with 2244 x 1080 resolution, a Kirin 970 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras with LED flash, a 24MP front camera, and 3,400mAh battery with SuperCharge.

The Huawei Mate 10 was released last year and proved that it is worthy of being a flagship device based on our review. It has a 5.9″ display with 2560 x 1440 resolution, a Kirin 970 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras with dual LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge.

Here are their detailed specs:

Huawei P20Huawei Mate 10
5.8-inch 2244 x 1080 FullView display, 429ppi5.9-inch 2560 x 1440 display, 499ppi
3D GlassCorning Gorilla Glass (Front and Back)
HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)HiSilicon Kirin 970 octa-core (4 x ARM Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x ARM Cortex A53 1.8GHz)
Mali-G72 MP12 GPUMali-G72 MP12 GPU
128GB internal storage64GB UFS 2.1 internal storage
12MP f/1.8 1.55 um + 20MP f/1.6 monochrome lens dual Leica cameras with Huawei AIS, 5x hybrid zoom, w/ LED flash12MP + 20MP dual Leica optic rear cameras with Dual Tone LED Flash: f/1.6, OIS, 2x lossless zoom
PDAF + CAF + Laser + Depth auto-focus
24MP f/2.0 front camera with AI beautification and 3D portrait lighting8MP f/2.0 front-facing camera
4K and 960fps video recording
4k video recording
Single/Dual-SIMDual SIM, Dual Standby (hybrid)
4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)4G LTE Cat. 18 (1.2Gbps)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNAWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, DLNA
Bluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HDBluetooth 4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD
USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1USB Type-C
IP53 Splash resistanceIP53 Splash resistance
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
Infrared Remote ControlIR Blaster
Android 8.1 Oreo (EMUI 8.1)Android 8.0 Oreo (EMUI 8.0)
3,400mAh battery with SuperCharge and AI battery management4,000mAh battery with SuperCharge
149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm150.5 x 77.8 x 8.2mm
Approx. 165 g186 g
Twilight and Pink Gold, Black, Midnight BlueMocha Brown, Black

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Huawei P20

+ Higher screen aspect ratio

+ Larger internal storage

+ Higher front camera resolution

+ 960fps Super Slow-Mo video

+ Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box

+ Slimmer

+ Lighter


Huawei Mate 10

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Higher pixel density

+ Larger battery capacity

+ 3.5mm audio port

+ More affordable (based on P20’s converted price)

Note: Mate 10’s screen resolution can be changed into a lower one but for this comparison, we’ll look into its maximum settings. 

The Mate 10’s display, even at a 16:9 aspect ratio, is more detailed compared to the P20. Overall, both devices are good for streaming and watching videos but the winner for this aspect is the former.

The Kirin 970 processor paired with a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU is equipped in both devices so there’s not much to be discussed here aside from the fact that both of the smartphones will perform tasks very smoothly even when playing heavy graphical games.

Both smartphones have identical rear camera resolutions but the features are different. The Mate 10 has a 2X lossless zoom while the P20 has a 5X hybrid zoom which is a good indicator that the latter can shoot images from a farther distance than the former. Additionally, the P20 is capable of shooting 960fps slow-mo videos in which the Mate 10 does not have.

Moving to the front cameras, we can see that the P20 has a significant increase in camera resolution as compared with the Mate 10. We can safely say that the former now offers a better selfie quality than before. For users who are fond of taking pictures and selfies, you already know which smartphone is the better choice.

The Mate 10’s battery capacity is larger than the P20, however, during our tests with the former’s battery performance, we found out that it doesn’t quite meet our expectations of having a long battery life mainly due to the display setup.

Lastly, there is no 3.5mm audio port for the P20 so it might be a deal breaker for some users who are fond of listening to music.

The Huawei P20 is priced at €649 (~Php42,160.42) while the Huawei Mate 10 is priced at Php29,990.

Which smartphone would you pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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3 Responses

  1. Jc says:

    In terms of battery longevity p20 is batter than mate 10? Can you clarify?

    • Theoretically, the Mate 10 could provide a longer battery life based on the higher capacity. But we’ll know for sure once we have reviewed the P20.

  2. JAMES says:

    Infrared Remote Control – not present in P20. Or I’m missing something?

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