Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs. Google Pixel 3 XL vs. Galaxy Note 9 vs. iPhone, XS-Max: What is the best smartphone

With the introduction of the new family of devices Matt 20, Huawei has set the bar very high in innovation, performance, and photography, and again put on the table a phone round in all senses, the question is… does The Matt 20 Pro is better than its direct rivals?, we’re going to find out.

Before we begin I would like to clarify that this is a versus theoretical, I still can’t try to fund the Matt 20 Pro and the Pixel 3 XL, so that even we can’t do it with the 4 models I can not give an opinion based on the experience of use, but I can do it with basis in the theoretical and presented by each brand.


Who has the best screen on the market?

What is no doubt is that we are in front of the 4 best screens on the market, there’s no doubt, Samsung and Apple have always reigned in this section, but until a few days Apple had the best screen on the market, however, DisplayMate, which is the site specialized in analyzing the screens of the devices has been mentioned that the Pixel 3 XL has the best screen in the world on a smartphone.

Of course I still need to scan the screen of the Mate 20 Pro, which of the 4 models is that more resolution provides, however, higher resolution does not mean a better screen, it all depends on the calibration, viewing angles, temperature, etc

Huawei has done a very good job, and is doing very well from the P20 Pro, so the winner of this subparagraph is to the Pixel 3 XL, which is endorsed by DisplayMate.

Winner: Google Pixel 3 XL

The most powerful smartphone in the world

Both Google and Samsung used the latest processor market from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 845, however, this year the us company has fallen behind rivals such as Apple and Huawei, which already have the first processors of 7 nanometers thick, for smartphones.

That makes them automatically better than the Pixel 3 XL and the Galaxy Note 9, however, something that Google takes the advantage of its rival Android is that their phones are aging much better than the competition, and this is thanks to the improvements of Android from year to year, because we must not forget that in the Pixel Google controls the hardware and the software as is the case with Apple and iOS.

Returning to the battle of the processors, Huawei boasts that its processor with Dual NPU is much better than the A12 Bionic with Neural Engine, however, the advantage for Apple is that they control the software, and the performance may be better on the iPhone XS Max in the Matte 20 Pro, especially in the long term, however, the promise of Huawei is that the Kirin 980 will achieve that within 18 months, the processor will behave much better than the Galaxy Note 9, being perhaps the second-best smartphone Android in the long run in terms of performance.

Where Huawei yes beats to Apple is that the power of the processor it looks much better applied in other functions of the computer such as the autonomy and photography, and that’s not to say that Apple does not take advantage of the A12 Bionic to do so, but Huawei what is presumed and what is left to see in the experience of use with the phone.

I think that the winner of this section is Apple with its A12 Bionic, but I dare to say that the differences with the Kirin 980 will not be so great, and if I believe that Apple is better is because it has total control of the software, something that it excels in the performance of their teams. Because if we make a technical comparison, we see that the Kirin 980 is superior in several sections, while the A12 Bionic not exceeded in none of the Kirin 980 as we can see in the analysis of the specialized site, Medium.

Winner: iPhone XS Max

Camera: The battle is not won with megapixels but with artificial intelligence

One of the sections that people like to know without a doubt is the photography, and to know who has the best camera on the market does not need to look at the megapixel camera, but in the artificial intelligence.

All models here have a camera powered by IA, although some to a greater extent than others, and it is clear that the more support of this technology is Google with its single rear sensor, while Samsung and Apple have 2 cameras rear and Huawei includes three photographic sensors.

The more options offers is Huawei, which in addition to telephoto or sensor with optical zoom also have the option of wide angle and super wide angle, for its part, Apple and Samsung only provide a telephoto, and Google uses the wide-angle but for the front camera.

Why Google does not use more of a rear camera on their phones?

In the case of the Galaxy Note 9, the AI is there primarily to notify the user if the target closed his eyes, if the photo is out of focus or if the sensor is dirty, in addition to automatically recognize the scenes to adjust to different elements and get a better picture depending on the scene.

In the case of Huawei, the AI not only helps to recognize the scenes, but to improve the image processing, and, above all, to improve night-time photography, providing amazing results.

On the part of Google, the IA is present to improve the images with your HDR+ and portrait mode by software, which is to my taste the one that provides better results of the 4 contenders. The night pictures of the Pixel 3 XL also improve thanks to the AI, and the results shown by Google exceed Apple’s, but at the moment there is a comparison between night-time photography of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Pixel 3 XL.

Apple also uses artificial intelligence to improve the portrait mode and offer other capture modes, but up to there, and it is perhaps the iPhone XS Max where you do not see the implementation of this technology, but at least is present.

IF there is a winner I think it would be the Huawei Mate 20 Pro because it offers several options such as the super wide angle, in addition to using filters with AI in real-time video, but it seems to me that the camera that will provide the best results to the users just take the phone and press the capture button will be the Pixel 3 XL.

To Google what it lacks is a mode of capture professional for the most demanding, and Huawei that have in abundance, but what happens with Huawei is that for taking pictures such as night mode or similar functions, we must make the adjustment in the camera, that is to say, this does not happen automatically as with the Pixel 3 XL.

Winners: Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Google Pixel 3 XL.

Autonomy and charging technology

Another point that is very important is the autonomy, and here the leading edge is the Galaxy Note 9, and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and is that the iPhone XS Max and the Pixel 3 XL do not have a poor autonomy, but does not reach the level of these two teams.

In the first place because they have a much bigger battery, and in the second place because both the companies have their own solutions to improve this section, especially Huawei, that there are even occasions where it tends to be to aggressive, but quite effective.

But where Huawei yes, it takes street all is in its fast charging technology, which is super-fast, and manages to load the 70% of the battery in only 30 minutes, something that we had never seen in a phone. And although all of them include wireless charging, the reality is that Huawei is back to surprise us with a reversible system of wireless charging that allows you to use the computer as a charging dock for other devices that support this technology.

With the numbers thrown by Huawei is quite clear who is the winner.

Winner: Huawei Mate 20 Pro


If you like iOS then there’s not much to do or say, you know what phone to choose, but if your thing is Android then you have several options, if you are looking for the best software/hardware with a good user experience, simple, fast and with a good support of updates then you should choose the Pixel 3 XL.

On the other hand, if you want the phone most innovative in the market, with the best charging system and a camera enviable, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is for you. But if you’re looking for a balanced kit that you can use for productivity and leisure, then the best choice will be the Galaxy Note 9. and Partners.

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