Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro Differences
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 pros over Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- full-screen display (no notch!)
- ceramic back design, mechanical slider camera (preferential)
- up to 512GB internal storage and 10GB RAM
- 24MP + 2MP selfie camera
- 960fps slow motion @ 1080p, 2160p @ 60fps – main camera
- upcoming variant with 5G support
- Super AMOLED
Huawei Mate 20 Pro pros over Xiaomi Mi Mix 3
- 1440p resolution
- IP68 dust/water resistant
- lighter at 189 g
- Kirin 980 based on 7nm
- 40MP + 20MP + 8MP main camera
- hi-res audio playback
- Face ID
- in-screen fingerprint
- 40W fast charging, reverse wireless charging
- 4200mAh battery
- external storage – nano card support
Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro Similarities
- AMOLED display
- 6.39 inches screen
- HDR & DCI-P3 compliant
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Bluetooth 5.0
- included Type-C to 3.55mm headphone jack
- lots of colored variants
Which is a better buy between Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro?
Both are sporting AMOLED displays but the Mi Mix 3 will reflect sun better due to its Super AMOLED distinction. However, videos will be crisper with the Mate 20 Pro coming with a 1440p resolution.
Xiaomi’s latest flagship features that beautiful full-screen display thanks to its mechanical slider for cameras in which the whole screen slides down. With the backing made out of ceramic, it can withstand deeper grooves of scratches. On the flip side, Huawei’s top-end flagship is a tad lighter at 189 g with the official IP68 rating.
Kirin 980(7 nm) vs Snapdragon 845(10nm) — Overall raw performance and dual-NPU support put Huawei’s SoC ahead here. Although the Mi Mix 3 goes up to 10GB RAM and 512GB internal storage while the Mate 20 Pro can expand, that is, if you’re willing to spend on a nano card.
Xiaomi offers 12MP wide +12MP telephoto for the main camera with 24MP + 2MP depth for the selfie camera. Comparing to the triple lens game of Huawei, it seems to be a no-brainer choice here, however, video recording at 4K is capped at 30fps while slow motion 960fps works only at 720p.
Clearly, the battery department will go with the Mate 20 Pro thanks to its larger 4200 mAh along with support for reverse wireless charging. But it’s also worth noting that the Mi Mix 3 is also capable of wireless charging and quick charge 4+ for its meager 3200mAh.
The market for these devices is clearly different. You could either experience the future of full-screen display or stick to what’s considered to be a great smartphone in 2018.
|Specs||Xiaomi Mi Mix 3||Huawei Mate 20 Pro|
|Display||full-screen 6.39-inch Super AMOLED 1080 x 2340, 403 ppi, HDR, DCIP3, 19.5:9 ratio, Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)||6.39-inch AMOLED, 1440 x 3120, 538 ppi, HDR10, DCIP3, 19.5:9 ratio, Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)|
|Dimensions||157.9 x 74.7 x 8.5 mm, 218 g||157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm , 189 g|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 (10nm)||HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Mali-G76 MP10|
|Memory||512 GB, 10 GB RAM or 128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM||256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM + nano memory up to 256GB|
|Main Camera||12 MP (wide), f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS
12 MP (telephoto), 1/3.4″, 1.0µm
|40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF/Laser AF
|Front Camera||24 MP, 1/2.8″, 0.9µm
2 MP, depth sensor
|24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, USB-C with standard audio jack adapter||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.0, A2DP, LE, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, USB-C with audio jack adapter (24-bit/192kHz)|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3200 mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+ and wireless charging||Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery with fast charging at 40W, Qi wireless fast charging at 15W, reverse wireless charging|
|OS||Android 9.0 Pie with MI UI||Android 9.0 Pie with EMUI 9.0|
|Official Price||6GB + 128GB CNY 3,299 (Php 25,524)
8GB + 128GB CNY 3,599 (Php 27,845)
Palace Museum Edition (10GB+256GB) CNY 4,999 (Php 38,694)