If you want a smartphone that won't let you down but baulk at the prices that some Samsung and iPhone handsets are running to, then the Huawei Mate 20 is looking like an option that could suit. It doesn't want for decent specs, but the price will suit more stringent budgets. And we'll make sure that you locate the best Huawei Mate 20 deals on release.
So what does the Mate 20 look like on paper? It immediately becomes the Chinese manufacturer's flagship phone, with an impressive 6.53-inch display and the first 7nm chip we've seen in an Android smartphone. You won't be surprised to learn that Android Pie is the operating system of choice here, and there's a triple camera set up with which Huawei has already won over fans.
Huawei has been one of the success stories of 2018. Thanks to the latest iteration of its P range, it took home the Manufacturer of the Year prize at this tear's Mobile Choice Consumer Awards. And it will be interesting to see if the Mate 20 will continue that momentum into the peak buying season of Black Friday and Christmas.
It is looking like another excellent handset with prices that make Apple's look even more absurd - and will hopefully come down even further come Black Friday and Cyber Monday. And you can ensure that you don't pay over the odds - take a look at TechRadar's custom-made price comparison below to see what today's best Huawei P20 Mate deals are.
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Unlocked Huawei Mate 20 SIM-free deals
We've included our price comparison below for unlocked SIM-free Huawei Mate 20 handsets in case you want to buy one upfront, but don't expect any retailers to undercut the RRP too much in the first few weeks after release.
But if you do have the cash to spend, then a little bit of quick maths (you know you love it) could help you to save over going for a contract. That's because there are always some excellent SIM only deals knocking around that you can combine with the handset. So double check what the lowest overall cost over two years could be before you settle.
Huawei Mate 20 review in brief
Retains Huawei's place at the big table
Screen size: 6.53-inch | Resolution: 2244 x 1080 | Rear camera: 24MP | OS: Android 9 Pie | RAM: 4GB/6GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 4000mAh
The Huawei Mate 20 may be a little unremarkable next to what has already come in 2018, but it feels like a good fit in the range and continues the brand's push to topple the mobile industry big guns like Samsung, Apple and Google.
Much like the P20 Pro, the Mate 20's big play is the incredible triple sensor main camera on the rear of the phone. The results we've seen from that on the previous handset were exemplary, so we're glad to see they feature here as well. There's a boost for the processor as well, with an octa-core Kirin 980 processor running the show. And the full HD LCD display is the least we could have expected, but still looks delightful on first use.
Read TechRadar's Huawei Mate 20 review