Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs OnePlus 6T vs Galaxy Note 9 vs iPhone XS Max: Price, Specifications Compared
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU) that will allow more efficient AI-based functions. It is powered by the 7nm Kirin 980 octa-core SoC, offers a triple camera set up at the back, a display notch up front, as well as an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone with its premium looks and specifications will give tough competition to the likes of iPhone XS Max₹ 98,900 and Samsung Galaxy Note 9₹ 61,900, as well as the more affordable flagships like the OnePlus 6T.
Price in India
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro price in India is set at Rs. 69,990 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. It will be available on Amazon India exclusively – from December 3 for Prime members and December 4 for non-Prime members. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be available in the Emerald Green colour variant.
The iPhone XS Max is priced in India at Rs. 1,09,900, Rs. 1,24,900, and Rs. 1,44,900 for the 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage options respectively. It is available in Space Grey, Silver, and Gold color options. The smartphone is available to buy online from Flipkart, Airtel Online Store, IndiaiStore, Jio.com, Amazon, and more.
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 price in India starts at Rs. 67,900 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant, while the 8GB RAM/ 512GB storage variant costs Rs. 84,900. It is available in Midnight Black, Metallic Copper, Ocean Blue, and Lavender Purple color options. The smartphone is available to buy via Amazon India, Flipkart, Paytm Mall, and the Samsung Mobile Store online, and is also available from offline stores.
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OnePlus 6T ₹ 37,999 is priced in India at Rs. 37,999 for the 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage option, and it is available in Mirror Black variant only. The top model with 8GB RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage is priced at Rs. 45,999 and comes in only the Midnight Black option. The newly launched OnePlus 6T Thunder Purple variant is priced in India at Rs. 41,999 and is available in only an 8GB RAM/ 128GB storage configuration. The smartphone is available on Amazon.in and OnePlus exclusive stores.
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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro ships with Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 on top, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience UX customizations, and the OnePlus 6T runs OxygenOS-based on Android 9.0 Pie. The iPhone XS Max runs Apple’s own iOS 12 out of the box. All the phones support dual-SIM slots, but the iPhone XS Max does this via eSIMs. The eSIM is soldered onto each phone’s motherboard, and this enables telecom operators to set up a second SIM remotely by pushing a user’s credentials onto the device. In India, Airtel and Reliance Jio support eSIM as of now.
The largest display is on the iPhone XS Max at 6.5 inches, with the OnePlus 6T, Galaxy Note 9, and Huawei Mate 20 Pro neck to neck with 6.41-inch, 6.4-inch, and 6.39-inch displays respectively. The iPhone XS Max sports an OLED Super Retina panel with a 1242×2688 pixel resolution, the OnePlus 6T sports a full-HD+ (1080×2340 pixels ) AMOLED display panel, the Galaxy Note 9 sports a Quad HD+ (1440×2960 pixels) Super AMOLED Infinity Display panel, while the Mate 20 Pro sports a QHD+ (1440×3120 pixels) curved OLED display panel. The Huawei and Apple phones sport a display notch, while the Samsung variant has a traditional display design with bezels on top and bottom. The OnePlus 6T, on the other hand, sports a waterdrop-style notch.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro includes a triple camera setup consisting of a primary 40-megapixel primary wide angle lens. There is a 24-megapixel RGB selfie camera at the front, with support for 3D facial unlocking.
The OnePlus 6T has a dual rear camera setup comprising a primary 16-megapixel Sony IMX519 sensor with an f/1.7 aperture, paired with a secondary 20-megapixel Sony IMX376K sensor with an f/1.7 aperture. A dual-LED flash accompanies the rear setup, while there is also OIS and EIS available. The front camera on the OnePlus 6T features a 16-megapixel Sony IMX371 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and 1-micron pixels.
The Galaxy Note 9, on the other hand, has a horizontally-placed dual rear camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel dual pixel sensor along with a wide-angle lens that has a variable f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture and a 12-megapixel sensor along with a telephoto, f/2.4 autofocus lens.
The iPhone XS Max sports a vertical dual camera setup with one 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor (f/1.8 aperture) and another 12-megapixel telephoto secondary sensor (f/2.4). The rear camera gets a 6-element lens and 2x optical zoom. On the front, the iPhone XS Max get a 7-megapixel RGB camera sensor with f/2.2 aperture.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has the biggest battery on paper with a 4,200mAh battery, with the Galaxy Note 9 following closely behind with a 4,000mAh battery, the OnePlus 6T holds the third spot with 3,700mAh battery, and the iPhone XS Max packs a 3,174mAh battery. The iPhone XS Max is thinnest at 7.70mm, while the Galaxy Note 9 is the thickest at 8.80mm. The iPhone XS Max is the heaviest though at 208 grams, and the OnePlus 6T is the lightest at 185 grams only.