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Huawei Mate 20 Lite
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By: Jolanta Szczepaniak

Shiny Mate in the Lite version

Communication

The smartphone offers a wide range of wireless communication standards, including LTE-A Cat 12, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 and NFC. Of course there is navigation module, which supports GPS, GLONASS and BEIDOU systems. All these modules worked fast and stably – without any problems during the whole period of the review. There is a gyroscope, and from physical connectors Huawei Mate 20 Lite has a USB type C socket and a universal jack – both are advantages.

Voice calls

Mate 20 Lite supports two SIM cards – and both can use the 4G network at the same time. Dual SIM is in the stand-by mode, but it uses call transfer in order to receive something in shape of an active DualSIM. The quality of calls is on a very high level, neither side had any problems with hearing and understanding the interlocutor. I had no problems with the coverage, the loudness in the loud speaking mode could have been higher. There is no possibility to record voice calls – an external app can help with this.


Memory and efficiency

The User has 64GB of memory for files – in practice less than that, because after turning on the phone for the first time there is available around 50.7GB. But we have a microSD cards slot as well, though in the hybrid solution. We can place a drive of a maximum 256GB capacity.

The octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 710 CPU is responsible for the phone’s efficiency. This unit connects four efficient Cortex-A73 2.2GHz cores and four power-saving Cortex-A53 1.7GHz cores. The whole is supported with Mali-G51 MP4 GPU and 4GB of RAM. And how does this set work in everyday tasks? It handles multitasking or photos’ editing, Mate does not have any problems with any app from the Google store. But I cannot say that the smartphone works 100 percent ideally and fast. Sometimes we can see some slight lags, for example when switching between apps or while loading some of them. Sometimes there are software errors –one time the camera had some troubles, other time it was Chrome. But, besides that, I have no major concerns. The efficiency of the device will be enough for most users, but those more demanding might not be entirely pleased.

And how does the smartphone deals with gaming? The specification, supported with the manufacturer’s GPU Turbo technology, is enough for a smooth work of most games available in the Play store. Only during longer gaming sessions we can see some slight lags or animation framing. For the so-called casual gamers it will be enough. However, it might not have enough power for the most demanding titles – though lowering the graphics will definitely help. In an everyday tasks, the phone does not have a tendency to heat up – though during benchmarks or in more demanding games it becomes slightly hotter in the upper part of the device.


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