Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro vs Mate 20 Pro

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We compare the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro, freshly launched in the UK, with two of Huawei’s best 2018 smartphones – the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro.

We’ve reviewed all three handsets over on Recombu and the P20 and Mate 20 Pro boast brilliant camera tech, but the Mi 8 Pro holds its own for specs. You get speedy performance with the Snapdragon 845 chipset, a gorgeous HD+ display, and MiUi 9 delivering some great features. That said, EMUI on the Huawei smartphones is still one of our favourites, boasting face recognition and strong gesture support – stuff missing (for now) on the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro.

As for the camera tech, the Mi 8 Pro can produce great-looking photos and video in our tests. However, the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro boast a tri-lens camera with impressive flexibility and features. Stay tuned for a full comparison between the Xiaomi and Huawei P20 Pro for overall quality.

Which phone do you think is best? Let us know in the comments below and check out our other Mi 8 Pro vs features with the likes of the OnePlus 6T!


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  1. I am interested in getting Xiaomi now. My brother said it is not bad and lesser expensive too. I learnt not to use the word 'cheap'. Is it good for gaming? Ragnarok Eternal Love is the new game in SE Asia, where I was born.

  2. There's a problem with the mate 20's software where you can't display notifications on the lockscreen despite having them on "show"