A dual-display smartphone, the most powerful and expensive Chinese smartphone out there and the first phone with a non-motorized slider design. These are the briefest and most effective descriptions of Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition, Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Honor Magic 2, three unique handsets which reach the excellence in terms of innovation and performance. Here is an in-depth comparison between their specifications.
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Honor Magic 2
|Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition||Huawei Mate 20 Pro||Honor Magic 2|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||157.2 x 75.3 x 8.1 mm, 199 g||157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm, 189 g||157.3 x 75.1 x 8.3 mm, 206 g|
|DISPLAY|| 6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED
Secondary display: 5.49 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (Full HD), Super AMOLED
|6.39 inches, 1440 x 3120p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.39 inches, 1080 x 2340p (Full HD+), 19.5:9 ratio, AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, octa-core 2.8 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz||Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980, octa-core 2.6 GHz|
|MEMORY||10 GB RAM, 128 GB||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – nano SD slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 9 Pie, Funtouch OS||Android 9 Pie, EMUI 9.0||Android 9 Pie, EMUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 12 + 2 MP + TOF camera, f/1.8 and f/1.8||Triple 40 + 20 + 8 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4, OIS, Laser AF
24 MP f/2.0 front camera
|Triple 16 + 16 + 24 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/1.8
Triple 16 + 2 + 2 MP, f/2.0 + f/2.4 + f/2.4 front camera
|BATTERY||3500 mAh, fast charging 22.5W||4200 mAh, fast charging 40W, wireless charging 15W||3500 mAh, fast charging with Magic Charge 40W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, dual display||Dual SIM slot, waterproof (IP68)||Dual SIM slot, slider design|
Vivo NEX Dual Display and Honor Magic 2 are something incredible if we talk about their aesthetics. The first is the world’s second smartphone to feature two displays (one on the front and one on the back) which allow a screen-to-body ratio close to 100 percent and the use of the rear camera setup as a selfie camera as well. Honor Magic 2 is a phone which minimizes the bezels thanks to a slider containing front cameras and sensors which the user can manually open when needed. Huawei Mate 20 Pro is nothing very special in terms of design, but it has a better build quality: it has glasses protected by Gorilla Glass and it is waterproof and dustproof thanks to the IP68 certification.
The device which delivers the best display quality is undoubtedly the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Indeed, it comes with a higher resolution (Quad HD+ with 3120 x 1440 pixels), it is HDR10-compliant and it supports DCI-P3 coverage, so it has a definitely better color reproduction. It even comes with loud stereo speakers, so it provides a perfect multimedia experience. On the other hand, Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is equipped with two displays and it may result more comfortable. Besides the main AMOLED screen, it has a second smaller display on the back.
Thanks to the new Kirin 980 SoC realized with a 7 nm production process, as well as an excellent software optimization, Huawei Mate 20 Pro has definitely better performances than its opponents and almost every Android device actually in the market. And it also supports expandable storage unlike the other two devices. But note that Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is the only one to boast 10 GB of RAM, so it can provide a better multi-tasking experience.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a clear winner even on the camera side. It has the world’s best triple camera setup composed of an impressive 40 MP main sensor and two additional sensors with ultrawide and telephoto lens. It has both laser autofocus and optical zoom which goes up to 5x, and it is equipped with an optical stabilization system. Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition and Honor Magic 2 are impressive camera phones as well, but they can not compete with Huawei Mate 20 Pro in any scenario.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro has the biggest battery ever mounted on a last-gen flagship smartphone. It comes with a capacity of 4200 mAh and, even though its consumptions are not low due to the QHD+ display and other components, it lasts very long. It can easily reach one day on a single charge even when stressed. Honor Magic 2 will probably provide a similar battery life to Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition, but it is the world’s second last-gen phone when it comes to charging times as it can reach 70 percent in just 30 minutes thanks to the Magic Charge technology.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best and even the most expensive device of the trio, it was launched with a price tag of €1099/$1250 globally but it has been on the market for a while and now you can get it for about €850/$965 thanks to online street prices, which is the same price for which you will be able to get Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition in Europe (according to leaks). Honor Magic 2 carries a €550/$625 price tag in China and it offers a definitely higher value for money.
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Honor Magic 2: PRO and CONS
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition
- Full borderless design
- Outstanding hardware
- Two displays
- 10 GB RAM
- Nice cameras
- Limited availability
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
- Better screen
- Bigger battery
- Awesome hardware
- Best camera
Honor Magic 2
- Borderless design with slider
- Amazing hardware
- Good cameras
- Affordable price
- Worse display experience