20th October 2018

Samaung Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3 XL or Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Which Should I Buy?!

I've had my Samsung Galaxy Note 9 for about a month now and I still really like it. There are a few things that annoy me a little, mainly around Samsung Experience, their own skin that replaced Touchwiz. Still, I thought I would take a look at the Pixel 3 XL and I would have one of my classic head to heads over Samsung's flagship and Google's flagship, pick my favourite and that would be my new phone into the new year. Then I watched a few videos on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro...

Samaung Galaxy Note 9, Google Pixel 3 XL or Huawei Mate 20 Pr

It really does look a pretty amazing device. The Huawei P20 Pro was widely acclaimed for having the best mobile camera on the market, better even than the Pixel 2 (and XL of course) so I shouldn't be so suprised that the Mate 20 Pro looks that impressive a device.

Anyway, lets take a look at some of the pros and cons for each device.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The phone I currently have as my daily. I have no real issues with it, in all honesty I should just be sticking with the Note 9... but if there's something better out there... I need to know!

Pixel 3 XL

Whilst the original Pixel XL and then the Pixel 2 XL have been far from perfect, I love stock Android and I love the camera.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

A month or so back I thought it would be a two horse race, between the Samsung and the Pixel... then I saw videos on the Mate 20 Pro. I would be silly to ignore it!

On the face of it, the Note 9 comes out a few ahead of even, the Pixel 3 XL is down 2 and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a long way up! That makes it look pretty clear. I guess it just matters how important Stock Android might be. At present I have both the Pixel 3 XL and Huawei Mate 20 Pro on Pre-order, so there will likely be videos on them all coming soon!

Come let me know what you think on the forum.