So Huawei — a Chinese smartphone manufacturer — recently revealed their newest model phone, called the Huawei Mate 20 X. And while that name sounds like a Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater trick, the company decided to compare the phone not to nor actual competitors Apple and Samsung, but instead to the Nintendo Switch. Which, uh, isn’t a smartphone.

On the one hand, the company did make some comparisons that had a certain thread of logic to them. The Mate 20 X has an attachable Gamepad similar to Joy-Con, the battery lasts longer than the Switch’s, and the screen is also larger and at a better resolution (though if you ask me that’s way too flippin’ big to be a proper phone). But at the same time, the Switch isn’t engineered to make calls, and the Mate 20 X isn’t gonna be playing Super Mario Odyssey anytime soon. It’s comparing apples to oranges, except the apples have GPS and gacha games, while the oranges can play Super Smash Bros. with a bunch of your friends.


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Written by Ben Fruzzetti

Gamer, writer and devourer of pasta. Whenever not letting his daydreams run out of control, he can be found writing for Nintendo Wire, playing old JRPGs, or reading sci-fi and fantasy novels and comics.

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  1. Enes says:

    I kinda understand the frustration of writer but I also belive that Huawei has a point. I think Nintendo has to do better with hardware when even smartphones get bulky as hell today. Nintendo is going to accept this situation with a new version of the console in the following years.

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