1. smileyhead

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    Huawei recently unveiled the Mate 20 and interestingly, they didn't compare it to any other phone. Instead, they used the Nintendo Switch as a comparison and said that the phone will provide a better gaming experience and be a “better portable gaming machine” than the console.
    They've compared the screens (of which the Mate 20 has a larger and 1080p one) and the battery life which they claim is double of the Switch's 3 hours at 6.5 hours. They've also announced a snap-on controller (which at first glance only contains a circle pad, a D-pad, and a shoulder button).
    What are your thoughts on this?

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  2. Sophie-bear

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    Yeah, but can it play the latest Nintendo games?
    Checkmate Huawei.
     
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    A console will always have a better gaming experience than a phone. The snap on controller thing is kinda cool though.
     
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    I’m no Ninty fanboi but ...

    Hahahahahahahaha!!
     
  5. Xzi

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    Half-assed controller and all you get to play with it is garbage freemium phone games. Not comparable to Switch as long as you're stuck with Super Mario Run instead of Super Mario Odyssey.
     
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    Bullshit.
    The magic happens in the software and support.
     
  7. pedro702

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    yeah with all those great console games phones have...
     
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    Yeah no.
     
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    haha...why should i play shitty phone games...pfft
     
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    Typical Chinese company PR bullshit. :rolleyes:
     
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    With Huawei's relatively recent decision of completely disabling bootloader unlocks I wouldn't buy one of their handsets even if it was the best smartphone ever, let alone a proper gaming platform.

    Also the "perfectly matched gamepad" manages to not match the device's form factor. :creep:
    And before anyone says so, yeah I know, that extra lip is supposed to give more stability and put less strain on the USB connector. It's a half-joke based on the poor adjective choice given it's shape. That's all.
     
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    It has an actual d-pad

    Checkmate
     
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    p1o lite my current one is last......i need root ...no bootloader no buy
     
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    But no bootloader or any way to root the phone. Lame.
     
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    my next phone is a LG or htc or what do you recommend for rooting?
     
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    I wonder how long the battery would last, if the phone had to play a game like Mario Odyssey or any other console game.

    Not saying mobile games are bad, but that phone simply doesn't play the same games as the Switch does.
     
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    Its ugly, looks like someone stuck a clamp from the hardware store on it side, at least have some buttons too, what games uses a joystick with no buttons?
     
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    I wonder if this is Huawei's way of indirectly saying 'we're going to offer delicious emulated switch games via unofficial firmware which is already in development'.

    I know, it's a long shot, but one can dream.

    I just find it unorthodox that they're touting their hardware as alternative gaming. It's like the kind of marketing Razer phones would get, but even then Razer didn't dare to make such a bold comparison directly to the switch itself.
     
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    With a 20 minute battery life when playing games!
     
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    To be fair, I'm sure the phone is more portable than the Switch, which does take some effort to carry with you. That said, it ain't got dem Nintendo gaems.
     
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    Y'know, I just now remembered Playstation controllers have four buttons for the D-pad like Switch. Does that mean Sony has never had a "proper" D-pad? Definitely didn't seem to keep them from being successful in any way. :unsure:
     
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