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Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Feature Packed

Huawei has gathered lots of technologies in this phone. It is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

The phone has three rear cameras. It can charge other Qi compatible phones if you enable the reverse wireless charging feature.

You can charge your iPhone or Note or any other phone that uses wireless charging.

It has an in-display fingerprint sensor. This is the first mainstream phone, unlike the Porsche design phone, that has a fingerprint sensor in the screen.

The battery on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is 4200mAh, which is great! It has the Kirin 980 CPU. It has Dual NPU, which will make AI even better.

Cameras will have AI for better performance.

Battery and battery consumption will also have AI. Cooling the device and enhancement for games are also supported by AI.

AI will be enabled with 3 cameras. It has a wide angle lens, Macro lens for zooming and taking photos of flowers from a close-up situation.

Photos taken by the Macro lens will be 2.5cm away from the lens. The photo will be focused and great!

The third camera is the regular camera.  The front facing camera also performs greatly! You have to get used to the in-display fingerprint sensor. It is cool.

The phone unlocks by face-recognition.  Color saturation is adjusted by Huawei. Beauty mode is automatic. You can turn it on or off.

Mate 20 Pro’s screen is 6.39inches. It is an OLED panel with curves. The resolution is 3120×1440. It has an integrated in-display fingerprint sensor. The CPU is Kirin 980 with 8 cores.

The RAM is 64GB and the onboard storage is 128GB. You can up the storage to 256GB using the Nano memory card.

It supports 2 4G sims and Bluetooth 5.0. It is IP68 water and dust resistant.

Huawei P20 Pro Specification

  • Display Size: 6.39 inches
  • Resolution: 2K+ 3120 x 1440, 538 PPI
  • Chipset: HUAWEI Kirin 980 2 x Cortex A76 2.6 GHz + 2 x Cortex A76 1.92 GHz + 4 x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM 8 GB RAM + 256 GB ROM
  • Leica Triple camera: 40 MP (Wide Angle Lens, f/1.8 aperture) + 20 MP (Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2 aperture) + 8 MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, phase focus, contrast focus), supports AIS (Huawei AI Image Stabilization).
  • Front Camera: Support 3D Depth Sensing Camera. 24 MP, f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 4200 mAh
  • SPLASH, WATER, AND DUST RESISTANT: IP68

Huawei Mate 20 Pro camera

Camera

There are 3 rears cameras in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. It has three rear cameras. , the first one is 40MP with Light Fusion sensor. The second one is 20MP and the third is 8MP.

All three cameras are made by Leica and support AI.

The front-facing camera is 24MP. It supports night mode using AI It also supports AI Cinema Mode. It makes the photos cinematic.

Mate 20 Pro supports computer mode. It can be plugged using a cable or wirelessly. It also supports 3D face unlock and supports 3D live emojis.

Fast LTE and Stereo speakers

It has stereo speakers and supports LTE with 1.4gbps speeds. It is the fastest speed in the world, but your carrier must support it.

Mate 20 Pro has a notch up top, but like the P20 Pro, you can hide it. It runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.0 from Huawei.

The phone doesn’t have a headphone port, but it comes with a USB-C headset. It also comes with a 3.5 to USB-C dongle. There is also a charging cable.

It comes with a protection cover, and if you notice, the colors are better than the P20 Pro. The device is not slippery. It gives the device a better look.

There are lots of things to talk about on this phone.

Fast Charging

It comes with a supercharger adapter from Huawei in the box. Every 10 minutes of charging using this adapter will give you 25% battery.

You can charge your battery from 0% to 80% in 30 minutes using the 4amp charger that comes in the box.

It also supports wireless charging up to 15watt using Qi technology. Reverse wireless charging works with Qi compatible devices. It won’t be quick charging, though, but it will be good.

Every 10 minutes of wireless charging gives you 12% battery. You can charge up to 30% in 30 minutes.

When I say to charge to 80% I mean from 0% to 80%! Phones now charge up to 80% quickly than they start to charge slowly to protect the battery.

I have to mention that EMUI is different now. When you tap the screen twice to take a screenshot, a menu will pop to tell you where do you want to share it!

With Android Pie, when you press the recent apps button, all apps will appear in a full screen. Huawei still supports all shortcuts with a full UI. You can add shortcuts up to 15!

No headphone jack

It is true that they removed the headphone port, and enabled HDR 10, they also added Dolby Atmos for high-quality sound.

Huawei is significantly improving. Compare it from a few years ago until it to see the quality of their phones. They are continuously developing. Bezels are minimal now.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro doesn’t have the same style as the P20 Pro. Mate phones are for businessmen, hardcore users,

It has the same form factor as the S9 Plus. Mate phones used to be wide, but this one is tall!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Price

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is €1,050 and comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage.

The Huawei Mate 20 RS Porsche Design is also available starting today, assuming you can afford it. The “affordable” model (with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage) is €1,695, but if you want to go all out, you can spend €2,095 for the top model (8/512GB).

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