Review of Huawei mate 20 pro
Huawei’s has has certainly saved the best for the year-end. It’s Mate 20 Pro may well be 2018’s last big flagship launch by the esteemed Huawei brand.
The phone packs in top-notch hardware, an exhaustive list of features including a stellar trio of cameras and looks very much premium flagship that it is. Easily it is one of the best phones to come to the market in the year 2018!
with the dual-curved screen, the Mate 20 Pro bears more than a passing resemblance to the Samsung S9+, yet Huawei has manged to fit in a larger6.39 inch display, courtesy a screen notch, and that Twilight color rear panel is stunning to boot!
Authentication is via a reliable in-display finger print scanner and a 3D face unlock, both of which work quickly to unlock the phone, and the display that houses these are a vibrant, sharp 1440P AMOLED panel that’s nothing short of a joy to use.
The triple camera setup opts for a much more useful 0.6X wide angle lens alongside the regular and the telephoto shooter.
Images are full of detail with excellent dynamic range and the night mode does an excellent job bringing out the elements in low-light conditions.
Performance wise, the Mate 20 Pro uses the proprietary 7 nano meter Kirin 980 chipset (with 64GB/128GB of memory/storage) that is an absolute beast in everyday use, and on-device AI features enable auto-scene detection and faster app load times. The Kirin 980 also delivers energy gains which takes the 4,200mAh battery all the way past two days of use.
Notably, the device, in addition to supporting wireless charging over the Qi standard, also charges other devices wirelessly in reverse charging mode!
There is a perceptible reduction of audio levels with the main loudspeaker located inside the USB-C charging port.
Huawei EMUI skin, based on Android 9 Pie, is massively improved from the bloated experience of the past, but it’s still a tad complex for the average user.
Uses a smaller Nano Memory Card instead of a micro SD card slot.
Selfies, however, fall short of expectations.