Huawei in every smartphone that has started takes a breakthrough on its way to become the world's largest smartphone maker. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a great device. It's impressive and definitely the best smartphone created by Huawei. In the segment of the market where the iPhone XSMax and Note9 are kings comes a competitor who tells both: "I'm here and I'll tear you apart", and that's how blunt this review. Huawei Mate 20 Pro has arrived to remove the crowns.
Overview of Huawei Mate 20 Pro – price, models and availability
Available from November 15, this smartphone is already in Telcel and ATT for the price of 20.999 pesos, this in a 6GB version of RAM and 128GB of internal memory. Thanks to its features, it competes directly with the iPhone XSMax, which in its most economical version of 64GB costs $ 26,999 and, of course, with the Samsung Note 9, which in its more affordable 128gb version costs $ 24,999. No doubt the fight in this segment will be very close.
Overview Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Quality of design and construction
To be honest, the first impression I got when I took out the Huawei Mate 20 Pro was its Galaxy S9-like design, but after I felt it in my hand and turned it on, that first impression came out of my mind.
The design in the curved glass is a great success. Although it resembles the S9 as I mentioned earlier, this device takes the design to a new level, giving its own identity that makes it feel firmer rather than a plastic smartphone.
This device is heavier than S9 (189 grams versus 163 grams), but the feeling is comfortable and in the face of constant use it does not feel stiff or hard in the pants.
The screen format will allow you to enjoy movies with a full-screen movie experience, and for those of you who enjoy video content on your device, it's a real treat. I did not have the feeling of enjoying the multimedia content on a smartphone from the LG G7 ThinQ.
Lovers of the notch will be pleasantly surprised to know that it is there, and although personally they are not very pleasant, in this device we can see that there is reason to be.
The notebook has a powerful tool that we can enjoy on devices like the New 3, where 3D face recognition is a protagonist and whose functionality is enhanced in Mate 20 Pro, because it can recognize your face with people around you, with lots of light or in full darkness, unlocking the device at high speed.
In the lower part, we find the input of USB type C and the drawer for the SIM card and the memory card. On the sides, the curvature of the screen is highlighted due to its elegance, with the volume buttons on the right side and the power button marked in red (in the version with the black that we are trying) looks great.
Overview of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro – screen, hardware and performance
Huawei Mate 20 Pro continues the trend of integrating OLED displays in the industry and this smartphone has a large 6.39-inch screen in the 19.5: 9 format. I understand that not many people like big screens and I would say that the default size should to be that of the LG G7 ThinQ; in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro we have a ratio that definitely allows one-handed operation of the device in spite of the huge screen.
This curved screen comes with a resolution of 1400 x 3120 pixels with a density of 538ppp, which in terrestrial terms: Everything shown on the screen looks nice. With the ability to reproduce HDR content from Netflix and Amazon, Mate 20 Pro looks great.
Playback of the colors on the screen is far greater than what the P20 Pro screen gives us. The images are much sharper with bright colors and contrasts that stand out for their quality; At the time of photography, we noticed a great resemblance between reality and photography, without unnecessary saturation.
Huawei Mate 20 goes for iPhone and Google Pixel 3
In terms of hardware, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with the most powerful processor of the Chinese brand: Kirin 980. This processor is the first smartphone market to come with a 7nm nomenclature, which means it is faster and it consumes less power.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes in Mexico in its 6GB version of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There is an 8GB version of the RAM and 256GB ROM. We would like this version to come to our country, but I think that in the not so distant future this version will come along with other colors.
In terms of performance, we perform some benchmarks and Geekbench4 for our standard parameter, the speed test is much higher in performance compared to that offered by Note 9, where Huawei took a multiple test test of 9587 points, while Note 9 only managed to overcome barrier of 9k points with 9.016.
I am an admirer of Final Fantasy Brave EXVIUS and although this does not seem to be necessary in the amount of frames that are processed per second, and where each frame is necessary to start crazy combinations and if there is a slight delay it may be the difference between victory and loss. Kirin 980 is fantastic, with the ability to record my games, even transmitting live on my PB account without the slightest loss of frames that is being treated.
Yes, we also tried some 3D games like Tekken and Virtue and as you can imagine, these games flow like water and without Kirin shows signs of saturation when passing between the game and whatsapp messages.
Let's finish this part, let's talk about the battery. 4200mAh that allows us to have performance in normal use for up to a day and a half. For "hard-core users", like their server, which starts at 5 am and ends on the day after 11 am, I can tell you that I blame him in the middle of the afternoon and only as a precautionary measure, because when he covers them in By noon, I still have more than half of the battery.
Did I mention that if they have a friend who has an iPhone X and runs from a battery, can they share with Mate 20 Pro? Yes, this is possible thanks to the reverse charge that integrates Mate 20 Pro, because it is able to wirelessly transfer the battery.
The Mate line features a focus on performance and productivity and I must say that this device is a beast in performance.
It's the first phone with Supercharge charging of 40W (70% for 30 minutes) (triple to Note 9 and 8 times faster than iPhone
It's the first phone with fast wireless charging, 15W, triple on iPhone
Overview Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Cameras
Everyone knows that Huawei P20 Pro is the best camera smartphone camera award, but the Leica camera arrangement that integrates Mate 20 Pro is a remedy. Integrated 40MP f / 1.8 wide sensor, 20MP f / 2.2 ultra wide wide sensor and beautiful 8MP f / 2.4 telephoto. Atypical arrangement, but to which we have made a great advantage.
In this section, a picture is worth a thousand words, so it's better to leave you with the wonderful photos we had with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
And if they think that the main arrangement of cameras is a jewel, then the camera of anterior selfishness is not far behind. With a 24 MP sensor, this camera is in line with everything the user could ask for a self-contained camera, and although I think there are many emotion with the AR for the type of segment on which this device is intended, these cute little animals do everything can we expect?
Overview of Huawei Mate 20 Pro – software and operating system
Yes, the complaints I hear and read most about EMUI. In this version, Huawei engineers took over the task of running the Android P version to deliver outstanding performance. EMUI, in my opinion, is very misunderstood, but the ability to use gestures on joints for specific tasks such as screen capture, to capture the screen and share it immediately without using third-party solutions is appreciated.
If you are a user who comes from the P20 Pro, you will notice that the absence of a fingerprint reader at the bottom may be inconvenient, but thanks to Android Pie, navigation is much more convenient and does not cause you to miss a start button. The interface is completely intuitive and believe me, if you want to get the maximum from the Mate 20 Pro, you need to give this new version of EMUI chance.
The idea of gestures is also that it is easier to handle one hand, which is very well accomplished.
Overview of Huawei Mate 20 Pro – judgment
What we want
- The new Kirin 980 is incredibly fast
- 4200mAh battery
- Fingerprint Reader
- A series of cameras from Leica making it very different
- Android Drink 9.0 factory
What we do not like
- Not all colors come in
- MicroSD is no longer used according to its own standard for expanding the repository.
Huawei in every smartphone that has started takes a breakthrough on its way to become the world's largest smartphone maker. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a great device. It's impressive and definitely the best smartphone created by Huawei. In the segment of the market where the iPhone XSMax and Note9 are kings comes a competitor who tells both: "I'm here and I'll tear you apart", and that's how blunt this review. Huawei Mate 20 Pro has arrived to remove the crowns. Overview of Huawei Mate 20 Pro – Price, Models and Availability Available
Eric Contreras The new Huawei Mate 20 Pro today is the best smartphone created by the Chinese brand. Providing excellent performance, this device will undoubtedly become an architect of the next Asian giant's reign.