Because Huawei is now one of the leading mobile manufacturers in the world (after Apple released the second largest delivery of devices earlier this year), the Chinese company is putting pressure to meet new bills.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro (and its less powerful brother, Mate 20) are the company's latest flagship products that want to solidify their position at the top of the market. Huawei has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in research and development over the last few years because he wants to create something truly special, so can it be the latest device?
The next step in the flagship route of Huawei devices is the Mate 20 Pro model, which draws inspiration from previous releases of the company, as well as rivals who try to stand out from the crowd.
Like its predecessor, the Mate 20 Pro has a glass back and screen – although this device has a much larger rifle than the P20 Pro, the last Huawei flagship smartphone, with a display now reminiscent of the iPhone & # 39; and Apple X.
There is also a much more noticeable curve on the 6.39 "diagonal display. Despite the fact that it sounds quite large, Huawei reduced the display of frames to a minimum, especially on the side of the screen, where applications and websites are bottled to make use even more engaging.
A larger screen also means a more detailed display of 1440 x 3120 pixels, which makes the Mate 20 Pro is bright and detailed at all times – although it is also an amazing magnet of fingerprints, and our screen is very smudge.
This is quite problematic because Huawei first placed the fingerprint scanner inside the display itself – which means there can be many initial mistakes for the sensor and then polishing the greasy fingerprints.
What really distinguishes Mate 20 Pro from the crowd is the back of the device where you can find the latest innovation of the company – a three-seat Leica camera. The striking arrangement places three lenses and a flash in a square formation in a unique design that catches the eye, but later we will learn more about it.
At 189 g, the Mate 20 Pro is slightly heavier than the P20 Pro, but even this small gain is amazing, considering the larger display and the larger battery. It is still quite pocket-sized, but it will fit comfortably in your jacket pocket.
As with its predecessor, the glass rear panel does not mean that the Mate 20 Pro is slightly slippery to hold it down, and we strongly recommend you again to get a handy casing for this extra level of security.
Together with the improved display and design experience, Huawei once again became interested in its latest flagship device, the most modern and powerful equipment of the company.
Mate 20 Pro is powered by the latest Huawei Kirin 980 chip, which according to the company is the world's first 7-millimeter AI chipset, and the first processor based on the Cortex A-76 processor. This includes a new dual NPU configuration to increase the performance of artificial intelligence on the device, with one unit dealing with tasks such as image recognition and the other dealing with more complex tasks such as video streaming, along with 6 GB memory and internal memory 128 GB storage
All this makes the use of Mate 20 Pro a smooth experience since the device was launched, which starts in a few seconds. Browsing the menus and applications was smooth and fast, and the Mate 20 Pro easily handled many applications and services simultaneously, without overheating and signs of delay.
Power is supplied by a huge 4.200 mAh battery (which is an upgrade for the 4000 mAh unit in the P20 Pro), which Huawei provides easily two days of life, something we've seen regularly in the weeks spent using this device.
Mate 20 Pro also includes the latest version of the Huawei SuperCharge service, which is able to provide 70% battery life from 30 minutes of charging – a potential rescuer if you do not have the strength and you run out of juice.
We touched the striking appearance of the above camera with four lenses, and Leica continues its relationship with Huawei for Mate 20 Pro.
The square-shaped set includes a new ultra-wide angle 20-mm sensor that allows you to get even more in the pictures, as well as a mixed 8-millimeter telephoto lens for close-up and a main 40-megapixel sensor, all of them merging to get very detailed images even in low light.
In short, Mate 20 Pro has everything you need to make good use of your phone – especially inside.
Model Mate 20 Pro can be powerful on isnide and look great – but how does it work in everyday use?
Once again, the device runs the Huawei EMUI software on Android 9.0 – and again, there are some problems here. It is obvious that Huawei is trying to develop a strong user base that is independent of the Google Android ecosystem, but Mate 20 Pro is preloaded with a large number of tools and applications that are simply unnecessary or simply unnecessary.
The company deserves to be recognized for trying to go its own way through services such as health monitoring and its own music and video platforms, but most likely they will be quickly transferred to a separate folder. Fortunately, Huawei offers a wide range of customization options, allowing users not only the ability to easily create folders and move files, but also to customize the appearance of displays via the Motives service.
Elsewhere, however, all standard Google services are on offer, enabling instant synchronization with G Suite and the Google Assistant, providing quick access to all files.
In a similar vein, the Mate 20 Pro fingerprint scanner proved to be rather inaccurate and slow in reacting on many occasions, often doing two or three attempts to detect and unblock the device. Because most of us will want to quickly unlock and access our phone dozens of times a day, this is a significant glitch – but the alternative to face recognition works well and can be a viable alternative.
As mentioned above, using Mate 20 Pro on a daily basis (after unblocking it at least) is a smooth and quick experience that many other manufacturers can learn from.
There is no doubt that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a fantastic device – in fact there are more than a few arguments for the fact that it is the best Android device on the market.
Thanks to the stylish, slender design, which is matched to the perfect equipment and one-day battery life, it is an extremely impressive device, and if you can get your hands, you should.
However, the high price (899 pounds without a SIM card) and proprietary memory system, as well as EMUI problems and unreliable fingerprint scanning are undeniable – just like the nagging thought that the Huawei P20 Pro offers the same proposition, but probably at a lower price.
There are still question marks on the overall proposal, but if you're looking for a versatile smartphone, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the device for you.