Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Yes, we have reviewed Mate 20 Pro with almost all of its details and tried to explain to you. Actually there are not so much thing to say for ending section. Mate 20 Pro became very successful device with its offers to users. More importantly, it become very important with its innovations to the market. We are going to get advance from 7 nm sized Kirin 980 Processor and Huawei’s AI improvements in the future.
There are other important technologies comes with Mate 20 Pro as well such as integrated finger print scanner under the screen, camera abilities, impressive design aspects, charging other device with wireless charge technology etc.
Of course there are minor cons about Mate 20 Pro too, such as there is no 3.5 mm headphone jack and it comes with nano SD card which is also rare on the market. These kind of diminutions set some problems to users unfortunately.
Most important thing about Mate 20 Pro’s was wondered by users is its price. You can buy brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro for $1193.28 USD on the market. At this point, considering this devicedepends on your thoughts of course.
Who should buy Huawei Mate 20 Pro?
Users who wants to buy a smart phone with Android O.S and prefers powerful and innovative device may prefer Mate 20 Pro as a new smart phone.
We have reviewed Huawei Mate 20 Pro with all details.
Huawei has introduced Huawei Mate 20 in London with a big event a month ago. We also went there and had a chance to look closely this beautiful beast. Most importantly the price of Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s is wondered about the users. Finally Mate 20 Pro has been introduced at last.
The phone itself comes in five different colors, three of which have the standard glossy surface that makes it trivial to slide the phone over slick tables (the slightly-protruding camera block not with standing). These include a standard Black, a cream-colored Pink Gold and the signature Huawei blue-fading-to-purple Twilight. These color options announced before the event though. And price of Huawei Mate 20 Pro is $1193.28 USD on the market however this charge may differs for different colors and hardware options.
How about the design aspects of Huawei Mate 20 Pro?
Firstly we are going to talk about the design of Huawei Mate 20 Pro as usual. Yes, it is true that Mate 20 Pro has beautiful design shape and it looks really elegant. Back of the device made of really strong tempered glass which is really resistant to damages and breakages. On the other hand it has beautiful curved design back to the front face of the device. This curved design also helps users to hold the device more properly indeed. Mate 20 Pro stands on the hand very balanced and it has smaller perspective compared to other flagship devices however it has more place to screen against them.
For example Mate 20 Pro is shorter, slimmer and lighter compared to Galaxy Note 9 which we have reviewed before. However Mate 20 Pro comes with 87% screen to body ratio.
We will talk more about the screen and display later in our review.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro has 157 mm length, 72 mm height and 8.6 mm thickness. Weight of the device is almost 189 gram. Beside from these numeric most importantly you can control Mate 20 Pro with one hand easily, also it is an important advantage. Because it is really difficult to control the device itself because of its dimension.
As I told before Huawei Mate 20 Prohas 5 different color options. However Twilight color is the most impressive one amongs them, since it reflects the light with different colors. On the other hand Black and Night Blue colors follows the list as well.
Let’s look around the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Most important innovation of Mate 20 Pro comes right here. There is no physical finger print scanner on the case of the device, it was hidden under the screen itself. This technology has been waited for years by users. However the first brand which are using this technology is Vivo. On the other hand Apple removed finger print completely and we are expecting from Samsung that use this technology on Galaxy S10. At this point we can assume that Huawei becomes the first brand to use this technology on the flagship device.
There are power and volume buttons stated right side of the Mate 20 Pro. By the way it is important to say that power button comes with red color which looks really elegant. On the other hand we see USB-C port and SIM card drawer underneath of the device. On the other hand there is a Nano SD card has placed as well. So there is no micro SD card support on Mate 20 Pro as you expected. You need to use a Nano SD Card in order to expand the storage of your device. However these type of cards are exclusive to Huawei for now. In this way it is not quite possible to increase the storage level of Huawei Mate 20 Pro until Huawei releases these type of cards or Nano SD cards become common way to expand storage capacities in other devices.
The other thing which doesn’t come with Mate 20 Pro is standard 3.5 mm headphone jack. However there is an exclusive headphones comes within the boxes and there is also a transformer adapter.
By the way Mate 20 Pro, is completely water proof smart phone thanks to its design aspects. It means there is also IP68 support with Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Before talking about Screen and Operating System of Huawei Mate 20 Pro let’s talk about speakers of this beauty. There is a stereo speaker on Huawei Mate 20 Pro. One of the speakers located on the screen of the device the other one is located next to the USB-C port. Huawei, uses place of USB-C in order to more simple design aspects.
The screen and operating system of Huawei Mate 20
There is a 6.39 inch sized screen placed within Huawei Mate 20 Pro. The front face of the device is composed with completely tempered glass screen except from a notch. Side frames are so thin that feels like there is no such a frame. In this way we can say that this device has a great body to case ratio. On the other hand the screen has 1440×3120 pixel resolution. However, you can change the resolution to WQHD+, FHD+ or HD+ modes.
Coming with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, Huawei Mate 20 Pro also have a notch on the top. You can hide the notch easily just like other Huawei smart phones though. It is really good to do especially while watching movie or series. Because as you know most of the users who has smart phones with a notch has been suffering with this problem.
The screen of the Mate 20 Pro is one of the brightest screen on the market. Also Mate 20 Pro has AMOLED panels instead of IPS LCD thanks to this screen colors can be displayed very accurately. The screen of the Mate 20 Pro has 538 ppi of pixel density and it has HDR10 support as well.
Mate 20 Pro uses Android 9.0 Pie O.S. as an operating system and also renewed with its interface. Using EMUI 9.0 as an interface, Mate 20 Pro looks very plain and pure thanks to this interface just like previous versions of EMUI. If you have been using different Huawe iPhones, you would know the pureness and practicality of this interface. Also changing the design of this interface is very simple and it has huge range of options. You can use your device with a menu button or not this and these kind of options are completely up to you. With EMUI interface, the choice always in control of users.
The newest feature of this interface is aiming to remove your need to navigation bar of the device. With System UI Tuner you could have removed this navigation bar before, however it could not have successful to please us with feeling compared to this.
You can get back by pulling your finger on the screen right to left. Besides, you can go back to home menu bymoving your finger on the screen under to upside or you can see the last app bymoving your finger under to upside and waiting for some time. If you move yourfinger to edges you can access to Google Assistant. This became very practicalusage style actually.
On the other hand there is a new dark YouTube mode stated in Mate 20 pro. At this settings you can change the battery setting via this menu. With this process, the interface looks completely darker while using your phone. It really helps to battery saving at harsh moments.
You can always personalize the Always On mode. Thanks to the Phone Clone feature you can transfer you photos, messages easily whether Android or IOS. And you can set the size of screen for one hand using via settings. All of these are useful features and programmed to make things easier for you.
Movement Control feature which we also accustomed from other Huawei phones settled on the interface as well. You can take screen shots by touching the screen with your knuckle joints. Also you can open apps with more quickly and use split screen with this.
As a final words for interface, let’s talk about Digital Balance. Thanks to the Digital Balance you can see the statics about your phone and usage with numbers. At this section, your using time will be reported via different statics. Also you can change to gray colored theme for sleeping times in this menu.
What are the security measurements of Huawei Mate 20 Pro?
We have said that Huawei Mate 20 Pro has been using an integrated finger print scanner hidden under the screen. With this scanner in order to unlock you device you just need to touch the middle of your screen with your fingers. This system is not also more practical than traditional physical finger print scanners but also it is future of the smart phones.
Performance of this scanner is also very successful. It unlocks the device immediately whenever a finger touches it. However scanning time of your fingers for the first time is little bit longer than traditional ones.
Of course this is not the single security procuration of Huawei Mate 20 Pro. There is a face scanner comes with Mate 20 as well. Also this scanner unlocks your device 2 times faster than iPhone’s. There is a 3D Depth Perception Camera hidden in the notch which located upside of Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s screen. With this advanced face scanner technology Huawei gets upper hand against its rivals.
Thanks to this camera you can use 3D Live Emoji’s as well. 3D Emojis in the AR Lens menu, you can send your 3D Emoji GIF’s to your friends.
Technical Features and Performance of Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is really powerful device and besides that it is the one of the leaders of its segment. Huawei Mate 20 Pro uses the first processor with 7 nm sized Kirin 980 as a processor. If you remember, Huawei mentioned this processor at IFA 2018 Berlin last year. With this processor Mate 20 Pro has got really impressive AI skills. Besides from this condition, it really helps to accumulate the hardware of the system correctly. Let’s look at the technical features of Mate 20 Pro closely.
Mate 20 Pro’s processor of Kirin 980 has 8 core architecture design aspect. 2 of these cores works with Cortex-A76 chipset at 2.6 GHz frequency, the other two chipsets and cores works at 1.92GHz frequency. On the other hand, working with Cortes-A55 chipset other 4 cores produces energy at 1.8 GHz per hour.
Mate 20 Pro has Mali-G76 graphic processor and it has 6 GB of RAM capacity. We have got a Mate 20 Pro with 128 GB storage capacity in our hands. Storage Capacity can be expandable with a Nano SD Card. However the drawer of this card will be using as a second SIM card area for quite some time due to its scarceness on the market.
One of the interesting feature of Mate 20 Pro is, it offers 1.4 Gbps download speed. Coming with Cat21 level LTE support, Mate 20 Pro has one of the fastest download rate. Also it comes with 802.11 ac Wi-Fi support and Bluetooth 5 technology.
We will talk about the battery specifications of Mate 20 Pro later, before that let’s talk about the results of Mate 20 Pro’s performance tests.
Mate 20 Pro becomes the fastest smartphone on the earth thanks to its AnTuTu Benchmark score with 273280 scores. Also these numbers clearly states that Kirin 980 has overthrown its biggest rival Qualcomm Snapdragon 854. On the other hand there are huge performance differences between 10 nm sized Kirin 970 processor which was used within Mate 10 Pro a year ago.
Then again looking the results of another important test, we face with 3296 points with Geekbench with one core score. On the other hand it has scored 9837 points with multi cored Geekbench test.
By the way, we have faced with the most powerful smart phone at game section. In this way users who prefers playing PUBG with highest graphics, will be really pleased with Huawei Mate 20Pro.
So what about the battery performance of Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Let’s answer this question right now.
What about the Battery Performance of Mate 20 Pro?
There is a 4200 mAh battery inside the case of Huawei Mate 20 Pro. With this battery this device can last all the day easily. Even if it has passed our battery test with really successful results. Mate 20 Pro lasted 12 hours and 16 minutes with Always On Screen test. Comparing this results with Note 9, we have seen Note 9 could last only 9 hours and 57 minutes. In this way, the difference between these devices may cause by 200 mAh less battery of Samsung Note 9.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro has passed our ordinary and legendary test with an excellent score. This test inclued capturing Full HD video through 90minutes. In this test Wi-Fi has been opened during the test with full brightness, at the end of the test we have realized that 9% percent of Mate 20 Pro’s battery decreased. However Note 9 has passed this test with 7% decreased battery level. At this point these two rivals draw the almost same results.
Comparing the overhaul performance of Huawei Mate 20 Pro with other flag ship phones on the market; LG G7 ThinQ lasted approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes, Huawei P20 Pro lasted 11 hours as well. On the other hand Galaxy S9 Plus, lasted 9 hours and 33 minutes and HTC U12 Plus scored with lasting 7 hours and 30 minutes. In this way we can say that Huawei Mate 20 Pro set a place near with P20 Pro, Galaxy Note 9 and G7 ThinQ.
On the other hand, let’s talk about the daily usages of Mate 20 Pro’s battery. With an ordinary daily usage, we barely reached the battery level under 50%. In order to explain our daily usage, we used Mate 20 Pro for; chatting, checking e-mails, surfing on social media, a little bit watching videos and playing games for an hour. With this scenario you can use your device up to two days however increasing this limit is up to you.
Of course battery of Mate 20 Pro will going to dry out. However Mate 20 Pro is one of the best smartphone with its recharge time. Coming with a 40 W Super Charge adapter and cable, you can charge your phone to 70% within 30 minutes. In this way we can say that recharge time of Mate 20 Pro is really fast and better than its opponents.
Talking about the battery, there are 2 important and impressive features coming with Mate 20 Pro. The most important feature of these features is, Mate 20 Pro can easily do revers wireless charge to other devices. Let’s explain it more clearly.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro have not only wireless charge support but also it charges other devices which have wireless charge support as well via its battery. Yes, you will see that this feature with your own eyes when you put another smart phone on your Mate 20 Pro. Well on the other hand the mocking of Huawei to Apple (after introducing iPhone Xs) is going to become real. Since iPhone X and Xs users might want your phone in order to charge their phones as a power bank.
Not to mention the fact that the other important feature of Mate 20 Pro is, it supports 15W Wireless charging. It means, charging your device via Wireless Charge is faster than traditional wireless charges. However you need to buy wireless charge station separately.
Camera Performance of Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Well it is time to talk about cameras of Huawei Mate 20 Pro. We have been seeing that some of the smart phones comes with 3 or 4 rear cameras. We are really wondering about what will the future of these cameras. However abilities of smartphones at cameras is improving itself day by day. The latest example of these phones is Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
There are 3 Leica cameras located back of the Mate 20 Pro as a square shape. The last side of this square is consisted of LED Flash with Dual Tones. The main camera comes with 40 MP and f/1.8 diaphragm level. The second camera has 20 MP and f/2.2 diaphragm level. On the other hand the last one has 8 MP and f/2.4 diaphragm level withtelephoto lenses.
As a final words, let’s talk about the front camera of Mate 20 Pro. Mate 20 Pro has 24 MP front camera on the front. This camera has f/2.0 diaphragm level. We really liked the performance of this camera, it shows really impressive results.
However there is a single problem of Mate 20 Pro’s cameras, they don’t have 4K 60 FPS resolution support. The device can capture videos with 2160p and maximum 30 FPS. Also they can capture slow motion videos with 720p and 960 FPS.