Phone Review

Huawei Mate 20 Pro & Huawei Mate 20 Hands-On: Cubed Cameras

Huawei Mate 20 pro
Written by Asif Aslam

Well, if we talk about the current date Smartphone’s, we have truly come a long way. Wondering about the old box type Smartphone’s to the latest notch, dewdrop design, revolution seems to be never-ending. This time, we have got something different for you as the Huawei Mate 20 pro and Huawei Mate 20 have come into the Smartphone market.

Now, it is October 2018 and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with Huawei Mate 20 is about to do some solid wonders.

So, what are some of the most amazing things of both these Smartphones?

Well, that’s what we will cover in this article.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro & Huawei Mate 20 Hands-On: Cubed Cameras, Triple Fun

Design Section

Huawei Mate 20 pro

credits: Android Authority

More obvious alike any other Smartphone, the design section has to be the first thing for which we will talk.

So, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro looks just the same like any 2018 flagship Smartphone. It comes with a notch display and has curvy edges as you can see in Samsung Flagship phones.

Now, inside that notch, you will find a 24MP RGB Sensor, a dot projector, a flood illuminator, TOF proximity sensor and an IR camera.

Hence, all the above-given sensors truly work together to enable a much secure face to unlock system which is 30% faster than the rest.

Coming down towards the regular Huawei Mate 20, it doesn’t come with the above extra sensors. But, it comes with the latest dewdrop design which looks aesthetic and appealing all over.

Further, Huawei’s Mate 20 series comes with three cameras along with a flood illuminator which is curbed altogether.

Camera Section

Huawei Mate 20 pro

credits: Android Authority

Well, when we talk about the camera section, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro packs in an 8MP 3x telephoto sensor with OIS and a f/2.4 aperture, 40MP sensor with a f/2/2 aperture and a massive 16mm focal length.

Huawei Mate 20 pro

credits: Android Authority

Unfortunately, if you are going to buy the Huawei Mate 20, you will have to certainly compromise on some things.

Here, you will get the traditional 12MP f/1.8 sensor which replaces the massive 40MP camera on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

And, it will come with a 16MP f/2.2 camera instead of the 20MP ultra-wide camera.

Display Section

Huawei Mate 20 pro

credits: Android Authority

First of all, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a massive 6.39 inches curved OLED display. Here, it packs in a QHD resolution followed by an aspect ratio of 19:5:9 which looks truly amazing.

On the other hand, the Huawei Mate 20 comes with an even bigger 6.53-inch Full HD+ LCD display and an aspect ratio of 18:7:9.

Wondering about the edges? The glass is curved on both the sides which give a similar type of experience as you can see on the Samsung Galaxy S9.

Addition of Facial Biometric Security & In-Display Fingerprint Sensor

In case, if you are about to buy the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, facial biometric security can enhance your security levels.

With such a high type of security, you can lock your apps, files and can even unlock your Smartphone at a glance.

On the other hand, the latest Huawei Mate 20 pro comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor which is super fast.

Still, if you will choose the Huawei Mate 20, you will have to settle with the traditional fingerprint sensor.

Processor Section

Huawei Mate 20 pro

credits: Android Authority

The Huawei Mate 20 is the first device in the world to use the Kirin 980 chipset and is made on the 7nm technology.

According to Huawei, this chipset delivers 20 percent more speed and decreases the power consumption by 40 percent.

Still, we will have to test in deep to give you a more accurate answer. So, stay tuned for that.

What special feature does the latest Kirin 980 has?

The Kirin 980 comes with a big.LITTLE.LITTLE setup architecture. Hence, with this, the chipset allocates less number of intensive resources straight to the lower parts.

With this, the efficiency gets increased and battery life is extended, to some good limits.

Moving ahead, the Kirin 980 comes with 4 to 6GB RAM options and a massive 128GB Storage for the Huawei Mate 20.

While, for the Huawei Mate 20 pro, the above things shifts down to a more positive side Hence, in the mate 20 pro, you will get 6 to 8GB RAM options followed by 128 to a whooping 256GB Storage options.

Is the Huawei Mate 20 $ Huawei Mate 20 Pro Water-Resistant?

Well, the elder brother, Mate 20 pro comes with an IP68 water resistance with which, you can use the phone in water conditions, as and when you want.

But, when we talk about mate 20, it doesn’t come an IP68 certification and you will have to settle without that, in any case.

Battery Section

Huawei Mate 20 pro

credits: Android Authority

Coming down towards the battery section, you will certainly smile to some good extent. First of all, the Huawei Mate 20 is powered by 4,000maH battery while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a whopping 4,200mAh battery.

On the other hand, the company has even upgraded the supercharge technology to 40 Watts. With which, you can charge your phone up to 70 percent in just 30 minutes.

Unfortunately, with the standard mate 20, you will just get the same supercharge which is still, good.

Further, you will get a 15W wireless charging on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro which is twice as fast as the iPhone X.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Can Charge Other Devices Wirelessly

Besides having a massive battery, the Mate 20 Pro comes with an all-new feature, we were all waiting for.

Yes, it can charge other devices on a wireless basis which is certainly Qi-Enabled.  Here, you can just rest your device on the back of Mate 20 pro and this Smartphone is smart enough to charge it, with ease.

Can’t-Miss: Fitbit Charge 3 Review: Fitness Trackers Are Truly Taken To The Next Level

Software Section

Huawei Mate 20 pro

credits: Android Authority

If we talk about the Huawei Mate 20 series, it comes with EMUI 9.0 straight out of the box. Further, it has got the latest Android 9.0 Pie update which is Google’s end variant in the field of the Android version.

Mostly, the company regularly updates their UI and every other month, new features are added to make user experience, flawless and effective.

Huawei Mate 20 Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH Announced 2018, October
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October

 

BODY Dimensions 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm (6.23 x 3.04 x 0.33 in)
Weight 188 g (6.63 oz)
Build Front/back glass & aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – IP53 dust and splash protection

 

DISPLAY Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.53 inches, 107.5 cm2 (~88.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~381 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – DCI-P3
– HDR10
– EMUI 9.0

PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G76 MP10

MEMORY Card slot Yes, NM card, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
Internal 128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA Triple 12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.3″
16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide)
8 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto)
Features Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS), [email protected]

SELFIE CAMERA Single 24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
Features HDR
Video [email protected]

 

SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

 

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A (58% in 30 min)
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor

 

BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery

 

MISC Colors Midnight Blue, Twilight, Black
Price About 800 EUR

 

Credits: gsmarena

Colour Variants

Well, wondering about the colours, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Huawei Mate 20 comes in the following colour options:

  • Midnight Blue
  • Pink Gold
  • Emerald Green
  • Twilight
  • Black

In addition, you will even get a majestic, “hyper optical display pattern” which makes the device look premium as and when you hold it.

Huawei Mate 20 pro Specifications

NETWORK Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE

 

LAUNCH Announced 2018, October
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, November

 

BODY Dimensions 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm (6.21 x 2.85 x 0.34 in)
Weight 189 g (6.67 oz)
Build Front/back glass & aluminum frame
SIM Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  – IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)

 

DISPLAY Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~87.9% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~538 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
  – DCI-P3
– HDR10
– EMUI 9.0
Get to Know More
PLATFORM OS Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPU Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G76 MP10

 

MEMORY Card slot Yes, NM card, up to 256GB (uses SIM 2)
Internal 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6 GB RAM

 

MAIN CAMERA Triple 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7″, PDAF/Laser AF
8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF/Laser AF
Features Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] (gyro-EIS), [email protected]

 

SELFIE CAMERA Single 24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide)
Features HDR
Video [email protected]

 

SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
  – 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter

 

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Infrared port Yes
Radio No
USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

 

FEATURES Sensors Face ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
  – Fast battery charging 40W (70% in 30 min)
– Qi wireless fast charging 15W
– Reverse wireless charging
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player
– Document editor
– Photo/video editor

 

BATTERY   Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery

 

MISC Colors Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black
Price About 1000 EUR

Credits: gsmarena

 Final Word of Mouth: Huawei Mate 20 Pro & Huawei Mate 20 Hands-On: Cubed Cameras, Triple Fun

So, there we go. After spanning the complete article, we are here in the concluding phase. Now, as for the phone fanatics, the Huawei P20 series seems to be a really good option.

I mean, you are getting flagship processor, a good display screen and the availability of wireless charging on Huawei P20 Pro completes the whole package.

Hence, if you really liked this article of Huawei P20 Pro and Huawei P20 Hands-on, do share it with your friends, family. And make way for the arrival of these two beasts, in a more profound way.

Can’t-Miss: 

About the author

Asif Aslam

Hello Folks... Myself Asif Aslam, a Tech Savy and an Engineer by Profession. I love writing tech articles and do immense research to bring to you, "THE BEST ARTICLES", everytime you visit.
I Hope you gain a great amount of knowledge from my articles, learn and evolve yourself with time.
Thanks.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

4 Comments