On paper, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro was one of the best phone of 2018… We test the latest flagship of the chinese brand that shows once again his expertise, particularly in the area of the photo.
There is little time, Huawei had made laugh or even made positive, depending on whether one is a pro Apple or not, during his presentation of the last Matt 20 Pro. Indeed, many comparisons have been made between the new models of iPhone as well as Note 9 of Samsung to show that, in many areas, the Mate 20 Pro was superior. Even if it’s ready to smile, it prevents that through my test of the beast, it must be confessed that it is true !
The technical characteristics
- Amoled screen of 6.39 inches, resolution of 3120 X 1440 pixels
- 128 Gb of storage
- 6 Gb of RAM
- Battery of 4200 mAh
- Fast loading
- Processor Kirin 980
- Android 9.0
- Waterproof IP68
- Triple-sensor rear camera 40 + 20 + 8 MP
- Sensor and the front camera of 24 MP
Design, finishes and ergonomics
For his Mate 20 Pro, Huawei has adopted a design similar to the S9 device from Samsung with the screen edge and its beveled edges. The first thing that brand, it is its compact appearance and excellent ratio size of the smartphone/diagonal measurement of the screen. With its push button ignition red, and its variety of colors particularly successful, the Mate 20 Pro offers impeccable finishes and a premium is undeniable. A finding which is validated with the discovery of its gorgeous AMOLED screen. The only reproach I could make to the design of the smartphone from Huawei, it is the protrusion of the triple-sensor camera which version Porsche has been spared.
The software part
With the latest update to Android Pius 9.0 from its first ignition, it turns on EMUNI 9.0.0. Nothing specific to report, if this is only the lightness of the overlay of Huawei, coupled with the powerful Kirin 980 gives a fluidity in the navigation between the app in all circumstances ! In addition, it is possible to directly activate the night mode on the smartphone, which increases still a little more autonomy. By against and have tested the OnePlus 6T, EMUNI seems to lack customization, and the use of gestures for navigation is a little less intuitive.
The photophone by excellence ! The Huawei Mate 20 Pro allows you to take exceptional pictures in particular in its macro mode. Unlike many of the phone, the photos in low light are worth something, and the wide angle is a big plus for the photo in environments without a lot of backtracking. The artificial intelligence allows to recognize scene types automatically so that the device adapts to the best in order to achieve the best shots.
Another awesome point of the smartphone is its autonomy out of the ordinary with its battery of 4200 mAh. It has a reload speed was amazing using the SuperCharge 2.0 which allows you to reach the 70% in just 30 minutes. It is therefore possible to use it for 1 day and a half of intensively without ever fear extinction.
For facial recognition, it is just as fast as it is effective. Same thing for the sensor footprint located under the glass of the screen, a very practical aspect that it becomes difficult to be without once you’re used to it.
The conclusion is simple, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a smartphone exceptional that has excelled in all areas ! We extend a special welcome to their own crazy as well as its reload speed. Agile in everything he does, the new processor home shows to its full potential by never letting them fall off the user. And what about the camera part ? If this is the sensor Leica and the artificial intelligence of the Mate 20 Pro make him one of the best cameraphone on the market. We regret, however, its price is too high, even if good plans should, we hope, coming in the weeks to come.