With Samsung, Google, and Apple recently dropping new phones, you’d think Huawei’s new Mate 20 Pro would be left in the dust, but you’d be wrong.
Boasting a beautiful flowing design, Huawei’s newest offering essentially combines the best aspects of its competitors and goes pro with them.
Let’s talk notches. Love them or hate them, they seem to be here to stay with many of the newest smart phones featuring them. But if you lean toward disdain against this polarizing feature, you can rest assured because the Mate 20 Pro not only doesn’t feature one, but also achieves almost full screen coverage with its vibrant FullView display.
Are you a budding photographer, or just like to take selfies with friends? The Mate 20 Pro’s three (yes, three) cameras (8MP, 20MP, and 40MP) will enable you to take just about the best photo possible, and with the Master AI image recognition feature, you can capture over 1,500 scenarios, across 25 different categories with perfect colour and lighting every time, thus eliminating the need to edit your shots.
In terms of video specs, the Mate 20 Pro has a Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens that supports video capture in ultra-wide 21:9 resolution, which is the same aspect ratio used in cinemas. Unlike the regular 16:9 aspect ratio, the 21:9 ratio makes all of your videos look professional, expansive, and naturally cinematic.
With all these features comes a powerful battery. The Mate 20 Pro’s 4200mAh battery allows you to charge up to 70 per cent in 30 minutes. Compared to the iPhone XS Max, the Mate 20 Pro’s wireless charging speed is 128 per cent faster.
The biggest downside to the Mate 20 Pro is the four-figure price tag. With prices similar to the Samsung Note 9 or iPhone XS, it’s not exactly an accessible phone for all consumers. But if you’re looking for a phone that has one of the best cameras and battery life on the market, the Mate 20 Pro won’t disappoint.