Huawei mate 20 Pro deserved a long-term review. How it performs today. How good it is for people on a budget. Who wants premium quality at an affordable price. Although it is not available in a new market, the used market has it in abundance.
Today we bring you an old horse, which can still win, once put to race with new breeds. We tested it, put it under stress and it managed to come out succeeding.
Huawei has made really good smartphones and the Mate series has proved the best. The prominent feature that the mate series delivers above all is its premium quality and Camera. Although the newer one is Huawei Mate 40 Pro but it would take a heavy toll on your pocket. So, people who are low on budget can opt for an older version which still rocks and puts to shame some newer models.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Price in Pakistan
Price in Pakistan Rs. 50 to 60K Used
Price in USD $ 500
Its price in India is Rs. 23-30k used and in Bangladesh is BDT 35-40K Used
(Used market is subject to seller demands and condition of the set)
Colors and Varients
Huawei Mate 20 Pro came in five vibrant colors, which are Emerald green, Midnight blue, Pink gold, Twilight, and Black. It has 9 models. All models have almost the same features and specifications, amount of internal storage, processor, and 3G/4G/5G frequencies that may differ in each model depended on the country in which it is available.
There are two RAM variants of the device.
6GB RAM 128 GB Internal storage
8GB RAM 256 GB Internal storage
Design and Feel
The smartphone has been designed beautifully and anyone can recognize it easily. Dimensions of the smartphone are 157.8*72.3*8.6mm (6.21 x 2.85 x 0.34 inches). It has a curved shape which was the thing of the day. The device weighs 189.0 grams. Front and glass are made up of Gorilla Glass 5.
The phone takes a single SIM, Nano-SIM, or Hybrid Dual SIM and there is a dual standby. There is a square shape setup of the camera at the back in having three cameras and one LED flash set. The display of the smartphone is dust/ water-resistant as well.
The smartphone has an OLED screen of 6.39 inches with HDR10, which is approximately 87.9 % screen to body ratio with a notch at the top. The resolution of the smartphone is 1440*3120 pixels with a density of approximately 538 ppi. The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 provides protection for the display.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera
Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a triple camera in a square setup at back and there is a LED flash within the square. The first one is a 40 MP camera with a lens of f/1.8, 27mm (wide). Others are 8MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto) and 20MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide).
The selfie camera is 24 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide). The smartphone supports Leica optics. Other features of the camera are dual-tone LED flash, panorama, and HDR. The back video quality is [email protected] and the front video is [email protected].
Image and Video Quality
The image and video quality of this beast is still impressive. Thanks to Leica Lens and a powerful Kirin chipset. Although the chipset is on 7nm which by today’s standards is less. Modern Huawei phones have shifted to 5nm platforms which are more efficient. But for the price and performance, it still outshines all the present day’s mobiles of the mid-range market which cost more.
The smartphone works on the Android platform with EMUI 9.1. The chipset is made up of Kirin 980 of 7nm. The CPU is made up of Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 and 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 and 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55). GPU is of Mali-G76 MP10. The presence of an octa-core processor makes a stunning gaming performance.
Software and Performance
The device has 6GB/8GB RAM and 128/256 internal storage. The storage of the smartphone can be extended via an SD card that uses a shared SIM slot. Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a Li-Po battery of 4200 mAh which is non-removable. It also gets charged fast at the power of 40W.
There is a fast wireless charging of 15W and also reverse wireless charging of 2.5 watts. Audio quality is of 32bit-384kHz and stereo speakers are present but a 3.5mm jack is absent. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPS, Infrared Port, and USB.
There is a fingerprint option under the display and also supports a 3D face lock which provides the best security. Other sensory options include a barometer, Gyro, accelerometer, barometer, and compass. The overall performance of the device is pretty good.
Competitors of Huawei mate 20 pros include Apple iPhone XS, iPhone 11. Apple iPhone XS has a shorter display, less weight, and less resolution of display than Huawei Mate 20 pro. Again iPhone 11 has a short display, less battery capacity at a higher price.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the best feature-packed device with three rear cameras at back. The curved design feels attractive with splendid colors. Huawei has made massive improvements over Mate 10 pro with this device. It also makes an excellent update of Mate 20. The size of the smartphone is small but it’s not much difficult to handle.
The performance of the device is excellent throughout and gaming is good too. The disappointing thing is it’s a little bit heavy to carry. Also, the 3.5mm headphone jack and FM radio are absent. But overall, it’s a high-end device with amazing performance.