- Page 1: Intro
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity & Ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - EMUI 9.0 with Android 9.0 Pie
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Huawei Mate 20 Pro review
It comes with a curved display which is – once again – very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S series of smartphones. Upon first glance with a black screen, many will mistake the Mate 20 Pro for a Galaxy S9+.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro comes with a notched 6.39-inch AMOLED display with 3120×1440 pixels in resolution. Only AMOLED panels can be curved or bent, by the way.
This AMOLED panel used on the Mate 20 Pro is quite alright, but the colors are a little under-saturated. It is bright and vibrant – yes, but still a little under-saturated when compared to the Galaxy S9 that I’m using.
Also, the Mate 20 Pro alone is the only smartphone within the Mate 20 series with a humongous notch. The Mate 20 non-Pro and the Mate 20 X has a tiny little waterdrop notch. Why, Huawei?
For some reason, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro’s display has been in hot waters since its launch. I’m referring to the infamous Mate 20 Pro green screen issue that we’ve talked about here. Reports from all over the world were flying across the internet, but the real cause of the issue remained unknown and Huawei did not issue any statement about this issue.
The unit that I have appeared to be okay, until I used the phone in complete darkness and realized that the AMOLED panel quality isn’t particularly high quality. Just take a look at this image.
The edges of the phone does have an intense green hue on it (checked with others, only happening on my unit) – and there are intense fringing on the screen as well. When viewed using the Galaxy S9, the image was totally clean.
From comments we’ve seen, users are able to send the Mate 20 Pro for warranty to get the green screen issue sorted out. I’m worried that even after sending it for warranty, the fringing still persists.