- Page 1: Introduction
- 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
Wrapping up the Huawei Mate 20 Pro review
The brand new Huawei Mate 20 Pro is obviously Huawei’s best for this year. So much hype was created for the Mate 20 Pro, and so many more new technologies are included in this flagship.
However, from what we can see, the Mate 20 Pro doesn’t seem to be “pro” at all. The humongous notch compared to the Mate 20 and Mate 20 X, the horrible USB-C speaker port, and the lack of a headphone jack are a few of the things that we found to be particularly annoying.
Then comes the controversial NM card. It’s still too early to say anything about it now. Looking at how things are turning out, it seems like NM card will be rather obscure.
The triple cameras setup is quite mediocre, in my opinion. The main camera is great – but is locked down to only 10MP so that I can use the other 2 cameras. The other 2 cameras though enables more flexibility, though.
Kirin 980 on the other hand, is still trading blows with the Snapdragon 845. Remember that the Snapdragon 845 is manufactured with a 10nm process and it is nearly a year old.
All in all, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro just doesn’t seem like it’s fit to be called as “pro”. There are way too many annoying design choices made here and for the price of RM3,599, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro just isn’t worth the hype or price.
I suggest you to get a Samsung Galaxy Note9 instead. The Note9 has the new S Pen, has a 3.5mm jack, and also uses microSD cards. Or maybe buy nearly 3 units of Pocophone F1. Or the ASUS ROG Phone + accessories. Maybe even the Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 X.