Huawei Mate 20 pro

The P20 Pro launched early last year managed to grab everyone’s attention and also had the best-rated cameras, it still wasn’t up there with the big boys. The Kirin 970 powering the phone wasn’t comparable to Snapdragon 845 back then and the EMUI software had some rough edges to polish.


The display is massive, measuring 6.39 inches diagonally, and has a suitably high QHD+ resolution with support for HDR (Dolby Vision isn’t supported). Huawei lets reduce this if you want, or you can set it to scale automatically based on what you’re doing. It’s an OLED panel, which means blacks are deep, colours are punchy, and you get little conveniences such as an always-on mode. The phone has an incredible screen-to-body ratio, as the display curves to the left and right sides, and the chin at the bottom is very small.


The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is equipped with the 40MP camera we saw first on the P20 Pro with f/1.8 lens. It spits 10MP photos by default as due to the Quad-bayer filter this is its native resolution, but if you feel like it – you can still opt to save the 40MP image. There is also an 8MP snapper with 80mm f/2.4 long-range lens and optical stabilization – once again lifted from the P20 Pro.

Finally, the monochrome camera has been replaced with an ultra-wide-angle 16mm 20MP snapper behind a f/2.2 lens.

As an added bonus to the ultra-wide-angle camera, Huawei says everyone will be able to shoot some impressive macro shots with all cameras as the phone can focus from as close as 2.5cm.

Huawei likes to mark its zoom as 3x optical and 5x hybrid, just like on the Pro. You will find 3x and 5x options in its camera app, while the wide-angle camera is called 0.6x. Well, if we have to be technically correct, when you compare the focal lengths of the wide and tele ends(16-80mm in 35mm terms), we’d say the Mate 20 Pro offers a 5x optical zoom as opposed to 3x. Even when the hybrid magnification adds a bit on top of that, you essentially get an overall 8x magnification.


The Smartphone is powered by 2.6 Octa core HiSilicon Kirin 980 Processor. A 6GB of RAM ensures phone runs smoothly even the most memory intensive applications & still shows no signs of lag. 64GB of internal storage can be expanded to 256 GB via a microSD card.

Huawei’s GPU Turbo 2.0 also debuts in EMUI 9.0 which is also available on Mate 20 Pro. The company claims it has lower touch input latency and improved performance in supported games. However, only half a dozen games support Turbo acceleration, and PUBG is one of them.


The Mate 20 Pro comes fitted with a 4,200mAh battery that won’t require you running to power outlet again and again through your day. Huawei has bundled the Mate 20 Pro with a 40W SuperCharger, which can tank up almost 70 percent battery in mere 30 minutes.

Overall Verdict

Huawei has hardly cut any corners. It packs one of the best smartphone cameras in the market, an excellent OLED screen, impeccable build quality, spellbinding design, and the best Kirin chipset till date. In fact, it has numerous novel features and stuff groundbreaking flagships are made of.

If you want to put your money in this then give it a chance. The P30 Pro is also there and both houses some extremely nice cameras and design is also premium.

Abhishek Singh
Founder! Deciphering tech everyday!

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