Huawei Mate 20 Pro Complete Walkthrough: Jam-Packed with Features

Huawei simply introduced the latest of their Mate lineup of flagship telephones, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the Huawei Mate 20. They have been sort sufficient to convey me to London to test them out or even gave me some to check so first, right here’s my whole walkthrough at the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

If you aren’t acquainted, a whole walkthrough in this channel is the place I try to undergo each and every characteristic I perhaps can on a tool in order that you guys are higher ready will have to you be out there to shop for one.


With that stated, there’s a ton to move via in this software, so let’s get began with the design.

And first, I’ve to mention that with the P20 and P20 Pro from final yr and, now, with those two new telephones, there’s this feeling that Huawei is paying much more consideration to design language and seeking to make their units uniquely theirs. The P collection is supposed to resemble a digital camera from in the back of, whilst this new search for the Mate collection that I believe they’ll proceed isn’t on another well-liked software I do know of. I kinda adore it.

We have curved glass all-around that makes it really feel great in hand in reality, and it is available in 5 colours. Two gradient colours: purple gold and the brand new Twilight that is going from black to pink to blue as an alternative of the previous one that went from inexperienced to blue to pink. It’s a extra pronounced colour as a result of that.

We have a brand new texture that Huawei is asking Hyper Optical Display Pattern that has a feather-line trend with a vinyl texture to make it much less slippery it seems that (you’ll even scratch at it to make that vinyl sound). It’ll are available in middle of the night blue and emerald inexperienced in that new texture. And for the ones individuals who need it, we’ve simple previous black.

On the left, we’ve not anything.

On the appropriate, we’ve our other coloured energy button and our quantity buttons.


On the highest, we’ve an IR blaster that can be utilized with the incorporated app to regulate TV’s, air con devices, and another factor that has an IR receiver.

On the ground, we’ve our USB-C port that can be utilized with Huawei’s Supercharge machine that’ll get the software from 0-70% in 30 minutes.

In addition to that, we’ve rapid 15W Qi charging now.

And, Huawei added a a laugh celebration trick with their Qi charging skill, as smartly. You can now, put another Qi charging-capable software at the again of your Mate 20 Pro and it’ll price that software. Can you believe topping up your folks iPhone XS with your telephone?

And, you may have spotted, there doesn’t appear to be any audio system at the software. That’s as it makes use of the one within the earpiece and one within the USB-C port. Also, one thing else suave, there’s a twin SIM card slot that may use the SIM2 card slot for a brand new form of reminiscence card known as Nano-Memory it seems that. It’s the similar dimension as a Nano SIM however there is not any phrase but at the pricing or availability of this reminiscence (if one of you guys is aware of, let everybody else know within the feedback under).

The software is IP68 waterproof (so right down to two meters for as much as 30 minutes).

It’s powered via the brand new Kirin 980 chipset that has a twin NPU for system finding out, an 8-core CPU that Huawei claims is 75% extra tough and 58% extra energy environment friendly, and a brand new GPU. And I believe it feels snappier than the Mate 10 Pro and even the P20, for that subject.

Paired with that is the choice of both 6GBs or 8GBs of RAM and both 128GBs or 256GBs of garage.

On the entrance, we’ve a 6.39″ 3120×1440 19.5:9 facet ratio OLED HDR show with a notch very reminiscent to the iPhone X’s. But there’s a explanation why for that; it has very identical sensors in it: an IR digital camera, a dot projector, a 24MP digital camera, flood, and many others. So, after all, we have three-D Face Unlock (as Huawei is asking it) which you’ll use to free up the telephone and even lock explicit apps, and many others. And it’s rapid, evidently.

Besides that, we’ve an in-screen fingerprint scanner for people that would relatively no longer use the face free up. And, I’ve to mention, this can be a lot sooner than the opposite ones I’ve ever used, fortunately, since the others have been kinda sluggish. But it does require you to position your finger in a particular position that it’ll display with an icon however most effective after the display screen is grew to become on.

And in spite of everything, we’ve 1.4Gbps LTE, WiFi 802.11ac that may supposedly hit 1.7Gbps because of new MIMO antennas most likely, Bluetooth 5.0, and a large 4200mah battery.


For device, it’s operating Android Pie with EMUI 9, Huawei’s customized consumer interface, operating on best. Since it’s very similar to another model of Android and particularly another EMUI software, I gained’t undergo each and every unmarried piece of the device, however right here’s the device Huawei has put in and one of the larger device adjustments.

Firstly, you’ll choose from the standard Android device buttons on the backside of the display screen, otherwise you use a gesture-based machine. The gesture machine allows you to swipe from the left or proper facets of the display screen to return, up from the ground of the telephone to move house, up from the ground and dangle it to get to multitasking, and up from a nook to get to Google Assistant.

You can choose from no app drawer and your whole apps are on your house display screen or, the extra conventional, dotted icon to get on your app drawer.

We have our standard shortcuts within the notification coloration that may be custom designed and swapped out for others.

And for incorporated apps, we’ve:

  • App Gallery: Huawei’s app retailer.
  • Backup: App that allows you to backup your software to the inner garage or an exterior software.
  • Bloatware for
  • Huawei Health: Huawei’s personal well being monitoring app for steps, and many others.
  • HiCare: Huawei’s customer support app for enhance.
  • Mirror: A peculiar app to help you use the software as a replicate (principally simply opens the front-facing digital camera).
  • Music: Huawei’s track app to play again track in addition to purchase new songs.
  • Phone Clone: Let’s you reproduction your whole apps and information from or to every other software.
  • Phone Manager: Let’s you track and regulate the efficiency, space for storing, and battery utilization.
  • Recorder: Audio recording app.
  • SIM Toolkit: An app to regulate each and every of the twin SIMs.
  • Smart Remote: The app to make use of the IR blaster I discussed.
  • Themes: Place to obtain or purchase new subject matters/skins.
  • Tips: An app that can assist you be informed extra concerning the software.
  • Torch: Tapping this button turns at the LED as a flashlight.
  • Microsoft Translator: A specialised model of the Microsoft Translator app this is optimized for the NPU within the Kirin chipset.
  • Wallet: Huawei’s personal model of Android Pay.


Now, at the again, we’ve our new three-camera machine tuned via Leica that fortunately has misplaced the monochrome sensor in trade for three other focal lengths (which I believe is far more helpful).

We have our similar digital camera from the Huawei P20 Pro with 40MPs and an f1.8 aperture with a typical focal duration that may pixel bin right down to 10MP to get large 2-micron sized pixels (for my video on why that digital camera used to be the most productive lowlight digital camera out, head right here). Then we’ve the similar telephoto from the P20 Pro which is a 3x optical zoom 8MP f2.4 lens this is optically stabilized fortunately as an alternative of the 2x zoom which I for my part like as it’s a little extra flexible than the 2x and offers extra choices for framing pictures.

And in spite of everything, we’ve the brand new large attitude lens changing the monochrome from Huawei P20 Pro, that could be a 20MP f2.2 an identical of the 16mm.

You can transfer between the cameras the use of the similar button on the backside of the viewfinder to move from the 0.6x super-wide, to the traditional attitude, to the 3x optical telephoto, to the 5x device zoom.

Here are some digital camera samples (observe me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for extra pictures when I am getting the software later these days):

Now, within the digital camera UI, we’ve:

  • Huawei Lens: This shortcut to help you use their model of Google Lens that identifies pieces to seek for buying groceries, pictures, and many others.
  • Flash: Flash choices.
  • Motion: Essentially Live Photo which takes a small clip earlier than and after a photograph is taken that may be performed again within the gallery.
  • Color: Select from Standard, Vivid, and Smooth coloring (which mimic Leica movie shares I’m informed).
  • Aperture: This means that you can mimic a sooner aperture with a blurred background. This is very similar to Portrait mode, however this may occasionally paintings on any object while Portrait is supposed for folks. You too can make a selection between 1x, 2x, and 3x zoom.
  • Portrait: Does the similar blurred background trick as Aperture however will most effective paintings if it acknowledges a face and likewise provides, a beautification characteristic to clean pores and skin (which I at all times in finding terrifying). We even have three-D Lighting Effects that may upload stained glass reflections, shadows from blinds, and different tacky lights results.
  • Photo: The standard auto mode for taking pictures. You can shoot from 18.8:9 facet 6MP as much as 4:3 in 40MP, however you lose the pixel binning that creates the ones higher pixels I discussed, so I’d more than likely stick with 4:3 10MP until you actually simply want extra solution and are in a shiny house.
  • Video: The standard auto mode for taking movies. You can shoot from 720P to 4K in 30fps.
  • Pro: A method that lets you regulate more than a few digital camera settings like ISO, Shutter Speed, and many others.
  • Food: Basically u.s.a.the saturation.
  • Night: One of my favourite options from the P20 Pro has made it’s solution to the Mate 20 Pro, night time mode. This takes a protracted publicity shot then makes use of some device magic to overlay the other exposures over the picture to create a crisper higher uncovered general shot. Other units can do one thing identical, however that is the one one I’ve discovered that may do this sort of lengthy publicity and as a result of its device stabilization it will probably negate your handshake which generally would lead to a picture with streaks in it (even from a a lot more dear digital camera).
  • More: You can obtain different digital camera modes from the extra button every time extra are to be had I believe.

Then within the digital camera settings, we’ve:

  • GPS Tag: Adds location metadata to the photograph for organizational causes.
  • Add Watermark: Adds “Huawei Mate 20 Pro Leica Triple Camera AI” to the ground left of each and every photograph you are taking. Not positive why you’d need that however positive.
  • Master AI: The standard AI digital camera helper we’re used to now that may acknowledge more than a few scenes and robotically adjusts the digital camera settings for that scene. The new addition is that it will probably now additionally regulate to the other lenses in line with what you’re taking pictures (i.e., switching robotically to the large attitude lens when it thinks you’re taking a photograph of a panorama). I at all times flip this off on each and every telephone as I in finding it by no means does what I need and admittedly the addition of the switching lens “characteristic” is much more obnoxious individually.
  • Assistive Grid: Turn on other grids that can assist you line up pictures within the body (I at all times use the guideline of thirds, for my part).
  • Mirror Reflection: Turns the digital camera view round, so it extra resembles a replicate.
  • Mute: Turns off the digital camera sounds (why you might ever need those on, I’m no longer positive).
  • Timer: Choose between 3, 5 and 10-sec timers.
  • Audio Control: Allows you to mention cheese to take a photograph or have it robotically take a photograph when the noise across the telephone will get to a undeniable decibel degree.
  • Capture Smiles: Have it robotically take a photograph every time it acknowledges a grin within the photograph.
  • 4D Predictive Focus: This is in reality a suave use of the AI at the software, I believe. It can acknowledge the topic (i.e., an individual, a canine, and many others.) and robotically observe that particular person with the autofocus and appears to be beautiful correct and rapid in my fast time with it.
  • Ultra Snapshot: You can make a choice whether or not you wish to have to robotically take a photograph whilst you double faucet the ability button, have it open the digital camera (my most popular atmosphere), or do not anything.

And there you move, guys. As a lot as I may just squeeze into this video. I’ve to confess, it appears like Huawei simply listened to all folks say what issues we appreciated in different telephones and simply threw all of them into this telephone. I’m no longer gonna lie, kinda excited to check out it out.

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