We have already tested the new Huawei Mate 20 Pro, a terminal that arrives with many interesting novelties but among which the inclusion of a fingerprint reader under the screen undoubtedly stands out. We have what we have found this high-end device that is the best that has ever been manufactured.

This model comes to market with Android Pie operating system, without missing the usual EMUI work that includes all Huawei terminals. This is good news, because on the one hand it is perfectly updated once it is taken out of the box and, in addition, advantage is taken of the virtues that Google’s development has. The case is that on this side there is absolutely nothing to object, perhaps the intrusive that is the “layer” that is above the work of the Mountain View Company.

Design of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

One of the first things that have caught our attention, apart from the excellent metal-aluminum finish and glass that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has, is that despite having a large screen (about 6.3 inches), in the hand is nothing wrong and is much more manageable than you can think at first. It is comfortable, despite being long, and has a lateral curvature both front and back more pronounced than in previous generations.

It is clearly a very nice phone this Huawei Mate 20 Pro, and it does not lack a front notch that is well sized as it is longer than it is wide and it hides everything necessary to offer 3D facial recognition, which is a step forward very important in this section. His behavior is excellent, the best we’ve seen to date. To this we must add that the fingerprint reader is on the screen -in a specific area-, and that by testing it we have been very clear that it works perfectly and that a good job has been done.

Available in various colors, such as black, green and blue (these last two are finished in nano-coating which is somewhat less attractive but does not leave very marked marks). The position of the external elements is the usual, as for example the hardware buttons on the right side. To note that includes infrared port on the top and USB type C in the lower area (no headphone jack or speaker, but we’ll talk about this later). The rear of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is very clean, with only the square camera that is available and which is different from other models on the market and this makes it attractive. By the way, the terminal arrives with IP68 compatibility, so water is not a problem.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro design

Hardware of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Inside this device there is a Kirin 980 quad-core processor, 7 nanometer manufacturing technology and Dual NPU (for Artificial Intelligence). This is a premiere, and it is the first of the company that offers this component. Furthermore, the RAM is 6 GB while storage amounts to 128 gigas expandable using nanoSD cards offer higher performance and see if it is established as a standard in the future. The experience of use is excellent, with a performance beyond doubt with all kinds of applications, be they the most demanding games or those of editing multimedia content.

The battery is 4,200 mAh, really high amperage. Overcoming even two days without many problems, and the truth is that autonomy is excellent, the best we’ve ever seen. It allows fast charging, which is spectacular with its own charger, and wireless since it is compatible with the Qi standard. Keep in mind: with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro it is possible to recharge other devices simply by bringing it closer. An excellent option that we have loved and is a clear example of innovation.

The connectivity is complete, since there is no lack of NFC or Bluetooth 5.0 , so there is not much to object to in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. We have not detected any problems when reviewing the coverage in WiFi and mobile data.

The screen of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is 6.39 inches with QHD + resolution and OLED type. Excellent quality, and with a ratio of 19.5: 9, so it looks excellent panoramic. It does not lack HDR and the truth is that it is the best in the market, with excellent brightness and contrast. Very well here the Asian companies. By the way, the sound comes out of the USB port type C -a part there is another in the upper area of ​​the screen, is something curious and innovative. Good definition, but somewhat low power.

Photograph of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Three are the sensors that are included in the terminal: main of 40 Mpx F: 1.8; Ultra Wide Angle of 20 Mpx F: 2.2; and 8 Mpx F: 2.4. It does not lack optical stabilization and PDAF, to give an example, as well as help for Artificial Intelligence that has advanced a lot thanks to the Kirin 980 processor – but still gives some parameters that do not convince us, but it recognizes the scenes perfectly. Goodbye is said to the monochromatic element, but it is gained in angular and that is positive in our opinion.

The quality of the images, both with the rear camera and the front, is excellent. Well in definition and dynamic range, the truth is that it defends itself in a remarkable way in all kinds of situations. Especially remarkable at night, everything has to be said, and the bokeh effect can be improved where sometimes the Huawei Mate 20 Pro does not hit the key accurately (but there is a clear improvement). The application, without great news and, therefore, is simple to use. A final detail: the macro mode is simply spectacular, never with a mobile we could focus so close and with such quality.

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