After having the Mate 20 pro in use for the past 6 months I would like to do a new review of some parts of this amazing smartphone. So let’s get into it!
First of all, battery life of the Huawei Mate 20 pro
The battery of the Mate 20 pro is a whopping 4200mAh. This is pretty big. In addition, the people of Huawei have their AI working in the background to reduce as much unnecessary energy usage. The Mate 20 does this brilliantly.
It is often that I can get through the day using my smartphone quite intensely and still have 50% left when I plug it in at night.
It even happened that I just don’t plug it in when staying the night at my girlfriend’s place.
The Quick Charging of the Mate 20 Pro
Another energy-related feature that is still blowing my mind after 6 months is the quick charge. They promise 70% in 30 minutes. Given you use the right charging cable. I did not do any tests with a timer in my hand, but I feel they are living up to this expectation.
Often, when I do decide to quickly charge, it really does it quickly. Where my friends are trying to get a couple of percentage in when doing a quick pitstop at home (or in a hotel), the Mate 20 pro does almost a full charge.
A pretty useful feature when traveling. Goes although the battery is amazing, Google Maps, Instagram, and Pokemon Go all at the same time sap your battery!
The camera on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro
After 6 months I am still really happy with the capabilities the camera and sensor on the Mate 20 pro. I didn’t hit any restraints to far. It’s actually a valuable piece of kit in my traveling bag. On a trip to Botswana, I had my Nikon with a telelens attached for wildlife photography and I used the Mate 20 pro as a secondary camera for its wide-angle capabilities. A great combination in my opinion.
One of the things I wasn’t happy with at first was the 0,6x wide angle. I thought it was useless since a lot of smartphone lenses are pretty wide already. I wanted the zoom to be better than on the P20 pro.
And Huawei delivered. I fell in love with the wide angle lens pretty soon and noticed a lot of improvement on the 3x zoom lens. All the lenses on the Mate 20 pro are sharp and support DNG files. (The stand RAW format)
My conclusion about the Huawei Mate 20 pro after 6 months
It’s a pretty amazing device! On different levels. I witnessed it in London at the finishing of Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony. The AI is unstoppable!
For practical day to day life, it’s great. You don’t have to worry about the battery. Even if you manage to drain the huge battery, you can recharge it super fast. The camera is one I can recommend to anyone. People that are starting out with photography and want to buy a big camera usually get the ‘just buy a decent smartphone like the Mate 20 pro to start out with’.
It’s a great smartphone for power users that want to start their day and don’t have to stress about resources like energy. A phone that keeps going.
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Disclaimer: I wrote this article while being a Huawei Brand Ambassador, though, I am not paid for this particular piece of content.