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Will you buy the new Huawei Mate 20 (Pro)?

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So far 2018 has been a year full of surprises from smartphone manufacturers. Huawei joined the excitement by introducing the new Mate 20 Pro - an elegant and well equipped phablet, that's already tempting to many. Are you one of those fascinated by the Mate 20 Pro or do you need more convincing before you'd decide to buy it?

Huawei presented the new generation of the Mate 20 family. In addition to the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro, the Chinese manufacturer gave us the Porsche Design Huawei Mate 20 RS and Mate 20 X. If the latter is dedicated to Chinese gamers and businessmen (the device will not be arriving in Europe or the US for now), the first is dedicated to niche users who love the Porsche brand and have a big budget.

The Mate 20 Pro is undoubtedly the variant that will attract the most attention: available in the UK, cheaper than Porsche Design and with better specs than the Mate 20 (especially in terms of camera lenses, RAM and display resolution).

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The Mate 20 Pro brings together everything that you'd want from a top-range 2018 smartphone: a large display with thin bezels, a notch that can be disabled in settings, the latest Kirin 980 with built-in AI, three cameras that are also equipped with artificial intelligence, a large 4200 mAh battery supported by wireless charging, Android Pie, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of internal memory, Dual SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, in-display fingerprint reader, 3D face recognition and the option to use the device as a laptop - as you can see the list is long. On top of that, the great hardware comes in a well-designed package, which makes the device ergonomic despite its dimensions.

Huawei seems not to have neglected anything this time, although the Mate 20 Pro has yet to pass nine of our tests. However, I honestly do not expect any nasty surprises. Quite the opposite, I think it will surpass our expectations in terms of speed and general performance (but that's my personal opinion). Finally, the price is not cheap at all: £899.00 (around 1,150 dollars) for a SIM-free device is quite a lot.

What are your impressions of the new Mate 20 Pro? Would you buy it?

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  • Syed 7
    Syed Oct 29, 2018 Link to comment

    Already pre order here in UAE comes with gt watch, wireless charger and VIP service for 900 dollars.

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    Sorin Oct 28, 2018 Link to comment

    I'm impressed with the performance of the photos, so if it's available in my country, I'd love to have it. Allernative is the Huawei P20 Pro, a very high-performance phone in the field of photography.

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    Glostermeteor Oct 28, 2018 Link to comment

    No its got an annoying notch. I know its the latest fad but its really bad design

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    Brian Walker Oct 28, 2018 Link to comment

    I will surely get one upon my contract renewal, I've had a P7, P8 and am using P10 now. The best and friendliest phones I've had since the inception of mobile phones in South Africa.

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    Peter Harwood Oct 27, 2018 Link to comment

    I would say at one time cheap Chinese shit! but thats not the case now,its expensive Chinese shit. 😀

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    Deactivated Account Oct 27, 2018 Link to comment

    To be honest the back of the device looks like they've copied samsung and the front an iphone. It can have the best processor, best screen, the best of everything the fact of the matter to me is it's a copied mobile and doesn't look or bring something new to the table in design. I will always walk around with the idea that even though it's expensive to me it will be nothing more than a cheap knock-off of a samsung and iphone. And you still have huawei's ui and with that bloatware.


  • Mark Newman 2
    Mark Newman Oct 27, 2018 Link to comment

    Just pre ordered mine today. Should get it by the 11th of November. Very cheap in Thailand. 32,000 baht, with free watch and earphones. About 750 quid!

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    Kyle Oct 27, 2018 Link to comment

    In New Zealand where I'm from, the Samsung Galaxy note 9 costs $1400 for the 128GB model, and the 512GB model coming in at $1999. The iPhone XS Max is $2399 for the 256GB model, and $2799 for the 512GB option. the Huawei mate 20 pro is available from $1422, with a free wireless fast charger, supplied case, 40W fast charger, a phone stand and $300 headphones. You can bet I've already ordered that

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    storm Oct 27, 2018 Link to comment

    It would still need a more compatible modem to tempt me. So as is, no.

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