Huawei Mate 20 Pro

9.3/10 AVG.
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9.3/10
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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro currently has an Informr score of 9.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 36 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.6 GHz
Screen Size
6.39"
Camera
40+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Venture Beat

Having used the Huawei Mate 20 Pro day in, day out for several weeks now, I can say that I have something of a love-hate relationship with the device. It really is a beautiful phone that oozes “premium.” The form factor is just about perfect for me, the screen is great, and it’s packed with a ton of...

- Paul Sawers, Venture Beat
Cnet

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's impressive list of features puts it unquestionably among the top phones of the year. Shame you can't buy it in the US.

- Andrew Hoyle, Cnet
Mobile Syrup

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a performance phone with a beautiful display, great design, long-lasting battery and a great rear-facing camera. While I wished the device featured a better UI and selfie camera, I was quite impressed with the handset and it's definitely a contender for 2018’s best smartpho...

- Dean Daley, Mobile Syrup
Canadian Reviewer

If we judge the value of a flagship smartphone on its camera performance, display capability, battery life and performance, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is very valuable and worth the $1,199 price of admission. Yes, the Huawei brand is new to Canada (and unavailable in the US) but with all the featur...

- Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla, Canadian Reviewer
Techgoondu

To be honest, I have trouble choosing between having more details in my photos taken by the P20 Pro and slightly “contrasty”, punchier images from the Mate 20 Pro. In the end, however, I would rather have a tool that can shoot in as many scenarios as possible. Good thing is, I can fall back on shoot...

- Wilson Wong, Techgoondu


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Common Questions


Huawei released the Mate 20 Pro on October 26, 2018.


The Mate 20 Pro price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Huawei Mate 20 Pro prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Huawei backs up the Mate 20 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Mate 20 Pro has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Huawei support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Huawei's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.39"

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's screen size is 6.39 inches with 1440 x 3120 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.6 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kirin 980 Octa core 2.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
40+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 40+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. An external, nanoSD (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4200mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4200 mAh battery.

Mate 20 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date October 26, 2018
Regions available Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor HiSilicon Kirin 980 Octa core 2.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128/256 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4200 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Black, Emerald Green, Twilight
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.78 x 7.23 x 0.86 cm (6.2 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 189 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 68
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3120 pixels
Pixel density 538 pixels
Size 6.39 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info nanoSD (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
40+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Self-timer, Second camera(20 MP, Ultra Wide Angle Lens, f/2.2), Third camera(8 MP, Telephoto, f/2.4 )
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Venture Beat

The notch giveth, and the notch taketh away

from Venture Beat

Having used the Huawei Mate 20 Pro day in, day out for several weeks now, I can say that I have something of a love-hate relationship with the device. It really is a beautiful phone that oozes “premium.” The form factor is just about perfect for me, the screen is great, and it’s packed with a ton of solid features.

Read full review

Having used the Huawei Mate 20 Pro day in, day out for several weeks now, I can say that I have something of a love-hate relationship with the device. It really is a beautiful phone that oozes “premium.” The form factor is just about perfect for me, the screen is great, and it’s packed with a ton of solid features.

Read full review

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Cnet

An elite phone with the looks to match

from Cnet

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's impressive list of features puts it unquestionably among the top phones of the year. Shame you can't buy it in the US.

Read full review

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's impressive list of features puts it unquestionably among the top phones of the year. Shame you can't buy it in the US.

Read full review

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Mobile Syrup

A new challenger for the crown

from Mobile Syrup

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a performance phone with a beautiful display, great design, long-lasting battery and a great rear-facing camera. While I wished the device featured a better UI and selfie camera, I was quite impressed with the handset and it's definitely a contender for 2018’s best smartphone.

Read full review

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a performance phone with a beautiful display, great design, long-lasting battery and a great rear-facing camera. While I wished the device featured a better UI and selfie camera, I was quite impressed with the handset and it's definitely a contender for 2018’s best smartphone.

Read full review

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Canadian Reviewer

A revelation of innovation

from Canadian Reviewer

If we judge the value of a flagship smartphone on its camera performance, display capability, battery life and performance, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is very valuable and worth the $1,199 price of admission. Yes, the Huawei brand is new to Canada (and unavailable in the US) but with all the fe...More

If we judge the value of a flagship smartphone on its camera performance, display capability, battery life and performance, then the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is very valuable and worth the $1,199 price of admission. Yes, the Huawei brand is new to Canada (and unavailable in the US) but with all the features and functionality rolled into the Mate 20 Pro as well as the P20 before it, Canadian smartphone buyers now have a compelling option in their choice.

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Techgoondu

The Chinese company still has a winner in their hands

from Techgoondu

To be honest, I have trouble choosing between having more details in my photos taken by the P20 Pro and slightly “contrasty”, punchier images from the Mate 20 Pro. In the end, however, I would rather have a tool that can shoot in as many scenarios as possible. Good thing is, I can fall back o...More

To be honest, I have trouble choosing between having more details in my photos taken by the P20 Pro and slightly “contrasty”, punchier images from the Mate 20 Pro. In the end, however, I would rather have a tool that can shoot in as many scenarios as possible. Good thing is, I can fall back on shooting in RAW file format in full manual mode and post-process the photos for those striking monochrome images. I may have lost the monochrome sensor but I do get a camera that is more flexible without losing much of the image quality that Huawei flagships are known for

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Digital Trends

More features, more ability, and more tech prowess

from Digital Trends

Huawei’s not just playing with the big boys with the Mate 20 Pro, it’s leading the way. This is a phone that does everything others do, plus more, and in some cases way better than the competition. Yes, there are alternatives, especially for buyers in the U.S., but there are very few others t...More

Huawei’s not just playing with the big boys with the Mate 20 Pro, it’s leading the way. This is a phone that does everything others do, plus more, and in some cases way better than the competition. Yes, there are alternatives, especially for buyers in the U.S., but there are very few others that have such a comprehensive list of usable, fun, and interesting features inside such a stunning design.

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Engadget

Surprisingly, almost perfect

from Engadget

There’s no such thing as the perfect smartphone, but the Mate 20 Pro is arguably as close as you can get right now. The Huawei device is unmatched in camera versatility, and on top of that it has every premium feature imaginable, like an in-screen fingerprint reader and the ability to wirelessl...More

There’s no such thing as the perfect smartphone, but the Mate 20 Pro is arguably as close as you can get right now. The Huawei device is unmatched in camera versatility, and on top of that it has every premium feature imaginable, like an in-screen fingerprint reader and the ability to wirelessly charge other phones. The Mate 20 Pro doesn’t come cheap, but it’s worth it.

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Photography Blog

Offers so much for the price

from Photography Blog

The Mate 20 Pro doesn’t replace the P20 Pro, but sits alongside it to give you a couple of different options when it comes to choosing the best model for you. With the Mate 20 Pro, you get a wide-angle lens, but you lose the monochrome sensor – which is more important to you is likely to be d...More

The Mate 20 Pro doesn’t replace the P20 Pro, but sits alongside it to give you a couple of different options when it comes to choosing the best model for you. With the Mate 20 Pro, you get a wide-angle lens, but you lose the monochrome sensor – which is more important to you is likely to be down to personal preference, but it’s hard to spot a huge loss in quality even without that monochrome sensor.

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Tech Guide

One of the most advanced devices on the market

from Tech Guide

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a game-changing smartphone that will make Apple and Samsung look over their shoulder. This excellent device will make people sit up and take notice of Huawei as a genuine contender in the smartphone space.

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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a game-changing smartphone that will make Apple and Samsung look over their shoulder. This excellent device will make people sit up and take notice of Huawei as a genuine contender in the smartphone space.

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TechRadar

A top-tier phone

from TechRadar

Huawei has the best from Apple and Samsung in its sights with its powerful, full-featured flagship – and it's worth the price.

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Huawei has the best from Apple and Samsung in its sights with its powerful, full-featured flagship – and it's worth the price.

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