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Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro
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  • Battery Score 4.5
  • Camera Score 4.5
  • Design Score 4
  • Performance Score 4.5


The Huawei Mate 20 Pro delivers great battery life, superb performance and an exceptional camera.

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Launch price (RRP) $1,599
Launch date 2018-10
Huawei Mate 20 Pro

The good

  • Amazing camera.
  • Battery life that easily beats any other handset.
  • Kirin 980 processor is top notch.
  • Reverse wireless charging.

The bad

  • We didn't need a new storage format.
  • Fingerprint sensor needs a fair amount of force.
  • No headphone jack.
  • Some colours aren't coming down under.

Huawei's Mate 20 Pro lives up to the hype with a superb camera, outstanding battery life and exceptional style.

Huawei's strategy for its Mate phones in the past was to focus on the productivity features of its larger phones, leaving the more fun features for the stylish fashion-forward P series handsets. That all changes with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, which switches to a fun new design, exceptional camera and market-leading battery performance.

It's Huawei's most expensive phone to date, and while not everybody needs a premium flagship, if you're in the market for one, you must consider the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.


  • Notched design.
  • Blue or Black are the only colours coming to Australia.
  • Protective case included.
  • No headphone jack.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro review


  • Triple camera gives exceptional results.
  • Macro mode works well.
  • Great video stabilisation.
  • Camera AI that (mostly) works.
  • Some portrait effects are silly.
  • No monochrome lens.
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  • Kirin 980 beats out the Snapdragon 845 – but not the A12 Bionic.
  • Still a shadow over Huawei's benchmark honesty.
  • Overall performance is very good.
  • EMUI on top of Android Pie is odd.
  • NM storage card format.
  • Fingerprint sensor needs some force.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro review

Battery life

  • Best battery life on any phone, hands-down.
  • Very fast wired charging.
  • Fast wireless charging.
  • Reverse wireless charging.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro review


  • An astonishingly good phone.
  • High priced for Huawei.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro review

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Display Size
6.39 inches
1140 x 3120px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
538 ppi


Rear camera megapixels
40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording
Front camera megapixels
Front camera aperture size

Physical Dimensions

157.8mm x 72.3mm x 8.6mm


802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 21

Power, storage and battery

Kirin 980
Operating system
Android 9
Internal storage
External storage support
Up to 256GB
Battery capacity

Device features

Headphone jack
Fingerprint sensor
Water resistance rating
Wireless charging
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