Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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

6.39 inches

Display size

1140 x 3120px

128GB

Internal storage

40MP + 20MP + 8MP

Rear camera

4,200 mAh

Battery size

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Details

Pros

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

Cons

  • 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.

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.39 inches
Resolution 1140 x 3120
Pixels per inch (PPI) 538
Rear camera megapixels 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 24MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 157.8mm x 72.3mm x 8.6mm
Weight 189g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 21
Processor Kirin 980
RAM 6GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,200mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
Launch price (RRP)$1,599
Launch date2018-10
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.

Design

  • Notched design.
  • Blue or Black are the only colours coming to Australia.
  • Protective case included.
  • No headphone jack.
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Camera

  • 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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Performance

  • 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.
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Battery life

  • Best battery life on any phone, hands-down.
  • Very fast wired charging.
  • Fast wireless charging.
  • Reverse wireless charging.
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Verdict

  • An astonishingly good phone.
  • High priced for Huawei.
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Pricing and availability

  • The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will launch in Australia on 1 November 2018.
  • The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will cost $1,599 outright, or on contract.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro will go on sale in Australia from 1 November 2018 through Kogan, JB Hi-Fi, Mobileciti and Harvey Norman at $1,599 in a dual SIM configuration.

It will also be available through Optus and Vodafone as a single SIM phone. You can view Optus' Huawei Mate 20 Pro contract options here.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei's flagship camera phone

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro combines the power of Huawei's own Kirin 980 chip, an exceptional battery and a class-leading triple camera array.

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

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 6.39 inches
Resolution 1140 x 3120
Pixels per inch (PPI) 538
Rear camera megapixels 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Rear camera aperture size f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 24MP
Front camera aperture size f/2.0
Dimensions 157.8mm x 72.3mm x 8.6mm
Weight 189g
NFC Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 21
Processor Kirin 980
RAM 6GB
Operating system Android 9
Internal storage

128GB

External storage support Up to 256GB
Battery capacity 4,200mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor Yes
Water resistance IP68
Wireless charging Qi
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