some toys The new newcomer from Huawei is only this month, with the upgrade of the software, according to the manufacturer.
Above all, we have three-dimensional scanning and creative tools of enriched reality in mind with these 3D scans that were shown to us in London in the case of a plush panda – the one that was once during the display landed even on my lap.
And even without this playful panda, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a lot to offer – and all this fast and responsive thanks to the new Kirin 980 processor from Huawei.
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It can also be charged wirelessly so that other devices can also be charged (for power)
Just because of the abundance of novelties, this time our first impressions may not be finished – we just could not test everything the Huawei Mate 20 Pro delivers.
But when we start with last year's Huawei Mate 10 Pro, which was just right to compete for the most prestigious phone of the year, the Mate 20 Pro has made a lot of progress.
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Just one example: while dozens of people have been blamed for the lack of wireless charging capabilities, the Twenty has now not only taken care of (apparently twice as fast as an apple rival), but also for itself to add a portion of the battery power. provide wireless charging to other devices that support standard. Not so much that they fill them from zero to one at a reasonable time, but the idea is very interesting and creative.
Yes, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can be a wireless power source for emergency wireless charging, because it does not have to suffer too much because the battery with a capacity of 4,200 milliamp hours can cost a lot of time (and with such a powerful battery the phone just does not give the impression that it would be difficult).
How often this interesting function is actually in use is the question we do not dare to predict what the reaction is (which does not reduce the praising words for its implementation).
Even when there is night, artificial intelligence has its strength
But the biggest change that separates the Huawei Mate 20 Pro from its closest relative from last year (and many of its rivals this year) is how artificial intelligence produces surprisingly good photos in situations that are not ideal for camera & # 39; s on mobile phones. For example, at night or at any time with low light.
Photos made with the standard smartphone recording mode of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro
By default, the standard mode of photography is recognized when it comes to night shots and the recording settings are adjusted accordingly, but the real little miracle happens with the choice of a special night mode – with which Huawei in March of this year could partially banish the excellent language Mate 10 Pro, and it's still a bit better on Mate 20 Pro.
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Better night vision than carrot juice
The night mode works in the background to capture multiple photos of the same motif with different exposures (it is therefore desirable that the motif is not too far away and that during a photo session that can last between 5 and 25 seconds in this mode, we do not move) and then ensure that every part of the photo is optimally illuminated. That way we can even photograph in the perfect darkness, and some "get out of it" – it is still recognizable and also a bit artistic.
Photos made with the night mode for shooting a smartphone Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Some of these photos are made in the perfect darkness (one of them is a cat on the wall, but all without support, that is, from the hand (especially the panoramic photos) would be even sharper with the standard).
Do you not have a tripod for still photography? It does not have to give up yet – last but not least, all photos in this gallery were photographed without a standard – just by hand. How sharp would it be if we take a position …
However, if they are not satisfied with intense and diligent daily photos, but sometimes a little too strong the thinking artificial intelligence, the solution is only one push away – the artificial intelligence functions can be switched on and off at will.
Three cameras, a square completed with a flash
We also remember that even with this, the flagship of Huawei is developing all its optics in collaboration with the German company Leica. Apparently a happy marriage.
Mate 20 Pro has three cameras at the back – the main source has a resolution of 40 million pixels, the telephoto zoom camera has a resolution of eight million pixels and the new ultra-wide 20 megapixel camera has taken on the functionality of the monochrome camera.
These three cameras are located at the back of the L-shaped smartphone, while the fourth circle in the square is a flash.
Until the collection of these first impressions we have not yet played with the macro-mode of recording, stabilization (partly under artificial intelligence tactics), which provides moving motives, slow recording (Slow-Mo) and certainly still.
The fingerprint reader is now hidden under the screen
One of the visible changes of the twenties compared to the ten is also the position of the fingerprint reader – it was ten in the back, but it is invisible on the twentieth, because it is below the screen at the location indicated by the respective drawer for fingerprints.
The speed and reliability of this fingerprint reader on the screen is not exactly on the tenth level, which is really exceptional, but it is still at least as good as anything else on other smartphones. Or, to put it another way: once you are used to the excellent performance of the Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphone, it is undoubtedly a great screen reader on the twentieth, but a bit slower. This is how you set high standards once, but invisibility also has its own advantages.
Anyone who does not like to use a fingerprint for security can opt for facial recognition, which also works very well. But look, this is by definition a less secure method than fingerprints, because a good photo might have fooled the system to be a live user, while fingerprints are not so easy to forge.
You will not miss the on / off buttons quickly
Also, the design of the Mate 20 Pro glass was clearly promoted compared to the Mate 10 Pro predecessor of last year. The curved screen and even more rounding give a slightly more impressive design impression, and for a bit of design playfulness, the button for switching on the contrasting color to the housing is also provided – the red button in our black tester.
You are inexplicably looking for the old trillion-inch headphone jack, which is no longer an obstacle to many threads, in fact its absence is already standard – as is the adapter. Therefore, the water and dust resistance can be reassured according to the IP68 standard. You can not dive with this smartphone yet, but for many people in the near future, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro will undoubtedly be a piece.
Nine to nine
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has the Huawei EMUI user interface, a kind of Android operating system. Both are in their ninth version at the first launch.
EMUI is a unique signature from Huawei and because of the characteristics (and occasional shortcomings) sometimes opinions are shared. The Huawei interface might be too busy to replicate Apple's design logic, which some Android applications are not so fond of, and the display of EMUI Always on (the one that can be enabled on the lock screen and displays the clock and battery status) can not yet display notifications of applications from other developers (of course, which you would choose).
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The aforementioned EMUI has offered us some small guarantees (mostly identical to those of previous versions, but also some new ones), but we will not write it down below because our pre-production software was preloaded (firmware) and possibly these problems are already solved in the end user software. In one way or another, we imagine this as a single peak of mosquitoes in an otherwise dreamy holiday destination.
The last word
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a great smartphone with an extremely rich (almost complete) set of all functions and functions that perform fast and reliably thanks to the powerful processor. It is difficult to give a smartphone another function that Mate 20 Pro does not have (it does not have a double screen, but what else could be found, but how important it really is important for daily use), we had not much time to discover yet.
The artistic intelligence industry does not do any service
Artificial intelligence on the camera provides real light on photos, even if the motive is not lit up (or not at all), and also in other ways, with the recognition of an increasing number of categories of motifs, the best possible institutions. Sometimes, perhaps too hard to repair something that would not be necessary, but then, at that moment, artificial intelligence is turned off.
In fact, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro smartphone last year far more successful than its predecessor, but he may also seem more to his most serious rivals (something in the eyes of a plus, in the opinion of others).
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a smartphone that many would like to have – but not everyone would be willing to pay its prices, which comes down to normal retail sales of 999 euros. It is good that we have mobile operators who are ready to buy your subscription loyalty for a little discount.
If someone doubts, there is no doubt: Huawei is no longer just another Chinese technology brand (it has its sister brand for the middle-class clash), but someone who now only compete with the most prestigious (in fact it would use a dual: with Samsung and Apple).
What we liked:
– Very durable battery (battery),
– fast and fast operation,
– A wealth of functions and options,
– design progress compared to last year's predecessor, – exceptional possibilities for night photography
What we did not like:
– all these options have their own price, while the euro thousand regular retail prices is only a psychological milestone.