Hands on with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

by W. Andrew Powell
Huawei Mate 20 Pro

When the Huawei P20 Pro came out early in the year, the camera was like nothing else I’d tried before. The device features a ground-breaking and powerful trio of cameras that could capture very impressive photos, nearly as good as a DSLR. And then I got my hands on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro earlier this week, and even after hearing the buzz for the device, I was blown away by the phone.

My full review and a hands-on video is coming up Monday, but the device impressed me so much that I had to share something now.

First off, there’s the trio of cameras. Like the P20 Pro, the Mate 20 Pro has a 40 MP camera, but instead of a 20 MP monochrome camera, the Mate 20 Pro offers an Ultra Wide Angle camera to really capture the breadth of a scene, plus an 8 MP zoom camera for getting up-close.

While the overall look and feel of the Mate 20 Pro camera app is the same as the earlier model phone, the Mate 20 Pro has a phenomenal stabilization software that looks and feels superior to the its predecessor. The ultra wide angle lens also offers incredible range to capture landscapes and big scenes, where the standard view is just now wide enough.

And the Mate 20 Pro offers a lot more too. It supports wireless fast charging, and it can even reverse charge (albeit, slowly) other devices. There’s an industry-first on-screen fingerprint sensor for unlocking; it’s water and dust resistant; and it features a 4,200 mAh battery to keep it running.

And on top of everything else, the phone is absolutely gorgeous in the Twilight colour.

Check back on Monday afternoon for my full review of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

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