Hands on review: Huawei's supercharged Mate 20 Pro
LONDON -- Huawei crammed all of its newest tech in the Mate 20 Pro, the most feature-rich in the series that was launched globally here.The Shenzhen-based company polished features that helped it overtake Apple to become the world's second-largest smartphone maker, improved the usability of its software and packed specifications not seen in competing flagships.The Mate 20 Pro mostly succeeds based on our initial hands on with the device. Save for a few software quirks, it has the potential to be Huawei's best device yet.Huawei finally fitted the Mate 20 Pro with a quad HD screen, making text and images look sharper. The OLED screens on the P20 Pro and the Mate 10 Pro were good, but limited to full HD, the panels couldn't match the likes of the Note 9 and the iPhone XS.
The Mate series finally gets the screen it deserves, considering Huawei's ambition to eventually overtake Samsung. The Chinese giant has also begun to challenge its rivals on price. The Mate 20 Pro is priced at 1,049 euros in Europe.The Mate 20 Pro has a 4,200 mAh battery, supports wireless charging and is capable of charging other devices wirelessly from its back.While the cell is bigger, it also powers a large 6.4-inch screen with up to QHD resolution. The P20 Pro has a 4,000 mAh battery, but its screen is 6 inches that tops out at full HD. We'll have to see in our full review how this affects the device's longevity.