Tag: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro & Mate 20 Pro receiving EMUI 10 / Android 10 stable update in Europe

Huawei has had the EMUI 10 available on Beta for several devices for a while now, last week it was reported that the stable version was being rolled out in China including the Huawei P30, Huawei P30 Pro, HONOR 20, HONOR 20 Pro, HONOR V20 and HONOR Magic 2. This would be followed in late November with the Mate series. I had expected that the EU & UK rollout would take a little longer but Huawei appears to be doing a gradual rollout for us as well. For the P30 and P30 Pr the update package, size is 4.47GB and...

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Huawei P30 Pro Review – An exceptional camera phone that builds on the Mate 20 Pro Score 97%

Huawei P30 Pro Review – An exceptional camera phone that builds on the Mate 20 Pro

The Huawei P30 Pro was released two weeks ago in Paris, and I have been using it as my primary phone since. As usual with the P range this phone focussing on the camera, with considerable improvements from the P20 Pro, or the 5-month old Mate 20 Pro. In particular, this phone introduces a new camera stack using RYYB over RGB which apparently improves low light performance and allows them to achieve an ISO of 409600 which is unheard of in smartphones and many DSLRs. For comparison, that is four times larger than the P20 Pro, which was often...

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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus vs Mate 20 Pro Comparison – Which is the best buy?

The launch of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series is the start of an influx of flagship phones for 2019 that will be using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855/Exynos 9820 system on chip. Since October, Huawei has sat comfortably knowing they have one of, if not the best phone on the market with the Mate 20 Pro, this is not just my subjective opinion but an opinion shared by many bloggers, journalists and consumers alike. Featuring the HiSilicon Kirin 980 this phone outclassed the Qualcomm 845 in most aspects, but that is all set to change with the SD855  and the...

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Honor View 20 vs Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Which is better?

With the imminent UK/EU launch of the Honor View 20 the obvious comparison to be made is the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. With Honor being a sub-brand of Huawei, it will be the second phone to feature the HiSilicon Kirin 980, which for now, is the best system on chip available on a phone. They also both feature similar memory configurations but the Mate 20 features the new expandable nanoSD card that Huawei developed. With the Honor View 20 being launch a few months after the Mate 20, they have had time to integrate two of the big features...

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What are the best Android Gaming Phones for 2018?

While Razer was not the first company to release an Android gaming phone, they have fuelled a new trend towards gaming orientated smartphones. With the mobile market stagnating manufactures are keen to find new ways to increase demand in a saturated market. The sales numbers of the original Razer phone last year are unknown, but Razer classed it as a “limited run” which means it probably wasn’t a huge commercial success. However, that has not stopped many other brands jumping onto the bandwagon to exploit the lucrative gaming market. All the following phones are currently available to buy today,...

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Huawei EMUI 9 Android Pie Release Date for P20 Pro, Mate10, Honor 10 etc

I have found Huawei to be one of the better companies for rolling out software updates, though admittedly with the increase in the number of Android One phones they are not quite as quick as other companies such as Nokia or OnePlus. Huawei has been running a beta program for these devices for a while now and with the launch of the Mate 20 Pro which uses EMUI 9 with Android Pie out of the box users have been understandably eager to update their devices to the latest version of Android. Huawei has confirmed through its official Weibo account today that it’s...

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review – A class leading device worth every penny Score 92%

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review – A class leading device worth every penny

**Updated on 03/11/2018** Last week Huawei launched the Mate 20 series, and since then I have been using this as my daily driver. Rather than do multiple posts I am doing one main review which I will update as and when changes need to be made. Specification The Mate 20 series has landed with multiple variants including the regular Mate 20, the Mate 20X and the Porsche Design RS version. In the UK I am not sure about the availability of each model, in particular, I am not sure when or if the Mate 20X will land. For this...

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Huawei P20 Pro & Mate 10 Pro

Huawei has a pretty crazy release cycle, far exceeding other major players in the mobile industry such as Samsung, Apple and Sony. While Samsung has a biannual release cycle for their flagship models, the Galaxy and Note range are sufficiently different to justify it, with the note being large, more expensive and more business/pro focussed. Looking at the differences between the Mate 20 Pro and P20 Pro there is nothing really makes them appeal to one group of users more than another. While I would never suggest anyone upgrade from the P20 Pro to the Mate 20 Pro, Huawei manages to...

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Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro Launched – Triple camera, 4200mAh battery, wireless charging

Even though October is such a busy month with phone launches, Huawei has managed to maintain the hype for its latest flagship, and deservedly so too. The newly announced Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are likely contenders for best phones of the year. At this point, thanks to weeks of leaks and rumours there is not a great deal to report here, I was able to write most of this up without a pre-briefing before I travelled down to London for the launch. Huawei Mate 20 Pro Unlike competing brands where the screen size and battery are the...

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro Specification Leaks ramp up: Graphene cooling, nanoSD, 40W Super Charge 2.0, 4,200mAh battery & ultra wide-angle lens

As usual, running up to a major announcement of a flagship smartphone, there is a barrage of leaks and rumours. The pas day has ramped things up considerably following an Israeli publication sharing promotional materials. These things are not 100% confirmed but based on all the other rumours they appear to be quite believable. We already knew that the Mate 20 Pro would come with a larger than 4000mAh battery, rumours suggested 4,200mAh  and this leak confirms it. The normal Mate 20 will feature a 4,000mAh battery that will offer 21 per cent better battery life than the predecessor Mate 10 smartphone from...

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Huawei Mate 20 Lite Review- An affordable all-rounder perfect for selfie fans. Score 81%

Huawei Mate 20 Lite Review- An affordable all-rounder perfect for selfie fans.

The Huawei Mate 20 Lite was announced at IFA 2018 a few weeks ago and is now available for consumers to buy. Most tech enthusiasts are holding out for the full Mate 20 version as well as the Pro model that will be launch on the 16th of October. However, priced at £379 the Mate 20 Lite may have a bit more mass-market appeal. Specification Being the budget model of the family this has a cut-down specification from the normal models. While we don’t know exactly what the Mate 20 and Pro will feature there are some obvious cost-saving...

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Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 vs Samsung Exynos 9810

I previously compared the three flagship system on chips from Huawei, Qualcomm and Samsung against each other and at the time, on paper, the Kirin 970 was fractionally behind the other 2 SoCs, which was due to the Kirin 970 being announced 6 months prior. Now the tables have turned and the HiSilicon Kirin 980 is the newest chip to hit the market with the Snapdragon 845 and Exynos 9810 being 6 months out of date. During the Huawei keynote at IFA, they made many comparisons to the Snapdragon 845 showing how it was better in every way. One graph even summarised how the 980 beat the...

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