Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review
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  • Huawei has pulled off something quite remarkable with the Mate 20 Vir. Normally devices with this many cutting-edge new technologies end up as spec-monsters but poor experiences.

Met in-vertoning vingerafdruk en 3D gesig skandering, driedubbele kamera en 'n lang battery lewe, Huawei het afgetrek iets spesiaals


Aangedryf deur Guardian.co.ukHierdie artikel getiteld “Huawei Mate 20 Vir: voorpunt-briljantheid” is geskryf deur Samuel Gibbs, vir theguardian.com op Maandag 29 Oktober 2018 06.00 UTC

Huawei het regtig 'n goeie fone gemaak vir jare, maar die Mate 20 Pro is die Chinese firma se eerste werklik voorpunt-toestel met 'n driedubbele kamera, 3D gesig ontsluit en 'n in-skerm vingerafdruk sensor.

Die Mate reeks van selfone was nog altyd afgelewer een ding bo alles - battery. Vanjaar Huawei het uit sy pad gegaan om selfs meer te lewer.

die Mate 20 Pro is die beste gevoel, mees premium toestel die Chinese firma gemaak het. Dit is ongelooflik soliede, glad en goed gebou, maar by 189g is nog verbasend lig en hanteerbaar in vergelyking met die 208g iPhone XS Max en 201g Samsung Galaxy Nota 9.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review
Die glas terug is besonder aantreklik en stoot vingerafdrukke in teenstelling met die meeste beteken dit bly soek pragtige. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

Dit lyk soos die lovechild van 'n iPhone XS Max en 'n Galaxy S9 +. Die Huawei het die geboë rand en metal band van die Melkweg, met die all-skerm ontwerp en wye maar vlak kerf van die iPhone. Die resultaat is 'n treffende selfoon wat 'n enorme squeezes, mooi en helder 6.39in vertoning in 'n hanteerbare toestel wat smaller en makliker om te hanteer as enige van sy mededingers.

die Mate 20 Pro is geen geringe telefoon deur iemand se maatstaf, maar dit voel nie te groot in jou hand. Jy kan die telefoon met een hand te gebruik, en ek voel nooit asof ek gaan dit te laat val.

Deel van wat vinyl-agtige groewe in die glas terug maak wat Huawei noem 'n "hiper-optiese patroon". Dit voel nog glad, byna sy-agtige om aan te vat, maar loop jou spyker daaroor en dit klink soos 'n rekord. Dit gee die glas terug 'n mooi glans, maar dit ook maskers vingerafdrukke en maak dit aansienlik minder glibberig. Dit is nog steeds glas, natuurlik, so as jy dit gooi dit sal nog smash.

Die onderkant van die telefoon het die sim slot en 'n USB-C-poort, maar geen sigbare spreker, omdat die klank kom uit die USB-C-poort. Dit is vreemd, maar effektiewe.

Spesifikasies

  • Skerm: 6.39In die OLED QHD + (538PPI)
  • Verwerker: octa-core Huawei Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6 of 8GB RAM
  • Stoor: 128 of 256GB plus nano memory card
  • Bedryfstelsel: EMUI 9 gebaseer op Android 9 pie
  • Kamera: Triple agterste kamera 40MP, 20LP ultra-wye hoek, 8LP telefoto, 24LP front-gesig staar kamera + 3D diepte sensing kamera
  • Verbinding: LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 5 en GPS (dual-sim beskikbaar in sommige streke)
  • Water weerstand: IP68
  • Dimensies: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm
  • Gewig: 189g

Topprestasie en battery lewe

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Die USB-C-aansluiting verdubbel as die spreker uitset in die onderkant van die telefoon. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

die Mate 20 Pro is die eerste toestel om nuwe Kirin Huawei se gebruik 980 verwerker, wat die maatskappy sê is 'n aansienlike verbetering op verlede jaar se Kirin 970, en is een van die eerste skyfies vervaardig met behulp van 7nm prosesse.

Prestasie was uitstekend regdeur, wat ooreenstem met die teenstanders hardloop Qualcomm se leeuwenbek 845 soos die OnePlus 6 of Google se Pixel 3 XL. Launching apps and switching between them was rapid with no noticeable lag anywhere during general use. Gaming performance was excellent too, both in smooth frame rates and in battery efficiency, met 'n 30 minute bout of Shadowgun Legends consuming around 9% battery and staying cool throughout.

Even with Huawei’s gaming mode active, which turns up the processor to maximum, battery consumption and heat weren’t much higher. Performance should be even better for games that support the firm’s GPU Turbo system.

Battery life was excellent too. With heavy usage it lasted about 35 ure tussen ladings, meaning it would make it all the way from 7am on day one until 6pm on day two. That was with hundreds of emails, boodskappe en stoot kennisgewings, lots of browsing, five hours of Spotify via Bluetooth headphones, kyk 60 minute van Netflix, 30 minutes of gaming and shooting about 10 foto's per dag.

With lighter general usage the Mate 20 Pro got closer to 48 ure tussen ladings, and will last far longer with one of Huawei’s power saving or ultra power saving modes. If you needed the phone to last for three days it genuinely could – maybe even longer.

A full charge took under an hour via cable with the included 40W charger, slaan 30% in 13 minute. die Mate 20 Pro can charge up to 15W wirelessly too, and with the flip of a switch, can wirelessly charge other devices, including other phones and headphones. You have been able to do similar via USB-C cable for a while, but back-to-back wireless charging of another phone is certainly a novelty.

EMUI 9

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The status bar either side of the notch is quite tight for icon space. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

Huawei’s smartphones run a customised version of Android called EMUI, here based on the latest Android 9 pie.

Some will love it, others will hate it. EMUI 9 is the most polished version yet, with more refined animations and actions, but it still has some odd quirks.

It uses an old-school button for the app drawer, byvoorbeeld, but has complete theming support, so it’s easy to change the look of icons, colours and the wallpaper.

It’s also got Huawei’s version of Google Lens called HiVision, which does image and product recognition using Amazon, a load of knuckle-based gestures for things such as screenshots and opening apps, plus 'n mini-vertoning af wat krimp wat op die skerm in die onderste linker-of regter hoek sodat dit makliker is om te bereik.

EMUI 9 nog steeds die standaard Android navigasie knoppies wat Google swot vir die Pixel 3, maar dit het ook 'n vreemde drywende navigasie-dok kom-joystick ding en vol krap gebare as opsies. Die krap van die linker-of regter rand van die skerm om terug te gaan is 'n goeie idee.

Huawei het ook sy eie weergawe van digitale welstand tools Google se toon jy hoe lank jy jou selfoon gebruik, watter programme, how many times you unlock it and with the ability to set limits.

There are a lot of options throughout, but it doesn’t feel overbearing. One area that is strangely lacking in customisation options is the status bar. The notch in the screen is quite wide, leaving little room for icons. If you have the phone set to vibrate only, you can only fit the battery, time and vibrate symbol in the right side. With two sims and wifi connected, there’s only room for the Bluetooth icon, wat vervang wanneer 'n e-pos of 'n soortgelyke kennisgewing verskyn. Dit sal goed wees om in staat wees om terug te snoei die status bar ikone vir meer ruimte.

grootste verandering Huawei se Android is in elektrisiteit spaar funksiesondersteun. Die stelsel is baie meer aggressief by die sluit van programme uit hardloop in die agtergrond as Google se battery stelsels. Dit is goed vir die grootste deel, maar jy mag hê om 'n paar programme soos Strava witlys om seker te maak hulle korrek te werk.

biometrie

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Die in-vertoning vingerafdruk sensor is 'n groot, maar so is die 3D gesig erkenning maak 'n indrukwekkende biometriese pakket. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

die Mate 20 Pro kom met twee voorpunt-biometriese opsies. Die eerste is 'n 3D IR gesig skandering stelsel baie soortgelyk aan dié wat gebruik word in die iPhone XS. dit projekte 30,000 kolle op jou gesig om sy kontoere op te spoor en veilig jy erken.

Met verhoog tot nasleep en die opsie om die lockscreen slaan wanneer jy erken, dit is so vinnig jy kan vergewe word om te dink dit is afgebreek. Jy kan ook dit te ontsluit, maar nie reguit na die huis skerm, and only reveal notification contents when you’re recognised, like Apple’s Face ID system.

The second is an optical fingerprint sensor embedded directly into the screen about a third of the way up. A patch lights up to show you where to put your thumb. You have to be a bit more precise with your finger placement, and it isn’t as quick as Huawei’s recent capacitive fingerprint scanners, but it still works great.

In fact the two work really well in conjunction. The facial recognition works brilliantly for unlocking the phone, but can’t be used for apps that are expecting a fingerprint, which is where the fingerprint scanner comes in.

Kamera

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Huawei’s camera app works well, but still lacks an automatic HDR mode or quick switch buttons to turn the company’s Master AI system on or off. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

Huawei’s triple camera returns for the Mate 20 Vir, this time with the monochrome camera from the P20 Pro swapped for a ultra-wide angle camera.

The main camera is 40 megapixels, the ultra-wide is 20-megapixels and there’s a third eight-megapixel telephoto camera. The trio work in conjunction to shoot 10-megapixel images by default that can go from 0.6 to 5x hybrid zoom then out to 10x with digital zoom on top.

It’s a very potent combination. I used the ultra-wide angle camera at 0.6x zoom more than I thought I would, and 1x, 3x and 5x zoom levels were very good and got you a lot closer to the action than a standard 2x zoom. The super macro mode is also excellent, which gets you far closer to an object than you normally good and still focus. Anyone who likes taking macro shots will love it.

General images were very similar to the excellent P20 Pro, with a superb amount of detail and colour accuracy. It doesn’t quite have the same dynamic range in challenging lighting conditions as the Pixel 3, but its low-light performance was great and it’s dedicated night mode is very impressive.

The Master AI is also improved from the P20 Pro, but it still occasionally suggests tweaks to photos that tend to over saturate some elements giving it an Instagrammed look. You can cancel the changes with a little toast notification that pops up on the screen, but only before you’ve shot the photo.

The 24-megapixel front-facing selfie takes images that are relatively soft in detail without activating the face-thinning mode or skin smoothing. There’s also 3D live emojis using the front-facing camera to mimic your expressions in cutesy characters just like Apple’s Animoji.

Waarnemings

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The quad arrangement of the LED flash and three cameras on the back is quite distinctive. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian
  • Bluetooth connectivity to a set of wireless earbuds was excellent
  • 4G performance was far better than some rivals, holding onto usable signal in more places without draining the battery
  • The twilight colour does not have the hyper optical pattern on the glass back
  • The phone supports new nano memory cards, not microSD cards, which might prove difficult to buy
  • Huawei’s haptics are greatly improved, although not quite on a par with Apple’s
  • It is not available to buy in the US following Huawei’s effective ban by the Trump administration

Prys

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro costs £900 met 128GB van die stoor.

Ter vergelyking, die Huawei P20 Pro koste £ 799 with 128GB storage, die Google Pixel 3 XL koste £ 869 with 64GB, die Samsung Galaxy Nota 9 koste £ 899 met 128GB, die OnePlus 6 koste £ 469 with 64GB and the iPhone XS Max koste £ 1099 with 64GB.

Uitspraak

Huawei has pulled off something quite remarkable with the Mate 20 Vir. Normally devices with this many cutting-edge new technologies end up as spec-monsters but poor experiences.

But the Mate 20 Pro is anything but a poor experience. It’s a refined, beautiful piece of hardware that manages to squeeze what reads like a tech enthusiast’s ultimate wishlist into a truly impressive phone. You’ve got the in-display fingerprint sensor, 3D face recognition, a powerful processor, fantastiese skerm, wireless charging and even the ability to wirelessly charge other devices.

Then there are is the excellent triple camera system on the back and a monster battery that’ll last well into a second day, possibly even longer, which charges super fast too. It’s even relatively easy to grip and use given the huge 6.39in display.

Huawei’s EMUI 9 certainly won’t be to everyone’s taste, and it doesn’t quite raise the bar the way the Android version on Google’s Pixel 3 het, but it is well optimised and smooth in operation and most of it can be customised if you don’t like the way it works or looks.

die Mate 20 Pro is certainly not cheap at £900, but you get a hell of a lot of phone for your money, and a quality experience with it. This may be the best phone of the year.

Voor: long battery life, 3D face recognition, in-display fingerprint scanner, draadlose laai, reverse wireless charging, briljante kamera, fantastiese skerm, good processor

Nadele: EMUI not to everyone’s taste, nano memory not microSD, duur, geen koptelefoon aansluiting, Master AI can be overbearing at times

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You don’t have to smile for the camera to unlock the phone. Foto: Samuel Gibbs vir die Guardian

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