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Five-plus features that make the Huawei Mate 20 Pro a five-star smartphone

1 November 2018

2018 has been a stellar year for smartphones, with rave reviews for flagship phones from established and up-and-coming brands.

But when a new smartphone is greeted with multiple five-star reviews and comments like “the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of, if not the, best smartphones ever made” (T3) you know you’ve got something extra special on your hands.

So step forward the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Here are five of its best features:  

1. Three Leica-made camera lenses for beautiful photos

Earlier this year Huawei broke new ground with three cameras on their P20 Pro smartphone. It was one of the best camera systems on any smartphone, capable of capturing stunningly detailed photos, especially in low light.

The three-camera system on the new Mate 20 Pro raises the bar again, packing an incredible 40 megapixels into its main rear-facing lens. While a high number of megapixels isn’t the only factor that goes into making a great smartphone camera, it does mean you can capture serious amounts of detail and print super-sized copies of your photos that still look sharp and detail-packed when you put them in a frame or hang them on your wall.

The main camera is complemented with a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens, perfect for taking landscape shots and extreme close-ups from just 2.5cm away, as well as an 8-megapixel telephoto lens for capturing far-away subjects. On the front of the phone there’s also a 24-megapixel camera for superior, detail-packed selfies. Every type of photo you’re likely to take is covered on this camera, so you’re able to capture beautiful pictures whatever the setting and whenever a photo opportunity presents itself.

Photography fans will appreciate having high-quality Leica lenses on a smartphone, often reserved for high-end DSLRs. But the software on board is just as impressive. Advanced artificial intelligence automatically analyses your photos and applies the right settings to make them look their best. This includes making sure colours, contrast and brightness are vibrant and accurate, and producing balanced and blur-free night-time shots.

someone holding the Huawei Mate 20 Pro showing the back of the phone

2. Superfast processing performance

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the first phones to feature Android 9 Pie right out of the box. Android’s slick new operating system, combined with a generous 6GB of RAM and one of the fastest processors currently available on any phone, makes this one of the quickest options out there.

The 7nm mobile AI chip gives the phone massive gains in speed and efficiency, so there’s no lag when multi-tasking and opening apps. Games look smooth and perform fast on the beautiful 6.39-inch display too. Plus, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro supports even faster download speeds over WiFi, so you won’t be left waiting while loading up your phone with the newest music releases and entire seasons of the latest must-see TV show.

3. Access your phone fast with the on-screen fingerprint scanner

It’s not just what’s on the inside of the phone that makes it so fast. Huawei is leading the charge in smartphone innovation with an on-screen fingerprint scanner.

You can now quickly unlock your phone by placing your finger on the display. It’s faster than reaching for a fingerprint scanner on the back, entering a PIN, or even using your face to unlock your phone, where you might have to stand still or remove your glasses.

someone photographing food on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro

4. The longest lasting battery going

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro features a larger capacity battery than its rivals, meaning it can easily manage a full day of typical usage and even squeeze in a couple days of light to moderate use before it needs a recharge.

When it does need charging, you can do it without the clutter of cables. Simply place it on the charging pad by the side of your bed or on your office desk. Plus, if your need power fast, the phone supports super-charging, giving you 70% battery power in just 30 minutes when connected to a wire.

5. Power sharing

Huawei showcases its innovative side again with its world-first Reverse Charge feature. This lets you pass some of your battery power to another phone that supports wireless charging simply by placing the two devices together. It’s a great option to have when you’re on a night out or unable to connect to plug socket and is sure to earn you some brownie points when you keep someone’s phone running for a bit longer.

a woman looking at content on her Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Bonus feature: the desirable design

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a beautiful smartphone. It packs a large capacity battery, stunning 6.39-inch curved display and a total of four cameras into its super-sleek and elegant body. Its slim and streamlined design ensures this smartphone is easy on the eye and easy to handle.

But it’s the back of the phone that really shines. Besides a professional all-black option, you can also buy the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in an eye-catching Twilight hue, where the light reflects off the phone to give it a cool and quirky two-tone look. Some say looks aren’t important, but you might just change your mind when you set your eyes on this stunner.

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