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Huawei Mate 20 Pro (2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 477 reviews of Huawei Mate 20 Pro (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and camera also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the connectivity. There are some mixed opinions about the GPS navigation and sound.

performance, camera, design, screen, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei Mate 20 Pro (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Surprisingly, almost perfect


There's no such thing as the perfect smartphone, but the Mate 20 Pro is arguably as close as you can get right now. The Huawei device is unmatched in camera versatility, and on top of that it has every premium feature imaginable, like an in-screen...

Incredible cameras ; Plenty of premium features like an in-screen fingerprint reader ; Large high-resolution display ; Long battery life ; That Twilight finish

Easily scuffed screen ; Only takes proprietary storage cards ; EMUI looks dated ; No US availability

And Chevrolet's electric drag racer.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (

Want a powerhouse phone that'll turn heads? Try this


Want to carry the best tech you can fit in your pocket? Get this phone.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro goes above and beyond with exciting new features and an eye-catching design.

You can't use microSD cards to expand the storage. The main loudspeaker hidden in the charging port is muffled when you plug the phone in.

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's impressive list of features puts it unquestionably among the top phones of the year. Shame you can't buy it in the US.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Adam Smith (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro


Packed full of innovative features that challenge more conventional Android phones, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the best phablets the US will never see.

Fast performance. Powerful camera. Back-to-back charging. Sleek design. Big battery.

No headphone jack. Huawei bloatware.

Every new Android phone has its gimmicks, but few employ them as well as Mate 20 Pro does. It's commendable to see Huawei push the envelope of hardware features without breaking £1000. The fact that its price tag undercuts the Galaxy Note 9, while...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: the best phone America can’t get


Huge battery, slick design, and a superb processor, constrained by bad software and international relations

Battery lasts and lasts ; Blistering performance ; Gorgeous display ; 3D face unlock is fast and reliable ; Textured rear glass improves grip, resists scratches and fingerprints

Camera lacks the dynamic range of the Google Pixel ; Master AI image processing isn’t yet consistent enough to be trusted ; Some software bugs and annoyances

Photography by Vlad Savov / The Verge

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Hubert Nguyen (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review


The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a fantastic phone that pushes the limit where it matters: amazing battery, advanced camera, performance, and display. The...

Excellent industrial design ; Exceptional battery capabilities ; Extremely Fast battery charging ; Overall Most Powerful Camera Features

Not officially available in the U.S ; No 3.5mm audio port ; Android EMUI layer is different

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Vincent Nguyen (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: you’ll wish you could get one


2018 is perhaps one of Huawei's most exciting years yet. Almost like the script for a Hollywood blockbuster, the year began with a tragedy that seemed like a death sentence for the protagonist. It left its hero in a period of limbo, its future...

Top notch cameras with impressive Night Mode ; Quirky two-way wireless charging has potential ; Beautiful design, manageable size and weight ; Impressive performance and battery life

USB-C “speaker” can get blocked by charger ; Not available in the US

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Allen Ngo, Daniel Schmidt (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Smartphone Review


Strong piece - The Huawei Mate 20 Pro's spec sheet is littered with flagship-level hardware, including the new Kirin 980 SoC, the currently fastest LTE modem in a consumer smartphone, reverse wireless charging and a fingerprint sensor underneath its...

high quality craftsmanship with great colour options ; first-class OLED display ; great triple camera ; fast MIMO Wi-Fi ; LTE Cat. 21 ; IP68-certified ; solid call quality ; precise GPS ; rapid SuperCharge and wireless charging ; dual VoLTE ; powerful SoC

nano memory card is a questionable choice ; sub-optimal main speaker placement ; only hybrid dual-SIM

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a great smartphone that packs all kinds of flagship-level hardware. The device is the first that we have tested with the new Kirin 980 SoC and offers a more refined version of the P20 Pro’s already great triple rear-facing...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: One of the best flagship smartphones around


Our Huawei Mate 20 Pro review takes a look at this flagship device from the Chinese company which, while not easily found in the U.S., is readily available in Canada.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Victor Hristov (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review


The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is an all-out premium phone packed with the latest technology including a futuristic in-screen finger scanner, and a 3D face recognition system, an ambitious triple-camera, and a fast-charging battery, all encased in a beautiful...

Stylish design ; Beautiful OLED screen ; Generally fast performance ; Fast 40-watt charging ; Solid battery life ; Fast and reliable 3D face recognition ; New ultra-wide camera is nice to have ; Nice-sounding stereo speakers ; Support for wireless...

Pricey ; Gesture navigation is not perfectly polished ; New nanoSD cards required here are hard to come by ; In-screen fingerprint scanner is futuristic and cool, but also a bit fiddly ; Video quality is not quite great

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Sandra Vogel (

Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Feature-packed flagship joins the smartphone elite Review | ZDNet


The Mate 20 stands out from the smartphone crowd with features like 3D face unlock, an in-screen fingerprint reader, three cameras at the back and a new proprietary external storage format.

Beautiful hardware design ; Sharp, clear OLED screen ; 3D Face Unlock and triple rear cameras ; Efficient in-screen fingerprint recognition ; Wireless charging and fast charging ; Great battery life ; IP68 dust/water resistance

Curved screen edges make text a little 'fuzzy' ; Proprietary Nano Memory card expansion format ; No 3.5mm headset jack

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery Capacity:4200
Standby time (2G):39 / 502
Standby time (3G):502 / 555
Standby time (4G):499 / 555
Talk time (2G):41
Talk time (3G):30 / 41
Talk time (4G):30 / 39
Wireless charging:Y

Call Management

Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating alert:Y


Auto focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Flash Type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):24
Image Stabilizer:Y
Optical Zoom:3
Rear camera aperture number:1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):40
Rear camera type:Triple camera
Second rear camera aperture number:2.2
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):20
Smile detection:Y
Third rear camera aperture number:2.4
Third rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Video capture resolution (max):3840 x 2160
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:720p,1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y


Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.4


Color name:Emerald Green / Midnight Blue / Twilight
Fingerprint reader:Y
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IP68
Product color:Black / Blue / Green / Multicolor / Purple
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant / Dust resistant,Water resistant


Aspect Ratio:19.5:9
Display Diagonal:6.39
Display number of colors:16.78 million colors
Display Resolution:3120 x 1440
Display Type:OLED
Fingerprint resistant:Y
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:528 / 538
Screen shape:Curved / Curved edge screen
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen type:Capacitive


Ambient light sensor:Y
Face recognition:Y
Proximity sensor:Y


Flash card support:Y


Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y


Video formats supported:3GP,MP4


Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation:Y
Position location:N / Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y


2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth profiles:APT-X
Bluetooth version:5.0 / 5.0 BLE
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Hybrid Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a,Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac),802.11b,802.11g,Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Camera included:Y
Google applications:Gmail,Google Play,Google+,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y
Wrist strap included:Y


Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali-G76
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar / Alarm clock,Calculator / Alarm clock,Calculator,Calendar
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons,Menu,Shortcuts
Quick charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A55
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.7 / 1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A76
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.6
Processor lithography:7
Processor model:Kirin 960 / Kirin 980
Processor operating modes:64-bit


Operating system installed:Android 4.2.9 / Android 9.0


Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / NM
Internal storage capacity:128
Maximum memory card size:256
RAM capacity:6
USB mass storage:Y


Subscription type:No subscription / Prepaid

Technical Details

Camera included:Y
FM recording:Y

Weight & Dimensions