Huawei has announced its latest two flagship phones, the Mate 20 and the Mate 20 Pro. The camera on these devices will blow your mind with three rear cameras that put even other Huawei models to shame.
I love photography as much as I love my smartphones so when a company like Huawei comes around boasting about their new line of mobile photo-taking technology, you better believe I’m interested. This time they’re taking it up a notch by including 3 separate lenses for capturing everything from an epic landscape shot to some candid moments at dinner or in the park. These are just what this competitive market needs, more features than any one person could ever want while still maintaining affordability and ease of use!
Let’s try comparing the Mate 20 Pro and the Mate 10 Pro to see how it matches. Are there enough changes to warrant upgrading to the latest handset?
Design and Display
When it comes to smartphone displays, the Mate 20 Pro is leading in so many ways. With a display that’s even taller than its predecessor and being larger as well, this phone has an amazing 3120 x 1440 resolution with slim side bezels making for one of the best screens on any device out there!
When you first take the phone out of the box, it’s easy to mistake this for a Mate 10 Pro. But then you notice something different: there’s no notch! The bezels on all four sides are slim and minimalist like before – but now they provide more than adequate space so people can watch videos in full-screen immersion without needing an iPhone XS Max or Samsung Note 9. The Mate 10 Pro has a 6-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 2,160 x 1,080 pixels.
The display of Huawei Mate 20 Pro is taller because Huawei has increased its vertical resolution from 2160 x 1120 pixels to 3200 x 1440pixels which results in sharper images with less pix elation when playing games and watching movies. It also features HDR support that produces better contrast between dark blacks and bright whites; plus Dolby Atmos sound technology creates immersive.
For some users, the Mate 20 Pro’s notch has become a source of debate. It does, however, give allowance for Huawei’s 3D depth-sensing primary camera, which includes a dot projector and a 24MP RGB scanner for easy face detection and security. The notch may be controversial but it still makes way for one of our favorite aspects about the phone; in addition to its perfecting face unlock, this type of technology also enables other things like improved AR experiences.
Performance and Storage
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is an even better performer than the older Huawei Mate 10 Pro. Powered by a new-generation Kirin 980, the Mate 10 Pro, on the other hand, has Huawei’s own Kirin 970 processor, this phone’s processor is about 20% faster and 40% more power efficient than the old chip in the budget option with a similar name.
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is by far the superior choice of phone over its predecessor, and although it has a minute difference in price, you can rest assured that this new device will not disappoint. The upgraded processor alone makes for an impressive faster and more powerful performance experience than what was offered on the previous model. That isn’t to suggest the Kirin 970 isn’t a decent chip set; it is, but the Karin 980 clearly outperforms it.
The Mate 20 Pro comes with several new features, but the most notable is that it is the first Huawei phone to feature two neural processing units (NPU). This means that when you use apps like Google Maps or Face Unlock and they require different elements to work together simultaneously. It also allows for faster gaming because there are now three cores in one chip versus just one core found on Mate 10 Pro. The Mate 20 Pro’s Mali-G76 GPU is 45% faster and 105 times more energetic than the Huawei P10 Pro’s Mali-G72 GPU in the Huawei P10 Pro.
Both devices also have different memory and storage choices. The Mate 20 Pro only has 6GB of RAM, unlike the Mate 10 Pro, which has variants with 4GB or 6GB of RAM. There are two storage options for the Mate 10 Pro: 64GB or 128GB. The Mate 20 Pro, on the other side, has a storage capacity of 128GB. Due to the lack of a microSD card slot in both handsets, the Mate 20 Pro has a Nano HDMI slot that can accommodate up to 256GB of additional storage.
The Huawei Mate 10 Pro featured a dual-sensor system with one 12-megapixel lens and one 20-megapixel monochrome scanner, each with an exposure of f/1.6, making it one of the better phone cameras available at the time it was released. Optical image stabilization, laser autofocus, and other features are also available. In the actual world, we discovered that the camera was equally amazing, images were sharp and accurate, and colors were pleasant and vivid.
Of course, the Mate 20 Pro tries to enhance upon it. Rather than two cameras, the latest model has three: a 40-megapixel main sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, a 20-megapixel broad sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture. A 24-megapixel sensor can be seen on its front. The camera on the Mate 20 Pro is excellent, and it is much more powerful than the sensor on its counterpart.
Huawei is a company that is continually exploring the limits of photography and creativity. The Mate 20 Pro features a 40MP sensor that does away with the need for monochrome sensors, thanks to improvements in technology since last year’s model. This means you can still enjoy black-and-white shots without compromising on color—though your photos will not be quite as high quality if they are taken using Huawei’s new filter (which isn’t anything like true monochrome).
The Mate 10 Pro’s battery was already a powerhouse, with a capacity of 4,000mAh, but the Mate 20 Pro sets the tone to 4,200mAh. Now, just because the mobile has a bigger, stronger display doesn’t mean it will survive long on a charge. Nonetheless, it suggests a long battery life. Depending on the phone, batteries can be charged in a variety of ways.
Wireless charging is supported on the Mate 20 Pro, as well as Huawei’s own “Super Charge 2.0,” a 40W charging kit that makes it able to charge it to 70% in just half an hour. The Mate 10 Pro lacks wireless charging and instead relies on the actual Huawei Super Charge, which can charge to around 55 percent in 30 minutes.
The Mate 20 Pro doubles as a wireless charger for other Qi-enabled devices, meaning you can charge your Galaxy Note 9 or Pixel 3 with the device! Wireless charging is becoming more and more popular in today’s market, so this feature should come in handy if you want to top off smaller devices.
There are no surprises here: the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is obviously a better device. It has higher performance, a good design, a better display, and an amazing camera as well. But that’s not to assume that perhaps the Mate 10 Pro isn’t a good phone; in fact, it also comes up with some great features and functionalities.
Even when compared to the new hotness that is the Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 10 Pro still continues to hold top spot. The older phone may also be less than half the price. However, if you’ve a choice between the two and don’t mind paying the extra amount, we strongly advise you to go with the Mate 20 Pro.