Editor: Jason “The Bok” – Date: 18 Dec 2018

While the 2018 year is drawing to a close, it seems fitting that Huawei, the world’s currently second largest smartphone maker have brought us a device, which in my opinion is easily the highlight of all smartphones produced globally in 2018.

Packing smoking hot specifications including:

  • 6.39 inches Display (~87.9% screen-to-body ratio) with 1440 x 3120 pixels (~538 ppi density)
  • Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
  • Reverse Charging abilities coupled with a massive 4200 mAh battery
  • Triple Camera Lens with 40 Mp; 20 Mp & 8 MP Lecia Lenses
  • IP68 Certification for Water, Dust & Knock Resistance

Mate20-1The Mate 20 Pro manages to package the best elements of a large display, packed into a slim and elegant body. The device is built of incredibly high-quality materials and is stylistically one of the best-looking devices which I have ever used.

Huawei is no stranger to mobile photography, and of course, the flagship Mate 20 Pro simply pulls out all the stops. Whether it be low-light, portrait or effect shots which you require of just the instantaneous burst photo, the Mate 20 Pro delivers simply epic results.

Mate20-2An incredibly powerful and ultra-slim HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) chipset allows for blazing fast and low-power intensive use. This coupled with abilities to first the first time ever reverse charge another QI enabled smartphone, adds to some of the unique and powerful Mate 20 Pro features.

A few examples of my mobile shots taken during my ocean travels with the Mate 20 Pro can be seen below:

Mate20-TravelAnd a low light example:

Mate20-Travel1And a portrait example shot:

Mate20-Travel2To Conclude

The Mate 20 Pro certainly builds on Huawei’s goal to becoming the worlds largest smartphone maker. I recently spent time with the P20 Pro and shot unique scenery on top of the Table Mountain National Park, one of the Wonders of The World. This gave me an idea to take the Mate 20 Pro somewhere else unique, and it proved to be the perfect device!

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