Anonymous, 30 Jan 2019It's not just the size. I'm relatively fine with the Mate 20 pro's size, but i'd never buy it ... moreI don't know what you heard but the battery life on the Mate 20 Pro is the best battery I've ever used and that includes the Note 9 and OP6T
A shame not sold in Australia. Hope Samsung make something of this size. They should make a Note 10 and Note 10+
Anonymous, 30 Jan 2019It's not just the size. I'm relatively fine with the Mate 20 pro's size, but i'd never buy it ... moreWell, if you're ok with the size of Mate 20 X, then it fulfills all your requirements.
Otherwise you can also look at the Mate 20 (non-pro). It has a 3.5mm jack and relatively better battery endurance.
Whackcar, 30 Jan 2019I think it's an excellent phablet indeed. The primary problem with it is that it's too big for... moreIt's not just the size. I'm relatively fine with the Mate 20 pro's size, but i'd never buy it due to the lack of 3.5mm jack and the average battery life and sound from speakers. Too many compromises there.
I think it's an excellent phablet indeed. The primary problem with it is that it's too big for most people. I know there are some people who want oversized phones, and they'll love this one for sure. For the rest of us though, The Mate 20 or Pro is more preferable.
Aside from the size, it's a fulfilling phone in every way. The battery endurance is highly enticing. Then there's the brilliant camera setup & a seemingly attractive screen (resolution isn't everything). I kinda dig this phone overall.
What happened in low light in the compare tool? The Mate 20 X vs Mate 20 pro is always notably softer. Almost like it's not quite in focus. (Letters, SpongeBob, elastic bands, bracelet, donkey patch and heart at the bottom left corner. Only the pink fluff seems to be in X's favour)
Shriker, 30 Jan 2019"If you really need to shoot in 40MP - you can do it - but the samples you'll get are far from... moreI realised that too. If you look closely at the patterns on the building it's painfully obvious that in 40MP mode the camera resolves far finer textures than in 10MP, but for some reasons GSMArena decided to ignore that and instead talked about how it can look noisier when you pixel peep it. I laughed so hard when I read "the resolved detail is nothing impressive" - clearly they had no idea what they were seeing themselves.
As for the lack of detail in 10MP, it occurs because Mate 20 Pro's sensor has a quad bayer array, which means it has 4 pixels of the same color are grouped together so that they can form 1 giant pixel when necessary. So its 10MP image is not being downsampled from higher 40MP image, but instead the whole image is being TAKEN in 10MP resolution, which is the native resolution of this sensor.. On top of that the software applies tons of sharpening to the 10MP image, so the detail level becomes a lot lower.
Proof that there is no replacement for displacement. It's good they didn't bother with a 3000mah battery and claim SoC efficiency and software optimisation. Just put in the biggest possible battery that's safely and physically possible and design the phone around this crucial component. If modern phones, be it budget or flagship, can't break the 100 hour barrier, there's just no point in introducing them.
Why would one wireless charge a 5000mah phone? I dont think no wireless charge is a con
MsZero, 30 Jan 2019"The perfect phone does not exi-..."The perfect phone is not this phone
THE SOULJA BOY PHONE
What a beast, finally a Huawei phone with great audio quality through 3.5mm too. What a shame it has such limited availability.
"The telephoto snapper has darker f/2.4 lens, which explains why Huawei isn't even trying to use it" Actually that's not the complete explanation because an 80mm crop of the main camera is equivalent to Huawei's tele camera sensor with f/2.4 lens in terms of captured light. The reason is that the 80mm camera has more read noise because it has more pixels than a crop. Furthermore the autofocus of the main camera might be better. The last reason is that 80mm cameras need a faster shutter speed for capturing more details than a 27 mm camera when you don't hold the phone steady in low-light conditions. When an 80mm camera uses the same exposure time as a 27mm camera in low-light conditions, then the amount of details can be the same due to hand vibrations. And when it uses a faster exposure time, it captures less light than a crop of the 27mm camera. Less light increases noise and more noise can reduce the amount of details.
"If you really need to shoot in 40MP - you can do it - but the samples you'll get are far from impressive. The resolved detail is nothing impressive, the images are soft and noisy"
Not sure what you're seeing there. Take your standard shot of the snail with the bushes to the right of it, downscale the 40mp image to the same dimensions as the 10mp and compare the detail between both. No camera phone i've ever seen comes close to that level of detail and that was taken on a dullish winters day. The Pixel 3 couldn't capture that detail even with the lovely mid-summers day lighting it had available - https://www.gsmarena.com/google_pixel_3-review-1847p5.php#image9
I'm not really sure what Huawei are doing but their 10mp images are nowhere close to the quality of the 40mp shots downscaled using standard bilinear resampling in photoshop. I thought that was the entire point of the 40pm sensor.
Walter C. Dornez, 30 Jan 2019Okay, don't get me wrong. The photos are great... But IDK, it's just not as good as the old Lu... moreNo doubt about that. U cant beat physics as Lumia 1020 has the larger sensor. Moreover it oversample images to 5mp resolution, sacrifice a lot on todays standard. What it lacks are older lens & camera algorithm, producing soft pictures & noisy low light pictures. Nokia should revive again their greatness in camera.
Mate 20 Pro (same as Mate 20 X) in the other hands, while not accurate in color science, its not far off. It just add a tiny vibrancy to it, unlike the oversaturate P20 Pro. Newer lens provides more sharper pictures & newer camera algorithm provides excellent dynamic range, clearer low lights pics (not the Night Mode) with the best highlight preservation till date.
The only downside on Mate 20 Pro camera are a bit oversharpened, higher noise reduction & a bit too brighter exposure on the software side. But that only visible if u pixel peeping. As an one image without zooming in, it gives an excellent overall impression.
Okay, don't get me wrong. The photos are great... But IDK, it's just not as good as the old Lumia 1020. IDK how that phone still manages to be at the top of my list, maybe it's the HDR and color science, but I really wish that quality can come back to regular phones
Mate 20 X literally could've been the perfect phone for me and has everything I want to have on my phone, except for a low-res display which is unfortunately a dealbreaker for me. It's also such a pity that this phone is not widely available worldwide unlike its smaller siblings.
However if I were told to choose between Mate 20 X and Mate 20 Pro, I would pick this one over Pro any day. This is easily the best Android flagship phone when it comes to performance, speaker quality, camera versatility and battery life/charging speed, and yes, it even keeps the headphone jack! I don't care what anybody says, I believe that this is the true flagship of 2018 from Huawei, not Pro.