Phones Huawei mate 20/Pro

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  1. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Finally the durability test is out and the verdict is: DO NOT bend this device for the sake of the screen!

     
  2. Schmidt84 macrumors member

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    Do not buy that ****. Mine lasted 4 days. Returnes for a iPhone again. Never more huawei
     
  3. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    That's unfortunate. Absolutely enjoying mine

    Enjoy your iPhone!
     
  4. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    The battery life just keeps getting more legendary!


    Love how I an just beat on this thing and it just lasts. With Moderate usage one could easily get over 2days with this thing. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  6. GrumpyMom, Nov 24, 2018
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    The prohibitively high cost and the difficulty in obtaining one in the USA, along with the inability to trade in one of my older phones for a discount is the reason I gave up on the idea of getting one of these for my husband for Christmas. Adding in the lack of warranty service is just too much of an additional barrier to purchase.

    It’s a shame, it’s such an interesting phone. I can only hope at this point that it spurs manufacturers like Samsung to closely match or surpass it in key features. Sadly I don’t think Apple or Google care. They do what they do and don’t really give a hoot what Huawei is coming up with. But Samsung clearly is looking over its shoulder.
     
  7. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Yep, I am loving the heavy competition between Samsung and Huawei, both of them throw everything in their phones except the kitchen sink

    Huawei have really taken the Battery Life, Camera and UI Speed wins though, Samsung needs to work on those 3 areas heavily next year.

    Huawei needs to work on their Video Recording, Displays (stop using LG), and Look of their UI.

    Galaxy S10, P30 Pro, Note10 and Mate 30 Pro will be amazing if this continues.
     
  8. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Just got the November security update. So far after updating I am noticing that the Fingerprint Scanner does seem to be quite a bit faster.

    Will give the Camera a good going to try see if I see any difference, especially in the 4K video recording. [​IMG]
     
  9. GrumpyMom macrumors G3

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    That’s good you’re getting updates. I’m noticing I get ones from Samsung at a good clip compared to last year and beyond. But it’s still a bit odd to me to have Pie on the Pixel and still be stuck at Oreo on my S9+.

    Dang it, now I’m hungry. I missed dinner. Damn Android OS names. :mad:

    I am hoping as the months pass this phone will get easier to purchase in the US and more affordable. While my husband won’t have a lack of new tech to play with I still want to get him one of these eventually. But it has to fall within reach.
     
  10. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    Has anyone bought through Amazon?
    Saw this:
    Huawei Mate 20 Pro LYA-L29 256GB/8GB Dual Sim (Twilight) - Factory Unlocked
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  11. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

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    It is wrong time to get this phone in my opinion. There maybe more competition coming to N America.
     
  12. GrumpyMom macrumors G3

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    Yes by the time the price drops to where I’d be willing to risk lack of warranty service, something much better will be out that would be an official offering to my country.
     
  13. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    While this is outside what I am willing to spend, I do not see Huawei coming to the US anytime soon as a viable option.
     
  14. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    If you have not worked it out by now, I am battery life obsessed.

    Having owned mostly Samsung Androids, I was usually quite happy with their battery life but always felt like we could get more out of them, they could give good SOT but I would never really get more than a full day out of them.

    With the Huawei Mate 10 Pro I could not believe how Huawei managed to get a phone to squeeze out so much battery life, granted it had a huge 4000mAh battery, but it's battery life felt almost endless, I simply couldn't bring the phone down in a day and would often charge the following afternoon.

    The Mate 20 Pro has brought me back to that habit to, I simply cannot kill this thing in a day, I can hammer away on Instagram, WhatsApp, use Waze, watch a whole lot of YouTube, do some emails, endlessly browse Twitter and Facebook, take some pictures and videos, hand full of phone calls, browse the web etc... Throughout the day all while leaving features like High Accuracy GPS On, AOD On, and still get home and find the phone still at 65%, I then proceed to hammer away at it at night until bedtime, go to bed with it at around 45%, wake up, and realise I still have enough battery to do all that again for part of the day, and then I plug it in that late morning or early afternoon.

    I plug in, at around 10% usually but yesterday I get getting sidetracked so delayed it a bit, and plugged in at around 8%. The next thing that gets me is that within 1hour of plugging in I am back at 100% battery

    This is sooooooooo good it should be illegal I just cannot get over how far ahead these Chinese OEMs have gone ahead the likes of Samsung and Apple in this area, it's shocking considering their resources and I am glad more YouTube reviewers have been doing the Battery Life and Charging tests to showcase this.

    I am blown away by this device, and I am starting to doubt that I will ever go back to Samsung at this point. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  15. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed. Battery life is one that makes Chinese Oem phones lead the pack. I have the same deal with Oneplus. Charges fast. Battery drain seems to last longer than a day. A true marathon runner like.
     
  16. jamezr macrumors G5

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    Nope not coming to the US anytime soon or supported by any US carrier. The US just had the CEO detained and arrested in Canada.
     
  17. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    If you buy the international version, it will work on TMo and AT&T.
    Verizon and Sprint I am not sure of.
     
  18. jamezr macrumors G5

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    Yeah they will work on GSM networks. I wonder what the data speeds are though?
     
  19. Rhonindk macrumors 68040

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    That I don't know.
    Have been eyeing the Pro 20 and checked with my local AT&T. The rep there said that it will work fine. They just don't sell it.

    Be interesting to see if anyone has one and what they get.
     
  20. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Seems he is also blown away by the battery life of this beast :D

    It is nuts, it's like having your cake and eating it.
     
  21. jamezr macrumors G5

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    Does the P20 pro have SD Card and wireless charging?
     
  22. I7guy macrumors Core

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    Doesn't verizon and sprint require the qualcomm chip for CDMA? (which allegedly will be a thing of the past at some point)
     
  23. jamezr macrumors G5

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    I think for Verizon (not sure about Sprint) their 4G network is GSM so it will work on their network but maybe not get the same data speeds as it would on a GSM only network like AT&T or TMO
     

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