Phones Huawei mate 20/Pro

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  1. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 65816

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    No

    Alas
     
  2. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    This will be good to know, I may be traveling up to the USA for holiday early in 2019, and will probably come up with either my current Mate 20 Pro or a P30 Pro.
     
  3. jamezr macrumors G5

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    Will the P30 be out by then?
     
  4. MarkX macrumors 6502

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    I've just picked up this phone and like you and amazed by the battery!

    I'm finding the gestures a little inconsistent though, how do you find them?
     
  5. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Yes, absolutely agreed, the gestures do tend to a bit inconsistent, they take some getting used to but even then you can tell they need more polishing overall, particularly the "Back" gesture, especially if you are already in app that has its own gestures.

    This is the part where Android in general needs more unification, as Gestures in general are not optimal.

    With that said I still use the Gesture system navigation as I love how much screen real estate it frees up.
     
  6. MarkX macrumors 6502

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    It’s going back. The battery just isn’t enough for me to keep it.

    There are a few niggles but the number one thing is the inability to use Nova launcher without it making the gestures buggy. When you swipe up to go home it briefly opens the multi tasking before going home. It’s super annoying.

    The stock launcher is too limited for my liking.
     
  7. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    That's unfortunate, all the best with the next phone!
     
  8. Aneres11 macrumors 68020

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    When I had my P20, I didn't get along with the stock launcher either but I downloaded the Pixel launcher APK and it was fantastic.
    Ran like a Pixel!

    Huawei does need to redesign EMUI from the ground up as that's the last piece of the puzzle for them to crack, IMO.
     
  9. MarkX macrumors 6502

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    The stock launcher does indeed need work, however it doesn’t bother me as I use Nova, it was the fact that it made the new gestures to be buggy.

    Android is all about customisation but I get the feeling Huawei want you to use their stuff. You can’t even use certain widgets on a Huawei device (when using a 3rd party launcher) without it causing issues.
     
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  12. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Wouldn't be surprised, these Chinese OEMs have Battery Life on lock it seems, they are doing what we have been BEGGING other OEMs to do for years which is to give us huge batteries and power efficiency.

    I took my Mate 20 Pro off charge at 8am this morning, it's now 22:45, I still have 40% battery meaning I will only charge tomorrow probably around lunch time, this is despite using the phone to play music via BT in my Car (to and from work), using Waze in traffic, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, running 2 mail accounts (personal and Exchange), having the Display at 60% Brightness, using the camera a few times and making a few calls around 15mins each, popping into Reddit app, using Tapatalk etc...

    It's pure madness how much I can do in a single charge with this phone :)

    And then the best part is that I plug it in for about 1hour and BOOM the huge 4200mAh battery is back at 100% in less time than phones with sub 3000mAh batteries.
     
  13. ramram55 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they want to keep consumers happy, imagine in some parts of the world, electricity is lacking, once you charge it better be fast and last longer. You do not need wireless charging which is slow and make consumers pay for extra gadget. That charging is strong point, I believe Oneplus will adopt this year charging would be at warp speed, using 30 watt power and charge phone 20 mins to 6%. It is a beauty. Too bad in a country know as America, Huawei is treated as number 1 enemy. Not only network suspicious of spying, even a phone is considered as such, what a country.
     
  14. phoneme macrumors regular

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    i have to say the mate 20 pro is by far and away the best phone i have ever used. sure you can argue that it is not the best for you. but there is no denying that is has the best battery life of any phone out today, no phone even comes close to the mate 20 pro's battery life or charging speed
     
  15. mib1800 Suspended

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    Caveat: By putting almost all apps to "no background processing" by default. Most Chinese phones do that.

    Better battery life is due to compromise being made. So, if you are ok with restricted multi tasking (aka iPhone) :)
     
  16. phoneme macrumors regular

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    but your forgetting that with the mate 20 pro you can slelect which you don't want to ever be put to sleep with the iphone you have no choice. it's tims way or the hwy.
     
  17. Tsepz, Jan 9, 2019
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    Hold up, “No Background Processing”? That is simply untrue, they do tend to be strict on Background processing but they don’t turn it off.

    On my Mate 20 Pro I turned all that Automatic App Launch stuff off to allow me to run as many apps as I could on my Note8 and I still get phenomenal Battery Life. Multitasking is no problem here. :)

    This is Android after all, whatever an OEM imposes we can get around. One of my favorite features though that Huawei built in is Performance Mode, as that pretty much takes off all restrictions on Performance,it’s more like a Gaming Mode, but I sometimes use it throughout the day, despite this the phone can still do well over 8hours SOT with 1.5-2days off charge.
     
  18. arlenewei macrumors newbie

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    i have bought one and use it very well until now
     
  19. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Been a great year for Huawei! Fast becoming Samsung's main rival.
     
  21. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    I've now developed a bad habit of leaving the house without fully charging the Mate 20 Pro, I just take it off charge wherever it is when I need to go, be it at 70% or 95%, still get a day comfortably.

    One thing I hope Huawei does with the Notch Mate 30 Pro is to move to the Teardrop drop notch and figure out where to put the Facial Recognition stuff, lol. I envy people with the Mate 20 X and Standard Mate 20 for their puny notches, however I still want to retain the Facial Recognition tech as it's been brilliant.

    I know I sound like I want to have my cake and eat it, but if they can fit a huge 4200mAh battery in this compact body and give me more battery life than I'll ever need 2days, they can meet my demand for a Teardrop notch with Facial Recognition hardware.
     
  22. Xico macrumors newbie

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    Grabbed this phone +/- 1 month ago, coming from an iPhone 8 Plus (always used iPhones), and I can tell you this is MY phone now!! Love it!! Even with the green screen problem, contacted Huawei and they will send a new phone over UPS, very good support. Fully featured, I haven't even tried the super charger (always use wireless charging. Battery is massive, performance if great (I don't play many games), and camera... best of the best!!
     
  23. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Hope you get your replacement ASAP. I have a BOE panel on mine so no green screen issue.

    You really only need the Supercharging in desperate situations it charges the phone so quickly that most times it will feel like mere minutes. I simply cannot get over the insane battery life and supercharging, I wish Samsung had implemented this at least on the Note8.
     
  24. Shanghaichica, Feb 12, 2019
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    Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    I got notch shamed today lol

    I was at a playgroup with my kids and one of the other parents asked me if the notch on my Xs max bothered me. He then went on to show me how he can hide the notch on his mate 20 pro.

    Shaming aside it’s a beautiful looking phone. He showed me the wide angle lens and some of the shots he’d taken with it. The camera looks impressive.

    The in screen FPS looks quite fast too.

    Still at bit miffed about how expensive the iPhone XS Max is even though I knew that going in.

    I’m paying £75 a month and I get 100GB of data. At the time 100GB was on offer and it was only another £2 to double your data from 50 GB.

    This man is paying £35 for the mate 20 pro and he has 15 GB a month.

    Leaving the Apple ecosystem aside the mate 20 is a better phone than the Xs max, with better features.
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    I think the reverse wireless charging would be useful for charging something like a smart watch or wireless earbuds.
     

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