Phones Huawei mate 20/Pro

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by Jasonong66, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    LOL!

    Glad you got to see it in proper action. It's an incredibly versatile device, particularly the camera, I am always amazed at the varying ways I can capture a scene, as no matter what you do it looks great be it Normal, Wide, Super Wide, 3x Optically Zoomed in or 5x Hybrid Zoomed in, it blows my mind.

    Did he tell you about the ridiculously good Battery Life and stupidly Fast Charging?

    This phone makes you realize just how far Smartphones have come and makes me excited about where we could be in just 2-3years if Huawei, OPPO and Xiaomi keep pushing as hard as they are.

    As you also you eluded to it also made you realise how you have overpaid for thr iPhone, and it's the same feeling I had about how I overpaid on my Samsung Galaxy Note8 and how I nearly overpaid on a Galaxy Note9.

    The Mate 20 Pro has made me realise just how complacent Samsung has become, and how Apple has always been.

    At least with Apple you have the ecosystem as a major factor that can sway you and is understandable, however Samsung don't have that sort of power at all, and looking at the rumoured S10+ specs that seem final, I am afraid Samsung may continue to fall while Huawei, Xiaomi and OPPO power ahead with better tech, bigger batteries that charger faster and more features.
     
  2. phoneme macrumors regular

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    i can honestly the mate 20pro has been the best phone i ever had to date. zero regrets
     
  3. Gilligan's last elephant macrumors 65816

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    I think we need more notch shaming :)

    Come to think of it, boring grid of icons shaming as well :)
     
  4. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Well they guy had a boring grid of icons on his phone too but obviously he could be doing a lot better. The option is there.
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    He did mention about the battery life being good.

    It does make you stop and think why am I paying so much when there are phones out there that can do a lot more for less.
     
  5. MarkX macrumors 6502

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    A lot less!

    I bought the Mate 20 Pro yesterday on Pay as you go from O2 for £650! In my opinion at that price why would you buy anything else.

    To top it off its unlocked as well.
     
  6. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Congratulations and enjoy it!
     
  7. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Been using my Mate 20 Pro with its Display brightness set at 70%, yet still get over 7.5hours SOT with a full day (24hours) off charge, although I plug in before I hit 10%, so the phone can go longer but I just don't need it to.

    I am absolutely loving how I can just abuse this beast without having to care too much about plugging in. This has made me a tad reckless as I now kuust leave anything to run in the back including Location Apps like Waze. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    J.Wiliams has done a good job at showcasing how much better Huawei's Desktop solution is vs. Samsung DeX:
    Go to 6:09 if you want to get to it straight away
     
  9. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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  10. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Does the mate 20 pro desktop solution require your TV/monitor to be WiFi capable?
     
  11. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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  12. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Oh so the mate 20 pro can only be done wirelessly then?

    I don’t think my TV supports Miracast. So the Dex option is the only one that would work.

    However watching a video if the Mate 10 pro showed that huwawei were ahead of Samsung in terms of functionality from 2017. In 2017 their solution only required a usb c to HDMI cable and you could use the phone as a touch pad and continue to use the phone whilst it was connected. These are features that Samsung introduced with the note 9 last year.
     
  13. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    The Mate 20 Pro does both Cable and Wireless (Miracast) Desktop UI.

    Yep, Huawei were ahead of Samsung. It's very interesting how this has gone under the radar, LOL!

    I believe Samsung DeX has more developer support though, but I do see that Huawei Desktop UI seems to be growing in this regard, even Microsoft have optimized their Office apps for it.
     
  14. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    I didn't even know about Dex until a month ago. Samsung does a bad job of advertising unique features.
     
  15. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Here is Huawei Desktop Mode UI both Wireless and with Cable:

     
  16. mjschabow macrumors 68020

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    Maybe a dumb question. Does the Mate 20 Pro only support GSM?
     
  17. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Ha I’ve been a bit obsessed with Dex from the start. I got the Dex dock as a pre order gift with my note 8. I still use it with my husband’s note 8. I think it’s such an underrated feature.
     
  18. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Speaking of underrated features, earlier I remembered you can control the intensity of the LED flash in flashlight mode. I'm not even sure you can find that slider setting in the settings of the phone.

    I'll probably check out Dex once I get my S10. The ability to use certain apps with it is killer.
     
  19. Shanghaichica macrumors G4

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    Can you do that on the S9 plus?

    I can’t remember as I’ve not had the phone for a while now. I can do it on my Xs max (changing the flash intensity).
     
  20. Zenithal macrumors G3

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    Should be the same. I just checked. It might be different depending on the Android version and or Samsung Experience version. So it'll either show the intensity slider when you active it in full pulldown or partial pulldown, or you have to tap on the word "flashlight" instead of the flashlight icon. Text and icon taps behave different on everything else. Though I usually long tap instead since it's easier albeit slower.
     
  21. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Yep, I also got DeX as a pre-order gift with my Note8, that's why when I saw the Huawei cable back then I was shocked at how much more convenient it was but it had less apps than DeX.
     
  22. jamezr macrumors G5

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    yes...the Huawei phones only support GSM.
     
  23. mtenuta macrumors member

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    Hey guys just jumped ship from IPhone Xmas. So far loving this beast. Any suggestions on setting changes I should do on my new device ?

    Thank you
     
  24. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    Welcome glad you are enjoying the beast!

    First thing I would suggest is:

    Going to Settings - Display - Screen Resolution - turn off Smart Resolution and set the Display to WQHD+ to thoroughly enjoy it.

    2. Go to Settings - Battery - Darken Interface Colors, what this does is it makes the UI black which helps save battery life even further.
     
  25. Tsepz macrumors 68030

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    I sure hope the Mate X gives a battery life that is at least on par with the Mate 20 Pro, if not even better

    This thing just keeps going take note that my screen brightness is at 70% and in WQHD+ Resolution all the time. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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