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Thursday, 15 November 2018

My new Huawei mate 20 pro




Hi Everyone,

If you have been following my instagram you may have noticed I swapped phones recently to the new hauwei mate 20 pro. I was lucky enough to get to go to the Huawei tech conference in London a few weeks ago where we learnt about all the new features and were gifted the phone.

I have always been an iphone gal but once I saw the camera and new features on the Huawei I knew I was gonna make the swap. If you are thinking of getting a new phone for Christmas and you are into photography then I think this phone could be the one for you.

I am gonna leave a little list of my favourite features on the phone below. Bear in mind I am 100% no tech expert and this post is not being sponsored but I got so many messages about the phone since I swapped over that I thought it would be good to just write a post and have it all here for anyone interested in reading. I'm going to keep this short and sweet because for any real details on the phone you can google some in depth reviews by tech experts.

So the phone has an in display fingerprint scanning system, 3d facial recognition, three cameras and it can charge other phones wirelessly. You can charge someone else's phone by turning on the reverse charge feature and laying a phone on the back of the Huawei mate 20 pro. It is seriously cool and I'm sure in years to come this will be standard on every phone, its the future!! It also has the longest battery life as it has a 4,200mAh battery. Battery is a huge thing for me and I haven't had to reach for my charger during the day at all since I start using the phone over a month ago and believe me when I say my phone is literally never out of my hand. The phone comes with a 40w super charger which will charge the phone up to 70 per cent in just 30 minutes. Its amazing!

The internal storage is 128gb and you will shortly be able to buy a nano memory card for the mate which will get you and extra 256gb of storage also.

The phone is made from glass and is available online in multiple colours. Unfortunately the black is the only colour being released in Ireland first and then they might introduce others after. I have the dark forest green colour and its so nice. The screen on the phone curves around the sides of the phone and is unbelievably clear.

Now for the main feature, the camera. As I said the phone houses 3 cameras. Set out in a square on the back of the phone with the flash ( its all about the symmetry), the mate has a 40 mega pixel main camera, a 8 mega pixel telephoto for zooming and a 20 mega pixel ultra-wide angle camera. The ultra wide angle lens makes for the coolest shots. I met with one of the Huawei trainers Ros and he thought me how to use all the features on the camera. I'm so excited to get artsy with my shots in New York. The night mode on the mate is insane too and it captures the best night shots!

The camera has a master AI setting which basically means it can identify whats its shooting and choose the best mode for you itself. So if you don't know much about photography the camera will capture the best shots for you and make you look like a pro photographer. If you are taking a picture of a blue sky the phone will recognise this and enable the blue skies scene and hike up the colour saturation making the photo as a whole a lot more vibrant. With my last phone I noticed if I focused on the sky to get the vibrancy of colour it would in turn make the person in the shot lose colour. I could only focus on the person in my shot or the sky and with the mate camera it doesn't compromise on either.

Another cool feature is that you can add filters to your video whilst filming. One of the filming features is the camera will detect the skin tone of a person in the frame and will keep the person including their clothes in full colour whilst making the background black and white. Its amazing!

The mate 20 is also water resistant up to 2m for 30 minutes and has a new underwater camera mode. I have yet to try this out but I can't wait for the summer so I can use it.

As you can see the phone is jam packed with cool new features and you could actually read pages on it. Before I go and just leave some shots below I can't forget to mention that the AI in the camera will allow you to scan food and will bring up calories and grams in the food, it can translate full menus into different languages, it can take a picture of say a watch and it will bring up where you can buy said watch. It so futuristic and I was honestly in awe when I say these features at work. The food scanner can be a bit temperamental but the more you use it the quicker it will get at recognising what you are scanning because of the AI. 

There is only one or two things I don't like about the phone. One being it has software on it that has an inbuilt beauty filter in the front facing camera so it softens and smoothens the skin and at the moment you can lower this down but you can't completely turn it off. Most people will probably like this feature but I would like to have the option to be able to turn it off. And the last thing is when shooting on the camera it takes a couple of seconds to take the shot as its trying to get the clearest possible one so if I was trying to take pictures of my niece its hard and I have to just use burst photos because you need to stay still for the normal camera to get the shot.

I hope my basic review helped if you are thinking of getting a new phone. I will leave some photos I shot on the camera below.

Thanks for reading.

Dominique Xx

Photo cred for the first four photos goes to Ros_huawei. Follow him on instagram to take a look at his shots, he is the Huawei trainer I met last week and his shots are unreal!!



















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