This is a great call, but perhaps not unexpected, given the new features, technology partnerships and Huawei Mate 20 series London innovations in London on October 22nd.
It seems the 2018 smartphone season, the best really went to last.
With 20, Huawei has released a device that not only boasts the world's fastest smartphone, the largest and fastest charging elements, but also a tool that demonstrates pioneering artificial intelligence and real technology. This technology collects "wow and owls" that are typically reserved for Apple's iPhone phenomena or Samsung devotees, and this is a reality that has been made to the silicon valley and South Korean engineers and leaders should recognize it.
At first glance, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro will surely give you a second glance. The phone is narrower than virtually any competitor in its class, the rounded glass edge, similar to Samsung's contemporaries, makes the mammoth screen completely manageable even in the slightest hand. Huawei also introduced its new textured backline, which is not only visual distinctive, but also helps to reduce expensive downtime and repair stoppages. In its class, a major technology differentiator of its predecessor and other device is the fingerprint reader that is integrated into the device screen. For two more weeks NZ Heraldthe test device, the experience of having his fingerprint been questioned through a glass sheet, is no less scientific than he first opened.
Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro boast more connectivity and expansion capabilities than virtually any high end smartphone. Each unit supports "hybrid dual sim" technology that allows you to add local overseas trips to local simulation, preventing roaming roaming costs while still receiving important shipments from home.
You can also replace the second SIM with an extended memory card to create additional 256 GB of storage space.
Changing the port is Huawei's technological development and something that you are proud of. Eventually, it has enabled the company to undoubtedly be the thinnest, most feature-rich smartphone on the market.
On the right side of the unit there is a volume control and power button with a red accent, which always ensures the correct function is achieved.
Both Mate's devices sacrifice the audio connector port to a very slim profile, but unlike the California-based Apple competitor, Huawei continues to provide a 3.5mm audio adapter for those who stick to old cabled headphones.
The Mate Series also have their own USB headphones with in-line microphone for hands-free conversations and sound settings.
While the headphones are standard in appearance, provide a comfortable feel and solid sound, and even the most vivid audiophile will be questioned to find a better, in-ear audio product in the lower category.
One of Huawei's most proud moments at the start event was CEO Richard Yu, who introduced Mate 20's "Reverse Charge" feature.
The technology allows the device to wirelessly charge other smartphones on their last legs (Yu introduced Mate 20, which uploaded the latest generation of iPhone to a riotous applause).
The real story here that keeps the Californian driver cold is doing this worthy feature, the life of the huge Mate 20 battery.
The Mate 20 series has provided the opportunity to introduce Huawei's next-generation "Super-charging" technology. In our tests, we found that the device would spend 1.5 percent of battery life per minute.
It's hard to describe the feeling that smartphones get half a day in less than 10 minutes.
The screen's approach is somewhat like watching double, triple, or maybe four times faster.
It has become very clear from the moment that Huawei Consumer Devices CEO Richard Yu entered the stage at the Mate 20 Big Show in London, were exceptionally proud of Camera Collaboration and the German lens titanium Leica. This was the mood that the Leica team also echoed. Mate 20 Pro offers a new generation of matrix cameras with three lenses that are different in size and with different functions. The couple had ever been proud of it. In our photo shoots, the Mate 20 Pro in the category comes with all the tools, virtually every light, all kinds of devices. The new macro lens makes smaller objects more vivid and vibrant than any device tested on the 2018 premier smartphone kit. This is a similar story when the phone is ultra wide-angle lens. Every detail of selfie, which is typical of landscapes, contains less digital objects than the Cupertino or South Korean partners, Samsung.
Where Mate 20 Pro truly incorporates artificial intelligence technology. The Huawei AI chip, Leica's century-long legacy in camera management, creates a picture that easily reaches the podium for the eyes, for the best picture produced by the 2018 camera. AI technology essentially analyzes images in each frame, including video, and decides, for example, to extend the exposure time of dark environments to maximize visibility and minimize the low-light objects that are often used for today's smartphones. The chip even distinguishes individual people (humans, dogs, cats, kids) in certain images and maximizes the effect of the image individually. While Huawei's AI technology is proud to be the most amateur photographer in the world, it also supports an extensive professional mode that allows professional or amateur fans to compare virtually every single element with DSLRs.
Mate Series with Android 9.0 (Pie) versions of the latest version of the Google Mobile Operations team. It was pretty clear in the search engine giant presence in Mate 20 that they wanted to adjust more with the world's fastest and most well-equipped Android Smartphone.
Google also awarded Mate 20 Series the highly regarded "Android Enterprise Verified" badge, which made the device in the green safety of the security conscious market.
Huawei's "EMUI" personalized interface is also made in 2018. Thanks to the Tron-like blue / black user interface, you've chosen the lighter, lighter, perhaps even the Google color palette. Fans of Google Search, Gmail and Map fans can feel at home when you install Apps after turning on the device. Huawei also offers a number of custom installed applications that offer a variety of useful features. For example, I was a huge fan of Huawei's battery tester technology. It emphasizes the presence of battery guzzling applications such as Instagram and Snapchat behind the scenes, and you can set it up accordingly. The EMUI still has something to get used to, but it is undoubtedly Haven of Huawei, the best iteration yet. Give me a couple of hours and you've mastered it.
One of the biggest selling points of the Mate 20 Series is Huawei's debut of the latest processor, "Kirin 980". The chip itself was crowned to the fastest smartphone processor to reach the market, which means that videos like late, such as live editing of videos and top quality games are virtually seamless. This, of course, is a limited attraction, but Huawei says the Kirin 980 is also ahead of Apple's A12's "Bionic" chip that was found on the latest iPhones. This means that the Kirin 980 really shines with things like launching applications, multi-tasking and significantly reduced power consumption. The chip is 57 percent more efficient than its 2017 predecessor and 75 percent faster. The first pointer reduced the need for daily demotion of the demo, and the second made it virtually impossible to slow down the device in more than 20 common applications, including Spotify, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger in a minute.
The 2018 best smartphone?
Even during the review, the Mate 20 series will probably feel like the last word in the 2018 Smartphone season. As we've seen extremely popular incremental upgrades from Samsung and Apple, for Huawei this seems to be a microwave moment. The launch event itself was a series of features for the industry, not just "doing anything, knowing better" but "failing to do what we did". The world's fastest processor, the best smartphone we've ever tested, is for an industrial design that feels like setting the other manufacturers in 2019. The question is, maybe the 2018 best smartphone will be one of the best selling? For political reasons, Huawei has been closed for years by the United States, which is the largest market for high-end smartphones, so it is doubtful. But for Kiwis, Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are now available for Spark, 2Degrees and selected retailers nationwide. The world's best smartphone can be the best-preserved secret.
Mate for $ 20,129 for Mate 20 Pro for $ 1,499.
Will Trafford moved to London for Huawei