November 26, 2018, 5:31 pm
Huawei succeeded in an extremely fast and great leap from an unknown handset manufacturer, through an increasingly challenging challenger to the best at a single rhythm and development denominator. However, until this year, in the tests of our products we have repeated similar mantras – they are very good, almost at the level of the most advanced, but not pure, and with some really remarkable characteristics. With P20 Pro and especially with the new Mate 20 Pro, this changes. The latter has in fact some of the technologies and capabilities that other models do not offer.
First, there is the room. We can engage in an academic debate, whether it is the best or not. Or, also, make full use of the hardware it has at its disposal. Some people like the results, others just a little less due to excessive interference with artificial intelligence and jpg-writing algorithms. But this flexibility you have with this phone usually does not exist. Already results with automatic mode are high, and there is a night mode for adding, when it usually captures too little light. Instead of an advanced HDR, it wants more control and less interference with the "memory" can be taken in manual mode. In addition to such exposure, such photographs have less pronounced contrast and the edges of the accented objects, and from the raw recording (dng) it is also possible to extract many things, of course, with a certain commitment in the corresponding program photo processing. The blur (aperture) and portrait mode are also available for playback.
Above all, flexibility is provided by three objectives. In addition to the usual focal length, an extremely wide (approximately 16 mm) and telephoto lens (80 mm) plus an optional optical and digital zoom (135 mm) are available. It is particularly wide, because the quality is very decent, almost as the main objective. Naturally, the recordings are slightly "barrel" and again not excessive. In "zoom", a smaller sensor and fewer points are known, but can still be useful, especially in good light. The decision to abandon the black-and-white sensor and incorporate the wide-angle lens was certainly good and fair. It will be interesting to see if Huawei can further improve this room through software upgrades and how it will develop into future models.
Wide coverage of the church and more.
Optical zoom approaches the bell tower.
With the "hybrid" zoom you get to the bells.
The next area is biometrics. Probably Apple, when it came out of the iPhone X last year, assumed two. First of all, integrated fingerprint readers, although already talked about that moment, are not so close to mass reality. And, in addition, will have Face ID, a reduced Kinect, a few years before the competition. That's why he decided to switch to face recognition rather than temporarily transfer the fingerprint reader from the front of the phone until the technology became mature enough. It turned out that both hypotheses were quite pessimistic. In fact, there are already a number of phones in which fingerprint recognition is directly on the screen, as well as a fully equivalent facial biometry.
True Mate 20 Pro offers both. Views on the fingerprint reader on the screen are shared. Critics point out that it is slower than the ones I have been accustomed to in recent years – especially because Huawei was extremely fast and reliable – and that they do not recognize finger more often than they did with classics. But personally, my new solution gets better. It is true that identification takes a little longer, somewhere between half a second and a second. But with that I have no problems, I'm dropping my finger pretty much on the glass, but something. Reliability is great for me, it only works when I have wet fingers, which is true for everyone else. And the animation is interesting, and after a few days you already know exactly where to put your finger before the circle was pulled. The on-site reader seems convenient, because I often want to check something on the phone, which is a bit far from me on the table, but I do not want to catch it.
But whoever does not like to wait, I recommend that you unlock. With this, the phone is often unlocked at a glance, in any case even before it can even be depressed. It works practically in all circumstances. In normal light, in the dark, in the sun, with a hat, with glasses. I do not see a perceptible difference compared to apple implementation, but Huawei is probably even faster. And you do not need to (if you set up) pull something with your finger on the screen, but it is unlocked directly.
The quality of the screen does not suffer from fingerprint recognition. And, although it could not be deduced from the specifications, OLED is significantly better than last year in Mate 10 Pro. A little bit of this in P20 Pro. Especially black is much darker this time, because last year, despite the technology of the screen that promises pure mist, it was not so. Calibration of other colors is also significantly improved. White is white this time, does not shoot blue or yellow, as it happens. It would be nice for Huawei to provide some additional options for adjusting the size of icons and scaling, because in some places the high resolution is now well used elsewhere.
And last but not least, battery and charging. The capacity of up to 4200 mAh is more than enough for a full day, in a month we have not come close to the fact that the phone should have a full fill at bedtime. But I occasionally made a wireless charge. When one after another follows an unusually intense day, the battery can stay at the other end, otherwise it should not rely on it for two days of autonomy. But it is very fast loading, with a universal charger that supports one of the fastest protocols, not to mention the attached ones. With it, a phone from 30 to 80% of the charge comes in about half an hour. I still have not been able to test the wireless speed because the Huawei charger has not yet come to me. It's not fast with others, however, the phone can be used quite often for electricity, so whenever you go to your place it is 100%. Of course, this is true for anyone who supports inductive charging, but not any large battery such as Mate 20 Pro and the same efficient processor as the Kirin 980.
Wireless recharge seems to me a nice idea, but for now I could not take advantage of it. I think it would be better if you come to charge an hour or a box with wireless headphones. However, none of these devices that I use support such a way to generate energy. It is always a problem to present something without a concrete ecosystem in the background. To charge the other phone would go differently, I tried it, but with some limitations. The first is that it should be almost in the coffin and possibly somehow bound together, otherwise the one who should get the energy is very fast to take off from the Mate 20 Pro, slippery, slippery and joy is over. Which also means that you can go somewhere where the phones are resting on the table, such as coffee or lunch. You can not make such a filling in your pocket or backpack. But at the subway level, I get those few percent for an emergency call or sent a message / email, which is probably not. On my watch or headphones, I imagine I could add the juice for a few hours, but at the same time I would not have taken the phone to be there in the crutches.