Huawei Mate 20 Pro Q&A: Ask us anything!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Q&A: Ask us anything!
A couple of days ago, Huawei made headlines with its newest attempt to capture the high-end market. Indeed, the natural habitat of the fresh new Huawei Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 is none other than the top-shelf Android space, where these two would cosily coexist alongside the Note 9, the Pixel 3 XL, and all other high-end Droids.

And rightfully so -- Huawei has really went out of its way to employ as many high-end features as possible. The Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro are the first devices with under-screen fingerprint scanners coming from a mainstream, well-known brand that is available on a more global scale. Aside from that, the device dons the first 7nm chipset in the Android space, a trio of cameras that should cover all of your photographic needs, and finally, ultra-fast charging on deck. Overall, two devices that sound great on paper..

We happen to have a Huawei Mate 20 Pro on us right now, and as we usually do with interesting phone announcements, we give you the chance to ask us anything you might wish to know about the specific device and receive a thorough answer. As we usually do, we will try to answer as many viable questions as possible in a separate post in a couple of days or so. Of course, you can ask us anything about the Mate 20 as well, but we don't guarantee we will be able to answer those queries.

Rest assured that our full review is coming very soon, but until it arrives, give us your best shot!

Related phones

Mate 20 Pro
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 40 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4200 mAh
Mate 20
  • Display 6.5" 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 24 MP front
  • Processor HiSilicon Kirin, Octa-core, 2600 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + Nano Memory (NM)
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

1) Can you use the in-display fingerprint scanner without first pressing the power button or using AOD? 2) if you don't register a fingerprint, can you still wake the phone by tapping on where the scanner is?

2. someones4

Posts: 628; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

Is there double tap to wake on this phone?

3. xzeit

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 22, 2018

Please, specify type of fingerprint scanner. (optical, ultrasonic, capacitive). Thank you.

20. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Most likely optical

4. Povea

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

Assuming I got the phone, can I drill a tiny hole somewhere on the bottom to plug my wired headphone?

5. wsrobert

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

Does the Google Photos app lag/stutter like it does on the P20 Pro? Any other daily usability issues? Specifically around system smoothness/fluidity.


Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

why huawei steal personal data?

7. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I'm eyeing in the Mate 20 x. When will it be available?

8. Android89

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

What is the sound quality like in earphones, is the volume loud or quiet like Huawei phones usually are?

9. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Did Mate 20 and 20 pro use the exact same cameras and deliver the same quality?

10. antmiu2

Posts: 551; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

1) Which has better battery life between the Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro? 2) Is the quality of the front facing cameras the same? 3) Whats the angle on the wide cameras? Does it distort the edges? 4) How does the rear cameras of the regular Mate 20 fair against the competition? 4) Im expecting head to head benchamarks between the two in the full review

11. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

How easy is it to go to a meeting with the Mate 20 and do a presentation via the wireless screen casting ? Is using the mobile screen as a cursor easy ? Or is it too slow ? Can the speed of cursor be adjusted ?

12. Bondurant

Posts: 785; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Does the Mate 20 pro have a pre-installed screen protector ?

19. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Probably will, they haven't mentioned anything about the phone having gorilla glass.


Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 22, 2018

1. Does the finger print scanner or face scan work with banking apps? 2. Can you use the finger print scanner while the screen is on?

14. BkingT22

Posts: 18; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

1) Has the always on Display become fully featured?? i.e. customization, third party notifications being displayed? 2) How is the sound from the dual speakers ? is it like the mate 10 pro where the bottom still does most of the work and the ear piece is tinny and low but some how still does good stereo sound or can we expect even sound from both? 3) How is the Quality of the OLED screen compared to a Samsung made screen (mate10 pro S9+ etc).

16. Raoufdj

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 16, 2018

How is the stabilization in 4k's video? Amd what about the display

17. 44alexsmith

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 06, 2016

Is the Huawei Mate P20 Pro camera better than the Pixel 3 XL's and iPhone XS camera in every area? Is the screen on Huawei Mate P20 Pro clearly visible in direct sunlight(on an extremely bright day)? Does the Mate P20 Pro have an over aggressive power management feature like the one found in the small Huawei P20? Is the AOD display customizable?

18. sumpil

Posts: 91; Member since: Feb 02, 2016

Is the Mate 20 Pro display glass made from Gorilla Glass ?

21. dimas

Posts: 3419; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

We all know that huawei made their own nano-sd card to lock huawei users to their ecosystem. Are they going to make it compatible with other android device thru adapter?

22. ikenvape

Posts: 309; Member since: May 28, 2014

Can you do a US only giveaway?

23. syntaxlord

Posts: 239; Member since: Oct 01, 2018

Curious to see what score it receives on DXOMark...


Posts: 462; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Mostly UI Questions: 1. Can I double swipe down on the home screen to pull down the notifications? 2. Can I double tap to wake and sleep? 3. Are the gestures smoother than what OnePlus offers are as smooth as what the iPhone X offers? 4. Can I apply icon packs on the stock launcher? 5. Is that spotlight search copy of the iPhone still there? Or able to be disabled? 6. Is there options for light/dark themes 7. Am I able to change the system font? 8. Is there reachability feature easy to enable?


Posts: 462; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Can you also test to see the speaker quality out of the USB c port with something not connected and something connected?

26. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

It would be cool if in the battery life test, you could tell us what is gets with the screen set to 1080p as well.

27. pmsap

Posts: 105; Member since: May 26, 2015

Does the in-display fingerprint works with tempered glass? Battery life??

28. AhmoZ

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 07, 2013

1) How's the screen-on time? 2) Which of the three lenses has OIS? 3) Does notifications appear normally on lock screen? 4) How about aggressive app killing? 5) How does the front-facing camera perform? Finally, is the unit in your hands a final retail unit or just carries an unfinished software?


Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 22, 2018

Can you test the functionality on US bands (AT&T and T-Mobile) . Are features such as LTE, Visual voice mail and WiFi calling available?


Posts: 462; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

How fast does the reverse wireless charging work?

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