The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is cheaper than ever on eBay with stellar hardware and Google apps

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is cheaper than ever on eBay with stellar hardware and Google apps
While the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are undoubtedly stylish and powerful phones with incredibly advanced camera kits, it's hard to get excited about Huawei's latest high-enders when it seems they will be prohibited from accessing crucial Google apps and services like the Play Store, Maps, and Chrome. 

But you know what you can buy at a significantly lower price than €799 or €1099 with a fully licensed version of Android onboard? Last year's Mate 20 Pro, that's exactly right. Obviously, the 6.4-inch powerhouse is not actually officially available in the US from any authorized retailers, but a top-rated eBay seller can currently hook you up with a brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged unit in its original packaging at only $498.99.

These are GSM unlocked variants on sale here with dual SIM support for the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile, although you should probably keep in mind that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is not specifically designed or optimized for use on these shores, missing a few important LTE bands. Still, the handset does come with LTE band 2, 4, 5, 12, and 17 compatibility, which means you should be able to get relatively decent coverage nationwide on either of the two aforementioned GSM networks.

Naturally, the Mate 20 Pro doesn't come with CDMA functionality for Verizon and Sprint or a valid US warranty, but according to Google a while ago, its Play Store access will not be revoked and security updates will continue to be regularly provided. An Android 10 promotion is also most definitely around the corner, so if you absolutely need to own a high-end Huawei phone in the US, this is arguably the one to get.

In case you're wondering, the quality/price ratio is pretty much unrivaled at a little under 500 bucks, with a beautiful OLED display sporting a resolution of 3120 x 1440 pixels in tow, as well as a blazing fast Kirin 980 SoC, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, a 4,200mAh battery with 40W charging capabilities, 3D facial recognition technology, and most of all, a phenomenal 40 + 20 + 8MP triple camera system.

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8 Comments

1. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

That is a great offering right now. I'm sad the Mate 30 series is devoid of Google apps.

2. AlienKiss

Posts: 200; Member since: May 21, 2019

They can give it for free and I still wouldn't get one..

4. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

No problem bro. Give it to me free. I will love to get any phone free :)

9. ARPAKTIKO

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 11, 2016

A brainwashed Trump supporter? Here? Who would have thought?

10. AlienKiss

Posts: 200; Member since: May 21, 2019

Actually I think Trumpet is senile :)) Newsflash: If you don't like huawho, that doesn't make you a trump supporter. Duuh! I only like Samsung and Sony. Problem?

3. Alexandis

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 03, 2013

Mate 20 with IPS display without flickering and ugly 2.5D seems like much more attractive proposal to me.

5. yalokiy

Posts: 1049; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Need LTE bands 3,7,20 for Europe.

6. ECPirate37

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

This phone is awesome! I bought it day 1 last year and love it. The camera is still as good and sometimes better than my Galaxy Note 10+. It's still super zippy after a year, and has amazing battery life. For $500, this is a great deal. If I didn't have either of my phones, I would buy this at $500 over my Note 10+ at $1100 any day of the week. I'm on T-Mobile, and have had no real problems with connecting to the network here. The ONLY issue is since it doesn't have all bands, my download speeds are usually about 2/3 the speed I get on the US versions of phones.

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