The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is an excellent Galaxy S10 alternative at a cool discount

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is an excellent Galaxy S10 alternative at a cool discount
Huawei is gearing up to unveil an ultra-high-end new phone with four rear-facing cameras, but knowing the company's usual release strategy, the P30 Pro is unlikely to be much better than the Mate 20 Pro. Of course, among other reasons, that's because the Huawei Mate 20 Pro remains an outstanding slab with a stellar triple lens imaging arrangement on its back, blazing fast 7nm-based processor under the hood, and a cutting-edge combination of in-display fingerprint sensing and 3D facial recognition technology.

Unfortunately, neither the existing Mate 20 Pro, nor the upcoming P30 Pro will ever be officially available in the US... for pretty obvious reasons. On the bright side, top-rated eBay sellers like Never MSRP have been accepting US orders for factory unlocked, international variants for several months now. And while the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is arguably aging a lot more gracefully than other Android high-enders, the price of this absolute powerhouse is slowly but steadily dropping.

Up for grabs stateside at one point in exchange for $899.99, the handset can be purchased right now at $789.99 in black, twilight, or green paint jobs. That's not exactly what we'd normally call a bargain, but it is over 100 bucks lower than the list price of a "regular" Samsung Galaxy S10. If you don't feel like that's a fair comparison, Never MSRP just so happens to also sell "international" Galaxy S10 units at $800 a pop.

Compared to Samsung's newest 6.1-inch flagship, the Mate 20 Pro is slightly larger, packing however a substantially heftier battery. The combined 68MP resolution of the three shooters on the back of Huawei's latest hero device also looks more impressive than the photography setup of the Galaxy S10 on paper, although we'll have to wait for real-life tests to conclude which is actually better.

Either way, what's crystal clear is that the Huawei Mate 20 Pro delivers comparable bang at a comparable price point. And yes, you get free shipping nationwide, as well as full support for GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile. The only (arguably major) inconvenience is the no-warranty situation.

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4 Comments

1. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not with that BOE screen. That's the only reason I didn't get this phone back.

2. redmd

Posts: 1917; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

May I know what's with that BOE screen maherk?

3. maherk

Posts: 6750; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Crazy color shifting, especially on the curved sides. It's like you have one of those privacy films people used to stick on their phones. Go to YouTube and check BOE vs LG Mate 20 Pro, or visit Xda.

4. Guseinguliev

Posts: 101; Member since: Mar 04, 2019

Huawei kirin

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