The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is an excellent Galaxy S10 alternative at a cool discount
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.Unfortunately, neither the existing Mate 20 Pro, nor the upcoming
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.