The Huawei Mate They emerged as a response to Samsung's Note range, although without a clear commitment to stylus. They have always been large mobiles, with a huge screen, with insane autonomy and able to stay several days away from the plug. But little by little they evolved from these key aspects to become the reference of the brand and the first mobile phones that they release their leading technology.
There are usually no surprises: October arrives, the anticipation of the final stretch of the year, and Huawei presents its new Mate. All are large screen and huge battery, here there is no distinction; premiere the last SoC of the company, another point where keys have been made; and bet on differential photography, this point is the most innovative and where Huawei is most influencing.
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If we take a Huawei Mate 9 We will see that the difference abroad with respect to the new Huawei Mate 20 is very clear. Not so much in performance although the modern ones also have more modern components: the Huawei Mate 9 are still very good phones today. I own one and I can confirm it.
From aluminum to glass and notch: Huawei Mate embrace design trends
Aluminum was until recently the material chosen by manufacturers to distinguish its most premium range. Since the Mate were at the top of the catalog, they also acquired the commitment to metal; achieving large smartphones that, however, maintained some thinness and sufficient maneuverability. Precisely because of their size they were chosen, also because their battery has always been up to the dimensions.
Analysis of the Huawei Mate 9, a huge mobile
We thoroughly analyze the Huawei Mate 9, a piece of smartphone in the whole dimension of the adjective. Large, powerful, full of performance and at the highest level.
If we observe the evolution of the line Mate we appreciate a characteristic aesthetic that has been turning towards a design of soft edges, rectilinear faces and characteristic sign in the back area, where the cameras. This evolution has helped the manufacturer to acquire the double-sided glass evolving in the Huawei Mate 20 Pro to the added features with fast wireless charging. This perfectly complements one of the keys of the range: your mobile phones not only last a long time with a load, they also charge very quickly. And comfortably, as the aforementioned Mate 20 Pro demonstrates.
Huawei has evolved its fast charge in the Mate until it gets the 70% of Mate 20 Pro in half an hour. This puts the brand at the height of OPPO and its Super VOOC, a load that already impressed me in the OPPO Find X. Already with the Huawei Mate 9 I admired how quickly the phone revived; so now it will be much more impressive (only in the Mate 20 Pro and with its 40 W charger).
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Oh, the notch … You can't love, you can hate; and it seems that we are all condemned to live with him. Huawei has taken it to its entire catalog, from medium to high and premium ranges. Fortunately, in the case of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro there is an excuse: the mobile incorporates 3D facial recognition for added security And without forgetting the fingerprint reader, which is now present under the screen. Because not something else, but the brand knows how to develop finger recognition sensors: its Mate have always been unlocked quickly, accurately and safely.
This is how the Huawei Mate hardware has evolved
You could not miss a comparison table to instantly appreciate how the hardware of the Huawei Mate has been changing. We will take the last three models: Huawei Mate 9, Mate 10 and Mate 20; with its Pro variants (if any).
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The Huawei Mate serve the brand to test its new hardware
The high range is usually the testing ground for smartphone manufacturers, it is somewhat similar to what the Formula 1 teams do. In the case of Huawei, it is in the Mate where they release their most powerful processor, the Kirin of the year. 960 with Mate 9, 970 with Mate 10 … And now we have the lavish Kirin 980 which promises greater performance while increasing its capacity for Artificial Intelligence.
The processor is key in a high-end mobile since it is usually the main card that guides the rest of the components. Huawei has been incorporating RAM and storage faster and faster, also larger (except in RAM); the speed in the connection to networks also evolved in benefits, as well as the auditory capacities. And what to say about the screen … Although the Full HD resolution It has been a constant as a general rule, the quality of the panel has been improved; while growing diagonally and this year, in addition, it was trimmed.
In the photographic capacities, although it is usually his brother «P» who releases them, he has also evolved in a remarkable way, especially thanks to the power of the Kirin in turn. No one can say that the Mate are not up to the best in photography as they reached a level that Huawei has earned the photographic podium. Sharpness, zoom, multiple sensors… And the association with Leica to certify the set, another of the great assets of the Mate.
Huawei also reviews the software with the Mate
Each Mate coincides with the effervescence of the new version of the operating system. Android 7 Nougat with Mate 9, Android 8 Oreo with Mate 10 and Android 9 Pie with the new Huawei Mate 20. In addition, the brand takes the opportunity to renew its EMUI layer by adapting it to the sweet that prevails at the moment.
Huawei has a very heavy and aggressive layer that has been optimizing as their phones evolved. A more pleasant aesthetic, with greater emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, including useful functions such as duplicate applications or gestures … Buying the latest Mate guarantees that the mobile will be updated as it leaves the box. AND Huawei is putting special emphasis on such updates, even the Mate 9 will receive Android 9 Pie.
It has been a long way to reach the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. To stand out for the size and basic features to be a true Android banner: Huawei has managed to evolve and make its mobiles evolve. Anyone who buys the new Mate will appreciate that dedication: they are, without a doubt, a safe commitment to quality and performance. Also something expensive, which the price has also been evolving upwards…