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Huawei Mate 20 Pro

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92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

There’s no such thing as the perfect smartphone, but the Mate 20 Pro is arguably as close as you can get right now. The Huawei device is unmatched in camera versatility, and on top of that it has every premium feature imaginable, like an in-screen fingerprint reader and the ability to wirelessly charge other phones. The Mate 20 Pro doesn’t come cheap, but it’s worth it.

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Pros
  • Incredible cameras
  • Plenty of premium features like an in-screen fingerprint reader
  • Large high-resolution display
  • Long battery life
  • That Twilight finish
Cons
  • Easily scuffed screen
  • Only takes proprietary storage cards
  • EMUI looks dated
  • No US availability
92 Engadget Score
The best in its category. We highly recommend it.
92

The best in its category. We highly recommend it.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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93
Average Critic Score
 
80
KitGuru
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a mega phone packed with features, many of which I love. I do feel that the gluegate situation has slightly tarnished the phone, though, especially considering the new high price of the handset.
 
90
Tom's Guide
Huawei has done it again with the Mate 20 Pro, producing an exceptional camera wrapped in a sleek design with extra-long battery life.
 
100
T3
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of, if not the, best phones ever made. It delivers an experience that leaves absolutely nothing to be desired and, for all real-world intents and purposes, it is perfect. It's a phone that you'll soon fall in love with, and one that confirms Huawei's position as the most ambitious, pioneering smartphone maker in the world right now.
 
90
TrustedReviews
Huawei’s phones just keep on getting better. The Mate 20 Pro is full of great features and offers up an excellent alternative to any other flagship phone on the market right now.
 
100
Expert Reviews
An improvement on the P20 and packed with clever features, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a serious contender for best smartphone of the year.
 
90
Notebookcheck
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a great smartphone that packs all kinds of flagship-level hardware.
 
100
Stuff
A phone with more tech per square inch than any other. A smartphone marvel.
 
100
Pocket-Lint
By combining the highest quality design, arguably the best cameras in any smartphone, and future-facing features such as an in-screen fingerprint scanner, the Mate 20 Pro asserts that it's among the top flagship phones of 2018. Divisive software with some hiccups and a weird-looking camera unit are its only nitpick letdowns.
 
90
Android Central
The Mate 20 Pro has a gorgeous design and top-notch hardware in the form of the 7nm Kirin 980. Add an excellent camera, a vibrant AMOLED panel, and class-leading battery life to the mix and it's easy to see why the Mate 20 Pro is one of the best phones of 2018.
 
90
TechRadar
Huawei has the best from Apple and Samsung in its sights with its powerful, full-featured flagship – and it's worth the cost, if you can stomach a four-figure pricetag.