THE ONE AND ONLY!
Hi guys, I haven’t written a blog post in a few weeks as I have been super busy (as usual) but I said I would write a little tech post about my new phone because I am only obsessed with it.
I was invited to Huawei’s latest tech conference in London last month and I was lucky enough to pick up their new Mate 20 Pro handset. I’m sure a good few of you know by now how much I love photography so I was dying to test out the camera. I have been using the Huawei for a good few weeks so I decided to write this blog post and a good few of you have been asking about the phone and more specifically, the camera and its features.
Firstly, the new Huawei has three cameras, plus one on the front (exciting, right?).
The Mate 20 Pro is a really fun camera to use, and the ability to flick between wide-angle, the standard zoom, and 3X telephoto or 5X hybrid zoom makes it easier to take more pictures. Whether it’s to capture memories on your travels, snap your Sunday brunch situation or maybe it’s just for capturing every day life, the camera has the features to handle wherever your adventures take you.
From fashion and selfies shots to scenic shots and course, plenty of food shots, and I can safely say I’ve never had this much fun with a smartphone camera. Between the ultra-wide camera and the 5x hybrid zoom, there’s so much you can do with it.
The camera brings the unreal handheld long exposure mode from the P20 Pro, but it’s now supported across all of the cameras, included the 3X and 5X zoom modes offering a lot of versatility. For the ultra-wide angle camera, it provides a great counter to the fact the lens doesn’t let in as much light as the main sensor, so it isn’t quite as capable in full-auto mode.
The Mate 20 Pro’s cameras can take high quality low-light pictures especially thanks to the wide-angle and zoom features.
Huawei is also using AI in a number of video-related features. AI colour lets you keep a subject – which has to be human and moving – in colour with the rest of the background black and white. Similarly, there’s a background blur feature that allows you to create a portrait-like video. These features are nice-to-have and fun to mess around with.
Huawei’s master AI feature, has been improved and tweaked with the Mate 20 Pro. You can easily disable it in the settings but I like to keep this on when taking shots. The blue sky mode in particular is fantastic, as it boosts the saturation and details to capture stunning images. You’ll either like it or hate it, but if you’re the latter, it’s easy to turn it off and forget about it.
The zoom on the Mate 20 Pro is like nothing I have seen on a smartphone to date. The ultra-wide-angle camera means this is the camera I want in my pocket at all times.
The night mode on the phone really surprised me. Night shots have always been a struggle for me but the feature on this phone is exceptionally good and so now my night photos are not half bad. Why? It uses exposure bracketing to get a more detailed image when shooting in lowlight environments. Essentially, the Mate 20 Pro will take multiple photos at different exposures overall short period of time and stitch them together to provide extra pop.
I find myself shooting more on my Huawei and less on my DSLR camera – that’s not something I thought I would ever say as I love my Nikon. Overall, I am really impressed by the Mate 20 Pro features and in particular, the camera.
There you have it – my take on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro cameras. I tried to cover most areas but if you have any questions feel free to comment below. Who has the new Huawei? What do you think?
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