11-03-2018 03:45 AM
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  1. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    So I went to one of the biggest cell phone retailers here in Dubai called AXIOM Telecom. I don't have any patience so I was actually going to buy the Galaxy Note 9 512GB. I played with it for a while but I wasn't impressed with the camera, photos look great but when you zoom in they look grainy and this was in a perfectly lit store. Then I tried the front facing camera, I was even more disappointed with that. Then I looked at my trusty BlackBerry Key2 and was like, is it really worth paying $1300 USD just go get a slightly better camera? I was in doubt....


    I didn't even think they would have the Mate 20 Pro on display since it will be released on the 8th of November then I glance at the Huawei stand and I saw a Mate 20 Pro! I was super excited.


    I picked it up, first thing is even though it's a big phone, it feels very good in the hand and looks like a quality device.


    Then I tried navigating through the OS and it is snappy as hell!


    Finally, I tried the camera and was simply blown away by the detail it captures, the wide angle lens adds a whole new perspective to photos and there is this maro mode where even if your phone is super close to an object ot even text, the photo won't be blurred and comes out super crisp so I was sold!


    The pre-order offer is you get a free wireless charger, Huawei Watch GT, and VIP Service. Upon inquiring about what this VIP service is, they said that Huawei is giving 6 months accidental damage on the phone for free!


    Can't wait till I get my hands on this thing! super excited!
    10-29-2018 07:07 AM
  2. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Well done you! I was waiting for the Pixel 3xl to arrive but was a bit disappointed that it didn't seem much of an upgrade so I got the Mate 20 Pro and am over the moon with it... Fab handset
    So I went to one of the biggest cell phone retailers here in Dubai called AXIOM Telecom. I don't have any patience so I was actually going to buy the Galaxy Note 9 512GB. I played with it for a while but I wasn't impressed with the camera, photos look great but when you zoom in they look grainy and this was in a perfectly lit store. Then I tried the front facing camera, I was even more disappointed with that. Then I looked at my trusty BlackBerry Key2 and was like, is it really worth paying $1300 USD just go get a slightly better camera? I was in doubt....


    I didn't even think they would have the Mate 20 Pro on display since it will be released on the 8th of November then I glance at the Huawei stand and I saw a Mate 20 Pro! I was super excited.


    I picked it up, first thing is even though it's a big phone, it feels very good in the hand and looks like a quality device.


    Then I tried navigating through the OS and it is snappy as hell!


    Finally, I tried the camera and was simply blown away by the detail it captures, the wide angle lens adds a whole new perspective to photos and there is this maro mode where even if your phone is super close to an object ot even text, the photo won't be blurred and comes out super crisp so I was sold!


    The pre-order offer is you get a free wireless charger, Huawei Watch GT, and VIP Service. Upon inquiring about what this VIP service is, they said that Huawei is giving 6 months accidental damage on the phone for free!


    Can't wait till I get my hands on this thing! super excited!
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    10-29-2018 07:16 AM
  3. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Well done you! I was waiting for the Pixel 3xl to arrive but was a bit disappointed that it didn't seem much of an upgrade so I got the Mate 20 Pro and am over the moon with it... Fab handset
    I wanted the Pixel 3 (not the XL) but the bad audio recording quality kinda turned me off although I still wanted it for its small size which I prefer to be honest but the thing is, here in Dubai if I buy it, it would be without a warranty since they don't sell them locally and I've have to import it from the UK or US ANd the 128GB is like $1110 USD without shipping I though that's insane especially that it comes with no gifts so the Mate 20 Pro with the pre-offer deal sounded like a much better solution.
    10-29-2018 07:29 AM
  4. dc52ltr's Avatar
    We got a good deal in the UK too, the free watch and a wireless charger. If you take off those two items at full retail price its a saving of £260 off the handset price of £900. That means we've got one of the best Android phones out there for £640 an absolute bargain!
    I wanted the Pixel 3 (not the XL) but the bad audio recording quality kinda turned me off although I still wanted it for its small size which I prefer to be honest but the thing is, here in Dubai if I buy it, it would be without a warranty since they don't sell them locally and I've have to import it from the UK or US ANd the 128GB is like $1110 USD without shipping I though that's insane especially that it comes with no gifts so the Mate 20 Pro with the pre-offer deal sounded like a much better solution.
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    10-29-2018 07:56 AM
  5. CTalman's Avatar
    We got a good deal in the UK too, the free watch and a wireless charger. If you take off those two items at full retail price its a saving of £260 off the handset price of £900. That means we've got one of the best Android phones out there for £640 an absolute bargain!
    Interestingly I've got my mate 20 pro through O2, on the refresh plan and the cost of my handset is showing as £770. I've checked about vat but it says it includes vat.
    This is on a two year contract. Although my plan is to keep for a year, sell it and pay off remaining balance and then buy a new phone!
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    10-29-2018 09:52 AM
  6. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Do y'all think the Huawei Watch GT is worth it or shall I sell it? Anyone has any experience with it? I like the fact that it has a hear rate monitor as I workout 5-6 days a week but I don't know if there are any other features that would make me really wanna use it?

    Like can it be used as an MP3 player? Can it answer/make phone calls and if it can, how the heck do you listen to the caller and talk to them? do you need to put the watch near your ear?
    10-29-2018 09:59 AM
  7. dc52ltr's Avatar
    Nope, I think it's just a sports type watch with GPS heart monitor and distance calculator for use on a bike or canoeing etc.
    Do y'all think the Huawei Watch GT is worth it or shall I sell it? Anyone has any experience with it? I like the fact that it has a hear rate monitor as I workout 5-6 days a week but I don't know if there are any other features that would make me really wanna use it?

    Like can it be used as an MP3 player? Can it answer/make phone calls and if it can, how the heck do you listen to the caller and talk to them? do you need to put the watch near your ear?
    Snappy Phoenix likes this.
    10-29-2018 11:12 AM
  8. neil74's Avatar
    I want to see how it handles notifications before I decide to sell. Given I'd expect a low sell on it could be useful in the absence of full functional AOD
    10-29-2018 02:11 PM
  9. dc52ltr's Avatar
    I'm fairly sure that you do get notifications but it can't be used to make calls etc. In all fairness, making calls from a watch isn't my cup of tea at all
    Snappy Phoenix likes this.
    10-29-2018 02:19 PM
  10. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Do y'all think the Huawei Watch GT is worth it or shall I sell it? Anyone has any experience with it? I like the fact that it has a hear rate monitor as I workout 5-6 days a week but I don't know if there are any other features that would make me really wanna use it?

    Like can it be used as an MP3 player? Can it answer/make phone calls and if it can, how the heck do you listen to the caller and talk to them? do you need to put the watch near your ear?
    Bro how much did mate 20 pro cost u in Dubai... Aed ? Me too planning to buy
    10-29-2018 08:49 PM
  11. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Bro how much did mate 20 pro cost u in Dubai... Aed ? Me too planning to buy
    AED 3299 Bro = https://www.axiomtelecom.com/huaweim...42-72793295726
    10-30-2018 05:43 AM
  12. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Thanx bro...checked souq and sharaf Dg all have same price...just waiting to see India price...and hope they have same freebies...or will buy from Dubai.. and if any price difference
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    10-30-2018 09:19 AM
  13. Diehlirious's Avatar
    So I went to one of the biggest cell phone retailers here in Dubai called AXIOM Telecom. I don't have any patience so I was actually going to buy the Galaxy Note 9 512GB. I played with it for a while but I wasn't impressed with the camera, photos look great but when you zoom in they look grainy and this was in a perfectly lit store. Then I tried the front facing camera, I was even more disappointed with that. Then I looked at my trusty BlackBerry Key2 and was like, is it really worth paying $1300 USD just go get a slightly better camera? I was in doubt....


    I didn't even think they would have the Mate 20 Pro on display since it will be released on the 8th of November then I glance at the Huawei stand and I saw a Mate 20 Pro! I was super excited.


    I picked it up, first thing is even though it's a big phone, it feels very good in the hand and looks like a quality device.


    Then I tried navigating through the OS and it is snappy as hell!


    Finally, I tried the camera and was simply blown away by the detail it captures, the wide angle lens adds a whole new perspective to photos and there is this maro mode where even if your phone is super close to an object ot even text, the photo won't be blurred and comes out super crisp so I was sold!


    The pre-order offer is you get a free wireless charger, Huawei Watch GT, and VIP Service. Upon inquiring about what this VIP service is, they said that Huawei is giving 6 months accidental damage on the phone for free!


    Can't wait till I get my hands on this thing! super excited!
    Good for you man, you won't regret it. Mate 10 Pro = Best phone on the planet. Anybody that says otherwise owns an iPhone or.. Well there is no or
    Snappy Phoenix and JZ VR like this.
    10-30-2018 12:32 PM
  14. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Bro when do the delivery starts...
    10-31-2018 09:28 PM
  15. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Bro when do the delivery starts...
    8th of November dude and the free gifts will be available from the 15th of November
    10-31-2018 10:10 PM
  16. chenized's Avatar
    Good for you man, you won't regret it. Mate 10 Pro = Best phone on the planet. Anybody that says otherwise owns an iPhone or.. Well there is no or
    🤣🤣🤣 i had a mate 10 pro , it was so unreliable...

    I wanted a 2nd phone as my Priv is the ine I use for work.

    Was between a S8+ and mate 10 pro , ended up with a 10 pro...

    I had a microphone failure, and wifi antenna not working.

    Sent the unit for repair, 1 month later the phone was supposedly repaired , switched it on and camera had a non working focus...

    If this is the best phone...
    11-01-2018 01:51 PM
  17. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Went back to the store today and canceled my pre-order and got my money back.

    I am seeing too many issues which I'm not liking and not willing to pay such a price for a phone which is full of bugs:

    1) Jelly effect in video camera is a major stop shower

    2) no availability of nano sd cards (yet) and their proprietary so it means I can't reuse them in the future on other phones

    3) the clicking sound which many are experiencing

    4) fingerprint scanner is a bit slow
    11-01-2018 03:18 PM
  18. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    i had a mate 10 pro , it was so unreliable...

    I wanted a 2nd phone as my Priv is the ine I use for work.

    Was between a S8+ and mate 10 pro , ended up with a 10 pro...

    I had a microphone failure, and wifi antenna not working.

    Sent the unit for repair, 1 month later the phone was supposedly repaired , switched it on and camera had a non working focus...

    If this is the best phone...
    WOW! That is awful. My Mate 10 Pro was rock solid, absolutely enjoyed it, but I did prefer my Galaxy Note8 at the time.

    Absolutely loving the Mate 20 Pro though, it has corrected all that I didn't like in the Mate 10 Pro which was:
    - 1080P Display Only
    - Lack of Wireless Charging
    - No Expandable Storage
    11-01-2018 03:18 PM
  19. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Went back to the store today and canceled my pre-order and got my money back.

    I am seeing too many issues which I'm not liking and not willing to pay such a price for a phone which is full of bugs:

    1) Jelly effect in video camera is a major stop shower

    2) no availability of nano sd cards (yet) and their proprietary so it means I can't reuse them in the future on other phones

    3) the clicking sound which many are experiencing

    4) fingerprint scanner is a bit slow
    Oh bro....ok...but these things can be easily fixed with a software update..if u see from iphones to pixel all have issue...dubai pre order goodies are over now ..will buy in India when pre order starts hope they offer same free goodies here
    11-01-2018 05:58 PM
  20. Eggmundo's Avatar
    Do you think we'd actually get £260 for the GT watch if we sold it on eBay?

    I have no need for a smartwatch and I'd like to make the £899 for the Mate 20 Pro much more palatable by making it £640!
    11-02-2018 06:59 AM
  21. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Do you think we'd actually get £260 for the GT watch if we sold it on eBay?

    I have no need for a smartwatch and I'd like to make the £899 for the Mate 20 Pro much more palatable by making it £640!
    You certainly can get something back but you'd have to put it on a bit of a discount to lure customers otherwise they might as well just get it from the store
    11-02-2018 08:32 AM
  22. Eggmundo's Avatar
    You certainly can get something back but you'd have to put it on a bit of a discount to lure customers otherwise they might as well just get it from the store
    Yes of course, a five pound discount
    11-02-2018 08:37 AM
  23. neil74's Avatar
    I'd be amazed of we'll get much more than £150 on fleabay
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    11-02-2018 09:48 AM
  24. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Oh bro....ok...but these things can be easily fixed with a software update..if u see from iphones to pixel all have issue...dubai pre order goodies are over now ..will buy in India when pre order starts hope they offer same free goodies here
    Yep. The Clicking issue is already sorted, I am on 126 FW (similar to 122)and I no longer have that clicking sound.

    The NM SD cards are available now on Amazon, and in some regions came with the device, so that to is a non-issue.

    The Facial Recognition works so fast that most times the phone unlocks before you even get the FPS going, but the FPS is not very slow.

    The only issue that is big is that Video Jelly effect, I see it in 4K videos, but I shoot 99% of my videos in 1080P@60FPS anyway.
    11-02-2018 02:52 PM
  25. jeetu4444's Avatar
    waiting for India launch....will buy then
    11-02-2018 05:49 PM
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