1. chrispmoto's Avatar
    Hello. Things are sure quiet here in regards to this phone. I am reading as much as I can to help decide if I really want this phone. It hits most of the checkmarks for me, but am concerned about the "software" .
    The other phone I am looking at is the Pixel 3XL.
    So, how do you like the Mate 20 Pro, especially in terms of the software and user experience?
    The defects will all get sorted in time I am sure, I just want to get an AWESOME phone!
    Thanks.
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    11-09-2018 12:01 PM
  2. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    I canceled my pre-order and will not be getting this phone. As much as I loved it in terms of specs, I am not ready to spend almost a 1000 bucks for a phone full of issues ranging from the screen (backlight bleeding and other issues) and the camera (jelly effect in 4K Video recording). In addition, the fact that I'd have to use Huawei proprietary NAND memory is another turn off for me as I don't want to buy a memory card that I probably wouldn't be able to use on any other phone that I may buy in the future so I'll pass on this one
    11-09-2018 08:33 PM
  3. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    Hello. Things are sure quiet here in regards to this phone. I am reading as much as I can to help decide if I really want this phone. It hits most of the checkmarks for me, but am concerned about the "software" .
    The other phone I am looking at is the Pixel 3XL.
    So, how do you like the Mate 20 Pro, especially in terms of the software and user experience?
    The defects will all get sorted in time I am sure, I just want to get an AWESOME phone!
    Thanks.
    So in terms of software, EMUI does take some getting used to, you will either love it or hate it.

    For me the phones Battery Life and UI Speed have made me really like EMUI, as it seems Huawei have struck a balance of building a UI that is both fast and efficient.

    It does NOT look as good as stock Android or Samsung Experience UI.

    EMUI is a different take on Android, it's customisable and has some nice features e.g being able to make the UI Dark (Black) so it's easier on the eyes and Battery. There is also a lot of Machine Learning going on in the background, the device seems to be trying to learn your usage patterns and so it adjusts the way it handles apps and can be quite heavy handed at times in closing them, this is something you can stop by turning off Automatic App Management in the App Launch menu in the Battery Settings.

    Some launchers like Nova Launcher seem to have issues especially when using the Gesture based system navigation (which I am using), I personally stopped using 3rd party launchers back in 2013, as they didn't always play well with built-in widgets of the phone (this was on Samsungs I had) and I have not gone back to them since, but for the sake of trying, I did try Nova Prime which I bought some years ago and can confirm it didn't really run nicely on the Mate 20 Pro.



    Hope this helps.
    11-10-2018 03:10 AM
  4. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I canceled my pre-order and will not be getting this phone. As much as I loved it in terms of specs, I am not ready to spend almost a 1000 bucks for a phone full of issues ranging from the screen (backlight bleeding and other issues) and the camera (jelly effect in 4K Video recording). In addition, the fact that I'd have to use Huawei proprietary NAND memory is another turn off for me as I don't want to buy a memory card that I probably wouldn't be able to use on any other phone that I may buy in the future so I'll pass on this one
    Bro Huawei will provide adapter to use NM with other phones as sd card...
    Display issue is only on few lg made displays but now new batch all sorted...all software issues are sorted aswell ...I am surely buying this phone when launched in my country...hope pre order has all the goodies provided in other countries
    11-10-2018 05:13 AM
  5. Snappy Phoenix's Avatar
    Bro Huawei will provide adapter to use NM with other phones as sd card...
    Display issue is only on few lg made displays but now new batch all sorted...all software issues are sorted aswell ...I am surely buying this phone when launched in my country...hope pre order has all the goodies provided in other countries
    so which is the good screen? the LG or BOE?

    Thanks bro
    11-10-2018 08:11 AM
  6. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    so which is the good screen? the LG or BOE?

    Thanks bro
    BOE
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    Yesterday 08:31 AM
  7. chrispmoto's Avatar
    So in terms of software, EMUI does take some getting used to, you will either love it or hate it.

    For me the phones Battery Life and UI Speed have made me really like EMUI, as it seems Huawei have struck a balance of building a UI that is both fast and efficient.

    It does NOT look as good as stock Android or Samsung Experience UI.

    EMUI is a different take on Android, it's customisable and has some nice features e.g being able to make the UI Dark (Black) so it's easier on the eyes and Battery. There is also a lot of Machine Learning going on in the background, the device seems to be trying to learn your usage patterns and so it adjusts the way it handles apps and can be quite heavy handed at times in closing them, this is something you can stop by turning off Automatic App Management in the App Launch menu in the Battery Settings.

    Some launchers like Nova Launcher seem to have issues especially when using the Gesture based system navigation (which I am using), I personally stopped using 3rd party launchers back in 2013, as they didn't always play well with built-in widgets of the phone (this was on Samsungs I had) and I have not gone back to them since, but for the sake of trying, I did try Nova Prime which I bought some years ago and can confirm it didn't really run nicely on the Mate 20 Pro.



    Hope this helps.
    Thank you.
    So torn...this phone totally has me interested, and I am out of town for the weekend and while looking at phones one of the guys working the biggest phone store is a Pixel owner and showed me some really cool things with his phone.
    Going to some other stores today for more playing while wifey is shopping..!
    So tempted by the Pixels software, but love the Mates hardware.
    Tsepz_GP likes this.
    Yesterday 12:04 PM
  8. Eggmundo's Avatar
    Ugly, bloated icons plus the notch make this phone a no-go, sadly.

    "Sadly" because the phone is beautiful and it had excellent battery life.

    Oh, and the ****-taking price tag.
    Yesterday 02:53 PM
  9. chrispmoto's Avatar
    The notch I can live with, especially compared to the Pixel 3xl.
    I am all of a sudden not digging the curved front glass tho.
    Tsepz_GP likes this.
    Yesterday 02:55 PM
  10. Morty2264's Avatar
    Thank you for creating this thread! Always love reading these kinds of discussions.

    Also, I can vouch for the fact that EMUI may take some getting used to. I used the Honor 8 and I really loved EMUI. I loved its long range of customization and it seemed pretty close to stock Android. Will be interested to read more responses!
    dc52ltr and Tsepz_GP like this.
    Yesterday 04:43 PM

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