As if you need a sweetener to buy the world’s most advanced
smartphone, the Mate 20 Pro, Huawei is throwing in Watch GT as an incentive to
buy until 28 February.
The Mate 20 Pro (GadgetGuy review here) holds the crown as the world’s most advanced smartphone. Well, that is until Mobile World Congress, 25-28 February where we will see glimpses of smartphones to come. And Samsung is having its Galaxy S10 launch on 20 February, and we suspect Huawei’s P 30 launch will be in late March.
Moore’s law is a wonderful thing!
Back to the Mate 20. Its rear tri-camera recently scored 109
topping out the DXOMark (with the P20 Pro as well as wide-angle lenses are not judged)
ahead of Apple XS Max at 105, Samsung Galaxy Note9 and HTC U12+ at 103, Huawei
P20 at 102, and Apple XR and Google Pixel 3/XL at 101.
Sure, we challenge the average user to see the difference in
any camera over 100 points. They are all very
good, but Mate 20 is exceptional.
First, you can’t buy
it here – so if you want it then buy a
Mate 20 Pro between 24 January and 28 February. It is a blatant $399 sweetener
to buy the Mate 20 Pro now – and it may just work. International reviews are
very complimentary of its 20-30 day
battery life, its glorious AMOLED screen
The Watch GT, however, is not part of the Google Android Wear
OS stable like Huawei’s previous Honour Watch.
It has ditched Android Ware for its own LiteOS, ostensibly to give it the longer battery life. It also
means there are no third-party apps (and we don’t know if they are coming as
yet) so what you see is what you get.
Watch GT – out of the box
Stainless Steel casing with DLC coating (diamond-like carbon), ceramic bezel
1.39” AMOLED 454 x 454, 326 ppi, colour touch screen