Huawei Mate 20 Pro: camera review

The Huawei P20 Pro was one of the best camera phones around - its successor does a great job of trying to oust it.

Digital Camera World Verdict

Huawei has done it again with the Mate 20 Pro - this is one of the best camera phones on the market, easily matching the Huawei P20 Pro for lenses and quality. Yes, we miss the monochrome lens but the pictures you can take are utterly impressive.


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    Superb lens setup

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    Fantastic portrait mode

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    Ultra-wide lens really works


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    HDR is vibrant but we wanted more

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    No monochrome lens

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The Huawei Mate 20 Pro has a lot to prove. It’s coming out at a time when camera phones are in their prime and it’s part of the same family as perhaps the best camera phone of them all, the Huawei P20 Pro

We are no longer in a time when it’s just Apple boasting about its camera technology but pretty much ever phone on the market. And the ante has been upped on lenses too. 

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Marc Chacksfield

A technology journalist who has been in the industry for 17 years, Marc is the former editor-in-chief of TechRadar and has also steered the ship for technology brands including T3, Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, and is currently the director of Shortlist Media and co-owner of 

An expert in the field of camera phones and mobile tech, Marc has been a long-time specialist when it comes to phone reviews, hands-on coverage, reviews and rumors. As a frequent visitor to big trade shows like CES, he has also had boots on the ground for the latest camera announcements and breaking developments in fields such as 8K video.