I think it's decent but a major problem is that one of the speakers is inside the charging port so if your charging the phone then the sound becomes slightly muffled. Really bad design for that but if that isn't a an issue for you then this is a fantastic phone especially for the price.
Thanks, how loud is it on max volume?
I've just purchased one from Envirofone in "good" condition for £179 , condition is more like a CEX grade C , deep scratches on screen and body including the camera lens , light can even be seen through the edge of the screen and frame. Bought from CEX now so I'll be returning the other one.
Could be louder but does the job I guess. I always need to put it max volume though...
I did find an app that gives a decent assessment of the battery condition. 2.5 years in, still came up at something like 90% of original capacity. Don't know how accurate that it, but i still get a good full day out of it and I'm glued to it most of the time.
The battery life is amazing on mine, nearly 2 days but yes I'm not glued to its screen for 10 hours a day. I haven't noticed any deterioration in the battery since I had it new. I put it down to the fact its a li-po battery.
Incredible phone. Bought mine 2019 with the o2 refresh deal, absolute bargain at £159. I did upgrade mine to the P30 Pro last November, purely for the optical zoom and updates. However, my friends Mate 20 Pro got updated to EMUI 11 last week. This is still one of the very best phones out there. Incredible screen, phenomenal camera, amazing battery life, inscreen biometrics, great NFC, face unlock, QI charging, huge onboard storage, and don’t underestimate the super fast charging
Just replaced mine with a Xiaomi 10t Pro but if it had had a flat screen I would have happily kept it, mine was single sim but there is a dual sim version but I think they are like hens teeth 2 years old and everything still working perfectly though
Wireless charging fast 40w charger great camera, just about use it one handed amoled screen. What more does anyone need.
Mine one arrived with screen burn and pathetic condition
Need some help guys Got a P20 Pro working fine and battery life is still good after nearly 3 years But thinking of upgrading what phone would be best? That is as good or better looking to about £200 or around £30-40 a month Thanks
Oh apologies I was getting mixed up with p20 pro
How many apps are you using at the same time?
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Posted 14th MarPosted 14th Mar
Huawei Mate 20 Pro LYA-L09 128GB 40MP Mobile Smartphone Black EE grade C £124.99 @ xsitems_ltd / ebay£127.49 Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Yup. I guess I wouldn't trust a smaller seller. They're more likely to have a 'refurb' phone that's been in a case and screen protector and looks pristine, but could still have a knackered old battery.
I'm sure they all have their own individual requirements for a refurbished phone, but I doubt all are the same tbh.
I like refurb items, you get significant savings, but it seems that anyone can sell a second hand phone in reasonable condition and declare it "a refurb". I don't mind too much except when it comes to the battery (unless the battery is replaced, of course.) Are there any 'refurb' rules on this that vendors should be following? @MrSwitch... Any thoughts? (I'm not saying this particularly about this deal, just refurb deals in general.)
'cos of the US shenanigans?
I wonder if the next big update will take away Google services?
Posted 25th JanPosted 25th Jan
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Twilight Vodafone Used Good Condition £139..99 @ 4gadgets£139.99 Free P&P Free4gadgets Deals
Decent price for a fantastic phone. 4gadgets are usually very good. Hope it helps someone (y)
Prices have tanked hugely since they were dropped from anymore future OS updates inc security. guess it's the easiest way for Huawei to use their owners as guinea pigs and be forced to move to harmonyOs if you require up-to-date security patches.
Thanks but tried again and nothing.
Awesome phone. I upgraded it for the s20 and I'm wondering why I bothered
Posted 15th JanPosted 15th Jan
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Smartphone (Good Condition) Twilight Or Black Unlocked - £159.99 delivered @ 4Gadgets£159.99 Free P&P Free4gadgets Deals
(y) Operating System Android Camera 40, 20, & 8 MP Triple Rear Camera, 24MP Front Camera Battery Standby Time 4200mAh Dimensions 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm (6.21 x 2.85 x … Read more
Maybe not a bad shout, I'll have a look how much they go for
Another article about software updates; https://www.huaweicentral.com/huawei-mate-20-regular-software-updates-to-end-soon/
Best phone I have ever owned.
Deal no longer Available in any colour
1) The curved edges are stupid. 2) The photo colours are wildly over-saturated and/or inaccurate way too often and I hate that you can't disable face smoothing entirely. I am not a teenage girl. 3) Proprietary memory cards. Can't really think of anything else. I'd only change it to fix the niggles with the camera, which is irritating because that was why I bought it. Maybe for 5G. Oh and I wouldn't mind Dual SIM, but only as a luxury. Awesome phone though, I wouldn't change it unless a stellar deal slapped me in the face. Or, and I really hate to say it, losing free Google Photos storage makes Pixels much more attractive.
Posted 7th JanPosted 7th Jan
Seller refurbished Huawei Mate 20 Pro LYA-L09 128GB 40MP Mobile Smartphone Twilight/Green Unlocked grade c £127.99 at eBay xsitems_ltd£127.99£161.9921% off Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Someone above in the comments purchased the Grade B version and said it was in excellent condition! It's a fantastic phone, purchased for a family member but had a while to fiddle around with it and compared to my P30 Pro, the higher resolution on the Mate 20 Pro really does make it stand out :D
There's a grade b left. I'm tempted....
Grade C, not too bad but definitely better than CEX's 'Grade C' for sure (y)
What grade did you get?
Thanks OP! Just got mine today, few scuffs on the top of the frame from wear and tear. Screen is the main culprit, two medium quite deep scratches and lots of little ones but overall it's okay!! (y)
Posted 16th Dec 2020Posted 16th Dec 2020
Pre-owned Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Twilight - Grade B on EE £160 @ CEX£160 Free P&P FreeCeX Deals
Product Details Manufacturer:Huawei Model:Mate 20 Pro Network:EE Grade:B Capacity:128GB Colour:Twilight Main Colour:Blue Operating System:Android Physical SIM Slots:1 … Read more
Just recieved mine and it's mint with original box charger and cable. Cheers for the deal very happy chappy.
How returns with them and do you have to post it back tempting but not looking good from your experience
CEX have been appalling this year - a non-essential shop and though closed most of the year the deals have been non-competitive.............. till now! Ebay 20% discount from many ebay shops have cheaper better graded phones than CEX CEX needs to get there act together.................. stop being so greedy and sell em whilst you can! This is a good deal from CEX - many more to come hopefully
I got a mate 20 pro grade B last week. It looked like it had been used as a football. Big chucks out of the corners and scratches all over including the screen. It even had the back panel on it replaced (black back on the twilight version), but it was still hammered. I've heard others get decent B grades though, but it's a lottery.
That has better cameras than p30 Pro? I really need (rely on it too much I guess) Google to work fully though.
Posted 13th Dec 2020Posted 13th Dec 2020
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Grade A £219.99 xsitems_ltd eBay£219.99 Free P&P FreeeBay Deals
Huawei Mate 20 Pro in Grade A condition from a reputable seller. Recently read that this phone is rolling out the latest version of Android so has some longevity. Triple Leica came… Read more
Nope, never used a screen protector. I have an oppo find X2 now and the reader works perfect. I had the mate 20 pro at launch. Maybe they started using the improved reader that was launched in the P30 pro. I know someone else who had it at launch and also had issues with the reader.
Huawei Mate 20 x 5g like new on o2 refresh if anyone fancy it. £390 https://www.o2.co.uk/shop/huawei/mate-20-x-5g-like-new#contractType=paymonthly
That might be the screen protector you're using. Have heard others had the same issue but it boiled down to the screen protector. I'm using mine without one and the scanner works flawlessly all the time. Hope it helps :)
Fantastic handset. Surprisingly robust. It is in a case but my wide has dropped it numerous times and it still works great.
worth every penny for that phone, better than any new budget one in the price catagory
Posted 27th Nov 2020Posted 27th Nov 2020
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Dual Sim 128GB Black, EE - Used Grade B £170 @ CeX£170CeX Deals
Still a very capable phone imo. Decent price. This is CEX grade B so be prepared to return if you're not happy with the condition you receive the phone in. :)
Anyone received this yet and if so what condition have you found the phone?
Any recommendations for a screen protector? I've read some of the reviews on Amazon, and some state that protectors are too short, or come away from the screen or hinder the fingerprint reader Thanks
Ended up taking a deal with EE to save the hassle of switching. Upgrade anytime (with EE of course), simple 10gb for £10 a month. Working from home now (likely permanent) I use sub 5gb a month and the Mate 20 pro is still going strong. Would love the Sammy note 20 but can't justify the cost. Saving 30/month now so happy for now. (y)
I was thinking about One plus 8 Pro or Samsung Galaxy S20 as due to renewal next month, but I'm not sure if any of them is worth paying extra (paid £150 from o2 refresh for Mate 20 Pro)
Bidens in so he might sort it out with China and Huawei might be back on the safe list.
Posted 20th Oct 2020Posted 20th Oct 2020
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Black, 128 GB, Vodafone, Good Condition - £179 @ 4gadgets£174.99 Free P&P Free4gadgets Deals
£1.83 for a Voda unlock code on ebay. Makes this quite tempting!
Can it be unlocked? If so any idea on cost
I have the mate 10 Pro at the moment. And it was fine. But recently it's just so much trouble. I'm not to sure what's wrong with it. When I type fast it thinks I'm swiping across the keyboard. It's slow even though in reset it. Might give this a miss. But a great price non the less. So heat.
The P20 was a game changing device taking photography to a new place. The Mate 20 changed the game again this time taking hardware in a new direction, l have 2019 and 2020 devices that still can't match the hardware excellence of this device. I recently gave mine to my daughter and was still getting up to 9 hrs of SOT including Pubg and COD usage, I actually liked it more than the P30 Pro. Great buy at this price and if you can get one in the condition mine is in and it will slaughter all the midrangers with ease.
Yeah echoing the other comments, I've had this for two years and it's a great phone with the exception of the fingerprint reader.
Posted 12th Oct 2020Posted 12th Oct 2020
Huawei Mate 20 Pro Black, 128 GB, Vodafone, Good Condition £199 @ 4Gadgets£1794gadgets Deals
On that basis, the specs of the Samsung top of the line phones aren't that much better either. There are a lot of spec differences - you do pay a fair bit more for better specs once you get past the value segment. This isn't a top of the line spec anymore, but it's still very good - I've had one for a while, and have no real reason to switch anytime soon.
Seriously looking to understand why this phone is popular, but specs don't look that more impressive that a Redmi Note 9s which can be purchased new at this price bracket? https://m.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=10147&idPhone2=9343
Would be like an upgrade from a Trabant to a Ferrari. Get her to sit down before you hand over the phone.
Interesting. Wonder how this would be for my mother dearest as she's currently using an Alcatel 1 :/
Brilliant phone. Had it for a year and I've no intention of upgrading anytime soon <3
Posted 4th Oct 2020Posted 4th Oct 2020
Grade B Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB Twilight EE at CEX for £200£200 Free P&P FreeCeX Deals
Comes with CEX's standard 2 year warranty. Might go freezing cold as from CEX grade B but might help someone. :D
Been using a P20 Pro for over 2 years & never had the home button heat up (I use all actions via it mode - tap for back, swipe across for recently used & long press for home). My screen after about 10 months decided to randomly fail to come on (like a florescent light that needs a new starter) - think it is colder weather & possibly due to the low brightness I use. Their warranty service is dismal - 3 weeks for a jiffy bag & I had started using the phone again, so I never sent it off.
So yesterday my son started using his P20 pro I bought him but today he said he changed the home button because if he held his thumb on it it got hot... Is this a known issue?? I tested it myself and it did get pretty hot, I wasn't sure if it was simply because the phone was on charge His phone is up to date
Generic curved glass screen protector, it does stop the fingerprint reader working which wasn't an issue because the face unlock is brilliant, that is until we all started wearing masks... I've got a uv one to try at some point as apparently the fingerprint still works then. I'd rather have just had a proper rear fp reader though not an inscreen one, but that's a minor gripe.
What was the screen protector you bought?
I've dropped mine loads of times and my glass screen protector is smashed but the phone screen survived no issues at all. Got mine for £152 new from O2 last September (I actually got two and sold one for double making mine free), great deal. It's a great phone, really pleased with it, probably keep it a out 1-2 years at least, great specs and camera.
Posted 23rd Aug 2020Posted 23rd Aug 2020
Huawei Mate 20 Pro - 128GB Refurbished - Black- Very Good for EE 243.99/ Vodafone £251.99 at Ebay/Music Magpie£243.99eBay Deals
Huawei Mate 20 Pro - 128GB -Black - EE Locked 243.99 Vodafone Locked 251.99 Used Very good condition Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm Weight: 189 g Screen: 6.39-inch, 19.5:9, 53… Read more
The Mate 20 Pro also has OIS on camera. The Poco has a faster CPU (both are really good though), 5G, is notch-free, and might be rootable with custom roms (not yet though). I'd still say the Huawei is the better phone, if you can get one very cheap on ebay or somewhere.
This deal expired now, no stock of the 'good on vodafone'
Oh well, that's good .... I tried a few times and no code found from vodafone server (they all use the same request). So personally i wouldn't buy unless unlocked.
Unlocked two Mate 20 Pros with no issues last year. One was EE and one Vodafone. Codes from eBay.
thanks, yes I am, but how so? Poco doesn't have 3x telephoto, waterproof or wireless charging. Or does the poco have something I'm missing?
Posted 17th Aug 2020Posted 17th Aug 2020
Huawei Mate 20 Pro 128GB EE Good Refurbished Condition Smartphone - Black & Green - £219 @ 4Gadgets£208 Free P&P Free4gadgets Deals
Agreed but as have 4 other phones (!), will wait for one of the 2 top grades to be avlbl, at least better chance will be in good condition.
Your experience may be different to mine, it's hit and miss with these refurb companies. 4gadgets are part of a massive group (billions turnover) so they can't be that bad all the time !!!
£152 new last September, I got one as did a few friends and family. Great phone, I'm pleased with it. https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hauwei-mate-20-pro-down-to-152-on-o2-refresh-3301965
https://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-us-temporary-license-1148433/ According to this won't future Android updates also become an issue on Huawei phones? This isn't the Google Play store missing on newer Huawei's but existing older models no longer getting any Android updates?