Huawei Mate 50 Pro review

31 October 2022


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Mr. Anonymous, 01 Nov 2022I wish Samsung and apple were as innovative in camera depar... moreSamsung is the first to create a 108MP Nona Bayer and 200MP 16-to-1 Bayer sensor, so at least they are trying their own idea. Can't say the same for Apple though.

    bukeyolacan, 01 Nov 2022Kirin is not that good as people thinks, its just another A... moreAll other SoC use Mali GPU, including Samsung. Only Qualcomm has its own Adreno GPU. But for normal everyday use, I'm still impressed with Kirin. I've been using my Mate 20 for three months now and I'm really happy with its overall performance, even when using the EMUI Desktop feature.

      As much as I like the camera performance, I still prefer the vanilla Mate 50 mainly because of the flat screen panel. It may only have a 90Hz refresh rate compared to this Pro's 120Hz, but I'm still okay with 90Hz since there are still loads of apps that can't go beyond 60Hz. I do have to lose the brilliant 64MP 3.5x zoom telephoto camera, but I'm glad to see Huawei didn't give a worse main camera for the vanilla and also the base 778G-powered 50E model.

        adsubzero, 01 Nov 2022Not exactly true that nobody likes Apple or Samsung photos ... moreExactly. True photography enthusiast can easily tell how good or bad a smartphone photo is.

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          bukeyolacan, 01 Nov 2022Kirin is not that good as people thinks, its just another A... moreKirin is very good. Not in the benchmarks, but when it comes to battery life, fluidity and response, Huawei was better than any Android around powered by Qualcomm. That's the reason of the rising over Samsung.

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            Asd, 01 Nov 2022Does the ban affects the short outcome of the devices Huawe... moreThe most hurtful thing ifor Huawei s the access to production of Kirin chips. They receive SD chips but in limited numbers and without 5G. Also, the way they tweak the Kirin, made the Huawei extremely responsive without being a champion in tests. Also battery life is very good in those phones that used Kirin.

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              yalim, 01 Nov 2022it is a bit better on 2022 flagships in camera department b... moreThey make the best android skin around. So many useful features that no other brand has.

                Czuba, 01 Nov 2022Please add maximum white brightness when brightness set to ... moreThe number is already on Page3.

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                  Please add maximum white brightness when brightness set to 0%. This is important when someone uses their phone in the night. I already compared 6 phones (all had an Amoled screen) to my iPad 10.2 (has a LCD screen) and all of them are much brighter and aren't suitable to use in complete darkness.

                  This should be a standard like maximum black brightness while testing LCD screens (OLED should always have a complete black screen).

                    LoneOwl, 01 Nov 2022For a 1300euro phone in 2022, we have seen way better batte... moreS21+ has a larger 4800mAh battery which also happens to power a smaller, lower-resolution display - it's impressive that Samsung managed to pull off that battery score with the regular 8G1, but your comparison is a bit flawed.

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                      it is a bit better on 2022 flagships in camera department but,far behind in many other parts. lack of 5G, crappy software and app support, terrible aftersales channel avaliability, lack of compatible accessories. camera itself simply does not make up for all of them. so,it is well overprices for it's worth. huawei is again way too greedy. theyt are really not aware of the competition outside of china.

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                        Does the ban affects the short outcome of the devices Huawei made or they are just limiting things? Or they can't manage to bring full potential since they got limited resources?

                          Anonymous, 01 Nov 2022Battery life is mediocre? It just inline with other sd gen1... moreAgain, 1000 nits would be great in previous years but we are getting to 2023 in some weeks, so when Huawei is asking 1300$ ,yeah i would expect better peak brightness from such an expensive flagship that lacks google services/5G.

                          Check the brightness comparison with the other devices.
                          Mate 50 pro max auto 946
                          Vivo X80 pro 1014
                          Xiaomi 12S Ultra 1065
                          S22 Ultra 1266
                          Iphone 14 pro max 1760

                            Anonymous, 01 Nov 2022tf phone scoring over 100 hours endurance yet you still cal... moreFor a 1300euro phone in 2022, we have seen way better batteries from competitors,not to mention the phone heavily throttles anyways.

                            The Galaxy S21+ with same battery, scored 114hours and it has worse chip than snap8+ gen1.

                              Yoedi16, 01 Nov 2022Dimensity 9000+ use mali and it can beat Snapdragon 8 gen1,... moreDimensity 9000+ is still behind in gpu benchmarks compared to Adreno 730. Kirin 9000 using previous gen Mali gpu which is worse than Adreno 660 even

                                bukeyolacan, 01 Nov 2022Kirin is not that good as people thinks, its just another A... moreDimensity 9000+ use mali and it can beat Snapdragon 8 gen1, mali at current state can run any game and emulator

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                                  adsubzero, 01 Nov 2022LOL iPhone is probably the worst option for photos in moder... moreI absolutely agree. People know nothing about photography . All they care about is selfies and Snapchat filters... Iphone are absolutely garbage when it comes to skin texture micro-contrast and high ISO photos.

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                                    Roberthxx, 01 Nov 2022Is there any Android App that goes thru installed apps (on ... moreyou can download gspace and maybe 90% of google play apps work just fine

                                      Anonymous, 01 Nov 2022Their problem is Kirin soc, not Google. If they can produce... moreKirin is not that good as people thinks, its just another ARM soc. Only advantage is the integrated 5g modem. They still used Mali gpu in latest 9000.

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                                        LoneOwl, 01 Nov 2022This is probably the worst performance on a snap8+ gen 1 de... moreBattery life is mediocre? It just inline with other sd gen1+ phones & almost hit 1000nits peak brightness is good enough to use under bright sunlight.

                                        Also nothing wrong with being full predictable.. at least people still expect a great camera from Huawei and they still deliver and keep the legacy from the original p9.

                                        And about the price & lack of 5G, I totally agree with you.. they overcharge this . Gonna stay with my Mate 40pro that have 5G connectivity