The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is here, but you need to be careful with its screen

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After much teasing, Huawei has finally launched the Huawei Mate 20 Pro in India. The company’s latest flagship comes with a plethora of stellar features along with a super premium price tag. Featuring a triple-camera setup at the back along with the Kirin 980 SoC, the Mate 20 Pro is definitely the flagship offering from the Chinese giant. While those might be the highlights of the device, it also packs in a very stunning display. Sadly though, it seems as if it isn’t that durable.

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Huawei Mate 20 Pro display

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro packs in a 6.39-inch display with 1440 x 3120-pixel resolution. The QuadHD AMOLED display offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. What’s more is that it comes with support for DCI-P3 and HDR10.

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Now while the specs sound great, it also performs well in our first impressions. However, the display also curves around the edges of the display. Now, while this does add an element of beauty, it also makes the screen less durable. That too, in multiple scenarios.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro screen scratch and burn test

YouTuber JerryRigEverything has been known to test smartphones to the ultimate limit. In his test of the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, he began with the scratch test. At par with most flagship phones, the Mate 20 Pro exhibits scratches at level 6. 

However, when shown the heat of a lighter, things don’t sound that promising. In the device’s favor, it did manage to withstand the heat for about 25 seconds. Sadly though, once the display does take in a burn, the damage stays on the display and never recovers. In fact, it stays on even after prolonged use.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro screen bend test

While burn-ins are something that won’t happen to most users, bend-gate is still a more common phenomenon. The device could bend even while inside your pockets. Unfortunately, the Mate 20 Pro’s display performs horribly in the bend test. 

As soon as the YouTuber starts to put pressure on the phone from both ends, the Mate 20 Pro’s display starts to crack. Jerry notes that this could be due to the curved display. He also recalls that the Mate 10 Pro which had a flat screen did not face any such issues. 

The cracks on the display are way too harsh and have a greater impact on the device. In fact, it also prevents you from using the in-display fingerprint scanner. So, in case your device’s screen breaks, you’d have to resort to just face unlock.

Also read: Huawei Mate 20 Pro first impressions: a stunning phone that deserves all your attention

Well, we have the Huawei Mate 20 Pro with us, and a full review is in tow. Make sure to stay tuned to Mr. Phone to stay updated with everything on the Mate 20 Pro and everything else in the smartphone world. 

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