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Amazon Black Friday Sale – My Top 45 Picks for Thursday 22nd November 2018

Today some of the best deals have appeared on Amazon’s Black Friday Sale. Below are my top 45 picks for Thursday 22nd November 2018.

Amazon Black Friday Deals for under £15 https://amzn.to/2zfN95b

All the “Deals of the Day” https://amzn.to/2QQUVt3

Up to £100 off Sonos Speakers https://amzn.to/2BoBiTY

Over 27% off Yale Sync Smart Alarm & Smart Locks (Works with Alexa) https://amzn.to/2OWg835

Up to 25% off Audio-Technica, Shure and Eagletone headphones https://amzn.to/2BpvZUb

Save up to 50% off on Beats, Bose, Sony and more headphones https://amzn.to/2BplvnL

£39.99 PlayStation Plus: 12 Month Membership | PS4 | PSN Download Code – UK account https://amzn.to/2OWmlw3

Up to 40% off best selling luxury fragrances including Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss and Paco Rabanne https://amzn.to/2PO5qkn

40% off Samsung TVs from 43 to 75-Inch https://amzn.to/2OUSowc

72% off Logitech C920 HD Pro Webcam – Full HD 1080p Video Calling and Recording with Dual Stereo Audio Mics – Black https://amzn.to/2ORAVot

29% off Seagate Expansion External Hard Drives https://amzn.to/2BpcRWi

Just £99, deal of the day!!! Motorola Moto G4 Plus 16GB SIM-Free Smartphone 2 GB RAM (Dual SIM) – White (Exclusive to Amazon) https://amzn.to/2S75qbP

Save up to 30% off projectors, big selection https://amzn.to/2Tww0wy

Up to 25% off Laptops https://amzn.to/2Q5rLcL

22% off Nest Thermostats https://amzn.to/2R04gyX

30% off TV’s https://amzn.to/2znaBgX

Up to 50% off Play-doh, Barbie Dreamhouse, Baby Alive and more https://amzn.to/2OWonMk

Up to 40% off FurReal, Star Wars, Crate Creatures and more https://amzn.to/2OXNe2D

Up to 30% off car seats including Cybex, Britax and Maxi-Cosi https://amzn.to/2PLRQ0O

53% off Huggies Extra Care Baby Wipes (12 x 56 Wipes) https://amzn.to/2OWlFH1

Up to 40% off Eve Memory Foam Mattresses https://amzn.to/2S7sirI

Up to 50% off SIMBA Sleep Pillows, Duvets and Fitted Sheets https://amzn.to/2TEcYVk

65% off Oral-B Pro 3 3000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush Rechargeable Powered By Braun, 1 Handle, 2 Modes Including Gum Care, 2 Toothbrush Heads https://amzn.to/2OUb13v

60% off Braun Series 9 9240s Men’s Electric Foil Shaver, Wet and Dry, Pop Up Precision Trimmer, Rechargeable and Cordless Razor with Charging Stand and Travel Case – Black/Blue https://amzn.to/2QavnKy

Up to 55% off Hugo Boss and Hugo Boss Orange Watches https://amzn.to/2Bq4Dxi

52% off Krups Evidence EA893840 Automatic Espresso Bean to Cup Coffee Machine, Black https://amzn.to/2PLCPMK

Up to 30% off Aviation Gin and more craft spirits https://amzn.to/2OWi8sc

Up to 40% off Sanctuary Spa Gifts https://amzn.to/2Qieq0u

45% off Miele Complete C3 Boost Vacuum Cleaner, 900 W, Graphite Grey https://amzn.to/2PIiuaZ

Up to 50% off BaByliss, Remington, Revlon Hair Dryers and Straighteners https://amzn.to/2OWqbF6

Up to 50% off Berghaus footwear/walking boots/shoes https://amzn.to/2OWlDyT

Amazon’s Black Friday Top Trending Deals https://amzn.to/2QQ4EzN

Extra 20% off all used products/open box sold by Amazon Warehouse https://amzn.to/2QVdPiz

Black Friday deals in Kitchen & Appliances https://amzn.to/2BeQeE5

45% off Purina One Coat and Hairball Dry Cat Food Chicken, 3kg https://amzn.to/2S7tzz0

Save 15% on Skinner’s Field & Trial Dog Food Duck & Rice https://amzn.to/2Bqe7bO

Save up to 45% on selected Arden Grange dry dog food https://amzn.to/2R1e6AG

Black Friday deals in Beauty https://amzn.to/2RXbpjx

Black Friday deals on Amazon devices, tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Smart Home and more https://amzn.to/2KilJAa

Black Friday top deals in Electronics, Phones, Headphones. Smart Home https://amzn.to/2OKi66B

Up to 50% off headphones from Bose, Beats, Sony and more https://amzn.to/2OTigIN

Up to 25% off Samsung phones https://amzn.to/2QaKljD

Offers on Playstation VR https://amzn.to/2QZZZvk

Up to 30% off Smartphones from Huawei, Sony, Xiaomi and more https://amzn.to/2PLRxDc

Up to 30% off Microsoft Office https://amzn.to/2Qcbr9R

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Amazon Black Friday Sale – My Top 35 Picks for Wednesday 21st November 2018

Today some of the best deals have appeared on Amazon’s Black Friday Sale. Below are my top 35 picks for Wednesday 21st November 2018.

Amazon Black Friday Deals for under £15 https://amzn.to/2zfN95b

All the “Deals of the Day” https://amzn.to/2QQUVt3

Save 27% on Xiaomi A2 Lite Smartphone, lowest price on Amazon today https://amzn.to/2BmCHKO

Up to 50% off Parker, Waterman and Rotring, great Xmas present gift sets https://amzn.to/2zjlCQx

Up to 40% off best selling luxury fragrances including Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss and Paco Rabanne https://amzn.to/2TxWYns

Up to 55% off mens shoes from top brands https://amzn.to/2S71eZY

27% off Smart Netgear WiFi Routers https://amzn.to/2zkutkV

Up to 40% off Sandisk memory products https://amzn.to/2PF04rL

Amazon’s Black Friday Top Trending Deals https://amzn.to/2QQ4EzN

Extra 20% off all used products/open box sold by Amazon Warehouse https://amzn.to/2QVdPiz

22% off Nest Thermostats https://amzn.to/2R04gyX

Up to 50% off Seiko Watches https://amzn.to/2Bo41bu

67% off Braun Series 3 ProSkin 3080s Electric Shaver, Wet and Dry Electric Razor for Men with Pop Up Precision Trimmer and Charging Stand, Rechargeable and Cordless Shaver, Black/Blue https://amzn.to/2Q7A9Zf

73% off Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 5100 Electric Toothbrush with Travel Case choice of 3 colours, black, white & pink https://amzn.to/2OUpmNm

39% off Laphroaig Quarter Cask Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 70 cl https://amzn.to/2OUuW24

24% off Heineken, Carling, Lagunitas and more https://amzn.to/2QUCnbo

40% off Irons Including Tefal, Breville, Bosch https://amzn.to/2PGlxRd

Up to 40% off Creative & Science Kits including Slime, Sewing & Education https://amzn.to/2TAQLaG

60% off instax Mini 8 Minion Camera – Yellow/Blue https://amzn.to/2OVzd5o

Black Friday top deals in Electronics, Phones, Headphones. Smart Home https://amzn.to/2OKi66B

Black Friday deals in Kitchen & Appliances https://amzn.to/2BeQeE5

Save up to 45% on selected Arden Grange dry dog food https://amzn.to/2R1e6AG

Up to 25% off on Wellness CORE Grain-Free Wet Cat Food https://amzn.to/2QYT45C

Black Friday deals in Beauty https://amzn.to/2RXbpjx

Black Friday deals on Amazon devices, tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Smart Home and more https://amzn.to/2KilJAa

Up to 25% off Samsung phones https://amzn.to/2QaKljD

Up to 25% off Laptops https://amzn.to/2Q5rLcL

30% off TV’s https://amzn.to/2znaBgX

Save up to 30% of TV Box Sets https://amzn.to/2R03pyf

Save up to 30% on Great Movies https://amzn.to/2R0Hcjt

Up to 50% off headphones from Bose, Beats, Sony and more https://amzn.to/2OTigIN

35% off Sony NW-A45 3.1 Inch Touch Display High Resolution Audio Walkman with 16 GB Micro SD, 45 Hours Battery Life – Black https://amzn.to/2S3iy1O

Up to 58% off Energizer Batteries & Headtorches https://amzn.to/2BnvwSp

Offers on Playstation VR https://amzn.to/2QZZZvk

Up to 30% off Microsoft Office https://amzn.to/2QYiaBr

Amazon Black Friday Sale – My Top Picks for Tuesday 20th November 2018

There are tons of special prices today, the best deals so far, on Amazon’s Black Friday Sale. Below are a selection of my top picks.

Amazon Black Friday Deals for under £15 https://amzn.to/2zfN95b

All the “Deals of the Day” https://amzn.to/2QQUVt3

Black Friday Deals on Toys https://amzn.to/2zhw8HV

Black Friday deals on Computers & Access https://amzn.to/2ThXQfY

Amazon’s Black Friday Top Trending Deals https://amzn.to/2QQ4EzN

Black Friday top deals in Electronics, Phones, Headphones. Smart Home https://amzn.to/2OKi66B

Black Friday deals in Kitchen & Appliances https://amzn.to/2BeQeE5

Black Friday deals in Beauty https://amzn.to/2RXbpjx

Extra 20% off all used products sold by Amazon Warehouse https://amzn.to/2QVdPiz

25% off Bomb Cosmetics and Baylis & Harding https://amzn.to/2KjJibF

29% off Audeze iSINE 10 In-Ear Planar Headphones, great deal https://amzn.to/2zdjqdh

30% off wireless headphones https://amzn.to/2DLIuvV

Black Friday deals on Amazon devices, tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Smart Home and more https://amzn.to/2KilJAa

Up to 40% off L.O.L. Surprise!, Barbie, Sylvanian Families and more https://amzn.to/2Kk5ZfG

£10 off Microsoft Office https://amzn.to/2PD4MX3

Big discount on Adobe Creative Cloud All apps https://amzn.to/2A7ad5W

35% off Samsung 970 EVO SSDs https://amzn.to/2zkiaFn

Up to 40% off Hive Smart Thermostats + Free Echo Dot (Gen 2) https://amzn.to/2QSSdDr

60% off Osram Smart+ Lighting https://amzn.to/2PETKR6

Up to 30% off selected top brands sportswear https://amzn.to/2DtXCgt

Up to 50% off speakers from Ultimate Ears, Beats Bang & Olufsen and more https://amzn.to/2DLIEn1

Save 30% on TVs https://amzn.to/2OTk6JM

Up to 25% off Laptops https://amzn.to/2PE9nIk

Up to 25% off Samsung Smartphones https://amzn.to/2PGcoIp

Black Friday Deals in Pet Supplies, big discounts in dog, cat food https://amzn.to/2PCLXTJ

iFi Audio xDSD Review – Bluetooth Hi-Res DAC & Amplifier with MQA

Welcome to my review of the iFi Audio xDSD. The iFi Audio xDSD retails for £299.

Key Features/Specifications

– Wirelessly connect any smartphone or digital audio player to wired headphones.
– APT-X and AAC Bluetooth streaming receiver.
– USB type A OTG/CCK connector.
– 3.5mm coaxial/TOSLINK combo S/PDIF input.
– Sensitive IEMs are super quiet using iFi Audio Cyberdrive circuit design (incorporates the iFi exclusive OV4627 ultra low noise FET input Op-Amp and W990VST digitally controlled stepped attenuator) which puts the analogue volume under digital control.
– Natively playback Hi-Res audio with iFi Audio signature Burr Brown digital to analog converter chip. Supports native PCM 384, quad DSD 256, and MQA.
– 3.5mm balanced output works with single ended connections and cuts crosstalk in half.
– XBass – cleans up and restore a rich, deeper bass line.
– 3D Matrix- recreates the recording’s original sound field.
– Two modes – speakers or headphones.
– Up to 10 hours battery life.
– MQA included. Stream Tidal with ease.
– True Native® playback of all music formats from MP3 to DSD512, PCM768 and 2xDXD.
– Separate power input (micro USB) to charge its own internal battery, it does not draw from your smartphone
– Dynamic Range > 113dB (A)
– Output power – 2.82V/500 mW @ 16 Ohm, 3.7V/270 mW @ 50 Ohm, 3.8V/48 mW @ 300 Ohm, 3.8V/24 mW @ 600 Ohm
– Line out Level – 2.1V @ 0dBFS
– Dimensions 95(l) x 67(w) x 19(h) mm
– Weight 127g

Main Review

Conclusion

The iFi Audio xDSD is a cracking versatile piece of kit and highly recommended.

iFi Audio xDSD on Amazon UK

Amazon Black Friday Sale – My Top Picks for Monday 19th November 2018

There are lots of special prices today, the best deals so far, on Amazon’s Black Friday Sale. Below are a selection of my top picks.

Amazon Black Friday Deals for under £15 https://amzn.to/2zfN95b

All the “Deals of the Day” https://amzn.to/2QQUVt3

Black Friday Deals on Toys https://amzn.to/2zhw8HV

Black Friday deals on Computers & Access https://amzn.to/2ThXQfY

Amazon’s Black Friday Top Trending Deals https://amzn.to/2QQ4EzN

Black Friday top deals in Electronics, Phones, Headphones. Smart Home https://amzn.to/2OKi66B

Black Friday deals in Kitchen & Appliances https://amzn.to/2BeQeE5

Black Friday deals in Beauty https://amzn.to/2RXbpjx

Up to 40% off TicWatch Smartwatch https://amzn.to/2Bg4NXX

Over 40% off Phillips Hue Lightstrips https://amzn.to/2PHo7q8

Up to 50% off Sandisk Memory Products https://amzn.to/2OSbenx

Up to 60% off Nerf blasters, including NERF Laser OPS and more https://amzn.to/2ORK28y

Up to 47% off Samsung Portable SSD T5 (This is a amazing deal) https://amzn.to/2S0ZKjH

25% off Microsoft Office https://amzn.to/2PD4MX3

Save 30% on TVs https://amzn.to/2OTk6JM

Up to 25% off Laptops https://amzn.to/2PE9nIk

Up to 25% off Samsung Smartphones https://amzn.to/2PGcoIp

45% off Gourmet Perle Cat Food (96 pieces) https://amzn.to/2PCt1EE

Black Friday Deals in Pet Supplies, big discounts in dog, cat food https://amzn.to/2PCLXTJ

70% off Philips Sonicare ProtectiveClean 6100 Electric Toothbrush with Travel Case, 3 x Cleaning Modes, 3 Intensities & Additional Toothbrush Head https://amzn.to/2A29frp

Amazon Black Friday Sale – My Top Picks for Sunday 18th November 2018

There are lots of special prices today on Amazon’s Black Friday Sale. Below are a selection of my top picks.

Amazon Black Friday Deals for under £15 https://amzn.to/2zfN95b

All the “Deals of the Day” https://amzn.to/2QQUVt3

Black Friday Deals on Toys https://amzn.to/2zhw8HV

Black Friday deals on Computers & Access https://amzn.to/2ThXQfY

Amazon’s Black Friday Top Trending Deals https://amzn.to/2QQ4EzN

Black Friday top deals in Electronics, Phones, Headphones. Smart Home https://amzn.to/2OKi66B

Black Friday deals in Kitchen & Appliances https://amzn.to/2BeQeE5

Black Friday deals in Beauty https://amzn.to/2RXbpjx

Adobe Creative Cloud ALL APPS big discount https://amzn.to/2PZLFWz

Save on EA Sports Title games https://amzn.to/2TsqkUy

Up to 60% off Michael Kors Smartwatches https://amzn.to/2OP41Vy

25% off Armani Jackets https://amzn.to/2TooT9I

Huawei Mate 20 X Review – 7.2 inch OLED Goliath of a Smartphone

Welcome to my review of the Huawei Mate 20 X smartphone.

My review is split into several parts. A comparison with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, usability and UI, Audio, Camera and final verdict. The audio section includes a loudspeaker shootout between the Mate 20 Pro as well.

Key Features

– 7.2 inch OLED 1080p screen
– Kirin 980 Processor 7nm
– 5,000 mAh battery with TÜV safety-certified HUAWEI SuperCharge
– GPU 2.0 Turbo Technology
– Dual symmetrical speakers at both ends of the device, plus a super high dynamic range up to 40 db
– The world’s first liquid multi-dimensional cooling system with Vapour Chamber (VC) and Graphene Film used in smartphones.
– 40 MP main RGB lens captures great details in everyday photos, while the 8 MP telephoto lens will focus on your distant shots and the whole new 20 MP Leica Ultra Wide Angle Lens is perfect for the landscape photos and macro shots.
– 24 MP front camera
– AI Video Modes
– AI Cinema Mode and Directors Cut
– M Pen stylus (optional)
– Wireless Projection, Desktop mode

Main Review

Conclusion

The Huawei Mate 20 x is an incredible media machine and highly recommended if you can live with its footprint.

Huawei Mate 20 X accessories on Amazon UK

Amazon Black Friday Deals – My Top Picks on Friday 16th November 2018

Black Friday Deals. These are my top picks for today. I have also noticed that it is worth searching for items you might normally buy, as I discovered that my brand of dog food had been heavily reduced, but was not in the actual Black Friday Sale listings. I just saved £50 of dog food today.

50% off Amazon Echo Dot https://amzn.to/2PYVtjq

38% off Amazon Fire TV Stick https://amzn.to/2DKYw9c

39% off Amazon Echo Smart Speaker https://amzn.to/2K8z4uP

29% off Drones from Parrot and PowerVision https://amzn.to/2zfQaT7

Deal of the Day – Fitbit Charge 2 £74.99 , several colours https://amzn.to/2PZSNlt

68% off Oral B Genuis Electric Toothbrush https://amzn.to/2Pw5vcw

Lightning deal price – Finish Dishwasher Tablets, All in 1 Max Lemon, 90-Count https://amzn.to/2zWiR79

49% off Philips Lumea Prestige IPL Hair Removal Device for Total Body & Face https://amzn.to/2zXiitS

40% off LEGO including Friends, Star Wars, Technic and more https://amzn.to/2OGM9fr

Up to 50% off Barbie, Enchantimals, Sylvanian Families and more https://amzn.to/2K64C4c

Up to 50% off Melissa and Doug pretend play, wooden toys and more https://amzn.to/2zbW1sO

Up to 47% off Philips Hue lighting https://amzn.to/2K85PrN

Up to 30% off TVs https://amzn.to/2QO18G3

Up to 25% off PC Monitors including Samsung, Dell, LG and more https://amzn.to/2Pwpacl

Up to 25% off laptops https://amzn.to/2DGOcyR

Up to 30% off Smartphones from Xiaomi, OnePlus, Honor, Sony and more https://amzn.to/2K8Kb6O

Up to 35% off bluetooth headphones https://amzn.to/2QHqHbL

27% off WD External drives https://amzn.to/2zZFojh

Up to 40% off Sony Cameras https://amzn.to/2QHW6Ln

Black Friday deal on Playstation Plus 12 Month membership https://amzn.to/2OMR91W

Black Friday deals on Playstation VR consoles bundles https://amzn.to/2DHm2UK

Up to 35% off Buffalo Trace, Grey Goose and more spirits https://amzn.to/2PX7xBT

46% off Kärcher Window Vac WV5 Premium incl. Accessories, Window cleaner for Windows, Tiles, Shower & Cabinets and Exchangeable Battery https://amzn.to/2Q0LMB7

These deals will be updated throughout the day and each day of the Amazon Black Friday sale. Link to all the Black Friday deals https://amzn.to/2OOydA2 .

Pixel 3 Camera Review with 40 amazing photos!

Welcome to my Pixel 3 Camera Review.

For this review I have focused on the photo quality as this is the Pixel 3 forte.

The Pixel 3 or 3 XL feature a camera that in auto mode delivers a good photo pretty much every time. Video quality is good but Google decided not to include 4K 60fps. Also the video audio quality is sub par compared to its major competitors like the iPhone Xs, Samsung Note 9 and Huawei Mate 20 Pro.

The Pixel 3 manages to use its single rear lens to great effect but ultimately the super res zoom cannot compensate for proper optical zoom. It also is competing in a world where phones are having 3 or more lenses on the rear which translates into extreme flexibility.

Despite this, for portrait/people shots it really performs exceptional well. Take a look at the video review. There is a front camera shot at night. The level of detail was astonishing. The front cameras include a normal and wide lens to allow you to get more people or more of the background in the shot.

The Pixel 3 Camera also takes shots with fantastic detail and dynamic range. The new night sight mode turns darkness into daylight.

Pixel 3 Camera Review

Conclusion

If you predominantly take photos, you cannot go wrong with the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL.

Pixel 3 / 3 XL cases on Amazon UK

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review vs iPhone Xs/Xr, Samsung Note 9 and Pixel 3 XL

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro review. This is my review after using the phone for one month.

Key Features

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro features the new Kirin 980 7nm chipset, with its dual NPU. This is so important as it ups what’s possible in the photography field, but does this translate into video as well? More in my video review below. The video options extend to some flashy Video AI options eg Video AI colour which keeps the person(s) in colour and everything else in black and white.

In terms of connectivity, the phone has Cat 21, that’s 1.4 Gigabits per second. The latest Bluetooth 5 is now included with the respective codecs. the Mate 20 Pro has a huge 4,200 maH battery. Not only that it has “Reverse Wireless Charging” – a first for a phone to share power wirelessly.

Unlike Apple, Huawei include a supercharger in the box. This is the new 40Watts supercharger that can recharge the huge battery to 70% in just 30 mins. Qi Wireless is now included at 15 watts which is double the industry standard. Both charging methods have been safety certified by independent company.

The Mate 20 Pro is all about its camera and I am sure that is what you are all most interested in. Co-engineered with Leica and taken up to the next level. On board is a 40mp RGB f/1.8 lens, 8mp telephoto with OIS, 20mp f/2.2 ultra wide sensor, dual tone flash. As the main sensor is so good now, there is no need for the monochrome sensor. Front camera is 24mp fixed focus.

The Mate 20 Pro features new photo AI modes. Super macro gets as close as 2.5cm from subject. On the P20 Pro, it could identify 500 scenes and scenarios, but now with dual NPU that has risen to 1,500. The AI knows how to keeps the right stuff in focus too. There is so much to cover on the cameras, so I have created to separate videos so far on the camera. See below.

Part 1 – Camera Review includes the Camera App UI with explanations, tips and tricks and sample footage from all modes

Part 2 – Based on new firmware, another look at the video improvements and new features

Security has been improved with a new 3D Facial dot matrix unlock. It can be used to secure information on the device as well. An under the screen finger print sensor is also included. Huawei’s backup now extends to NAS systems for extra versatility.

Moving over to productivity, you can now print seamlessly to a wifi printers. PC Desktop mode is now wireless enabled using a miracast enabled screen/TV. This also means you can use desktop mode indepently of the phone.

The design of the phone and camera setup is distinctive and easily identifiable. It has glass with a textured pattern to aid grip, resists fingerprints. Beautiful and practical. It is also IP68.

The sound and audio functionality of the Mate 20 Pro has been improved with some neat tricks. Below is an in depth look at the speakers, bluetooth, USB C earphones and more, plus some headphone recommendations.

Main Review

Let’s move to the main review now, where I will cover off all my key findings and recommendations after using the phone for a month.

Conclusion

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a fabulous phone from Huawei feature packed to the gills with technology and innovation.

Huawei Mate 20 Pro on Amazon UK

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Audio Review – Bluetooth, Loudspeaker, USB C Earphones, DACs & Dongles

Welcome to my Huawei Mate 20 Pro Audio review. This review looks at the audio quality covering bluetooth, loudspeaker, the included USB C earphones and USB C to 3.5mm dongle, using other USB C dongles and DACs and which headphones are best.

Key Audio Features

– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Bluetooth 5.0, BLE, SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA Audio
– USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
– DivX/XviD/MP4/H.265/WMV player
– MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV/FLAC player

So how does all the above specs translate into audio quality. Lets take a close up look now.

If you wish to get a Huawei Mate 20 Pro and all accessories, check out the options on Amazon UK

Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Review – all modes photos & videos

Welcome to my Huawei Mate 20 Pro Camera Review. In this review I have tested all the photo and video modes, explained the camera app interface and UI, sort of a mini tutorial, plus you get to see what the max resolutions are per mode.

So what lenses does the Mate 20 Pro have? 4 in total. 3 rear lenses, a 40mp main sensor, a 20mp ultra wide and a 8mp telephoto lens. The front camera is 24mp. The camera system is co-engineered with Leica.

Below are some photos from the camera.

A very windy day, but I still managed a close up of a bee feeding.

With the sun behind the church entrance, the ultra wide lens created a lovely effect.

My camera review includes shots of the moon, high action, pitch black, low light, all video modes, Video AI, stabilisation tests, zoom tests and much much more, plus my honest verdict on the whole phone from just a camera point of view, and then compared to the iPhone Xs Max and Note 9.

Of course, the Mate 20 Pro has many other unique or great features, like fast wireless charge, reverse wireless charging and did you know the bottom speaker is integrated into the USB C port!

The Main Event

Get the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and all accessories on Amazon UK.

Huawei Watch GT – First Impressions incl Full Walkthrough of UI

Welcome to my First Impressions and Hands on with the Huawei Watch GT.

The Huawei Watch GT compliments Huawei’s wearable family. It runs Huawei’s own operating system, Lite OS. The Watch GT is an extension of Huawei eco system.

With the Watch GT, Huawei wanted to create something similar to Garmin and Fitbit. However, they also wanted the watch to look like a sports watch.

Some of the feature highlights includes a superb battery life. It has the potential for 22 hours with continuous everything. This is with GPS on and continuous heart rate monitoring. More realistic and what most people will achieve is up to 2 weeks with general usage. Or if you restrict the background activities the battery will last up to 30 days.

Apart from Huawei using their own OS, it also has their own chipset with a low and high power core, which will kick into action, depending on what’s needed by the user. Some of the fitness features include real time performace when running, a heart rate system now uses a 6 system light system to read heart rate. It uses the sensors and AI to understand where the watch is precisely placed on your wrist to give you more accurate readings. GPS location is derived via 3 different GPS systems to help triangulate more accurate and faster tracking. The Huawei Watch GT also includes an altimeter.

In terms of compatibility, the Huawei Watch is compatible with iOS and android. Data is synced and displayed using the updated Huawei Health app.

Huawei Watches on Amazon UK

Huawei Mate 20 Pro vs Huawei Mate 20 – The Visual Differences

Huawei has just announced several new smartphones. So let’s take a look at the differences between the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the standard Mate 20.

First up the standard Mate 20 has a wider body. It also lacks a notch as it doesn’t have the Dot Matrix Face Unlock system that the Mate 20 Pro includes.

Eagle eyed people will also notice the standard Mate 20 has a headphone jack.

Not shown, but both feature the same look/design of rear camera configurations, but the Mate 20 Pro comes with a superior configuration.

So which do you prefer? The Huawei Mate 20 or Mate 20 Pro?

Huawei Mate 20 Pro – First Impressions plus Camera UI & Samples

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is the new flagship phone from Huawei. I am very excited about this new phone, having spent some early access time using it.

Key Features

First up it features the new Kirin 980 7nm chipset, with its dual NPU. This is so important as it ups what’s possible in the photography field. Now the Huawei Mate 20 Pro can recognise the skeleton form of a human being, not just photos, but in videos in precise detail. This means it can optomise parts of images live even during video. See my video below with the sample of Video AI colour.

In terms of connectivity, the phone has Cat 21, that’s 1.4 Gigabits per second. The latest Bluetooth 5 is now included with the respective codecs.

What’s a phone without a decent battery? Well the Mate 20 Pro has a huge 4,200 maH battery. Not only that it has “Reverse Wireless Charging” – a first for a phone to share power wirelessly.

Unlike Apple, Huawei include a supercharger in the box. This is the new 40Watts supercharger that can recharge the huge battery to 70% in just 30 mins. Qi Wireless is now included at 15 watts which is double the industry standard. Both charging methods have been safety certified by independent company.

The Mate 20 Pro is all about its camera and I am sure that is what you are all most interested in. Co-engineered with Leica and taken up to the next level. On board is a 40mp RGB f/1.8 lens, 8mp telephoto with OIS, 20mp f/2.2 ultra wide sensor, dual tone flash. As the main sensor is so good now, there is no need for the monochrome sensor.

The Mate 20 Pro features nNw photo AI modes. Super macro gets as close as 2.5cm from subject. On the P20 Pro, it could identify 500 scenes and scenarios, but now with dual NPU that has risen to 1,500. The AI knows how to keeps the right stuff in focus too. There is so much to cover on the cameras, so much so, I will be creating two special posts.

The AI now extends to video with special video modes eg AI Colour video. This keeps the person in colour while the res of video is in black and white.

Security has been improved with a new 3D Facial dot matrix unlock. It can be used to secure information on the device as well. An under the screen finger print sensor is also included. Huawei’s backup now extends to NAS systems for extra versatility.

Moving over to productivity, you can now print seamlessly to a wifi printers. PC Desktop mode is now wireless enabled using a miracast enabled screen/TV. This also means you can use desktop mode indepently of the phone.

The design of the phone and camera setup is distinctive and easily identifiable. It has glass with a textured pattern to aid grip, resists fingerprints. Beautiful and practical. It is also IP68.

Accessories

Huawei are bringing a selection of cases with the new phones as well as the new fast 15w Qi charger.

First Impressions

Conclusion

I am genuinely bowled over by the Huawei Mate 20 Pro and can’t wait to explore if further!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro on Amazon UK