Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS preview

Preview of Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS

The best way to see the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is like a standard Mate 10 Pro that has been forcefully powered with a course of steroid morphing lux, in an attempt to Turn it into the most desirable ultra-high-end smartphone in the market. But what has changed? Very much, as it turns out. For starters, it promotes a more elegant construction, a screen fingerprint reader and an incredible amount of internal storage.

But all that has a price – a considerable one.

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS – What's different

The Huawei Mate RS looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus.

I [19659007] t has a similar metal and glass composite chassis, a rear camera mounted in the center and an equal amount of dead space at the top and bottom of the screen, instead of a notch. But dig a little deeper and you will see a series of important differences, among which the fingerprint reader on the screen, which was not reliable during the tests, and the 2.5D curved screen.

There is also a rear fingerprint sensor with coating

Porsche Design also worked with Huawei to develop a state-of-the-art aerospace microcapsule cooling system, the first in the world for a smart phone, which stores heat generated by the internal components, releasing it periodically to maintain constant coherence. operating temperature, instead of dispersing it immediately.

But what I thought was the most impressive feat of engineering is the introduction of 512 GB of internal storage. Sure, that's more space than you and I will need, but Huawei says there's a good reason for that: the maximum Mate RS is being marketed in the elite, a select group that tends to want to keep confidential files on them all the time , apparently.

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Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS – Specifications and camera

Huawei made some subtle improvements in the regular specifications of Mate RS to help semi-justify the price. The new QHD screen curved edge to edge is sublime and the introduction of wireless charging is a positive key that makes it easy to complete the device in an office.

Apart from this, the camera also remains a key selling point for the device. The Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS has the same three-camera configuration as the high-end Huawei P20 Pro. The configuration combines a 40 megapixel (f / 1.8) telephoto sensor, a 20MP monochromatic sensor (f / 1.6) and a standard 8 megapixel (f / 2.4) image sensor. The three were jointly designed by the German optic titan Leica.

Each sensor has a different function when taking a picture. The 40 megapixel sensor captures the colors and basic details in a scene; The 20 megapixel monochromatic sensor is based on that by collecting more details, as well as texture and depth for a bokeh effect, if desired; and the 8 megapixel sensor is used exclusively for magnification.

The configuration also offers an optical zoom three and five times so you can get up close and personal with a subject that is at a considerable distance without sacrificing any detail. It is a characteristic that I found myself using very often while wandering around Frankfurt and Salzburg, trying to photograph medieval buildings and mountain ranges from afar during the press demonstration I attended.

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Photographs taken with both natural light and low light are so sharp and full of detail that even if You can not zoom at the time of shooting, you can do it in post-production.

Like the P20 and the P20 Pro, the Mate RS is armed with an assistant controlled by Artificial Intelligence that offers frame-by-frame optimization for a large number of different scenarios, including action and night shots, close-ups and portraits . in the automatic configuration of the camera. It is a good touch, although it tends to saturate the images taken in optimal lighting conditions, which finally led me to disable it completely.

The video once again did not meet expectations. The super-slo-mo feature, which allows you to shoot a burst of slow-motion images from 0.2 seconds to 960 frames per second, often distorts the subject and the lack of stabilization when shooting in 4K, a function of both the P20 and the P20 Pro are also missing, made for some less than impressive recordings, to say the least.

Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS – First Verdict

With beautiful design, incredible storage quantities and some ingenious additions, such as wireless charging, the Mate RS is what the P20 Pro should have been. Price is ridiculous, even by the most advanced telephone standards, and means that most people will not be able to buy one without selling a kidney. Even if you have cash to exploit, I would still recommend you keep it until you have used it for a longer time and can comment on what you really like to live with.