Huawei Emotion UI 9 Review on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Emotion UI 9 Review on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Huawei Emotion UI 9--Now there’s no denying that while Huawei mate 20 Pro Rock some seriously sexy hardware. You’ve got that in screen fingerprint sensor, 3D modelling front-facing camera, triple lens rear camera, fast charge, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.

However, it’s not just about the hardware. Huawei mate 20 Pro also rocks motion UI 9 or EMUI 9 as they call it the latest version of its OS overlay, adding lots of great functionality. so I am gonna have a run through some of the best features and see how it compares to the EMUI 8.



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A quick introduction to emotion UI, you notice a different look and feel, that’s because the manufacturers add their own overlay on top of Android.

In Emotion UI 9 there are lots of new features, you can actually have a play around with stuff like the digital balance. There’s also lots of behind the scenes changes as well, so we’re going to go through them.

First up let’s go through some of the more general changes when you first set up your Huawei mate 20 pro.

You’ll notice it’s got the standard Android navigation bar down at the bottom to go home at any point, show your recent apps and also go back. However, with previous Huawei phones you can change that system navigation by going into system => settings => system navigation. You’ll see fresh new gesture support system which you can select. So going back to the home screen, There are different Gesture Features you can play with whereby you swipe from the edge of the screen ( works for either edge ) Its show various options you can Access. Taking a swipe up from the bottom and hold it in the middle will bring up all of your recent apps.


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You also have the option of bringing up the Google assistance by swiping up from one side of the screen. However you can deactivate that feature if you and the assistant don’t really get on this, It’s more of an Android PI way of doing things but If you definitely like, it’s nice and intuitive once you get used to it.


The potential issues with previous versions of Emotion UI are they get rather complex when you dived into settings. As a result, you could get very lost in so many features. Huawei has customized it to be easier to find what you need. There are actually a hundred fewer settings than with previous versions of an EMui but with all the great functionality. So now when you dive into menu, you’ll notice a lot more display settings, audio settings and whatever else there is.

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In the display settings, you’re likely to want to toggle the notch on and off. While in the Advanced section, ditto in sounds you’ve got all your basic stuff like your ringtones, volumes, vibrates etc. If you dive into more sound settings then you’ve got stuff that you’re less likely to want to access things like the startup sound and the dialer touch tones.


One notable feature of EMUI 9 is it one-handed help features. For instance, you can pull down the notifications tab with a quick tap of an icon in the navigation bar. You have the MIDI View mode, Just a swipe across that navigation bar and you will see everything gets reduced down so it’s much easier to use with a single mitt. No worries, If you are not into the navigation bar make use of the gesture support instead.


Huawei also tweak some of the tones and natural sounds in there as well to make them sound even better than before. So for instance, the stopwatch sounds like an actual stopwatch.



EMUI 9 has also apparently been an improvement in the general performance as well. Basically apps load up nice and quick, menu navigation become super Swift as well it’s kind of difficult to notice on the Huawei mate 20 Pro because it is rocking Kirin 980 chipset backed by 6 gigs of RAM, so the performance on the wall is fantastic. Hopefully where it should really make a difference is with some of those more affordable honour phones packed with EMUI 9.


Now let’s move on to some of the new tools packed away in EMUI 9. You’ve probably heard of the Digital balance. How this works is when you spend so much time on your Smartphone, it tells you when it’s time to put down the smartphone. The EMUI 9 digital balance basically tells you exactly how much time you spent staring at your smartphone and exactly what you’ve been up to. If you can’t control your urges, turn on the Screen time management which allows you to set a certain number of hours that you can use it on your work days and your rest days.

You can also set limits for particular apps as well and there’s a Bedtime option which basically just turns the screen grey during those night hours kind of similar to the night mode.

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Emotion UI 9 also introduces the reverse wireless charging feature which only available in the Mate 20 Pro. When activated it basically turns your Mate 20 pro into a Qi standard wireless charging pad.


Huawei Emotion UI 9 Review on Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Another noteworthy in the EMUI 9, is hidden away in the security section. Which is the Password vault, it is kind of similar to the likes of the Google auto-fill but it allows you to save all your passwords nice and securely for all your various accounts you don’t even have to remember them and enter them every time.


Huawei Emotion UI 9 Review on Huawei Mate 20 Pro

Emotion UI 9 there’s plenty of bonus camera feature thrown away in there, well the likes of High vision has been updated so you can now scan objects and get a rough approximate calorie count on them.

Advanced 3D Modelling allows you scan objects using that Advanced 3d modelling camera on the front of the Huawei Mate 20 pro and actually bring them to life.

In conclusion, Huawei has given smartphone users not just a phone with design and performance but a phone with a great user interface. Huawei mate 20 Pro has also been seen as the top benchmark phone of 2018.