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With my Single Sim Huawei P9, fast charging was an issue. Using the official Huawei Fast Charger (which they delivered to me free of charge, by the way, good customer service).The battery just would not last the full day. I suspect it may be a calibration issue as the phone would literally lose like 20% in 1 hour with normal usage (whatsapp/ a handful of camera shots/no video streaming). The last 20% would at times drain in like 20min.

I went back to the standard charger and after one or two charge-discharge cycles, the battery will atleast get me through the day now --with 20% to spare. But that's still not as good as when I got it (I suspect the Android Nougat software plays a role).
 

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My P9 Lite is almost 2 years old. I use it heavily for home and work, Whatsapp messages, internet browsing, YouTube clips, emails, etc...just don't play games on it. Battery life still lasts about 2 days between charges with just over 7 hours of on-screen time. I don't have a set way to charge it. Just plug it in for about 3 to 4hrs of charging when its below 20% battery. Possibly the best device I have owned and I fail to see the point of upgrading it. It simply does everything I need it to...
 

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My P9 Lite is almost 2 years old. I use it heavily for home and work, Whatsapp messages, internet browsing, YouTube clips, emails, etc...just don't play games on it. Battery life still lasts about 2 days between charges with just over 7 hours of on-screen time. I don't have a set way to charge it. Just plug it in for about 3 to 4hrs of charging when its below 20% battery. Possibly the best device I have owned and I fail to see the point of upgrading it. It simply does everything I need it to...
That's quite surprising to note. My friend is by no means a power user yet her phone still died out, pretty much the same usage as you.
 

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I'm with you on the Lite versions, but I'm also of the opinion that any lower range Android device will act up after a while. My friend just purchased the P20 lite, will see how that goes. I was thoroughly impressed with the device, felt hella lot more premium than a P8 Lite I handled a couple years back and oddly it felt more premium than my gran's P10.
I might me a little biased, but I feel the Snapdragon based midrange phones operate better than the Huawei custom processors. They have finally upgraded their processors but those are in the Honor devices, which still do not keep up with the Snapdragon midrange chips. Its strange that Huawei high end processors can out-pace the Snapdragon, yet midrange suffers.

I'll agree with you on the build quality of the P20 lite, I was thoroughly impressed till I looked at the spec sheet. The midrange devices you can buy right now are dam good in my opinion, plenty more processing power than even some power users may need.
 

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Great to hear that you received such great support.

Its a testament to the brand that after over 5 years of using ONLY Huawei I have not once needed to contact any sort of support.

Since I got my P6 in 2013 I have never even looked at another brand or recommended anything else to family members. At this point I was so over the ever shattering screens of Samsungs, Apples, reliability issues of Sony/LG etc.

I remember my friends all went with the S3/S4 during the time I had my P6 and one by one their phones just seemed to break! I love the EMUI, it just makes the Android experience better.

After 4 and a half years of the P6 I upgraded to the P9, been using it for a year now and am looking forward to the next 3-4 years with it.
 

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Back to the initial problem of this post, the Beta programme for the Mate 10 Pro after about 3 weeks of waiting.

My "request" has been accepted and I am busy downloading the Android P and EMUI 9, it's almost a 4 gig download. I started it round about 15h00 (with the start of the launch of the Mate 20 Pro) and it seems servers are flooded, because I'm not on 50% yet and it's been 4 hours worth of downloading on a 40mb line...
 

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So after one million hours of downling the beta version of EMUI 9 and Android Pie I am... Underwelmed.

EMUI 9 brings a much more fluent experience to the device. The menus are much more compact and easier to navigate, but the overall experience did not WOW me as the transition from EMUI 5 to 8.

The wellness feature added by Android Pie doesn't interest me as I am well aware that I use my device way too much. I don't need my mother baked in to my phone to tell me when to stop using it.

The battery usage does seem to be an improvement over the previous version of Android, which I didn't think would be noticable, but it is.

The main reason for wanting Android P was for the gesture control, as the navigation bar at the bottom of my Mate 10 Pro was annoying AF. This feature works quite well, the downside to it is (but it's still in beta so I don't blame anyone) the is a glitch when pairing it with Nova Launcher. Everytime you swipe up to go back to your homescreen, the recent apps open up for a brief second before taking you to your home screen. For time being I have switched back to the normal launcher with the app drawer enabled. This also gives me more functionality when I long press on an app, by bringing up more options and ways to launch the app.

Overall it is a nice change, but nothing really to lose your testicles over. Just keep them baking on tray filled with Nougat for the time being.
 

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Aww I wanted to believe this and then saw news24 which was further made less credible by the associated press logo.

However, I feel like I would totally support this conspiracy theory that Trump uses Huawei. That is how he won the elections, with Chinese Huawei money... Sneaky bastard.
 

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The new Mate Pro is very soddening expensive. Wow.
Is it though? Looking at the prices quoted for the UK (£899) and Europe (€1000) it is relatively well priced in ZA.

I might be saying this as I just bought mine... And trying to justify the ludicrous amount of money spent, but it isn't more expensive than the Mate 10 Pro was at launch. Looking at the Telkom pricing, my Mate 10 Pro was R600pm (excluding the FreeMe package) and now the Mate 20 Pro is at exactly the same price point.

This is from Telkom however. I don't know where you saw the price, but my conspiracy theory is that Vodacom and the other's, are riding the media wave of "best smartest most AI phone in the world with a screen so smart with AI that it can read the AI thoughts of your AI fingerprints. A-iiii!" mumbo jumbo as a selling point to lure more customers at a higher price.

Then again, I might be wrong?
 
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