It is with a very sad heart that I discovered that the Mate 20 Pro does not take pictures in 16:9 format. The camera was one of the main reasons I bought this phone, but as it stands, they (the photos) are almost useless because of it.
One thing I like to do is to go out in nature and take pictures that I use as a wallpaper for my PC. The pictures also look much better when they fill the screen as I browse through them.
I cannot comprehend this decision. Please, someone in the know, explain for me the reasoning behind this (is it to be able to stack the sensors in the configuration they are - hence a form over function decision?).
No one on Earth has a 4:3 TV or screen anymore. Almost every phone have the ability to take 16:9 photos for obvious reasons. I'm majorly disappointed and frankly I wouldn't have bought it if I knew this before. It's a definite dealbreaker.
The only thing that may prevent me from not returning it is if there will be an update that will enable 16:9, although that would mean a loss of quality since the sensors are 4:3 shaped. Anyone have an insider tip on this?