Huawei P20 Pro Review

Huawei P20 Pro Review

With dazzling good looks, the Huawei P20 Pro is a masterpiece of the Huawei P20 family. With its triple rear cameras that are capable of night shots and zoom capabilities, the device is nice to have. A lasting battery was placed in the device making it dependable in terms of power capabilities.

Though the touch sensors are very sensitive, yet it does not have a slot for memory expansion via an SD card. For lovers of 3.5mm plug-headphones, sorry to tell you that Huawei didn’t include the jack on the mobile phone.

huawei p20 pro review

Huawei being the pioneer makers of dual rear cameras took it to another level on the P20 Pro by making it a trio camera at the rear. Each of these cameras has their uniqueness and functions. The 40 MP camera on it is the primary camera that has a big resolution while the 20 MP camera comes with a monochrome sensor. The 8 MP camera can boast its focal length up to three times of the 40 MP camera.

Huawei P20 Pro features a capacitive 6.1 inches’ touchscreen display. This device runs on an operating system of Android 8.1 (Oreo). The Huawei P20 Pro Price is $706. The device comes with trio 40 MP, 20 MP and 8 MP rear cameras. The front side also has 24 MP selfie camera at the front. It comes with 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM on different versions. A non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery powers the device.

The internal memory version of the device includes 128 GB and 256 GB internal memory which are not expandable. Huawei P20 Pro does not have a slot for microSD card.

 

Operating systemAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
Display6.1 inches
Dimension155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm
Screen Resolution1080 x 2240 pixels
NetworkGSM / HSPA / LTE
SIMSingle SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
CPUOcta-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)
Rear CameraTriple: 24 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP
Internal Memory128 GB and 256 GB
RAM6 GB and 8 GB
Battery Capacity4000 mAh battery

 

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Huawei P20 Pro

The operating system of Huawei P20 Pro is the Android 8.1 (Oreo) which is upgradable to a higher version of android 9.0 (Pie). Huawei P20 Pro’s chipset is HiSilicon Kirin 970 made with 10 nm manufacturing process. The CPU is an Octa-core that runs at 4×2.4 GHz for Cortex-A73 and 4×1.8 GHz for Cortex-A53. The graphic processor is a Mali-G72 MP12.

The rear cameras on P20 Pro are triple 40 megapixels, 20-megapixel with 8-megapixel rear cameras. The rear cameras come with LED flash, HDR and panorama. You can capture videos of about 4k resolution with the rear camera of the Huawei P20 Pro. The front side has a single 24 MP camera that can record 1080p resolution.

Huawei P20 Pro screen is an AMOLED screen instead of an LTPS IPS LCD screen. The display size is 6.1 inches at its front that has a resolution of 1080 pixels by 2240 pixels.  The device comes with single SIM and dual nano SIM models.

The front mounted fingerprint sensor is there for maximum security of the phone. There is no earphone jack on the P20 Pro. A battery of 4000 mAh powers the device.

Unboxing

Unwrapping the white cartoon of the device will reveal many white accessories like a two-pinned white charger adapter, a white headphone, a white USB chord and a 3.5mm-to-USB-C adapter.

Always make sure that the cartoon is properly sealed so as to get the full content in box. If not, you might be getting half or fewer contents when you unbox a supposed new device. The Huawei P20 Pro price is not much because you will get some phone covers and manual books in the box.

Design

The Huawei P20 Pro comes with a physical dimension of 155 millimeters which is longer than 149.1 millimeters P20 Lite. it is 73.9 millimeters wide and 7.8 millimeters thick.  The P20 pro weighs 180 grams.

At the front side of the P20 Pro, you will see a 6.1 inches’ AMOLED display. The 6.1 inches’ display screen on P20 pro comes with a screen-to-body ratio of 18.7:9.

The display almost covered every part of the front view excluding the part were the home key was supposed to be. This means that there is a home key on the Huawei P20 Pro. But the display screen didn’t cover the region meant for the earpiece and selfie camera with its sensors.

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There is no earphone jack on the P20 pro which may back up its water resistance and dust resistance design.

With the earpiece at the top front-side of the phone, the front side also sees a 24 MP camera. The face recognition sensor is there at the front side of the phone.

The rear side has three cameras place vertically. These cameras are at the extreme left side of the rear part of the device. There is a LED flash below the vertically placed trio cameras and also their sensors.

The left side of the phone is for volume keys and power key. The right side of the phone has the SIM card and microSD tray. At the bottom is the USB port at the center with the microphone and speaker at the left side and right side respectively.

Display

The P20 Pro a 6.1 inches’ display which is 0.3 inches longer than the 5.8 inches’ display on the Huawei P20. The display comes with a 1080 pixels by 2240 pixels’ resolution that has a pixel density of 408 ppi.   The display type is an AMOLED screen has a brightness of 412 nits which comes with 623 nits of auto brightness.

Performance and Memory

The Huawei P20 Pro is powered by an operating system of Android 8.0 (0reo) which is upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie). The device comes with HiSilicon Kirin 970 that has 10 nm manufacturing process. This chipset has a processor of eight cores running at 4 x 2.4 GHz. The graphics processor for it is a Mali-G72 MP12.

This device comes with two RAM versions which include 6 GB RAM and 8 GB RAM. The device has 128 GB and 256 GB internal memory. The 128 GB internal memory comes with 6 GB RAM while the 256 internal memory comes with 8 GB RAM. But the internal memory cannot be expanded using a microSD card because there is no card slot.

Camera

Huawei P20 Pro has three cameras at its back, these cameras include 40 MP, 20 MP and 8 MP cameras. The 40 MP camera comes with an aperture of f/1.8. it is a wide angle camera. It has OIS and PDAF or a laser AF.

Talking about the 20 MP camera, it is also a wide angle camera. It also a monochrome camera with with OIS, and Lser AF.

The 8 MP camera at the rear is a telephoto camera that has an aperture of f.2.4 and can zoom optically up to three times that of the 40 MP camera. It also has an OIS and PDAF.

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The rear cameras can record 4k resolution videos and can also shoot paranomic photos and videos. There is a LED flash below the vertically placed trio cameras and also their sensors.

The Master AI from Huawei is enabled from Settings which helps the camera to identify the scene properly and goes on the right mode thus.

The 24 MP front camera is there to give you great selfie photos as you will get your colors and every other thing accurate if you seem to position well.

Connectivity and Sensors

The Huawei P20 Pro has a Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct and a hotspot. A 4.2 version of Bluetooth is on the device, as it comes with an A-GPS and also an NFC. The USB port is version 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector. There is no headphone jack on the P20 Pro.

The device comes with fingerprint sensor mounted at the front side of the phone. It also has an accelerometer, a gyro, a proximity and a compass. There is also face recognition technology on the phone.

Software and Applications

It is pre-installed with messaging features like SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM. The browser is HTML5. There is an MP4/DivX/XviD/H.265 player, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player, Photo/video editor and a Document editor.

The navigation bar is one of the various choices for navigation you can set up on the Huawei P20 Pro, the vast majority of them accessible on the Mate 10s as well. This is the clearest technique with on-screen Back/Home/Recents buttons (or a different way) discretionary notification catch. In this situation, the fingerprint scanner is additionally Home.

On the other hand, you can utilize the fingerprint scanner just (Off-screen navigation catch in the menu) – tap to return, tap and hold for Home, and swipe in either direction for Recents. Or then again, you could do likewise, just not with the fingerprint scanner, but rather, with an onscreen key down at the base – that is the new expansion this time around.

Whichever of the over three choices you pick, you can supplement it with a ‘Navigation dock’ – a coasting catch you can put any place on the screen. The activities are the equivalent and will yield similar outcomes.

There are different wallpapers, transition animations, and icon packs that are either live or static. The media gallery on the phone sorts album either by name, time or place.

Battery and Huawei P20 Pro Price

A non-removable Li-Po battery of 4000 mAh powers the device. Its talk time is up to 20 hours on 3G mode. The battery has an endurance rate of 86 hours, as you can surf the web for 14 hours on full charge. While on 100 percent battery life, you can watch movies for up to 13 hours. Huawei P20 Pro price is about $700.

 

Conclusion

These device comes with a 6.1 inches AMOLED Display on flat edges that has a 1080 by 2240-pixel resolution and a screen-to-body ratio of 18.5:7, leaving its pixel density at 408 ppi.

The Huawei device come with a trio rear camera, making it one of the pioneer Huawei device to come with three rear camera. These rear cameras have monochrome and telephoto angles respectively and they can record 4k resolution videos. There is also a LED flash, a HDR, panorama for taking paranomic shots. The front facing camera has been 24 MP camera that is quiet new and big.

Android 8.1 Oreo is the operating system that powers the device and no news has come for further upgrade to a higher operating system like the Android 9.0 (Pie). The chipset is a Exynos while the graphic processor is Mali GPU.

The fingerprint reader on the front side of the phone, probably on the home button is convenient. The 24 MP camera can’t shoot 4K video as the phone Charges fast.

 

Huawei P20 Pro Alternatives: Other Huawei phones like Huawei P20 Pro Lite in one way or the other

Huawei Honor 10 comes with 5.84 inches’ IPS LCD screen display, Hisilicon Kirin 970 processing chip, Dual: 16 MP (f/1.8) + 24 MP rear camera, 24 MP front camera, 3400 mAh battery, 128 GB internal memory and 8 GB RAM, Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)

Huawei Y6 Prime (2018) comes with 5.7 inches’ S-IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 425 processing chip, 3000 mAh battery, 32 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM.

Huawei Y6 (2018) comes with 5.7 inches’ S-IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 425 processing chip, 13 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 16 GB internal memory and 2 GB RAM.

Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design comes with 6.0 inches’ AMOLED screen display, Hisilicon Kirin 970 processing chip, Triple: 40 MP (f/1.8, 1/1.7 inches’, OIS) + 20 MP B/W (f/1.6) + 8 MP rear camera, 24 MP front camera, 4000 mAh battery, 512 GB internal memory and 6 GB RAM.

Huawei P20 comes with 5.8 inches’ LTPS IPS LCD screen display, Hisilicon Kirin 970 processing chip, 3400 mAh battery, 128 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM.

Huawei P20 lite comes with 5.84 inches’ LTPS IPS LCD screen display, HiSilicon Kirin 659 processing chip, 3000 mAh battery, 128 GB internal memory and 4 GB RAM.

Huawei Honor 7A comes with 5.7 inches’ IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 430 processing chip, Dual: 13 MP (f/2.2, PDAF) + 2 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 32 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM.

Huawei Y7 Pro (2018) comes with 5.99 inches’ IPS LCD screen display, Snapdragon 430 processing chip, Dual: 13 MP (PDAF) + 2 MP rear camera, 8 MP front camera, 3000 mAh battery, 32 GB internal memory and 3 GB RAM.

Huawei P20 Pro Pictures

 

Huawei P20 Pro Screenshots

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