Huawei P20 Pro Specifications & Review – Best Phone Ever Made?

Huawei P20 Pro Specifications & Review – Best Phone Ever Made?

48hrs with the Huawei P20 Pro
48hrs with the Huawei P20 Pro

For the past few months, Huawei has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons — the US government warned against buying the company’s phones, which led to the breakdown of near-final deals with AT&T and Verizon. Then buy one of its few US retail partners, backed away too. We’re not sure if the concerns hold any weight, but one thing is clear: It sucks to be Huawei right now.

And in the midst of that turmoil, Huawei revealed its new P20 PRO, a remarkably well-built device with a triple camera system and loads of style.I’m convinced it’s one of Huawei’s all-time best, and one of the year’s great Android phones.

Pros
  • Stunning design and build quality
  • 2+ day battery life
  • Impressive Leica triple camera system
  • Solid performance

 

Cons
  • Not for sale in the US
  • The notch will bug some people
  • No headphone jack
  • Camera’s Master AI can be overzealous
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro

The cameras

As handsome as the phone is, the P20’s design isn’t the star here — it’s the insane Leica triple-camera system. At first, the idea of combining a 40-megapixel RGB camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera seemed like overkill. Ultimately, the way these three come together is seriously special. Note the word “special,” not “perfect”. There are some shortcomings here, but I honestly cannot remember the last time I had this much fun shooting photos with a smartphone.

huawei_p20_pro rear camera
huawei_p20_pro rear camera

While the “Pro” moniker might suggest otherwise, you don’t need to know your ISOs from your apertures to start capturing great images. (But there is a Pro mode with all usual fine-grained settings.) In general, the P20 Pro takes fantastic, detailed photos with great dynamic range even if you leave everything on Auto — the f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization on that main 40MP camera do a phenomenal job of sucking up light and keeping things crisp. Color accuracy is good too, even in lower light, thanks to the color-temperature sensor baked into the flash module. Note that while you have the option of shooting at that full, 40MP resolution, you’re probably better off avoiding it because the sensor’s very small pixels can’t capture as much light. By default, that 40MP camera shoots at 10MP, and that’s where the best results occur because the camera is pixel binning, or treating four pixels as one in the final photo.

The thing about the P20’s camera is that you don’t have to shoot alone — you have an assistant called Master AI. Think of it as an artificially intelligent Auto mode: The company trained the Pro to identify different scenarios and adjust the camera’s settings accordingly. After all, a photo of a sunset shouldn’t be treated the same way as a portrait or an urban landscape.

P20 Pro Camera Performance
P20 Pro Camera Performance

Performance and battery

For all of the weird, ambitious things Huawei has tried to accomplish with the P20 Pro, the stuff inside the phone is actually quite conventional. The P20 Pro packs the same Kirin 970 chipset (complete with neural processing unit) as last year’s Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro, along with the same 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Sorry, no microSD card slots here. That’s a pretty potent package, but last year’s chipset just isn’t as quick as the Snapdragon 845. The P20 Pro still has enough power to handle most tasks without breaking a sweat, and it has taken to my daily frenzied multitasking with few issues. Just don’t expect flawless performance when you break out the heavy-duty games like PUBG, which was occasionally choppy, but not to the point of frustration.

Huawei P20 Pro Review
Huawei P20 Pro Review

The P20 Pro offers 4D Predictive Focus, said to provide instant focus with motion prediction, and supports 6-axis stabilisation and 960fps super slow motion video recording. It also offers ‘Master AI’ scene recognition, with Huawei boasting of recognition for over 500 scenarios in 19 categories. On the front, the smartphone has a a 24.8-megapixel camera. The P20 Pro is IP67 dust and water resistant, and is powered by a 4000mAh battery with support for Huawei’s SuperCharge fast charging that is said to deliver a 58 percent charge in just 30 minutes.

The P20 Pro can be converted to a desktop with a Type-C to HDMI cable with the Huawei PC Mode, which works similar to Samsung DeX platform. It supports multi-tasking and multiple windows, and is capable of handling two different tasks at the same time, apart from emulating a keyboard and touchpad on the smartphone itself.

huawei-p20-pro
huawei-p20-pro

Now coming to the Huawei P20 Lite runs EMUI 8.0 on top of Android 8.0 Oreo. The smartphone comes with a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) FullView display with 19:9 aspect ratio. The handset has a 2.5D subtle curved glass design on the back. It is powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 659 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. It has 64GB of storage built-in, with option to expand it up to 256GB via microSD cards.

The Phone is Something Very Great at the Price which has an Tremendous Performance . I Would Suggest You to Buy this bad guy if you are into gaming or a photogenic person.

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    Daksh

    (April 24, 2018 - 2:37 pm)

    Good

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