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Huawei P20 And Huawei P20 Pro In Depth Review

Huawei P20 and Huawei 20 Pro
Huawei P20 and Huawei 20 Pro
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Looks like everyone’s trying a have a notch now. At least that’s the case with the newly launched flagship Huawei phones. But what makes the Huawei P20 pro stand out is its 3 camera setup.

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Huawei P20 and P20 Pro specifications

The P20 and P20 Pro are the high-end phones here and both have comparable specs, including Huawei’s Kirin 970 processor that’s found in the Mate 10 Pro. They are noticeably different to the P10 and P10 Plus.

Huawei P20 specs

  • Kirin 970 octa-core processor
  • 5.84in Full-HD+ (2244×1080) ‘notch’ screen
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB storage + microSD
  • Leica 12Mp + 20Mp dual-camera
  • Front fingerprint scanner
  • 3400mAh battery
  • USB-C
  • IP53 waterproof
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Huawei P20 Pro

  • Kirin 970 octa-core processor
  • 6.1in Full-HD+ (2240×1080) ‘notch’ screen
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB storage + microSD
  • Leica 40Mp + 20Mp + 8Mp triple-camera
  • Front fingerprint scanner
  • 4000mAh battery
  • USB-C
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

Design and display

Huawei P20 Pro is definitely one of the best looking mobiles the company has ever made. The overall body feels very premium and is very good to hold. It provides a very premium look to the phone. The phone features a glass back panel which looks very 2018. There are metal edges on the side of the device but they are rounded. The power button sits on the right-hand edge and the back of the phone is plain.

Unlike the Huawei P20, this phone is waterproof, with an IP67 rating.

Color options are black and midnight blue for the standard design, while there’s a ‘gradient’ finish on both the twilight and pink gold options.

The P20 Pro has a huge 6.1-inch 18:9 aspect ratio OLED display, but thanks to its almost bezel-less design it doesn’t feel like a phone with that large a screen. The display is Full HD+

Camera

The P20 has a 12Mp color and 20Mp monochrome sensor with f/1.8 and f/1.6 apertures respectively. The P20 Pro impresses further with a triple camera set up, with a 40Mp (yes, forty) color, 20Mp monochrome, and 8Mp telephoto lens. Huawei is putting a lot of its eggs into the camera-shaped basket with the P20 Pro. The Leica partnership is continuing, so the setup here is built in collaboration with that company. The Pro has a 5x optical zoom which is quite impressive. Huawei has also introduced slow motion video capture at 960 fps.

Performance

Inside the Huawei P20 Pro, there’s a Kirin 970 chipset. That chipset includes a neural processing unit, which Huawei is putting a big focus on for both the P20 and P20 Pro. A lot of the AI improvements here are within the camera, allowing it, for example, to automatically detect the type of scene you’re shooting. Only one version of the P20 Pro will be available and it will come with a huge 6GB of RAM working away behind the scenes and 128GB of storage, so you should have plenty of space for all your media and apps.

Huawei P20 and Huawei 20 Pro
Huawei P20

Pricing & Availability In India

The Huawei P20 has been priced at 649 euros (over Rs 52,000) and the Huawei P20 Pro has been priced at 899 euros (over Rs 72,000). Expected launch date is May 16, 2018.

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