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Huawei P20 Pro Review – Everything You Should Know About

Huawei P20 Pro - Hands On Review, Release Date, Price, Specs, Features and Much

Last updated on January 12th, 2019

A Chinese manufacturer Huawei has just released its one of the best flagship smartphones named “Huawei P20 Pro.” It comes with much- expected new features to the table – a tri-camera – but that isn’t the device’s only party trick. Huawei P20 Pro is also loaded with a top of the line processor, 128GB of onboard memory to boot, 6GB of RAM for heavy games and applications and a sizeable battery.

The final result is absolutely a great smartphone which is sure to delight photographers. Here is a complete Huawei P20 Pro review including release date, prices, specifications, and features.

Specifications:

Let’s have a quick look at Huawei P20 Pro specifications.

  • Android 8.1 Oreo Built-in OS w/ EMUI 8.1
  • IP67 Rating (water + dust-resistant) Body
  • 8GHz Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Processor
  • Kirin 970 Chipset
  • 6.1-Inch Touchscreen OLED Display w/ 1080x2240p Resolution
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratios
  • Pixels Density: 408ppi
  • 6GB Extended RAM
  • 128GB of Internal Storage
  • Dual SIM Compatible
  • Weight: 180 grams
  • Triple Camera Setup: 40MP (f/1.8) +20MP (f/1.6) +8MP (f/2.4) w/ Leica Optics
  • Dual LED, dual tone flash
  • Features: touch focus, phase detection, laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom, HDR
  • 24MP Selfie Camera w/ f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, and 1080p
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WI-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
  • Available Colors: Black, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight
  • 4000mAh Powerful Capacity Battery (Non-Removable)

Release Date & Availability:

[ctt template=”8″ link=”9S24k” via=”no” ]Huawei P20 Pro is undoubtedly the best smartphone Huawei has produced so far. The phone is already on sale in China and UK, but as far as Huawei P20 Pro release date in Australia is concerned, it will start landing on shelves on May 18, 2018.[/ctt]

Updated, “Huawei has announced the phone’s release date of May 18, 2018”.

Price:

A few days back, we were running short in information in terms of prices, but now we know. The Huawei P20 Pro price in Australia will be AU$1099 and it will be available from JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman as well as Mobileciti.

Design & Display:

It is high-quality and glossy smartphone having new glass back panel which comes with a wide range of exciting coloring options. Based on Huawei P20 Pro rumors worldwide, Huawei is following iPhone design in terms of finishing and color selection.

You will find a gorgeous fingerprint sensor which is located on the front of the phone. But unfortunately, it lacks a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The phone is backed up by IP67 making device waterproof and dustproof. But you are advised to avoid photo shooting underwater as its still not 100% waterproof set.

Perhaps you’ve heard that Huawei P20 Pro display will be around 6.1-inches OLED with 18:9 aspect ratio. It’s not similar to Samsung Galaxy S9’s display, but it’s considered to be one of the best HD displays around. When it comes to the top of the screen, there’s a notch which accommodates the front-facing camera and speaker. Don’t worry you can hide that notch easily by replacing the screen on either side of it.

Triple Camera:

It’s one of the most creatively inspired and sincerely features packed smartphone camera we’ve ever used. It’s really that good. Huawei P20 Pro comes with the innovative three lens camera configuration on the rear. It may sound gimmicky, but believe us it’s not.

The camera contains a 40MP RGB color lens below an 8MP telephoto lens, whereas the lens below the bump is a 20MP monochrome lens. When you combine all, you’ll get huge 68MPs intensity in total.

Pixel Fusion technology is being used helping capture bright photos and it lets 4 times the amount of light into a pixel. And when using three lenses at once, sharpness is greatly improved. On the other hand, there’s a 24MP front-facing camera.

Performance and Battery:

Talking about the performance of Huawei P20 Pro, it comprises of HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset and 6GB of massive and bigger RAM as compared to its basic version.

As for the storage, 128GB is efficient enough enables you to store all your necessary files and videos. To be noted, you will not be able to increase, as it lacks a microSD card facility.

Just like other Huawei devices, Huawei P20 Pro comes with 4000mAh long-lasting battery. Though we didn’t test it yet, we bet this capacity battery will provide sufficient power to keep you intact even up to two days.

Review overview

Huawei P20 Pro Camera9
Huawei P20 Pro Storage7
Huawei P20 Pro Performance8
Huawei P20 Pro Design8.5
Huawei P20 Pro Ram8
Huawei P20 Pro Battery8
Huawei P20 Pro Connectivity9

The Pros

  • It has a superb capable camera
  • The overall design is great with the eye-catching twilight color scheme
  • 4000mAh battery is more than enough even for heavy users
  • There’s a fast and capable performance
  • The device is loaded with helpful artificial intelligence features.

The Cons

  • It doesn’t support wireless charging.

Summary

8.2Huawei P20 Pro is the right choice to buy? Of course, Yes! Without any further ado as the design is quite attractive, a camera is more innovative and exciting and 4000mAh long lasting battery is one of the major Android smartphone releases in 2018. If Huawei P20 Pro is available in the area where you live, probably you’ll get Huawei’s first true substitutive to the established Android big guns, and wholeheartedly recommend it. What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below.

the authorStaphanie Kyle
Staphanie Kyle is one of the youngest members managing gadget reviews and other high priority news and stories for TechenGuru. When she isn’t working, you can find her listening songs and watching documentaries and sports.

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