Huawei p20 Review,Specifications,Price,Features
The Huawei P20 was launched by the giant Chinese phone manufacturing company alongside the P20 Pro model around March 2018. It together with its sibling followed the Huawei P10 which was well-received by customers. The Huawei P20 has been described as a dazzling flagship if you consider what the smartphone model is offering. That is true particularly if you factor in the price and performance.
But even with the various features offered, if you compare the model to other smartphones like its predecessor and its sibling the Huawei P20 Pro, then the phone really is not the best to compete with the best smartphone flagships of 2018.In fact, if you compare Huawei P20 to Huawei P20 Pro, the latter has a slightly larger screen and a tri-camera setup or configuration. All in all though, Huawei P20 I still one of the smartphones in the market for you to consider. The phone is very pretty and compact and its price is pretty tempting especially for such a high-end phone. Consequently, here is the comprehensive Huawei P20 review.
Huawei P20 specifications
- Dimensions: 149.10 x 70.80 x 7.65mm
- Weight: 165.00g
- Battery capacity: 3400 mAh
- Colors: Midnight Blue, Pink Gold, Champagne Gold, Twilight, Black
- Screen size: 5.80 inches
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Resolution: 1080×2244 pixels
- Pixels per inch (PPI): 428
- Processor: 1.8GHz octa-core
- Processor make: Kirin 970
- RAM: 4GB
- Internal Storage: 128GB
- Dual rear Leica cameras: 12MP (f/1.8) and 20MP (f/1.6) (color and monochrome respectively).
- 24MP front camera
- Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Skin: EMUI 8.1
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- Number of SIMs: 2
- Proximity sensor: Yes
- Ambient light sensor: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes Huawei P20 features
You cannot deny the fact that this is an attention-grabbing smartphone model. The design quality of the phone in terms of fits and finish is really good. The phone has a smooth and an attractive or polished glass finish on the front and on the rear. While this constitutes a good feature in terms of the appearance of the phone, it hurts the gripping ability. The phone is as slippery as it appears and you are advised to use a grippy case to house it to avoid the sliding.
The design is near-identical to its sibling, the P20 Pro. Of course, the one main difference is that Huawei P20 Pro has incorporated in its design the tri-camera configuration that is all-new. The Huawei P20 incorporates the use of the dual-camera setup. Moreover, the phone’s black bezels around the display are decently slim. The bottom strip though is fairly sizeable because of the fingerprint pad housing. Sadly, the pad is not press-able.
As well, the phone model also comes with a pre-applied screen protector that that will help in keeping your phone looking great and safeguard against dust and scratching.In addition, the curved chrome edges, to the rear and front glass panels, incorporated in the design of the phone are similar to that of Apple’s iPhone X. The power and volume buttons are located on the right-hand edge of the Huawei P20, their usual places. At the bottom edge, there is the presence of the USB Type-C connector and speaker grilles pairs.
The phone has also the popular face unlock feature which the company claims works in the dark and is faster than Apple’s iPhone. The sensor may be fast but it does not function well in the dark unless the level of brightness is high.
The only little problem in terms of the design of the phone is that it is not water protected like other flagship smartphones and there is no headphone jack.
The 5.8 inches FHD+ display really does the phone proud. It represents a good compromise between a phablet and a smaller phone. Because of the slim bezels and the display cut out (a notch), the phone does not feel in the hand that large.
Just like the iPhone, Huawei P20 incorporates a notch which takes some screen space at the top. The display notch only occupies about 20% of the screen width unlike iPhone’s which is really wide, about 60%. The notch though not wider is still noticeable and houses vital components including the 24-megapixel selfie camera. Whether the notch on the display bothers will depend on the particular individual. The display cut out of Huawei P20 is probably the less annoying because the particular software that has been incorporated functions to black the screen on either side. That effectively conceals or removes the notch.
The display size provides for you the best-enhanced viewing experience possible. Furthermore, various display settings have been incorporated for you to customize the display in the way that you prefer. The display to the eye is perfectly colorful and bright. You can choose from Default, Cold or warm colors; switch between vivid and normal colors among other options.
The setup of the phone’s two lenses is really impressive when still compared to the three that P20 Pro has. If a camera is good then it just good even if you have another one offering X-ray vision or zoom.
The camera app has numerous built-in features including the slow-motion feature. Unfortunately, the camera may not be the best when you want to capture fast-moving objects. Moreover, there is also the portrait mode feature which I think is another selling point of this camera and the phone. Also, it is possible for you to produce portrait shots that are professionally-looking and that you achieve by employing the use of both lenses in combination with one another for the purpose of blurring out the background. The particular subject will be left looking really sharp.
In general, the camera is awesome including its sound quality although it may be a bit lacking when it comes to processing of graphic. Apart from the awesome camera, you still have a great phone.
Battery Life and performance
The phone uses a 3,400mAh battery that is about 7.65mm thick and the fast charging technology is incorporated. The battery will be able to last a reasonably long time, more than 4 hours, even when it is subjected to heavy use when fully charged. This is really impressive.
To improve the battery life so that it can last you about a few days more, there are various tips provided in the Manager app of the phone. There is also the battery-saving mode that will enable your battery life to last a few days on a full charge. Of course, your activities will be restricted to texting and phone calls when on this mode.
In terms of performance, the phone as you would expect is responsive. Connectivity functions well in regards to the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The fingerprint scanner is quick and thus for you to unlock the phone you will only treat it to the slightest tap with a finger that is nrolled’.