Huawei P20 Pro Review

An impressive battery life, incredibly high specs, and one of the most powerful cameras available today. It's disappointing not to see wireless charging options but overall, a market leading phone.

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Item reviewed: Huawei P20 Pro

The Huawei P20 Pro joins a growing line of mega-phones. That is to say; expensive phones that have the latest tech, aimed at people who are willing to pay for it. It joins the likes of the iPhone X and the Samsung Galaxy S9. While the P20 Pro is the least powerful option of the three, it does have the advantage of being the cheapest.

This isn’t a knock against the phone though, which still performs exceptionally well. The P20 Pro has already found its way into a number of Best Smartphone rankings and we’re sure it will only become more popular.

Features, Pros, and Cons

If you are interested in checking out this phone, then no doubt you have been influenced by the camera array. This is easily the most versatile phone for taking pictures on the market and is great for amateur photographers and happy snappers alike.

The phone features three back cameras; a 40MP main sensor, a 20MP black and white sensor, and a 3x zoom 8MP camera. You can take 3x shots without digital zoom and the results look good even at 5x zoom. One of the best things about the camera on the Huawei P20 Pro is the light performance. Taking regular photos at night still looks good, but it has a dedicated night mode that allows you to take low-light photos with a dynamic range that rivals that of a dedicated DSLR camera.

Huawei P20 Pro Front with box
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The Huawei P20 Pro also comes with a powerful front-facing camera. This 24MP front camera is great for taking super selfies and reliable face recognition and unlocking, if you’re into that kind of thing.

When the phone was launched in Paris, Huawei announced it would cost €899. UK buyers can expect to be paying around £799 for a SIM-free P20 Pro. This is more expensive than the regular P20, but still cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy S9+.

The Huawei P20 Pro is a great phone, but it’s not a perfect one. It does lack some features that its rivals have. For example, it doesn’t offer wireless charging like the Samsung S9 and iPhone X. This is still relatively new tech so you’re going to be paying a little extra for it. Another disappointing feature is that it doesn’t have a headphone jack. Given the backlash Apple got over the iPhone being shipped without one, we expected other companies not to follow this trend.

Huawei P20 Pro Front
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Overall Huawei's flagship offering has placed them right alongside Samsung, Google and Apple with some great camera centric unique selling points.

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