Huawei P20 Review

If you don’t consider yourself a camera enthusiast, you obviously don’t want to pay over $1,000 for the Huawei Pro with triple-lens cameras. Fortunately, the P20 standard model, without 40MP resolution, will only set you back $780.

For that price, you can expect an octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 970 processor that runs at 2.4GHz, 128GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to expand the storage through a MicroUSB. The phone’s battery is a decent 3400mAh.

The 2240 x 1080, 5.8-inch screen is LCD and is edge-to-edge, running all the way to the top of the mobile device. This, unfortunately, creates everyone’s fear which is the notch. However, on the Huawei P20, the notch is extremely slim. The company decided to go with a circular secondary speaker which means that space won’t be taken up by a lengthy bar. The earphone jack wasn’t able to make it on the P20, and therefore you’ll find USB-C earbuds within the box.

One of the best features on the P20 is certainly the duel-Leica lens system which is located on the rear of the mobile device. As you can imagine, there’s a slight camera hump, but it’s not a deal breaker with the camera you’re getting with the phone. The selfie camera is a staggering 24MP resolution with the RGB sensor located on the back is a whopping 12MP which is also supported by a magnificent 20MP monochrome lens.

P20 Design

The best way to describe the new P20 in a single word is handsome. This is especially true when you take the black model. The phone’s front is almost entirely flat except for the bezel surrounding the home button. Although there are no moving parts situated on the front, the P20 only received an IP53 rating, which means you’ll be okay on the beach or in the rain, but be careful not the drop your phone in the pool while playing a game.

The sides of the P20 is constructed with aluminium matte black to keep the phone sleek and exciting. The volume and power buttons are located on the side, while the power button received a slight groove to make it easier to distinguish between the volume and power button.

P20 Display

The 5.8-inch display on the P20 is extremely bright, and the overall colours are great. It’s full HD with about 429ppi. Unfortunately, it is not OLED or even AMOLED which is rather disappointing when you look at the price tag. The screen approximately covers 80% of the phone’s front with some space for the USB-C connector and home button.

Performance

The P20 is extremely responsive. Connectivity is fantastic when it comes to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, so you can expect a high-speed internet journey. The fingerprint scanner is just as fast where you’ll only have to give it a slight tap to unlock the phone. In addition, the face scanning feature on the P20 is almost instant and doesn’t have any issues recognising your face, even if you’re wearing glasses.