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Huawei P20 Pro (2018) review

Android OS v8.1 (Oreo)
HiSilicon Kirin 970
Mali-G72 MP12
6 GB / 64 GB
6.1 inch (1080 x 2240 px)
autofocus, optical image stabilization, Secondary rear camera - 8 MP

Huawei announced the launch of the P20 Pro smartphone in 2018. The manufacturer is offering the Huawei P20 Pro phone with 6.1 inch display, HiSilicon Kirin 970 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Huawei P20 Pro smartphone comes with Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box, and a Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery. The 6.1 inch phone comes with a high resolution AMOLED display (1080 x 2240 px). AMOLED displays are used in many high-end and flagship devices. This smartphone has a single camera on the back (autofocus, optical image stabilization, Secondary rear camera - 8 MP). The single camera setup can be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The P20 Pro also features a 24 MP front-facing camera.

Huawei P20 Pro specifications

BrandHuawei
NameP20 Pro
ModelP20PRO
Release date2018

Body

Weight6.14 oz
Colorsblack, blue, gold
SIM typeNano SIM

The weight of Huawei P20 Pro is about 6.14 oz with battery, which is average compared to most of the smartphones with same size. A Nano SIM is a small (12.3 x 8.8 x 0.67 mm) chipcard that is used in smartphones as a subscriber identity module (SIM) for connecting to a cellular network.

System

OS versionAndroid OS v8.1 (Oreo)
SoCHiSilicon Kirin 970
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.36 GHz Cortex-A73, Quad-core 1.84 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUMali-G72 MP12

The Huawei P20 Pro comes with Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box, but it is upgradable to the next OS. Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google based on a modified version of the Linux kernel and other open-source software. The P20 Pro utilizes HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC (System on a Chip). This powerful octa-core processor is capable of handling complex tasks and running multiple applications simultaneously.

The P20 Pro utilizes Mali-G72 MP12 GPU. A GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a specialized chip that is primarily designed to handle and accelerate the processing of graphics and visual data. It is responsible for rendering images, videos, and animations on a smartphone screen. ARM Mali GPUs are widely used in mobile devices and have a good reputation for performance and power efficiency. They offer competitive performance and power efficiency, making them suitable for a range of applications, including gaming, multimedia, and user interface rendering.

Display

Display typeAMOLED
Screen size6.1 inch
Resolution1080 x 2240 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6.1 inch phone comes with AMOLED display. The AMOLED is a display technology and stands for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diodes, it is a type of OLED display and is used in smartphones. The 6.1 inch display should be large enough to provide a comfortable viewing experience for your needs, whether it's reading text, browsing the web, or watching videos. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner. A larger screen typically requires more power to illuminate, which can impact battery life. The display of Huawei P20 Pro is multitouch capable. Multitouch technology enables the device's touchscreen to detect and interpret multiple touch points on the screen simultaneously.

Memory

RAM6 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotno

The Huawei P20 Pro comes with 6 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM in a smartphone can provide benefits in terms of performance and multitasking. When you have more RAM, you can keep more apps and processes open in the background without slowing down the device. 64 GB of internal storage is generally considered to be a good amount of storage for a smartphone, and should be sufficient for most users' needs. The P20 Pro has 64 GB of internal storage. The memory and the internal storage of the Huawei P20 Pro (6 GB) cannot be expanded.

Camera

Main cameraautofocus, optical image stabilization, Secondary rear camera - 8 MP
FlashDual LED
Selfie camera24 MP

The P20 Pro offers only a single-camera setup. The single camera can still be sufficient for many smartphone users, depending on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of the P20 Pro is equipped with autofocus. An autofocus (or AF) optical system uses a sensor, a control system and a motor to focus on an automatically or manually selected point or area. Very few Android cameras come without autofocus. The main camera of P20 Pro has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake. Optical image stabilization is a must for anyone shooting without a tripod with a long lens or in low light conditions.

Connectivity

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetoothv4.2, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
HeadphoneUSB Type-C adapter

The Huawei P20 Pro supports 4G/LTE networks. 4G is the fourth generation of mobile phone technology. 4G provides faster data transfer speeds compared to previous generations. It offers peak download speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 1 Gbps, depending on the specific network and implementation. The Huawei P20 Pro like all modern smartphones, is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. Wi-Fi is a wireless networking technology that allows devices to connect to the internet or other networks wirelessly, without the need for physical cables. Wi-Fi is based on the IEEE 802.11 family of standards, which define the specifications for wireless local area networks (WLANs).

The P20 Pro smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. Bluetooth is a wireless communication technology that allows devices to connect and communicate with each other over short distances. This phone has a built-in GPS. GPS is a highly accurate navigation system using signals from satellites to determine a location on the Earth's surface, irrespective of weather conditions. Most phones have a GPS unit on board.

The P20 Pro comes with NFC (Near Field Communication) functionality. Near Field Communication (NFC) is a short-range wireless connectivity technology that makes life easier and more convenient for consumers around the world by making it simpler to make transactions, exchange digital content, and connect electronic devices with a touch. The P20 Pro phone doesn't have built-in FM radio receiver. The P20 Pro has an USB Type-C port. Type-C is a small, reversible connector that can be plugged in to a device in either orientation, making it more convenient to use than older USB connectors that only worked when plugged in a certain way. The P20 Pro smartphone does not have 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Battery

TypeLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a thin, light-weight, rechargeable battery. No periodic discharge is needed and charging can be done at random. The battery of P20 Pro isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features

Sensorsaccelerometer, barometer, compass, fingerprint, gyroscope, hall, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM, Fast charging

Smartphones today come with a wealth of sensors to facilitate a better user experience. The accelerometer is a sensor that measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The P20 Pro phone has a fingerprint scanner. This sensor identifies and authenticates the fingerprints of an individual in order to grant or deny access to a smartphone. This Huawei phones come with proximity sensor. This proximity sensor detects how close the phone is to an outside object, such as your ear.

The P20 Pro phone comes with a compass sensor. A compass sensor is a device that provides accurate directions in relation to the earth's North and South magnetic poles. The ambient light sensor detects the level of ambient light in the surrounding environment. The main purpose of a light sensor in a smartphone is to automatically adjust the brightness of the device's display. The Dual SIM capability of Huawei P20 Pro phone is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This smartphone supports fast charging technology, which comes in handy when you need quick juice on your device.

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Huawei P20 Pro, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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