Huawei P20 review

In my Huawei P20 review, I take a look at the impressive photography results that this superb handset has to offer.


Huawei P20 Design



The Huawei P20 has a FullView Display and the ‘notch’, which we first saw on the iPhone X. Huawei has changed things up with the ability to turn the notch on or off. If you don’t like the look of the notch you can swicth it off and the display will put a black bar across the top to make it disappear.


The screen is a 5.8-inch display with RGBW LEDs (red, green, blue, white). This means it’s brighter but uses less power. It’s a full HD so you get more rows of pixels and these are used either side of the notch to display important information.



The Huawei P20 has a curved glass body and metal edges and the Twilight and Pink Gold models have a gradient colour finish. This means the colour changes gradually from one end of the phone to the other.


There phone also comes in non-graduated colour options and these are Black, Midnight Blue and Champagne Gold. The phone weighs in at 165g and measures just 7.65mm thick.


Huawei P20 features



The Huawei P20 has a Kirin 970 AI octa-core 2.36GHz processor with 4GB RAM. This processor runs the AI photography features and augmented reality apps.


There is a fingerprint sensor below the display, this can be used to secure the phone and access a secure, private folder.



The Huawei P20 has Android 8.1 Oreo operating system and Huawei’s latest EMUI 8.1 user interface. This gives you the chance to experience a wide range of AI and augment reality apps. You can use the Curate app to place new virtual furniture or art around you home to see what it would look like.


Further features include a Dolby Atmos sound system, App Twin and Magazine Unlock. In the box you will find USB-C earphones, along with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter.


The Huawei P20 has a 3,400mAh battery and uawei SuperCharge can give hours of use in just minutes of charge.



Huawei P20 camera




The Huawei P20 has a 20MP monochrome camera and a 12MP RGB (red, green, blue) camera. The Leica technology on board gives the P20 the second highest score from DxOMark for photos and the third highest score for video.


The wide aperture and large image sensor make this phone an excellent choice for low light photography.



Further camera features include:


4D Predictive Focus – This pre-focuses on moving objects using laser focus, phase focus, deep focus and contrast focus.

3D Panorama – Take a 3D image of a person or object.

AI Image Stabilisation – Permits Night Mode shooting without the need for a tripod.

Super Slow Motion – Shoot slow motion video at 960 frames per second.

Master AI – Scene recognition with automatic adjustments. Recognises cat, dog, food, group, night, waterfall, beach, snow, sunset, flowers, sky, greenery, stage, blue sky and quite a few others.

24MP selfies – Use AI driven 3D facial modelling that follows the contours of your face for stunning selfies.

3D Portrait Lighting – Create studio quality lighting effects.



Verdict: The Huawei P20 knocks the socks off the competition when it comes to photography. Selfie fans will love the 24-megapixel camera and the performance will please even the most demanding user. If you are not sure about the Huawei brand, the P20 should be the phone that convinces you it’s a winner.





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