Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Smartphones

Huawei P20 Pro Is Like An iPhone X With A Three Camera System

Behold the future of smartphone is… iPhone X lookalike with the notch. Yup. Following Vivo, ASUS and the lot, Huawei is in it too with its new P20 and P20 Pro smartphones. Oh mine. I wonder how many acid tongue Android loyalists have spewed hate on the notch, but look what we have here. Notch on almost all the new phones we have seen thus far. On the bright side, Android users who loathe Apple’s autocratic approach with their OS can enjoy similar aesthetic with more liberty on the OS aspect. I guess its a win? Maybe.

Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone

While the P20 resemblance to the X is uncanny, save for the staple ‘home’ button down at the bottom, the Pro differs with its audacious, first of its kind, Leica Triple Camera because, two is never enough. And yes. Holy freaking shit, three cameras are a thing now. Will it catch up with the competition? In case you missed it, the same three-camera system is also found on the very luxe version of the Mate, the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. For the yet-to-be-informed, this Leica triple camera comprises of a 40MP RGB, a 20MP Monochrome and a 8MP Telephoto cameras with Hybrid Zoom, and so, in theory, the expectations of its performance should be pretty damn high.

Huawei P20 Pro Smartphone

It really should because, artificial intelligence is involved – all thanks to the Kirin 970 chipset first found the Mate 10 unveiled last October. As traditional dictates, the Pro is the larger of the two, sporting a 6.1-inch OLED FullView display and being bigger, it also naturally packs a larger capacity battery, coming in at 4,000 mAh. OLED display plus a larger battery would mean disparity in usage time between the two could be much significant.

Huawei P20 Smartphone

Meanwhile the non-Pro gets a 5.8-inch LCD display (like Mate 10 versus Mate 10 Pro), a 3,400 mAh battery and it does not get the IP67 rating like the Pro model. Instead, it has to settle with IPX3 which made it water resistant, but not waterproof. Those are the key differences. We see no point in regurgitating the feature list. Instead, we invite you to scour through the side-by-side specs overview below to pick up the details. Oh, before that, you may be interested in the pricing. The P20 is expected to retail for €649 (about US$800) while the P20 Pro goes for €899 (around US$1,100!). Yikes. Suddenly, Huawei is out of my reach too.

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Huawei P20 Smartphone

Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P20
OSAndroid 8.1 with EMUI 8.1Android 8.1 with EMUI 8.1
ChipsetKirin 970 CPU, octa-core + micro core i7, 4 x Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8 GHzKirin 970 CPU, octa-core, 4 x Cortex A73 2.36 GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8 GHz
GPU??
Display6.1-inch, FHD+ (2244 x 1080 pixels, 18:9)
Pixel density at 408 ppi (pixel per inch)
OLED with 16.7M colors
5.8-inch, FHD+ (2244 x 1080 pixels, 18:9)
Pixel density at 428 ppi (pixel per inch)
LCD with 16.7M colors
MemoryRAM: 6GB
ROM: 128GB
Extended memory: None
RAM: 4GB
ROM: 128GB
Extended: None
NetworkCLT-L09C: Single SIM Card
CLT-L29C: Dual SIM Card
LTE-TDD/LTE-FDD/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS

*as always, bands are carrier dependent
Emily-L09C: Single SIM Card
Emily-L29C: Dual SIM Card
LTE-TDD/LTE-FDD/WCDMA/EDGE/GPRS

*as always, bands are carrier dependent
CameraRear:
40MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture) + 8MP (Telephoto, f/2.4 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, deep focus, phase focus, contrast focus)

Note: The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.

Front:
24MP, f/2.0 aperture, supports fixed focal length

Note: The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Rear:
12MP (RGB, f/1.8 aperture) + 20MP (Monochrome, f/1.6 aperture), supports autofocus (laser focus, deep focus, phase focus, contrast focus)

Note: The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.

Front:
24MP, f/2.0 aperture, supports fixed focal length

Note: The photo pixels may vary depending on the shooting mode.
Battery4,000 mAh3,400 mAh
ConnectivityWiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type-C

Note: no headphone jack
WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, USB Type-C

Note: no headphone jack
SensorsGravity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Front fingerprint sensor, Hall-sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Color Temperature sensorGravity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Front fingerprint sensor, Hall-sensor, Gyroscope, Compass, Color Temperature sensor
PositioningGPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System GPS, AGPS, Glonass, BeiDou Navigation Satellite System
Audio/VideoAudio supported formats:
*.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.amr, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi

Video supported formats:
*.mp4, *.3gp
Audio supported formats:
*.mp3, *.mp4, *.3gp, *.ogg, *.amr, *.aac, *.flac, *.wav, *.midi

Video supported formats:
*.mp4, *.3gp
Dimension155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm, 180g149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm, 165g
OthersIP3X
IP67

Images: Huawei.