After uncountable leaks and rumors, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro have taken a shape of great smartphones. Both phones come with a myriad of features, including stereo speakers, notched screen, and a triple-rear camera for the P20 Pro. Let’s see if these two phones have to offer more.
Huawei P20 Pro
Out of the two from the list, the Huawei P20 Pro is certainly everyone would be looking for. And that’s for a reason. The handset has something other flagships are currently missing on — a triple camera at the rear.
The Leica powered lens tops all its competitors in terms of DxO Mark scores. Among those three lenses, the separated one is a 20MP monochrome sensor with f/1.6 aperture. Moving just a little bit above, we can see the two big lenses. The pair of two sensors comprises of 40MP 1/1.7″ large color sensor, f/1.8 lens, and OIS, while the second one has an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens.
The camera has a 4-way autofocus, a dual-LED dual-tone flash, and a color temperature sensor. And the cameras are capable of 3x optical zoom and 5x hybrid zoom.
The AI-powered camera not only is useful for scene detection but also helps in a better low-light exposure. Other noticeable features include a ridiculous ISO of 102,400 and slow-mo video capturing at 960fps @ 720p; just like the recently launched Galaxy S9.
Like its rear, the front of the phone bears an equally powerful shooter. The selfie camera comes with a 24MP lens with f/2.0 aperture which is also useful for face unlocking system. It’s 2x faster than iPhone X‘s FaceID.
Cameras aside, the handset comes with a bigger 6.1-inch display with 18.7:9 aspect ratio. The notched display — which can be turned off — bears a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixel, while the Always on feature will be handy. Just below the screen is a fingerprint scanner.
Inside is the powerful Kirin 970 chipset with octa-core CPU and Mali-G72MP12 GPU. The RAM is 6GB and the storage is 128GB which is expandable via microSD card slot.
The IP67 certified phone is water resistant and comes with a unique color scheme of Twilight, highlighting the eye-popping gradient. Props to Huawei for trying something new. Powering the phone is a 4,000mAh battery with Super Charge technology.
The Huawei P20, compared to the P20 pro, is a smaller model. And that shows in the form of a smaller 5.8-inch LCD screen. While the internals it packs is similar to its counterpart, the P20 has a smaller 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.
As for the camera, the Huawei P20 takes a major cut. There’s no triple camera but a dual-camera. The Leica powered optics has a pair of 1/2.3″ of the 12MP RGB sensor with f/1.6 lens, 1.55um pixel, and OIS. The latter is a 20MP monochrome sensor with a similar f/1.6 aperture.
And then there are tons of other assistance for autofocus, including laser, contrast, PDAF, and depth perception. The camera is also capable of recording footage at 960fps @ 720p.
The front is also similar to the Huawei P20 Pro with a similar 24MP camera and f/2.0 aperture. Built exactly same like its Pro counterpart — i.e. glass and metal — the P20, though comes with a lower IP53 rated water and dust resistant. The downgrade in the battery can also be seen here — it comes with a 3,400mAh battery with Super Charge technology.
Pricing and Availability
The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro both come with Android 8.1 Oreo on top of EMUI 8.1. The P20 is priced at $805, whilst the P20 Pro has a price tag of $1,115. That’s some serious money there. Expect both phones to arrive in Nepal within a month or two for around Rs. 90,000 – 100,000.