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Huawei P20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 437 reviews of Huawei P20. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and camera. The usability and performance are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the connectivity.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Huawei P20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Josh Levenson (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei P20

 

Huawei P20 Pro Review, Price and Release Date: How does Huawei's latest high-end smartphone compare to the competition? Let's find out.

Fantastic dual-camera ; 128GB of storage ; Solid performance ; Stunning design ; EMUI interface has come a long way

No 3.5mm headphone port ; LCD display rather than OLED ; No Qi charging ; Lack of water-resistace

Huawei supplies a trimmed 3400mAh non-removable cell with the P20, as opposed to the P20 Pro’s colossal 4000mAh power pack. Don’t let the smaller battery deter you, however; that’s more than enough juice to get you through at least a day and a half of...

May, 2018

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Huawei P20 review

 

The iPhone X blends with Samsung's Galaxy S9 in identikit fashion

Great LCD screen ; Speedy performance ; Tidy camera

Borrowed design ; No waterproofing ; No headphone jack

A great Android all-rounder that borrows a little bit too much from its rivals.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Holly Brockwell (techradar.com)

Huawei P20 review

 

A solid smartphone, but its big brother is better

Great camera ; Big battery with lots of stamina ; Optional (ish) notch

No headphone jack ; No wireless charging or water resistance ; Pales next to the P20 Pro

The follow-up to Huawei’s P10 has plenty of high points, not least the camera and hardware, but the Huawei P20 doesn’t quite have enough to compete with 2018’s best flagships. It seems the much better P20 Pro is doing that instead.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P20 review: Don’t believe the camera hype

 

Pretty, but its much-vaunted camera isn't all it's cracked up to be

Handsome design ; Decent performance

Camera falls flat ; No microSD slot or 3.5mm headphone jack ; Limited water and dust resistance

For the record, the Huawei P20 Pro is significantly better: in fact, it's one of the best phones we've ever used (although it does inherit the video recording problems). But at £200 more, it won’t be for everyone. Anyone who had a watchful eye on the...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Huawei P20 review: Good but not great

 

The Huawei P20 is a pretty but not hugely interesting smartphone from the Chinese smartphone giant

The Huawei P20 looked like it might have been a belter at first, especially given the £599 price point, but in fact it turns out to be a big disappointment. The camera produces lacklustre results, the battery life is only middling, the weatherproofing...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (pcmag.com)

Huawei P20

 

Huawei's attractive P20 phone combines an eye-catching iridescent body with intriguing AI-powered camera tricks.

Attractive design. Powerful Kirin 970 processor with dedicated AI chip. Machine learning powers automatic photo scene recognition.

Not officially available in the US. Pricey. Glossy body attracts smudges.

The Huawei P20 offers similar performance, both in processing power and camera quality, to its bigger sibling, the P20 Pro. You don't get 5x lossless zoom like you do on the Pro, but it successfully replicates most of its camera tricks, and 2x zoom...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei P20 smartphone runs on Android 8.1 | LetsGoDigital

 

Huawei P20 surfaces in Geekbench database. Unveiling both the Android version and the processor details.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Ilse Jurrien (letsgodigital.org)

Huawei P20 features a Full HD+ display | LetsGoDigital

 

New benchmark test reveals Huawei P20 will indeed have a notch and a Full HD+ resolution display.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by (zdnet.com)

Huawei P20 review: A smaller, sleeker Mate 10 Pro with camera enhancements

 

ZDNet's Sandra Vogel recently published her full review of the Huawei P20 Pro , which I also have in hand and am using to test out its imaging prowess. Over the last week and a half I have also been using the Huawei P20 that offers much of the same as...

Gorgeous fit, finish, and design ; Outstanding camera performance ; Ample internal storage ; Solid battery life ; Many options to customize to your preferences

Fingerprint sensor is positioned too low ; Less water resistance than P20 Pro (IP53 vs 67) ; No support for wireless charging

Apr, 2018

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Huawei P20 Review

 

With its two new flagship smartphones, Huawei gives you a good choice between devices, depending on your level of interest in photography and budget. There’s no denying that the P20 Pro is the better choice for photographers, but if you’re a little...

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Battery recharge time:1.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Removable battery:N
Standby time (3G):406
Talk time (3G):19

Call management

Auto-redialing:Y
Call blocking:Y
Call divert:Y
Call hold:Y
Call timer:Y
Call waiting:Y
Caller ID:Y
Conference call:Y
Speakerphone:Y
Speed dialing:Y
Vibrating Alert:Y
Voice commands:Y
Voice dialing:Y

Camera

Auto exposure:Y
Auto Focus:Y
Built-in Flash:Y
Digital Zoom:2
Face detection:Y
Flash type:LED
Front camera aperture number:2
Front camera resolution (numeric):24
Front camera type:Single camera
Geotagging:Y
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum frame rate:960
Multi-shot:Y
Night mode:Y
Photo effects:Black&White, Vivid
Rear camera aperture number:1.6 / 1.8
Rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 20
Rear camera type:Dual camera
Resolution at capture speed:3840x2160@30fps
Second rear camera aperture number:1.6 / 1.8
Second rear camera resolution (numeric):12 / 20
Self-timer:Y
Smile detection:Y
Time lapse mode:Y
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p,2160p
Video stabilizer:Y
Zoom capability:Y

Certificates

Certification:CE, TUV

Design

Brand colour:Midnight Blue
Colour of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Pink gold
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint Reader:Y
Finish type:Gloss
Form factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), Metal

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 19:9
Display diagonal:14.7
Display number of colours:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2244 x 1080
Display Type:TFT / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor:Y
Pixel density:428
Rounded display corners:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer:Y
Ambient light sensor:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Proximity sensor:Y

Messaging

Chat:Y
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM):Y
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service):Y
Short Message Service (SMS):Y

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GP,AAC,APE,FLAC,MIDI,MP3,OGG,WAV
Equalizer:Y
FM radio:Y
Speakers:STEREO
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,ASF,H.264,MKV,MP4,WEBM

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):Y
Electronic compass:Y
GLONASS:Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning:Y

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 850,900,1900,2100
2G bands (secondary SIM):850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:GSM
3G:Y
3G bands supported:850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:WCDMA
4G:Y
4G bands supported:700,800,850,900,1700,1800,1900,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE / TD-LTE
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP,APT-X
Bluetooth version:4.2
HotKnot:Y
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y
SIM card capability:Dual SIM / Single SIM
SIM card hot swapping:Y
SIM card type:NanoSIM
Tethering (modem-mode):Y
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi Direct:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Ejection pin:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Flight mode:Y
Graphics adapter:Mali G72-MP12 / Mali-G72 MP12
Microphone mute:Y
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, File manager, Notes, Recorder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Ringtones, Shortcuts
Push-to-Talk (PTT):Y
Quick Charge:Y
Support for contact groups:Y
Themes:Wallpapers
USB On-The-Go support:Y
Video call:Y

Ports & interfaces

USB connector type:USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) / 3.1 (3.1 Gen 1)

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Coprocessor:Y
Coprocessor architecture:ARM Cortex-A53
Coprocessor cores:4
Coprocessor frequency:1.8
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A73
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:Hi-Silicon
Processor frequency:2.36
Processor Model:Kirin 970

Software

Operating system installed:Android
Operating System Version:8.1 / 8.1 Oreo + EMUI 8.1

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Play / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube
Networking features:NPU (Neural Network Processing Unit)

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.65
Height :149.1
Weight:165
Width:70.8