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Huawei P20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1266 reviews of Huawei P20. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the design and usability are generally positive. The camera and performance are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about 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 : 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 : Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Huawei P20: A killer low-light camera you can actually afford

 

It has the Huawei P20 Pro's night mode, but costs you hundreds less.

The Huawei P20 takes terrific low-light photos from the dual rear camera, comes in some astounding colors and is small enough to use with one hand. Like the P20 Pro, it lets you hide the default screen notch many Android fans hate.

Why is the P20 only splash-proof, but not rated water-resistant like the P20 Pro? There's no headset jack. You won't be able to buy it in the US.

The Huawei P20 cuts some luxuries, but delivers similarly spectacular low-light photos of the Pro model.

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Manuel Masiero (notebookcheck.net)

Huawei P20 Smartphone Review

 

Insider tip? The Huawei P20 is 250 Euros cheaper than its sibling Huawei P20 Pro, but its Leica dual-camera is basically on par and the hardware is just as powerful. How does the 5.8-inch device compete with other high-end rivals?

high-end SoC ; stylish and very solid case ; 128 GB storage ; LTE Cat. 18, VoLTE, VoWiFi ; USB-C with USB 3.1 Gen. 1 ; WLAN with MIMO technology ; aptX HD ; excellent Leica dual-camera ; bright screen ; precise color presentation ; long battery...

no microSD slot ; no 3.5 mm headset jack ; no IP certification

The Huawei P20 is a very good high-end smartphone and ticks a lot of right boxes. Besides the excellent system performance, the 5.8-inch smartphone convinces with good build quality, the latest Android OS, and a bright display. The latter features...

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 : Victor Hristov (phonearena.com)

Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Review

 

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro come with a new design (with a notch!) and with an exciting new camera system with high aspirations...

Excellent camera on P20 Pro, especially for night photos ; Beautiful gradient glass back ; High quality OLED display on P20 Pro ; Great loudspeaker quality ; Plentiful 128GB storage

Blatant Apple copy ; EMUI custom interface has dated looks, glitchy ; Pricey for what it is ; No wireless charging

Apr, 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

Expert review by : Adam Ismail (tomsguide.com)

Huawei P20 Hands-On: Are Three Cameras Better Than Two?

 

Huawei is buckling down on photography for its upcoming P20 Pro with a trio of rear lenses and a boatload of AI features. But will it be enough to topple the iPhone X and Pixel 2?

Mar, 2018

Expert review by (androidpit.com)

Huawei P20 hands-on: New look and AI for the P series

 

Many people are awaiting Huawei's press event in Paris. Instead of releasing the new device at the Mobile World Congress, the P20 decided to wait an extra month before making its appearance on the red carpet in France's capital, accompanied by another...

At first glance, the Huawei P20 immediately shows the design differences it has with the P10. It’s a more elegant and premium look in step with current trends. The notch is there, as well as a display almost devoid of bezels, and it is unlocked through...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Battery recharge time:1.5
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:1.5
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
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, TÜV

Design

Brand color:Midnight Blue
Color name:Midnight Blue / Twilight
Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Blue / Pink gold / Rose
Face recognition:Y
Fingerprint reader:Y
Finish type:Gloss
Form Factor:Bar
Housing material:Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), Metal
Product color:Black / Blue / Blue, Green, Purple / Violet

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9 / 19:9
Display Diagonal:5.8
Display number of colors:16 million colours
Display Resolution:2244 x 1080
Display Type:LCD / TFT / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor:N / Y
Pixel density:428
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:GPRS, GSM / 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

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Play / Google Maps,Google Play,YouTube

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery pack:Y
Cables included:USB Type-C
Carrying case:Y
Headset included:Y
Interface adapters included:USB Type-C - 3.5mm
Protective case:Y
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-A15 / 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 / Android 8.1
Operating system version:8.1 / 8.1 Oreo + EMUI 8.1
Platform:Android
vCard:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
RAM capacity:4
USB mass storage:Y

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.301
Height:5.87
Weight:5.82
Width:2.79