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Huawei P20 Pro Review – the triple-camera smartphone

Rating: 8.5.

At the end of March, Huawei launched its latest flagship – the P20 Pro. While its standout feature is far-and-away the triple rear-facing camera configuration, the phone also boasts a 6.1in OLED panel, class leading battery life, as well as Android Oreo 8.1. I’ve been using it for over a month now, so just how good is it?

There’s no doubt that Huawei‘s P20 Pro is one of the most exciting – and different – Android smartphones to be released this year. Its design may be similar to the iPhone X with its rear camera placement and the increasingly common ‘notch’, but having three cameras on the back is certainly unique.

Those cameras have also been designed in collaboration with esteemed camera manufacturer Leica, a partnership that was first unveiled two years ago with the launch of the P9. After a month of use, I’m keen to share all my thoughts on this £799 flagship.

Specification

Size 155.0 mm x 73.9 mm x 7.8 mm (H x W x D)
Weight Approx. 180g (including the battery)
Colors Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold
Display 6.1″ HUAWEI FullView Display

18:9 OLED

3D glass

1080 x 2240 pixels, 408ppi

16.7M colors

CPU HUAWEI Kirin 970

Octa-core CPU (4 x Cortex A73 2.36GHz + 4 x Cortex A53 1.8GHz) + i7 co-processor

GPU Mali-G72 MP12 767MHz
NPU Neural Network Processing Unit
Operating System Android™ 8.1
Emotion UI EMUI 8.1
Memory 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
Dual SIM Single/Dual-SIM
NFC Card reading mode / Point to point mode / Card simulation mode (make payment by SIM card*, or HCE) are supported

*The SIM card used for SIM card payment can only be inserted into the SIM1 card slot

Connectivity Wi-Fi 2.4G and 5G, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

BT4.2, BLE, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC and HWA are supported

USB Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1
Infrared Remote Control

Camera Front: 24MP, f/2.0

Rear camera: 40MP RGB (f/1.8) + 20MP monochrome (f/1.6) + 8MP telephoto (f/2.4)

HUAWEI AIS
4D predictive focus

5x Hybrid Zoom

4K and 960 fps video recording

Battery 4000mAh (Typical Value)

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