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

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ZDNet's Sandra Vogel recently published her full review of the Huawei P20 Pro[1], 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[2] that offers much of the same as the P20 Pro for EUR250 less.

Apple usually perfects features and technology that is first seen in Android smartphones, but last year's iPhone X launched with a display that extended to all four edges of the front with a notch for sensors, a speaker, and the front-facing camera. In 2018, we are seeing Android manufacturers (and Google with Android P) embrace the notch. Huawei's new P20 and P20 Pro devices are some of the first to launch with the notch.

The P20 is the successor to the P10[3] with some design changes, including a glass back, removal of the 3.5mm headset jack and microSD card slot, and an expansive front display with a notch. It retains the lower front oblong fingerprint scanner, dual rear cameras with Leica branding, and more.

Specifications

  • Processor: Huawei Kirin 970 octa-core with NPU
  • Display: 5.8 inch 2244x1080 pixels resolution LCD (428 ppi)
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB internal
  • Cameras: Rear dual cameras; one 20 megapixel f/1.6 aperture monochrome cameras and one 12 megapixel RGB f/1.8 camera. Front 24 megapixel f/2.0 aperture
  • Battery: 3400 mAh with SuperCharge fast and safe charging technology
  • Dimensions: 149.1 x 70.8 x 7.65 mm and 165 grams
  • Colors: Black, pink gold, champagne gold, midnight blue,

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