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    Huawei P20

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    Release Date
    5-Mar-18
    Market Status
    Discontinued
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    • Huawei P20
    Huawei P20
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    Specs at a Glance
    Battery Capacity
    3400 mAh
    Battery Capacity
    Operating System
    Android v8.1 (Oreo)
    Operating System
    Screen Size
    5.8 inches
    Screen Size
    Variants Available
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    General
    Announced On5-Mar-18
    Market StatusDiscontinued
    BrandHuawei
    Price StatusConfirmed
    PriceRs. 52,290
    Design
    Water ResistanceYes, Dust and splash resistant
    Weight165 grams
    ColorsBlack, Champagne Gold, Twilight, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue
    BuildFront/back glass aluminum frame
    Dimensions149.1 x 70.8 x 7.6 mm
    Display
    Screen Size5.8 inches
    Screen TypeIPS LCD
    Screen Resolution1080 x 2240 pixels
    Pixel Density429 ppi
    Screen to Body Ratio80.21%
    Screen QualityFHD
    Performance
    GPUMali-G72 MP12
    Operating SystemAndroid v8.1 (Oreo)
    ChipsetHiSilicon Kirin 970
    CPUOcta core (2.36 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A73 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Cortex A53)
    Custom User InterfaceEMUI
    Clock Speed2.36 GHz
    Architecture64 bit
    Memory & Storage
    Phone Variants4GB 128GB
    Expandable StorageYes
    Expandable Storage CapacityYes, 256 GB
    Front Camera
    Front Video Recording1080p30fps
    Front Camera SetupSingle, 24MP
    Front Camera 1 Resolution24 MP
    Front Camera 1 Typef/2.0 Primary Camera
    Front SensorCMOS
    Front Aperturef/2.0
    Battery
    Battery Capacity3400 mAh
    Battery RemovableNo
    Battery TypeLi-ion
    Charger TypeSuper
    USB Type-CYes
    Fast ChargingYes
    Miscellaneous Features
    SensorsLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope
    Network & Connectivity
    GPSYes A-GPS, Glonass
    Audio FeaturesDolby Atmos
    NFCYes
    BluetoothYes
    3.5mm Audio JackNo
    Bluetooth Typev4.2
    Audio JackUSB Type-C
    Rear Camera
    OISYes
    Rear FlashYes, Dual-color LED Flash
    Rear Camera FeaturesDigital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
    Rear Camera SetupDual, 12MP + 20MP
    Rear Camera 1 Resolution12 MP
    Rear Camera 1 Typef/1.8 Primary Camera
    Rear Camera 1 Lens1.55 micrometre pixel size
    Rear Camera 2 Resolution20 MP
    Rear Camera 2 Typef/1.6 Camera
    Rear Aperturef/1.8
    Network
    Network Support4G
    SIM SizeSIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano (Hybrid)
    Wi-FiYes, Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz
    SIM Slot(s)Dual SIM, GSM+GSM
    eSIMNo
    Wi-Fi FeaturesMobile Hotspot
    VoLTEYes
    SIM 1 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    SIM 2 Bands4G Bands: TD-LTE 2300(band 40), FD-LTE 1800(band 3), 3G Bands: UMTS 1900 / 2100 / 850 / 900 MHz, 2G Bands: GSM 1800 / 1900 / 850 / 900 MHz, GPRS: Available, EDGE: Available...
    Sensors
    Fingerprint ScannerYes

    About the Phone

    Pros:

    – Sleek design 

    – Long battery life 

    – Satisfactory performance

     

    Cons: 

    – No microSD card slot 

    – No headphone jack

    – inadequate water resistance

     

    The Huawei P20 is a decent phone but may seem pricey given its considerable let downs. If you plan to purchase this phone, a better option will be to wait and buy the Huawei P20 Pro instead. It’s more attractive, superior and will be a worthwhile purchase.

    Huawei P20 even with its promised premium camera quality and expensive looking design fails to be the most interesting flagship product to come from Huawei in recent times. Its features sound astonishing on paper but the reality fails to live up to the expectations. All that it does, its expensive sibling P20 Pro does better.

    Huawei P20 is a handsome looking phone with a snazzy finish to its design. But let’s address the elephant in the room first. There is no MicroSD card slot, it’s purely dual SIM. There is also no 3.5MM headphone jack. The weatherproofing is inadequate with only little done to make the phone water and dust resistant. All you get is IP53 dust and water resistance, which means the phone is protected from dust ingress and a light spray of water. Rest of the phone’s features are pretty standard. The glass on the front has a smooth finish and coloured glass on the rear is attractive. Its two-tone gradient finish and pearly sheen make it eye-catching. There are several different colours offered too. All models have colour matched soft chrome edges and the fingerprint sensor lies below the screen. The volume and power buttons are on the top-right edge and a USB Type C connector on the bottom with speaker grilles. 

    Just like the iPhone X, there is a notch at the top of the 5.8-inch screen, it isn’t as wide as iPhone’s but still can prove to be bothersome in daily use. The Huawei P20 uses a 1,080 x 2,244, IPS RGBW panel. The colour reproduction and brightness are perfect. It has the feature of adjusting the white balance of the screen automatically depending on ambient light. 

    Huawei P20 is perfectly fast and responsive. It is technically proficient across and its functioning is lucid. It’s a quick phone, powered by the octa-core 2.4GHz HiSilicon Kirin 970 chip along with 4GB RAM and 128GB of free storage.

    Camer wise, the hype is unwarranted. You might think you’re getting a good deal with AI stabilised 12 megapixel and 20 megapixel rear cameras and 24-megapixel front camera with Flash LED, but the output falls short of expectations. Images turn out to be soft, underexposed and overprocessed. The best of its features cannot be used together which are a huge drawback. 

    Huawei P20 promises a long battery life and the results are satisfactory. However, it’s battery performance still pales in comparison to its sibling, the Huawei P20 Pro. 

    Huawei P20 may seem like a riveting option but at this price point, the cons start to outweigh the pros. The overall performance of the phone is lacklustre and it doesn’t excel in the areas it promises to. It certainly isn’t the most innovative or flexible product to come from Huawei. Although, if you are a Huawei loyalist you might want to spend a little bit more and purchase the Huawei P20 Pro instead.