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Huawei P20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 979 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. People are impressed by the design and camera. The usability and performance also get good opinions, but views 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 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Huawei P20

 

Huawei's P20 might look like the beefier P20 Pro, minus that third camera sensor but there are a few other differences worth considering before coughing up

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 fits a trimmed 3400mAh non-removable cell inside 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...

Aug, 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 : 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 : Spencer Hart (t3.com)

Huawei P20 review: a beautiful phone, but we miss the P20 Pro's camera

 

The P20 is a beautiful phone, but it doesn't have the innovative camera found in the P20 Pro, and that's a shame

Premium design ; A pretty decent camera ; Improved software ; Perfect size

Unoriginal design ; No triple camera system ; UI isn't perfect

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Andrei Frumusanu (anandtech.com)

The Huawei P20 & P20 Pro Review: Great Battery Life & Even Better Night Vision

 

For me, Huawei holds a special place among device manufacturers, as the Honor 6 and Mate 7 were the two first reviews I had written on AnandTech. This was back before Huawei found wide-spread success both in China as well as western markets, so it...

Overall I think it’s going to be a very subjective decision based on what the buyer wants to prioritise, especially when it comes to battery life and camera experience. If you value battery life over everything else, then the P20’s are your go-to...

Jun, 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

Pocket-lint Recommended 2018

Expert review by : Cam Bunton (pocket-lint.com)

Huawei P20 review: Every inch the flagship alternative

 

For the first time in the annual phone war, Huawei has succeeded in creating a genuine alternative to the Samsung Galaxy S9. The P20 is refined,

Beautiful polished design ; Speedy performance ; Camera is very good - particularly "Night Mode" ; Sharp and vivid display

No wireless charging ; Still the odd software quirk here and there ; No IP water/dust resistance rating ; The Pro model is that much better

With Huawei's somewhat inconsistent recent history, we went into this review expecting to find at least one major annoyance with the Huawei P20, but were pleasantly surprised by its pursuit of perfection.

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 the 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.

Jul, 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 (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

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 flash:Y
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 / Rose
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:LCD / TFT / TFT/LCD
Orientation sensor:N / 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

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
Ejection pin: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
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