I received this product as part of a review program in return for an unbiased review.
Right from the start I was impressed, a bumper case in the box and a screen protector already fitted was a nice touch.
The phone looks and feels very good quality, the face recognition is really fast and if the light isnÂ’t good enough for it to work, the finger print detector to open is also really fast.
All the apps open fast and the battery life is decent, running multiple apps, like streaming music can drain the battery fast, but you do get a warning from the phone of apps are using a high amount of battery, if you run out of battery it charges quickly too.
128Gb of memory is loads for all my music, photos and apps with lots of space to spare.
The camera is awesome and is the most impressive thing about this phone, multiple video modes from 4K to many full HD modes, the photo modes are fantastic, especially the moving picture mode, helps reduce blurry pictures, best camera IÂ’ve had on a phone and the AI is really handy and learns as you take photos not sure IÂ’ll use a digital camera ever again when phones like this have such a great camera.
My biggest issue with the phone is, IÂ’m not sure if itÂ’s Huawei or android, but not being able to turn off most notification sounds or allocate different sound to emails, text, Snapchat etc is a real pain. I know I can buy an app to do this but would be better if this was a standard feature like other phones.
In all honestly IÂ’m really impressed with the HUAWEI P20, itÂ’s the first android phone IÂ’ve had and I really like it.
Pros: Comes with Screen protector pre fitted and a clear rubber case in the box
Screen is the right size
Looks and feels very good quality in your hand
Lighting it fast, apps, face detection and finger print detector
The camera is awesome
Cons: Really just the lack of customisation on the notification sounds
Some may feel the face detection is too good and too fast that they canÂ’t see the notifications on their phone so may want to turn it off.
All in all a great phone.
I'm having issues with the face unlock feature. It will still ask me to slide up even when it already recognised my face. I've set it to unlock automatically. Is this a bug? It's kinda annoying. Why won't it work like the finger print sensor?
I love the camera of my p20 more and more every day.when people take a picture taken from a samsung a5, s8 or s9 and send it to mme, i cant stand it even for a glance. It almost hurts. There is a world of differences. P20 is the best choice for anyone who wants to watch pictures , not just shapes with tomatoe juice spoiled over them
Zain, 26 Jun 2018Anyone plz guid me which phone i buy.p20 and mate 9 pro...whos the bestP20 is way better both in specs and camera than Mate 9 pro.
Chap1000, 26 Jun 2018Thats normal because in dual sim p20 u can not use both sim cards for internet or both for dai... moreI know and I have one sim card as default for mobile data.
But when both sims activated no mobile data. When only this activated I have mobile data.
KVS, 22 Jun 2018I own P20 and I love it. But I have one issue. When I activate both sim cards, even it is show... moreThats normal because in dual sim p20 u can not use both sim cards for internet or both for dailing,only one - set one of these two cards as default.
ccc, 18 Jun 2018Apple all the way.I dont recommend apple my friend. All the restrictions and updates makes the case on having an iPhone absolutely deteriorated.
cezzy2093, 24 Jun 2018im thinking what to get if is it p20 or p20 pro any one can help me ?Your budget will be the deciding factor on your choice since both models were designed for mobile photography. -,-
cezzy2093, 24 Jun 2018im thinking what to get if is it p20 or p20 pro any one can help me ?i tried both cameras in the shop. Same results. P20 pro is bigger. You have to decide thinking about size. What size do you prefer? P20 pro is too big for me
I received this product as part of a review program in return for an unbiased review. I was greatly surprise that Huawei provided a case and pre-applied a tempered glass screen protector, a really nice touch given you a piece of mind in case of any accidental drop, just the horror to drop a brand new phone as soon you have in your hands is terrifying.
The P20 is very responsive thanks to the UI refinements and the usage of Android 8.1. One thing to consider is that phone become really hot to touch when is under heavy workloads (e.g.: gaming) just felling uncomfortable to hold on your hands but not at the point to burn yourself, under normal circumstances or usage is fine.
Huawei is establishing itself as one of the stronger contender on the mobile market by offering quality and refine products, still missing some features such as: wireless charging and IP67. In order to compete with the market leaders the lack of those features doesn't help. Nevertheless, two mobile OEMs have full control over their silicon: Apple and Huawei.
Huawei is higher integrated of the two due in-house modem development breaking into the high-end market with competitive solutions. The big feature in the Kirin 970 is the inclusion of a dedicated neural processing unit (NPU). What is NPU good for? One use-case is noise reduction and thus is able to increase voice recognition rate in heavy traffic. The most publicized use-case is related to the camera app by recognizing different scenarios and optimize the settings based on pre-sets configuration, most of the scenarios it works flawless, still some work has to be done under really low light conditions. Keep in mind this is a phone, not a high end DSLR camera. Huawei is reaching out to developers to find more use-cases for the NPU, at least Huawei is trying to innovate with something new on a convoluted market.
One big talking point, is the notch at the top of the display, which houses the speaker and front camera. It can be "removed" via software or set per app as to whether a full-screen display is possible or not. Huawei opted to use an LCD display on the P20 instead an OLED used on the P20 Pro, full HD+ resolution and color contrast is good in daily usage. Due most of the interesting characteristics were reserved to the P20 Pro, I wish that Huawei had priced the P20 a little lower to attract more potential buyers, still is a good phone and his massive 128GB of storage is suitable to the average users with a good battery life.
Anonymous, 23 Jun 2018I did all that. Still nothing. Thanks anywayLooks like you're experiencing issue with Jio sim bro it's a LTE phone you have to install Jio 4g app to use calling service
Dominique, 23 Jun 2018Try checking your dual sim settings > default mobile data sim. -,-I did all that. Still nothing. Thanks anyway
Smart TEch, 22 Jun 201840 MP (Pro vs P20 regular) 24MPNothing to argue with the bump on the cameras of the PRO neither the slim size difference which was pointed out by the other user. If you're a phone photo enthusiast, try the cameras of P20, PRO, Mate 10 and PRO, then compare their price differences.