Dear GSMArena team,
the report didn't include any comparison for battery life or highlight the pressure censor available only in S9. Wondering if Huawei is offering any similar features...
We would appreciate to reconsider all this.
vrvly, 29 Apr 2018Now I wonder how is B&W from 40mp against its smaller 20mp sensor without bayer. 40mp b&am... moreHow did you figure that out? With filters, a 40MP sensor receives equivalent of 13.3MP without filter at the same pixel size. In comes the 20MP sensor. And you figure 13.3 > 20?
Anonymous, 30 Apr 2018"What we could mention, is the heavy, and we mean heavy, purple fringing. A likely result from... morePurple fringing only shows up when you shoot at 40MP in bright daylight. Do any of the P20 Pro's samples show the fringing in this test? No.
Adapter for headphones, or wireless headphones.
128GB, plenty of storage, unless you're hoarding a lot of stuff, jesus vs expandable.
Wireless charging, can't really use the phone when charging wireless.
Huawei doesn't need a "DEX" to be PC mode.
Cheaper by 150 AUD - Huawei.
Samsung better sound,
Huawei Max volume vs 80% Samsung volume.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2018Better daylight photo
Better night photo
Better zoom photo
Kudos to Huawei....."What we could mention, is the heavy, and we mean heavy, purple fringing. A likely result from the large sensor and subsequent compromises in optics, plus the specific way in which the sensor operates, the chromatic aberrations are nearly ubiquitous, and are obviously not fixable in processing - we can't imagine Huawei has missed them."
review by Gsmarena.
Hey. Has anyone rocking with the regular P20 instead of Pro? Understand that the the Pro version has a bigger sensor, but it seems to me the P20 Pro 10mp photos are not that good when comes to details. Since both the P20 and P20 Pro support Night mode, I wonder how's the low light photo quality is like for the P20 model? It is cheaper than Pro, and higher MP camera with lower price tag. Thinking of getting the P20 instead of Pro if the photo quality differences are not significant.
And it's still thrashed by phone cameras from 2012. That's 6 years ago.
I don't care who does it. But please make a good phone that has a good camera attached to it. Thanks.
AnonD-126650, 29 Apr 2018I have access to both these phones. (I have one, my partner the other) and I largely agree wit... moreNow I wonder how is B&W from 40mp against its smaller 20mp sensor without bayer. 40mp b&w from raw should be best, without deformations, wonder how its in reality.
someone, 29 Apr 2018the review was about camera and you are boosting other perks?, i would also pick galaxy as a p... moreI am not a samsung fan boy, I am Nokia fan boy.. My point is you can get a Nikon/Canon DSLR with 18-55 lens at half the price of p20 pro or S9/S9+. But when you are paying double money for a phone, atleast you should get some other goodies.. My point is, only Samsung from these two is value for money.. Because it is offering every necessery things(good audio, good display, 3.5 mm jack, expendable storage etc) along with a good camera...
Anonymous, 28 Apr 2018USB-C is for wired HJ and who need SD card slot on phone with more then 100GB internal memory?Who uses USB C Headphones? With an adaptor? Lol
And 100gb isn't all that much these days. Maybe good for storing your music, but high definition videos? Nope.
Anonymous, 29 Apr 2018Better daylight photo Better night photo Better zoom photo Kudos to Huawei.....And they say s9+ is overall better ,what a joke. For video def samsung is still king .
For taking photos p20 pro is far better u most be blind of fanboy to say they are equally good. For video samsung is better . Compared to some youtube channels where they did some great camera comparison u aint that good but again not that bad .
I have access to both these phones. (I have one, my partner the other) and I largely agree with your conclusions here. The front facing camera in particular is pretty poor on the P20.
There are a few corrections to make to the article though:
-Front facing video on p20 pro is up to 1080, must disable beauty mode first. ( not 720 as you list)
- the optical stabilisation on the p20 tele lens is always active, including on 4k video. The phone only switches to the tele lens when focusing on a distant object, in suitable light, and 3x and above zoom. Meet the above criteria and you will have optically stabilised video. Not ideal, sure, but useful non-the-less.
-Stabilised video on the S9+ does not suffer significant loss in detail compared to un-stabilised, p20 does.
-There is absolutely no way the 3x zoom video is better on the S9+, unless the p20 was zooming digitally for some reason. I've tested both extensively and this is simply not true. 2x with stabilisation would be a win for the S9 for sure, zoom beyond that and it's p20, even more so with stabilisation off.
That said, I agree with your conclusion: S9+ for selfies and videos, while both are exceptional for photos. Slight win for the p20p due to additional reach, and option to take 40mp images when appropriate.
As an overall package, S9+ is the best all-rounder.
In a lot of reviews, the P20 was praised in heaven but in my opinion it wasn't that good. Yes it's a good camera but for my eyes to unrealistic. Sharpening, saturation and contrast was over the the top and no one mentioned the bad video quality and lack of stabilisation even at 1080p 60fps.
I always believed in GSMARENA and now it's showing the truth about the P20 Pro.
Only advantage I see is Night mode feature for low light or to enhance HDR photography which can be handy sometimes but not always.
In summary, it's a good phone with good camera but not the best like fake DxOmark will believe us.
Huawei spec is not practical. S9+ batt still need improvement. Video still iphone x better. Overall android s9+ better
tonymancs, 28 Apr 2018P20 Pro JPGs makes S9+ processing looks absolutely natural. S9+ is the only flagship with acce... morePoint of p20 was to take best hdr, low light and sharpest daylight and tele shots. Overal you get all you want, pro hdr noiseless 10mp in low light, sharp 40mp in daylight, b&w, zoom and other features, but its not intended for all. As if current interpolation on sensors was not enough, they try to resolve 40mp out of 2,5mp of full color res(even if with more one colored detail). In comparison s9 got about 3mp, xz2 got about 4,5mp and 808 got 10mp. They may recreate some details right, but its still guessing, result will be less close to reality even with better processing on computer. Well, its used this way in almost, if not all cameras so its all about if you care that you got too artificial shot or not. Denoising is great in both, so is natural look at 10-12mp, but real resolution differs.
As for me its too artificial, I rather opt for xperia, which even if behind times in noise reduction, offer most natural, real sharpness.