I have been using it for 2 months now. I'm just loving it. Great phone from HUAWEI.
Samsung and Apple fans are so jealous it's fun to watch....this triple camera setup is only thing that is new on any flagship phone this year.......kudos to Huawei.
One of most overrated phone till date.
Daylight photos aren't spectacular.
AI is pretty bad. It oversaturates the photos, which make them unnatural.
960 slo mo looks bad.
Videos camera is a horrible mess.
Great camera when using pro mode. Great battery life time and fast phone for editing pictures better than the crappy ai. But my 2 p20 pros was the worst phones I ever had, since Samsung galaxy s6. Ui lags, like we know from Samsung. Random crashes and reboots on my phones. My wife's p20 pro has none of the flaws mine had. The ai is ok, but overdoes the edit. Even when turning off the master ai, the ai still screws with the standard point and shoot. P10 plus was the best point and shoot phone ever. P20 pro is the best manual shooter.
It's great unless you use Android Auto in your car... then good luck, Huawei I would pay $1000 if you would just fix this issue with all your phones...
MA21, 21 Jul 2018Exactly. Others justify it as okay as long as you aren't pixel-peeping. Aside from the paintin... more"Others justify it as okay as long as you aren't pixel-peeping"
...? Photos from P20 Pro's using its Portrait Mode are all very natural with almost no noise reduction or sharpening applied. I think you're confused with those from selfie camera which can look soft when you're using the default shooting mode (which is also called Portrait Mode, oddly enough).
MA21, 21 Jul 2018Exactly. Others justify it as okay as long as you aren't pixel-peeping. Aside from the paintin... morePortrait Mode on P20 Pro is excellent though, with all the preserved details and textures, much better than crappy ones from iPhone. For slow-mo it has its upside (like it's usable in low-light unlike the slow-mo on XZ2/S9) though I agree that use of a DRAM-integrated sensor would've been nicer.
Anonymous, 20 Jul 2018Personally, I thought the dxo shots, particularly bokeh, were awful.the skin tones looked like... moreExactly. Others justify it as okay as long as you aren't pixel-peeping. Aside from the painting-like photos, there's also the fake super-slowmo that is obviously just software processing compared to the hardware solution used by Sony and Samsung. There's a video that compares the Huawei super-slowmo to Sony and Samsung, and it's particularly awful to look at the blades looking disintegrated in the super-slowmo of the P20 pro.
The Huwaei is very active in mobile industry nowadays and launching amazing smartphones these days. No doubt, the company stand toughs in the competition with Xiaomi, Samsung and other brands that comes into this price segment. If you look towards to sell your old phone, this brand gives you a high resale price.
Huawei did this thing great, but I'm still going for Sony if they do the same.
Look how much better Sony made the monochrome sensor to work than Huawei has ever did. It didn't make that much sense until Sony showed its effectivity.
And with the 40MP 1/1.7" sensor of the P20 Pro being a Sony IMX one, I'm definitely sure Sony would also make their own, maybe an even better one, 'cause there's no reason for them to sell better sensors to other OEMs than the ones that they use on their own products
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2018Hi GSMA,
You need to update Messages app. It's from google, it's not a huawei app (too bad,... moreGreat points. I also wanted to add that there is an option in face unlock for "direct unlock"
or the two step unlock where it will unlock the screen an require you to swipe to see the home page. My honor 9 has that option.
Lu, 20 Jul 2018Yes, it seems that the "long-term" review is written by somebody who simulated the "long-term"... moreYou said well. Samsung features are far better than huaweii p20 pro. I was using samsung note 3 settings better than this. No call function on lock screen. If you want take photo. The full screen not coming.its fault. Ok. Video is on full screen. The software need to update simple like samsung settings so easy and user friendly.
PeterThePanda, 20 Jul 2018Most overhyped and overated phone of 2018. And this is coming from a Huawei user. In terms of ... morePersonally, I thought the dxo shots, particularly bokeh, were awful.the skin tones looked like clay models. This is quite a well priced device, in UK though. Considered buying my son one.
"Same for the audio jack - we've migrated to mostly wireless earbuds, so we had no beef with Huawei and its decision to drop the analogue port.", YOU are the ones that make Apple/Samsung/Huawei... think it is ok to remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack!
J-K, 20 Jul 2018Read just about every review on this phone and I don't think I've read any that truly brings u... moreYes, it seems that the "long-term" review is written by somebody who simulated the "long-term" by using it for a few days. There are a 100 things that are ruining this phone and it's all software. I switched to this phone from an S8+, and I regret that decision when we consider the all-around experience. Samsung is by far better and more mature phone, listening to the users. The camere software on this device is really full of bugs and unpredictable phenomenons. Switching to tele is also unpredictable, sometimes the view is just zoomed from the standard camera to simulate the tele, so when you take the shot is misaligned compare to the view... I really have no time to write infinitely about all the problems this phone has, I'm not even able to turn off the "do not cover the top of the screen" because they suddenly decided to put training-wheels on users, it's an assault on users intellect.
They removed the headphone jack only because they are mimicking what apple does, and apple does all that it's possible to reduce the production price of the device. The removal of the headphone jack is only to make things easier for them, and harder for us. Also, the audio output of the P20 Pro with the included type-c converter is nothing short of a joke. It's dull, muddy, linear with not a single spark of expression. It's 3 lightyears behind Samsung and 4 lightyears behind LG flagships with DAC
And one more thing: whoever thinks that wast internal memory can replace the comfort of an SD card, you are all wrong and shortsighted. I really do not want EVER to deliver my possibly broken or damaged phone to the service center with my photos and videos, or any kind of files inside... like EVER. Also, if I completely wreck my phone I can pull out the SD and it's all there. It's not a matter of memory size, it's a matter of privacy and safety. Encrypted SD is the best.