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April 5, 2018

Huawei P20 Pro Review - A high-End Design Smartphone With Powerful Camera Setup

Finally, Huawei has announced its latest flagship smartphone named as Huawei P20 Pro in Australia with much-improved features in terms of design and camera configuration. The Huawei P20 Pro is loaded with a 6.1-inches gorgeous OLED display which is well-supported by 1080 x 2240 pixels resolution at a pixel density of 408 PPI.

The phone also sports 1.8GHz Octa-core Kirin 970 powerful chipset, Android Oreo OS, hefty 6GB of RAM and highly advanced and solid triple camera configuration. The front side of Huawei P20 Pro is well-equipped with a 24MP sensor that lets you shoot outstanding selfies with your near and dear. Best of all, a 4000mAh non-removable battery houses inside of Huawei P20 Pro that will produce maximum productivity via a single charge.

Furthermore, Huawei P20 Pro offers a massive 128GB of onboard storage which is expandable no further, unfortunately. Neither P20 Pro supports wireless charging. So, these are some negative factors you should keep in mind when it comes to buying. 

Looking for more information? We have gathered everything we know so far. We come up with Huawei P20 Pro review in Australia including its release date, prices, specifications, and features. So, let’s get going.

Huawei P20 Pro Release Date:

Huawei initially announced its latest flagship P20 Pro on 6 April 2018, in the U.K. The device went on sale in the UAE and some parts of Middle East at the end of April. The bad news for the U.S customers is that the P20 Pro phone is not going to release in the U.S. However, the U.S customers can purchase Huawei P20 and P20 Pro right now from eBay and few other top U.S retailers.

Huawei made an announcement of P20 Pro at the end of March at a glitzy launch in Paris and promised that we would start getting our hands in Australia directly. 

Finally, Huawei P20 Pro release date in Australia has been announced today (May 15, 2018) and it has started hitting shelves now. 

Huawei P20 Pro Prices:

Several direct retailers are already providing international versions of the Huawei P20 Pro at a cheap and discount price tag, but how much it actually costs? This is still a mystery. It’s our educated guess that Huawei P20 Pro Price in Australia won’t be greater than AU$1100. No matter which online source you use, don’t forget to compare mobile phone prices at a reputed price comparison website.

As soon as we hear more, we will update this page. So, check back soon.

Some direct retailers are already providing international versions of the Huawei P20 Pro at discount prices. But no matter which online source you use, don’t forget to compare mobile phone prices at a reputed price comparison website.

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Huawei P20 Pro specs:

Let’s take a quick look at Huawei P20 Pro smartphone features and specifications.

  • 6.1-Inch Touchscreen OLED Display w/ 1080x2240p Resolution
  • 18:9 Aspect Ratio
  • Pixels Density: 408ppi
  • IP67 Rating (water + dust-resistant) Body
  • 1.8GHz Octa-core(4x2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53) Processor
  • Kirin 970 Chipset
  • 6GB Extended RAM
  • 128GB of Internal Storage
  • microSD: Not Available
  • Triple Camera Setup: 40MP (f/1.8)+20MP (f/1.6)+8MP (f/2.4) w/ Leica Optics
  • Dual LED, dual tone flash
  • Features: touch focus, phase detection, laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom, HDR
  • 24MP Selfie Camera w/ f/2.0 aperture, autofocus, and 1080p
  • Android 8.1 Oreo Built-in OS w/ EMUI 8.1
  • 4000mAh Powerful Capacity Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Wireless Charging: Not Available
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • USB 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope
  • Available Colors: Black, Pink Gold, Midnight Blue, Twilight
  • Dual SIM Compatible
  • Weight: 180 grams

Huawei P20 Pro Design & Display:

The Huawei P20 Pro is high quality and the totally glossy handset having new glass back panel, which comes with a range of exciting coloring options. And you would love its Twilight, a graduated blue-purple color, which you might have once seen on an HTC phone.

The mobile phone seems very solid backed up by IP67 rating, where you don’t need to worry about water drop, dust or dust. Sometimes, it looks like Huawei is following iPhone design in terms of finishing and color selection. There is a nice fingerprint scanner active on the front of the phone. But the manufacturer has still sacrificed the 3.5mm headphone jack while designing the handset.  

Although P20 Pro is an IP67 water-resistant device, still it is advisable that you avoid photoshoot underwater, because it’s still not 100% waterproof set.

Talking about the screen, the P20 Pro smartphone device has a big 6.1’’ OLED display with 18:9 aspect ratio and full HD Plus resolution. Although it’s not very similar to Samsung Galaxy S9 display, still it is considered to be one of the best high definition displays around.

There is the notch when you come to the top of the screen, which accommodates the front-facing camera and speaker. However, you can hide the notch easily by replacing the screen on either side of it.

Huawei P20 Pro RAM and Storage:

The Huawei P20 Pro is amazingly fast. The phone boasts a Kirin 970 chipset which is coupled with a hefty 6GB of RAM (2GB more RAM as compared to Huawei P20 Pro). It performs every task pretty well and doesn’t show even a sign of lag. Moreover, Huawei P20 Pro gives the user an exquisite experience when playing graphics enriched games or working on multiple tasks.

As far as its built-in memory is concerned, Huawei P20 Pro comprises a 128GB of onboard memory which seems enough for yourself. Unfortunately, you would not be able to expand storage as it lacks a microSD card option.

Huawei P20 Pro Battery and OS:

Just like other Huawei devices, P20 Pro is powered by 4000mAh super-powerful capacity battery, way better than Galaxy S9 Plus. This is a massive capacity battery will remain intact even up to two days. According to various tests, the battery performed well while listening to the audio, watching videos, and internet browsing and still it was just 50% down through a single charge. Best of all, it does allow you fast charging.

The P20 Pro runs Android Oreo with EMUI 8.1 user interface. This takes the AI from the Mate 10 Pro one step further.

Huawei P20 Pro Camera – Thrice as Nice:

Are you wondering what is going on with triple lens camera? It took a while of explaining for us to get our head around.

Huawei P20 Pro boasts an 8 mega-pixels telephoto lens, a 20 mega-pixels black and white lens whereas a main RGB lens which clocks in at an enormous 40 megapixels. No one has seen that kind of megapixels count since Nokia’s phenomenal Lumia 1020 which allows for a phenomenal amount of graphics reliability and 5x zoom.

Further down the line, these are not just a mega-pixels, but rather pixels themselves are actually bigger in size as compared to any other phone’s at 2um, showing that they can capture more detail and light. What does it mean? Basically really great test shots.

The Huawei P20 Pro also has the capability to switch modes for perfect photo conditions and offers AI stabilization up to eight seconds of exposure. Isn’t it tremendously long exposure in case you were wondering?

The camera is an absolute monster as it can capture 4K video at 30 frames per second as well as slow-motion footage in 720p at 960 frames per second. The same thing goes for the selfie with a 24MP camera helps you capture moments with your loved ones.

Our Verdict:

After reviewing Huawei P20 Pro, we can say that it is an extraordinary smartphone device, especially in terms of camera and hardware technology. The great phone is using the world’s first Leica triple camera technology with bigger apertures and lenses. Although it seems just like Apple iPhone X at first eye and doesn’t include wireless charging, still it will acquire consumer’s attention due to its massive camera upgrade, powerful capacity battery, and the latest Android Oreo Operating System with EMUI on the top.


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