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Huawei P20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1264 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. Reviews about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The camera and performance also get good feedback, but many are less positive about 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 95/100 = 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 : 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 (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 : Rob Leane (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P20 review: This handsome handset is now £200 cheaper

 

The Huawei P20 is pretty, and now cheaper, 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...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (recombu.com)

Huawei P20 Review: Slick hardware, smart software

 

Huawei's super-smart 2018 flagship phone is a seductive blend of gorgeous hardware and intelligent software, which makes for a very satisfying everyday experience. Here's our full Huawei P20 review.

Lush design ; Brilliant everyday camera ; Decent battery life

Occasional glitch ; No expandable storage ; Not fully water resistant

The Huawei P20 is a brilliant flagship blower, offering sleek design work paired with some really clever hardware and software. There’s no tri-lens camera tech, but that dual lens snapper still captures great-looking photos and home movies. And besides...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Huawei P20 UK release date, price and specs: Preorder and get FREE Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones

 

The Huawei smartphones that have an iPhone X-like notch, a stunning design and flagship specs

The P20 Pro is IP67 certified, so it's dust and water resistant, though, the regular P20 and P20 Lite aren't waterproof or water-resistant. On the plus side, they all run on Android 8 Oreo.

Mar, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (techadvisor.co.uk)

Huawei P20

 

The Huawei P20 is a major update to the company's P series, and it can finally cut it at the top of the pile. Here is our full review

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (alphr.com)

Huawei P20 review: Good but not great

 

The Huawei P20 is a pretty but not hugely interesting smartphone from the Chinese smartphone giant

The Huawei P20 looked like it might have been a belter at first, especially given the £599 price point, but in fact it turns out to be a big disappointment. The camera produces lacklustre results, the battery life is only middling, the weatherproofing...

Apr, 2018

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:3400
Battery recharge time:1.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery voltage:1.5
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 flash:N
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 name:Midnight Blue / Twilight
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
Product colour:Black / Blue / Blue, Green, Purple / Violet

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
Text prediction system: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:GPRS, GSM / 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
SIM card ejector pin: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 / Android 8.1
Operating System Version:8.1 / 8.1 Oreo + EMUI 8.1
Platform:Android
vCard:Y

Storage

Compatible memory cards:Not supported
Internal storage capacity:128 / 64
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