I am starting tests for Huawei P20, and thus this year's flagship of the Chinese brand, which seems to be a direct competitor for the Samsung Galaxy S9. It is elegant and properly equipped.
Huawei P20 is the cheapest flagship smartphone on the Polish market , of course speaking about the P20 family. This does not mean, however, that it has been badly equipped. On the contrary – after a dozen or so hours spent with this model, I know that it is worth to get interested in it more. We would like to thank for the x-kom.pl store for the tablet rental for tests
Huawei P20 can be bought at x-kom.pl
Huawei P20 specification
|System||Android 8.1 Oreo with EMUI 8.1 overlay|
|Screen||5.7 ", FullHD + in 18: 9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD, bent edges|
|SoC||HiSillicon Kirin 970|
|Built-in memory||128 GB|
|The camera||20 megapixels (f / 1.6) + 12Mpix (f / 1.8)|
|Camera||24 Mpix (f / 2.0)|
|Battery||3400 mAh, fast charging|
|Additional information||USB type C port (3.1 Gen 1), face recognition, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE category 18 (1.2 Gbps), NFC, hybrid Dual SIM|
|dimensions||147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm, 163 g.|
It is modern and at the same time in the style of Huawei
Huawei P20 is the latest smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer, which brings with it a breath of freshness to design . The producer put on the glass back panel, and therefore returned to the roots, because as I remember correctly, the same material was used, among others, in Huawei Ascend P7, which debuted in 2014. The abandonment of metal from the previous generation for the aforementioned caused that the smartphone is more susceptible to scratches and dirt. And you must know that the Huawei P20 is a fingerprint collector. Luckily, it can be remedied – in the sales set is a neat transparent case that effectively protects the rear shear, as well as the protruding camera module. On the display, however, a protective film is applied from the novelty. The front panel was kept in a very minimalist tone. We will not find unnecessary things on it – only the display, the camera, the sensor of the existing light, the speaker for conversations. I am glad that the multifunctional touchpad with a built-in biometric sensor is still on the bottom frame under the screen. The Huawei P20 is very good in the hand and is pleasantly used. This of course is due to the use of an optimally diagonal display as well as proportions.
The camera works brilliantly
Huawei bet on a double camera. One has a resolution of 20 MP (monochrome) and the other 12 MP (RGB) . What is most important is the light at the F / 1.6 level in the case of a higher resolution lens, as well as algorithms that automatically improve the quality of photographs after detecting the subject. >>> See full-resolution example photos Photos taken with this set delight the eye. It is primarily the merit of the machine, which in the blink of an eye selects the right parameters for the scenery. Fast autofocus is also almost flawless , and this is a big advantage, because the pictures are always sharp. They are also characterized by a very large number of details, as well as vivid colors. Intelligent algorithms perform very well, which in real time recognize the types of scenes and objects, and then automatically adjust the color, contrast, brightness, exposure and other parameters. This option has been improved for the Huawei Mate 10 Pro. The several examples of photographs will confirm this. A nice addition is the ability to record video sequences in 960 frames per second, but only in HD.
Efficient, at a very good level
The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is responsible for operation in the Huawei P20, and therefore the SoC system produced in the 10 nm lithographic process, as well as the latest SoC systems available on the market. The Kirin 970 consists of eight (64-bit) cores – 4x ARM Cortex-A73@2.36GHz + 4x ARM Cortex-A53@1.8GHz, an i7 co-processor, and the ARI Mali-G72MP12 graphics chip. Added to this is the support of a 4-gigabyte RAM RAM type LPDDR4. [wptab style = "4" title = "AnTuTu 7"] [test slug = "android-antutu-7" order = "desc" selected = "22614" virtual = "antutu-total-7" type = "single" product_id = "22614,22590,22588,22582,22548,22318"] [/ wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "T-Rex"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" order = "desc" selected = "22614" type = "single" virtual = "t-rex-3-onscreen" product_id = "22614,22590,22588,22582,22548,225256,22382,22472,22222,22458,22394,22318,22512"] [ / wptab] [wptab style = "4" title = "Manhattan"] [test slug = "gfxbench-fps" order = "desc" selected = "22614" type = "single" virtual = "manhattan-3-onscreen" product_id = "22614,22590,22588,22582,22548,22516,22382,22472,22222,22458,22394,22318,22512"] [/ wptab] [wptab_end] After a dozen or so hours I can write that the components used work very well during use, which can also be confirmed by the results of several synthetic tests. The processor fits perfectly with RAM memory – multitasking is not a problem, and downtime does not occur . I would like more cheap smartphones and I admit that even the Galaxy S9 + users are envious.
I'm taking tests
After these brief first impressions and previews of the review of the Huawei P20, I am getting ready for intensive testing. I would like to encourage you to ask questions in the comments , which I will answer in the review, which should appear in the near future. https://www.gsmmaniak.pl/840498/konkurs-20dnihuawei/