Huawei P20 Pro review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Huawei P20 Pro
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Quick Verdict

The Huawei P20 Pro is easily the best camera phone available today and it's also a fine handset in its own right.

The good

  • Amazing camera
  • Good app performance
  • Water resistance
  • Did we mention the camera?

The bad

  • No wireless charging
  • No headphone jack
  • No storage expansion
  • EMUI is still a garish mess

Huawei P20 Pro at a glance
When did the Huawei P20 Pro come out? Available in Australia from 18 May 2018.
What’s new about the Huawei P20 Pro? Triple cameras, notch display, water resistance, Kirin 970 processor.
How much does the Huawei P20 Pro cost? $1099 outright.

The Huawei P20 Pro's best selling point is its exceptional camera, making it the phone to buy for keen mobile photographers.

Huawei's P-series phones have always been its "style" play, where the Mate phones occupy the more serious space. As the flagship phone for Huawei for 2018, at least until the Mate 10 Pro's successor arrives, the Huawei P20 Pro has some serious competition in front of it.


Design

  • Twilight design really stands out.
  • Lacks microSD card slot and headphone jack.

Camera

  • Triple camera gives immense photographic possibilities.
  • Great low-light performance.

Performance

  • NPU doesn't make an apparent difference to app performance.
  • EMUI's styling won't appeal to all.

Battery life

  • 4,000 mAh battery depletes faster than you might think.
  • Wireless charging is also MIA.

Verdict

  • That amazing camera is the reason you'd buy the P20 Pro.
  • Good price for a premium handset, but still plenty of room for improvement.

Pricing and availability

Huawei P20 Pro

A premium phone for camera lovers

The Huawei P20 Pro features three stunning rear cameras, helping you take your mobile photography to the next level.

Promoted
  • The Huawei P20 Pro is available in Australia for outright purchase at a suggested price of $1,099.
  • The Huawei P20 Pro is also available on contract through Telechoice.
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OS Android 8
Display size (inches) 6.1
Display resolution (pixels) 2240 x 1080
Pixels per inch (PPI) 408
Processor Kirin 970
Height (mm) 155
Width (mm) 73.9
Depth (mm) 7.8
Weight (g) 180
Battery size (mAh) 4,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 128GB
MicroSD expansion N/A
Fingerprint scanner Yes
RAM 6
Water resistance IP67
Rear camera (1) resolution 40
Rear camera (1) aperture f/1.8
Rear camera (2) resolution 20
Rear camera (2) aperture f/1.6
Rear camera (3) resolution 8
Rear camera (3) aperture f/2.4
Front camera (1) resolution 24
Front camera (1) aperture f/2.0
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 18
NFC support Yes
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Updated December 14th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
Kirin 980
6.53
2244 x 1080
128GB
Kirin 980
6.39
3120 x 1440
128GB
Huawei Mate 20 X
Huawei Mate 20 X
Kirin 980
7.2
2244 x 1080
128GB
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Huawei Mate 20 Lite
Kirin 710
6.3
2340 x 1080
64GB
Kirin 710
6.3
2340 x 1080
128GB
Kirin 659
5.8
2280 x 1080
64GB
Kirin 970
6.1
2240 x 1080
128GB
Kirin 970
6
2160 x 1080
128GB
Kirin 970
5.9
2560 x 1440
64GB
Kirin 659
5.9
2160 x 1080
64GB
Kirin 960
5.1
1920 x 1080
64GB
Kirin 960
5.9
1920 x 1080
64GB

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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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