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The Huawei P20 Pro launched with much fanfare from the tech press with its 3 smartphone cameras. The trio improves your pictures in bad light and shows its strong side when zooming, but is it just a novelty in the smartphone world to have this many cameras, and what else besides this makes the P20 Pro worth having over the regular P20 model? Let's find out...
So, back to that camera set-up. Professional photographers will especially like the triple camera system with 8, 20 and 40 megapixels on the back. Here, compared to lower cost devices, the photo quality is noticeable, particularly in bad light - thanks to the 40 megapixels and the black and white sensor with 20 megapixels.
And best yet, the 8-megapixel telephoto lens comes with 3x optical zoom. iPhone X and Galaxy S9+ "only" have a double zoom - and if you've read oneCOMPARE's review of those products you'll know that our reviewer thought the zoom functions were a real letdown in otherwise great handsets. The camera setup on the P20 Pro represents the pinnacle of digital photography, all nicely wrapped into a smartphone.
With the 40 megapixel lens, photo details become more pronounced, but saving them does take longer as this review found. To reach their full potential, the default 10 megapixels must be changed in the settings up to the maximum - so it isn't clear if many people will actually use the full 40 megapixels.
Thanks to KI-supported hardware, the system automatically recognises subjects and illuminates them accordingly.
With an RRP of £899, this smartphone is not exactly a bargain, but comes with numerous technical refinements. So you can connect it to a TV or projector to watch presentations or videos in large format. In addition, the front camera features face recognition to unlock the display using only your face.
Alternatively, you can use the fingerprint sensor with gesture control, to do the same. And the display measures 6.1 inches and offers full HD + resolution so it's easy to do.
Unlike the lesser LCD display of the Huawei P20, here it is built with OLED technology — thus truly capturing bright colours and a much stronger contrast, but makes the screen appear darker.
Another difference to the "normal" P20, that is rather noticeable, is the glass-aluminum housing. Here it is dustproof and waterproof to IP67 standards, and somewhere deep inside there sits a rather large battery. It has 4000 mAh instead of 3400 mAh, is built-in and can be charged by fast charging technology. In our private tests, we managed a whopping 16 hours and 20 minutes of intensive use.
The P20 Pro proved to be able to hold its breath longer than the batteries found in iPhone X (9 hours) and the Galaxy S9+ (13 hours). But, compared to both of those, you cannot charge it wirelessly.
The RAM is sufficient with 6 GB of RAM, an increase on the non-Pro (4 GB). The internal memory at 128 GB is also more than adequate for all but the most intensive users, which is just as well as it cannot be upgraded.
On top of that the P20 lacks k the jack socket for headphones. Instead P20 connects you via the included adapter.
Huawei's P20 Pro has a very good camera, a very durable battery and a vivid screen. Especially with low light and when zooming the shots shine and stand far aprt from other models. You have to do without the ability to upgrade your interal hard-drive and stick with what Huawei has given you, and forget about listening to music via a 3. mm jack. All in all it's a great package.
If you can do without the third camera lens and can get by with less memory, the P20 Lite offers a cheaper alternative.
Currently it retails at about £350 in the UK. Or you can buy it on a monthly contract from £17/month - this is through Sky, but other providers also have a lot of deals on the P20 Pro to compare.
We are currently comparing 11066 Huawei P20 Pro contract deals on SIX major
mobile phone network(s):
We'll shortly be adding Three, Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and more! No other comparison website offers such
a huge number of possible comparisons.
OneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network
operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a
real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Huawei P20 Pro ee
contract or a Huawei P20 Pro Tesco Mobile contract?
The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have
cruddy download speeds? But never fear - OneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts
Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to
be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand
new Huawei P20 Pro contract only to find you can't use your data (never
mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.
A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signal
across all major mobile networks across the UK.
According to Which?, In their latest research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance
and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and
Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had
to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.
EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with
customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal -
they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!
OneCompare.com extensive deals & contracts database includes
11066 Huawei P20 Pro deals covering 3 model(s):
In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile
phone usage requirements.
Out of our 11066 Huawei P20 Pro deals, our
cheapest Huawei P20 Pro deal over the entire life of the contract is
£384.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.
We have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM
free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely
possible as the Mobile Networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.
A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much
a Huawei P20 Pro SIM free phone would cost, this is where you buy the phone
without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront. The benefit here is flexibility: you're
able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile Networks often give you far better usage
allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the
monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM
Free Huawei P20 Pro handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare
this cost to a regular Huawei P20 Pro Contract.
Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contract is to consider purchasing a
pre owned Huawei P20 Pro phone from the likes of Music Magpie who provide
warranties and flexible handset payment terms.