Huawei’s ‘p’ series is all about style and functionality brought together in a single package with a powerful camera, at least that is what the series is best known for. So, how exactly did Huawei improve on its already impressive p10 and p20? Well, the stylish changes on the outside are already obvious at first glance, but let’s delve deeper and check the phone’s functionality out and test to see if it really lives up to the ‘p’ series reputation…
3 Camera Lenses
The first thing noticed is that this phone has not one, not two, but 3 camera lenses. This enables this phone to have a few special abilities we’ve never seen so far, like the 5x hyper zoom, which is much greater than we’ve seen on any other device. Usually, phones have 2 or 3 times zoom.
The main lens has 40MP, the second one has 20MP, and the third one has 8 megapixels. The camera supports features such as Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama, etc…
These 3 lenses often work together when you are taking a picture, so the combination of them gives you improved sharpness, versatile zoom length, and they use the tech called ‘pixel fusion’ giving it a capability to get four times the number of pixels that a regular phone can capture. This enables incredible low light photos and the detailing never seen before.
The camera really lives up to its reputation and encourages creativity. It can also do slow motion video, shooting at 960fps, which is amazing, but shoots at 720p which is a bit lower than other competitor models.
It has an upgraded AI, with over 19 different categories of camera recognition, so in other terms, it understands what it sees much better. For instance, if you were to focus on a portrait shot of a few people sitting together, the phone will automatically highlight the outer edges of the shot and tell you if you need to zoom out in order for everyone to fit in the shot.
It also has improved focus and stabilization, which keeps objects in the shot’s frame focused, even if it moves around, for instance, if you are taking a shot of a flower in the wind.
Build and other Features
Huawei p20 plus gaming capabilities are not yet fully tested and known, but the design of this device is beautiful. These p20 plus models come in a variety of colors, which are all quite reflective. The phone itself feels high quality and promises a long lasting life, coming with a front/back glass and aluminum frame, and is water and dust resistant. Its size is also perfect, being just about right for a mobile phone device, as is the general opinion. Not too big, not too small, and quite comfortable to hold. It is beautifully curved and a bit weighty, being 155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm (6.10 x 2.91 x 0.31 in) and weighing 180g (6.35 oz).
The screen is beautiful and conveniently organized. It picked up some tricks from Apple’s iPhone with the pull-up and down widgets and the way it neatly packs and organizes everything.
A sort of surprise, however, is the fingerprint sensor’s position which is at the bottom of the front side and not on the rear, like on the previous model. The home button is now a fingerprint sensor at the same time, extremely fast and responsive as you can imagine.
It uses an Android 8.1 (Oreo) and is powered by the Hisilicon Kirin 970 chipset. CPU is a powerful octa-core 4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53, with a Mali-G72 MP12 GPU.
It has 128GB of internal memory and 6GB of RAM.
Its display is the high-quality AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors, and its 6.1 inches or 93.9 cm2, having approximately 82% screen-to-body ratio. It also supports multitouch, having the EMUI 8.1.
The battery is also said to be excellent, judging by the general feedback, with some people reporting that it can last up to two days if you are using it reasonably enough. It has a non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery.
Important Specifications Overview
Dimensions: 155×73.9×7.8 mm (6.10×2.91×0.31 in)
Weight: 180g (6.35 oz)
Build: Front/back glass and aluminum frame
SIM: single or dual SIM (Nano-SIM, or dual stand-by)
Type: AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors
Size: 6.1 in or 93.9 cm2
Resolution: 1080 x 2240p, 18.7.9 ratio
Primary: triple lens – 40MP + 20MP + 8MP, OIS Leica optics, 3x optical zoom, phase detection and a LED flash
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps, and 720p@960fps
Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh
Huawei p20 pro just might have the ultimate camera for a phone device. So, the main difference between this model and the plain p20, and any other phone on the market, is the camera lens trio working for you, bringing you probably the highest quality photos a mobile phone can deliver today, with tons of nice features and tricks.
It can prove to be a bit pricey, but when you take into consideration all of its specs and capabilities, Huawei p20 plus seems to be meant for people who will have use of such a versatile device, that can take professional photos and do all other standard functions. Being equipped with all the latest features and having a durable build, this model is expected to be the hottest item in the near future, being out since April this year (2018).