In the Huawei P20 review: battery and autonomy rating, screen testing. Huawei P20 results in Antutu 7, sound quality in headphones, all specifications.
In our review of the Huawei P20, there will be no lengthy discussions about how successful this smartphone was and what its shortcomings are. Only facts, test results, indicators in key benchmarks and conclusions.
Battery and autonomy
The battery capacity of 3400 mAh was called by many a drawback, they say, the model with the Pro index has a more powerful battery, so it would be nice to screw a larger battery to the basic version. But, despite the average rating of autonomy, the phone holds a good charge in talk mode, when watching a and while working on the Internet.
Wireless charging is not supported. Fast charging is implemented using proprietary Super Charge technology. The phone comes with an adapter with current characteristics of 4.5 volts and 5 amperes. The total power of 22.5 watts is enough to charge the Huawei P20 from zero to 65% in half an hour.
Huawei P20: screen
The display received absolutely non-standard proportions of 18.7: 9 with Full HD resolution. At the top of the screen there is a cutout for the front camera. Tests show that the contrast and black depth are good. There is a large margin of brightness. at maximum settings, the brightness of the screen of the Huawei P20 increases to 695 nits.
Sun readability is excellent for IPS matrix. The color rendering is correct: the average DeltaE color accuracy factor was 2.1, the maximum. 3.6. Just in case, we recall that the Huawei P20 Pro received a qualitatively different screen on the OLED matrix.
Huawei P20: hardware specifications
The computing center of the Huawei P20 smartphone is the Kirin 970 home-made processor with 4 Cortex-A73 cores and 4 Cortex-A53 cores. Although he is far from reaching record levels in benchmarks, the power reserve is enough for several years. This concerns not only the performance of the central processing unit (CPU), but also the graphics subsystem (GPU). Graphics Mali-G72 MP12 shows itself well in tests, so the Huawei P20 is not much inferior to the flagships on the Snapdragon 845.
There is only one memory configuration. 4/128 GB. In principle, even 4 GB of RAM is enough to solve any problems, especially if it is LPDDR4 memory.
Huawei P20: camera
There will be no examples of photos from the Huawei P20 camera in this material, since we plan to devote a separate publication to the flagship camera. Nevertheless, the phone is gaining 102 points in the DxOMark rating, which last year still seemed an unattainable bar even for flagships from A-brands.
But let’s say a few words about the characteristics of the camera. The dual unit is implemented on sensors from Sony. The 12MP color module received the brand new IMX378 (or IMX380) sensor. The monochrome module is built on a 20MP IMX376 sensor. Optics, as befits Huawei flagships, was developed jointly with Leica, as evidenced by the logo on the back cover.
Huawei P20: sound quality
The experienced music lovers who have good analog headphones will certainly be saddened by the lack of a 3.5 mm audio jack. Nevertheless, it is still possible to consider the Huawei P20 smartphone as a portable audio system, because the kit comes with an adapter from Type-C to 3.5 mm. Non-linear distortions are minimal, the dynamic range is wide, the signal is evenly amplified in the entire frequency range. However, similar results when testing sound quality in headphones or when connecting a smartphone to an amplifier today show all the flagships.
Huawei P20: Features Noteworthy
It is hardly worth saying that the phone came out running Android 8, is equipped with a Type-C interface and supports all Wi-Fi standards. Instead, we highlighted the characteristics that are worth paying attention to:
- No protection against dust and moisture according to IP67 / 68. Declared compliance with the Huawei P20 IP53 standard. This means that it is protected against dust and small splashes. It is better to save an expensive smartphone from falling into a basin of water.
- There is no 3.5 mm jack, but there is an adapter.
- There is no microSD card slot.
- There is an infrared port.
- There is an NFC.
- The 24 megapixel front camera also received Leica optics.
All the characteristics of the Huawei P20 you will find in the table, immediately below which there is information on and short results.
- Hisilicon kirin 970
- 4x Cortex-A73 4x Cortex-A53
- 4x 2.4 GHz 4x 1.8 GHz
- Mali-G72 MP12
- 4/128 GB of memory
- no memory card slot
- 5.8, 1080 x 2240, 428 ppi
- 18.7: 9, IPS
- 84.9 cm 2, 80.4%
- 3400 mAh
- Super Charge fast charge, 22.5 W
- Optics Leica, dual module, 2x opt zoom
- 12 MP (RGB): f / 1.8, 1.55 μm, OIS, Sony IMX378 or IMX380
- 20 MP (b / w): f / 1.6, 27mm, Sony IMX376
- phase and laser autofocus
- 2160p @ 30fps, 1080p @ 60fps, 720p @ 960fps
- 24 MP, f / 2.0, Leica
- 1080p @ 30fps
- Android 8.1 Oreo EMUI 8.1
- USB 3.1 Type-C
- moisture protection IP53
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Wi-Fi a / b / g / n / ac
- IR port
- no audio jack 3.5 mm
- no FM radio
- front scanner
- 149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm
- 165 g
- The black
- Gradient (Twilight)
Review Huawei P20
Currently, the price of Huawei P20 is much lower than the cost of the advanced version with the Pro index. The difference is about 300 and, to be honest, we at the editorial office do not see much point in overpaying.
Yes, the Huawei P20 Pro has a unique triple camera module. Yes, there is a more powerful battery (4000 mAh), more RAM, more screen, and an OLED matrix. If all this is important for you, then, of course, you need to take it.
But in real life, the capabilities of the Huawei P20 are enough, as they say, for the eyes. The speed of work will be hurricane, no matter what the phone is loaded. The camera takes gorgeous photos that you will still see, at best, on a computer display, and more often on your phone. The triple weather module will not do, and double enough with the head. The screen is bright, the colors are correct. The phone holds the battery well, enough for an eventful day of charge. The fingerprint scanner works instantly, unlocking the face of the owner also works accurately and quickly.