8.9/10
Informr score
The Huawei P20 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.9 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 76 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

As the larger sibling to the Huawei P20, the P20 Pro adds a few bells and whistles to their already-solid 2018 flagship option.

The phone features the same metal and glass design as the P20, but it’s IP67 rated for water resistance -- a welcome addition to many reviewers.

It’s also bigger as the screen increases to 6.1 inches. The P20 Pro also sports an AMOLED panel instead of the TFT LCD found in the P20. The resolution is the same (2,240-by-1,080) so while slightly less sharp than the P20, it’s nothing you’d notice in normal usage. 

Reviewers felt the display on the P20 Pro offered richer colors and better contrast than the P20.

While the phone includes the same Kirin 970 octa-core processor, it sees a boost to 6GB of RAM. As expected, this makes for silky smooth performance and improved response times when multitasking or using resource-intensive apps.

The biggest upgrade between the P20 and P20 Pro is in the camera. Not content with the dual-lens options hitting the market now, Huawei uses a tri-lens rear camera. It packs in a 40MP main lens with A.I.-assisted image stabilization, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 20MP monochrome lens. 

This means you can enjoy 3x optical zoom with no protruding lens. The monochrome lens helps to create bokeh effects and add detail to shots.

Reviews for the camera are stellar. Its AI auto mode does a great job of tweaking settings to match your subject and surroundings. The tri-lens array also performs well in low-light scenarios. 

Lastly, the P20 Pro sees a boost in battery capacity to a massive 4,000mAh. Paired with Type-C fast charging, reviewers never worried about battery life. If you watch videos or play games for hours, you might need to charge nightly. However, with typical mixed usage, the phone offers enough power to get through a day with ease and well into another.

While most of the changes don’t impact the core experience of using the phone for basic tasks and daily communications, most reviewers felt like the added cost of the P20 Pro was well worth -- budget allowing. 

The experience is largely the same -- just better. For more about performance, design, storage space, software, and other considerations, check out our P20 Summary.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.36 GHz
Screen Size
6.1"
Camera
40+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


DxOMark

There are other options if you’re looking for the best selfies available, but for photographers primarily interested in the excellent capabilities of the rear triple-camera, with some decent selfies thrown in, the Huawei P20 Pro is an excellent choice.

- Paul Carroll, DxOMark
ZDNet

Fans enjoy the Apple iPhone experience because it is quick and simple while turning out solid results. Huawei's P20 Pro uses AI and auto modes to offer a similar simple experience, but if you spend a bit more time with the camera your window into the world is unlimited.

- Matthew Miller, ZDNet
Gadgetbyte

Huawei P20 Pro has got an excellent set of cameras, refreshing design, powerful performance, and excellent battery life. It's a package for photography enthusiasts and people looking to get a worthy flagship.

- Pratima Adhikari, Gadgetbyte
EliteGamer

The device probably has the best casual stills capture on the market. The rich suite of expert options will almost be unnecessary for most users thanks to its impressive AI. The three-camera arrangement proves itself to be more than a gimmick in a lens-race with crisp 3x zoom, unmatched monochrome s...

- Vinny Fanneran, EliteGamer
GSMArena

Two months later and we are loving the Huawei P20 Pro. We would recommend it to anyone looking for the best camera experience in a smartphone, but otherwise, Huawei's own P20 would do just fine. Yet, it's so easy to convince yourself into getting the Pro and we may not try to change your mind after...

- GSMArena


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Screen Size
6.1"

The Huawei P20 Pro's screen size is 6.1 inches with 1080 x 2240 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.36 GHz

There is a HiSilicon Kiri 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
40+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 40+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 24+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4000 mAh battery. Huawei's performance ratings are 1500 minutes, 870 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

P20 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date April 6, 2018
Regions available Canada, United Kingdom
Mobile / Cellular Data
4G/LTE
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor HiSilicon Kiri 970 Octa core 2.36 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
RAM 6 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.73 W/kg
Body: 1.22 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Up to: 794 minutes
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Up to: 870 minutes
Internet Use (Celluar) Up to: 853 minutes
Talk Time Up to: 1500 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 22 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Aluminium
Colors Black, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Morpho Aurora, Mother of Pearl
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.5 x 7.39 x 0.78 cm (6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 180 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2240 pixels
Pixel density 429 pixels
Size 6.1 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 256 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
40+ megapixels
Multi-camera
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, Triple camera feature (20 MP 2nd camera f/1.6, 8MP 3rd camera f/2.4 ), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
24+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Face detection, Self-timer, Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List No
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
More
Additional comments

Also available in dual SIM variant.

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