If you want a smartphone that offers superb photography features … then take a look at the Huawei P20 Pro.
As handsome as the phone is, the P20’s design isn’t the star here — it’s the insane Leica triple-camera system. At first, the idea of combining a 40-megapixel RGB camera, a 20-megapixel monochrome camera and an 8-megapixel telephoto camera seemed like overkill. Ultimately, the way these three come together is seriously special. Note the word “special,” not “perfect”. There are some shortcomings here, but I honestly cannot remember the last time I had this much fun shooting photos with a smartphone.
… The P20 Pro packs the same Kirin 970 chipset (complete with neural processing unit) as last year’s Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro, along with the same 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Sorry, no microSD card slots here. That’s a pretty potent package, but last year’s chipset just isn’t as quick as the Snapdragon 845. The P20 Pro still has enough power to handle most tasks without breaking a sweat, and it has taken to my daily frenzied multitasking with few issues.
- Stunning design and build quality
- 2+ day battery life
- Impressive Leica triple camera system
- Solid performance
- Not for sale in the US
- The notch will bug some people
- No headphone jack
- Camera’s Master AI can be overzealous