Huawei P20 Pro: A photographer’s dream - Battery Life and Verdict



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Huawei P20 Pro – Battery life

The Huawei P20 Pro sports a massive 4000mAh non-removable battery, which is more than enough to see the handset through at least two days of intermediate use – and it did on more than one occasion. I was unhooking the unit at 7:30 am and using it to scroll through messages and stream Spotify over 4G throughout the day.

When I plugged it back in at 11:30 pm, it had around 54% (on average) remaining. That had replenished to 100% within a mere half an hour of the unit being on charge, thanks to its Super Charge fast-charging feature – which I found to be a lot quicker than Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging.

If, for whatever reason, you find yourself needing to squeeze a few additional hours out of the cell, you have the option to reduce the screen resolution to 720p or limit the performance using the on-board Power Saving Mode. Both make a real difference to power consumption – if you can live with the sacrifices, that is.

Why buy the Huawei P20 Pro?

The Huawei P20 Pro is a solid smartphone that’s bound to impress both amateur and seasoned photographers alike, and everyone in between, thanks to its high-end specifications, stunning design and best-in-class tri-camera setup. Although its £799 price tag could be enough to put a fair few people off.

If you’re after something a little cheaper and not as advanced, the Honor 9 Lite is another smartphone aimed at photographers, albeit aspiring ones. It sports a 5.65-inch 18:9 HD screen and a dual-camera on both the front and rear – an incredible amount of tech for a smartphone that costs less than £200.

Best Huawei P20 Pro Deals

Huawei P20 Pro – 25GB of data, £48pm, no upfront cost on EE

More data than you can shake a stick at with no upfront cost make this a fantastic deal.

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Huawei P20 Pro – 8GB of data, £53pm, no upfront cost on Vodafone

As this is on Vodafone's Red Entertainment plan, you get a choice of free Spotify Premium, Sky Sports Mobile TV or NOW TV Entertainment Pass as an added incentive.

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Huawei P20 Pro – Verdict

A fantastic high-end smartphone with an even more fantastic camera.