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.