Huawei’s P20 and P20 Pro have proven to be two of the best phones of 2018 so far, and both are all about the camera. To see some of the differences between these two phones, be sure to read our Huawei P20 vs Huawei P20 Pro comparison article.
Now that both models have been on the market for a little longer, we’re beginning to see some great P20 deals from the UK’s big networks. There’s also a promotion running at the moment where many P20 contracts include a pair of free Huawei headphones thrown in, too, including Huawei’s truly wireless FreeBuds. This really adds to the value as these retail for £149.
Keep reading for our current pick of the best Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro contract deals going at the moment.
Prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change so snap up any offers before they go.
Best Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro Deals
Right now there are some great contract options on both the P20 and P20 Pro with Huawei headphones being included for free.
Best Huawei P20 Deals
Loads of data and nothing to pay upfront make this a great choice. EE also gives you 6 months Apple Music and 3 months BT Sport, too.
Same deal as above but with a Huawei P20 in an eye-catching pink finish.
Best Huawei P20 Pro Deals
A great alternative if you don't need as much data and are willing to pay an upfront cost. You also get free truly wireless headphones included. Use code: DEAL20 to save £20.
Loads of data with a manageable upfront cost and monthly cost. Throw in the Huawei Freebud headphones and you've got another great option. Use code: DEAL20 to save £20.
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What you need to know about the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro
Like previous Huawei phones, there’s a lot to Leica about the cameras. The famous German optics company has once again been recruited to provide the lenses round back. But there are some big differences between the P20 and P20 Pro. While the P20 has a now standard two cameras on the back, the P20 Pro bumps this up to three cameras. The main RGB sensor has an insane 40-megapixel resolution, paired with a 20-megapixel monochrome sensor and a further 8-megapixel telephoto camera.
Both phones look stunning with their nearly all-screen fronts. The P20 Pro is the bigger of the two, at 6.2 inches to the P20’s 5.8 inches. There are differences in the screen tech, too, with the P20 Pro using a beautiful OLED panel with FHD+ resolution. You can even disable the ‘notch’ at the top of the display if you don’t want your P20 to look like a certain other phone.
The smart camera tech doesn’t stop with just the lenses. Huawei is debuting ‘Master Stabilisation’, which uses the AI smarts of the Kirin 970 chip inside to ensure you get steady photos and video. Even the front-facing camera has a whopping 24-megapixel sensor – perfect for fans of selfies.
How to choose the best Huawei P20 and P20 Pro deals
Make sure you have enough data
Nowadays, the most important aspect that separates different contracts is your data allowance. That’s because you’re probably going to end up with more texts and minutes than you could ever need – if not just an unlimited amount.
Data is what you need to be able to browse the internet while away from Wi-Fi, send and receive messages on the likes of WhatsApp and stream movies and music from services like Spotify and Netflix. So it pays to have a lot of data.
If you’re only a light user, you’ll get by with between 4GB to 8GB. Heavier users should look to the double digits, especially if you want to tether a second device like a laptop or tablet to use your contract’s data allowance.
Be sure to compare the cost of low and high data tariffs, too. You might be surprised to find you can get more data for exactly the same amount of money, and there’s no reason not to have the extra safety net to make sure you don’t run out of data each month.
Decide what you’re willing to pay upfront
When it comes to picking a phone contract, the general rule of thumb is that the more you’re able to pay for the upfront cost, the less you’ll pay over the course of your contract. This is known as the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), which considers the upfront cost and the monthly cost.
So, as an example, if you pay £100 upfront, and have a £30/month contract for 24 months, you simply use this formula: (24 x £30) + £100 = £820.
Typically, if you pay more upfront, this will lower your monthly cost, which could mean a much lower TCO. But if you’re not wanting to pay a lot, a contract can still let you spread the cost and make an otherwise unattainable shiny new Huawei P20 Pro a possibility. So pick whatever works for your financial circumstances.
Transfer your old phone number
Just because you might be changing network provider, that doesn’t mean you need to change phone number, too. Simply ask your old network for something called a ‘PAC code’, which you can then give to your new provider. This essentially gives them permission to port over your old phone number, meaning you don’t have to let everyone know you have a new number.
Check the network coverage
Before signing up to a new contract, you’ll want to make sure you get good network coverage from your chosen operator. This isn’t just for calls and messages, you’ll want to make sure you have good coverage for 4G as well. It’s a good idea to check how well a prospective network operator fares at home and where you work, as well as anywhere else you’ll likely use your phone. Obviously you can’t check absolutely everywhere, but they’re a good place to start as poor coverage can be a problem in more rural areas.
Check the links below to see which of the main providers offer the best coverage for you:
- O2 network coverage checker
- Vodafone network coverage checker
- EE network coverage checker
- Three network coverage checker
- iD network coverage checker
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