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.
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.
To see some of the other differences between these two phones, be sure to read our Huawei P20 vs Huawei P20 Pro comparison article. Otherwise, keep reading for a seriously bargain-tastic bunch of deals.
Best Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro Deals
There’s a whole host of excellent deals on both of these phones. If you’re after a P20, then 30GB of data for just £24.50 a month with no upfront cost isn’t to be sniffed at. Otherwise, if you’re after a P20 Pro, 10GB of data with £34 per month and no upfront cost is an excellent deal that will meet the needs of most people.
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.
Plenty of data and a low upfront cost make this a stellar deal.
Best Huawei P20 Pro Deals
Huawei P20 Pro – 4GB of data, £23pm, £100 upfront cost on Vodafone (use code TRUSTED10) + £25 gift card
This deal bags you a low total cost of ownership thanks to a very manageable low monthly cost. You get a good amount of data for lighter users. Use our code to take the upfront cost down £10. Right now you also get a £25 gift card for either Amazon, Currys PC World or M&S on top.
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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.
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