Huawei P20 / P20 Pro

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  1. Aneres11 macrumors 68000

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    After what feels like a long time, the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro are officially official. :p

    P20 Pro pics:

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    Notchy notchy...

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    Three camera rumour was indeed correct. Exclusively to the Pro version though, with the regular P20 just getting a dual camera set up.

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    One thing that impressed me is the 24 megapixel front facing camera!!

    That's a lot of megapixels!

    And lol - there's an option to hide the notch...

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    Looks interesting.
    I mean, it's EMUI - so I am out. But nice to see them pushing some creativity with the camera. :)
    But then losing all the creative points by ripping off the notch. *shakes head
     
  2. co.ag.2005, Mar 27, 2018
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    yeah, no EMUI for me but with the AOSP roms coming around for Project Treble devices, it doesn't seem too far fetched (or hard) to get this running stock Android (that is, if it ships with Project Treble enabled).
    https://www.xda-developers.com/lineageos-15-1-resurrection-remix-available-project-treble/


    and that camera... DXO Mark score of 109 (yes, taken with a grain of salt IMO). 3 sensors. Will be interesting to see real world results. Needless to say, DXO Mark is really impressed.
    https://www.dxomark.com/huawei-p20-pro-camera-review-innovative-technologies-outstanding-results/
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  3. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    Well at least they are willing to hide the notch. It looks beautiful. It has something that looks like a headphone jack, but I’m guessing that’s an IR blaster or something else. I’ll need to look it up.

    Sadly, it’s not really an option in the US. I don’t know if the threat claimed by our intelligence agencies are real, perceived, or a political invention. I can’t say I like the tone their CEO takes. He often speaks of entering our market as if he’s trying to conduct an invasion or conquer us or something. Someone else posted elsewhere he was formerly some big shot in the Chinese military. Maybe that is what has our politicos all defensive.

    It’s a shame, in a less troubled world this would be a lovely option.
     
  4. Aneres11 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Bloody nora.

    I did not need to see this stock image of it.

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    Talk about beauty!

    That wallpaper too. Drool.

    I mean, some of those camera samples from DXO Mark are absolutely stunning, particularly in lower light.
    Game changer indeed.
     
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    I’ll pass don’t want to buy any thing from an evil Chinese mega Corp.
     
  6. Aneres11 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for your contribution.
    A P20 would ruin your list of devices in your signature though so it's prob a good idea to pass...
     
  7. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    There are a lot to like especially the catchy gradient color scheme but that notch even if it's smaller and shows more useful info.
     
  8. Mark316 macrumors regular

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    Seems odd to have the notch but still have that big bottom bezel with the button. If you're gonna copy Apple go all the way with it man.
     
  9. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Fingerprint scanner, smaller notch, better camera, smarter AI and nicer color options compared to iPhone X.

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  10. JaySoul macrumors 68030

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    I tried watching 15 minutes of the presentation live, it was truly abysmal - I felt sorry for all the people who worked so hard on it, and have it presented so dreadfully.

    But the device itself looks fantastic in multiple ways, I caught a few hands-on videos and they all seem initially impressed.

    Definitely an interesting take but worth noting the Pro has a bigger battery, has the third camera too. I think it costs £799 in the UK and launches on April 6th. (No headphone jack though).

    It will shake up the Samsung S9 march a bit, perhaps.
     
  11. kkh786 macrumors 6502

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    Camera seems to have hit the ball right out of the park!?

    Keen to see how the rest of the OEMs react..

    Well done Huawei!
     
  12. jamezr macrumors G4

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    Beautiful looking phone! Not a fan of the EMUI skin tbh. But a launcher like Nova kinda cures that.
    Great camera! No wireless charging and no SD Card. The batteries are huge too! Should get great battery life :)

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  13. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Pricing for P20 is supposedly ~$800 and P20 Pro ~$1,100. Ridiculous if they're trying to one up iPhone X pricing.
     
  14. jamezr macrumors G4

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    couple that price and no US carrier support.....means not gonna sell very many in the US.....
     
  15. michael9891 macrumors 6502a

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    £600 for the P20 & £800 for the P20 Pro with a free pair of Bose QC 35 II at Carphone Warehouse in the UK. Doesn't seem a bad deal to me.
     
  16. Aneres11 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeah apparently those headphones are like £350 in the UK, which is a pretty good preorder deal.
    CPW seem to be doing well with their pre-order bonuses lately!

    I still won't buy the phone, but it's great to see it being received well and that the triple camera setup is actually able to produce some amazing results, and not just a gimmick.
     
  17. mclld macrumors 68020

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    I had the Honor 5x and 8, both are great phones. Huawei make some great devices for sure
     
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    I'm the opposite to most - the biggest disappointment in design isn't the notch, but the ugly bezel down below.
     
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    Awesome phone, i've preordered it yesterday for 899€. You get a Bose QC 35 II (380€ value) for preordering :cool:
     
  20. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    Now this Huawei Mate RS is much closer to the ideal device with in-screen fingerprint so you can unlock it when on a table, rear fingerprint for unlocking when pulling out of pocket, up to 512GB internal storage, centered non-protruding back camera sensors and no notch. Only thing it needs is dual front-facing speakers.

    https://www.androidauthority.com/porsche-design-huawei-mate-rs-review-849940/
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  21. Aneres11 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    A friend of mine works for o2 and says he thinks there should be a P20 Pro in his store tomorrow.
    I’m off work, so I’m going down if they have it in just to get a hands on. Be rude not too. :D
     
  22. jamezr macrumors G4

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    yep...be rude not too :D
     
  23. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    That phone is my goddess. :eek: Oh Apple why couldn’t you have given us two fingerprint scanners and three camera lenses and a pony? :p

    Ah well, I am happy with my S9+. It has the headphone jack. That’s what I wanted...old technology that just works.

    The Porsche doesn’t seem to have that neat two toned color job, though. That’s what I thought was interesting about the new Huawei phones.

    It’s a shame these phones are effectively banned in the US. We need something like this to shake up Apple and Samsung a little. Ah well those prices, though. Yikes. :confused:
     
  24. mi7chy macrumors 603

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    I'd categorize that as fake news from a local competitor since Best Buy still lists a bunch of Huawei models. Huawei is a direct threat to Apple but not at the level of Samsung. Wouldn't be surprised that by the end of 2018 the rankings will be #1 Samsung, #2 Huawei and #3 Apple.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/search...rue&iht=y&usc=All+Categories&ks=960&keys=keys
     
  25. GrumpyMom, Mar 28, 2018
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    I thought there was a recent article saying they are going to stop, though.

    Ah, found it.
    https://m.androidcentral.com/huawei-loses-another-us-partner-best-buy-plans-stop-selling-its-phones
     

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