P20 Pro’s camera system is incredibly capable and takes commendable shots in a range of conditions (Image: Huawei • Getty)
Huawei P20 is just over a year old; the hardware was revealed back in March of 2018 at an event in Paris and shook the smartphone industry with its triple-camera system that featured a night mode within its software.
P20 Pro’s camera system is incredibly capable and takes commendable shots in a range of conditions.
Huawei’s 2018 flagship has a photography array comprised of a 40-megapixel main, 20-megapixel monochrome and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens.
The latter is capable of delivering a three-times optical zoom for Android fans.
In addition to offering what remains one of the best camera systems around, the P20 Pro also comes with a bright and vivid 6.1-inch OLED display that offers a resolution of 1080×2240 and a density of 408-pixels-per-inch.
Additionally, the P20 Pro also comes with a huge 4,000mAh battery inside, a fast processor and a gorgeous design, especially when presented in its twilight colour variant.
Since its release, the Huawei handset has plunged in price and is currently being sold on Amazon for just £529.
Such a figure will surely be incredibly appealing to Android fans wanting upgrade their device without breaking the bank.
However, many are surely wondering if they should pick up a P20 Pro at its reduced price or Huawei’s brand new P30 Pro handset.
The P30 Pro significantly ups the ante from the P20 Pro with a host of fresh features, the most noteworthy being its new camera system that harnesses four lenses.
In addition to offering a new 40-megapixel main sensor that lets in more light overall, the P30 Pro also touts an ultra wide-angle system that can fit myriad subjects in a single shot, a time-of-flight sensor and a new zooming lens.
The latter is easily the most innovative feature presented by the P30 Pro and allows the device to deliver a 5-times optical zoom, a 10-times hybrid zoom and a 50-times digital zoom.
While such features may seem trivial or even unnecessary on paper, Express.co.uk found the periscope-style system employed pushed us to take photos or far away objects, as noted in our full review of the device.
We said: “This sensor’s greatest achievement is the fact it actually incentivises the user to experiment with zooming; something no smartphone in recent memory has done before.
“During our extensive testing with the P30 Pro we found ourselves habitually zooming in to far-away objects just to see if the handset was capable of taking a clear photo.”
In addition to its new camera array, the P30 Pro also comes with a larger display than the P20 Pro that has incredibly minimal bezels surrounding it.
P30 Pro comes with a 6.47-inch OLED panel that has the resolution of 1080×2340 and the density of 398-pixels-per-inch.
Because the borders surrounding the P30 Pro’s screen are so small, it means there is no room for a physical fingerprint scanner.
Huawei has instead placed the P20 Pro’s reader underneath the display, similar to what is currently offered on the Mate 20 Pro.
P30 Pro also has a larger battery than the P20 Pro and offers some of the best life Express.co.uk has ever seen.
The P30 Pro significantly ups the ante from the P20 Pro with a host of fresh features (Image: Express Newspapers)
Finally, the P30 Pro also comes with a faster processor than the P20 Pro and has what we believe is a more premium-looking design.
Here is how the P20 Pro and P30 Pro compare in a number of important areas:
• Display – 6.1-inch OLED
• Processor – Kirin 970
• Battery – 4,000mAh
• Camera – 40-megapixel main sensor, 20-megapixel monochrome sensor, 8-megapixel telephoto sensor
• Fingerprint sensor – Physical reader on the front of the device
• Display – 6.47-inch OLED
• Processor – Kirin 980
• Battery – 4,200mAh
• Camera – 40-megapixel main sensor, 20-megapixel ultra wide-angle, 8-megapixel telephoto sensor, TOF sensor
• Fingerprint sensor – Optical reader underneath the display
Huawei P30 Pro’s biggest new camera feature comes in the form of its new zooming lens (Image: Express Newspapers)
P20 Pro remains one of the best smartphones on the market for everything it does right (Image: Huawei)
Android fans looking to upgrade their device on a budget will certainly not be disappointed if they pick up a P20 Pro, especially now its price is just over £500.
• Huawei P20 Pro, 128GB, black – £529 GET THE DEAL HERE
P20 Pro remains one of the best smartphones on the market for everything it does right.
However, those wanting the latest and greatest Android device around, especially one with a camera system that is heroically innovative, should pick up a P30 Pro.
The hardware is a substantial improvement over its predecessor and we think its added features are well worth the added cost, especially for photography aficionados.