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Does This Look Like a Device that Can Challenge Apple and Samsung?

Huawei just launched its flagship device:

…And like other flagships we’ve seen from the past weeks, this one has a notch.

 
…with a chin!

A case of identity crisis. 
Come on Huawei! If you are going to slap a notch, then you should have done away with the chin! Now, with the chin, you get all of the awkward interface interruptions without the bezel-less effect that actually makes the notch acceptable.That aside, the Huawei has a stunning glass-backed design, and two unique new camera setups, but in my opinion, the P20 pro is the star of the show with its triple camera and a 4000mAh battery life as opposed to the 3400mAh on the P20.

You can check out other specs below:

Huawei P20 + P20 Pro specifications

Category Huawei P20 Huawei P20 Pro
Operating System Android 8.1, EMUI 8.1 Android 8.1, EMUI 8.1
Processor Huawei Kirin 970 Huawei Kirin 970
RAM 4GB 6GB
Storage 128GB 128GB
microSD No No
Battery 3,400mAh non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
4,000mAh non-removable
Huawei SuperCharge
Display 5.8-inch 2240×1080 RGBW LCD
16:9 aspect ratio
6.1-inch 2240×1080 OLED
18:9 aspect ratio
Front camera 24-megapixel
f/2.0
24-megapixel
f/2.0
Rear cameras 20MP (mono) f/1.6 + 12MP (RGB) f/1.8
1.55-micron pixels
40MP RGB (1/1.7-inch sensor) + 20MP mono
8MP f/2.4 OIS 3X telephoto
Headphone jack No No
Wireless charging No No
Fingerprint scanner Front Front
Face recognition Yes Yes
Water resistance IP53 (splash resistant) IP67 (water + dust-resistant)
Colors Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold
Weight 165g 180g
Dimensions 149.1 mm x 70.8 mm x 7.65 mm

So, the N50 question is: is this good enough to play on Samsung and Apple’s field?

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25 comments on “Does This Look Like a Device that Can Challenge Apple and Samsung?

  1. More than good enough. Did I just see 40 megapixel ? 😯😯

  2. Olamide says:

    This device won’t just play on the field, it’ll be the captain. This is HUAWEIsing!

  3. Adegbenro says:

    Tobi, you didn’t mention the Huawei Mate RS- Porsche Design. It was also mentioned and is a souped up P20 Pro. Has between 256 and 512 GB ROM, 40 MP rear and 24 MP front cameras. Price is about $2000. I’m sure our senators will rush it.

  4. Miracle says:

    Still wouldn’t be able to challenge Samsung and apple.

  5. Arji Chukwuemeka says:

    It’s a beast among others,but they should have increased the battery to 5000mah plus no microsd space.i still respect the phone.nice work Miss Techy

  6. I will choose Samsung Galaxy S9 over this phone anytime and as for iPhone X, you can’t compare ample products to Android they are entirely different.

  7. I.K says:

    Well, the P20 pro is currently the best camera phone, so it has trumped both in that aspect at least the Pixel 2 too

  8. Fhemi says:

    Huawei!!! Am still dreaming about the P10 and then Boom P20! Looks so much like the iPhone X. Anyways even without going thru the spec which are always top notch. I’d pick this over X. Hope you are making a video review of this MissTechy.

  9. cyber Letty says:

    How much is d P20??

  10. KingAbsolute says:

    Bezeles phones are just bae. And the mega pixels in this device is massive.

    1. Kaybang says:

      How was the London? Hope u enjoyed ur little rest period there.

  11. scent9JA says:

    Huawei issa badass

  12. Emmanuel Godwin says:

    This one no be small thing…. really is not a joking stuffs.. Mehn this is a professional DSLR camera in hand… Oh God, but they should have just included a micro sd card slot, it wouldn’t take them anything to do na, so with just 128GB of storage, where am i going to store all those large images that will be taken with the 40mp camera? Common sense
    And by the way, who noticed that our CAPITAL LETTERS man has not been here today? Please where is OBADARA? let him come and tell us his opinion on this issue, in CAPITAL LETTERS.

    1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, THANKS. I SHOULD HAVE BEEN HERE EARLIER, BUT I HAD ISSUES WITH MY PHONE…

  13. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, AMONG THE REST, HUAWEI IS THE NUMBER ONE AND ITS REALLY AMAZING HOW THEY’VE GROWN AND PUSHED UP THE LADDER SO FAR. BEFORE WE KNOW IT, THEY WILL DOCK APPLE TO THE SECOND PLACE.
    IN MY OPINION THOUGH, HUAWEI’S NEWEST BEASTS ARE UP FRONT, BUT THE SAMSUN AND APPLE THING MAYBE FAR FETCHED! SAMSUNG AND APPLE ARE STILL THE BEST FOR NOW. IF NOT FOR THE TRADITIONAL SUPPORT THE CHINESE OEMS GET IN THE CHINESE MARKET AND THAT OF TRADITIONAL CLASS THAT AN AVERAGE AMERICAN WILL ALWAYS WANT TO BELONG TO, NO COMPANY FOR NOW CAN MATCH SAMSUNG’S WORLDWIDE SALES.
    SINCERELY, I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT THESE BEASTS FROM CHINA WILL GIVE THE BEST OF FIGHT TO THE FLAGSHIPS OF BOTH APPLE AND SAMSUNG…

    1. Hello i’m sorry if i’m sounding rude and uncultured, but the thing is, we’re not really talking about the market shares here, the main point of competition here are the specs….. Forget about the how much sales Samsung and Apple is making, and focus on what the devices really have to offer…
      And talking of specs, my brother i tell you, even the Galaxy S9 came no where near the P20(s), i’m telling you from the numerous head to head videos i watched last night on YouTube with my MTN 500MB midnight subscription…. 🤣 🤣
      The cameras took the s9’s reimagined cameras to the ground, and killed it.. Samsung can’t compete here, likewise apple. So i guess Samsung should start thinking of what to do with the S10, who knows if this might even make them release the S10 earlier than expected, just to remain in the competition. This device is here to frustrate Samsung and Apple.
      And did i even mention the Benchmark scores…? Sammy was far behind.

  14. BO6 says:

    Yes the camera is great, but nothing of this world too, and that’s about it.
    – Screen Only FHD
    – Copy of IPhone X
    – No Bluetooth 5.0 (around since 2016)
    – No Galileo GPS Support
    – No Wireless Charging
    – No expendable storage
    – No headphone jack (Come on Huawei)
    – Old Kirin 970.
    I feel Huawei could have done better.
    I just hope that this will cause Apple and Samsung to wake up and stop playing with their customers. They need to improve their cameras even more (Huawei has just proved that it was possible), bring bigger batteries and FM RADIO! How come phones that cost so much don’t even have a simple Fm Radio?
    They still have a chance to right their wrong and show their customers they still want it with the Note 9 and next Iphones, otherwise this year will be Huawei’s.
    Still prefer Samsung and Apple designs and features.

    1. Emmanuel Godwin says:

      You have just said it all… You have talk it finish… nobody should come here and say anything again oh.

  15. _edu_andy_ says:

    What a phone

  16. Derek says:

    They should continue…
    Funny how they are tryna add a notch while people are trying to go all full screen…3 rear cameras.wow then 2020 will be the year smartphone companies would say they achieved taking good photos with just one camera….
    And misstechy aka my number one fane reviewer aka Tobi Ayeni aka the tech reviewer I have never won a giveaway..lol
    So S9 is out and am sure ur getting it so if u get it please can I have ur S8(pretty please??) ….Since I missed out on ur S7….Pleaaaaassseee

    1. Derek says:

      Tech*
      Ya,am the same person that have been asking for ur S7 for a year now
      😂😊😊

  17. Primes says:

    This is amazing

  18. Emerson says:

    If only the FCC would allow it to sell in the US then it would take on any phone and promptly beat them.

  19. Alvan says:

    Is it have a fast charge feature?

  20. Doronize says:

    How much are these phones? – Student Musician

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