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Huawei P20 vs P20 Pro: What’s the difference?

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The Huawei P20 series recently launched on March 27, 2018 and have been making a name for themselves ever since. For example, the Huawei P20 Pro is stated to be the first smartphone that sported a triple camera setup. Furthermore, the two smartphones also got the highest score at DxOmark for their camera technology.

In lieu of this, a lot of people have been wondering what exactly makes the two different from each other. Today, we are going to look at the similarities and differences between the two phones.

Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro differences

P20 Pro has but P20 doesn’t

  • 6.1″ display and AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • 6GB RAM
  • Triple camera setup: 40 MP (f/1.8, 1/1.7″, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.6) + 8 MP (f/2.4), Leica optics, 3x optical zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
  • 3x optical zoom camera feature
  • Bigger battery pack (4000mAh)
  • Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A

Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro similarities

  • Hisilicon Kirin 970
  • 128 GB of storage
  • Front camera: 24 MP, autofocus, f/2.0, 1080p
  • Android 8.1 (Oreo)
  • Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold

Since both smartphones are from the same series, it was a given that they would have a lot of similarities. However, the Huawei P20 Pro seems like an improved version of the other so it has additional features. First we have the  display. The Huawei P20 Pro has a larger screen than the P20 as it comes with a 6.1″ display and an AMOLED touchscreen.

The P20 Pro is the only smartphone in the series that sported a triple camera setup. The first lens is 40 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, second lens is 20 MP, and the third lens is 8 MP. These lens are made by Leica optics and they feature 3x optical zoom, phase detection, laser autofocus, and a dual-LED dual-tone flash. On the other hand, the two smartphones have the same 24-megapixel front camera.

Under the hood, there isn’t much of a difference for both have the same chipset, CPU, and GPU. The smartphones are run by the Kirin 970 and are powered by Android 8.1 Oreo. However, the P20 Pro has a larger RAM of 6GB whereas the P20 only has 4GB of RAM. Both have the same storage of 128 GB. Another difference to take note of is that the P20 Pro has a larger battery pack of 4000mAh when the P20 only has a 3400mAh battery.

The Huawei P20 is currently priced at €649 and the P20 Pro is priced at €899. As of now, there is still no official Philippine price for the two smartphones.

SPECSHuawei P20Huawei P20 Pro
Display5.8″ LTPS IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen + (1080 x 2244 pixels) 18.7:9  428ppi6.1″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen + (1080 x 2244 pixels) 18.7:9  408ppi
Dimensions149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm 165 g155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm, 180 g
ColorTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink GoldTwilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold
ChipsetHisilicon Kirin 970

CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

Hisilicon Kirin 970

CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)

GPUMali-G72 MP12Mali-G72 MP12
Memory4 GB RAM, 128 GB6 GB RAM, 128 GB,
Main CameraDual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.3″, 1.55 µm, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.6, 27mm), Leica optics, 2x lossless zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flashTriple: 40 MP (f/1.8, 1/1.7″, OIS) + 20 MP (f/1.6) + 8 MP (f/2.4), Leica optics, 3x optical zoom, phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash
Video2160p@30fps, 1080p, 720p@960fps2160p@30fps, 1080p, 720p@960fps
Front camera24 MP, autofocus, f/2.0, 1080p24 MP, autofocus, f/2.0, 1080p
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS w/ A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC, Infrared portWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS w/ A-GPS and GLONASS, NFC, Infrared port
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Battery3400 mAh battery, Non-removable Li-Po, Fast battery charging4000 mAh battery, Non-removable Li-Po, Fast battery charging 4.5V/5A
Price (Phil. price not yet announced)€649 (approx. Php 41,751)€899 (approx. Php 57,834)
Availability in the PhilippinesTBATBA
Launch dateMarch 27, 2018March 27, 2018

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