The Truth About The Huawei P20 Pro…



so you guys know I've been using the p20 Pro this device right here this crazy three camera setup I've been using it for a while now man what like two weeks maybe it's the longest period of time that I've spent on any Huawei device as my exclusive daily driver smartphone this video is all about me taking a bit of a deeper dive in a personal way I said personal jack you know I had a lot of thoughts going into it and apprehension it's just a little different than the type of evaluation you normally would get to do in a short form video here on YouTube you get to learn it a little bit more to live with it and that's why I kind of like this concept of switching over trying as many phones as I possibly can since I'm wrapping up this video here talking about the p20 Pro I mean I'm gonna let you know all my thoughts if it's if it's a good purchase how good is it etc a good way to manage these switch videos should be to ask you guys which smartphone you're most interested in and think that can be the phone that I then go on to switch to and report back after a serious usage session longer period of time so leave a comment down below and let me know which phone you want me to switch to after this one because I'm switching immediately anyhow this video is about the p20 pro the form factor is super comfy it's not quite as big as some of the other flagship devices which I like it makes it easy to hold and reach it does have the notch on it it was one of the early knotch adopters though you can turn that off a unique thing on this device is this front fingerprint scanner I think I have become so accustomed to the rear scanner that this actually felt a bit awkward for me after using this for three weeks or however long has been I still think I feel more comfy with the rear one now this is a personal taste kind of thing my index finger lands there anyways it's kind of a thoughtless process it's automatic versus this one where it's just a little bit more of a reach this is not a huge thing it's not gonna be a deal-breaker for someone it's it's a minor little thing either way but if I had to choose I would choose the fingerprint scanner on the rear let's talk about the display since we're on the front I have it currently in the eye firk mode i'm actually really impressed with this mode the color and iComfort stuff is just bananas you can go in and and really toggle in the color that you like and and that's a positive thing especially since I made that video recently about how the blue light coming out of our smartphones might be affecting us since I have put a custom launcher on this device the settings menu remains the one area that I had to adapt to of course it's much different than on stock Android some things are buried in menus a little differently and it will take some getting used to I talked in a recent video about how much I like stock Android but part of the reason for that is because I switch between phones so frequently I don't really necessarily have the time to become super comfortable with all these variations in skins and so on this will probably affect you less than me because you're switching phones presumably less frequently these little nuances in the settings menu and so on you'll get used to that battery life has been good it never ran out on me at any point throughout the day I can make it through a workday no problem get home at night charge it up quick charge the display is OLED which for me if you're spending this kind of money on a smartphone it's really a must the viewing angles are substantially better as I've shown off it's sort of in the same realm as what you'd expect in OLED from the other major manufacturers one thing that I do miss from this device is the lack of wireless charging this is not for everyone some people hate the fact that I'm constantly talking about wireless charging like glue it's not as fast there are benefits and drawbacks yes of course we could have that argument forever but I personally have a number of wireless charging accessories laid out around my house and when I am using a foam that features wireless charging I do take advantage of those you just wish you had it it's like a lot of features on a smartphone you don't need it all the time but when you do need it it can be kind of nice to have it this doesn't have wireless charging wouldn't be a deal-breaker for me but I wouldn't mind if it was in there now looking at the main page here you can obviously tell this is not the stock launcher that comes with the device this is Nova Launcher and I pretty much put this on all my devices with the exception of pixel products and so on just to make it a little streamlined a little more familiar this gives some cohesiveness to this experience it feels interchangeable with some of the other ones that I've come from I'm a big fan of Nova Launcher I've told you that before so anyway if you're wondering why it looks different that's what I'm using here I also toggle back some of the animations to make it feel quicker Nova's awesome you already know that ok another quick thing to mention super fingerprint ii you you can probably tell looking at that image there the jack is picking up this is something that exists on pretty much all glass backed phones it's kind of unfortunate that there's a limitation in materials available here you want a premium material you have to have the transmission of radio signals which happen to do pretty well through glass and supposedly you have to have this premium feel like you have to have all these pieces together and you have only so many materials available to you and this is why you're seeing this glass back on pretty much every flagship phone for me this drawback is too much like that's just an ugly look so I did have a case on it this is actually a first-party case that Huawei makes and it's even got a magnet in it for a car mount which I never used but look at this surface no fingerprints so you have a premium device you don't want to show off too many fingerprints as much as I don't necessarily like using a case I had this on the whole time that I was using the phone in order to avoid the alternative which was the fingerprint factory you can see that does not happen there so anyway that's an observation we all know what you want to talk about and I do too because it's it's really the elephant in the room right now in terms of this device it's this guy right up here it's the camera yeah the camera on this thing is amazing honestly it was so much fun to play with they got the juices flowing a little bit because of the versatility of it with the three lens setup and the crazy night mode it was like I want to test this thing out I got lost in the flow a little bit like I want to see what it's capable of because at least in night mode with this thing's capable of it sort of feels like magic now I knew that going into this switch because I had played with it at the launch event hadn't used it myself over an extended period but I had at the launch event and I was like how is this thing doing this the way it works in night mode is if you snap a photo it will actually take some time to shoot and it will take multiple exposures and somehow even if your hand is moving around somehow it's able to merge this data together to give you some crazy results even in your pitch-black environments of all the phones that I've used that claim to be incredibly capable in low-light and so on this one is for real like this night mode is something completely different it's not like decent performance at a particular ISO because of this software somehow how it's using the image data along with the shakiness eliminating the shakiness of your hand to give you practically night vision I do have a sample of that in here this shot is in a pitch-black bathroom lights off door closed and just this candle light and the detail in the object here is incredible you could be out at a nice candlelit dinner and you end up with an image that that a phone that a smartphone has no business taking I promise you the night mode on this thing will blow your mind it's it's you can really do something with this camera that as far as my experiences you can't do on other phones now as a regular camera just as a camera that thing's ridiculous – I'm gonna zoom in to this wasp nest I shot this photo okay check this out I mean I am up close and personal I am the detail on these wasps and look at how zoomed in I am it doesn't break up now you know you're dealing with a 40 megapixel sensor but interestingly enough even when I'm in the 10 megapixel mode I'm still getting incredible images so I'm not sure what kind of fancy business is going on but if you don't need the full resolution in the giant file size you can shoot in this 10 megapixel loading and still get ridiculous results you can see here because of the optical zoom we can go from there to there and keep full resolution zoomed into a chest piece look at that from there to there kablammo how about this the isolation of a water dropped what is this stock photo no I took that I should license this you should pay me what is this daddy images Getty get on the phone whoa the camera is the feature that can still pull you into the premium smartphone territory it's the only feature that can compel you or should compel you to spend those extra dollars because it's the only difference maker like processors are pretty ubiquitous now displays are pretty close also but at the premium level it's like which is the best camera and why and I think you can make the argument that this is that camera it might be on this phone right here but the reason I think that I put this one on top is because of the versatility it's really like having multiple cameras with you it's doing something that other cameras aren't now granted you guys know I loved the pixel to excel and the software on that device for the bokeh effect or the portrait isolation is incredible Google software is bananas I've said it before I'll say it again you already know that but there's no night mode like this night mode and that's a single-lens device so when you start talking about zoom you got to go take a nap as well this camera is special like that you feel like you're paying for something that you're getting in this implementation right here it seems that this setup they have going on is working and it's giving you versatility that other smart phones can't there is an actual tangible benefit to this unusual setup yes it's expensive it's in that premium range and I've been talking more and more recently about how you don't have to go to that premium range I have a funny feeling about which phone you guys are gonna suggest for my next switch and I think it's probably not gonna be in the premium range because you can get some crazy specs now for a fraction of the cost of this device but if you were stuck in the premium segment and you're like I just have to have the best if that's you you're probably gonna be satisfied with this phone the one killer characteristic above all others is camera and this camera made shooting smartphone photos fun again and interesting and that's a totally different experience from anything I've had recently the p20 Pro is a good choice it's kind of my job to keep switching and breaking it down for you and I intend on continuing to do that I'm gonna remind you once again I want you to leave a comment down below let me know which smartphone I should switch to next and I'm gonna be back here real shortly because this SIM card has to go somewhere I have a funny feeling I know what you guys are gonna pick but put it in the comments I'm about to switch again p20 pro you'll be happy with it

33 Comments

  1. Unbox Therapy said:

    Huawei P20 Pro (USA Link) – https://amzn.to/2PUzVS1
    Huawei P20 Pro (International) – http://geni.us/JcK9

    June 30, 2019
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  2. Michal Modrzejewski said:

    Switch it to !!! NOKIA 3210!!! 🙂

    June 30, 2019
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  3. Aaron Emmanuel said:

    I hate the button kind of thing at the bottom, just screws the whole front display.

    June 30, 2019
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  4. Thomas Simcoe said:

    I know their budget oriented, but what are your thoughts on the LG Stylo?. I've been using the LG S4 as my daily driver. I paid 100 bucks, and I've had a great experience with it. The Stylo pen is useful; the chip set is the 4 series but in my opinion the Snapdragon 450 is solid and it runs PUBG well on my device

    June 30, 2019
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  5. lil 32 said:

    Nobody:

    Us The viewers: put The case on our new phones very gently

    Unbox therapy: 5:39

    June 30, 2019
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  6. Real Deal said:

    I bought one for 400€, it was in sale.

    June 30, 2019
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  7. GoldenDragon45 said:

    He actually got it wrong. At the start he was holding the Huawei P30 pro not the P20 pro.
    Search on the internet 'huawei p30 pro' and go on images. It is the same phone he is holding!

    June 30, 2019
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  8. VERDICT said:

    I've just switched and holy crap I'm glad I didn't get an another iPhone

    June 30, 2019
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  9. vonzox said:

    I think that the leafs owner and the water dropper should get a bigger share of the pictures profit. 😉 Nice review mate!

    June 30, 2019
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  10. LapisGravel xox said:

    P20 lite is better! 😢I wish i could download fortnite but i dont have P20 pro, i have P20 lite😫

    June 30, 2019
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  11. Lone Wolf said:

    p30

    June 30, 2019
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  12. SickPrid3 said:

    "in complete pitch black, with candle lit…" wtf

    June 30, 2019
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  13. Ashish Goel said:

    Using it from 3 months. But disappointed from camera cus it adds some strange effects most of the time and destroy my photos.

    June 30, 2019
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  14. Karen IJzerman said:

    well explained, I like it

    June 30, 2019
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  15. Θωμας Τασιακος said:

    I'm sorry but your video is useless. You don't give us substantial information. Furthermore stop being so enthousiastic. Empty vessels make the most noise. I was expecting more details from you after using this phone for two weeks.

    June 30, 2019
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  16. Tobias said:

    I got one for 200$ in a major store on black friday.

    June 30, 2019
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  17. NastyPedro said:

    too much nonsense but looks like that sells

    June 30, 2019
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  18. dann756 said:

    Uh oh

    June 30, 2019
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  19. Stephen Robinson said:

    Just ordered one, quite excited to use it

    June 30, 2019
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  20. Jimmy Bon said:

    Aww.. Huawei is banned!:P

    June 30, 2019
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  21. Ashish Chaddha said:

    Awesome video sir

    June 30, 2019
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  22. forgewire said:

    40mp sensor is a bullshit on smartphones. There’s no smartphone lens can resolve 40mp and small pixel quality is rubbish.

    June 30, 2019
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  23. Fred Hand said:

    you are a douche

    June 30, 2019
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  24. godra051 said:

    Question. P20 or Note9?

    June 30, 2019
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  25. Carlton Wilkinson said:

    1 reason: IR blaster

    June 30, 2019
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  26. Jason Wilde said:

    2 weeks…… Oh such a long time… -_-

    June 30, 2019
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  27. Gunnars Filmtips said:

    If you have a restricted budget… would this be a good option in the middle of 2019? Compaired to other phones that are priced the same that is.

    June 30, 2019
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  28. HgihAsFcuk said:

    So what do ya'l think P30 pro @$900 new or P20 pro @ $600 new

    June 30, 2019
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  29. Buildthewall RussiaelectedTrump said:

    Absolutely loved my Huawei P10 pro. Got the p20 pro on order now. Can't wait for it. The P10 is still pretty awesome but my provider gave me a sweet deal to upgrade.

    June 30, 2019
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  30. Ej Andalis said:

    Mate 20 pro?

    June 30, 2019
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  31. Muhammad Ahmed said:

    I dig the camera features

    June 30, 2019
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  32. Derek Nagel said:

    Got this phone, love it! Got it through Telus super cheap as the mate20 pro was already out and the P30 was just about to be launched. It does anything and everything I need it to! Nice design and I love the indigo gradient glass back! Not a huge fan of the finger print scanner and face recognition buuuut, otherwise this phone checks all the boxes.

    June 30, 2019
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  33. Meltchor Jumao-as said:

    Try oppo f9😂

    June 30, 2019
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