CNET Tech Review
The Huawei P20 Pro is a low-light photography champThose three cameras aren't a gimmick. They help this colourful phone take awesome night-time shots.
[MUSIC] There are two things that will immediately catch your eye Huawei's latest flagship P twenty pro: The bonkers color and the fact that it's got three cameras on the back. Three cameras might seem overkill, though they do play an important role. Image information is combined from the twenty megapixel black and white sensor and the forty megapixel color sensor to create ten megapixel images, which although smaller in size, have much better detail and contrast and exposure than you would otherwise get. That's the idea anyway, and I have actually been very impressed with what this camera can Can do. Outdoor shots are vibrant, crisp and sharp. The [UNKNOWN] software tries to recognize scenes to boost them to give them a bit more vibrance. And while I loved how easily it recognized this stand of trees as greenery, I actually am not that keen on how much it's boosted the saturation of the greens. It does make it look a little bit unnatural. The third lens provides a zoomed in view either 3 or 5 times depending on how close you want to get to the action. But it's when the light goes that this phone really shines. Low light is typically when most phone cameras fail but the P20 pros largest lenses size and stabilizing software let this phone snap the best low light images I've ever seen from a phone. Even dark, dingy bars like this one are captured well with plenty of detail visible in the shadows, while neon lights on the walls remain properly exposed. East London city streets were exposed in all their gritty detail, with static items like walls street lamps remaining pin sharp despite me hand holding the phone. But yeah I'm extremely impressed with the rest of the phone as well. I just love this pink and blue color and the metal and glass design makes it extremely premium to hold. It's waterproof too so snapping photos in the rain shouldn't be too much of an issue. It's powerful enough to handle any task you ask of it and the chunky 4,000 million per hour battery will comfortably keep you going through a day of use. The 6.1 inch display is bold and crisp, and, yes, there's the notch at the top of the screen. Although you can turn that off if you prefer. All of which, makes this phone an excellent piece of kit, overall. And definitely, the one to consider if you're not that fetched with the Galaxy S9, or you just simply can't wait for night to fall, to go out shooting in your favorite grimy bar.