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  # 1992400 9-Apr-2018 21:22
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freitasm: @sm250 By always on you mean the option to show date, time and battery info on lock screen? Yes, it has.

 

Yup, that's it. Thanks.


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  # 1992475 10-Apr-2018 08:08
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Any news on the launch on Friday? Will there be stock available or is it just going to be a preorder day?





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  # 1992511 10-Apr-2018 08:47
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Thanks





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  # 1992535 10-Apr-2018 09:26
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My impressions on the Huawei P20 Pro so far.

 

Problems: 

 

  • As in previous EMUI versions, I still have to manually whitelist apps that I want to keep running in the background - something I don't have to do with my OnePlus 5T. This is ok, but I still see some apps being closed regardless of "Ignore battery optmisation" being selected, e.g. I have OneDrive set to upload my photos when on WiFi. Sometimes I take a few photos, get home and they don't show up on my laptop. I open OneDrive on the Huawei and then, only then, OneDrive starts uploading the photos - simply because the app was closed at some point.
  • As in previous versions Norton WiFi Privacy (an always-on VPN) doesn't stay always on. For no apparent reason it will simply die - regardless of being on WiFi or mobile data. On my OnePlus it will stay always on, and if I move out of WiFi it will automatically reconnect using mobile data. Not with the Huawei EMUI - if it disconnects it won't reconnect again and if it is closed then I have to manually launch it.
  • The GMail app is included and like in previous versions, if you add an Exchange account it will show a banner (on top of the Gmail app, not in the notification drawer) saying "Click to allow Gmail to run in the background." - you click that message and tap the button to allow. Next time you restart the phone you have to do it again. Exactly like in all previous EMUI versions.
  • Bluetooth still seems to have something strange going e.g. I connect a pair of Bose, which with my OnePlus 5T will control the volume directly (as in if I push the volume up and down on the headphone I see the volume slider moving up and down on the smartphone) but on the P20 it will change the volume on the headphones while keeping the smartphone volume at the same level (again this is something that happened in previous EMUI versions).

In other words, whatever problems I had with EMUI before it seems they haven't been fixed.

 

The good things:

 

  • The Huawei Email app is quite capable to replacing Gmail for Exchange though - I'd like to have an option to return to the email list when deleting an open email, instead of going to the next one (which marks the next one as Read even if I don't want to).
  • The camera is really the product main attraction point - as expected. The photos are incredibly crisp, even in low light situations (e.g. taking a photo in a dark room with candle lights from a birthday cake only).
  • In terms of speed the P20 Pro leaves me very satisfied. It's one fast smartphone. 
  • The screen is simply beautiful. Great colours, the black is really dark and contrast is great, even under sunlight.
  • The phone fits well in the hand.
  • The battery life is pretty good - but considering it kills some of the apps I want to keep running.

More to come.





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  # 1992596 10-Apr-2018 10:33
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Huawei make some of the best hardware, but their software is something that always leaves me wanting more. If only they did a Nexus or Pure Android version of the P20 Pro..
Would the Pixel camera work with the P20 Pro?



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  # 1992660 10-Apr-2018 12:04
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freitasm:

 

  • Bluetooth still seems to have something strange going e.g. I connect a pair of Bose, which with my OnePlus 5T will control the volume directly (as in if I push the volume up and down on the headphone I see the volume slider moving up and down on the smartphone) but on the P20 it will change the volume on the headphones while keeping the smartphone volume at the same level (again this is something that happened in previous EMUI versions).

 

I thought this was normal. Bluetooth volume on my Galaxy S7 is the same as the P20 - any volume adjustment is headphone only, no phone adjustment.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1992661 10-Apr-2018 12:05
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@freitasm - how is google maps behaving?


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  # 1992667 10-Apr-2018 12:10
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@dafman:

 

freitasm:

 

  • Bluetooth still seems to have something strange going e.g. I connect a pair of Bose, which with my OnePlus 5T will control the volume directly (as in if I push the volume up and down on the headphone I see the volume slider moving up and down on the smartphone) but on the P20 it will change the volume on the headphones while keeping the smartphone volume at the same level (again this is something that happened in previous EMUI versions).

 

I thought this was normal. Bluetooth volume on my Galaxy S7 is the same as the P20 - any volume adjustment is headphone only, no phone adjustment.

 

 

Hmmm. Nope. IF my OnePlus 5T is connect and I change volume on the headphone you can see the slider moving on the handset - it controls the handset volume.





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  # 1994461 11-Apr-2018 21:33
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Phone looks great and $1299 is a reasonable price for the pro. Even has a front facing finger print reader which is a winner.

 

 

 

Would be near perfect if it had a headphone jack....


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  # 1994486 11-Apr-2018 22:23
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Snackos:

Phone looks great and $1299 is a reasonable price for the pro. Even has a front facing finger print reader which is a winner.


 


Would be near perfect if it had a headphone jack....



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  # 1994707 12-Apr-2018 11:27
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And the GSM Arena review is out.

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_p20_pro-review-1747.php

 

and a separate article on the camera tech 

 

https://www.gsmarena.com/explaining_huawei_p20_pros_triple_camera-news-30497.php

 

Seems like a quite well rounded phone, and that camera!






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  # 1995134 13-Apr-2018 06:33
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Looks like the retailer offers are out

Pbtech - wonderboom and wireless headphones
Noel Leeming - 7” tablet , marley Bluetooth speaker and Powebank
Harvey Norman - wireless headphones

P20 out now and P20 Pro 4th May

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  # 1995195 13-Apr-2018 09:22
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Just received:

 

 

park has today announced that it will be offering the long-anticipated Huawei P20, with $250 account credit, both online at www.spark.co.nz and instore when customers purchase 24-month interest-free on all current pay monthly mobile plans. Those holding out for the world-first triple lens P20 Pro can also take advantage of this limited offer by pre-ordering instore before 8 May. 

 

Spark’s General Manager of Customer and Marketing, Richard Sandford says it comes to no surprise that The Huawei P Series was ranked top for its excellent photo and video quality, above any other smartphone to date according to DxOMark. 

 

“We believe New Zealand is going to love what the new Huawei P series has to offer. It delivers leading-edge technology at a very competitive price point and because Spark is making it available on any of our current value-packed pay monthly mobile plans, there’s no better time to be with Spark.” 

 

What’s more – a couple of weeks ago Spark announced that, with Facebook, it was launching the Tall Shorts Film Festival. Budding cinematographers are asked to submit a two-minute, portrait (or ‘tall’) format video on their smartphone for the chance to win $10,000. 

 

“The Huawei P series has been reviewed as taking the best quality video of any smartphone currently available, as a result, we think this could give our customers the edge when it comes to capturing cinema-esque video equipped with superb image stabilisation, the flexibility to keep filming a perfect picture even in the night and a closer zoom than ever before,” says Sandford. 

 

Huawei P20 delivers stunning Leica Dual Cameras and is armed with a 5.8” FullView Display. A radiantly bright display brings all your favourite Lightbox shows to life, while consuming less battery power than similar devices. They are pushing the boundaries with their new and improved AI-driven photography system which recognises the scene you’re framing and colour balances your photograph automatically. It then adjusts the settings to ensure your photos pop like never before. AI image stabilisation allows you to capture incredible blur-free, handheld shots in low-light using Night Mode. 

 

The P20 Pro takes all the features from the P20 but adds an extra layer of goodness. Featuring the impressive and world-first triple rear camera – topping 40MP! The Pro also has a larger display (6.1” vs 5.8”), a bigger battery (4000mAh vs 3400mAh) and 6GB of memory (vs 4GB on the P20). 

 

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro will be available in midnight blue in the 128GB variant. For more details on pricing and data plans please visit https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile

 





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