We know it will bring tail, and although comparing two devices from two platforms as different as Android and iOS…
We know it will bring tail, and although comparing two devices from two platforms as different as Android and iOS does not make much sense, the comparison between the new Huawei P20 Pro and the iPhone X was more than inevitable . Own Huawei that’s what he wanted, and that’s in a sea of clones the Chinese giant has released to the most prestacional of the Android with notch .
Dangerous trend initiated by Andy Rubin and his Essential Phone , that being an exception has become the norm by work and grace of a market that undoubtedly misunderstood , and where Apple is already looking for get rid of that horrid island on screen that was a necessary evil.
The Huawei shaker has gone a step further, mixing the concepts of the Huawei Mate 10 with a bit of the iPhone X and another bit of new invoice, which have left the Huawei P20 Pro with a design perhaps strange , which shows a lower frame with the fingerprint reader and wasted for more elements breaking the symmetry with a notch at the top that, yes, is quite smaller than the one implemented by Apple. Huawei did not have to include Face ID sensors with 3D recognition, only the camera, the loudspeaker and the brightness and proximity sensors.
The truth is that in summary, it seems obvious to conclude that the Huawei P20 Pro is a relative of the iPhone X at least in his concept, and is that Huawei has not shaken the pulse at the time of implement the controversial notch nor with the decision, discussed by many, of Remove the standard audio jack to connect the headphones.
They are the two referential movements of Apple with its new iPhone of 2017, and the Chinese giant repeats strategy with a smartphone that nevertheless will compete in another completely different platform . It may be difficult to predict the success of the new Huawei P20 Pro, because its first rival will be Android and not iOS, and It is a clear strategic error that of Huawei that wants to point directly to the iPhone X forgetting its competition in its origin platform.
Samsung has launched a Galaxy S9 equally attractive and has had no need to make so many sacrifices or get so close to the concept of the iPhone X, maintaining symmetries with a very good design and also audio-jack, essential for me and many others. This will be the first rival Huawei P20 Pro, which a priori handicapped by this strategy to follow Apple.
Also, that Huawei does not have a Face ID in conditions and that neither the integrated fingerprint readers under the screen have arrived on time, they leave us a design halfway with that front finger reader that breaks a bit the aesthetics and what better would have been in the middle of his back.
The truth is that these are two examples of how one firm or another understands the high range, both seeking to satisfy the expectations of some users who want the best of the market . It is obvious that both manufacturers have had a high-performance hardware platform, although each in its field , which makes comparing this section very complicated.
It is impossible to say that a Huawei P20 Pro is better than the iPhone X for doubling the amount of RAM, and that is the Android operating system does not have the same requirements as iOS or by far , just as it does not have the same hardware / software symbiosis that Apple manages to control its entire platform.
In any case, it is a comparison that everyone wants to see and that at least in terms of objective data, it will help us to value the memory, the camera on paper, and some of its possibilities are comparable:
|Specifications||Huawei P20 Pro||iPhone X|
|Dimensions and weight||7.8 mm thick||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm, 174 g|
|screen||AMOLED 6.2 “Full View Display 2.0||AMOLED 5.8 “Super Retina HD|
|Resolution and format||FHD + 2,240 x 1,080 pixels, format 18.7: 9, 408 ppi||FHD + 2.436 x 1.125 pixels, format 19.5: 9, 458 ppi|
|Chipset||HiSilicon Kirin 970Octa-core (4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.4 GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8 GHz) ARM GPU Mali + G72 MP12||Apple A11 BionicHexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral) Apple GPU|
|RAM||6 GB||3 GB|
|ROM||128 GB expandable via microSD||64 or 256 GB, not expandable|
|Cameras||Rear : Triple Leica (40 MP RGB f / 1.8, 20 MP Mono f / 1.6, 8 MP Telephoto f / 2.4), VARIO-SUMMILUZ-H, color temperature sensor in flash, light sensor, laser autofocus, ISO 15200, 5x hybrid zoom, ‘bokeh’ effect, 4K video ‘slow motion’ 960 fps Frontal : 24 MP integrated in ‘notch’, opening f / 2.0||Rear : Dual (12 MP f / 1.8, 12 MP f / 2.4), OIS, autofocus PDAF, 2x optical zoom, ‘bokeh’ effect Frontal : 7 MP integrated in ‘notch’, aperture f / 2.2|
|Battery||4.000 mAh (not removable) Super Quick Charge||2,716 mAh (non-removable) Fast Charge & Qi Wireless Charge|
|YOU||Android 8.1 Oreo, EMUI 8.1||iOS 11|
|Connectivity||LTE, WiFi Dual Band, Bluetooth 4.2 LE, aGPS, NFC||LTE, WiFi Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, aGPS, NFC|
|Others||Dolby Atmos soundIP67 certificationFront fingerprint reader||Dolby Vision / HDR10, 3D Touch, IP67 Certification|
Neither of the two manufacturers choose to raise the resolution of the panel too much, both have chipsets with enhanced capabilities for artificial intelligence , and both have high storage capacities that in the case of the Huawei P20 Pro is expandable. Both are IP67 certified, both choose to remove the headphone jack , and both have full connectivity to LTE and dual band Wi-Fi.
Calced strategies that break when talking about autonomy and cameras, because the Huawei P20 Pro mounts a battery with a much greater capacity and Apple is content to offer wireless charging in addition to fast charging. The cameras are another matter, and that is that here we are talking about a manufacturer already recognized against another who is a clear aspirant and who has had to take chest in terms of figures.
For the rest, the Huawei P20 Pro should offer the best Android platform experience -If we ignore the virtual reality and we want to look a little more iOS-, while Apple offers the best experience of its own platform with a smartphone that has certainly broken a bit the schemes of the previous and outdated iPhone.
One of the major differentiations of Apple with respect to the whole Android platform is that it knew how to find utility to that technology that Google developed under Project Tango and that allowed smartphones to understand space as a human being would . Google abandoned it because the hardware was expensive and compromised the design of the smartphones, but Apple found an accommodation in that notch .
Face ID and its face recognition in three dimensions is the direct heir of Tango’s research and its triple camera system with depth-of-field sensor, something in which Apple is now about two years ahead to the Android platform. It is because of that the signature of Cupertino has bet everything by Face ID eliminating the fingerprint reader .
Not that this seems too successful, and that is to my understanding the ease and speed with which a finger reader works is unmatched Y the future is to integrate it under the panel , but the truth is that Apple has not needed to break symmetries or spoil the design of your iPhone X to implement biometric security of acceptable quality.
Huawei opts the finger reader in a position centered on the lower frame of its front, but this makes us think that maybe then that notch superior left a little and the front camera could also have gone to the lower frame. In any case, place the fingerprint reader on the back would have broken the appearance less of a P20 Pro that does not disguise on the one hand that wanted to look like the iPhone X but on the other shows that they were not prepared for it.
That the camera and the multimedia experience have become a more than important part of the current range smartphones is not a surprise, in fact Most manufacturers have worked extensively on this aspect although the results need more grounds to be able to compare them.
Samsung for example has not managed in many situations to improve the results of your previous Galaxy S with its new variable aperture sensor, and if Apple also had its iPhone among the best phones in the world at the time of taking pictures, The truth is that Huawei is still a clear contender in this section.
Maybe that’s why the Chinese giant has wanted adorn with high expectations on paper the camera that your Huawei P20 Pro incorporates , in addition to Dolby Atmos sound to not detract from the multimedia playback either.
Surely If we pay attention to specifications, the Huawei P20 Pro camera is the best camera that has ever mounted a mobile phone , with its triple sensor system signed by Leica and Big Pixel technology:
All with Leica glasses VARIO-SUMMILUZ-H , color temperature and illumination sensor, laser autofocus, hybrid zoom up to five magnifications, ISO up to 15200, blur effect and 4K video in slow motion up to 960 frames per second . An incredible cast for a smartphone, which will have to be tested …
Not only that, and that is Huawei also incorporates virtual reality to the photographic experience , with an AI that will recognize scenes and suggest ways to improve our shots automatically. The stabilization of the scene is also assisted by AI with a long exposure mode freehand without the need for tripods, and the gallery is also smart to recognize the content of the photos and their labels.
We will see if the Chinese giant meets expectations with its new high range, because the Pixel 2 XL is still at the head of photography on smartphones and has not needed to boast so much of specifications. We will also see if Huawei manages to compete as it has sought in the field of Apple. And we will also see if he is able to take the cat to the water on an Android platform that will make it very complicated in view of what he saw ..
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