On March 27th, it was the "Day of the Bloating Lives" of the technology media. On that day, there were not only new product launches for Xiaomi and Huawei, but also Apple's spring press conference the next morning. The new machines are one by one, but the number of people who pay the most attention and the highest heat is the HUAWEI P20 series.
The new design, Aurora color, Leica three shots, DxOMark 109 points, at the press conference, climax after wave. From the increasingly heated speech of Yu Chengdong, we can see its confidence in new products.
The front of the P20 Pro is equipped with a 6.1-inch FullView full screen. Using a "bangs" design similar to the iPhone X, multiple sensors including a handset, distance sensor, and front camera are integrated in the "bangs" area. Compared to the full screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio, the top border is further narrowed and the body is more slender.
At the same time, the chin on the front of the P20 Pro retains a physical button that acts as a fingerprint recognition module and also acts as a navigation key.
The middle frame uses a metal-polished treatment. On the power button on the right side of the fuselage, there is a Lectra's iconic red logo as an embellishment.
At the bottom of the fuselage are CNC-opened speakers and microphones, as well as a USB-C data interface. It is worth mentioning that Huawei's P20 series models have eliminated 3.5mm headphone jacks, and a USB-C digital headset and a patch cord are standard in the package.
Of course, the back is where the P20 Pro is more eye-catching: the new color design and Leica three shots.
For color matching, P20 Pro offers four colors: aurora, cherry powder, sapphire, and bright black. This time, Ai Faner got the aurora color version with a more pronounced gradient effect.
Huawei adopts the “Structure Color Graduation Process” to perform 7-layer optical coating under the glass, and brings the aurora's color visual effects to the back of the mobile phone. Under the irradiation of different light, it can see the flow of luster. Gradual color transition is also very natural, and the seamless connection between blue and purple also brings some layering.
The three Leica cameras on the back, the Leica logo, and Huawei's LOGO are arranged vertically on the left side of the line to keep the back clean and tidy, as well as to better demonstrate the optical coating process on the back.
Screen and interaction
We previously predicted that the profiled screen, commonly known as Liu Haiping, will be a major trend this year. Nowadays, vendors including OPPO and vivo have all launched their own Liu Haiping products. Of course, Huawei is no exception. The P20 Pro uses a 6.1 inch, OLED profile full screen with a resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels (408PPI).
From the screen quality point of view, P20 Pro's performance is also quite good. The display style is gorgeous, and it is slightly inferior to the iPhone X in the extreme viewing angle. The P20 Pro offers a "natural color display" similar to the iPhone X original color display. The color style and color temperature are also user-adjustable.
At the same time, using the light-emitting characteristics of OLEDs, P20 Pro also provides an information display function similar to “Always On Display”, allowing users to view time, notifications, and other information without turning on the phone.
In terms of bangs, the P20 Pro will be smaller than the iPhone X. Naturally, the content displayed on the foreheads on both sides will be more abundant. At present, there are quite a number of daily applications that have been adapted to this piece of Liu Haiping, and there are basically no major problems in its use.
Of course, if you can't really accept Liu Hai, you can also choose to hide bangs in the settings. After selection, the information on the notification bar will still be displayed on the forehead on both sides, but it will be displayed in black.
In interaction, P20Pro can navigate through the front physical buttons: touch Back, long press to return to the desktop, and swipe left and right to multitask. It also supports virtual navigation keys on the screen and gesture operations through the virtual navigation bar.
In addition to the front fingerprint identification module, the P20 Pro also provides facial recognition and unlocking functions. After our tests, we found that the P20 Pro is very fast, both in terms of entry speed and unlocking speed, and can be unlocked by raising the hand in seconds. In addition, P20 Pro's face recognition unlock also supports the anti-lock-eye unlock function and the dark light environment fill light unlock function, which not only greatly enhances the security of facial recognition unlocking, but also effectively widens the application scene.
P20 Pro runs a deep customization EMUI 8.1 system based on Android 8.0. In terms of design, both the interface and the icon are biased towards a simple style. The icons are flat and the colors are dynamic.
Localization has always been an advantage of domestic mobile phone manufacturers, and the P20 Pro is no exception. The NFC-equipped P20 Pro can use Huawei's own payment system, HUAWEI Pay, and supports up to 72 banks, basically covering the needs of most users on the market. In addition to bank cards, the P20 Pro can also be bundled with bus cards from North Shanghai Guangshen, as well as Suzhou, Wuhan and Guangxi, providing convenience for users.
In addition, the advantage of localization is also reflected in the negative screen. Users can not only directly hit a car on a negative screen, booking airline tickets, booking hotels, but also check express, mobile phone recharge, and life payment. Negative situation smart cards in a screen, under the AI's blessing, can automatically identify the booking information in the mobile phone, automatically generate travel memos, travel programs and other reminder cards. Not only that, situation intelligence can also infer the user's needs based on the user's location and time, give traffic conditions, travel advice and other different content.
It is worth mentioning that Huawei and Dolby have conducted in-depth cooperation. The P20 Pro is equipped with a Dolby AC-4 audio system. Dolby not only adapts to the software, but also participates in hardware-level tuning. Solve the problem of sound field shift caused by asymmetric speaker position. In actual experience, when the Dolby Surround sound is turned on, it is possible to clearly perceive the sound to be more three-dimensional and more immersive, both during the game and when watching a movie.
The Dolby Surround sound cannot be turned off in the speakerphone mode, and the overall sound is loud and clear when it is put out. It is almost the first file in the effect of the smart phone.
The camera part is certainly the biggest place for P20 Pro upgrades, and it is also where the user is most concerned. DxOMark 109 points also surprised many users.
In order to get more light, the P20 Pro is equipped with a large aperture of f1.8+f1.6+f2.4. Photographic users have been circulated with the idea of "bottoms of the first level," and the P20 Pro's sensor size has also reached 1/1.7 inch.
Thanks to the application of large-area sensors, the P20 Pro has a sensitivity of up to ISO 102400, making it the highest sensitivity camera in the industry. Compared to the flagship phones currently on the market such as the S9 and iPhone X, they are much larger. The increase in the size of the sensor means that a single pixel can capture more light. In the same environment, it can take pictures with higher brightness, less noise and clearer images.
The first thing to say in the three cameras is the 40 megapixel color lens. However, Huawei did not use the 40 million pixels for detail capture. Instead, it was used in superpixel synthesis, which means that every 4 pixels out of 40 million pixels are combined into 1 pixel to obtain more photo-enhanced images.
Does it sound familiar? Yes, its technology is similar to that of Nokia 808 PureView many years ago, and the R&D team was the R&D team of Nokia PureView technology many years ago.
Of course, you can also change the output to 40 million pixels in the photo settings to get a higher resolution photo. However, zoom and image stabilization are not supported at 40 megapixels.
In addition to the 40-megapixel color lens that is responsible for capturing color in the middle of the three cameras, the other two are the 20 million-pixel black and white lenses that are responsible for capturing the details of the picture, and the top 8 million pixels, which is equivalent to 78mm, and three times optical zoom. Telephoto lens. The P20 Pro's 5x three-photo zoom is a 3x optical zoom digital zoom plus compositing algorithm to achieve a 5x zoom.
In the actual zooming experience, whether it is 3 zoomed or 5x zoomed, the picture is quite clear, the picture is sharp and there is no smearing.
(three times zoom)
(five times zoom)
When the light is good, the iPhone X and P20 Pro actually perform almost the same. Both the resolving power and the white balance show a very high level. (Above iPhone X, Below P20 Pro)
Of course, the normal camera mode is not where the P20 Pro really attracts users. The Kirin 970's AI algorithm, the biggest "useful place" on the P20 Pro, is still the recognition of the photo scene. According to Huawei, the P20 Pro recognizes 19 types of shots and automatically recognizes up to 500 scenes.
The actual experience is also quite good. When detecting the blue sky, flowers, and green leaves, the mobile phone will automatically switch to the bright mode, so that users can easily shoot out the blue sky more blue, flowers are more brilliant, green leaves are more green and so on. Photo. However, sometimes there will be excessive force. For example, under the blue sky mode below, there will be distortion.
(P20 Pro Green Leaf Mode)
(P20 Pro Food Mode)
(P20 Pro Blue Sky Mode)
P20 Pro turns on Super Night mode when it detects shooting night scenes. This mode is another shocking place for the P20 Pro.
When the user turns on the Super Night mode, the P20 Pro will determine an exposure time according to the specific scene, ranging from 3 seconds to 10 seconds, and through multiple compositing and machine algorithms, under the premise that the highlight part is not exposed, the P20 Pro will greatly Raise dark details.
Doesn’t that need a tripod for the 3-second exposure? However, P20 Pro does not need to use AI's intelligent anti-shake technology to identify the edge of the object using AI algorithm, thus filtering out and correcting the image shift and blur caused by hand shake, so that the user can easily capture a picture in hand. High quality night photos. In terms of actual experience, the night-view photographing does not require high user hand-hold. As long as the hands do not shake, the filming rate can reach as high as about 90%, and the ease of use is quite high.
How super super night is that? Let's look at the proofs directly. (The iPhone X is on the top and the P20 Pro night view mode is below)
From the proofs, we can see that the P20 Pro with super mode has a noticeable improvement in the details of the shadows, and does not significantly increase smearing and noise after the upgrade. There was no overexposure and glare in the highlights, and the overall resolving power, latitude, and noise control were excellent.
After the experience, I think that the P20 Pro's super night mode is basically the best mobile night mode at present. Not only does the quality of the picture obtained, but also the user's operating requirements are not high, it can be said to be fully automated. Even the step of turning on the Super Night mode can be handed over to the AI scene recognition.
The P20 Pro is also equipped with 960fps super slow motion video capture. This allows the user to easily extend the duration to 8 seconds for presentation, plus 1 second normal speed shots before and after the 8 second super slow motion video, making the visual impact even more stunning.
Portrait bokeh has basically become the standard feature of mobile phones this year. The blur effect of the P20 Pro is also quite natural, the map is very accurate, and the background can be well separated. In terms of portrait lighting effects, P20 Pro also offers soft light, butterfly light, theater light and other light effects, and the theater light can achieve post-editing, choose their own light point, higher playability.
Life and charge
The P20 Pro is equipped with a 4000mAh large capacity battery. On the actual battery life, one hour of music playing plus web browsing consumes 6% of power, one hour of online video playing consumes 14% of power, and one hour of King's glory consumes 20% of power. One hour of Jedi survival: stimulates power consumption on the battlefield by 22%. The overall performance is good, to meet the daily needs of users. In addition, P20 Pro is also equipped with a key power-saving features, dark-colored skin and power-saving mode, in case of emergency.
The P20 Pro adapts to the low voltage fast charge of the Huawei SuperCharge 4.5V/5A. In the fully discharged state, charging is approximately 11% for 5 minutes, approximately 23% for 10 minutes, approximately 58% for 30 minutes, and approximately 1 for fully charged. Hours 20 minutes. At the same time, Huawei SuperCharge has also passed the TÜV Rheinland TÜV certification, which can maintain low temperatures during fast charging and charging, and also supports multi-port anomaly detection technology to ensure the safety of the P20 Pro during charging.
Offer time and price
On March 28, HUAWEI P20 series launched pre-sales on Huawei's online shopping malls, Tmall official flagship stores, Jingdong Mall and other major e-commerce platforms as well as Huawei offline experience stores and authorized distributors. And officially released on the above channels after 18:00 today. The official price details are as follows:
P20 6G+64G ¥3788
P20 6G+128G ¥4288P20 Pro 6G+64G ¥4988P20 Pro 6G+128G ¥5488
P20 Pro 6G+256G ¥6288
Appearance partially by Xie Dongcheng