Time to go Pro?

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We’ve been wait­ing some time for Huawei’s P20 Pro to come along. This is a young up­start with the po­ten­tial to waltz into the throne room Sam­sung and Ap­ple have been squab­bling over and turf them both out with glee – a prop­erly ex­cit­ing smart­phone in al­most ev­ery re­spect.

Get to know the P20 Pro and there’s no doubt­ing it lives up to that ul­tra-high stan­dard. Why? Rather than aim­ing for par­ity with the sta­tus quo, this phone has the gump­tion to go one bet­ter – with a daz­zling tinted glass de­sign, a whop­ping great bat­tery and that ridicu­lous triple-lens cam­era that’s been slapped on its back­side. Yup, it might scream ‘gim­mick’ louder than the bloke dressed as a ninja-clown at your lo­cal bingo hall’s wrestling night, but this phone is the real deal when it comes to pho­tog­ra­phy.

Cru­cially, it’s also very good value in­deed when bought on a con­tract, cost­ing less than both the iphone X and the Galaxy S9 by quite some mar­gin. If your lat­est up­grade is due any time soon, then get­ting the P20 Pro is al­most a no-brainer. At the very least, there are go­ing to be a few jeal­ous faces turned your way once peo­ple catch on to just how good this thing is.

Con­sid­er­ing Huawei’s pre­vi­ous phones have never come close to this cal­i­bre of fi­nesse, we’d be ly­ing if we said we fore­saw this one push­ing so hard for the top spot in our rank­ings. But we’ve rarely been so de­lighted to be proved wrong.

Huawei’s EMUI take on An­droid has a bad rep, but it’s fairly un­clut­tered here. Delve around in the set­tings menu and you’ll get things to your lik­ing in no time.

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