A glass finish on the rear. A bright colorful display. A 40MP triple rear camera. Ever since the Huawei P20 Pro was first unveiled, it hasn’t had any trouble getting attention. This is the latest flagship phone by Huawei and it finally came to Sri Lanka last Friday. We at ReadMe got our hands on one and ask ourselves, “Does it live up to the hype?”
The moment you pick up the Huawei P20 Pro, you’ll see a bright 6-inch AMOLED display. At the top, you’ll find a notch that contains its 24MP front camera and front speaker. At the bottom, you’ll find the home button that also doubles as the fingerprint sensor.
Look slightly lower and you’ll find the primary speakers and a single Type-C USB port. Sadly, there’s no sign of an audio jack. However, the Huawei P20 Pro comes with an adapter for your earphones. On the sides, you’ll find the power button, volume slide, and a SIM Card slot with dual-SIM support.
Turn the phone around and the left corner, you’ll find the triple camera with the words Leica inscribed next to it. Additionally, you’ll see that Huawei has opted to go for a glass back, which is a fingerprint magnet. And while other flagship smartphones have also adopted this design choice, the Twilight Huawei P20 Pro we received is stunning with the glass back.
Additionally, the Huawei P20 is IP67 certified. In simple English, that means it’s both dust and water resistant for 1 hour and 30 minutes. So rather than taking a picture of the pool itself, you can jump in and take a selfie underwater.
Inside the Huawei P20 Pro, you’ll find a Kirin 970 processor running it. This is a processor that was designed by Huawei and is paired with 6GB RAM. Thus far, this combo has resulted in smooth sailing with no lags or crashes in our experience. Furthermore, it also has 128GB of internal storage, which sadly can’t be expanded but is likely enough for your apps, photos, and videos.
Meanwhile, on the software side, you’ll find Android 8.1 Oreo. On top of this, you’ll find EMUI 8.1, which is Huawei’s own user interface running on the P20 Pro. While EMUI 8.1 retains the familiar design we’re used to, the star of this version is the features hidden in settings. Primarily, the ability to hide the notch if you find it annoying.
And powering the Huawei P20 Pro is a large 4000mAH battery. Furthermore, the phone supports fast charging as well. Additionally, it also comes with a bunch of power saving modes. While we’re yet to put it through its paces, Huawei states that you should be able to get 2 days of usage with a single charge.
This is what makes the Huawei P20 Pro famous. Its rear camera consists of a 40MP color sensor, a 20MP monochrome sensor, and an 8MP telephoto lens. While we’ve seen impressive results with dual cameras, how does this triple camera setup fare? Here are a few (unedited) pictures we took with the Huawei P20 Pro.
The Huawei P20 Pro will be priced at Rs. 139,900 and comes with a 2-year warranty. You’ll be able to find at Huawei and Singer stores across the country. Overall, the Huawei P20 Pro is a premium flagship phone that makes a strong first impression.
Of course, we only got our hands on it a few days ago. So stay tuned for our comprehensive review as we put the phone through our usual battery of tests. If there’s anything specific you’d like us to test, let us know in the comments below.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start.
Venture Frontier Lanka is bringing experts in entrepreneurship from around the country to cities throughout Sri Lanka to train local entrepreneurs to think differently about the ventures they will start. A caravan stop consists of different sessions about creating unique ideas for startup ventures and strategies for financing those ideas.
Come join the sessions on the 19th of December, starting with 2 pm at Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology.
The event is free of charge! REGISTRATION is mandatory for this event
(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SLIIT, New Kandy Road, Malabe
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount Likuid Members: 20% discount Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity
Early Bird till the 16th of Dec: 20% discount
Likuid Members: 20% discount
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): 50% discount
Join for a one day workshop where we unchain the collective wisdom and creativity to help each other having a more productive digital nomad new year and build better cooperations for teamwork.
During this peer to peer learning session you can share your experiences to help others and learn from other practitioners. Together, dive into the most painful problems and brainstorm on solutions. It’s for you if you resonate with some of these questions:
How do I integrate work, life and travel?
How do I keep motivated to achieve?
How do I keep engaged with a client?
How do I manage my time and energy?
How do I get clients?
How do I find people to collaborate with?
How to deal with time differences?
How can I make human interactions with slack profiles?
How to set realistic goals in constantly changing environment?
What are the best tools & methods for productivity?
What’s the secret of aligned teams?
What are the best skills for a digital nomad?
ABOUT THE METHOD:
“We create space for meaningful conversations, experimental and peer to peer learning. Nothing frontal, no preaching. But space for your very unique questions.”
+ Full-day mentored learning program
+ Breakfast on the roof
+ BBQ lunch on the roof
+ Goodie bags & Take-home handbooks
+ Post-event networking
ABOUT THE HOST:
Kitti is a digital nomad herself and a marketing consultant for innovative companies and early stage startups. She is a conversation ambassador for tedxdanubia, hosted meaningful conversations on ideas worth spreading. In the past years she worked in self organized teams, practiced facilitation, joined peer to peer networks, decentralized teams and cocreated a collective of freelancers. She is a cofounder of a sustainability startup that just secured its first round of investment. Worked as a mentor for many startups, and in the meantime she visited more than 15 countries.
Are you a Sri Lankan female entrepreneur or a local social business? Reach out for your discounted tickets!
PRICE IN SRI LANKAN RUPEES:
Regular: LKR 5000
Early Bird till 16th of Dec: LKR 4000
Likuid Members: LKR 4000
Female/Social Entrepreneurs (Locals Only): LKR 2500
(Saturday) 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
5 Charles Place 00300 Colombo, Sri Lanka
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup. He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain
Karthik ( Associate Director, DTCC & Co-organiser of Hyperledger Chennai Meetup) will be here for the 2nd Hyperledger meetup.
He will share his experience with Hyperledger and Business application of Blockchain technologies.
1. Work with Hyperledger Fabric and Explorer.
2. Business use case with Hyperledger Blockchain Framework
3. Q&A session
This is a Free session. Register here
(Friday) 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Startup X Foundry
07, Charles Place, Colombo 03, Colombo
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