Mobile Phone Review: iPhone X v Huawei P20 Pro
In an era when flagship devices are a common sight, smartphone users are always looking for the next big thing. In this week’s blog, we undertake a mobile phone review of two heavyweight competitors in the industry at the moment; Apple’s increasingly ubiquitous iPhone X and its compelling rival, Huawei’s P20 Pro.
Between these new mobile phones, screen quality is a comparable encounter. While the iPhone X does possess a slightly smaller 5.8-inch screen, it boasts a higher resolution of around 1125p. Its sleek OLED panel doesn’t hurt either.
With regard to the P20 Pro, users enjoy a much larger screen at a slightly lesser resolution of 1080p, OLED panel. Nonetheless, its 6.1-inch display remains impressive, providing users with ample space to navigate through the device’s excellent features.
Given that screen sizing doesn’t vary too greatly, Apple comes out on top with its sharper display. Packing in a 458 pixel per inch compared to the P20 Pro’s 408ppi, the iPhone X seems to be a better choice for a better display experience.
Arguably one of the most important features of new mobile phones on the market, cameras play a large role in the decision process of buying a new smartphone.
In this regard, Apple is a forerunner. With its latest device, users are privy to a 12-megapixel shooter, optical stabilisation, a wide angle lens, and excellent colour display.
In terms of its front-facing lens, the iPhone X features a TrueDepth camera that scans your face to unlock the Face ID security feature. It also allows you to animate a range of emojis, making for a compelling entertainment feature. At 7MP, make HD FaceTime calls, connecting you and your loved ones with ease.
- Despite this, however, for the first time in the market, the P20 Pro now comes with three, superior back cameras. With a 40MP primary camera, an 8MP telephoto lens, and a 20MP black-and-white camera, Huawei’s flagship device leaves the iPhone X looking a little shabby. In terms of its front-facing camera, while it may not have the same features offered up to iPhone users, its 24MP lens provides for some stunning, high-quality selfies.
Apple is a notoriously superior performer in this aspect. When it comes to benchmark testing, the iPhone X puts up a flawless performance with its A11 bionic chip outperforming the best of Android for some time now.
Huawei’s Kirin 970 chip provides it with plenty of speed and agility and even comes with more RAM capacity compared to its competitor. With 6GB RAM, there’s close to nothing users can do without convenience and ease.
Thus, in terms of day-to-day usage, both devices are equally capable of faultless performance, managing heavy-duty usage and activity. However, iPhone X’s iOS 11 outperforms the P20 Pro’s Android 8 Oreo by just a hair’s breadth; leaving it at the top of performance charts.
When it comes to battery, the Huawei P20 Pro outranks the iPhone X with ease.
One quick look at the specs tells us the whole tale. The Apple device comes in with a 2,716mAh battery and the option of wireless charging. While the latter is a seriously handy feature, it does not compare to the 4000mAH battery pack that the P20 Pro is packed with.
With casual usage, the iPhone X can be expected to run a full day and the Huawei flagship for a day and then some – making it a good choice for users who are on their phones all day.
With similar price points (albeit the iPhone X’s higher price for a 265GB storage model), it is ultimately a user’s unique preferences and requirements that will decide which device is superior.
If you’re accustomed to Android and love a device with a good camera, the Huawei P20 Pro is the choice for you. On the other hand, if you’re after a more classic device with enhanced performance and display the iPhone X is the better option.
Regardless of which of these new mobile phones you pick, users stand to gain more than their money’s worth with either of these devices in hand.