Huawei P20 Pro 128GB - £399.99 at John Lewis & Partners
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Huawei P20 Pro 128GB - £399.99 at John Lewis & Partners

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Refreshed 27th Jul (Posted 26th Jul)
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The Huawei P20 Pro isn’t one of those underwhelming phones that get churned out annually with a negligible upgrade – this device is something special. Super-stylish and packed with features, this flagship smartphone has been created with an OLED screen, a bezel-less design and a glass back, while the octa-core processor and 6GB of RAM mean that it’s fast. Then there are the fantastic front 24MP and rear 40MP cameras that not only shames competitors due to picture quality and speed, they positively destroy their ‘innovative’ reputations too.

Radical photos

The P20 Pro comes equipped with AI (Artificial Intelligence) Image Stabilisation, new Leica optics lenses and a laser sensor for instant focus with motion prediction. There’s a 24MP front camera, so you can take incredible selfies, while the rear camera contains 3 lenses: a 20MP monochrome, a 40MP RGB as well as a 8MP telephoto lens. Along with all the hardware power, you have Huawei’s clever AI which will ensure you take beautiful and vibrant photographs, no matter if you’re in very lowlight conditions, all the while safeguarding that no one is missing from your group shots.

Feature packed

With a large 4,000mAh battery, you won’t be caught short when you’re on the move, while Huawei’s fast charge technology means you won’t be waiting all day to get topped up. There’s a fingerprint sensor on the front of the device to aid your privacy and if you’re caught in a rain shower, there’s no need to worry as this phone is waterproof, with an IP67 rating – which means it can take a quick drop in water and survive, but please don’t go swimming with it.

Sharp display

The Huawei P20 Pro's bright 6.1" OLED Full HD+ screen crams in a super-high resolution of 2240 x 1080 pixels, giving an incredibly smooth and detailed appearance, providing text and videos that are inviting and immersive and won’t vanish when the sun comes out.

Speedy and reliable

The P20 Pro's impressive everyday performance is driven by a Kirin 970, 8-Core processor and a 12-core GPU, so you can expect lag-free swiping, quicker gaming and opening applications, along with a premium browsing experience on the internet. There’s also a dedicated NPU (Neural-Network Processing Unit) which runs independently from standard cloud-based processing, so your privacy is secure.

What is SIM free?

You'll receive an unlocked Huawei P20 Pro, so there’s no requirement to commit to any network, leaving you free to decide which SIM card / network to use in the device. This gives you the opportunity to find the most suitable plan, whether that’s a SIM only deal, contract or pay-as-you-go, throughout the lifetime of the phone.

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Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth this price anymore. Can get it refurbished/ second hand for ~£260 now
hev12326/07/2019 17:15

Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth …Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth this price anymore. Can get it refurbished/ second hand for ~£260 now


Condition? Warranty?

Definitely you can find a used one for that money, however being a model that's been in the market for more than a year, even a grade A could've had quite heavy use.

Considering not much has arrived in the market since that can beat this, it explains asking price.
Edited by: "xavierluther" 26th Jul
xavierluther26/07/2019 19:34

Pretty good on O2/Voda, but 2-year contract not very attractive for a …Pretty good on O2/Voda, but 2-year contract not very attractive for a phone already more than 1 year old, I guess that's main reason for lack of forum enthusiasm, alongside lack of automatic cashback option


True, but people are willing to pay 400 for 1 year old phone when they can have it pretty much free if they want a 20gb data which in my opinion is not bad.
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Great phone... Good find
Amazing this phone can still command this price, but it does

Voted hot
Edited by: "xavierluther" 26th Jul
Hot hot!
Heat added @tyr excellent find

Same price at carphone warehouse and Currys if people prefer these two!
Edited by: "MrSwitch" 26th Jul
Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth this price anymore. Can get it refurbished/ second hand for ~£260 now
hev12326/07/2019 17:15

Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth …Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth this price anymore. Can get it refurbished/ second hand for ~£260 now


Condition? Warranty?

Definitely you can find a used one for that money, however being a model that's been in the market for more than a year, even a grade A could've had quite heavy use.

Considering not much has arrived in the market since that can beat this, it explains asking price.
Edited by: "xavierluther" 26th Jul
Heat, just bought it, still good price...
MrSwitch26/07/2019 17:13

Heat added @tyr excellent find :)Same price at carphone warehouse and …Heat added @tyr excellent find :)Same price at carphone warehouse and Currys if people prefer these two!


Also same price at Very so you could take advantage of their New Customer codes to bring the price down even more if you're happy risking them!
Edited by: "jazzuk777" 26th Jul
jazzuk77726/07/2019 17:40

Also same price at Very so you could take advantage of their New Customer …Also same price at Very so you could take advantage of their New Customer codes to bring the price down even more if you're happy risking them!


Good point Jazzy, some of us have indeed Very codes around (for being good customers:)
Edited by: "xavierluther" 26th Jul
Same price at Amazon and a Free £10 voucher thrown in!
healthandsafety26/07/2019 17:52

Same price at Amazon and a Free £10 voucher thrown in!


Only black available though, freebie linked to EE sim

Sought-after Twilight in stock at JL
Edited by: "xavierluther" 26th Jul
If every store has this at this price it means the p30 Pro's release is imminent maybe next month
maze268026/07/2019 18:44

If every store has this at this price it means the p30 Pro's release is …If every store has this at this price it means the p30 Pro's release is imminent maybe next month


niko26/07/2019 19:18

Interesting - i posted the same phone with line rental which was voted …Interesting - i posted the same phone with line rental which was voted down. https://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/vodafone-contract-mobile-phones/huawei-p20-pro-128gb-twilight


Pretty good on O2/Voda, but 2-year contract not very attractive for a phone already more than 1 year old, I guess that's main reason for lack of forum enthusiasm, alongside lack of automatic cashback option
xavierluther26/07/2019 19:34

Pretty good on O2/Voda, but 2-year contract not very attractive for a …Pretty good on O2/Voda, but 2-year contract not very attractive for a phone already more than 1 year old, I guess that's main reason for lack of forum enthusiasm, alongside lack of automatic cashback option


True, but people are willing to pay 400 for 1 year old phone when they can have it pretty much free if they want a 20gb data which in my opinion is not bad.
maze268026/07/2019 18:44

If every store has this at this price it means the p30 Pro's release is …If every store has this at this price it means the p30 Pro's release is imminent maybe next month


The p30 pro was released in April, are people getting mixed up between the mate 30 Pro and the p30 pro, which is easily done when they've named 2 ranges so similarly
Edited by: "generallysomewhere" 26th Jul
niko26/07/2019 19:46

True, but people are willing to pay 400 for 1 year old phone when they can …True, but people are willing to pay 400 for 1 year old phone when they can have it pretty much free if they want a 20gb data which in my opinion is not bad.


Not quite free, but heavily discounted I'd say. I personally don't mind using older flagships, so could be tempted by a contract like that.

Most people, though, I think would upgrade phone after 1 year, tempted by current or next year's top dogs. Updates may also stop/slow down after a year, I don't think many would hold onto this for full length of contract.

Add to this that trade-in value already dropped substantially, imagine in 2 year's time.
Mate in work bought one these the day before he went on holiday as previous one broke, this was about 3 weeks ago, how far back do John Lewis go in price matching?
xavierluther26/07/2019 20:37

Not quite free, but heavily discounted I'd say. I personally don't mind …Not quite free, but heavily discounted I'd say. I personally don't mind using older flagships, so could be tempted by a contract like that.Most people, though, I think would upgrade phone after 1 year, tempted by current or next year's top dogs. Updates may also stop/slow down after a year, I don't think many would hold onto this for full length of contract. Add to this that trade-in value already dropped substantially, imagine in 2 year's time.


Agree. I still use vodafone smart 6. 4 years old and still working fine. I guess I'm too old for this site
Got it through sky for 420 on monthly payments about 3 months ago with option to trade in for upgrade after 12 months.
niko26/07/2019 21:33

Agree. I still use vodafone smart 6. 4 years old and still working fine. I …Agree. I still use vodafone smart 6. 4 years old and still working fine. I guess I'm too old for this site


That was a cracking phone in its time (assume you're talking about the smart ultra 6), went under the radar because of the Vodafone branding but there was nothing, including tat from gearbest, that offered better VFM. Mine developed the phantom touch problem a week after warranty was up, but it was my favourite phone. Even today it shows how overpriced most hand sets are and how little they've moved on other than processing power for benchmarked, and camera which my dad will just leave in auto and take photos with his finger in view.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 26th Jul
Am selling my used one for £299. Tip top condition. Message me
Surprised its still commanding that price. I got one from O2 refresh for 396 pounds last November with a free Huawei Tablet worth worth 80 quid. I'd have thought it would be 299 by now.

Good phone nonetheless. Only thing it misses compared to newer phones is a wide angle camera. They really made a wrong choice putting in a dedicated monochrome sensor
Edited by: "MentalFloss" 26th Jul
MentalFloss26/07/2019 23:08

Surprised its still commanding that price. I got one from O2 refresh for …Surprised its still commanding that price. I got one from O2 refresh for 396 pounds last November with a free Huawei Tablet worth worth 80 quid. I'd have thought it would be 299 by now.Good phone nonetheless. Only thing it misses compared to newer phones is a wide angle camera. They really made a wrong choice putting in a dedicated monochrome sensor


Made a wrong choice? At point of release, this was ranked the best smarphone camera on the market and still had been for a while after. I am pretty sure no wrong choices were made at the time.
highdon27/07/2019 00:03

Made a wrong choice? At point of release, this was ranked the best …Made a wrong choice? At point of release, this was ranked the best smarphone camera on the market and still had been for a while after. I am pretty sure no wrong choices were made at the time.


I was talking specifically about putting a monochrome sensor instead of a wide angle one. The fact that all their subsequent phones (Mate 20 Pro, P30, P30 Pro) have the wide angle instead of the monochrome sensor proves that it was a wrong choice.
MentalFloss27/07/2019 00:10

I was talking specifically about putting a monochrome sensor instead of a …I was talking specifically about putting a monochrome sensor instead of a wide angle one. The fact that all their subsequent phones (Mate 20 Pro, P30, P30 Pro) have the wide angle instead of the monochrome sensor proves that it was a wrong choice.


No, the wide-angle camera simply wasn't a standard back then. You are judging a 1.5 year model by latest standards. Back then, it was one of the best, now it's not. Simple as that
highdon27/07/2019 00:20

No, the wide-angle camera simply wasn't a standard back then. You are …No, the wide-angle camera simply wasn't a standard back then. You are judging a 1.5 year model by latest standards. Back then, it was one of the best, now it's not. Simple as that


LG has been putting wide angle cameras since the last 3 generations so no it wasn't something unknown. Since Huawei does not shy away from copying best features from other companies. So they made a conscious choice between wide angle and monochrome and it was the wrong one. I have a p20 pro and it's a good phone but no denying it would be better with a wide angle lens
hev12326/07/2019 17:15

Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth …Bought this phone for this price almost 6 months ago. Not really worth this price anymore. Can get it refurbished/ second hand for ~£260 now


Theres better Mate 20 Pro and P30 Contract deals on this site also, where the cost of the phone equals sub £250 new
MentalFloss27/07/2019 00:10

I was talking specifically about putting a monochrome sensor instead of a …I was talking specifically about putting a monochrome sensor instead of a wide angle one. The fact that all their subsequent phones (Mate 20 Pro, P30, P30 Pro) have the wide angle instead of the monochrome sensor proves that it was a wrong choice.


Some experts miss monochrome

digitalcameraworld.com/rev…iew
MentalFloss27/07/2019 00:24

LG has been putting wide angle cameras since the last 3 generations so no …LG has been putting wide angle cameras since the last 3 generations so no it wasn't something unknown. Since Huawei does not shy away from copying best features from other companies. So they made a conscious choice between wide angle and monochrome and it was the wrong one. I have a p20 pro and it's a good phone but no denying it would be better with a wide angle lens


Choice wasn't between 'right/wrong', 'better/worse'.

Choice was 'more versatile or less versatile.'

I personally think more versatile was maybe 'more competitive', considering competitors' moves, market trends

However, some photography buffs prefer a dedicated monochrome sensor

(I'm no expert, don't have a technical opinion yet)
Edited by: "xavierluther" 27th Jul
jaydeeuk126/07/2019 22:39

That was a cracking phone in its time (assume you're talking about the …That was a cracking phone in its time (assume you're talking about the smart ultra 6), went under the radar because of the Vodafone branding but there was nothing, including tat from gearbest, that offered better VFM. Mine developed the phantom touch problem a week after warranty was up, but it was my favourite phone. Even today it shows how overpriced most hand sets are and how little they've moved on other than processing power for benchmarked, and camera which my dad will just leave in auto and take photos with his finger in view.


The Platinum 7 which was the one up from the Smart Ultra 6 still holds its own today. The speakers are still the best I have heard on any phone and the music over headphones is outstanding. I still use it more than my Galaxy Note 8 as it's overall a better phone and it cost me £100. I'm going to sell my Note 8 as it's battery life is utter crap compared to my Platinum 7.
Same price at carphone with 2 year warranty.
I have to say this is the best phone I've ever owned. I'm quite surprised to see people say it's not one of the best anymore, I've had mine since day one, And cost me £620 with free quiet comfort 2 headphones that i sold for £200 so it cost me £420, for the whole 8gb contract and free phone. It was an absolute bargain.

It still takes fantastic pictures(only beaten by the p30 as far as I'm concerned) and the battery life is still exceptional even after 15months. It still has the main things I wanted from it too what they've taken off the p30, specifically a front home physical button. It's not once skipped a beat
Edited by: "jonnyh132" 27th Jul
Picked one up off Amazon marketplace
2 weeks ago for £235 in excellent condition. £12 to unlock and best phone I've had since my Nexus 4.
Great phone. You can get a grade a from cex for approx £300. Mate 20 pro is available for approx £400 grade a.
Family has iPhones (including a couple of older 6s). So we need to look at upgrades. Just thinking what the impact of switching would be eg no shared contacts, Apple car play.

Any any advice or similar from others who may have switched from Apple
ohmygod27/07/2019 09:15

Family has iPhones (including a couple of older 6s). So we need to look at …Family has iPhones (including a couple of older 6s). So we need to look at upgrades. Just thinking what the impact of switching would be eg no shared contacts, Apple car play. Any any advice or similar from others who may have switched from Apple


It really depends on how much you’ve bought into the Apple ecosystem. There are workarounds for just about every scenario, but they can be a bit clunky compared to the Apple experience. I wouldn’t advise against it, but I’d make sure everyone in the family is on board; my Mrs managed about a week on an Android phone a few years back before demanding a switch back to her beloved iPhone...
Soha_Ahmed26/07/2019 23:22

Selling one on eBay if anyone’s interested for £ …Selling one on eBay if anyone’s interested for £380https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F323852635530


Why would anyone pay 380 with no warranty when its 399 new from a shop with warranty ? You wont get much more than 300 if your lucky
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