Software

The new firmware that it’s running on is EMUI 8.1 – which surprisingly is actually more advanced variant of what the Honor 9 Lite is using, but we generally don’t mind much changes comparing the two of them.

If you’ve used the previous EMUI 5.0, then the EMUI 8 is pretty much similar in terms of user experience. Not much has changed since then.

ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 NVIDIA

For some reason though, even for a flagship phone like the Huawei P20, there are bloatware. 5 games are built-in to the phone itself, and there are a few more apps like Quik, Bookings.com, and Netflix pre-installed as well.

Huawei P20 Bloatware
I tried that Spider-Man game. It sucks.

I do want to highlight that with the new face scanning technology and processing power that the Huawei P20 has, face unlock is exceptionally fast to the point that I can accidentally unlock my phone. In brighter conditions where my face isn’t in complete darkness, the P20 unlocks nearly instantaneously.

While in dark areas where it can’t see my face though, the P20 will bump up its screen’s brightness to illuminate my face and scan it. In most cases I’ve tried, it works way faster than what Samsung’s iris scanner and face detection has to offer.


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