Huawei launched its new flagship line earlier this year, P20 and P20 Pro, as usual most customers care more about the design, camera performance, chip/system and other key features, especially the triple-lens P20 Pro draws astonishing attention. What about the battery part?
We know that Huawei sports a trimmed 3400mAh non-removable battery cell at P20, for P20 Pro it’s a whopping 4000mAh capacity included. Literally 3400mAh should be enough for intermediate daily usage – like news searching, work, play-not heavily playing, you can comfortably use the P20 all day and night without worrying that it’ll run out on you.
To make a comparison, we decide to play videos and games to verify whether the battery life is as strong as the official says. Playing a full screen HD video on max brightness for 90 minutes, the P20 had lost 30% of its charge. The result of video watching is quite acceptable, especially for the World Cup season, even though the performance is not as great as Samsung Galaxy S9 and iPhone X. While game-playing is a big energy-draining monster, it only lasts about 3 hours to run a heavy game. If video watching and game playing is part of your daily life you’d better prepare a good power bank to keep it alive, of course most smartphones would not survive for a very long time , so don’t blame P20 for this point, it’s just in the average zone.
How to prolong the battery life of Huawei P20?
1.Try to reduce the screen resolution to 720p. In a 5.8 inches screen, there’s not a highlighted difference with 720p and 1080p resolution, lower the index would extend the battery life distinctly, especially when watching videos.
2.Automatic brightness should also save you a few percent. You can adjust the brightness on you own, but I still recommend you to put it on automatic since you don’t need to think much about it and change it often.
3.Use Power-Saving Mode and Ultra Power-Saving Mode. Both make a real difference to power consumption – if you can live with the sacrifices.
4.Keep it cool. The phone is always getting hot when use it heavily, and high temperature is a serious killer of battery life. Take the case off and turn off the needless apps on the background before it becomes too hot.
All in all, Huawei P20 is not the best battery-performing phone, but for daily routine it’s absolutely competent. If you are looking for a phone with snappy design and high-end performance for a fair price, Huawei P20 is a good option for you.