The best smartphone of 2018: 15 top mobile phones tested and ranked

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11. Huawei P20

Not as stunning as its sibling, but still darn good

Release date: April 2018 | Weight: 165g | Dimensions: 149.1 x 70.8 x 7.7 mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 5/8-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2240 | CPU: Kirin 970 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 128GB | Battery: 3,400mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 20MP | Front camera: 24MP

High storage
Lovely shimmering design
Not water resistant
No headphone jack

When it comes to the best Huawei phone, that's clearly the P20 Pro, with the super fancy camera, dual speakers and incredible battery life. But that's a phone for the power user, and if you like the design in a slightly smaller, more affordable package, then check out the P20.

Screen: The screen looks pretty good in most lights, with the brightness not going to eye-hurting levels. Out of the box it looks just fine, and the way it pushes to the edge of the bezels impresses too. It's not the best on the market and is only Full HD, but we're OK with that.

Battery life: The battery life, like the screen, is also just fine, making it to around 10PM on moderate use. That makes sense given the smaller power pack in there, and it's still better than some other phones on this list.

Camera: The dual camera offer loads of effects, and the pictures are enhanced thanks to the inbuilt software making the best out of what you're shooting. There's also 960fps super slow motion video recording, which is what many top-end phones are bringing to the table.

Mini verdict: The Huawei P20 is a good phone with a strong design, and the kind of spec list you'd expect for the price. It'll reward someone willing to play with the settings a little as it's a very functional phone indeed.

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