Battery life

  • Fast 1 hour 24 minute charging
  • 1.5-2 day battery
  • Matches Mate 10 Pro for stamina

The Huawei P20 Pro features a massive 4,000mAh battery that combined with the battery optimizations that Huawei has built into EMUI, you can expect incredibly good battery life on the P20 Pro.

Most phones take a couple of days to settle in with battery life while initially setting up the device, downloading your data and syncing apps. You’re also using the device a lot more these first couple of days. But the P20 Pro isn’t like most other phones.

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Following the launch event in Paris and getting the device, we pushed the P20 Pro for the next couple of days by not only doing all the above, but also taking tons on pictures and videos and having dual SIMs active at the same time. And the P20 Pro lasted till the end of each day. Most phone give up by 5PM under such conditions.

Battery life only improved once we got back to Dubai, disabled the secondary SIM and went about with normal usage. We were ending up with 40-50% battery remaining by the end of each day. Someone with more casual usage should easily be able to get two days out of it.

The Huawei P20 Pro also performs extremely well in our standard video playback test, where we play a 90-minute video at maximum brightness. It lost only 9% in this test, which is exceptional.

That’s the same result as the Mate 10 Pro, which is no great surprise as they have similar basic hardware and the same battery capacity.

It charges fast too. The supplied fast charger takes 1 hour 24 minutes to get the Huawei P20 Pro from completely flat to 100%. It takes 45 minutes to get from 0% to 80%.

The only area the P20 Pro is lacking when it comes to power and battery is the lack of support for wireless charging. Charging pads are becoming more popular by the day and both the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone X support wireless charging. We would have liked to see Huawei add this feature to the P20 Pro- especially considering that it has a glass back.