Huawei’s P20 Pro isn’t my favorite Android phone, but it might be the best

I’ve been using the Huawei P20 Pro for about two months now. By now it’s become clear it’s not my favorite Android phone, but it may very still be the best. It’s a shame most other Americans will never even have the chance to buy one.

Yes, I know “best” is a loaded term. The best anything depends on your own preferences and needs. My best phone has been and still is the Pixel 2 XL, though it’s recently met some very stiff competition from the OnePlus 6. I value a clean software experience and fast updates too much.

But when I think of which phone I’d recommend to most people if the €899 price and availability isn’t an obstacle, it would be the P20 Pro. It looks great, is packed with useful features, and has, objectively, the best camera hardware on a smartphone right now (spoiler: we’re going to talk about the camera a lot). So long as you can more about functionality over raw power and a clean Android experience, the P20 Pro should be near the top of your list.