We tested Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on the Huawei P20 Pro

We tested Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on the Huawei P20 Pro

Talking about Android 9 Pie is talking about Artificial Intelligence. And it is the great novelty of Google for this operating system on Android. And things do not change much when we talk about the Huawei P20 Pro. A terminal that includes two processors, one of them exclusively dedicated to managing these tasks that are learned from the user to make their life more comfortable or, at least, the phone more practical and efficient . So you can get an idea of ​​what happens when you update your Huawei P20 Pro to Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 . More artificial intelligence, and other news that we tell you here after having tried it.

Head over to the terminal settings and enter the System if the alarm on your mobile has not yet triggered to tell you that there is a new software update. It is version , and it comes with a size of 4.03 GB. Look for the update if you really want to get the new advantages of EMUI 9 and Android 9 Pie, but keep in mind that the download and installation process takes a certain time, leaving your mobile unusable for a few minutes in this last process.

Another option is to go through the Settings of the Software update menu to activate the download and installation of updates automatically. Thus, between 2 and 4 in the morning, the terminal will be in charge of downloading and installing the update. You will only be aware of it when you wake up and go to use the terminal and see that it has been restarted during the night. In addition to the entire process of updating and accommodating the applications and services that are carried out once you start the terminal. And now, is when you can start enjoying their news.

More intuitive design

Don't be scared if the whole look or theme of your Huawei P20 Pro mobile changes. The interface has been remodeled and rethought to make it easier to use and more comfortable to use. Some settings menus are unified to find everything well put together. Also, some sounds may seem new to you, such as when turning the screen on or off. And, of course, the general icons, which get a new look if the theme has changed completely.

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Behind all this we have noticed, in our own flesh, that the general operation of the phone is somewhat more agile . Moving between applications or through the menus and screens of the terminal itself gives the feeling that it is a more fluid gesture. Something that is to be appreciated.

More Artificial Intelligence

Although EMUI 9 had the possibility to scan food and even deduce how many calories it contributes to our body, the truth is that it is something that we have not found yet. Not between the extra camera modes not even with its HiVision smart viewfinder . Of course, this is more than present since the update in the camera application. As if it were Google Lens, it allows you to identify objects, scan QR codes or make live translations of text that is put before the camera. All this supported by the Artificial Intelligence of the terminal.


Health and security

An important point in Android 9 Pie is to give information to the user of how they use their own device. And even the time you spend consuming different apps. It is what Huawei has called in this update the Digital Balance. It is in the Settings menu of the device, and it lets you know how many hours a day you spend using the Huawei P20 Pro. It also has colorful usage statistics to know the time spent on each application. It is even possible to add limits to try to manage these times as a parental self-control. You just have to configure a new user and specify which applications and what time can be used. Very useful to avoid falling into dependencies. Something that we began to consider especially with WhatsApp, the mobile camera and Instagram, which take the top positions in this of the use of our Huawei P20 Pro.

Along with this, a password manager is also included . In this way, if we enter our username and password on Instagram or on any website, we will be given the option to save it so that we do not have to retype it. The system itself will remember it and write for us so as not to waste time on it.


Wireless screen projection

Thanks to the improved connectivity of EMUI 9 and Android 9 Pie, your Huawei P20 Pro now has one more icon among the notification bar settings. Unfold them to discover wireless projection . With it you can link your mobile and a monitor connected to the same Internet network to bring everything you see on the mobile screen to the big screen. Something that we have found especially useful for presentations or even to show the photos of our last trip to a group of people in the living room. Of course, you have to have a DLNA or miracast device for it to be possible.

And, in the same area of ​​productivity, the recorder application has also been improved, which now has the functions of cut and speed . Very useful when we record interviews and we want to cut the excess parts, or listen to everything said at a higher speed so as not to waste time.

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Huawei Share 3.0

It is not usually a very used function unless you have other Huawei terminals with which to share items. It is our case. However, if you want to take photos, videos, audios and more from your mobile to your computer , this updated application allows you to do it in a more agile way. What is appreciated for not wasting time with waiting.


As we said before, our feelings in using the Huawei P20 Pro after updating to Android 9 Pie with the latest version of EMUI 9 are most satisfactory. And it is that the agility is remarkable in the use of any application. But not only that, the startup charging time when we turn off and start the mobile has also been reduced . Something that makes us very happy, since it was not one of his greatest qualities.

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