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Huawei: Security Updates/P20 Pro Review

Started by: k89bpa
On: 23/11/2018 | 16:04
Replies: 71

by: k89bpa
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:04 edited: 25/11/2018 | 23:33

Just installing the latest update to my new phone and the download is a whopping 3.56GB!


Is this usual for Huawei?


Is this a record for downloads.

Huawei P20 Pro | 9.0.0 | Data Plan: 80GB

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by: isabel1066
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:10
that's a lot of data largest i have ever seen on a phone.
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by: techiebloke
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:12



That's definitely a monster!


The Android upgrades (from 7 to 8 and 8 to 8.1.0) have been around 900 MB for my Nokia 5


I bet the rest is for whatever overlay they include.



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by: harrybeau
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:15

Watch out for the malware, you can tell it by the chinese characters. Smiley Very Happy

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by: majorincident
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:20

Is it rewriting the entire OS?  The upgrade from Android 6.0 to 7.0 was much less than that.

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by: k89bpa
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:38
Don't know exactly what it was for.

The security update was July to September, then there was another for 768MB to bring me up to November.

I was a little concerned that it would wipe out 4G calling but it hasn't.

It's just as well I have the full 80GB allowance today, (19 days to use it), because it would have been annoying otherwise, very annoying, lol

Huawei P20 Pro | 9.0.0 | Data Plan: 80GB

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by: pokapoka93
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:41
@k89bpa that is massive. But considering I have got any update from huawei for more than a year now I reckon it is normal for them. They are known to be slow with updates and not supporting old phone too much. I am using p10 and there is still no update to 8.0 for mine. Possibly will go down the sheep road towards samsung I reckoned
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by: k89bpa
on: 23/11/2018 | 16:50

@pokapoka93 I can't complain about the updates, it's running 8.1 with the November patch so it's bang up to date security wise, if not OS wise. I'm not too bothered about Pie though, I like Oreo. 


The security updates seek better than Motorola, that's stuck on the August patch. 


Overall I'm really chuffed with the phone, it's just gonna take me a little while to get used to how massive it is compared with my previous devices because that's noticeable, very noticeable, (and I can't hide the notch properly because I've made everything tiny so that's gonna take some getting used to as well but I will).

Huawei P20 Pro | 9.0.0 | Data Plan: 80GB

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by: k89bpa
on: 23/11/2018 | 17:06
Auto brightness is a bit aggressive too.

Actually just swapped the case to the included one and it is much nicer and more manageable size wise so I'll only use the all encompassing one when I'm out and about probably.

Huawei P20 Pro | 9.0.0 | Data Plan: 80GB

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by: k89bpa
on: 23/11/2018 | 18:34 edited: 23/11/2018 | 18:41


Huawei P20 Pro | 9.0.0 | Data Plan: 80GB

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