Huawei P30 Pro – Quick Review

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The P30 Pro is the latest flagship by Huawei and everyone is going crazy over it because of its amazing camera performance. I have done quite a bit of work with the Huawei P30 Pro’s camera but what’s the rest of it like? This is exactly what we are going to find out today. We were able to get our hands on the Huawei P30 Pro so here’s our review of the device.

Design:

Taking a look at the design I must say it is truly a beautiful device available in five different colors. Our review unit’s color is called crystal black and it is more of a polished smoke mirror finish. Actually, the black finish is so reflective that you can pretty much use it as a mirror to take selfies from the back camera.

Also, it feels a bit slimmer than other Huawei flagships, this is possible thanks to the new periscope style zoom which might save a little bit of width compared to the traditional zoom systems. The top and the bottom of the device are also flattened to give a more sleeker look. At the bottom, underneath you will find a SIM card tray which supports your sims or one sim and one nano SD card.

USB Type-C port and the speakers are also located at the bottom. The left side is completely smooth aluminium and the infrared blaster is on top. All the buttons are located on the right side which I always like. Over on the back, there is a large camera module which we will talk about in a bit.

Huawei P30 Pro review
Huawei P30 Pro

Display:

Moving on to the display of the device, there is no boost in screen resolution from the P20 Pro. You still get a Full HD+ screen although this a longer 6.5 inch screen with 1080 x 2340 resolution and a pixel density of 398 PPI. The screen is bright enough and the colors look really good, it is an AMOLED panel so you will get deeper blacks.

There is a notch cut out up top that houses the 32 megapixel selfie camera which is unobtrusive but I do prefer how it looks on some other devices such as the OnePlus 6T or Huawei Mate 20X. There is also an in-display fingerprint scanner which works perfectly for the most part. The bezels are really slim but this has resulted in the loss of the second speaker.

Specifications:

Under the hood Huawei P30 Pro is rocking the HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset which is an Octa-core processor, it is paired up with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. You get 8 Gigabytes of RAM and up to 512 Gigabytes of onboard storage. There are also 128 Gigs and 256 Gigs storage model available but other than the storage sizes everything else is the same.

The performance is really fast and snappy, it can run any application smoothly. I played PUBG mobile and also did some multitasking, the performance was phenomenal. It runs on EMUI 9.1 which I personally don’t like as I prefer stock Android experience.

It houses a 4200mAh battery which benefits from 40 watts supercharging technology that is incredibly fast and convenient. The battery life is so good that moderate users can easily get through two days

Camera:

The camera is the most important aspect of this device, as it is rated the best camera smartphone on DXOmark camera test. This time Huawei has come up with an innovation and have used RYYB sensor instead of RGB which lets in more light. For the main camera, we have got a 40 megapixel sensor, next is the 20 megapixel wide angle sensor and the square lens at the bottom is the prism for the periscope style 8 megapixel zoom.

There is also a small depth sensor underneath the flash. Overall the camera setup is really nice so let’s talk about its actual performance. I must say it is ranked number one for a reason the picture quality is really amazing, you get good dynamic range, the colors are a bit different but look really nice and saturated.

The best thing about this camera is its night performance and believe no other smartphone camera can even come close to its night mode, it can shoot perfectly lit photos in pitch black situations. The front camera is also really good and captures really detailed selfie thanks to the 32 megapixel sensor. All in all the camera quality of this smartphone is on point and I’m really impressed to see how far Huawei has come.

Final Verdict:

The Huawei P30 Pro is a really amazing device, it offers tons of exciting features and the most important is the camera experience. You get what you pay for, Huawei has shown that they are a good competitor when it comes to flagship devices. They are improving every year and now they have finally reached the point where it is hard to decide whether to pick u Samsung’s flagship device or Huawei’s.

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