As usual, also the 2019 opens up for Huawei with three smartphones from the P range, each dedicated to a price range. Huawei P30 is the device capable of condensing very high performance - strong in its own Kirin 980 a 7 nm - in a more compact design, which gives up nothing. The expectations for this smartphone were high, let's see how it behaved in our complete review.
Huawei P30 review
Unboxing - Huawei P30
The smartphone comes in the package now dear to all devices Huawei, inside it we find:
- Huawei P30;
- 5V power supply - 2A;
- USB Type-C cable;
- Earphones with 3.5 jack mm;
- Transparent silicone cover;
Design and construction quality
We find ourselves in front of a top of the range and we understand it immediately, despite the small size (149.1 x 71.4 x 7.6 mm for 165 grams). Huawei P30 it comes with a frame in satin-finish aluminum of rare elegance, characterized by rounded surfaces on the side edges and squared up and down (very pleasant aesthetic detail). We then go on to the back, where the device has a polished glass panel, not even too much subject to the "classic fingerprints". Here too we find ourselves on excellent levels; back cover characterized by triple photographic compartment, sensors Laser AF e Dual Flash LED.
As you may have understood from the intro, despite the display by 6.1 " the smartphone is characterized by an excellent grip and a general lightness and precisely the dimensions represent an added value in terms of handling; at least under the aesthetic profile it could be the ideal solution for many users.
How many and what methods of unlocking; it's the first question that everyone has been asking for a couple of years now. Huawei P30 in this respect it is particularly complete. In fact, we find the possibility of unlocking the display with the face, an extremely fast method (which can become safer by enabling some settings) that meets the usual limits due to external lighting. We also have the presence of fingerprint ID below the display: even in this case, accuracy almost close to 100%, but not particularly fast. In my opinion, in fact, the current sensors under the display do not equal, for effectiveness and comfort, the physical ones that we have known so far.
The aesthetic and constructive quality is completely transposed also with regard to the display: we are in the presence of a panel OLED da 6.1 inches Full HD + that occupies about the85% di screen to body ratio, characterized by notch a drop in 19.5:9 (442 ppi) ed HDR10. An enviable unit in terms of quality, color rendering is conserved even when viewing the device in more angled positions and even under direct sunlight we will never have any particular problems (also thanks to the light sensor). Therefore faithful colors, accompanied by the classic "perfect blacks" offered by the displays OLED.
For the display and its performance we come to the rescue EMUI, through the settings it will be possible to set the resolution in HD + o Full HD +, hide the drip notch, select eye protection and not least, you can choose the desired temperature and color from a preset preset to a hot or cold one, until you can manually select the balance.
Hardware and Performance
Huawei P30 it is a top of the range, we said it and we repeat it. In fact the device is presented, just like the older brother, with the Kirin 980 a 7 nm, Octa-core latest generation proprietary SoC (2 × 2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2 × 1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4 × 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55), accompanied by the GPU Mali-G76 MP10.
Also due to the memory compartment from 6 / 128 GB, Huawei P30 in terms of performance it is practically second to none. I benchmark, but also the daily use, the top of the compact range juggles well in all situations, from the multitasking at the speed with which it loads every type of app and page. Everything is accompanied by a remarkable stability.
With P30 the gaming experience will also be particularly enjoyable, from the lightest to the heaviest titles - such as PUBG - dealt with the maximum graphic details. Finally, n
ote that I always appreciate on all smartphones, is the ability to never overheat.
Benchmark - Huawei P30
Huawei P30 will come with the EMUI 9.1 based on Android 9 Pie: we will therefore have a series of customizations and aids that, for some users, are a bit too stringent, for others they are an added value. We try to see the most salient.
As for the services, the EMUI 9.1 fits perfectly on the device and manages to make the difference in most situations. First of all there is the note presence of notifications on the upper portion of the display, you can view up to 6 icons. Furthermore, you will have the possibility to hide the notch via software. The panel settings include theAmbient Display, able to offer overview of messages, calls, battery and date, always, even to standby devices. There is no lack of gestures, now fundamental, which can be used instead of the classic navigation keys on the display.
EMUI customizations then wink at all less experienced users; in the menu you will find the possibility to set the "simple mode" with unique commands and a few items to consult. In addition the EMUI offers the possibility of one-handed use, making a swipe from the sides the display will be reduced to around 4 ″.
Secondly we find some features that we have learned to appreciate in everyday use, such as those related to energy saving: you can in fact select three scenarios between modes Incredibly , Performances e Normal. In addition, always linked to energy saving, we find the feature of the Smart Display which will pass by HD + a Full HD + depending on the need.
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As well as the older brother, too Huawei P30 use a triple rear camera: XMUMX mega - pixel aperture f/ 1.8 with PDAF / Laser AF, XMUMX mega - pixel f/ 2.2 with wide-angle with PDAF and Laser AF and finally a sensor from XMUMX mega - pixel f/ 2.4 (telephoto) with 3x optical zoom, PDAF / Laser AF and OIS. Forward we find instead, set in the drop-shaped notch, a room from XMUMX mega - pixel with focal opening f/ 2.4.
Huawei in these years he has focused very strongly on the photographic sector and the range P30 it is the proof. The device will not have the "wow" effect of the variant PRO with zoom up to 50x, but in terms of quality of the shots it is second to none.
We are faced with shots full of details, all characterized by extreme quality that give back all the colors faithfully. In short, you'll find yourself taking pictures for the pleasure of it! Moving on to all the feature smartphone offers, Huawei P30 presents the now known night mode which, given the quality of the standard shots, you will rarely use (also because of the extended exposure times). Impressive, however, is the rendering of the portrait mode which, by day, offers cover images, and with little light manages to do its duty. Huawei P30 finds in the shots at night a strong point, managing to manage noise and details in the best way.
Also frontally Huawei P30 it juggles very well. The sensations are very similar to what has already been said, in this case we are also faced with the best that can be asked. Very often we are dealing with Selfie Camera which, despite the excellent quality and accuracy of the details, tend to distort the colors of the image. Huawei P30 also in this case it stands out, offering a perfect portrait of the scene. As already mentioned, under this aspect (fundamental) it does not fear comparisons with anyone.
Huawei P30 offers the possibility to record video stabilized in 1080p a 30fps.
Connectivity and audio quality
Huawei P30 is characterized by a particularly well-maintained connectivity sector. We have Dual Band Wi-Fi, 5.0 Bluetooth (A2DP, aptX HD, LE), GPS, Dual Band A-GPS, Glonass, Beidou, NFC, USB Type-C 3.1. The radio is missing, while the jack is present 3.5 mm.
Present compatibility dual SIM hybrid, in fact you can use two Different SIMs or, alternatively, use the slot to add the Nano Memory up to 256 GB. Then we find the stereo speakers that offer excellent sound quality: we appreciate bass and treble even with high volume.
With growing performance, more and more attention is being paid to optimizing the battery. In this sense Huawei P30 pass the test with flying colors. With a battery from 3650 mAh will be able to take you to the end of the day in any case, even subjecting it to continuous stress. I refer to a use with multiple active mail clients, browsing in 4G mixed with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth active and so on.
Speaking in numerical terms, Huawei P30 verges on 5 hours of display turned on without paying any attention to energy saving; that is, using the settings provided by the EMUI you can significantly increase the duration. Moreover, with fast charging Huawei Super Charge da 22.5W, the device will recharge quickly, in poco more than an hour, from 0 to 100%.
Conclusions - Huawei P30
The intro is explanatory: we are probably in the presence of the smartphone with the highest performance for CDs. "Compact". We refer to that category of devices that do not exceed 150 mm of height. Huawei P30In conclusion, nothing is missing and that is why it can be considered a top of the range (pocket-sized). Also, as it turns in its favor, the street price has dropped significantly in poco time: at present you will find Huawei P30 a poco more than €550 from the best known e-commerce businesses on eBay.
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