Huawei P30 Pro Full REVIEW | The Best Camera in Smartphone?

GadgetFrame 10 Apr, 2019

Huawei smartphones are known to have some of the best cameras in the business. And with their new flagships, they're set to take things to the next level. This is our Huawei P30 Pro review. Before moving to the full review of Huawei P30 Pro, don’t forget to check out the official price of Huawei P30 Pro Price in Nepal and Huawei Mobile Prices in Nepal.

Design, Screen & Build Quality

The Huawei P30 Pro comes with a new and updated design. It's still all glass with an aluminum frame but with this large curved screen, it looks like it could be from Huawei’s mate series. P30 Pro have awesome color schemes that really catch the eye. The phone feels comfortable in the hand and doesn't feel clunky. It really is slippery though so be careful with it. I have to mention that the camera bump is quite big and way off center. If you enjoy using your phone on a desk you might want to put a case on it. The P30 pro’s curved screen is the largest we've seen on the P series so far even bigger than the mate 20.

It features a 6.5 inch AMOLED with a 1080p resolution and it looks gorgeous. Huawei has gone to some effort to minimize the round notch cut out for the selfie cam it's much smaller than last year but you still have the option to mask it with a black bar to minimize the bezel above the notch. Huawei has replaced the traditional earpiece with some new tech called acoustic display. The sound is produced by vibrations under the display and it actually sounds pretty good regardless of where your ear is placed we didn't notice much sound leakage either. The drawback of this system is that they had to do away with the stereo speakers this year. You only get a bottom firing one. It's a bummer but it's still scored an excellent mark on loudness test and the sound quality is rich and crisp.

Another sacrifice for the notch is that they've removed away the advanced sensors for face unlock with only the selfie cam. It is much less secure but the result of all of this is that you have more screen space and watching content on the p30 Pro is quite satisfying. The picture is pretty sharp at 400 PPI and it spills around the edges of the screen.

Plus as an AMOLED you get those nice deep blacks colors. The colors are accurate as well brightness is quite impressive. You have an under display fingerprint scanner at the bottom. It isn't always on and you need to either tap the screen or press the power button to show the sensor icon but is really quite fast and reliable. Even faster than the Mate 20 pro. There's no headphone jack on the p30 pro so to plug in you'll need a USBC dongle.

Performance

The new Huawei P30 Pro comes with the latest kirin 980 chip by HiSilicon. You can expect great performance experience. The phone feels super smooth and fast with the help of latest 7nm 980 chipsets. This chipset uses an octa-core CPU with 2x higher performance.

The Huawei P30 Pro has an improved cooling system with a combination of graphene film and a heat pipe with a vapor chamber.

Huawei P30 Pro runs the latest Android Pie with its custom EMUI launcher 9.1. It feels quite great to use this launcher and I just love it.

The P30 Pro comes with 2 different variants. 6 GB and 8 GB RAM variants. As for the storage, 128 GB is the base storage model and 512 GB being the highest storage. You can extend the storage up to 256 GB but it uses SIM 2 slog.

The gaming experience is quite nice and I have played PUBG Mobile on P30 Pro with highest settings enabled. There was no lag at all and the gaming experience was great. I just love to play games on P30 Pro.

Camera

One of the key features of the P30 pro is the all-new quad camera setup on the back. The top one is the 20-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera lens, in the middle is a 40-megapixel main camera which has OIS and a new color filter, in the third is an 8-megapixel periscope telephoto cam with OIS, off to the side is a tof camera for depth sensing.

The periscope camera is quite cool and the square you see isn't the actual sensor it is part of the mirror setup which are fracks light to the sensor. This allows for an extra-long zoom lens without making the phone too thick. The Huawei P30 Pro is equipped with a new 40MP sensor by Sony. They are calling it SuperSensing sensor.

If you just see this camera comparison then you will know what I am talking about.

For selfies, you have a 32 megapixel F 2.0 front-facing camera. There's no autofocus on this one but it still does a very good job. Dynamic range is excellent and there are good sharpness nice colors and more than enough detail.

For video recording, you can shoot in up to 4k at 30fps. There is no 60fps here. The main cam has both OIS and is the most stable option if you're moving in 4k footage. The colors are true-to-life and the contrast is excellent. There's plenty of resolve detail too though we've seen flagships do a bit better. If you shoot with the ultra-wide cam there's no optical stabilization. You only have EIS.

Battery

Huawei P30 pro has a large 42 hundred power battery. Don't worry this large battery doesn't take long to charge thanks to the 40 watt supercharging. It can charge from 0 up to 70% in 30 minutes which is just awesome. There's also support for 15 watt fast wireless charging and with the reverse wireless charging feature, you can use the P30 Pro to top-up other devices. With heavy usage and heavy gaming also, I was quite satisfied with the battery performance which is a good sign from Huawei.

Huawei P30 Pro Specifications

  • Body: dual-glass with metal frame; IP68-rated for dust and water resistance
  • Screen: 6.47" AMOLED, 1,080 x 2,340 px resolution (398ppi); tiny notch; acoustic display
  • Chipset: Kirin 980 chipset, octa-core processor (2xA76 @2.6GHz + 2xA76 @1.92GHz +4xA55 @1.8GHz), Mali-G76 MP10 GPU, graphene film and heat pipe with vapor chamber cooling system
  • Memory: 6/8GB RAM, 128/256/512GB storage (expandable via Nano-Memory - hybrid slot)
  • OS: Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1;
  • Camera: 40MP f/1.6 OIS (RYYB filter) + 8MP with periscope 135mm f/3.4 OIS lens (5x optical zoom) + 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide (16mm) + ToF camera; 4K video capture, 720@960fps slow-mo, Leica branding
  • Camera features: 1/1.7" 40MP sensor, up to ISO 204,800, 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 50x digital zoom, Super Macro Mode, OIS + EIS, Variable Aperture, Portrait Mode, Night Mode
  • Selfie cam: 32MP, f/2.0 Leica lens, Portrait Mode with live bokeh effects
  • Battery: 4,200mAh; Super Charge 40W; 15W wireless charging; reverse wireless charging
  • Security: Fingerprint reader (under display)
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band GPS; Bluetooth 5 + LE, NFC, USB Type-C
  • Misc: IR blaster, acoustic display acts as an earpiece, bottom-firing loudspeaker

So that's the Huawei p30 Pro. Overall it brings what most people are looking for from a flagship phone. A large AMOLED display with good-looking build quality, top performance, excellent battery life and a versatile set of cameras. They're probably the best cameras you can buy right now in a smartphone.

 

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