Huawei P30 Pro Review – Specs, Features and Price

Every single time Huawei dishes out a new smartphone, they seem to be raising the standard higher and higher. The smartphone makers have finally cooked up a new smartphone, the Huawei P30 Pro which will soon be dished out to the public.

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The Huawei P30 Pro was announced in March 2019 and it was announced along with the P30 and the P30 Lite. The P30 Pro is an upgraded version of the P30 and it comes in with a host of awesome features and specifications.

Some of the interesting specifications the P30 pro comes in with includes the bigger AMOLED screen and a new quad-camera setup which may become a standard for other smartphone makers.

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Design

When it boils down to the design of the Huawei P30 Pro, you will notice the company invested a lot of time to come up with this beautiful piece of device with a premium look. The Huawei P30 Pro has a similar design with the P30, though there are obvious differences in some aspects like the four camera setup at the back of the P30 Pro and also the lack of a periscope lens.

On the front side of the Huawei P30Huawei P30 seats a large 6.47″ AMOLED screen which has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone is a very tiny notch where the single selfie camera shooter seats comfortably.

The smartphone also comes with an under-display fingerprint scensor that is both resposive and at the bottom which also doubles as an earpiece. There is no actual earpiece due to the acoustic nature which usually vibrates to create sound.

The smartphone comes in with many beautiful color options which include the Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Pearl White, Breathing Crystal, and Black.

On the back of the smartphone is where you find one of the main selling points of the smartphone, which is the new quad-camera setup that has lots of interesting features and may likely become one of the trends that every other smartphone makers will want to integrate into their flagship.

The back of the samrtphone is made of glass which made it possible to feature a wireless charging technology on the smartphone. The smartphone also comes with an IP68 dust/water resistant, which allows the smartphone to submerged in either water or dust for up to 2m for 30 mins.

Camera

The camera of the Huawei P30 Pro is one of the selling points of the smarttphone like I earlier mentioned.

On the back of the smartphone, there are four camera shooters which feature all the best cameras that the smartphone has ever made. The four primary cameras comprise of a 40MegaPixel camera with wide-angle and an f/1.8 OIS lens.

The second primary camera comprises of a 20MP shooter and also features an ultra-wide angle with an f/2.2 aperture. The third camera on the back of the smartphone is a Periscope 8-MegaPixel camera sensor with an f/3.4 aperture, and also comes along with 5x optical zoom, OIS and PDAF. Finally, the fourth camera is the ToF shooter which sitting flush next to the smartphone’s dual-tone LED flash.

The selfie lovers are not left out on this one because the single selfie camera has been greatly improved. The selfie camera is now a 32 MP camera sensor with an f/2.0 (wide) aperture.

Performance

The performance of this smartphone is very okay though it does not feature the latest chipset. Just like the entire Mate 20 series, the Huawei P30 Pro uses the most current HiSilicon Kirin 980 chipset, though it may not be the single most efficient chipset in the Android world, yet, just like the Snapdragon 855 it is also built on the 7nm, while Exynos 9820 SoC is built on the 8nm node.

The smartphone CPU is made up of the Octa-core 2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55. Meanwhile, the smartphone uses the Mali-G76 MP10 GPU for all the graphics purposes.

Under the hood, the smartphone runs on the latest Operating System, the Android 9.0 (Pie); EMUI 9.1. The smartphone also comes in four storage model which is made up of the 128GB internal storage with an 8GB RAM, the 256GB with an 8GB RAM, there is also the 512GB internal storage with an 8GB RAM and finally, 128 GB storage with a 6GB RAM.

If you are the kind of person who always has lots of files and other things to save and you feel like the storage offered by the smartphone will not be enough, then you can further expand your storage by up to 256GB(uses SIM 2) by simply using a microSD card NM (Nano-Memory).

Battery

Powering the Huawei P30 Pro is a jumbo size Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery which is similar to the one in the Mate 20 Pro.

The battery also comes in with a fast charging technology, Huawei’s newest version of SuperCharge 40W, which can offer you 70% of extra battery juice in 30 minutes. We were able to also get a 91% extra battery juice in 46 mins and 100% in 60 mins

Though the battery of the smartphone usually heats up, notwithstanding, the battery is TUV-certified for safety. The battery of the smartphone also supports the fast battery charging technology 15W. The smartphone also comes with a power bank/Reverse wireless charging, which simply means the smartphone can serve as a power bank to charge up other smartphones.

The battery was able to last 20 hours of video watching and it also offers us fifteen hours of internet surfing. We were able to get 28 hours of talk time. We were also able to have a total number of 101 hours.

Other Features

  • FM ~ No,
  • 3.5mm Jack ~ Yes,
  • Expandable storage ~ Yes,
  • Quad Rear Cameras ~ Yes.

Huawei P30 Pro Price

Like we earlier mentioned, the Huawei P30 Pro comes in different models the least storage option which is the Huawei P30 Pro with 128GB internal storage sells for £899/999 Euro, while the biggest storage option, the 512GB is sold for £1,099/1,249.

Verdict

Most times it is necessary you know the main thing you want in a smartphone before purchasing any smartphone. Huawei is fast becoming the pace-setters when it comes to smartphone cameras and with the Huawei P30 Pro, the cameras are sure to become the pacesetter for the new flagships that will be coming up.

So, if what you want, is a smartphone with powerful cameras, then, the Huawei P30 Pro is your sure bet. It also offers great design, performance, great screen for both movie watching and gaming, longer battery life and more.

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