The Huawei P30 Lite is the mid-range version of the P30 flagship lineup. We know the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro comes with high-end specs and features, which makes them expensive to most users. This smartphone is also known as Huawei Nova 4e especially in regions like Malaysia. The P30 Lite is the stripped version of the flagship taking its specs and features all the way down to the mid-range. This in turns makes it more affordable to most consumers. This device is in line to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy A50 and other mid-rangers in the market.
Huawei P30 Lite Design
In terms of design, the Huawei P30 Lite is far off from its older siblings (Huawei P30 and P30 Pro). The P30 Lite does feature a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. And bezels at the sides, top and bottom. There is a tiny dewdrop notch on the display of the P30 Lite. The notch is where the selfie camera resides. While at the back top left corner is where you’ll find the triple rear camera arranged vertically.
The P30 Lite measures 152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm in dimensions. The phone is really slim than its siblings measuring 7.4 mm in thickness. And it lights in weight with just 159 grams. You’ll get to choose from amazing body colours of Peacock Blue, Midnight Black and Pearl White when buying this device.
Dimensions: 152.9 x 72.7 x 7.4 mm
Weight: 159 grams
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Peacock Blue, Midnight Black, Pearl White
3.5 mm jack: Yes
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Huawei P30 Lite Display
The display of the P30 Lite features 6.15 inches FHD+ IPS LCD touchscreen. The resolution is 1080 x 2312 pixels with 415 PPI density. The dewdrop notch can be a bit distracting especially when watching videos or movies with your phone turned. But that’s a general problem for every notch display smartphone. Colours are bright and deep as you would expect from a mid-range device.
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.15 inches (84.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2312 pixels (415 PPI density)
Camera lovers will be happy to know the Huawei P30 Lite comes with a triple rear camera system. The camera system consists of a 24 MP wide-angle sensor, an 8 MP ultrawide sensor and a 2 MP depth sensor for bokeh effects. In terms of Video recording, the P30 Lite can only record 1080p videos at 30fps.
The front is where it gets more interesting for the P30 Lite as it features the same 32 MP selfie snapper seen on the Huawei P30. It also comes with AI beautification and bokeh effect, which helps blur out the backgrounds.
Triple: 24 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF + 8 MP, 13mm (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor
Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
Single: 32 MP, f/2.0
Powering up the Huawei P30 Lite is the Kirin 710 chipset, which is one of the best chip in the mid-range market. The GPU alongside this chip is Mali-G51 MP4. The P30 Lite is only available in one memory variant, which is 6 GB RAM with 128 GB storage. In case the storage isn’t enough, there is an option for up to 512 GB of additional storage. This device had some impressive benchmark scores. In AnTuTu benchmark, the P30 Lite scored 101,112. While in Geekbench, it scored 1,518 for single-core and 5,084 for multi-core.
Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710 (12 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU: Mali-G51 MP4
MicroSD: up to 512 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Just like its older siblings, the P30 Lite runs on EMUI 9.1 skin which is laid on top of Android 9.0 Pie. You can either use the three-button navigation or go for the gesture-based navigation. The P30 Lite comes with pre-installed apps like the Phone Clone app, Health app, HiCare, App Twin, Huawei Share and many more. Not to forget, Google pre-installed apps are available as well. That’s too many apps, right?
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: EMUI 9.1
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
A non-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh battery capacity powers up the P30 Lite. It supports the 18W fast battery charging and takes about 2 hours to fully charged. No wireless charging tech available but we aren’t surprised about that given the pricing.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 3340 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 18W
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 4.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFC: Yes (market/region dependent) – Canada
USB: 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Huawei P30 Lite Price