The Huawei P30 Pro is finally here and it was definitely worth the wait. Huawei Mate and P series flagship have been leading the pack when it comes to manufacturing the best smartphone in the market. The P30 Pro is the bigger version of the Huawei P30. The P30 lineup succeeds the P20 lineup that was released back in April 2018. The main competitors of the Huawei P30 Pro are the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and the Galaxy S10. Let’s have a look at probably the best smartphone of 2019 so far.
Huawei P30 Pro Design
The Huawei P30 Pro features sublime gradient colour that meets amazing with the eyes. The body colour option available for this flagship is Breathing Crystal, Black, Pearl White, Aurora and Amber Sunrise. The phone is all glass with curved edges, metallic frame, dewdrop notch, and minimal bezels. There are water and dust resistance rating of IP68.
The 2019 flagship weighs 192 grams and measures 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm in dimensions. At the back, you’ll see the quad rear camera setup aligned neatly in two vertical lines. The main three cameras are enclosed in a rectangular shaped. While the fourth camera which is the TOF 3D camera along with dual-tone flash is placed beside them also in a vertical direction. Below the camera setup is the Leica optics branding. Moving over to the front is a dewdrop notch which houses the selfie camera. There is a minimal chin and every other thing at the front is the screen.
Dimensions: 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm
Weight: 192 grams
Build: Front/back glass, aluminum frame
SIM: Single SIM (Nano-SIM) or Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Colours: Aurora, Amber Sunrise, Breathing Crystal, Black, Pearl White
3.5 mm jack: No
– IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins)
– 32-bit/384kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos sound
Huawei P30 Pro Display
The P30 Pro comes with a big display screen of 6.47 inches. The display type is OLED technology and has an 88.6% screen-to-body ratio. The resolution we have here is 1080 x 2340 pixels with 398 PPI density. Other display features include 19.5:9 aspect ratio, HDR10, and DCI-P3.
Type: OLED capacitive touchscreen
Size: 6.47 inches (88.6% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~398 ppi density)
The camera is one of, if not the best highlight of the Huawei P30 Pro. At the time of writing, this flagship has the best camera rating in popular image rating company; DxOMark. Though it shares the rating with the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Still, the P30 Pro is a beast in terms of a smartphone camera.
On paper, the quad rear camera system at the back consists of a 40 MP f/1.6 wide-angle main sensor, 20 MP f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle sensor and an 8 MP 5x optical periscope zoom lens. Then you have a ToF (Time-of-Flight) 3D lens rounding it up. The front camera is a 32 MP shooter with portrait mode working perfectly well even in dim lighting. There is also beauty mode which you can switch “on” and “off” as you so, please.
Huawei in collaboration with Leica came up with SuperSpectrum Sensor which uses RYYB instead of the normal RBG. This allows the camera to absorb more light to work with, which later result in more clearer and crisp photos. If you’re a fan of video recording, the P30 Pro can now record two separate videos at the same time.
Quad: 40 MP, f/1.6, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF, OIS + 20 MP, f/2.2, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/2.7″, PDAF + Periscope 8 MP, f/3.4, 125mm (telephoto), 1/4″, 5x optical zoom, OIS, PDAF + TOF 3D camera
Features: Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR
Video: 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps
Single: 32 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
Underneath the P30 Pro is Huawei’s latest processor; Kirin 980. This processor is one of the best in the flagship market and will handle 95% of the tasks you throw at it perfectly. The central processing unit clocks at 2.6 GHz. For graphics, the P30 Pro comes with Mali-G76 MP10 GPU. The RAM variant available here is the 8 GB option. While for internal storage, there are 128 GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB options to choose from.
Chipset: HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
Memory: 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB, 8GB/512GB
MicroSD: NM (Nano Memory), up to 256GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Handling the software of the P30 Pro is the Android 9.0 Pie. Huawei throws in their EMUI version 9.1 skin on top of the Android operating system. The UI isn’t one of the best around as it comes with lots of bloatware. But we can deny it comes with cool features such as AI video editor, downtime option, Digital Car Key and many more. The in-display fingerprint scanner is now a lot faster and secure than the one found in its predecessor.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie
User Interface: EMUI 9.1
Sensors: Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum
Battery life is awesome on the Huawei P30 Pro thanks to its non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery capacity. Its 40W fast battery charger gets you from 0-70% with just 30 minutes charge. It also supports reverse wireless charging, in case you run up to a Huawei phone and yours is low on battery.
Type: Non-removable Li-Po 4200 mAh battery
Charging: Fast battery charging 40W (70% in 30 min)
– Fast wireless charging 15W
– Power bank/Reverse wireless charging
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, aptX HD, LE
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
Infrared port: Yes
USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
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