Apple has lost the war of smartphone to China. There is a new leader of the pack and it’s Huawei. Huawei in the past two to three years have come with some amazing smartphones that have caught the world’s attention. They have reduced the price of their flagships and have effectively made better phones than Apple.
This has made them the market leader in China and they are making big strides in other parts of the world. Their latest series is the P 30 Series and they are launching three phones – the P30 lite, the P30 and the P30 Pro.
We cover all the three phones in this article.
Huawei P30 Series in Singapore
P30 Lite Singapore
The P30 Lite is the cheapest of all the three in the P30 series. It is also the most budget-friendly. Just like the P series of yesteryears, the colours on this year’s P series is breathtaking. The back panel is beautiful and rich in colour. It comes in three colours, they are Midnight Black, Pearl White and Peacock Blue.
The display on the P30 Lite is a 6.15 inch IPS LCD Screen with a teardrop notch. According to Huawei, the display is 90% screen. This gives an immersive experience.
It runs on Android 9.0 and has an Octa-Core, Cortex A53 Hisilicon Kirin 710 Processor. It also is powered by 6GB of RAM which is ample for a phone of this size. It has 128GB of storage which is a notch higher than the normal, this is expandable up to 256GB.
It’s a triple camera set-up for the Huawei P30 Series and the lenses stand at 24MP + 8MP + 2MP. It has myriad features such as Exposure Compensation, ISO Control, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face Detection, Auto Focus, Continuous Shooting and HDR.
The front camera is a 32MP shooter. The battery powering this phone is a 3340 mAh Li-Polymer.
The P30 is a mid-range phone in the P30 series, but what will come as a disappointment to many users is the screen size. The P30’s screen size is the same as the P30 Lite. But let’s see if it can make up in other departments.
Coming to the display, it’s a 6.1-inch OLED screen with 422 PPI. The aspect ratio is 19:5:9. The screen to body ratio is 85%. Now just looking at the numbers, the P30’s display is not a massive upgrade on the Lite’s display except the OLED screen. If you aren’t one to care about display quality, then this is a negative on the P30.
It runs on Android 9.0 Pie with a Hisilicon Kirin 980 processor. It works on Dual Core and Quad Core. The processor and chipset are much more powerful than the lite. This also packs a 6GB RAM, same as the lite, but looking at the chipset, this is sure to be more powerful than the lite in terms of gaming and high performance.
It has an internal storage of 128GB that can be expanded up to 256GB.
The camera for the P30 is where Huawei has knocked it out of the park. The rear cameras are a triple lens setup that is 40MP, 16MP and 8MP.
The features of these cameras are Exposure Compensation, ISO Control, Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face Detection, Touch to Focus, Continuous Shooting and more.
The front camera is a respectable 32MP. The battery is a 3650 mAh Li-ion, which is a tad higher than the lite. This makes sense because of the more powerful cameras.
If you are a camera, lover the P30 will not disappoint.
P30 Pro Singapore
The last in the line up is the flagship, the poster boy of Huawei’s resurgence and overall a flagship killer. The P30 Pro has so much riding on its reputation and its the phone that is expected to take Huawei to stratospheric levels.
The P30 Pro has a 6.47-inch display which is much bigger than the lite and the P30. The OLED screen has a screen to body ratio of 88% which is not as much as the lite but it does not make a difference.
Its pixel density is 398 PPI.
The Android OS that powers the other phones powers this as well. The Hisilicon Kirin 980 is an upgrade on the Lite and the P30’s. The Cortex A55 chipset powers the P30 Pro.
There is also an 8GB RAM. Looking at these specifications you can tell easily that the P30 Pro is a flagship. The RAM and the chipsets will let you play the most graphics powered games, very easily.
The camera on the P30 Pro is a triple shooter similar to the lite and the P30. This has 40MP, 20MP and 8MP respectively. This is a 4MP increment on the P30. But other than that, same camera features adorn the P30 Pro.
The front camera is a 32MP shooter with a F2.0 Physical Aperture. Some of the main camera features are 10X digital zoom, Auto Flash, Face Detection, Laser Autofocus, Optical Image Stabilisation.
The flash is a dual color-LED flash.
The battery on this phone is a whopping 4200 mAh. It also supports quick charging that charges 70% in 30 minutes.
The P30 Series is a revelation. The phones in this series are built for doing one thing really well and that is taking photos and videos.
Huawei is done something very smartly, they have made the specifications of the P30 similar to that of the lite and the cameras to that of the P30 Pro, ultimately making the user to purchase the P30 Pro.
The flagship P30 Pro is absolutely worth every penny spent on it. It has the processor, the cameras, the display, the battery life and the looks to beat any flagship in the market.
If there is any model that is a tad disappointing, from the specs perspective it is the P30. If you aren’t too much into taking photos and want a good phone with a decent camera, then the P30 lite is the perfect bet.
The P30, on the other hand, is caught between no man’s land.
But overall, a splendid series and totally worthy phones.