Design and Display: Though, P30 has a slimmer frame and is smaller in size than P30 Pro, it still offers exquisite design with triple cameras in the rear. Compared to the curved display of the pro model, P30’s display is flat. The striking finish and attracting fingerprints give it a shimmering appearance. The phone has a dewdrop notch at the top of the screen. If you’re looking for a phone that fits perfectly in one hand then this phone is for you. It also includes a speaker at the top of the screen. The screen size is the same as the pro but it has a higher pixel density which provides a better display. You can find a proximity sensor right beside the earpiece and ambient light sensor underneath the display. The screen to body ratio of Huawei P30 is 85.8%. You can find the power button and volume buttons on the right-hand side of the phone while the sim tray can be found on the left-hand side of the phone. The USB Type-C charging port along with 3.5mm headphone jack can be found at the bottom.
Software and Hardware Feature: The HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7nm) can handle multitasking very smoothly. Built over the Android operating system, EMUI 9.1 (Emotion user interface) eases the use of the phone in many ways. You get an Always-On display along with quick launch shortcuts with the help of EMUI 9.1. Huawei P30 also provides the facility to hide sensitive files and secure the second login. The app twin feature really comes in handy if you want to use two social media accounts. The maximum brightness of the phone is 449 nits (manual mode) while the minimum brightness is 1.7 nits which makes using the phone in complete darkness a great experience. Unlike other smartphones like Sony Xperia 1 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 who have an IP68 rating for water and dust protection, Huawei P30 has an IP53 rating for dust and splash protection. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v5.0, dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, and NFC.
The phone is packed with a fingerprint sensor (under-display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, and color spectrum.
Performance: The 6GB of RAM paired with Mali G76 MP10 can give smooth experience while playing high-end games and multitasking. The phone has no heating issues when playing high-end games, though if played for a prolonged period of time, it might get little heat but won’t disrupt your gaming experience. It has an octa-core processor (2.6 GHz, Dual Core Cortex A73 + 1.92 GHz, Dual Core, Cortex A76 + 1.8 GHz, Quad Core Cortex A53).
Battery: Huawei P30 comes with a non-removable Li-Polymer 3,650 mAh battery. This phone has a type-C charging port and it also features fast battery charging (22.5W). Once fully charged the phone can be used for 14 hours for web browsing or 16 hours for video playback or 22.5 hours for doing voice calls. It takes around 1:15 hours for the phone’s battery to go from 0% to 100% while it takes just 30 minutes to reach the mark of 65% from 0%.
Camera: Considered as best camera phone ever, Huawei P30 features a triple camera. The 40 MP (f/1.8, 27mm wide) + 16 MP (f/2.2, 17mm ultrawide) + 8 MP (f/2.4, telephoto, OIS) camera can outdo even the best Samsung and Apple phones. Instead of normal RGB (Red, Green, Blue), the Huawei P30 captures images in RYYB (Red, Yellow, Yellow, Blue) light. It enables the phone to capture a wider range of colors. This phone does very well in low light conditions. The 3x optical zoom feature enables users to click distant objects. Other features of the camera include Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, and HDR. The 32 MP wide selfie camera can help you click amazing selfies and can record 1080p video at 30fps. The rear camera can record 2160p video at 60fps.
A pocket-friendly phone with an amazing camera. On a lower price range than the pro model, Huawei P30 is packed with premium features. But, if you want a bigger screen and the better camera then Huawei P30 Pro might be a good choice. Overall, this phone is very good at performance.
• Great camera
• Includes 3.5 mm jack
• Gorgeous design
• Battery life
• No wireless charging