Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei is back with the P30 Pro. In this Huawei P30 Pro review, I will tell you about all the pros and cons of this phone.
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Huawei P30 Pro Introduction:
Within the past few years, smartphone cameras have significantly improved due to advancements in technology. But many smartphones struggle when taking photos in a darker setting.
However, the cameras on the P30 Pro are great and the phone does a great job when taking photos in a darker setting.
The P30 Pro comes with the Huawei Kirin 980 chip, 6 to 8GB of RAM, and 128, 256, or 512GB of internal storage and a huge 4,200mAh battery.
The phone also has super fast wired charging and wireless charging, it also has reverse wireless charging.
The P30 Pro has a 6.47-inch OLED display screen which has curved edges and a small notch at the top of the display screen which houses the front-facing camera.
The speaker above the display screen has been removed. When you hear calls on this phone you hear it via the vibrating OLED panel.
The P30 Pro also has an optical fingerprint scanner that’s built into the display screen, an IP68 water/dust resistant rating, and a facial recognition feature.
The phone runs on the Android 9 Pie operating system in conjunction with Huawei’s latest EMUI 9.1 software.
Huawei P30 Pro Cons:
The resolution of the display screen is 2,340 x 1,080 with a pixel density of 398 ppi, this isn’t bad but it’s not as good as the best smartphones on the market. As a result of this, the picture quality isn’t as sharp.
The P30 Pro does not have a stereo speaker because the speaker at the top of the display screen has been replaced by the display screen.
The phone does not have a USB-C to 3.5mm connector dongle nor does it have a headphone jack. These things may or may not be a deal breaker but it’s always good to know about things like these before buying a phone.
Huawei P30 Pro Design:
The P30 Pro has a nice look and feel to it, it’s a beautiful phone with curved edges which makes it fit nicely into the contours of your hands.
The phone has thin bezels and a small notch at the top of the display screen that’s center aligned. Since the notch debuted on the iPhone X in 2017, many smartphone manufacturers have adopted for it.
Located at the back of the phone there are a few solid colors and a shindy gradient, it’s very attractive. The cameras at the back of the phone is aligned vertically instead of horizontally like the other Android phones.
When looking at the phone from the back, the vertical alignment of the cameras makes the phone look like a futuristic iPhone.
Huawei P30 Pro Display Screen:
The P30 Pro comes with a 6.4-inch OLED display screen, the bezels are extremely thin and the display screen is almost edge-to-edge and the edges are curved.
It has a similar look and feel to that of the Samsung Galaxy S10. The display screen is bright with lots of vivid colors and the color reproduction is excellent.
There is HDR support in apps like YouTube and Netflix for providing better dynamic range and boosting colors.
The display screen is okay but it’s not the sharpest display screen by any means. This becomes noticeable when you zoom in on a picture because it looks slightly pixelated.
The display screen is extremely bright which makes it easy to see it when looking at it in direct sunlight. You can manually adjust the brightness depending on the conditions.
Or you can opt for auto-brightness which does a good job automatically adjusting the brightness of the display screen so it’s viewable.
OLED display screens are great because they can offer perfect levels of black. The P30 Pro has an infinite contrast ratio just like the Galaxy S10 and iPhone XS.
The contrast ratio is based on the black and white levels and it measures the distance between the darkest blacks and the brightest whites.
To get an accurate contrast ratio on an AMOLED display screen would be impossible.
This due to the way they render 0.00 level blacks, as a result of this, renderings will always result as infinite, regardless of the max brightness.