November 27, 2020
Huawei P30 Pro
Huawei has taken the ideas that it introduced with the P20 Pro last year to create it successor, Huawei P30 Pro.
The photography-focused flagship smartphone of the P-series compete with the big guns like the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, as well as iPhones
The premium brand is designed to appeal to mainstream users, from the eye-catching gradient colorways, redesigned camera system, buckets of memory and storage, significantly bigger battery and top-notch specs.
Design and Display
The Huawei P30 pro got a bigger screen and a small notch, but it overall design is similar to what we saw on Mate 20 Pro.
Like the Huawei P30, both sides of the smartphone are wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass and a metal frame.
The rear view still retains it sleek and shimmering gradient colourways with a camera bump which houses a triple camera setup with an additional camera beneath the flash module and the brand name below, indicating it’s an Huawei smartphone.
On the front is a larger screen of 6.47-inch, boast of a Full HD+ OLED curved display, with a teardrop notch cutout taking portion off the screen.
The stylish curved-edge slim flagship smartphone measures 158 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm in dimensions enjoys same resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels as it less premium sibling.
The 192g not too heavy smartphone presents an in-display fingerprint scanner like it predecessor, a face ID unlock, HDR10 support and an IP68 rating (IP68 water and dust resistance).
Like the P30 pro, it comes in Aurora (a more vivid blue), Amber Sunrise (basically orange), Breathing Crystal (pale blue) as well as standard black and pearl white colour options.
To be honest, the P30 Pro is all about the camera. Huawei did not only improve the zoom capabilities, it also upgraded the camera system with it’s Leica branded cameras.
The rear quadruple-camera system, one more than the less premium sibling combines a 40MP wide-angle camera that uses pixel-binning to give 10MP images by default.
Like the P30, it retain the super spectrum filter, which utilizes the RYYB (Red-Yellow-Yellow-Blue) sensor. That’s because Yellow sensors can absorb twice as much light as their Green counterparts, thus more vivid colours and better photos even in low light.
Assisting the main shooter is a 20MP ultra-wide lens, an 8MP telephoto lens and lastly a Time Of Flight (ToF) lens which measures object distance and apply natural-looking blue effect.
The camera packs a “lossless” 10x hybrid zoom which includes a combination of optical and digital zoom. The zoom is completely lossless and phenomenal for capturing tiny details from a distance which would otherwise be unseen.
Upfront, an impressive 32MP selfie camera manages to squeeze through the small-sized notch. And to juice it up, it support the super HDR technology.
Hardware and software
As expected, the flagship runs the latest hardware just like the less premium variant.
Powering this device is an octa-core Kirin 980 assisted by Mali-G76 MP10 GPU for smooth and fast running of the device.
On the software side of this flagship device is the version 9.1, Huawei’ Emotion User Interface (EMUI 9.1) on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system.
Tasks are backed by a 6GB / 8GB RAM on a variety of several in-built storage options which includes, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB. For additional storage, instead of the regular microSD, the company decided to tweak things a little by introducing it proprietary Nano Memory format, just like the Mate 20 Pro.
The 4,200mAh battery cell fuels this smartphone, which is same as that on the P20 pro. All thanks to it efficient battery management system, which makes the battery last more than the P20 pro.
The smartphone also boasts of a 40W fast-wired charging, 15W fast-wireless charging, as well as the reverse wireless charging that was first tried on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
Huawei P30 Pro Price and Availability
The price of the Huawei P30 Pro in Nigeria starts around 282,000 Naira and it’s available in leading online stores in the country.