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NitroWare.net - Huawei P30 Hands-On
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NitroWare.net was given an exclusive hands-on preview of the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro phones before their worldwide unveil in Paris on March 26.This time around, Huawei has outdone itself again with their hardware evolution and technical prowess with attention to in product engineering and silicon design. P30 continues the trend set the past few years with each of the previous P series devices.

Although my first impressions are based on very limited time with the P30 and despite it including some innovative and industry leading features which I will go into detail further in this review, I don’t think the P30 is a slam dunk over its competitors especially the Samsung S10 series but don’t write it off just yet.

Our preview experience was intended to give us some hands on time with the new camera system as well as having a look and feel of the device. We were not able to run any benchmarks or do any in depth analysis or testing of the device due to conditions of the preview and the available time.  Huawei is not fully ‘at fault’ here, it just reality that one of the main uses of a modern smartphone in western society is photos and videos. We are all reliant on our phone camera it so it would be pointless to deny a primary use of a modern smartphone.

Huawei themselves are advertising the phone with the following words “REWRITE THE RULES OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Brighter, wider and closer. See the world from new perspectives. Discover the unseen surprises and turn them into your treasured memories. The HUAWEI P30 is pushing the envelope of smartphone photography.”

 

 

READ ON to see my sample photos taken with the P30 Pro against the P10 Plus and the moto g6+ in a variety of photographic scenarios as well as my thoughts on the new Huawei flagship that many commentators are raving about...

 

Specifications

 

Specifications P30 P30 Pro
DISPLAY SCREEN SIZE 6.1-inch diagonal 6.47-inch diagonal
RESOLUTION 2340 x 1080
TECHNOLOGY OLED Display
PIXELS PER INCH 422 ppi 398 ppi
CAMERA REAR CAMERA Leica Triple Camera:

40 MP HUAWEI SuperSpectrum Sensor (Wide angle, f/1.8)
+ 16 MP Ultra-wide angle (f/2.2)
+ 8 MP Tele lens (3xTelephoto, f/2.4)
Leica Quad Camera:

40 MP SuperSpectrum Sensor (Wide angle,f/1.6)
+ 20 MP Ultra-wide angle (f/2.2)
+ 8 MP Tele lens (f/3.4)
+ HUAWEI Time-of-Flight (TOF) Camera
  FLASH Rear Single LED Rear single LED flash
  ZOOM 3 X Optical  | 5 X Hybrid | 30 X Digital 5X Optical  | 10X Hybrid | 50X Digital
  AI SCENE DETECTION Yes
  FRONT CAMERA 32MP (f/2.0)
SPLASH, DUST & WATER WATER AND DUST RESISTANCE  No IP68 Rated
BATTERY CAPACITY (typical) 3650mAh 4200mAh
  TALK TIME (3G) Up to 24hrs Up to 26hrs
  INTERNET USE Up to 15hrs Up to 19hrs
  VIDEO PLAYBACK Up to 23hrs (using earphones)
  MUSIC PLAYBACK* Up to 160hrs (using earphones) Up to 107hrs (Using Earphone)
  SUPERCHARGE Huawei SuperCharge Huawei 40W SuperCharge™
  CERTIFICATION TÜV Certified Charging
  CHARGE TIME 1.35hr 1.1hrs (Wired Charge using Huawei SuperCharge Charger)
  WIRELESS CHARGE No 15w Quick Wireless Charge
  REVERSE WIRELESS CHARGE No Supported
SECURITY FINGERPRINT Front - In-screen Fingerprint sensor
MEMORY & CPU RAM 6GB 8GB
  ROM 128GB 256GB
  EXPANSION Nano memory (NM) card up to 256GB, sold separately
  PROCESSOR HUAWEI Kirin 980 processor with AI

CPU:  2 x Cortex A76 [2.6GHz]
+ 2 x Cortex A76 [1.92GHz]
+ 4 x Cortex A55 [1.8GHz]-processor

GPU: Mali-G76
  AI PROCESSING Yes. Built-in Dual Neural Network Processing Unit (Dual NPU)
OPERATING SYSTEM OPERATING SYSTEM Android™ 9.0 (Pie)
CONNECTIVITY NFC CAPABILITY Yes
  Wi-Fi BANDS 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (wave2), 2.4G/5G, support Wi-Fi direct 
  BLUETOOTH BT 5.0, BLE, aptX, aptX HD, LDAC HD and HWA Audio are supported.
  USB TYPE-C Type-C, USB 3.1 GEN1
PRODUCTIVITY KNUCKLE GESTURE Yes. Knock screen twice with knuckle to screen or enable scroll capture
  DOCUMENT SCAN Yes
  BUSINESS CARD SCAN Yes
  EASY SCREEN CAPTURE Knuckle Gesture | Video screen recording capable
IN THE BOX EARPHONE 3.5mm Type-C digital headset
  CHARGER Huawei SuperCharger  Huawei SuperCharger 2.0
  CABLE Type-C x 1
  CASE Clear Case x 1
  QUICK START GUIDE x 1
  Warranty card x 1
  SIM EJECT TOOL x 1
  WIDTH 71.36 mm 73.4 mm
DIMENSIONS LENGTH 149.1 mm 158.0 mm
  DEPTH 7.57 mm 8.41 mm
  WEIGHT 165 g 192 g
  WARRANTY 2 Years - Free door-to-door pickup and delivery within Australia
HUAWEI CARE Infra-Red No IR blaster
  Docking Wireless Desktop Mode Wireless Desktop Mode

 

 

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