The entire P30 Series were lucky when it was released last year February 2019 luckily, it didn’t get banned from using the Google version of the Android OS which was a big news before the unfortunate great Mate 30 Series got the hit later on by September. But that’s not the point. The Huawei P30 is an awesome smartphone with huge benefits and great design aesthetics that makes it very premium both in looks and sturdy when held in the hand.
The P30 isn’t very popular because of course it’s not a “Pro” which somehow overpowers the normal model. But that doesn’t mean this isn’t a good device. It in fact has it’s own big side and high-level specifications that makes it a truly premium device though in the “Non-Pro” arena.
It’s 6.1-Inch display isn’t curved around the display but also it has a tear-drop notch at the top center of the device just as seen on the Pro version. Not only is it quite a great smartphone in terms of it’s well thought-out design, it’s camera capacity is also not bad as well.
While it was released at the point where the 5G isn’t yet relevant, we hope to see an upgrade just like the Mate 20X 5G. The Huawei P30 has high-end specs such as running the Android 9.0 (Pie), upgradable to Android 10.0; EMUI 10 as well as the powerful HiSilicon Kirin 980 (7 nm) the same powering the previous Mate 20 Pro series released back in 2018. The CPU of this device is Octa-core (2×2.6 GHz Cortex-A76 & 2×1.92 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55) while the GPU is a Mali-G76 MP10. Because it’s obviously a high-premium smartphone.
The Huawei P30 camera setup comes with a main 40 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/1.7″, PDAF, Laser AF then a 8 MP, f/2.4, 80mm (telephoto), 1/4″, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS, 3x optical zoom and also a 16 MP, f/2.2, 17mm (ultrawide), PDAF, Laser AF and it’s capable of recording 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 720p@960fps resolution videos while featuring Leica optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR. Elsewhere, the front-facing selfie camera is just a 32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm that can record a 1080p@30fps video which is great for Vlogging and so forth.
Apart from the camera module setup, the awesome 6.1-Inches OLED display offers amazing display which is obviously great and immersive for whatever is thrown at it. There is either a 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM coupled with either 128GB and 256GB of internal storage depending on the price-point. It also has support for an external Nano SD card made by Huawei.
It has a powerful battery 3650mAh Li-Po which can be boosted with a super-fast charging up to about 22.5W.
The Huawei P30 might not be as successful smartphone unlike the P30 Pro. This model costs as high as $450 USD (NG₦ 163,575 / SAR 6,729).