Huawei’s P range of phones are all about photography and that is what the Huawei P30 is all about. The brand is once again claiming to have produced a flagship that will push your smartphone snapping experience to new heights, with powerful cameras and a huge range of photo effects and features. The phone builds on many of the popular features of the previous flagship the Huawei P20, but offers something extra in many ways.
There’s no point in having a great camera on your phone if you don’t have a high-quality display that justifies the images it takes while viewing it. The Huawei P30 comes with a 6.1-inch OLED Full HD+ screen, with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The display house an onscreen optical fingerprint sensor as seen on many flagship these day.
Inside the Huawei P30 is a 3,650mAh battery which will last you all day long with moderate use and light gaming. Huawei claims that the 40W Supercharge fast charger included in the box helps you to charge your phone from 0% to 70% in only 30 minutes. This is yet to be tested but from past experience I can vouch it to be true.
The phone runs on Kirin 980 platform. A 7 nanometer chip, which is a flagship level chip and helps your devices battery efficiency. The phone runs on EMUI 9.2 on top of Android 9.0 out of the box.
The camera is the might be the main selling point of the phone of the Huawei P30. The phone rocks a triple camera setup on the rear. The front houses a single 32 MP camera for your selfie and face unlock system. The main camera in the phone is 40MP with f/1.6 aperture Super Spectrum camera. Second camera is 20MP f/2.2 ultra-wide. The third camera is 8MP f/2.4 ‘optical periscope’ telephoto camera. The telephoto lens can zoom 5 times to a subject. The phone also has a “time of flight” lens for your depth perception.
The Huawei P30 also brings the “night mode” which is further improved from the already awesome night mode from the Huawei Mate 20 pro. As awesome as the camera is for photography, suffers a bit on the video recording. The phone can only record 4K video in 30 fps only. This is mediocre compared to other flagship phone. Although you can only get 60 fps videography on the lower resolutions.
All in all the Huawei P30 is looking like a great phone. It has great camera setup, a huge battery a flagship level chip and other many more features. However, we will have to wait to see how it compares to other flaghips.