Packaging and accessories
In the white box, besides the smartphone, we can find simple earphones (in-ear with a remote in the white colour), a USB cable and a charger (5V-2A, 9V-2A). Apart from that we can find a needle for opening the tray for SIM cards – if the manufacturer added a paper manual or other accessories – the reviewed model did not have anything more in the set.
Housing and display
The P30 Lite model is visually similar to Huawei P30 and Huawei P30 Pro, but is more compact and made out of other materials, mainly a combination of glass and plastic. The phone is handy and rather light, and in addition the manufacturer offers it in a few different colours versions – besides the reviewed black version there are blue and white versions as well. The smartphone is well-made and elegant, and it is not that difficult to keep it clean – there is some form of an oleophobic layer, thanks to which it catches way less fingerprints than typical glass panels. It is a pity that the smartphone is not waterproof – but basically not many of its competition can boast with the IP standard in this price shelf.
The display can be considered as an advantage, though it is a pity that the manufacturer used a cheaper IPS panel instead of an AMOLED one. It has a 6.15-inch diagonal and a 2312x1000 pixels resolution, which translates to 415 ppi. We cannot see single pixels with the naked eye. Displayed colours are natural (we can adjust the colours mode and their temperature), and the brightness (both minimum and maximum) are on an appropriate levels, so that we can use it both at night and in a strong light (in a direct sunlight it is more difficult because of reflexes and reflexions on the display).
The camera at the front has 32 megapixels and it will work when taking selfies. It is responsible for the facial recognition function – it works well enough with an appropriate amount of light. It is a nice complement to unlocking the phone with the fingerprint scanner. The camera is placed in a small notch in the shape of a water drop. On the top, relatively narrow bezel, there is a cavity for the receiver and the notifications LED. It is worth adding that the display has a protective foil placed on it from the start.
The back panel is comfortably arced, black and shiny – and at the same time is slick and susceptible to fingerprints. In its left corner there is an oblong, vertically placed module with a triple camera. It strongly stands above the housing, and what is more it has a rather sharp edges. Below cameras we can find a LED flash, and in the more central place of the housing – a round fingerprint scanner. It is placed slightly lower than the rest of the housing, but I had no problems with using it – thanks to the fact that it was nicely designed and our finger rests naturally on the scanner. There is the manufacturer’s logo and a printed camera marking, and a barely noticeable information about the model, manufacturer and certificates.
On the upper edge there is the hole of the microphone used for reducing noises and a tray for two nanoSIM or one SIM and one microSD card. On the right side there are volume control and power/lock buttons, and at the bottom there is a universal jack, USB-C socket, microphone’s hole and the external speaker. The left side is free from any additional elements.