When it comes to communication standards, the smartphone has them all: LTE cat. 21, dual-channel Wi-Fi that works in the 802.11b/g/n/ac standard, Bluetooth 5.0, navigation working with numerous location systems – GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, GALILEO and QZSS, as well NFC, which is required from every modern smartphone from the middle or a higher shelf. There is an USB-C socket with the USB 3.1 interface and an infrared sensor. There is a set of sensors complemented by ToF, which works great while taking different measurements (there is an appropriate app).
As I have already mentioned before, P30 Pro does not have a typical speaker – the sound comes from behind the display. And I was slightly worried how this solution would work out in practice. It turns out that I was worried for nothing. The sound is loud and clear. Microphones work great, just like systems for reducing noises – even in a noisy surrounding my interlocutors heard me loud and clear, and the external sounds were ably removed. The smartphone support two SIM cards in the hybrid solution and it provides settings, thanks to which we can configure particular cards. It supports VoLTE and Wi-Fi Calling technologies as well.
Memory and efficiency
The smartphone offers 128GB of internal memory – out of which the user is left with around 115GB. We can use memory cards, however these are not typical microSD drives, but a less popular and a more expensive Nano Memory format. It can use drives of up to 256GB.
The specification does not disappoint. Huawei has equipped P30 Pro with a strong Kirin 980 CPU, supported by Mali-G76 MP10 GPU and 8 GB of RAM. The CPU itself gives way to Snapdragon 855 (this is in fact a unit slightly stronger than Snapdragon 845), but it provides computing power strong enough for any usage. It works well in all multimedia solution, it works without any lags while playing the most demanding games or with numerous apps working in the background. However, when using the smartphone in games, with the highest graphic settings, after several minutes we can notice some lags – such things should never happen in flagships, even those advertised as smartphones for photography.